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    2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    This weekend I worked on a Cadillac that was in need of claying and wax to clean her up which was fairly an easy one. Upon arrival I inspected the car and being that it was a pearl white color it was tough to see any swirls at first glance out in the sun. Under controlled light I was able to see the paint and to my surprise very little swirls.

    Process:
    Wash
    Clay
    M105 and M205 on a few spots with rotory that had minor scuffs. Wetsanded an area that had a scratch
    Topped with NXT 2.0
    Hyper dressing on the tires
    Time: 5 hrs

    I'll do a before and an immediate after on some pics to see the difference a little better. It was tough to capture defects on this color paint.


    After


    Looks like there was a bit too much tire dressing before.


    After the wash the paint was a bit gritty.


    There was a scuff on the passenger side rear bumber.


    Cleaned up with M205 on a W-8006 pad


    Door handle area had the typical nail scratches which were removed with M105

    After


    Trunk area was brushed using a med-hard bristled brush then vaccumed.



    Door jambs and trunk jambs were cleaned and Klasse AIO applied




    Muffler tips cleaned with NXT polish.





    Interior was then cleaned up starting with the pedals



    The leather seats were a bit dirty.


    Here is a 50/50 of the driver side seat.


    Wheels were cleaned with P21s tires and wheel wells were dressed with Hyper Dressing


    NXT 2.0 removed


    One of the last things I do is clean the glass. The previous detailer or car wash had left the windows streaked so I made sure to go over the windows a few times to ensure no streaks were left behind. The owner came out to ensure all was to their satisfaction. Used Meguiars glass cleaner from the Detailer line. Yours truly


    and the final
    Before

    after


    Thanks for viewing.
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Jesse, great job! Your work is very thorough and top notch

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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Excellent job!! I love the pictures and you work shirt i need to get some made!

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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    What did you use to do the interior.

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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Wow! Very nice!
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Quote Originally Posted by kerrinjeff View Post
    Jesse, great job! Your work is very thorough and top notch
    Thanks alot Jeff.

    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddysDetailing View Post
    Excellent job!! I love the pictures and you work shirt i need to get some made!
    Thanks Eddy.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianPow84 View Post
    What did you use to do the interior.
    I used a highly diluted APC+ followed by Leather conditioner.

    Quote Originally Posted by CieraSL View Post
    Wow! Very nice!
    Thanks Shane!
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Nice job Jessie!

    White can be a challenge. It does seem like claying a white car can really bring back the whiteness. I think white often just needs to be cleaned really well.

    I did a white 98 Audi A6 a couple of years ago, doing only clay and wax and the owner said that the car changed colors.....back to a nice white.
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Nice work Jesse,

    That Cadillac looks better than new.
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    Really nice and considering how difficult to capture white.

    Looks like a real good car and it wears white well.

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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

    fabulous work
    it only takes a little patience and plenty of PASSION!!

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