Weekender Carbon Fiber Engine Cover Detailer

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by S4 John, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. S4 John

    S4 John New Member

    Hey guys,

    I just finished detailing my oem RS4 engine covers. It took a lot longer than I expected. Total time was about 5 hours. I don't know if the gel coat is just very thick or I wasn't getting enough cutting power with the drill. Although I was able to get some pretty awesome results, I wish I had a Rupes Ibrid Nano. I am sure with the random orbital/throw and additional power could have gotten the job done faster. However, I don't detail professionally and I don't really need it. Someday I will get one.

    Also huge shout out to Kevin Brown. He's a detailing legend and helped me set up this make shift 1" rotary polisher. He even cannibalized one of his own backing plates to make the adapter for the drill.

    1" Mirka backing plate from buffdaddy.com
    1" Microfiber cutting disc
    1" Foam cutting disc
    1" Foam finishing disc
    Dewalt cordless drill

    Meguiars M105
    Meguiars M205
    Ammo Reflex Coating

  2. Sizzle Chest

    Sizzle Chest New Member

    Very nice!!!
  3. AndyThomason

    AndyThomason Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    Looks awesome. I love those cars! My dad had one for years. Any pics of the exterior?
  4. S4 John

    S4 John New Member

    This is my third. I am addicted.

    Couple iPhone pictures:
  5. AndyThomason

    AndyThomason Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    And it's a wagon! I mean, Avant! And nagaro blue! My dad's had the AWE Stage 3+ kit on it. It was fast.
  6. S4 John

    S4 John New Member

    It is truly my dream B5 S4. I am continually trying to make it cleaner. It will be tough to be as clean as Phil's though haha. He basically restored the whole thing.
  7. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    B5's I love it.

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