Detailer's Domain: 2010 Audi S4 - thorough clean up - all in the prep

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Detailer's Domain: 2010 Audi S4 - thorough clean up - all in the prep

    Customer has not cleaned his daily driven S4 in months due to home renovations, work, and a new baby. Its unfortunate but sometimes life gets in the way.

    Subject: 2010 Audi S4
    Requirements: a deep cleaning of sorts concentrating on the interior.

    Exterior

    - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
    - Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
    - Wheel wells were cleaned up
    - Washed with Adam's Car Wash
    - Decon with Auto Finesse lron Out
    - Wash down and rinsed
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Nano Scrub AutoScrub
    - Dried
    - Tires dressed
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - Compound - Adam's Paint Correcting Polish
    - Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
    - Last step - Sonax Polymer Net Shield
    - Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
    - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

    Interior:
    - Complete interior steam cleaned
    - Complete interior vac
    - Vinyl/Plastics cleaned up
    - Leather cleaned and condition

    Engine
    - Clean
    - Dress

    Links to products used -

    Adam's Car Wash
    Auto Finesse Iron Out
    Stoner's Tarminator
    Auto Finesse Oblitarate
    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    NanoSkin AutoScrub System
    Adam's Paint Correcting Polish
    Sonax Perfect Finish
    Sonax Polymer Net Shield
    Adam's Super VRT
    Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
    Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

    Interior
    1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner
    1Z einszett Cockpit
    Leather Master Rapid S
    Leather Master Protectioin Cream on the Leather
    Wolf's Textile Sealant on the alcantara

    Engine
    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Adam's In and Out Spray

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber No Name MF Towels
    Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes LHR75
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Adam's Orange Pad
    Meg's MF Cutting Pad
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK35
    Brinkmann
    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Uber Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Adam's Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster

    Interior
    Before
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    Mats before
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    Adam's APC using to clean up the weather mats
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    Mats After
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    Before
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    After
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    Before storage compartment
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    After storage compartment
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    During
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    Before pedals
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    Cleaned up with 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner and a brush
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    After pedals
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    Interior After
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    Exterior -
    Prep - Wheels/Tires/Tar Removal/Decon/Clay

    Before Door Jambs and Sills
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    Adam's APC on all the jambs
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    Loosening up built up dirt and grime with a brush
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    Adam's Quick Sealant was used to protect the jambs
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    After Door Sills
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    While cleaning up the rear trunk sills we found a ton of dirt and grime.
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    We decided to go in deeper and pull the taillights out
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    After we cleaned behind the taillights and trunk sills we protected once again using Adam's Quick Sealant
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    After
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    Wheels and tires
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    Wheel wells
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    Gas door
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    Exhaust tips
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    Auto Finesse Oblitarate used to remove the bug and tar
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    Auto Finesse Iron Out used to decon the paint
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    This was the 2nd round
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    Rinse
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    Foaming
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    Final Wash
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    Rinse
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    Metro Sidekick used to dry the tight areas
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    Engine
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    During
    A generous amount of APC on the engine bay
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    As well as on the underside of the hood.
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    Ez-detail brush was used to agitate and hit the hard to reach areas
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    More brushing under the hood
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    A good rinse
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    After the motor was dried we used Adam's In and Out Spray to dress it up
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    Engine After
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    Even more deep cleaning - front grills were removed
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    APC and brushing
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    Rinse
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    Before shots of paint
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    Correction
    B pillars a common issues on Audis
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    Not the best shot but 80-90% fixed
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    50/50 shots
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    Working into the night
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    Finishing touches
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    Exhaust tips after
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    After
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    I hope you enjoyed this one.
     
  2. Chas

    Chas DB Forum Supporter

    Looks great Phil, loved the write up. Seems like the new Adam's polishes are killin' it.
     
  3. stingray23

    stingray23 Jedi Nuba

    Nice, thorough, job, Phil.
     
  4. kaiten408

    kaiten408 Jedi Nuba

    Great turnaround and write up, I always enjoy looking through your pictures. I like your use of the Quick Sealant on the tight spots, I'll need to look into something like that, usually I just go for a QD/Spray Wax for those areas but that aerosol can seems like a much easier option.
     
  5. Tegeler

    Tegeler Two Bucket System Washer

    nice work! Double fisting the in&out spray like a champ lol
     
  6. ACE2790

    ACE2790 Jedi Nuba

    Great work, I need to pick up some of that Quick Sealant stuff!
     
  7. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    Its almost hard to directly look at that car in the pictures, it is just so bright white! Lookin good sir.
     
  8. JSF721

    JSF721 Jedi Nuba

    Phil,

    Super clean up and documentation. What did you use on the Tips? Product and tools please. They can out great. I have the net shield already, can you tell me if the quick sealant is similar or is there a decernable difference that would make me add the Adams product to the mix? PS, if your answer is yes I am going to need another cabinet-LOL.

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  9. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    I believe we used the Adam's Metal 1 and Metal 2 with steel wool.

    As for the Sonax and the Adam's, we had some around and we've been using it in the jambs etc. You can also use the Sonax with no issues in those areas.

    Phil
     
  10. kyle butler

    kyle butler Birth of a Detailer

    Thorough doesnt even begin to describe that detail, that was obsessive! very awesome work. I think i have some Adams products to add to my arsenal now.
     
  11. TimAD

    TimAD Jedi Nuba

    Nice work Phil, how many S4's is this now? 50??
     
  12. Mike Lambert

    Mike Lambert Birth of a Detailer

    Very nice Phil!
     
  13. InsanePaint

    InsanePaint Pro Detailer

    Glad to see a few more Adam's products gettin' into the rotation! :) Quick sealant is AMAZING on the wheels also! Stellar work Phil, always enjoy your writeups!
     
  14. maxepr1

    maxepr1 Jedi Nuba

    Nice work guy's! Always crisp clean work coming out of the Domain! Attention to details is always had! Nice documentation Phil!
     
  15. cnut

    cnut DB Forum Supporter

    Nice work!
     
  16. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    thanks guys!
     
  17. Vinbags44

    Vinbags44 Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    Awesome as always Phil. Your write-ups have made my jobs a lot easier.
     
  18. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    Another outstanding job Phil !!!
     
  19. Lopealle

    Lopealle Jedi Nuba

    Nice work
     
  20. supercharged

    supercharged DB Forum Supporter

    Stunning work on a stunning car!
     

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