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Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:05 AM
G35Driver.com at Meguiar's!

Meguiar's is proud to host a detailing clinic for the members of G35Driver.com (http://g35driver.com/home/)

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Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 10:30 AM
After the Power Point Presentation and Questions & Answers portion that follows, it was time to do a Walk-By and evaluate the condition of the finish and discuss the owners car care maintenance program for each of the cars brought by members of G35Driver.com

After looking at everyone's cars, we chose Vick's black Infiniti G35 because of the horrendous buffer swirls in the finish and Ed's Skyline because of the cobweb swirls and overall dull and hazy appearance.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 10:40 AM
Here's Vick's G35

In the below pictures you can see buffer swirls instilled by the improper use of a rotary buffer that are also referred to as holograms.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2VicsG35withBufferSwirl.jpg

Here's a close-up of the area the sun was highlighting, (although the swirls were everywhere in the finsih)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8558.JPG

And here's an original section I cropped out of the original photo. This below photo has not been resized or re-touched in any way.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8558UC.jpg


The number one consumer complaint about automotive finishes is Swirls. Nothing distracts from the beauty of a clear coat finish like unsightly swirls. Because the type of swirls instilled by a rotary buffer often require a machine applied professional product to remove, we're going to use Vick's car to demonstrate how to use the G-100 and a few products from Meguiar's Professional Line.

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 10:57 AM
Here's Ed's Skyline

In the shade, the finish on this Skyline looked pretty good...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ZainoedSkyline.jpg

After the sun poked it's head out and we moved the car in front of the Training Garage, we could all get a better look at the true condition of the finish on Ed's Skyline...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_2CU.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_3CU.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_4.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_4CU.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_5.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EdsZainodG35_5CU.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 02:11 PM
After wiping the cars down with Meguiar's' Quik Detailer to remove light dust and contaminants, we felt the paint to inspect for bonded contaminants and while neither car was too bad, they both had some light accumulation of bonded contaminants so we proceeded to clay their finishes using Meguiar's Quik Clay System (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=g-11).

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying3.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 02:15 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying4.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying5.jpg

While the finish felt fairly smooth, we decided to clay anyways and here's an example of what we pulled off of one half of the hood.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35DirtyClay-med.jpg

Your car's finish will never be as clear and glossy as possible as long as these kind of contaminants are bonded to the finish.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 02:53 PM
As I taped-off the hood on Ed's Skyline, Ed and friend discuss two areas that appear to have been etched by something, possibly a bird dropping.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35discussingetching.jpg

After taping off one half of the hood, we applied three well worked-in applications of ScratchX, followed by one application of Deep Crystal Polish, and then one application of NXT Tech Wax.

For a brand new pad, apply a dollop of Tech Wax about the size of a quarter to the face of the applicator pad.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35ApplyingTechWaxtoPad.jpg

Then spread the wax out over the finish and work it in gently leaving behind a thin film.

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35ApplyingTechWaxtoHood.jpg

After applying a thin coat of the Tech Wax we let it dry for approximately 15 minutes and then asked G35Driver member Lisa to remove.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35LisaRemovingTechWax1.jpg

When asked if the Tech wax was hard to remove, or easy to remove she said, it wiped of very easy.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35LisaRemovingTechWax2.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:05 PM
After wiping the Tech Wax off, the owner backed his car out into the sun so everyone could see the results of what can be accomplished by hand,


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35InspectingResuts1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35InspectingResuts2.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:17 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutlls3.jpg

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This was what we accomplished with our hands, next we'll pull the car back in and go over the same area with the G-100 and see what we can do by machine.

Next up...

While Ed and his friends work with the G-100 on Ed's Skyline, we polished out one half of Vick's G35 and have been letting the wax dry... next we'll take a look at his process and the results...

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:33 PM
After seeing what could be accomplished using ScratchX, Deep Crystal Polish and NXT Tech Wax by hand, Ed tried his hand at machine polishing using Meguiar's G-100 (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-100) with some Speed Glaze (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=M-80) on a W-8006 foam polishing pad (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=W-80) on the 4.5 setting.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdApplyingSpeedGlaze.jpg

After polishing one half of the hood with the Speed Glaze, Ed then applied a thin coat of Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax using a W-9006 foam finishing pad and allowed it to dry for approximately 15 minutes.

After the Tech Wax had dried, he then removed the it using the G-100 set on the 5.0 setting with a Meguiar's microfiber Ultimate Bonnet (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=m-99), which was placed over a clean, dry W-8006 foam polishing pad.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdRemovingwithUB.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:37 PM
Here are the results as taken with my Sony 2.1 megapixel camera,

Before side
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_2.jpg

After side
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_1.jpg

Right on the demarcation line
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_4.jpg

Close-up
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_5.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:45 PM
Here is the same hood captured by the 6.2 mega-pixel Cannon Digital Rebel,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_1C.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_2C.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35EdsResutllsG100_3C.jpg

Mike

Lt1Corvette
Oct 8th, 2004, 02:04 PM
Going to hijack this thread for a moment. I have a question for any of you Nissan people or people who are knowledgeable in Asian imports. Is this some kind of new skyline? I have seen a few in the past and they look nothing like this
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ZainoedSkyline.jpg
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying2.jpg
Also in this picture above, Skyline appears to be written on the back trunk. Is this a new model or is it just a badged G35?

TROJAN4EVR
Oct 8th, 2004, 04:10 PM
re-badged '03 or '03.5 model G35 sedan.

Mike Phillips
Oct 8th, 2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by TROJAN4EVR
re-badged '03 or '03.5 model G35 sedan.

Hi TROJAN4EVR,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome

Note to all: I'll try to finish uploading the before and after pictures of Vic'x G35 next week... ran out of time this week...

Mike

prodi_g
Oct 9th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Hi Mike,

My car is still looking good. I am planning on buying the dual action polisher soon to achieve the same results we had at Meguiar's. I will never use another brand again.

I was at a Kragen store today and I noticed a gentleman looking to purchse some wax for his new car. I started talking to him and told him about your new NXT Tech Wax. I guess I sounded rather convincing because he put down the other brand of wax he was holding and picked up the Meguiar's Tech Wax. That's the least I could in return for the awesome Detail Day you hosted for G35Driver.

Can't wait to see my cars pics. Thanks again.

Marc08EX
Oct 11th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Lt1Corvette
Going to hijack this thread for a moment. I have a question for any of you Nissan people or people who are knowledgeable in Asian imports. Is this some kind of new skyline? I have seen a few in the past and they look nothing like this
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ZainoedSkyline.jpg
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying2.jpg
Also in this picture above, Skyline appears to be written on the back trunk. Is this a new model or is it just a badged G35?

Lt1Corvette,

The G35 is named Skyline in Japan. :)

g35lin
Oct 13th, 2004, 12:02 AM
MIke....i forgot to buy the bucket thing that keeps the dirt to the bottom of the bucket... SHOOT!!! ALso i really like that product that we use for the exhaust tips. My exhaust tip was so shiny for like 1.5 weeks. IT was amazing. WHere can i pick up those two items?? From you??? :P THanks for the details Mike. I will use that on friday!! REMOVING the REST OF MY SWIRLS!!!!

I am gonna cast a spell called SWIRLS BE GONE!!!!!!!!!

I got my MEguiar's PACKAGE/GOODIES today!! Excited to use it on friday!! GOt anymore tips mike before i start my process???

Ed

Fr0zen
Oct 30th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying4.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35Claying5.jpg

While the finish felt fairly smooth, we decided to clay anyways and here's an example of what we pulled off of one half of the hood.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2G35DirtyClay-med.jpg

Your car's finish will never be as clear and glossy as possible as long as these kind of contaminants are bonded to the finish.

Mike

Mike what kind of clay is being used in that picture. Id love to get some of it. Love seeing how much dirt you actually removed when its white.

Thanks, Awsome job on the G35's

Lt1Corvette
Oct 30th, 2004, 04:43 PM
The clay is the consumer clay. The professional line are blue and red. This clay can be purchased in the quick clay detailing system.
http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g11.gif

G2FAST
Oct 4th, 2006, 08:19 PM
wooohooo, cant wait till our day, nice pictures peeps.:db:

swatson
Oct 4th, 2006, 09:01 PM
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