Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SYSTEM ONE Licorice Dressing

Today I would like to show you an exciting new product. SYSTEM ONE is best known for their X3 polish that took the market by storm. Now they have a dressing that matches the innovation and performance of the X3 polish! It's called SYSTEM ONE Licorice Black Dressing.

SYSTEM ONE Licorice is the first nano-engineered tire and trim dressing of its kind. It was designed for use by professional refinishers who demand perfection. Just apply it to your tires, gently rub it in and watch it shine. You’ll be amazed by the depth of black that shines through...and stays! Plus, the pleasing licorice scent can’t be beat.

SYSTEM ONE Licorice Black Tire Dressing is a non-greasy, easy to apply liquid that was scientifically engineered using nanotechnology to produce the deepest, wettest shine. The anti-static formula provides a protective barrier that helps repel dirt and grime and helps prevents brake dust from settling on tires, your dash or any trim that it is used on. It won’t build up and won’t cause discoloration, yet it won’t sling off either. With one easy, great-smelling product you’ll get the “wet look” your customers demand with the ease of a SYSTEM ONE product.

Take a look at some great applications of this exciting new product.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Joey Anderson's Camaro SS

This week we took care of Joey Anderson's Camaro SS. This intense camaro puts down over 500 wheel horsepower to the Mickey Thompson ET Streets! The exhaust note reminded me of something you watched make 9 second runs at a NHRA event! The paint was as a beautiful metallic blue with the unfortunate swirls throughout every panel. No problem! We are experts at removing these!

Spring time in the Southeast USA is no picnic for outdoor detailer (which I was today as I was performing this job in my driveway). Pollen was falling from the trees so fast that with the slightest breeze, the car was instantly covered in that terrible green pollen dust. I kept an
ONR (Optimum No Rinse) bucket with me throughout the entire job so I could re-wash each
panel before polishing.

I started with the engine. With Joey's complex Nitrous, ECU and Ignition systems, I choose to wash the engine compartment the safe way; with a spray bottle of degreaser and hand brushes and towels.

I used a 4:1 diluted Simple Green mixture which worked well on this fairly clean engine bay.

SYSTEM ONE Licorice Black nano dressing was used for all the plastic and rubber surfaces.

Next we washed the car using Duragloss Car Wash, a microfiber mitt with gritguards in the buckets.

Claying yielded very light bonded contaminants on most panels until I hit the rear lower quarter panels behind the Mickey Thompson ET Streets. Something tells me that he goes through a lot of tires on this car!

The car was dried off using a new clean waffle weave microfiber cloth.

This client requested to have the headlights restored as well so I decided to tackle these first. The lenses were in pretty poor shape mainly on the outer corners.

I started by sanding the lenses with 1000 grit paper first followed by 2000 grit. I used the ONR wash water as lube which worked great.

They were polished using SYSTEM ONE X3 polish and the wool side of the SYSTEM ONE Combo pad.

The paint defects:

I polished the car using SYSTEM ONE X3 polish and the SYSTEM ONE 8" Combo pad from a Pro Kit. This made quick work of the swirls and left a brilliant finish.

Daylight was quickly diminishing, we we took our final shots of the day as we were applying the paint sealant. We hope to have a few completed shots from a photoshoot this car will be in on Saturday after a dyno run.

More pictures to come from a photoshoot that will show the finish in better light.