Honda Odyssey: Intermediate Detail
A one and a half day detail to this metallic red Honda Odyssey. This isn’t a full paintwork correction detail, but more to improving the overall condition of the car in the limited time given.
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The car wasn’t very dirty to start with, here are some before pictures.
The general condition of the paintwork,
Process for wheels, wheel wells and tires:
-Rinsed with pressure washer
-Wheel wells and tires cleaned with Osren Multi Clean(diluted 1:1)
-Wheel face and barrel with Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener (diluted 3:1)
After washing the car with Presta Lubri-Sudzz shampoo, whole car is clayed with Detailogy clay using diluted Lubri-Sudzz as clay lube. This shampoo was so slippery that I had hard time holding the clay.
Process for the paintwork was:
Osren Perfect Cut 2.0 / 900-1500rpm / Meguiar’s Polishing Pad
Presta Aurora 3000 Hand Glaze / 600rpm / Lake Country Black Finishing Pad
The Presta Hand Glaze is a very nice product indeed, easy off, and adds a ‘wet look’ to the paint. Great to use when perfect correction is not the objective of the detail.
Some general afters, I would say the swirls were about 60% corrected, 40% filled and 10% visible.
LSP of choice was Meguiar’s new Gold Class Carnauba Plus wax. The paste wax is very soft and had some yellow coloured ‘oil’ on the surface when I first opened it.
Application was done by hand.
While waiting for the wax to haze over, I cleaned interior leather and plastics with Malco Leather & Plastic cleaner.
Carpets were pressure washed, shampooed with Presta Lubri-Sudzz, extracted with a Karcher wet/dry vac.
More after of the leather seats,
I then buffed off the wax and removed excess ‘oil’ residue on the surface with Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Detailer.
Door jambs polished and sealed with Jeff’s Werkstatt Prime:Acrylic to give a clean entry to the driver/passengers.
Tires dressed with Osren Tire Shine. Wheel well plastics with Meguiar’s Hyper Dressing(diluted 4:1)
After shots of the whole car.
Thanks for looking as always!
p.s. Many thanks to Puden for providing me with the sample of Presta Aurora 3000 Hand Glaze.