Rasky's Auto Detailing Posted November 28, 2011 Share Posted November 28, 2011 2012 Kia Optima Turbo, new car prep and Opti-Guard protection This car belongs to a longtime client/friend of mine and he really wants to keep it better maintained then his previous vehicles. After explaining the options available to him he decided on Optimum’s Opti-Guard for the exterior and the Leather Masters duo on the interior. The overall condition of this vehicle was very good, having just over 5000 miles on it, but it did need a good claying and light polish. Given the condition and color of this vehicle I don’t have much for before pics…I actually debated even posting this one, but I kind of like the car and felt it was worth showing even if it was a cream puff job. Process: Wash – ONR Wheels – Sonax Full Effect Tires – Optimum Power Clean Clay – Meguair’s Mild Clay with ONR as lube Paint correction – Optimum (updated) Hyper Polish via GG6 equipped with 3” & 5” Optimum MF finishing pads Paint Protection – Optimum Opti-Guard (Paint, trim, wheels, lights, jambs) Glass – Meguiar’s D120 Interior – Quick vacuum, wipe down vinyl/dash with 1Z Premium Cockpit Cleaner, Leather Masters Strong Cleaner and Protection Cream on seats Exhaust tips – Optimum Metal Polish Before Owner ran through a touch-less wash before he dropped it off…I told him to request his money back!!! Black trim had significant marring but the paint itself was in great shape with only a few scratches here and there. While I like the look of the front grill, it really is one of those grills that is a pain to clean. These were hand polished and then coated with Opti-Guard later. New Optimum products arrived just in time. My first go with the new Optimum MF pads I’ve used various applicators for applying Opti-Guard now, but my favorite is definitely the CarPro micro sued applicators wrapped around the CarPro foam block. On the door jambs and wheels the supplied foam applicator works best with all the crazy contours. For the really intricate surfaces, like the front grill on this car, I like applying Opti-Guard via airbrush. Much better and now cleaning should be a breeze! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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