Detailer's Domain: Lexus IS250 - Aquartz

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    This car belongs to a regular customer of mine. I would not have posted this again but we did apply Aquartz to the paint and glass. Not much need in terms of paint care just a complete strip down, clay, and 1 step polish with Power Finish.

    What we got with Aquartz was a super slick finish! I love this stuff, now we have to see how long it holds up for.

    What was done -

    - 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
    - Pre Washed with W99
    - Iron Cut
    - Wash down and rinsed
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Clayed
    - Dried
    - Tires dressed
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - 1 Step - Menzerna Power Finish with Uber Green Pad
    - Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
    - Last Step – Aquartz
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
    - Jambs steam cleaned

    Links to products used -

    1Z einszett W99

    Iron Cut
    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    Uber Clay Bar Kit
    Menzerna Power Finish with Uber Green Pad
    Adam's Super VRT
    Optimum Metal Polish
    Adam's Glass Cleaner

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber No Name MF Towels
    Porter Cable 7424XP
    Flex PE14-2-150
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK11
    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Cam Spray Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Uber Firehose Nozzle


    Sonax Wheel Cleaner in action

    We pre soaked the car in einszett W99 to ensure a clean surface

    Iron Cut was next

    Final Rinse

    Drying with the Uber Super Drying Towel


    Insert polishing with Menzerna Power Finish - sorry no pics

    After shots

    Permission for this write up granted by the owner.

  2. Wheelz25

    Wheelz25 Jedi Nuba

    CAr looks awesome phil love the pictures of the rear emblems, everything looks so perfect. PM sent on a question I had about the coatings. Thanks in advance.
  3. hamza7

    hamza7 Welcome to Detailing

    Is power finish less gritty then M205
  4. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    power lock = sealant

    it will not have an abrasives in it.

    power finish = polish

    it will have a little more cut than Meg's M205 but will finish nicely.
  5. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    Another great turnout Phil!

  6. Pats300zx

    Pats300zx Official DB Moderator

    Beautiful work Phil...Aquartz looks awesome..
  7. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    Nice work Phil, do love me some Power Finish. Great product.
  8. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

  9. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    Great work Phil. Does W99 remove old LSP? I am liking 203 more n more I use it. I have heard it fills but I honestly have not noticed
  10. Upper Class Detailing

    Upper Class Detailing DB Pro Supporter

    great job Phil!
  11. Auto Concierge

    Auto Concierge DB Pro Supporter

    "Supercleaness" and superior protection!!.
  12. TechnikSLR

    TechnikSLR Two Bucket System Washer

    all i could say was wow. incredible job phil
  13. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    thanks guys!
  14. bmw5541

    bmw5541 Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    Very nice job Phil.
    How does Power Finish finish down differently then M205?
  15. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    I'm not a big fan of M205. I like how power finish finishes down over M205.
  16. richguy66

    richguy66 DB Forum Supporter

    I wanna try out that drying towel.

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