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In The Middle of a Detail - Day 1/Day 2

Just a couple of pics I thought turned out cool. I'll have a full writeup on the detail and photos tomorrow afternoon when I'm done. So far I have stripped all wax off, clay barred and polished with Blackfire Polish. Tomorrow will be a full day of Blackfire Wet Diamond and Z8 in between coats. All of this AFTER running 17 miles in the morning for my training!! Hopefully I'm still standing by 5:00 to have some brewskies. <p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4227.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4228.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4229.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Husker Z at 6:16 PM 8-14-2009</i>
 

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nice, but how come not just do alternates of Z2 pro and Z8?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>inteller</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nice, but how come not just do alternates of Z2 pro and Z8?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Normally that's what I would do, I've always been a HUGE fan of Zaino, especially with the ZFX. But, I am an active poster over on truthindetailing.com and I continue to hear great things about Blackfire, so I'm giving it a shot. We'll see how it goes, I'm a FIRM believer in Zaino though, I have a whole cabinet full of it for every application. The only Zaino product I struggle with is the Clear Seal, I just can't get it down.
 

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you need a different lens.<p>love the detail work.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R broski</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make sure u add pics of the clear bra! I need one but no one can do it perfect</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I added some towards the end. It depends on your definition of perfect. You will always see the line on the leading edge, but the guy that did my bumper flat out killed it, it's awesome. In fact when I pulled up to get the car, I looked it over and I actually thought they didn't do it, I couldn't find the line. I'm still blown away at the job they did. He did say that the R was maybe the hardest he's ever done. <p>Oh and I'm not sure I need a new lens, I just need to figure out how to use my SLR. I need a remedial camera class.
 

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Re: In The Middle of a Detail - Day 1 (Husker Z)

Okay, so I've basically resorted to the fact that I need to take special ed camera class, so instead of trying to get cool shots like you guys get that show the perfection of the paint, I just went and had a little photo shoot after the detail. All in all, I'm VERY happy, the Blackfire products are everything I've read about and more, very good stuff. I probably put the Wet Diamond on a bit thick, but it still came off with ease. Well, here you go.<p>Arsenal: The Powerball was used on the inside of the rims after removal and the Best of Show Was was used on the rims. VERY good wax. <br><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4265.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4257.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4260.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4259.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4258.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4255.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4253.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4252.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>LOVE my rims, but holy crap they are soft. The rims were removed and cleaned along with the wheel wells. <p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4250.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4249.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4248.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4247.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4246.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4245.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4244.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4243.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I wanted more of these shady shots, but someone came down the road I was on. <p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4263.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4261.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And, here are some of the clear bra, this thing is fantastic!! Granted, you will always see the line on the hood, but only if you're looking for it. The guys that did the bumper just knocked it out of the park, it's PERFECT. The only thing I screwed up on is waiting as long as I did as there are a few minor chips and stuff. I will put this on every car I own from here on out. <p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4267.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4268.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4270.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4271.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Aaaand, now that I'm done.<p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4272.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: In The Middle of a Detail - Day 1 (Husker Z)

Couple of the engine as well and I can't leave out my "helper".<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4273.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4274.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4275.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Husker_Zack/IMG_4239.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: In The Middle of a Detail - Day 1 (Husker Z)

Beautiful!! How many hours did you spend total?<p>Taking pics in direct sun is always difficult, way way way to much contrast.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Beautiful!! How many hours did you spend total?<p>Taking pics in direct sun is always difficult, way way way to much contrast.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You know, it wasn't bad, probably 3-4 yesterday and 2-3 today. The Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant is an hour process with the Porter Cable, it's awesome.
 

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Re: In The Middle of a Detail - Day 1 (jstro)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jstro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think you missed a spot</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ah, there's always a joker in the crowd.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Garnetmica</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks great! So, as a Zaino enthusiast, how does it compare? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, that's a tough one. Ease of use is not even in the same ballpark, Blackfire blows it out of the water, especially the sealant. I have been struggling with this all day, but honestly, I have to give the nod to the Blackfire. The only thing I like about the Zaino better is the fact I can layer immediately and see results, this stuff, you have to wait 8 hours, but they also say layering is not necessary. <p>I hate to admit it, but I think this stuff has my Zaino beat, although not by much. You aren't going to regret it either way. Removing this sealant is insane though, I'm serious when I say the weight of the microfiber towel is all that's needed to remove it, I've never seen anything like it.
 

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I'm getting close to a reorder from Zaino, maybe I should look into Blackfire a bit more before I place the order. <p>I too use best of show on my rims...seems to be the best product for my rims...I use it on my wife's Jeep and my work car.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Garnetmica</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm getting close to a reorder from Zaino, maybe I should look into Blackfire a bit more before I place the order. <p>I too use best of show on my rims...seems to be the best product for my rims...I use it on my wife's Jeep and my work car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>There is a big sale at <A HREF="http://www.properautocare.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.properautocare.com</A> just enter 4DAYSONLY and get 15% off your order. Plus, there is all the information you need no there about their products. <p>I have no affiliation with that site, that's just where I order mine from. Have fun reading/shopping.
 
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