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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.
    Jesse

    2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
    www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

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

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    • #3
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      Excellent job!! I love the pictures and you work shirt i need to get some made!

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      • #4
        Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

        What did you use to do the interior.

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        • #5
          Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

          Wow! Very nice!
          Shane
          1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL

          If you trim yourself to fit the world you'll whittle yourself away. - Aaron Tippin

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by kerrinjeff View Post
            Jesse, great job! Your work is very thorough and top notch
            Thanks alot Jeff.

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

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

            Originally posted by CieraSL View Post
            Wow! Very nice!
            Thanks Shane!
            Jesse

            2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
            www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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            • #7
              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.
              -Bob
              NXTti graduate, Meguiars Ford/SEMA Team

              "All Corvette's are red, the rest are mistakes" - John Heinricy (Corvette Engineer)

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              • #8
                Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

                Nice work Jesse,

                That Cadillac looks better than new.
                Nick
                Tucker's Detailing Services
                815-954-0773
                2012 Ford Transit Connect

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                • #9
                  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.

                  TOP

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

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

                    detailing blog

                    http://thedetailers.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

                      Beautiful work, Jesse. Your self portrait is awesome!!
                      Michael Stoops
                      Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                      Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                        Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

                        Looks flawless. Very nice work Jesse.
                        Learning new things everyday

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                        • #13
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                          Excellent work! Great reflections. White is really a challange for me as it's tough to tell when the polish has been worked enough. I usually polish in the garage for that reason. Outside, I can't tell what I'm doing!!
                          Kevin
                          Overland Park, KS USA
                          1987 MB 560SL
                          2003 MB ML320
                          2006 Mini Cooper S

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                          • #14
                            Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS DETAILED

                            Nice work Jesse! Tell Wolverine to put the claws away!

                            I really like the new CTS's...Hopefully the price on the '09 CTS-V will drop like it has in on previous year model and I can pick one up for cheap when my current lease is up.
                            Rasky's Auto Detailing

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                              Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
                              Beautiful work, Jesse. Your self portrait is awesome!!
                              LOL, thanks Mike

                              Originally posted by TimG View Post
                              Looks flawless. Very nice work Jesse.
                              Thanks Tim.

                              Originally posted by karburn View Post
                              Excellent work! Great reflections. White is really a challange for me as it's tough to tell when the polish has been worked enough. I usually polish in the garage for that reason. Outside, I can't tell what I'm doing!!
                              Thanks Karburn. White definitely is tough out in sunlight for me too. Aside from seeing where the polish has been worked it is blinding.

                              Originally posted by RaskyR1 View Post
                              Nice work Jesse! Tell Wolverine to put the claws away!

                              I really like the new CTS's...Hopefully the price on the '09 CTS-V will drop like it has in on previous year model and I can pick one up for cheap when my current lease is up.
                              Thanks Rasky. Yeah I like them alot too. I told my wife to get one of these but of course she wants the new Escalade.
                              Jesse

                              2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
                              www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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