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2015 Honda Civic coated with Gloss coat

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A friend of mine bought this beautiful grey-ish 2015 Honda Civic.

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He asked me to detail and protect it, so I did it with a smile on my face. We were planing this for a few weeks,

just enough time for me to buy some stuff and get ready.

The car being 14 months old was if fairly good condition with only some light swirls and a few light RIDS (nothing major).
Light swirls on black paint (common wash and dry damage)

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Bird drop etchings
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More swirls
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My friend did however notify me on a few spots that were of concern to him. I believe they were chemical etchings but I'm not sure. They were located on the spoiler and did damage the black gloss paint.

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I had two days to get the job done so I started right away. The process was:

Wheels, arches and tyres:
- cleaned with Meguairs Super degreaser
- Iron removed with Carshinefactory Iron off
- Hand polished with Serious performance paint cleanser
- Sealed with Serious performance nano sealant
- Tires dressed with Serious performance tire & trim dressing

Engine bay, outside plastics and rubber seals
- cleaned with Carshinefactory citrus APC
- protected with Wolfs chemicals blackout

Paint:
- cleaned with ONR
- De-tared with Carshinefactory glue&tar remover
- De-ironed with Carshinefactory iron off
- clayed with clay towel and ONR
- polished with Optimum hyper polish + white hex logic pad for the most part and orange for some RIDS (also used a

bit of Meguiars ultimate compound)
- wet sanded those chemical etches with 2500 and 3000 grit and polished
- polished with AF Tripple on some hand only reachable places and protected with Infinity wax dark

Protection:
- paint wiped with Optimum paint prep
- a coat of Optimum gloss coat
- after 1h a coat of Optimum Opti-seal to give the coating time to cure and protect it in the meantime

Interior:
- vaccumed
- all plastics wiped with ONR or Carshinefactory A to Z
- plastics protected with Carshinefactory dressing milk

Glass:
- cleaned with ONR
- polished with Poorboy's professional polish
- sealed with Angelwax h2go

and final results

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Thanks for watching

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Forgot to mention...This was my first application of Gloss coat to the entire car and the application was super easy infact it was easyer than the application of opti seal later on. Really great product you have here OPT.

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Thank you, A&J, and very nice job on that Honda! With lot's of Coatings littering the landscape, Gloss-Coat seems to be gaining traction. The ease of application along with growing evidence of durability is getting attention.

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