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Juicy Detailing vs Black Zafira

This customer originally came in looking for a tuning module for his car and asked me to take a look over his Zafira as he'd recently purchased it and thought it could do with some work, so here is how it arrived....

From a distance not to bad

Black Zafira Black Zafira

But up close

Black Zafira Black Zafira

And the wheels....

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Getting started...wheels cleaned with Chemical Guys Redberry

Black Zafira

Car first rinsed off to get rid of initial debris (water just sticking to the car)

Black Zafira

Wheels not to bad after using the Redberry

Black Zafira

Car snowfoamed using a Karcher Foam Lance and our own Juicy Snow Foam

Black Zafira

Rinsed...

Black Zafira

Car washed using 2bm with Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild shampoo and a Juicy lambswool wash mitt, once rinsed it was brought inside for a proper inspection

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

The bonnet....

Black Zafira Black Zafira

As you can see every panel was of the same state

I then began to clay the car and look what was coming off...

Black Zafira

The sides of the car were covered in tar...the marks in the pic below are tar spots... I have no idea how long it's been on there but it must of been for sometime. I initially started using the Juicy Medium clay bar but it wasn't really removing anything, so moved up to a more aggressive purple bar. I also enlisted the help of Daryl to help clay (in the end it took both of us 5 hrs to remove it all).

Black Zafira

So with that mammoth task over I began taping up...

Black Zafira Black Zafira

You'll also notice that the car has been de-badged at the customer's request.

Tuesday 5pm Day 1 - started machining using DAS-6. Started on the bonnet with Green Hex Logic pad and Chemical Guys 778, which removed virtually nothing so moved up to Chemical Guys 721 with the green. Again removed a little but still not good enough so changed to an orange (medium) Hex Logic pad with 721.

Couple of 50/50's (still trying to get the lighting right for these pics)

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira

Think we'll try turning off strip lights next time

Black Zafira

I still wasn't happy with the finish so I went a step further and tried 3m Yellow Extra Fine Compound 80349 and the orange hex logic. I then finished off with using 778 and a black hex logic pad - much happier phew thought I'd never get there!

Moving on to the drivers side wing...

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Bit better..

Black Zafira

Getting there..

Black Zafira

11pm - called it a night and start on this tomorrow...

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Day 2 - started 8.30

50/50 on first pass on drivers side door

Black Zafira

Had a little diversion when a courier arrived with this, please excuse the drool

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Well I'm afraid there are not more befores and afters working on the panels and I just had to get on as it was taking alot of time. Finished day 2 at 11pm.

Daryl cleaned the engine bay while I was polishing and coated the wheels with 2 coats of Jetseal 109 - thankyou

Black Zafira

Day 3 - started at 6.30 and finally finished machine polishing at 4pm.

As the car was quite dusty so gave it a good rinse, snow foamed and washed.....it was bought back in and dryed with Chemical Guys Miracle Dryer

Black Zafira

I'm sure Andrew was just trying to demonstrate in this pic my lovely holder for my P7 LED Lensor torch

Black Zafira

And this one.....

Black Zafira

The car was then given one coat of Ez Creme Glaze and 2 coats of Jetseal 109 - left for 20 minutes between each application (sorry no pics as was short on time).

Final stage gave the car a coat of Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Pro...it was left for 30 minutes to cure and then buffed off

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Last few things before the customer arrived back - glass and metal/crome cleaned and polished, plus number plates cleaned up with Dodo Juice Lime Prime as they were also quite dirty that has not been removed during washing and claying.

The end results of what was a really long job and I have to say I'm shattered but all that effort gets forgotten when I look at the finished article...

Reflection shot from the boot...

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

The roof, just a shame you'd need to be 7 foot to see it these are a selection of my favourite

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira

the front....

Black Zafira Black Zafira

the side and a few others...

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira

Now you see how I do it all...I have a siamese twin

Black Zafira

And a few outside shots....

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira Black Zafira

Black Zafira

To sum up these are the products used (sorry not time for an arty one this time):

Juicy snow foam
2 CG buckets and grit guards
Dodo Juice Born to Be Mild Shampoo
Juicy Medium Clay Bar, Blue clay bar and Lube
CG 778 polish
CG 721 polish
3m extra fine polish
2 x Orange Hex Logic Pads
1 x Green Hex Logic Pad
2 x Black Hex Logic Pads
CG EZ Creme Glaze
CG Jetseal 109
Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Pro Wax
Dodo Juice Lime Prime
CG Pro-Detailer
15 Juicy Microfibres
CG Miracle Dryer

Thanks Rob for bringing it in and I hope your loving the end result....make sure you remember my care instructions.

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