Detailing My second full detail - Accord Tourer

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by bigroncoleman, Tuesday 12th Jul, 2016.

  1. bigroncoleman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi all

    A few weeks back i posted about the full detail i did on the wife's car (Civic). I wanted to practice/learn before doing my 8th Generation Accord Tourer. After 9-10hrs yesterday, i am happy with the end result, allbeit i am cream crackered today! :Smile:

    Here's the full process and pics:

    - Pre wash with Autobrite Magifoam and left to dwell for 5mins
    - Thorough rinse of wheels and body with powerwasher
    - Two bucket wash using Megs Shampoo Plus
    - Thorough rinse
    - Tar removed using Autosmart Tardis
    - Car de-iron'd using IronX
    - Car clay'd using G3 Pro Body Clay Mitt
    - Car dried using large microfibre drying towel
    - Car polished with Kestrel DAS6 with Scholls S17 and yellow Meguiars polishing pad
    - Car waxed with Collinite 845 insulator wax
    - Wheels dressed with Meguiars Tyre Gel
    - Plastic Trim dressed with Autobrite Trim Protectant

    Some thoughts post detail:

    - Car had reasonably bad swirls from previous owner and managed to remove the majority. Didn't manage to removed all or some light scratches. I think i might need to use a more aggressive pad and/or compound first to get this level of correct? Or should i have continued to work an area with more passes than the 3-4 passes i did on each area (where a full pass east-west-north-south)?
    - Scholls S17 is a good polish for correction but i found it a good bit harder to remove than M205

    Thanks again to @wanner69 for his help/guidance on doing the detail.


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  2. legend-ary Club Moderator Club Staff

    United Kingdom Legend The Big Smoke
    stunning.. its like the pictures are from Forza showcase where you can walk around the car and take picture. Good job!
  3. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    Top notch OCD, oops I mean detailing.
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  4. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Netherlands Marlène Maasgouw
    Wow! Great detailing color and you did a fantastic job!!
  5. SpeedyGee Club Manager Club Staff

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Stunning work @bigroncoleman
    Making good use of that car new port :Smile:
  6. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Ed Wiltshire
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  7. rex180_0 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Neil Middlesbrough
    Nice work buddy.good to know there's someone else as keen as me on detailing