--Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II
--Microfiber Chenille Washmitt
Wheels and Tires:
--P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
--Boars Hair Brush
Engine Bay/Door Shuts:
--P21S Total Auto Wash for door shuts and engine bay.
--Meguiars Boars Hair Brush
---Clay Magic's Claybar and Meguire's Final Inspection for lubrication.
--Citrus based adhesive remover & lacquer thinner on lower rockers and rear bumper to remove road tar & road paint.
--Meguire's Heavy Cut Compound
--Auto Magic BC2
--Meguire's NXT wax
--Lake Country foam pads
--Ultra Plush Detailing Microfiber Towels
--Milwauke HD Polisher 5440 0-2800 RPM
--Cyclo Twin head Dual Orbital - Final Polish
--Stoner Invisible Glass
Scratches/swirls are bcoming evident.
Lot's of swirls and scratches. (zoomed)
This is an uncommon level of scratch/swirl. I surmise that this is somewhere around a 400-800 grit depth of scratching.
Coming back to life. Protective tape has been partially removed, after extensive polishing.
Lights don't lie. Excessively deep scratches remain. This is after compound/pre fine polish. Approx depth of removal : 5 microns
Usual depth of removal? .5 to 1.5 microns
Polish has been applied and results are extraordinary, heavy scratches withstanding.
Sshot is magnified 6X.
Wheel is now clean inside/out. 4 wheels and wheelwells took 1.25 hours to clean.
Insides had never been cleaned, apparently.
Lots of tiny paint chipping.
Gadzooks. I hadn't encountered a black clear before with this volume of deep swirls/scratches.
I spoke with the owner while this detail was in progress, complete with halogen lights to highlight my concerns.
It was rationally considered to leave the worst of the scratches
and finely polish as deeply as possible with a 1 work day time constraint.
The results are wonderful. The sultry black pervades the senses.