Sonax Paint Cleaner vs Oxidation

Discussion in 'Car Detailing Product Discussion' started by JordanL, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. JordanL

    JordanL Virgin Detailer

    So recently I had a client who wanted to have his red Mk 3 GTI cleaned up because it had been sitting for about a year. The interior was a mess etc but it was cleaned up and it looked like it was fresh from the factory. But the exterior was a different story. There was oxidation on the hood, roof, back hatch and on parts of the side. Even some clear coat failure was present. So after pressure washing all the moss and crud from the cracks and crevices on the exterior, the paint was then foamed with dawn and apc. There was no wax present which was no supprise. After all was said and done I had to tackle the paint. I decided to go with some Sonax Paint Cleaner and a Uber Blue Pad on my Griots. I did 4 passes in total, 3 on speed 5 and on the last pass the speed was turned down to 4 with a slower arm speed. The results were spectacular! The gloss was restored and was looking substantially better than before. I didn't snap many pictures so this isn't going to be a write up, this is intended to show what the product can do. A quick note before getting to the pictures. I noticed that the paint residue was substantial after each panel (all the oxidation being transferred) so I highly recommend having multiple pads. Onto the photos... (Please excuse the pictures, I don't own a DSLR etc so these were taken with my 5s)

    Gloss was restored

    50/50. Not perfect but definitely a lot better.

    Looking good!

    A closer look at the 50/50 (Went over the tape in one small spot so please excuse that)

    After completing the rear quarter panel this was the paint residue I was talking about earlier!

    After the entire car was completed I snapped this picture of the hood

    All said and done. Even though Sonax Paint Cleaner contains a wax, I decided to apply Sonax's liquid wax to add more protection.

    Like I said, sorry for the bad pictures, I didn't plan on taking any but after seeing the good results I thought id share it with everyone.


    - Jordan
  2. Chas

    Chas DB Forum Supporter

    Great results!
  3. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    it's a great product.
  4. kyle butler

    kyle butler Birth of a Detailer

    fantastic results! i have to get my hands on some of this stuff
  5. okay65829

    okay65829 Active Member

    Excellent quick review. It's been tough to find too much info on this product from regular people that have used it.
  6. GDAL

    GDAL Super Moderator

    Great quick review on an excellent product. Love the 50/50's
  7. JordanL

    JordanL Virgin Detailer

    Thanks for the feedback everybody!

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