Audi TT RS - Swissvax

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by Prism, May 20, 2011.

  1. Prism

    Prism Birth of a Detailer

    Recently i was contact via the forum (and recommendation) to carry out a detail on this Audi TT RS. The owner loves his car, and explain some problem he has had in the past after claying (inflicting marring and struggling to remove). Onto the detail itself:

    How the car looked when i arrived:

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    As the car was not really dirty I opted to use Chemical Guys EcoSmart waterless wash:

    Panel before:
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    Applying the CG EcoSmart:
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    allowing it to work then wipe in one direction with a deep pile MF:
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    At this time i decided to take a quick pic of the swirls:
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    As the weather was very cold and looked as if it was going to rain, I decided to move into the garage to continue....at this stage i decided to steam clean the engine bay:

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    During (not many pics):
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    After:
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    The car was then clayed using Dodo Juice Born Slippy and Dodo Juice Gentle Grey claybar:

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    Dodo Juice Tarmalade was applied to certain areas of tar, not really much on the car and buffed off.

    Then the car was cleaned with the steam cleaner and wiped down to remove any residue from claying and tar removal.

    At this stage took various paint depth readings with both my Posi 200a and my PD8 (pd8 was mostly used as working along):

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    I decided to use Scholls Concept compounds for this detail as had excellent results on a previous Audi with them....So a little example of much cut they have using a test panel:

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    Started by using S17 on a Green CG Hex Pad and this is the result:

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    The lighter swirls were removed but not the deeper swirls or scratches. So moved onto S3 Gold with an orange CG Hex Pad and this was the results:

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    A 50/50 comparisson:

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    a 50/50 on the door:
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    Looking at the door I could see previous work was done (previously determined with paint depth readings, but confirmed finding a tape line):

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    This was after correction:

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    Onto the bonnet:

    Looks well corrected ?
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    Well not really i focussed the camera on the reflection and not the paint, so placingmy finger in the picture you can see the defects:

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    Also the scratches you can see were inflicted my me wiping my finger over the paint.....always seems the be the case with Audi Phantom Black paint :(

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    The bonnet did not need to go as far as using S3 Gold and only used S17, here is a couple of 50/50:

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    The process continued round the rest of the car, limited space meant too difficult to take pictures. Once correction was finished applied Swissvax Crystal Rock:

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    In the engine bay Swissvax Shield was applied and Swissvax Nano Express applied to the plastic trim (engine bay and exterior):

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    The wheels were previous steam cleaned, so now Zaino Z2 was applied, then Swissvax autobahn and Swissvax Pneu applied to the tyres:

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    Couple of finished pics inside the garage inc reflection shots:

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    then taken out the garage to hoover and clean the leather interior with LTT products (no pics of interior, sorry) but took some pics of exterior outside:

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    the owner was very pleased with the outcome.

    Thanks for viewing

    Robert
     
  2. pecka13

    pecka13 Birth of a Detailer

    WOW what a mean looking car, and the blacked out rims really add to that. A very nice detail sir.
    Also, seems like there are no more european detailers using water in their details. Everything is environmentally friendly. Seems like a streamer is everyones best friend now.
    Do you like the change? Is it harder for you guys?
     
  3. astro_ng

    astro_ng Jedi Nuba

    Your finger did that! Great work, what soft paint!
     
  4. Prism

    Prism Birth of a Detailer

    Really ? I have not really seen any or many others move over to waterless/environmentally friendly solutions. I have only taken this approach on board because SEPA (Scottish Enviromental Protection agency) are coming down on a lot of people with heavy fines, so this is my solution around the problem. I think there are some issues around the waterless wash, if not using products in conjunction then will inflict marring and hologramming. For a detailer, thats not ideal, but easily fixed, for a consumer maybe not as easy ! At present I dont think there is any other detailers (well known) using the Chemical guys Ecosmart as they have opted for ONR, but ONR still creates run off and thats the biggest issue within Scotland :(

    Yes my finger(s), which btw is very soft (so im told) (I know this sounds soo wrong! lol) so like Audi paint it is very easy to cause damage to this colour for some reason :(
     
  5. pecka13

    pecka13 Birth of a Detailer

    oops you may be right on that one. I was reading about someone who said that if he just washes a car with water...no chemicals...theres a fine.
    Maybe that was you :)

    It rediculous the amount of restrictions on you.

    As for the soft paint....at least you know you have a long time customer, since his paint gets scratched up every week probably.
     
  6. tommy

    tommy Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    Great job, and nice car (i like it, when a car is dechromed)
     
  7. Prism

    Prism Birth of a Detailer

    That probably was me lol

    Thanks, I like it, I think its suits the car and its performance as its running about 410bhp so its definately a weapon
     
  8. dsms

    dsms DB Forum Supporter

    Great work!

    I have to have one
     
  9. froboy272

    froboy272 Obsessive Detailer

    wow nice work. that car looks so beastly.
     
  10. Auto Concierge

    Auto Concierge DB Pro Supporter

    Excellent workmanship, of course Audi will not bring this car or RS5 to the states(Baffled by this?) "Tightness" is certified on the job and this vehicle.
     
  11. Prism

    Prism Birth of a Detailer

    Thanks all for your kind comments :)
     
  12. Socal Brian

    Socal Brian DB Forum Supporter

    Fantastic car and excellent work! How do you like the Ecosmart product?
     
  13. Prism

    Prism Birth of a Detailer

    Im really getting the hang of using it and think it works well
     
  14. v|nsan|ty

    v|nsan|ty Obsessive Detailer

    The car looks so sharp! Nice work
     
  15. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    Looks so much better the the first gen. Great turnaround the black looks amazing
     

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