2012 VW Jetta GLI - 2 step correction and Opti-Coat by Mr. Sparkle Detailing - Long Island NY

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  1. Mr. Sparkle

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    Client contacted me early this year for correction and Opti-Coat on his black 2012 Volkswagen GLI. We discussed the situation, and agreed to a 2 step correction with Opti-Guard protection to finish it off. Despite a few scheduling hurdles, eventually got him in the shop and got it done.

    Car was pretty dirty to start off. Got going on the wheels.

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    After a thorough deep cleaning


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    My small army of brushes for wheel cleaning


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    While doing the wheels I usually address the gas cap area as well. OPC at 3:1 so any overspray is safe on the paint.

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    All cleaned up


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    Then foamed the car down with a mix of CG citrus wash & gloss, dawn, & OPC. Followed by 2 bucket wash CG citrus wash clear


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    Made sure to clean up the tight areas in the grill

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    Car was decontaminated with CarPro Trix and Clay Magic blue.

    Dried everything and taped all the trim to protect during the polishing process

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    Finally a good look at the paint. Not pretty. Swirls, water marks, etching from bird bombs. The usual stuff...

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    Correction done with

    Flex 3401 / griots / pc + megs mf pads + Megs M100
    Flex 3401 / griots / pc + LC tangerine + Menzerna SF4000

    Hood before - inspection under LED lighting - you can see an old bird bomb here

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    Hood after

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    Near the door handle before. Good look at the water spots here

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    Mr. Sparkle doing what he does best #handsonthewheel

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    Roof before. Couple deep water spots easily seen with the fluro lights

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    After - no water marks. Deep reflection of the shop ceiling and duct work

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    Nasty bird bomb stain on the passenger side

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    Taken care of...

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    Trunk Lid Before

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    More swirl free inspection under LED lighting

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    Surface was prepped thoroughly with CarPro Eraser and a fresh tube of Opti-Coat / Opti-Guard was opened

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    Final photos after the coating

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    Where your swirls go to disappear... the Mr. Sparkle garage here in West Babylon NY!


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  2. 911Fanatic

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    Very nice job!
     
  3. cnut

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    Nice job!
     
  4. hamza7

    hamza7 Welcome to Detailing

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    Great job Bryan
     
  5. blongo804

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    Great work!
     
  6. 604_Snooze

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    Nice job, did you like brown royal wheel cleaner?
     
  7. Mr. Sparkle

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    Thanks for the comments guys!




    Been using Brown Royal for a couple years and very happy with it. However, may make the switch to the new meguiars non acid wheel cleaner. Been trying it out and it seems very similar to BR for a little cheaper and easier to find
     
  8. Lopealle

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    Nice work
     

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