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haterz gonna hate
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Hey guys,

I have had my back against the wall for many weeks now and not had as much time as I'd like to get write-ups done and that's why it seems I have been quiet lately. But don't worry, I have been busy, and at one point I felt like it was groundhog day - for 4 days straight all I worked on were Civinfo Honda Civics :facepalm:

Alas, I will start the write-ups that I owe to you guys the order in which I carried the details out, in preparation for JAE 2012 :popcorn2:

First up we have leepickering16's Civic Type-S, booked in for a "Mini Magic Detail" which for those who don't know, is my entry level detail designed as a taster of what I can do without busting the bank, with Swissvax Best of Show as the LSP..

On arrival and during;











Overall not to bad then, but the paintwork was very rough to the touch, heavy contamination and swirls were preventing any kind of flake pop. So my solution was this...

* pre-wash
* ph-neutral wash with 2 buckets
* de-tarr and de-ironise
* clay using a mild clay bar with plenty of water
* re-wash
* dry using towels and blow dryer
* glaze via DA with Poorboys White Diamond
* apply Swissvax BoS
* clean, condition, and dress all exterior trim (rubbers, tailpipes etc)
* polish and protect glass using G|Techniq
* clean and vacd interior, including glass
















The Mysteron's images...

On request, Lee asked if I got time if I wouldn't mind doing some images at Tesco's. This is popular amongst a couple of detailers on DW lately, but I had done it several months ago when I first detailed stevey_p7's car in January. To break the mould I decided on another nearby underground car park. The lighting isn't as bright but there are "Mysteron Rings" lurking around this car park ;)



















As always all comments questions and thoughts are welcome!!

Remember to check out my Facebook page, plenty of exotica and other cool cars on there.

Best wishes,
Matt.
www.magicdetail.co.uk
 

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AKA - Vin Petrol
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Ah Matt, I've been dying for this!!

Fantastic to see my car looking like this mate and even though
I was half-dead when I picked it up - thanks to coming back from the Belgian GP -
I can hand-on-heart say it looked just as good as it does in the pictures.

This isn't camera trickery; Matt's work really does look this good!

Loving the pictures mate and I'm chuffed with the alloy ones - they'll be going
over to Rota on request!

And to Robbo regarding the polishing question. I could have had it done with
Matt's DA but I just wanted a good detail as this was my first time going down
this road. It's perhaps something to look into in the future.

Thanks again, Matt! :popcorn:
 
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haterz gonna hate
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I hope you like the final Mysteron themed pictures mate??

I have processed over 400 images of various cars over the weekend, but these were the main 3 cars I wanted to get online and share. They will all make it onto my Facebook page over time too :)

Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. Like you say, maybe next time you'll consider having the paintwork corrected. It does make a big difference, even on silver, it releases so much more gloss and reflectivity. I would expect to see you after 6 months anyway, as this is generally when I recall a car for a maintenance detail, unless of course you want to return any time sooner - you are always welcome to do so.

Remember I also offer hub/caliper painting services, wheel refurbs, and even servicing and mechanical stuff too :D
 

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The Property Man
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Wow thats the first time ive seen your car and its friging nice..hopefully my type s can be as cool as yours when ive gathered the funds..

Nice work on the detail dude
 

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Thanks a lot mate.

It's taken a lot of time and money to get to this stage but I'm really proud of it.
 

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Does look RIDDELL!

Like the side reflection shots. Very nice and glossy!

Great work Matt. You should demand its DA'd next time. As his car is like Swirl City.
 

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i-VTEC - DO YOU?
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Lee your car is looking well good,I'm very jealous! Is it still that could now??

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Thanks JH! It still looks amazing when I clean it yeah. Obviously, it gets dirty but keeping it clean is easier and the gloss remains.

Money well spent.
 
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Great work. Car looks beautiful.
 
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I'll let you know what Rota say ;)
 
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