autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 

» Detailing Classes

New Dates Available for the Autogeek Roadshow!
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Senior Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,109
    Post Thanks / Like

    A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    This customer was a referral and agreed to have Feynlab Ceramic applied to the paint and the wheels removed and coated with Feynlab Wheel & Caliper coating. There were a few nasty chips and one long scrape that needed repairing too.

    Here it is as it arrived:












    First up was the wheels. The barrels were cleaned with Zep Citrus and a Daytona brush along with HD Pink soap. The faces got the same. The wells were cleaned with LATA and the tires with Zep 505. The car was washed with HD Pink soap. It was then brought inside and clayed with Riccardo blue and Prime as lube. Here is the paint ready for correction in its true state:
































    Now onto the wheels. They had been refinished recently so they weren`t very dirty. A quick ONR cleaning followed by DG squeaky clean did the trick on the barrels. They were coated with DLux. The calipers and faces were coated with Feynlab`s Wheel & Caliper coating. The plastic front wells were also coated with DLux. Here`s one in progress:











    The paint was compounded with M100. TLC was not aggressive enough for this car. I had also tried my Amerirocks too and it also was not aggressive enough. In some areas the paint was thin so I didn't want to be very aggressive. This was to be a balancing act between correction and paint integrity. The M100 was used with my 3401 and a 3D black wool pad. That was followed by Reflect + yellow B/S and the last step was M205 + white LC pad.

    For coating, Ceramic was used. I had read about using Ceramic Lite as a removal aid. I tried it and loved it. It gave a much slicker feel than Ceramic alone and I swear the gloss was better too. Even though the cost of materials is higher doing it this way, CL is not an expensive product and for me, the benefits far outweighed the cost of using it. This will be my method from now on. The headlights and tail lights were also polished and coated as were the exhaust tips.


    Here she is with some inside shots and out:















































    Thanks kindly for looking. This took 21 hours and change.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Marc08EX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,108
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Great work Richy! It came our nice.

    The flakes on the paint are crazy!
    2011 SEMA Meguiar's Car Crazy Showcase Team
    2016 Competition Ready Barn Find Porsche Team

  3. #3
    Senior Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,109
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    Great work Richy! It came our nice.

    The flakes on the paint are crazy!
    Thanks! It's a stunning colour. I actually did an identical one about a month ago.

  4. #4
    Senior Member BSoares's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Exton, PA
    Posts
    899
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Looks brand new. Nice job!

  5. #5
    Senior Member LEDetailing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,615
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    Great work Richy! It came our nice.

    The flakes on the paint are crazy!

    Love that paint too, especially now that it's perfect.

    Awesome work!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Sizzle Chest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    3,569
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Great work as usual Richy! Looks awesome!
    Scott Harle
    Autodermatology
    www.autodermatology.com

  7. #7
    Senior Member VISITOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    8,665
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    nice job richy, hope all is well...

  8. #8
    Senior Member BudgetPlan1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    1,372
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Removal aid? How does that work?

    Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Senior Member lane5515's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Wow, impressive! That is fine work right there.

  10. #10
    Senior Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,109
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Feyn-tastic G37Xs

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    Looks brand new. Nice job!
    Thanks very much! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Love that paint too, especially now that it's perfect.

    Awesome work!
    Thanks very much! It's a gorgeous colour!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Great work as usual Richy! Looks awesome!
    Thanks kindly Scott!

    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    nice job richy, hope all is well...
    Thank you! And, yes, life is good.

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Removal aid? How does that work?

    Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
    Once the Ceramic is set up and ready to remove, you put some Ceramic Lite on a microfiber sponge (Ceramic comes with one) and then apply it directly into the Ceramic. Work a 2' by 2' area and then immediately remove. That's it.

    Quote Originally Posted by lane5515 View Post
    Wow, impressive! That is fine work right there.
    Thanks kindly Sir!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 2012 Plum Infiniti G37Xs
    By richy in forum Show N' Shine
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-22-2017, 11:19 PM
  2. Saved: 2011 Infiniti G37xs
    By Eric@CherryOnTop in forum Show N' Shine
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-06-2015, 03:08 PM
  3. New Infiniti g37xS with DISO and need help deciding what to use here!
    By Marc Hufnagel in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM
  4. My attempt towards making my 2011 G37xS shine!
    By Marc Hufnagel in forum Show N' Shine
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-25-2012, 10:48 PM
  5. 2008 Jetta: Teen-tastic interior and all!
    By jmp09fg2 in forum Show N' Shine
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-23-2010, 07:37 PM

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» July 2019

S M T W T F S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 123