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A daily driven, high mile Acura TL in Gray was in definite need of attention. This is a more in-depth detail, with head and tail light restoration, full wheel treatment and even refinishing of the stock, rusted calipers! We did our best to document everything from the paint correction to the repainting of the calipers. This driven car, now looks showroom fresh!



Products used
Meguairs M105 and purple wool pad
Menzerna 106 and green pad
P21S Paint cleanser
P21S Polishing Soap
P21S finish restorer
P21S TAW
Meguairs Superdegreaser
Meguairs Wheel brightener
Stoners Tarminator (this product is amazing)
Chemical Guys Citrus wash
Chemical Guys wheel cleaner
Sonus Ultrafine green clay
CG maxi suds and ONR mix as clay lube
CG Jetseal 109
Rejex sealant for wheels


Process:
Car was sprayed with citrus degreaser and left on for a minute, rinsed off and washed with Citrus wash, then clayed the car, rewashed and dried. Cleaned wheels with CG WC and exhaust tips were cleaned with polishing soap. After car was washed all trim was taped off. Paint readings were taken, front was reading in 290-334 range microns (same was on white TL that we did, looks like its normal for Acura paint). Did test panel and after trying several combos we went with most aggressive combination because car was in pretty bad shape. After M105 car was polished with green pad and menzerna106. Tail lights were polished with same combo as car on PC. Headlights were wetsanded, polished and sealed. After final polishing, car was paint cleansed and sealed with 2 layers of JetSeal109 and hour apart. Brake calipers were refinished per customer request and were done as last step as we had deadline with the car and needed to take care of paint first. Calipers were removed, degreased and cleaned with metal brushes and brake parts cleaner. Then coated with 4 coats of paint per instructions. Everything was put back together and bolts torqued per Acura specs with digital torque wrench. Engine was washed as well.



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Final pics





 

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Damn good job.
 

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7th Gear
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WOW! :thmsup:
 

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Best looking Honda product on the road today. Shame no matter how much you detail the new one that you can rub off the ugly :D.

Looks great!
 

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Best looking Honda product on the road today. Shame no matter how much you detail the new one that you can rub off the ugly :D.

Looks great!
Apparently you haven't tried to apply wax with a sledge hammer. That does the trick. :lmao:

I agree... the last Gen TL is easily one of the best looking Hondas on the road.

@OP Nice job. Car looks great!
 

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I have an 06 TL same color that really needs complete detail cleaning. I wish you were located here in Savannah GA so, I can get all this done to my car. Although, I do plan on taking my car to Acura dealership sometimes next week for a complete detail as well as warranty work
 

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That's dedication.
Clean ass ride! :thmsup::thmsup:
 

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As always great work! :thmsup:
 

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Nice restoration!!:thmsup:

I'm amazed at the condition of the wheels.:yes:

They usually look like this on most 2006's I have seen lately.:thumbsdow

I1:)
 

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That is one sexy TL :notworthy
 

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You wanna hook my Honda up, lol!
sure come up here and we can give her TLC

I have an 06 TL same color that really needs complete detail cleaning. I wish you were located here in Savannah GA so, I can get all this done to my car. Although, I do plan on taking my car to Acura dealership sometimes next week for a complete detail as well as warranty work
Dealership Detailers, DO NOT DO ITTTTTT

what did you use to clean the engine bay
meguairs super degreaser and water with brushes.
 
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