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May 29, 2011

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Full Detail: Porsche Cayman S

by Kenneth Tang

Good day everyone! I know it has been almost a month since the teaser, but good things come to those who wait and here it is! There’s a HD movie at the end of the post.

Started with the wheels as usual. Osren Degreaser FX (diluted 2:1), Osren Tar Remover and CarPro IronX was used. First time with the IronX, it works and does changes colour when in contact with brake dust, very useful for getting those hard to reach areas or unreachable areas. However, I didn’t find it to be a more effective cleaner compared with Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener, which is acidic. IronX isn’t exactly cheap, but for a non-acidic cleaner, this is probably as good as it gets, if you have non-clearcoated wheels, this would be a good solution to get them clean. Old wheel weight residue removed with Osren Tar Remover.

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Bodywork is washed with with Osren Nano Wash, using Lake Country Big Blue sponge, cut into two. They should come pre-cut already, it’s so much easier to hold and use, also gets into the cracks where the actual sized Big Blue could not. Paint is smoothened with Osren Magic Clay Cloth, followed by Osren Tar Remover on the lower panels. Lastly, IronX is used, it dissolved iron particles in areas where the Clay Cloth couldn’t reach, such as the emblems and door handle cracks.

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Paintwork had the usual car wash swirls and nothing major.

Correction process was:

  1. Compound with Meguiar’s #105 Ultra Cut Compound on a Lake Country Purple Foamed Wool/4-Ply Twisted wool via rotary polisher at ~1500rpms.
  2. Polished with Meguiar’s #205 Ultra Finishing Polish on a Lake Country White Kompressor Pad via rotary polisher at ~1500 rpms.
  3. Finished with G|Techniq P1 Nanoscopic Polish on a Lake Country Black finishing pad via dual-action polisher at speed 5-6.

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Head lights and tail lights correction combo same as paintwork. Coated with G|Techniq C1 Crystal Lacquer.

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After about 16 hours of machine polishing, all tapes were removed and car was given a good rinsing to remove all the polishing dust. Panel edges were polished with M105 to remove dried compound residue. Intricate areas were polished with G|Techniq P1 Nanoscopic Polish.

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Wheels were polished with G|techniq P1 Nanoscopic Polish with Detailogy(orange cutting pad) on Dodo Juice DA. Coated with G|Techniq C5 Wheel Armour.

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Floor mats were cleaned with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner (diluted 4:1) and extracted out. Protected with G|Techniq I1 Smart Fabric. Leather cleaned with Osren Leather Cleaner and protected with Meguiar’s Rich Leather Cleaner/Conditioner and G|Techniq L1 Leather Guard.

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Paint was then coated with G|Techniq C1 Crystal Lacquer. Tires dressed with Soft99 Tire Dressing. Some flash photos.

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Fast forward one week and the car was washed and given a quick spray coating with G|Techniq C2 Liquid Crystal. The owner also did some aesthetic changes such as Carbon Fibre sticker to the front lip splitter and blacked out the tail lights.

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Enjoy the after shots below!

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A nearby car was starting to feel jealous and decided steal the limelight, haha! Love the looks.

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After the shoot, it was about 3 am and we went to have some drinks and toast bread. Totally delish after sweating through the shoot.

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That’s it folks! Thanks for looking, time to end this post with a short movie I made. View in HD!

Also would like to thank KC BIG TIME for his referral of this car. This post wouldn’t happen without you, KC, THANK YOU!!! Check out his work here: http://thedetailers.blogspot.com/

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21 Comments Post a comment
  1. vx55
    May 29 2011

    Yahoo! Keep up the excellent work!
    I have been waiting for the write up 🙂
    How is the paint hardness?

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    • May 30 2011

      Thanks bro! Sry haven’t had the time for the frienDetailer post…will be up by this week! Paint wasn’t too hard, about 2-3 hits with Purple Foamed Wool, or 1-2 hits with 4-Ply wool.

      Reply
  2. jackson
    May 29 2011

    been waiting for this too.

    awesome work and effort dude…i know where to go when i get my cayman…god only knows when that is gonna be….

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    • May 30 2011

      If you think you can, you can. I’ll keep your words yeah and hunt you down when you do get your Cayman. hahaha!

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  3. May 29 2011

    Impressive write-up!
    Fantastic work, thumbs up!

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    • May 30 2011

      Thank Toni!!

      Reply
  4. dschia
    May 30 2011

    Great job bro, I did a couple of cayman, but your work put me to shame. =X

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    • May 30 2011

      Kam sia bro, don’t say like that lah… you are the one doing it everyday, wish I had your experience man.

      Reply
  5. May 30 2011

    Congrats Fish
    Thank you so much for helping me out to detail my client’s ride, just saw Ortho…he says I can be back in action soon….will have a detailing party ya to celebrate

    Keep up the good shots – and great write up too

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    • May 30 2011

      Hi KC, this post wouldn’t happen without you. I’m sorry forgot to credit you in the post, have done it. Glad to hear the good news from your Ortho! Can’t wait for you to get back in action and start posting!

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  6. Danny
    May 30 2011

    Should seal the car with opti-coat 2.0 after the hard work.

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    • Jun 2 2011

      I’m still testing the opti-coat. I am not sure how it performs yet so I’d rather stick to something that I’ve tested and how it will react with our local climate.

      Have you tried the opti-coat 2.0?

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  7. hitachi
    May 31 2011

    More beading shots will be better!! Anyway, great work on the por-che.

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    • Jun 2 2011

      Thanks dude! Now where’s my royalty fees from Osren…hahhaha jkjk

      Reply
  8. Keith
    May 31 2011

    Sexy car and awesome job!!!

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    • Jun 2 2011

      Thanks Keith!

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  9. khun den
    Jun 1 2011

    Nice vid – but you’ve gotta wash expensive cars like this

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    • Jun 2 2011

      hahahaha! thanks khun den, the washing is pretty much the same, he’s using a mitt, I’m using a sponge…but the videography is soooo good! Very artistic, thanks for sharing, now I know what to do for my next video.

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  10. Veloc
    Jun 4 2011

    Beautiful job and beautiful car!!! This is truly a spa treatment fit for a German athlete like this!

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  11. Ray
    Jun 8 2011

    Damn! Nice job and awesome car u got there!!!

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  12. Mike Chan
    Jun 9 2011

    Looks like a million bucks! My dream car wei!@#!

    Reply

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