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  • #16
    yould be suprised how much contamination can be on a new car, particularly an import
    The thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, early in the morning or late at night. The thing you read about, write about, think about, fantasize about. that thing you do alone and theres no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. Thats it, thats your thing, thats your heart , your guide, Thats the thing you must, must do.

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    • #17
      looks good FAB.
      Detailer's prayer - "Grant me the power tools to correct the fixable, the fillers to cover the hopeless and the wisdom the know the difference."

      "If you want to be rich - work. If you want to be clever - study. But if you want to be happy - do what you really like"

      "Car waxes and paint sealants are to men like shoes are to women, you can never have too many"

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      • #18
        And how quickly they can be contaminated unprotected.
        Elite Finish
        Adelaide Detailer

        0433 700 139
        www.elitefinish.com.au
        hamish@elitefinish.com.au
        https://www.facebook.com/elitefinish

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        • #19
          Thank you AussieTimmeh and Nimrod.

          You're right Hamish. A few weeks on the road without protection and it gets messy. I've got clients that just decided to protect the car after bird or bat poo damaged the paint. Millions of bats here on the Gold Coast.

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          Nothing too complicated here, just good decon and bonnet polished before Opti-Coat application:



          South Ocean Duty Free, Surfers Paradise
          Fabiano Salsa
          Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
          http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

          Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
          http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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          • #20
            My weekend mission:

            This flat black Landcruiser was covered in heavy swirls, RIDS, washing scuffs and heavy holograms. One the bonnet, the holos were so intense I felt like grabbing them crazy things floating in the air :-) Looking at that I knew I had a long day ahead of me. Vehicle is about 18 moths old. Owner booked paint correction plus Opti-Coat application. Whole job took me almost two full days - Saturday and Sunday under sunny/rainy weather however job was done inside a double garage. Initial cut was done via rotary, foam pad and a Menzerna compound, followed by 2 DA stages using Optimum Hyper Polish, medium and finish pads. The process included the roof and during second finishing stage my DAS-6 polisher started to smell burnt then failed (maybe the brushes). I carry a back up polisher in the van so I grabbed my little shinemate DA and kept working but left a few panels to day 2.

            Next morning, after finishing the correction work, car was washed again (lots of powder everywhere from compounding), carefully towel dried, de-waxed with IPA solution, inspected under LED lights and Opti-Coated. Client was pretty impressed with the results - Incredible correction and a deep wet look. Mission accomplished.

            BEFORE - Holograms and swirls



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            AFTER



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            BEFORE - Heavy Holograms



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            AFTER



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            Final result after Opti-Coat application.



            Oxenford, Gold Coast.
            Last edited by fab; 25-02-2013, 11:10 PM. Reason: grammar
            Fabiano Salsa
            Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
            http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

            Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
            http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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            • #21
              Very nice work there Fab ...back in black
              "The bitterness of poor quality remains
              long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin

              Relax......... I'm from the internet!

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              • #22
                Great work!


                Specialising in high-end detailing for enthusiasts

                E: dansgaragedetailing@gmail.com
                M: 0417 587 004
                W: www.dansgaragedetailing.com
                F: http://www.facebook.com/DansGarageDetailing

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                • #23
                  Thanks guys.

                  Two weeks on the road only and check out the contamination build up on this new Nissan Navara. It seems that the more experienced I get with Opti-Coat, the longer I take to complete the decontamination step. This one felt rough under the clay bar so I went with Iron Decon before claying the whole car - for quicker and mar free break dust and rail dust removal as owner only wanted paint protection, no polishing.

                  Macro camera mode:



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                  2 weeks on the road! IronX will dissolve the metal particles and turn purple:



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                  Wheels decon:



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                  Paintwork protected with Opti-Coat Pro (Opti-Guard) including wheels:

                  Last edited by fab; 20-04-2013, 09:03 PM. Reason: word missing
                  Fabiano Salsa
                  Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                  http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                  Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                  http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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                  • #24
                    Full day paint correction (8 years old VZ, never been polished) followed by Opti-Coat application. The fact that this car has been kept undercover for all these years helped me to achieve great results.



                    From Fab's Facebook page:

                    Fabiano Salsa
                    Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                    http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                    Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                    http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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                    • #25
                      Very nice mate. Lots of contamination on the Navara!

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                      • #26
                        Thanks Joel. Yes Iron decon is now a mandatory extra prep step for all Opti-Coat jobs :-)
                        Fabiano Salsa
                        Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                        http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                        Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                        http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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                        • #27
                          What a difference a good polishing job can make! This gorgeous coloured new Mazda 6 had rock hard paint a few washing scratches that had to be buffed out.



                          Same here but now we talking softer Toyota paint. Polishing it right is always a challenge for complete different reasons than polishing hard finishes:



                          Five hours later after decontamination steps, polishing and de-waxing, the finish of this Landcruiser was looking stunning and ready for Opti-Coat Pro application:



                          Ready for pick up:

                          Fabiano Salsa
                          Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                          http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                          Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                          http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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                          • #28
                            Second car Opti-Coated for this client up in Brisbane.

                            Fabiano Salsa
                            Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                            http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                            Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                            http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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                            • #29
                              Love that colour, looks fantastic after your work on it.
                              Timmeh!!!

                              Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.


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                              • #30
                                Opti-Coat Pro has just got glossier!

                                Fabiano Salsa
                                Fab's Car Polishing - Mobile Auto Detailing Gold Coast
                                http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.com.au

                                Opti-Coat Pro Paint Protection, Gold Coast & Brisbane
                                http://www.goldcoastautodetailing.co...ion-gold-coast

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