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2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

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  • 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

    Here's a black Acura MDX I worked on starting Saturday taking Sunday off & continuing on Monday. I spent a good number of hours working on this paint with the goal of getting a 100% swirl free shine. I think I got close to 98%. The MDX is a bit bigger to work on than I had first realized.

    Here are some before shots.
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    Acura MDX DETAIL

    This car had been taken to the drive thru car wash and is apparent on the condition of the paint upon inspection.
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    Acura MDX DETAIL

    A wool pad with some M105 removed the majority of the swirls
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    Acura MDX DETAIL

    Acura MDX DETAIL

    Acura MDX DETAIL

    The swirls were coming out but it was no where near what I was looking for. This is after the wool pad and some #83 on the W-8006 pad.
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    This is after just the using the wool pad & some M105
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    I used a 3" pad on the areas that were either too tight for a regular size pad or too small of a defect to use a bigger pad on. For example here there were some stubborn scratches around the tail light lens that I wasn't able to remove with a 6.5" pad.
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    It was getting near 10pm and I was ready to call it a day. In this angle there are some random scratches and some haze still visible that I will need to work on.
    Acura MDX DETAIL
    I did have a chance to work on a fender before calling it a night just so I can have piece of mind that I was going to be able to remove some of the deeper scratches
    Acura MDX DETAIL

    Day 2
    After a few more passes the paint began to show a swirl free shine
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    After about 17 hours of polishing I can now call it a day. Uh, Labor Day??? Wait is that when you rest or when you have to work? Well for many of us it is more therapeuatic to detail than it is work. So yeah I enjoyed this detail quite a bit.

    Process:
    - Clay
    - M105 and wool pad on rotory
    - #83 on a 8006 pad via rotory
    - #80 on 8006 pad via rotory
    - #3 on 9006 pad via pc
    - NXT 2.0
    Time: 17.25 hours
    Jesse

    2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
    www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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    Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

    The Acura looks great. The paint looks so good. Smooth and highly reflective. Great work as usual way to go.
    quality creates its own demand

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    • #3
      Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

      Awesome job on that MDX.That black is rich and wet looking. Are the final shots with LSP or Just post polishing ? Nice work.

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      • #4
        Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

        Nice job! That paint was hammered!
        If its fast, loud, and runs on a flammable liquid...count me in.

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        • #5
          Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

          Looks Great now!
          SYDSTER

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          • #6
            Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

            AWESOME!
            The only reason some people get lost in thought... is because it is unfamiliar territory for them.
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            • #7
              Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

              Nice work! Came out great!
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              • #8
                Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                Good job... that was some major swirlage!
                Dans Tech Reviews | Wii Shopper

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                • #9
                  Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                  Excellent work! Once again, the 105/83/80 combo works beautifully on black

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                    WOW!!!
                    Amazing work

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                      Wow! Great job!! The paint looks great, congrats on a job well done!

                      What did you use on the exhaust tips?
                      The power of the flex compells you!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                        WOW! That is a great job you did bringing the Acura back to life!
                        Hopefully the owner will stay away from the drive through car washes now. Or this could be you after another 17 hours! LOL

                        Andy
                        101impala
                        Keeping MOL family friendly! If you need help or have a question, don't hesitate to shoot me an email or PM. 101impala@gmail.com
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                        • #13
                          Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                          I would say it turned out pretty darn good...



                          Tim
                          Learning new things everyday

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                          • #14
                            Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                            Nice Wet Look Shine
                            Joel
                            Firefighter/EMT-B
                            Rejuvenation Auto Detailing
                            "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Dirt Back!!!"
                            '99 F-150

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2007 Acura MDX DETAIL (Black)

                              I hope you got paid well! That's a lot of time for an exterior job.
                              "Do the job right, or don't do it!" - Dad

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