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Old 05-11-12, 08:44 AM   #1
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After months and months of searching, I finally found an ISF. I ended up with an 08 Ultrasonic Blue with 30K miles. Surprisingly, I came across this sunroof delete model that still had navigation. When I picked it up, the paint was in OK shape but had a number of swirl marks and marring

Last weekend I spent 10 consecutive hours detailing it. Process consisted of washing, claying, re-washing, Meg's Dual Action Clearning Polish, ClearKote's Machine Glaze, Clearkote's Vanilla Moose, and topped with Clearkote's Carnuba Moose Wax. The wheels had a lot of brake dust caked on and I was surprised at how well Sonus worked to clean them up. It required a lot of scrubbing but I think they came out great.

Finally, I had a 3M Venturesheild clear bra installed on the front bumper, hood, door handles and mirrors. Other than that, my first mod has been a Recaro babyseat for my daughter.

The pics attached are the final result of the detailing.
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Old 05-11-12, 09:09 AM   #2
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Looks great! Congrads on the new ride. Definitely the best color of the bunch
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Old 05-11-12, 09:16 AM   #3
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Looks great, congrats! Can you also post a pic or two of the baby seat in the car?
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Old 05-11-12, 09:32 AM   #4
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Congrats and welcome, the car looks fantastic!
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Old 05-11-12, 09:51 AM   #5
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congrats, he bought it from a member here
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Old 05-11-12, 10:37 AM   #6
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Pics of the baby seat! Is this the one that was FS from the bay area?
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Nicely done...those 10 hours paid off...she's a beauty
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After months and months of searching, I finally found an ISF. I ended up with an 08 Ultrasonic Blue with 30K miles.
DAMN...my IS F has 1.5x more milage @ 78,634 miles and it's a 2008 as well

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Old 05-11-12, 11:57 AM   #9
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The wheels had a lot of brake dust caked on and I was surprised at how well Sonus worked to clean them up. It required a lot of scrubbing but I think they came out great.
Do you mean this stuff?
Amazon Amazon

I have quite a bit of unremovable old brake dust on my wheel so looking for something to get rid of it... Recommend?
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Old 05-11-12, 12:46 PM   #10
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Thanks guys- appreciate the comments. I'll take pictures of the baby seat tonight. The car did not come from the forum or CA. I bought it down in NC and had it shipped to VA.

As far as the wheels go, Sonus did work very well. I was impressed and used Meg's Hot Rims before that without success. It got a majority off when I did some scrubbing. For the stubborn brake dust that was really baked in, I was able to use Vanilla Moose to get it out.

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Old 05-11-12, 12:49 PM   #11
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Do you mean this stuff?
http://www.amazon.com/Sonus-Bright-W.../dp/B006QY2UTS

I have quite a bit of unremovable old brake dust on my wheel so looking for something to get rid of it... Recommend?
Yep, that's it. Worked great for me. It's not mist on/rinse on cleaner though- you have to do some scrubbing.
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Congrats on the F - your detailing job really came together nice.

Project Mu brake pads FTW if you want to keep that brake dust down.
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Congrats and welcome!
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Old 05-11-12, 01:55 PM   #14
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Congrats & Welcome to the "F" Club...!!!

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Old 05-11-12, 02:47 PM   #15
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. Here are pics of the Recaro baby seat. For those that are interested, I got it from albeebaby.com. They have the cheapest prices for most stuff and they're having a big sale on recaros now!

http://www.albeebaby.com/recaro-pror...-seat-ash.html
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