It's been awhile since my last write up in here Wes_R x GTR (82 pics)
but I'm back with a beautiful GT3RS which was actually done back in Dec. Really random but I actually knew the owner and we had gone to school together but he was a few years older then me. Nice to see him doing well and enjoying such a beautiful car!
Anyways again on to the write up hope you guys enjoy seeing the process!
First off the initial walk around
Brought it in to the garage and started cleaning the wheels first
Starting with the inner barrel
Lugnuts and calipers
Moving on to the exhaust, steel wool was used to clean the outside and inside.
Lol, free advertising for Courtney
Engine also got a quick shampoo and dressing
Finally after all the prep now we can start washing the car starting with the rinse
Cars are always washed using the 2 Bucket Method. If you are not familiar with the 2 Bucket Method, in a nutshell it is basically 2 buckets, one water only, the other soap. The water only bucket is where you rinse off the dirt from your mitt before placing it back in the soap water thus eliminating the potential to drag dirt all over your paint and causing swirls.
This is the dirt from a previous car. You definitely don't want to be dragging this all over your paint. Also notice the bucket with the sponge is pretty much clean
Rinsed out and new soap and water
Washing panel by panel starting with the roof
And rinsing off the dirt
Other details taken care of
After rinsing the soap off while the car was still wet I began to clay the paint to remove any embedded dirt in the clearcoat
Finally began to dry it off with a microfibre towel
All rubber trim was masked off
Paint measurements were taken in microns to look for any low spots to be careful of and to see if anything had been repainted that the owner might not have been aware of
Finally the polishing can begin and a medium cutting polish and pad were used to clean up the swirls
Here is a cool artsy fartsy shot of me polishing
After the polishing was done the masking tape was removed
Then alcohol was brought out to wipe down the panels to remove oils left behind by the polish so that the wax could have a clean surface to bond to
Here is a teaser of the shine achieved with no wax on yet
After the wipe down the panels were double checked with a special light that omits the same spectrum light as the sun
Wax applied was Swissvax Concorso
While the wax was curing the tires were dressed with a satin finish. Personally I don't really like the shiny stuff
Starting now with the interior I began vacuuming
Getting in between the seats
Started dusting the cracks and crevices
Pulled out a different brush with longer bristles to reach behind the tach
After the dusting and brushing I can finally wipe down the different surfaces
I really love this shot for some reason
Wiping down the doors
The roll cage
Even the extinguisher lol
A finishing that I love to add to the detail is cleaning the pedals. Lol at the end of the detail and when the customer is taking delivery, they always say that the feel bad to sit in the car afterwards hahaha
Finally I cleaned the windows but doing the back inside windows was the worst! Luckily I have been doing hot yoga lol so I was able to handle the job
And now after all that hard work here are the final pics!
Starting with some sun shots
Finished interior shots
Exterior finished shots
I think this pic is pretty cool too
I love the way the beam of light and flare looks in this pic
15km speed limit
Beautiful reflection shot on the spoiler!
Interesting roof shot
And finally the last artsy fartsy
I hope you guys and gals enjoyed reading through the documentation!