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Today was the day to give Dennis’s family car some lovin’. His 2008 MDX came in looking fresh, given that it is only two years old with 10k miles on the clock. One thing Dennis have not had the chance to do yet which all new cars should get right off the lot, is a thorough clay bar job. When you’re buying a new car, they’re sitting on the lot collecting pollens, rail dust etc. which ends up contaminating the paint, leaving a rough feel. A clay bar is needed to remove these contaminants, leaving the paint smooth, and ready for further work. Defect-wise, the car was in great condition. There were no scratches and swirls were minimal. Oh! I really did not think the MDX was that big until I got a chance to work on it! :/ Ditto.

These Nighthawk Black Pearl cars just keep comin’! Ken, a fellow Acurazine member took advantage of a special I’m offering to all Acurafest attendees today. It was a gloomy-overcast morning which disallowed me from seeing all the defects on the car. Upon inspection under the Halogens and my handy Fenix TK11 lights, swirls were everywhere! There were minimal scratches that I was able to remove/lighten. Ken opted to add an additional coat of some of my finest LSP; Pinnacle Sovereign Carnuba wax on top of a fresh layer of Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection (Sealant), the paint was poppin’! Anyways, enjoy the pics! The entire process took roughly 6 hours and a very tired arm.

Jhun was nice enough to bring his car in prewashed! That didn’t mean I didn’t have to wash it, but it allowed me to demo an Optimum No Rinse Wash inside the garage with just 4 gallons of water to him. He looked scared when I began wiping the car down with the water with ONR solution inside which looks almost clear, but to say the very least, he left with a 16oz bottle for himself to use during the winter!

The car itself was in very good condition. The clay was practically clean after doing the whole car! It was just a bunch of swirls that needed to be dealt with to show the true pearl of the paint.

For being parked outside for 3 years, and never clayed… this car was in suprisingly pretty good shape. Kudos to Raffy for washing it weekly. Part of this might be because of the color – it hides scratchs/swirls pretty well (Sorry for the lack of before pictures; it was hard to capture) Under the halogen light, swirls were apparent but still hard to capture from the lighting. Clay bar process wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, although the roof/trunk/hood took a little longer than usual (Still not as bad as that ABP I did a few weeks ago). TSX with white wheels on back to back days. I hate doing white wheels!!! Anyways, here’s the pics of his daily driver.

One of the hottest TSX’s in the Bay Area! Tuxedo mask (Sailor Moon haha) over here is always kept fresh with a wash & wax by the owner Sherman, but never a polish. As always, I go straight to my go-to product Menzerna P085RD for this Acura. The window visors were very hazy and I did what I could to revive them. They look a little better but not a lot. Anyways, at the very least, I want to say that I will never ever rock white wheels as good as they look. It would hurt my Emotions to have to deal with the upkeep.