Detailing Honda Integra DC5 Detail by wanner69

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by wanner69, Tuesday 1st Jul, 2014.

  1. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Hi all, was asked by a fellow civinfo member if i could do something with his DC5 as it was swirl city and in need of some TLC to bring his car back to its glory.
    1, Karcher washer and Autobrite HD lance with Magifoam
    2, Two Bucket method wash with grit guards using G3 detox shampoo and carpro merino wool mitt.
    3, Car rinsed, Autosmart tardis applied, wiped, rinsed, ironx applied and to wheels also, rinsed but left wet ready for claying, G3 clay mitt used with soapy G3 shampoo as lube.
    4, Car washed and rinsed again then dried with wooly mammoth drying towel.
    5, All door shuts etc cleaned using APC diluted. Tyres degreased and APC used.
    6, All rubbers, plastics etc taped up with 3M 3030 tape to prevent polish residue.
    7, Paint readings taken with PD8
    8, Polished with Flex3401 and also used Meguiars G220V. Polish used was Scholl S17 with Flexipads white polishing pads.
    9, IPA wipedown to remove any polishing oils.
    10. Wheels sealed with Optimum Optiseal.
    11, Artdeshine Obsidian wax applied by hand and buffed with plush microfibres.
    12, Plastics etc dressed with Autofinesse Revive and microfibre towel.
    13, Tyres dressed with Meguiars hot tyre shine.
    14, Glass cleaned using Fleetfield glass cleaner.
    Probably missed things off but onto some pics, some general swirling pics but quote hard to capture in dull light under the gazebo, had to work under this to keep the body panels cool as its nearly impossible to polish when the panels become warm/hot.
    Arrival
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    No protection whatsoever
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    Needed a good claying, panels had plenty of surface contamination on them
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    Some defects
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    Clearer now
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    Nice orange peel
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    Some finished pics
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    Well thats it folks, total time spent on exterior only was 11 hours, 2 hours prep and finishing and 9 hours polishing alone.
    Hope you enjoyed it, i certainly did:Wink:
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Amazing what can be achieved when you have the skill and knowledge.
    A great job there @wanner69 !

    :GoodJob:
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  4. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Thanks guys, why are the pics small though, on civinfo etc they are much bigger
     
  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    When you added them to the post, did you click 'Thumbnail' or 'Full Image' ?
     
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  6. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    I just copied and pasted from my thread on civinfo, they are full size, no worries
     
  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    The techie guys maybe able to give you a better explanation.
    I normally upload the pictures from my PC. :Unknown:
     
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  8. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Yes i uploaded from photobucket, ah well lol
     
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    When you attach them you have the option to insert as thumbnail (this is the default) or insert as full.

    I've switched them to full by changing the BBCode (press right most icon) from ATTACH] to ATTACH=full]
     
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  10. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Another superb detail Wayne.
    Looks almost as good as mine (just kidding)
    Super job
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Only 11 hours...:Aghast:

    Looks fantastic, the results after using the (Megs?) electric polisher are awesome - there didn't look to be that many swirls to start with, but afterwards it just looks perfect!

    Very, very, impressive :GoodJob:
     
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  13. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Lovely car too, BTW :Smile:
     
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  14. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Thanks buddy, there were plenty of swirls on it but didnt spend time taking pics of them tbh or any 50/50 correction shots as i just needed to crack on with it.
    Most of the work was done with the flex, i only used the meguiars DA with a smaller pad for bumpers etc.
     
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  16. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    You missed a bit :Tongue:


    *someone had to say it
     
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  17. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Lol cheers Pete
     
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  18. Davebabs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Great Job
     
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  19. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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  20. Nighthawk Guest

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    I absolutely adore those DC5's - I think I have won the battle with the boss of my household and might be able to get one as an early midlife crisis car when we move...
     
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