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Offline 10secdream

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Hound contacted me a few weeks ago looking to get his brand new 2016 Subaru WRX in Dark Grey Metallic in for a new vehicle prep. The vehicle arrived straight from the dealership "untouched" as requested. Hound was looking for the best protection possible so it got the full Xpel Ultimate package on the entire front end(bumper,lights,mirrors,hood, fenders,a pillars and roof line) followed by a ceramic paint coating on the top of the paint and clear film.

He also dropped off a set of summer wheels that got an extensive cleaning followed by a ceramic coating on the faces and barrels.

Exterior:
Pre-Wash: Citrus Wash and Gloss via Foam Cannon
Wash: Citrus Wash and Gloss via Wash Mitt
Decontamination 1: CarPro Trix
Decontamination 2: CarPro White Ultrafine Clay
Dry: Waffle Weave Towels / Forced Air
Tape: 3m Automotive Tape
Paint Thickness: Taken using Digital Coating Thickness Gauge
Polish: Griots Garage Polishing Creme w/ White Buff n Shine Pads via Griots Garage Boss 15 (5.5” pads) and GG6 (4” pads)
Surface Prep: Gtechniq Panel Wipe
Paint Protection: Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light
Wheel Cleaning: Adams Deep wheel cleaner & Tar remover using various brushes
Wheel Prep: CarPro Eraser
Wheel Protection: CarPro Dlux
Tire Dressing: Tufshine Tire Clearcoat
Exhaust Polishing: Chemical Guys Heavy Duty Metal Polish

Engine Bay:
Wash: APC diluted down with varies brushes
Engine Bay Dressing: Sonus Trim and Motor Kote

Before Photos:

The vehicle arrived straight from the dealership and it even had the transport film on the hood, roof and trunk.

























The summer wheels were covered in brake dust and tar.







During Photos:

Adams deep wheel cleaner was left on for a few minutes before it was agitated with various brushes. The cleaner turns purple when it reacts with iron contaminates.





Xpel Ultimate installation



After Photos:













































2003 Mazda Miata
2015 WRX Build
2004 Forester XT Build

“When you see the tree you’re about to hit, it’s called under steer. When you can only feel and hear it, it’s over steer.”

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Re: Hound's 2016 DGM Subaru WRX - New Vehicle Prep + Xpel Ultimate
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 08:56:35 AM »
Very nice!!! :D

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Re: Hound's 2016 DGM Subaru WRX - New Vehicle Prep + Xpel Ultimate
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 08:58:51 AM »
Are these even the same wheels?  ;D



2003 Mazda Miata
2015 WRX Build
2004 Forester XT Build

“When you see the tree you’re about to hit, it’s called under steer. When you can only feel and hear it, it’s over steer.”

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Re: Hound's 2016 DGM Subaru WRX - New Vehicle Prep + Xpel Ultimate
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 11:08:11 AM »
Unreal how well it turned out!  I can't even believe they're the same rims.  They have never looked that good.

Thanks for your hard work!

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Re: Hound's 2016 DGM Subaru WRX - New Vehicle Prep + Xpel Ultimate
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 12:30:32 PM »
i wish my wheels looked that minty. Great work