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Paint Preparation

  1. The process of readying paint for a wax, sealant, or coating. This can include washing, decontamination, compounding, and polishing.

Related: Coating, Sealant, Wax, Compound, Polish, Washing

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This award-winning Fiat 2000 show-car was covered in the worst case of industrial paint overspray Ive ever seen while sitting in a storage facility. The article goes through the correction process and shows the before and after comparisons from the 4-day long overspray removal and concours preparation. An HD video is also included.
Follow along with this comprehensive detail and major paint correction process on a stunning new Ferrari 458 Italia presented by Todd Cooperider of Esoteric Auto Detail. This is one of the first to arrive in North America, and as far as we know the very first to go through such an extensive and fully documented paint correction detail.
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A father gives his deployed son the gift of a detail by Chad Raskovich of Raskys Auto Detailing on his 2007 BMW 335i!
Check out the complete detail of this Sepang Blue Audi RS5 by Brian Guy of AOWheels!
Before you can jump into polishing, you first must fully prep the surface to achieve the best results. This tutorial by Todd Cooperider of Esoteric Auto Detail explains the steps, processes, and products required to prep a car for polishing. Also included are plenty of images.
Jean-Claude Corcoran of Detailed Designs Auto Spa performs a paint correction, clear bra wrap, Modesta coating & more in part two of this two part article!
Read why Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Clear is commonly used amongst professional detailers due to it's versatility to maintain your protection or prep your paint. See why Todd likes using Citrus Wash and Clear on many of his details.
DI Ask A Pro reader Blake seeks advice on product recommendations for polishing his red BMW M3. Read what our pros had to say...
The proud owner of a Ferrari 355 Spider was selected to enter her car in the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance, and with no experience at detailing, read through the Detailed Image Ask A Pro Blog to conduct her own Concours Preparation. The result? She won first place! Read about her experience, and how she thanks the blog for giving her the knowledge to do it all herself, and come home with a victory.
Detailed Image is proud to announce to release of products from Tuf Shine, and Greg Nichols of Reflections Detailing offers up his reviews on several of their products along with tutorials on how to get the most out of them.
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