Detailer's Domain: Mercedes CLK - Removing baked on wax

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    The owner of this CLK came from MBWorld. The customer was rushed and did not have time to remove all the wax off the car, unfortunately it was left alone for months due to the Dr's schedule and other personal matters. Take a look at the transformation.

    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
    - Menzerna SF4000
    - Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
    - Last Step – 1Z einszett Glanz
    - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed

    Engine -
    - Cleaned
    - Dressed

    Interior -
    - Vac
    - Wipe down and protect dash
    - Leather cleaned and conditioned
    - Glass cleaned

    Before Interior

    Deep cleaning


    Before Exterior (caked on wax left on for over 4 months)

    Before engine



    Sonax Full Effect/APC on wheels/tires


    Iron Cut

    Sorry no pic of the polishing. The car was in pretty good shape, most of the work came from removing on all the baked on wax and light swirls.


    Products used

    Links to products used -

    Adam's Car Wash
    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    Uber Clay Bar Kit
    Menzerna Super Finish
    1Z einszett Glanz Wax
    1Z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care
    Optimum Metal Polish

    Uber Glass Cleaner Kit

    Leather Master Plus Kit
    1Z einszett Cockpit

    Engine Detail Kit

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber No Name MF Towels
    Porter Cable 7424XP
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK35
    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Cam Spray Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Uber Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster
  2. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    Hard to believe that wax could be left on that long, nice job turning it around Phil.

  3. maxepr1

    maxepr1 Jedi Nuba

    Looks good Phil!!
  4. kyle butler

    kyle butler Birth of a Detailer

    this. I could see some dried-caked on wax in nooks and crannies but wow. I dont understand how this could happen... Great job on the car btw, im very impressed with the interior.
  5. Pats300zx

    Pats300zx Official DB Moderator

    Nice save Phil !!!
  6. brandon defeo

    brandon defeo DB Forum Supporter

    guess he was letting it cure?
  7. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    Another great save Phil !!!
  8. teak

    teak Birth of a Detailer

    Nice work on inside and out. Talk about a durable wax.
  9. nyrep1

    nyrep1 Obsessive Detailer

    seats came out did you get the Lm to foam up that much?
  10. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

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