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Lexus ES - Bringing back some metallic flakes
Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2011 to Our Details
This ES300 needed mostly a thorough cleaning. Customer wanted to a shine back on the car. As well remove all the sap and tar that was embedded in the paint. This ES has no swirls or deep scratches enabling us to use Power Finish to achieve the results we needed. Einszett Glanz was used to get the metallic flake to pop!

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 1 Step - Menzerna Power Finish with Uber Green Pad
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Einszett Glanz for that metallic flake POP!
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

- Vac
- Clean Glass
- Leather Cleaned
- Leather Conditioned

- Cleaned
- Dressed

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99

Iron Cut
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Menzerna Power Finish with Uber Green Pad
1Z einszett Glanz
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Black Wow

Adam's All Purpose
Adam's In and Out

Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Vital Conditioner
Sonax Dashboard Cleaner

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Porter Cable 7424XP
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK11
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle

Interior was in great shape not much needed (afters)

Cleaning with the new Uber Leather Brush




Adam's APC in action

Agitating to remove heavier dirt and grime


Adam's In and Out Spray for that final touch


Before shots

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner working on removing the dirt and grime from the tires

Wheels and Tires get brushed



Iron Cut goes to work

3m adhesive remover was used to clean up various sap and tar (Derek spent about 1 hour removing all these from various places on the car)

The car appeared to be cleaned up but the clay bar picked up everything that the Iron Cut did not.

Sorry no pics of Power Finish in action.


Permission for this write up given by the owner of the vehicle.

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