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Old 06-01-2011, 02:06 AM
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Each one of you has given a complete details on this.......
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It's probably a safe assumption that you came here because you care about your vehicles appearance - that's the first step. The second step is learning how to achieve that head turning shine, the deep reflectivity and gloss you see when you look at show cars. You want your vehicle to look better than new, and here is how GTA In Detail makes that happen.

Before we move on please note that this walk-through of some of our services contains advanced detailing processes - it is quite lengthy; if you have a quick question please contact us, or visit our services section, which contains concise information and prices of all the services we offer. Also, this walk-through is intended as both a showcase of the processes and products GTA In Detail will use to revitalize your paint, however it is also intended to act as a "how-to" for owners who are interested in "doing it yourself". Just remember to be careful and use patience before attempting any paint repair.

This section will focus on dissecting a full detail for you from start to finish so you can see exactly what goes into making a vehicle's paint look better than it did when it came off the line. Let's get started.

The first thing we do is evaluate the condition of the paint by washing off the dirt, and removing contaminents. In most cases consumers have mild to moderate swirling and marring that they think is normal. Swirls, scratches, water spots, and oxidation are not normal; this is a myth borne partly out of ignorance, and partly because the car dealers and wash bays who inflict this damage on your cars paint want you to think it's normal. Consumers tend to look right past damaged paint and judge a cars appearance by how "clean" the paint is. The problem with that is that under the dirt the paint is often in poor condition, and in all likelihood, it's only going to get worse.
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Picus I had a quick question, I saw what you suggested for silver/white and I saw what you suggested for the dark colors(black, blue, etc) but I have Diamond Graphite which I'm sure you are aware is the dark gray metallic color on some coupes. Any suggestions what is best for that color? Wax, glaze, sealants? Thank so much for your time on the guide btw, your very passionate about your detialing and I bet your cars show that. Hopefully mine will show it as well
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Man I wish i could do the whole detailing thing. I may try one day. I have to build up some nerve tho lol
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engine bay

I just wanted to know how should i go about cleaning my engine bay ? Its full of dust annd stuff from the body shop and road crap.
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I just wanted to know how should i go about cleaning my engine bay ? Its full of dust annd stuff from the body shop and road crap.
I found this helpful when cleaning my engine bay.
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i keep my car garaged and quik detail it every 2 days or so with microfiber. keeps the car nice and clean everyday.
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I know nothing about detailing but I just bought my first fancy car a 2008 G35 so want to Wax it properly. On reading the info from Picus, he says: First, this post assumes you have a PC; but not that you know how to use it.I always thot a PC was my computer. I looked up a number that I say herein with PC and came up with a Porter Cable Orbital Sander. I figured this probably wasn't the best thing to use to Wax my car but figure a PC is probably some kind of Buffer. Can someone help me on this? My car is Ivory Pearl which I love. It has some interesting shines to it. Is there anything I should know about how to treat this color or do I do the same things that Picus is teaching. Is there a video that goes thru all the steps for a DIYer that would make me an expert? (just kidding about the expert part)
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^ autogeek.net

You'll find out everything to do with polishing and protecting paint. It pretty much goes if you have surface scratches your paint is 5/10 condition. GL! (PC = Porter Cable Orbital Buffer)
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Urban engineer thanks. Would this do the same as the Porter Cable?
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As long as the dual action is like the PC it's probably good. Great price! It's half the cost.
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Im a total noob when it comes to washing cars and always pay to get mine done. I am gonna start doing it on my own. What are the best products to start off with to wash your car? Also some how to videos for beginners would be great!

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