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March 27, 2012

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GTechniq Total Surface Protection Detail: Porsche Panamera 4

by Kenneth Tang

A fairly new car in to get all surfaces protected with GTechniq coatings.

The car on arrival, not too bad, just had a lot of stone chips on the front bumper and the wheels were in a pretty terrible shape for such a new car.

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Fabric floor mats were scrubbed with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner (4:1), pressure washed and extracted.
While the coil mats were just sprayed with the same cleaner and pressure washed.

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Tires cleaned with Meguiar’s Super Degreaser (4:1) and wheels with ValetPro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (3:1).
Wheel barrel scrubbed with ValetPro Long-Reach Wheel Brush.

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Bodywork is then pressure rinsed and glass is cleansed with GTechniq G4 Glass Nano Polish on a Detailogy Orange Cutting pad with Dodo Juice Das6 Dual-Action polisher.

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Bodywork is washed with Osren Nano Wash and clayed with Soft99 Clay for dark coloured cars using Optimum No Rinse(diluted at QD ratio) as lube. Osren Tar Spots remover was used on the wheels.

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And below are some photos of the paint BEFORE polishing. No major cutting is needed so I just hit the whole car with GTechniq P1 Nanoscopic Polish and Lake Country White Polishing Pad via Dodo Juice Das6 DA. Worse areas hit with Meguiar’s #101 Foam-Cut Compound and Lake Country White Polishing Pad via Makita 9227c rotary. Head lights and tail lights hit with the M101 and rotary.

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After polishing finished, car is pressure rinsed to remove dust from the cracks and crevices and blow dried.

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GTechniq G1 Clearvision Smart Glass applied, 3 coats for the front windscreen and 1 coat for the rest.
GTechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer applied to paintwork and GTechniq C5 Wheel Armour applied to the wheels.

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The slightly dusty but beautiful looking interior were vacuumed out thoroughly with a Meguiar’s Slide Lock brush. All leather, plastic and vinyl surfaces cleaned with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner(10:1). Leather coated with GTechniq L1 Leather Guard while the plastics and vinyl protected with GTechniq C6 Matte Dash for the non-darkening, non-greasy factory finish.

Interior painted surfaces hand polished with Dodo Juice Lime Prime and waxed with some old school Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax. Door jambs cleansed with Jeff’s Werkstatt Acrylic Prime and protected with Jeff’s Werkstatt Acrylic Jett Trigger.

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Engine bay wiped down with ValetPro Citrus Bling. Fabric floor mats protected with GTechniq I1 Smart Fabric.

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Now to check for protection.

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Paint – check
Glass – check
Head lights and tail lights – check
Wheels – check
Interior leather, fabric, vinyl and plastics – check

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I finished off the paint with some Jeff’s Werkstatt Acrylic Jett Trigger for slickness and additional gloss (if any).

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Tires dressed with 3 coats of Osren Tire Shine, interior and exterior glass wiped down with Meguiar’s Detailer Line Glass Cleaner Concentrate (10:1).

I then packed up all my stuff and took some photos.

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A bottle of my custom propiretary spray wax is given to the customer for self maintenance to help enhance the life of the coating.

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Here’s a HD video to finish it off. It shows the water repellency a.k.a ‘lotus effect’ produced by the coatings.

Thanks for looking, all comments are appreciated!

p.s. The Wet Shine Spray Wax is just Optimum Car Wax. 😛

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jamie
    Mar 27 2012

    magic, as always.

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    • Mar 28 2012

      Thanks Jamie

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  2. Jules
    Mar 27 2012

    Awesome post… love the lotus effect video hahaha.

    Btw, is that machine you used to scrub the floor matt a Dodo juice DAS6?

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    • Mar 28 2012

      Thanks Jules. Yup that’s the Dodo Juice Das6 used to scrub the floor mat.

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  3. Mar 27 2012

    Beautiful work! How long did it take you to complete it?

    Lance

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    • Mar 28 2012

      Thanks Lance, this took me 2 days to complete, would’ve taken longer if not for the good condition paint.

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  4. Samuel Bergeron
    Apr 5 2012

    In comparison with Cquartz Ceramic Protection, is C1 stronger in durability? Cquartz has also come out with a newer one called Finest I believe. It would be nice if you tried this.

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  5. Kim
    Apr 19 2012

    I see a lot of cars protection by various coating products develops watermarks within half a year, does it mean the coating technology still having its weakness?

    Reply

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