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detailed the cooper!

Postby joyriide1113 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:13 am

i frequent another board, mainly detailing, but noticed that u guys switched forums... let me re introduce myself and my 2004 mini cooper BASE MODEL british green/white

excuse me if u dont quite understand my fanactics with autodetailing! love the results of a torn vehicle brought back to life!


here are A few pics of the last time i detailed the cooper. that time i went for a shiney plasticky fake look. dont get me wrong. it looks good, but lacked tons of depth and warmth thAT u only get form a carnuba!
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notice how the flake pops in this pic
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very reflective, but agian, no depth!!!
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now heres some pics of the recent detail done this weekend! now to let u guys know, id say about 99% of all surface defects/swirls are gone (5 consecutive hours of polishing to remove em all, thank god for the da polisher). unlike before i went for a more warm look. i wanted to catch the wetness of the finsh and gloss! here ya go. ENJOY!

DRIPPING WET
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NOTICE THAT THE FLAKES DONT POP AS MUCH BUT THE PAINT LOOKS DARKER
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NOW THATS DEPTH!
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im not a detailing service so i dont go around charging 150 bucks for a detail... plus detailing takes the life out of me, its soo tiring. but if anyone wants to detail their mini (thank god its a small car) let me know. i wouldnt mind giving u a hand. 4 hands are better than two

im in the kendall area! and detailing is a passion
To all u zainolots- Shine and reflectivity is NOTHING with depth! DETAIL THE RIGHT WAY
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Postby Cabmeister » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:30 am

:shock: WOW 8)
That really shows up nice .
What products do you use ?.
I guess the plastic finnish was Zaino .
I myself am fond of the Klasse twins with a topper of P21s , which I find to give some nice added depth .
Although I have developed some swirls :( that I have to take care of .
Infact only just received my RO Porter cable Polisher :D . which should speed things up a little . My Mini is only 8 months old and my initial Detail is still holding up real well considering I have no Garage and its my daily driver.
I have only given it 1 boost covering of P21s .
NOW proud owner of a British Racing Green Cooper S (July 2004) . I am really fighting NOT to lose it (my mind). TOO LATE
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Postby joyriide1113 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:34 am

no. havent tried zaino. but from other pics ive seen on post reviews zaino and klasse have the same reflection... i actually had klass sg over poorboys ssr1.. i like aio but it gives a diff shine and i wanted to mix things up... what i had on the second pics was poorboys ssr1, poorboys ex 2x.


the swirl removal prior was done with meguiars #83 and #80 with a cutting and polishing pad on the pc. i havent graduated to rotary yet but am an expert with the pc
To all u zainolots- Shine and reflectivity is NOTHING with depth! DETAIL THE RIGHT WAY
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