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2014 Fiesta ST Ingot Silver - new car detail & protection.

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Here is a write-up from a new car detail & protection I performed on a Fiesta ST

The car was brought to me with just over 250 miles on it.
-I started by first foaming the car with Chemical Guy’s Citrus Wash. Followed by CarPro IronX Snow Soap. These help to safely brake down any residues on the surface from the manufacturing & shipping along with bringing the dirt away from the surface for reduced risk while cleaning

-After foaming the tires & fender wells were cleaned with Meguiar's Super Degreaser diluted 4:1 followed by POLISHANGEL® Mint+ Wheel Cleaner on the wheel faces & barrels.

-The rest of the vehicle was then washed with 3oz. of Meg’s Hyper Wash (in each bucket) and blown dried prior to decontamination.

-IronX Lemon Scent sprayed over the entire vehicle to remove embedded iron contaminants. While the vehicle may only have 250 miles, some iron contaminats were still present. The vehicle was then thoroughly rinsed and further decontaminated with the SM Arnold Speedy Surface Prep towel, much more efficient than clay.

The car was then rinsed again, towel dried with high-quality microfiber drying towels, and then blown dry. The final air drying with the Master Blaster is mainly to remove water from all the jambs, cracks seems, behind the door handles... etc. Then the car was wiped down with Spies Hecker 7010 Panel Wipe to leave a perfectly clean surface ready for polishing with POLISHANGEL® INVINCIBLE | 9H PRIMER

Here is the test spot with Primer. While I felt this silver was in decent condition from the dealership there was still some gloss & clarity to be extracted.

Reflection in silver after Primer before Cosmic application.

I found the dealership sticker hiding up here, not really sure how it got here but was removed.

Engine bay cleaned and plastics protected

Wheels removed to coat faces and barrels

POLISHANGEL® COSMIC | 9H coating applied

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Pretty curious to what kind of filter that Air Blower has?. I googled it but only saw the little round filters, not sure what they are made of, or if those are only for the little hand canister one.

I have one of these for doing pool closings It has a 3hp, so might not be as many HP as the 8hp in those metro. But I bet it will do equally as good of job as its rated to handle sealed pressure. The issue is, it is not filtered. So I was thinking of picking up a 2.5" cone air filter such as: And then either buying the hose kit . I do find it a bit expensive, or just cutting down one of my old pool hoses and using the blower nozzle from my shop vac.

I've used it on my motorcycle in the past with no filter and just an open hose no nozzle, and it does a pretty good job. But I never felt good about it not being filtered air. The air is also quite warm that comes out as the motor heats it.

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