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Audi90Quattro
11-13-2007, 02:24 AM
Got the Audi washed and sealed for the upcoming winter. Full 3 step polish and used Duragloss 111 CCP as my sealant. Only one coat on it so far, hopefully will get a few more coats on it along with some better pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/audi90quattro/PICT0170.jpg
Not the best but it was getting ready to rain so not much time for pics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/audi90quattro/PICT0168.jpg
Other side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/audi90quattro/PICT0163.jpg
Reflection Shot of the PC7424 I've been using to apply the sealant.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/audi90quattro/PICT0169.jpg
Another reflection
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/audi90quattro/PICT0167.jpg
And the money shot!!!!


Lemme know what you think, I know its not a Celica but were all one big family right?

Slider
11-13-2007, 03:33 AM
Nice job :bigthumbu Now we need some sunlight shots.

vms4evr
11-13-2007, 05:19 AM
Nice work on the Audi. I've been using Duragloss on the Vette and my wife's car for a couple of years now. Simple to use, makes a nice shine, and is not expensive. Doesn't make the shine that Zaino does but the price is right. You might want to try Rejex for your final coat next time. It's a polymer like Duragloss but lasts longer.

Slider
11-13-2007, 05:52 AM
Have you guys tried Optimum Opti-Seal? I've heard nothing but good stuff about the durability off this stuff from reading the detailing forums http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-opti-seal.html It can be used along with a nice carnauba wax if you want that deep shine also. Also people seem to like their polishes: http://www.optimumcarcare.com/optimumpolish.html

I have no rotary buffer or a random orbital so I can't really experiment with this stuff. I already have too many waxes and polishes. It would be nice if I had a car that was worth doing it on. When I retire the Celica I'm definitely shelling out the cash for a nice random orbital and more detailing supplies.

Audi90Quattro
11-13-2007, 02:33 PM
Never tried Optimum's Optiseal but I do use their Hyper Compound and Optimum Polish quite frequently. They're great for beginners because of the long working time and they can finish down LSP ready on some hard clear coats. I also want to pick up some of the waterless wash formula for winter washing in the garage.

With just the few details I've done for other clients, I've already made back most of the money spent on the PC and my rotary. Now if I could just stop buying so many damn waxes and sealants.

Sun's out today So I will def get some full sun shots.

bzdweezy
11-13-2007, 10:16 PM
can you only apply sealants with an orbital? or can it be applied by hand as well

Audi90Quattro
11-13-2007, 10:20 PM
No by hand with a foam pad works as well. Some sealants however are very finicky that you put down the thinnest coat possible. Klasse Sealant Glaze comes to mind as its a bear to remove if put on too thick.

Hookecho
11-13-2007, 10:36 PM
that's quite a shine you have on there. looks good.

tuner4life
11-14-2007, 02:20 PM
hey man, was that audi for sale about 6 months ago?? I was looking at one exactly like that in about your location 6 months ago, but decided to get the celica instead..

bzdweezy
11-14-2007, 10:55 PM
No by hand with a foam pad works as well. Some sealants however are very finicky that you put down the thinnest coat possible. Klasse Sealant Glaze comes to mind as its a bear to remove if put on too thick.


what would you recommend for hand application? and do you get the same result as your sweet "mirror" finish

Audi90Quattro
11-15-2007, 01:47 AM
hey man, was that audi for sale about 6 months ago?? I was looking at one exactly like that in about your location 6 months ago, but decided to get the celica instead..

No that wasn't mine. A couple of times I've thought about selling it, but I can't find any other car I enjoy as much as mine.

Audi90Quattro
11-15-2007, 01:55 AM
what would you recommend for hand application? and do you get the same result as your sweet "mirror" finish

It all depends on what look your going for. I'm personally not a huge fan of sealants as they lack the depth that a carnuba based wax can give, but durability wise they can't be beat. Since you are in TX and dont really need to worry about road salt you can get away with a few layers of carnuba. I really like s100 although its marketed as a motorcycle wax. Same stuff as the car version(p21s concours) but about $20 cheaper. Putting it on the paint is like spreading butter, and there is hardly any residue to wipe off plus it wont stain black trim pieces.

If you want to go the sealant route, look for a carquest near you that carries Duragloss. I've been really happy with their 111 Clear Coat Polish, but have heard that their 105 is supposed to be everything 111 is but on steroids. Wetter looking finish, as well as longer durability. It really depends on what look your after. Keep in mind that the LSP isn't what makes a car's finish shine. Its the prep work that gives it that "mirror" finish. Good luck and lemme know if you need anymore help.

bzdweezy
11-15-2007, 08:51 PM
thanks for the tip... i went to the s100 website and i think i'm going to try the shine enhancing cleanser then put on the carnauba wax, i'll probably do it next week during thanks giving break when i go back to houston from college i'll try to take some before and after pictures

MoralWarfare
12-12-2007, 01:01 AM
outfit that bitch with winterforce tires and you're good to go!

goretro77
12-12-2007, 01:24 AM
Never tried Optimum's Optiseal but I do use their Hyper Compound and Optimum Polish quite frequently. They're great for beginners because of the long working time and they can finish down LSP ready on some hard clear coats. I also want to pick up some of the waterless wash formula for winter washing in the garage.



Do you know if the waterless wash formula work ok with Zaino?