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    2018 Audi A7

    2018 Audi A7
    3.0 liter Supercharged V6, 340HP/325TQ
    Mythos Black Metallic
    2,022 miles


    Client of mine upped his Audi game with this brand new A7. It is a heck of a machine!

    Typical dealer installed swirls (DISO), holograms, a lot of water spotting, some marring, scuffs and medium grade scratches.

    It’s getting a paint correction/coating and it will be protected for years to come as well as making maintenance a dream!

    Correction was around 80-85%, which fits my client’s maintenance regiment just fine…unfortunately; this vehicle sees the local car wash for maintenance washes…



    The ‘details’:

    Washed with Adam’s Shampoo.
    Clayed with Griot’s medium mitt.
    Wheels/tires: Beta test wheel and tire/rubber cleaner AIO.
    Wheels sealed with McKee’s37 Hydro Blue.
    Dried via Master Blaster.
    DeFelsko PTG.
    Scangrip lighting.
    Flex 3401.
    Rupes iBrid.
    Beta test wool pad.
    Meg’s crimson foam pad.
    Beta test compound.
    Optimum paint prep for final wipe down.
    Misc. MF towels.
    SPS Graphene ceramic coating.
    HD dress for tire dressing.
    Metro vacuum.
    Adam’s quick interior detailer.
    McKee’s37 glass cleaner.

    Thanks for looking!



    Defect/before pics:


















    Test spot:



    Hood 50/50:



    Rear deck after:


    B pillar:











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    Re: 2018 Audi A7

    Coating `line`. Shows the `darkening effect of the coating.
















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    Awesome work and write up and pictures as always Scott!

    That`s one of the worst water spotting I have seen. Hope it`s not from the automatic car wash that left it that way. Some can be horrendous if they don`t have the reuse water cleaning system working good. Looks like they are still on the hard side of hardness of the clearcoat LOL.

    A real nice dark shade of black paint on this. And a cool car with the supercharged engine.

    Thanks for shareing your work Scott!

    / Tony

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    Beautiful work, sucks when you invest your time to make it look so nice, only to know it`ll be taken to gas station car washes. Well, you said local car wash so technically it could be a hand wash place. But around here those aren`t really much better than the drive thru ones lol.

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    Great Job! For that kind of money, you would think it wouldn`t have to come from the dealership like that.. On the 50/50 shot of the hood with the water spots, was that including left over lube from the claying process? and do you or use the Paint Prep after claying or just after polishing stages? Thanks!

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    Looks great Scott! Hope that beta wool worked well on the 3401. I usually end up starting out with wool on a rotary for trashed Audi paint.

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    As always, excellent work and write up!

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    Thanks everyone!

    Tony: water spotting was in the top 3 I have had to date! And, yes, hard as a rock! LOL

    que: Yes, same here, not much better, a shame and kinda sad!

    Rariman: Nope, I clayed this with a mitt after I washed it so I used shampoo/wash for lube. Car was rinsed then master blasted off. Some residual was left, but not a ton, the majority of that was how it arrived!

    Dave: Yes, I`ve found Audi`s and some BMW`s need some serious hammer down time to get some correction going! Geez, with it being that `hard` you`d think it wouldn`t swirl! LOL

    Mike: Thank you!
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    Beautiful car and beautiful work.

    I feel like I said the above quite often when I open your threads.

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    Broke out the beast.Looks awesome as always.Man couldn’t even imagine having to turn a wrench inside that engine bay.Talk about tight

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    Re: 2018 Audi A7

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Defect/before pics:




    The usual level of great work!

    When I saw this pic on IG I thought it was a countertop due to all the waterspots!

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    Thanks everyone! Appreciate the comments!


    Mike: LOL! That`s so funny and awesome at the same time.
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    Imma call you Justin Timberlake..... cuz you always bring the sexy back! Lol.... in all seriousness amazing work. You get to restore the appearance of some amazing machines.


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    Thanks Coatings!

    JT
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