Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

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Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Sat May 12, 2012 4:59 pm

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Instead of posting in the Q&A detailing thread all details are going to be posted here.

Today was a Opticoat paint protection on a new STi Spec R which hadn't been washed since purchasing. It needed a thorough decontamination and deep clean before applying the permanent coating. Opticoat is a permanent, hard wearing, ceramic clear coat with superior resistance to scratches, chemical etching (Caused by certain cleaners) and harsh environmental elements (bird droppings, acid rain etc). It also provides a permanent hydrophobic surface characteristics that repels water, dirt and grime so your car stays cleaner for longer.

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Deep clean (Foam to loosen dirt and then two bucket wipe down)

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Wheel and wheel arches cleaned & degreased

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Stage 1 decontamination:

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Stage 2 decontamination:

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Glass treatment (super hydrophobic & repels water)

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Opticoat applied to paint:

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A few more pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/elitefinish
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby libsti » Sat May 12, 2012 6:13 pm

nice work, i need 2 cars done, want to come to sydney for a working holiday?

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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby WheelieBin » Sat May 12, 2012 7:55 pm

hamish_023 wrote:... rebels water...


Rebel water? I knew I disliked Adelaide water compared to Tassie, but... :P

(should hopefully be ready to book mine in in a few weeks, insurance almost finalised :D)
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby Rome_BRZ » Sat May 12, 2012 9:24 pm

libsti wrote:nice work, i need 2 cars done, want to come to sydney for a working holiday?

norm


+1, include me in this 8)
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby xyz » Sun May 13, 2012 10:36 am

I take it you'll be in melbourne soon hamish??
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Sun May 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Norm and Jerome, If I can find a workshop then I would come down to Sydney at the end of the year.

Thanks Ben lol.

xyz wrote:I take it you'll be in melbourne soon hamish??


Yes, I will be done early July :D
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Sun May 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Today was a small job on a TDi golf, enhancement correction with some deep marks and touch ups:

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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby Kekotic » Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm

I'm sorry but how in the hell did you fix that massive blotch of removed paint......

Can't wait for your work on my car :D
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Sun May 13, 2012 6:26 pm

When pre arranged, I get some touch up paint made (No bigger then those ones though). I did 4 touch ups around the entire car.
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby rooby » Sun May 13, 2012 7:17 pm

That touch up looks great.
Be sure to add ACT to your detailing tour of oz :)
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby libsti » Sun May 13, 2012 7:43 pm

[quote="hamish_023"]Norm and Jerome, If I can find a workshop then I would come down to Sydney at the end of the year.


ill volunteer my double garage
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby MY-25-GT » Sun May 13, 2012 11:09 pm

Rome_STI wrote:
libsti wrote:nice work, i need 2 cars done, want to come to sydney for a working holiday?

norm


+1, include me in this 8)



+1 more, id be keen!
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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:59 pm

Opticoat Professional on a Polo GTi:


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Exhaust polished:

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Stage 1 decontamination:

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Stage 2 decontamination:

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Glass treatment:

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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:00 pm

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Re: Elite Finish - Detailing Thread

Postby hamish_023 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:17 pm

http://www.facebook.com/elitefinish

Facebook page is now live
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