Whew! I think we’re actually finished now. I appreciate the fact that you hung in there this long to go through all of the steps to keep your Acura TL (or other) looking its best.
While not everybody will get into machine polishing their vehicles, we still went over plenty of other useful methods and products for the average enthusiast to properly maintain their own vehicles.
Okay, now we’re finally ready for some after shots! In the end I was able to achieve at least a 95% correction rate. Most of the 5% that remained was on the lower rocker panels. When the owner came to pick it up, he said that he didn’t think it looked that good when he first bought it. That’s what I like to hear!
First up are the direct sunshine shots…also known as the light of truth. If there are any defects left, you will see them here.
I had to take the photos in the mid day sun, so some of them are a bit harsh. I would like to have taken them later in the day, but the TL was being picked up early in the afternoon.
This is a nice shot where you can really get the appreciation of the Nighthawk Black Pearl paint. It also proves that I do in fact live in an alternate universe…notice the 4 suns in the reflection.
This is why we love NBP so much…the blue flake!
Notice the NBP TL-S in the reflection.
The side mirror looks like, well, a mirror!
And finally, I thought this was a cool shot with the two NBP TL’s.
Hopefully you have found this to be a reference guide for properly maintaining your Acura, or whatever kind of vehicle you drive. With a little bit of patience, some practice, and combining the proper products and techniques you too can keep your car looking like the day you drove it off of the lot.
Once again thank you for investing so much time in this article.
Total time on the detail itself = 13 hours.
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