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    Will you be taking a rotary to it or working w/ the G100?
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    Originally posted by magnus
    I'm sure you will be doing this any ways, but could you document every stinking detail -- of the detail!

    I am itching to see the process of every section of the detail. Process of evaluation for the not only the exterior, but any interior problems, attacking the engine compartment, and what you will do with the wheels.

    Could you also please provide vehicle specs.? Year, miles, condition of interior & engine compartment, expected problem areas (beyond those described for the exterior).

    Can't wait to see the results and learn some new information! Just wish I could be there to help, and learn hands-on.
    We'll do our best. The engine compartment detailing process will be a write-up for the new forum,

    Engine Compartment Detailing

    Good suggestions magnus!

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    Originally posted by HotRodGuy
    Will you be taking a rotary to it or working w/ the G100?
    Hi HotRodGuy,

    The first thing we're going to do is to use our two hands to restore the finish using hand-applied consumer products right off the shelf. The purpose of this is show the majority of enthusiasts in the world how to use the things they already own, (their hands), to get W0W! results.

    After washing the car, we will follow exactly what Meguiar's has been teaching for decades about proper procedures. We will follow Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle

    Step 1 Wash
    Step 2 Clean
    Step 3 Polish
    Step 4 Protect
    Step 5 Maintain

    After the washing step we will evaluate the finish first with the palm of our clean hands to inspect for above surface defects and second, visually for below surface defects, this will help us to determine the necessary products to remove the defects.

    After the cleaning or surface prep procedures, we will then polish with Deep Crystal Polish and then apply NXT Tech Wax and document our results.

    After that, if there are still more serious defects in the finish that require a machine applied product from Meguiar's Professional Line, then we go after those defects using Meguiar's philosophy of,

    Always use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

    This means we will attempt to remove the defects using the G-100 Polisher. If we find out that we still need to get a more aggressive, then we will substitute the rotary buffer.

    Our only limitations are time as I have to leave for the airport at approximately 6:30pm

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    Hey Mike

    Wish I could be there, but gotta do that work thing.

    Anyhow, I am really looking forward to seeing the new detailer line of products in action. I have been looking at them trying to decide which ones I might need. This test you are doing should be perfect for showing off the new detailer line products.

    -Bob

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    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
    Our only limitations are time as I have to leave for the airport at approximately 6:30pm
    Mike
    Better allow plenty of travel time Mike, it might take three or four minutes to get there

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    do you have to be an experienced detailer?

    Mike,

    Noob Question: Do you want experienced detailers to help on these projects, or is ok if a noob like me comes down to help?

    I wish i saw this thread a little earlier, i would have loved to come down to irvine to try my hand at doing an "extreme makeover". Alas, work has me scheduled for tommorrow....

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    Re: do you have to be an experienced detailer?

    Originally posted by RCBuddha
    Mike,

    Noob Question: Do you want experienced detailers to help on these projects, or is ok if a noob like me comes down to help?

    I wish i saw this thread a little earlier, i would have loved to come down to irvine to try my hand at doing an "extreme makeover". Alas, work has me scheduled for tommorrow....

    Craig
    Hi Craig,

    These extreme makeovers are "Open Invitation", that means we welcome people of all skill levels and experience.

    I try to give more advanced warning beforehand, for this I apologize.

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    Have fun today guys! I wish I could be there. If there any open invitation extreme makeover around the 15th of december because i'll be going to california then.
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    This will bring more truth to The Process over The Products.

    I'm excited to see the results
    Sean Busch

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    Here's a few pictures as we transform this beast into beauty!

    Side by Side - Before & After - All done by hand


    Engine Before


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