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Camry Detail #4447475
07/02/17 01:07 PM
07/02/17 01:07 PM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline OP
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So Gregk24 kinda inspired me to get off my lazy behind and clean up the Camry. It hasn't been shown serious love in quite some time.

Dirty...







So just a good scrubbing made it look halfway decent.



But we can't stop there. Needed to clay the entire car to remove any contaminates from the paint. I was really surprised at the lack of them; the car hasn't been decontaminated since we bought it May 2015. This was the hood.



I was prepared to do a polishing step, but with proper washing over the past 2 years, I was able to skip it!



Tires were dressed while I was letting the sealant cure. Always have washed the inner barrels so they always have come clean with ease.



The engine needed some attention too. Before.



After:



End result after a coat of sealant and wax.










Products used:

Meguiars Hyper Wash
Poorboy's Bug Squash
XMT Speed Clay
Nanoskin Instant Detailer
Poorboy's EX Sealant
Poorboy's Liquid Natty's Blue Wax
Meguiars All Season Dressing


GTI did get some love too...



'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 10K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 21K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 156K - PP 10w30
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447485
07/02/17 01:25 PM
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FL, USA
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Bravo! Two good looking cars you have there.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447603
07/02/17 03:39 PM
07/02/17 03:39 PM
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Texas
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Looking very nice! I did mine today also, didn't clay bar did that not long ago. I had some clouds this morning so took advantage of it before it got hot.


05 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3 CE 5w30 51042
06 Chevy Trailblazer LS 4.2 PP 5w30 XG9837
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447609
07/02/17 03:47 PM
07/02/17 03:47 PM
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Rijeka, EU
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Good job. How come the German plates on Golf?


02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
07 Opel Vectra SW 1.9 CDTI 150 MST 5w40
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447639
07/02/17 04:16 PM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline OP
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Thanks guys! The German plate on the GTI is due to the dealer installing the front plate. Here in PA we only have a rear plate so I needed something to fill the holes. Since it's a German car it seemed fitting. Been wanting one since my MK5 Jetta.


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 10K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 21K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 156K - PP 10w30
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447642
07/02/17 04:22 PM
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Texas
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Nothing better than a clean topside of engine, really adds that extra clean to a detail job.


05 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3 CE 5w30 51042
06 Chevy Trailblazer LS 4.2 PP 5w30 XG9837
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447757
07/02/17 06:43 PM
07/02/17 06:43 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Looks good. Unfortunately I really don't enjoy washing and detailing my cars like other BITOG members do.

Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4447834
07/02/17 08:23 PM
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Thanks for reminding me i need to clean up my engine,what did you use and in what order?


'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 25k Syn oil (leased)
'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: Camry Detail [Re: oilmutt] #4448012
07/03/17 05:07 AM
07/03/17 05:07 AM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: oilmutt
Thanks for reminding me i need to clean up my engine,what did you use and in what order?


Used Zep's Purple Degreaser at 1:1, an old microfiber, and a medium sized detailing brush for the crevices. On an extremely dirty engine that wouldn't work, this one was mainly dusty. Been making it a habit to use just a damp microfiber to dust off the engine bay in the GTI at every wash. Works really well so I'll do this with the Camry from now on. Takes 10 minutes tops.


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 10K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 21K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 156K - PP 10w30
Re: Camry Detail [Re: Delta] #4448289
07/03/17 10:52 AM
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I think I would have left the PB sealant cure for 24 hours before applying the wax for durability. Also not sure about the Hyper Wash, prob go with the Megs Gold Glass Shampoo instead. Everything else sounds superb.

Re: Camry Detail [Re: SatinSilver] #4449155
07/04/17 07:48 AM
07/04/17 07:48 AM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
I think I would have left the PB sealant cure for 24 hours before applying the wax for durability. Also not sure about the Hyper Wash, prob go with the Megs Gold Glass Shampoo instead. Everything else sounds superb.


I normally do, but I was working in the sun. That is the beauty of their products, heck I think they work better in the sun.

Hyper-wash has been my go to for years. 1 oz per 5 gallon and it produces great suds. It has the same feel as Gold Class, just in a more economical package.


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 10K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 21K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 156K - PP 10w30

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