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Serious Performance GTR At Japfest
Found these pics on my iphone taken at Japfest earlier this year so thought it would be rude not to put them up. The cars wearing 1000P sealant but was given a final wipe at the show with our SP Show Detailer. Tyres and front lip were dressed with Finish Kare #108 dressing.
Hope4Sun's Red R35 GTR
Andrews GTR was washed with Duragloss Shampoo, SP Sheepskin Washmitts and dried with SP Uber Drying Towels. This was followed by claying the car with our SP Ultrafine Detailing clay and SP Quick Detailer as the lube. A few light scratches were removed from the bonnet before a coat of Poorboys White Diamond Show Car Glaze was applied by Kestrel DA Polisher and a finishing pad to cleanse the paint. Two coats of Finish Kare #1000P Hi-Temp Sealant were applied and once removed a final wipe down with Serious Performance Show Detailer using our Uber Detailing Towels for that final finishing touch. Exhausts were polished with our new (soon to be released) SP Metal Polish and tyres were dressed with our new SP ‘Dilute To Suit’ Tyre & Trim Dressing.
Rab's R35 GTR New Car Detail
The car was washed with Duragloss Shampoo, SP Sheepskin Washmitts and dried with SP Uber Premium Drying Towels, while wheels were cleaned using SP Wheel Gel and an SP Pro synthetic Wash Mitt. The car was clayed using SP Ultrafine Clay and Quick Detailer as lube. The paint was then cleansed and glazed with Poorboys White Diamond Show Glaze using Kestrel Dual Action Polishers and Meguiars Polishing pads before 2 coats of Finish Kare #1000P Hi-Temp Sealant were applied 30 mins apart. While the sealant was curing we gave the interior a wipe over and hoovered the carpets. Engine bay was given a wipe down with Finish Kare #817 Sparkle Plenty Citrus Cleaner before being dressed with Finish Kare #108 Top Kote Dressing. This was also used on the tyres. Exhausts were polished using a new metal polish in testing under the Serious Performance brand. Finally the sealant was removed using SP Uber Premium Detailing Towels and given a final wipe down with Finish Kare #425 Extra Slick Poly QD.
MickB's R35 GTR New Car Detail
First the car was washed and dried with our SP Lambswool Mitts and Uber Yellow Drying Towels. With the Black paint on the 35's being particularly soft we make sure we use the softest, plushest mitts and towels available. The car was then clayed with our SP Orange Clay and Quick Detailer. A quick run over with a very light polish (Poorboys SSR 1 by machine as the Poorboys polishes work well in the sun) rather than using a non abrasive cleanser as we would do normally with a New Car Detail was followed by 2x coats of Finish Kare #1000P Hi-Temp Sealant on paint, wheels and side/rear glass and a final wipe down with our SP Show Detailer V2. Exhausts were polished with Finish Kare #394 Metal Polish. Tyres were dressed with Finish Kare #108 Top Kote Dressing.
Tif's R35 GTR
Tif's new R35 GTR was given a New Car Detail. Car was washed and then clayed using SP Ultra Fine Clay and Finish Kare 146 Finsh Restorer as lube. The car was then given a coat of Poorboys World White Diamond Show Glaze applied by Kestrel DAS-6 Polishers and then 2x layers of Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant were applied. Finally, a wipe over with Finish Kare 425 QD. Tyres, trim and engine bay were treated with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Dressing and exhaust tips were polished with Finish Kare 394 Metal Polish.
Robbie's 350z Roadster
Robbies 350z Roadster was polished using Meguiars D-151 Reconditioning Cream using Kestrel DAS-6 Polishers followed by a coat of Poorboys World White Diamond Show Glaze. Finally a coat of Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant was applied and once removed, was given a final wipe with Finish Kare 425 QD. Tyres and trim were treated with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Dressing and the fabric soft top was proofed with Meguiars Convertible & Cabriolet Weatherprofer.
Project GTST
Serious Performance were asked to prepare the Project GTST Drag Car for the Autosport International Show 2009 held at Birmingham NEC. The car was 'Waterless Washed' and clayed before being polished with our new Serious Performance Polishes and partnered with our Serious Performance Buffing Pads. Once completed thje car was Quick Detailed using Meguiars Last Touch to help remove any excess residue and any polish dust. Finally a coat of Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant was applied, and while curing the interior was given a thorugh wipe down with Finish Kare 425 Quick Detailer. The 425 QD was also used as a final wipe over the bodywork once the sealant was removed.
Pupsi's R33 GTR
Pupsi's R33 GTR was polished with Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish followed up with Poorboys SSR 2. A final going over with Poorboys Polish With Sealant before the Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish (sealant) was added. Leather was treated with Poorboys Leather Stuff and tyres/trim were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top-Kote Dressing.
Serious Performance's GTR
My GTR got a quick once over with Serious Performance Show Detailer while it's in the garage for a few weeks.... The reflections were so good I thought it deserved a few pics (Shame it was only on my Erricsson P1 Phone though).
Dale's R34 GTR
Dale's R34 GTR was polished using Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish and Meguiars Polishing Pads using both the Makita Rotary and Porter Cable polishers. The car was then further finessed with Poorboys World Polish With Sealant and finally given a layer of Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish (sealant). All trim and tyres were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Anti-Static Dressing.
Jun Super Lemon TOTB Prep
Unfortunately we didn't have time to correct the Lemons paint in preparation for Ten Of The Best so we cleaned and removed minor marks using Poorboys World Polish With Sealant using SP Orange Light Cut Pads before adding a layer of Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant for some extra shine and protection.
The Duke / Taisan TOTB Prep
The Duke Drag GTR and Taisan Track car were given a quick once over with Finish Kare 215 One Step Cleaner & Surface sealant using the Porter Cable Polisher in preparation for TOTB 2008 following on from their main details earlier in the year.
Robbies Nissan R35 GTR
Robbies R35 GTR had a few minor scratches removed from shipping using 80mm SP Orange Light Cut Pads and Prima CUT Polish. The car was then sealed with Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant and trim and tyres were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Anti-Static Dressing.
Cat's Eunos Roadster
Cat's Eunos Roadster was given it's annual de-ox to remove surface dirt and oxidisation from the single stage white paintwork. Finish Kare 215 One Step Cleaner & Surface Sealant was used with the Porter Cable Polisher at speed 6 (see the 2x 50/50 pics). The car was then sealed with Finish Kare 2685 Paste Wax. All trim and tyres were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Anti-Static Dressing.
BMW 840 Ci
This BMW was polished with Meguiars new M105 Ultra Cut Compound and #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish using the Makita Rotary using Meguiars Polishing Pads. The car was then cleansed with Serious Performance Paint Cleanser and finally sealed with Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant. All trim and tyres were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Anti-Static Dressing.
A 8EUT R33 GTR
Steve's Midnight Purple R33 was polished with Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish using a Makita rotary polisher with Meguiars polishing pads, cleansed with Serious Performance Paint Cleanser and finally sealed with Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant.
Japshow June 2008
Just a couple of pics of the car at Santa Pod in the Show & Shine Paddock for Japshow. The car was quick detailed with copious amounts of Meguiars Last Touch and waxed with Finish Kare 2685 Paste Wax. Tyres and front lip spoiler were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Top Kote Dressing. The car had been polished before the show using Meguiars 83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish with the Porter Cable polisher.
TJ's Porsche 944 Turbo
TJ's Porsche was detailed by Serious Performance. The final look owing to Poorboys White Diamond Show Car Glaze and finished with Finish Kare 2685 Pink Wax. Tyres and trim dressed with Finish Kare 108 Anti-Static Top Kote Dressing and the wheels protected with Poorboys Wheel Sealant.
Taisan Skyline R32 GT-R
Serious Performance wer given the privilege of detailing the Taisan R32 GT-R. Washed with Finish Kare 118SC Shampoo using SP Lambswool Mitts and dried with Aquatouch Large FBZ MF Towels. Polished with Meguiars 83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish and followed up with Poorboys SSR 2 to clear any haze and finish out the paint before sealing. Finally the car was given a coat of Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant for upmost protection (as well as looks!!!) on all surfaces inc the wheels. Tyres and trim were treated with Finish Kare 108 Top-Kote Anti Staic Dressing.
PMJ's Skyline R32 GT-R
Pauls incredible R32 was washed with Duragloss 901 Shampoo and SP Lambs wool washmitts, Polished with Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner Polish and Meguiars Pads. The paintwork was sealad with Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant with a final wipe using Finish Kare 425 QD, and tyres / trim were dressed with Finish Kare 108 Anti-static Top Kote.
The Duke Skyline GT-R
Serious Performance were given the great honour of detailing one of Europes fastest GT-R's in preparation for the 2008 HKS Pro-Drag season. The car was polished using a Makita Rotary polisher and using Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner Polish to remove the swirls and defects from the paint. This was followed by a coat of Finish Kare's 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant and a final wipe with finish Kare's 425 Quick Detailer. The wheels were polished with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish and the interior was cleaned with Finish Kare 817 Sparkle Plenty Citrus Cleaner. Good luck to the Duke in 2008!
Winter Reflections
A rare sunny day during the usual grim British winter gave me a chance to get the Serious Performance Skyline GT-R out of hibernation for a quick clean... Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant was used, followed by Finish Kare's 425 Quick Detailer for a final wipe on the bodywork. Finish Kares 146 Finish Restorer QD was used on the glass and 108 Top Kote Anti - Static was used on the trim and tyres.
Cat's Eunos Roadster
Cat's White Eunos Roadster was given a thorough detail after being bought. Not having been driven for several months the paint need some real work. Prima CUT followed by Serious Performance Paint Cleanser were used to break through the stubborn oxidisation. This was then followed by Duragloss 601 Polish Bonding Agent and Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish. Tyres were dressed with Poorboys Bold N Bright.
Bajies Eunos Roadster
Bajies Eunos Roadster was detailed by Serious Performance after arriving in the UK. Using Serious Performance products throughout, the car was finished with our SP Paint Cleanser, followed by our Polymer Super Sealant. Shinetastic!
Cat's Ford KA
Cat's KA was washed and then given a coat of Poorboys new 'All In One' Polish With Sealant using the Porter Cable Polisher and a Meguiars Polishing Pad. One of the easiest 'One Steps' I've used to date with great results!
Fuggle's Skyline R33 GTR
Serious Performance Detailing were asked to prep John's 800hp monster before a magazine photoshoot and feature. No machine polishing on this occaision. Washed with Duragloss 901 Car Wash Concentrate. Any marks and scratches worked by hand with Prima 'Cut' polish, Polymer glazes with Prima Amigo, and sealed with Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish. All plastics and trim dressed with Prima Nero. Cra should appear in Dec issue of Jap Performance.
Naz's 430 Spyder
Naz's 430 was given the once over by Serious Performance Pre-washed with Duragloss 901 CWC. Washed with Duragloss 901 CWC using SP Sheepskin Washmitts. Clayed with Sonus Ultrafine Clay and Poorboys Spray & Gloss QD. Dried with Aquatouch Large FBZ MF Towels. Polished using Poorboys SSR 2 on a Meguiars Polish Pad at speed 5 on the PC 2nd pass with Four Star Swirl Remover on a SP Finish Pad at speed 5 on the PC. Cleansed with SP Paint Cleanser. Sealed with Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish. Engine bay, tyres and all trim dressed with Poorboys Natural Look Dressing. Stunning car!
Virdee's Polo GTI
Serious Performance were asked to give this lovely Polo a detail before GTI International. Pre-washed with Duragloss 901 Car Wash Concentrate. Washed with Duragloss shampoo and SP Sheepskin Wash Mitts. Clayed with Sonus Ultrafine Green Clay and Meguiars Last Touch as the Lube. Dried with Aquatouch Large FBZ Drying Towels. Polished with Poorboys SSR 2 on a SP light Cut Pad. Glazed with Prima Amigo Polymer Glaze and sealed with Duragloss 105 Total Performance Polish. All trim, engine bay and tyres dressed with Poorboys Natural Look Dressing. This car won Best Of Show in the Polo section. And well deserved too!
Japshow Show & Shine June 07
Very pleased with this result at Santa Pod's Japshow. Didn't even realsise that putting the car on the Meguiars stand mean't entering into the Show & Shine Competition! Heres what the judges said.... "The only non-Toyota winner had a subtle stockish look, but the most perfect Midnight Purple paint ever seen. The car looked fresh out the factory, but featured subtle and classy custom touches".
Rob's Impreza revisited
Robs Impreza was prewashed with Serious Performance Ultra Gloss Shampoo through a Hosecoil Sudsblaster, then also washed with the same shampoo using Serious Performance 100% Sheepskin Wash mitts, and dried with Aquatouch Large FBZ MF Towels. We then set to work with the Porter Cable Polishers using Poorboys SSR 2.5 on Serious Performance 6 inch Orange light Cut Pads to remove any light swirls, which was then followed up with Poorboys Polish With Sealant using Serious Performance 6 inch Blue Polishing Pads. The Paintwork was finally treated to a coat of Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant for the added protection and to add the final clear wet look to the paint, this was removed using Prima Monster Fluffy MF Towels. All plastics, trim and tyres were dressed with Poorboys Natural Look Dressing and the glass was cleaned using Prima Clarity glass cleaner. Job done, and an awesome finish to an awesome car!
Bajies R32 GTR
Bajies car was prepared in the same way as my GTR. Washed with Serious Performance Ultra Gloss Shampoo. Polished with Poorboys SSR 2.5 by Porter Cable polishing machine (PC) to remove swirl marks and minor scratches. Then followed up with Poorboys SSR 2 to improve depth of shine and gloss, again using the PC. Serious Performance Paint Cleanser and finally Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant were applied. The tyres were dressed with Poorboys Bold N Bright but buffed to leave a natural look, rather than a 'dressed' finish.
Serious Performance R33 GTR
My car got some attention today! Washed with Serious Performance Ultra Gloss Shampoo. Polished with Poorboys SSR 2.5 by Porter Cable polishing machine (PC) to remove little marks and the odd scratch gained over the summer. Then followed up with Poorboys SSR 2 to improve depth and gloss, again using the PC. Serious Performance Paint Cleanser and finally Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant were applied. Front lip treated with Poorboys Natural Look Dressing, and the tyres with Poorboys Bold N Bright.
MilSport Impreza STI V3 Pt2
Hi Alex, Just had to drop you a quick line to say "wow". As you know, over the years I have been using an awful lot of the products you sell to keep my car looking as good as she possibly can but, and this is a big BUT, she has never looked the way she does today. The reflections you see on the attached images were all obtained by hand, none of that nancy boy electric mopping for me, although I think I will have to order one as I am now absolutely knackered. Firstly, just a quick wash and then a going over with a clay bar. Secondly, a going over with your new, own brand, Serious Performance paint cleaner. Thirdly, another trip all around the car but using your own brand Serious Performance polymer sealant and lastly a coat of my very favourite carnauba wax, P21S. All of the above products are so easy to use, both putting on and removing although I would follow the instructions on the polymer sealant very closely and apply sparingly, I got a bit carried away with the quantities on the first panel I did but it was still not a major problem to remove. On the subsequent panels it was a doddle. Once again mate, thanks for all the advice and great service you have always given, to make a Silver car look and shine the way mine now does could only ever be achieved using the best products from the best car detailing supply company in existence Ralph
Rob's Impreza
Rob's Impreza was prepared using Serious Performance products: Ultra Gloss Shampoo, Paint Cleanser and Polymer Super Sealant.
MilSport Impreza STI V3
This is MilSport's (www.milsport.co.uk) silver Subaru Impreza STI V3 demo car, prepared using Clearkote Vanilla Moose Wax and P21S Concours Look Carnauba Wax for a recent meet.
Japfest 06
pictures taken at Japfest 06.... Products used: Poorboys Spray & Wipe and Prima Slick on bodywork, wheels and glass. Poorboys Bold N Bright used on tyres.
Subaru Impreza STI V2
My Subaru Impreza STI V2
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