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    Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    This is a repeat customer for whom I have done a Camaro. This is his winter car. I did CQF on the Camaro but this 2014 Focus was to have Americoat. I talked him into doing a double coat so his protection would be on par with the CQF as far as 2 coats (I usually put on a single coat only of Americoat).


    Here it is as it arrived:



















    There were some chips that needed filling:













    This scratch was on the inside of the trunk lid opening. I wet sanded it with a Megs 3k sanding disc and my Megs DA and then used Flex 3401 + wool + M105 + the yellow B/S + Megs 205 to correct it. I forgot to shoot it after the repair. I got it to 90-95% I'd say.




    This car was getting my new car protection package including Americoat, however as I indicated above, this car was to get a double coat of AC. This was actually going to be the first car on which I had put a double coat of AC on. I was looking forward to seeing how differently it felt and looked.



    The wheels and tires were done first.

    The barrels and faces got cleaned with Malco Brake Off. I rinsed that thoroughly and then shot some vinegar on the surfaces to neutralize the alkaline. They were then hand washed with DG 901.
    The tires were cleaned with Zep 505.
    The wells were cleaned with LATA.

    The barrels and the wells were then coated with CarPro Hydro.

    The car was then hand washed with DG 901.
    It was then re-washed with IronX paste.

    The car was brought inside and blown off with the Master Blaster. I love seeing the water just fly away on the surfaces I just treated with Hydro!! (Small things amuse small minds I guess <shrugging>)

    The paint was then given a one step polish using M205 + yellow B/S pad + Flex 3401. I also filled the chips that needed filling. The trim got WETS due to the rain outside precluding me from using DLux.

    The windshield was given a double coat of Fly-By-30.

    The paint, wheels, glass, head and tail lights were then given a double coating of Americoat. It was raining out when I was done so the pics are just taken from inside:











































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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Fantastic job! Looks awesome.

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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    looks great

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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Great work Richy!

    Did you notice any difference to the look / feel by using 2 coats of AC as opposed to 1?
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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Very nice work, as usual!, thanks a lot for sharing.

    Kind Regards.
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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Quote Originally Posted by Sicoupe View Post
    Fantastic job! Looks awesome.
    Thanks very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Moldavite View Post
    looks great
    Thank you kindly.

    Quote Originally Posted by davey g-force View Post
    Great work Richy!

    Did you notice any difference to the look / feel by using 2 coats of AC as opposed to 1?
    Thanks Dave! Yes, I did in fact. Not so much in the look although even with one coat it had a real wet shine look to it but where I really found it was in the feel. AC is quite slick to begin with and the 2nd coat improved an already slick surface. I was impressed. I will try to upsell people on it from now on. I did another one this past weekend that I'll be posting in the new few days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tato View Post
    Very nice work, as usual!, thanks a lot for sharing.

    Kind Regards.
    Thanks very much! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    You did one fine amazing job on that ford canvas, while giving it great protection.

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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Amazing job Rich! The red looks popping!
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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Great work, can't wait to see your next one.

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    Re: Focus Titanium with AC Double Coat

    Tell me more about you paint chip process

    Sounds like you are doing it after polishing

    What is you process for cleaning polish out of the chips prior to filling?

    How long do you wait before applying a coating?

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