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Offline Martin_46

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Mazda 3 MPS mk2 Full Detail
« on: February 20, 2015, 08:36:25 AM »
Another detail I done on an MPS last year and thought I would post here.
The whole detail took me approx. 26 hours but overall I was very happy with the results.

Pre-Wash: First up was to use Meguiars Engine Degreaser and APC on all the door shuts, engine bay and petrol cap. I then applied Bilberry wheel cleaner to the wheels and Valet Pro Citrus pre-wash to the body, allowing 10 minutes for it to work before Snow foaming all over with Autobrite Direct Magifoam and agitated around badges and grills. After some time I then rinsed it off and began the washing stages.

Wheel Clean: Using Carchem Shampoo, various brushes and mitts I washed the wheels, inside and out and cleaned under the arches and tyre walls with Meguiars APC.
Body Clean: Again, using Carchem Shampoo and a wash mitt, I washed the bodywork of the car and rinsed using an Aqua Gleam filter.

Cleanse Stage: First I used Iron-x on the wheels and body then rinsed off and dried. Next was an application of Tardis to lower body and wheels which was then rinsed, washed and rinsed again. The final stage was Auto Finesse Clay bar to body and glass with one final wash, rinse and dry before moving inside.

Interior: Glass and mirrors were cleaned using Gtechniq G6 glass cleaner, plastics cleaned with Meguiars APC and dressed with Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber care. Fabrics, mats and carpets vacuumed and cleaned using Autoglym interior shampoo. 

Engine Bay: Wipe down with Meguiars APC and dressed plastics using Aerospace 303 protectant.

Machine Polish: A range of paint depth readings were taken to understand the thickness I had to work with and certain areas to take care with. Products of choice were Scholl S17 followed by S30 to refine, using the range of Scholl polishing pads. In many areas most of the scratches were removed, but where they were too deep the machine took the edge off them by quite a bit. This was then followed by Poorboys Blackhole on a finishing pad to add a sealing layer before the wax.
Finally I applied 2 coats of Blackfire Midnight Sun natural carnauba wax which really done a lovely job on the dark metallic paint.

Wheel & Exhaust Polish: Wheel faces and exhausts were polished with Autoglym Super Resin polish, each nut removed to allow access for polishing and followed by 2 coats of FK1000p high temperature sealant.

Glass Treatment: Exterior windows treated to Gtechniq G1 nano glass, 1 coat all round with 3 coats to the windscreen and wiper blades cleaned using Meguiars APC.

Finishing Touches: All door shuts, under bonnet and petrol cap were wiped down with Autoglym Aqua Wax, glass cleaned with Gtechniq G6, plastics dressed with Autoglym / Meguiars and tyres dressed with Blackfire tyre gel. Finally I went over the car with Blackfire Midnight Sun spray wax to ensure the paint work was in perfect condition.

Now for some pictures…

Before shot and Tardis:

Pre-Wash by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Some Interior shots:

Shuts by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Passenger Front by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Front Seat by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Front matt by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Driver by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Centre by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Back Seat by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Back matt by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Interior Back Door by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Boot by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Under Bonnet:

Bonnet by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Wheels:

Wheels 2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Wheel 1 by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Scratch Removal:

Bonnet 2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Bonnet 1 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Back Door Swirl before by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Back Door Swirl after by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Back Bumper by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Back Bumper 2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Arch Scratch Before by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Arch Scratch After by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Front Bumper by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Door Sill by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Door Handles by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Finished Shots:

Reflections by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Reflection 2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Details by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

3 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

4 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

6 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

5 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

8 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

7 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

9 by MJWDetail,

Offline Jakeyeu

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Re: Mazda 3 MPS mk2 Full Detail
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 04:44:57 PM »
Sick mate! Come do mine if you want haha...

I've got some really bad swirl marks on mine which I need to sort.

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Offline Martin_46

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Re: Mazda 3 MPS mk2 Full Detail
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 07:10:28 AM »
haha cheers! A good cutting pad and compound along with patience can get rid of most swirls!

Offline bikeit

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Re: Mazda 3 MPS mk2 Full Detail
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 08:08:04 PM »
Brilliant work, what would you call a good cutting pad?

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Re: Mazda 3 MPS mk2 Full Detail
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 08:08:04 PM »