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    2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Hello all! This weekend I worked on a couple of cars. Here is a 2004 XJ8. The owner tells me it has never seen polish or wax and just wanted to bring the clarity and protection back. Upon inspection I noticed it wasn't that terrible considering it has never seen a detail. Some basic swirls from all the car washes and the paint had some light bonded contaminants mainly on the roof and trunk lid. The hood wasn't as bad. The entire car was clayed including glass.

    On with the pics. Here are some before shots:




    You can see the paint was a bit hazy and needed some clarity.




    After the (2) bucket wash and claying I began with a test. I found M205 on the G110 with a W-8006 worked fairly well and did bring back the shine.


    The trunk lock area was also cleaned after I noticed how dirty it was.



    The trunk release button



    The interior was also in need of some cleaning so I then moved on to that while I let the NXT 2.0 dry.

    50/50 shot of the center arm rest




    And here are the afters






    The owner was very happy with the end result and said it didn't even look this good when they bought it. I think it's very neice when we all work on a customers car and comments like that are made. I got another two details out of this one so that was nice. Thanks for checking this out!
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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Looks great! Fabulous job!
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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    WOW!!!! great work!
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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    really pops for that color

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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    awesome work,

    I wish I could afford to have a couple of those in my garage.
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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Great work Jesse! Seats looks brand new. Killer exterior shots. DSLR ftw



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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Great work. You brought it back to life. Great job.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Great work! What was your process on the leather?
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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Darn that is a very nice job!
    Love those 50/50 pictures

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    Re: 2004 Jaguar XJ8 DETAILED

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigLouie View Post
    Great work! What was your process on the leather?
    Thanks, I went with APC+ just above the 10:1 mark and a light brush then I followed up with leather conditioner.

    While I was there we scheduled to have the owners 2009/10 Dodge Dakota truck washed and waxed. After the wash it looked great but once topped with NXT 2.0 the flakes came alive. This color really is nice.
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