Clay bar killers, tape porn, RVs, 50/50 convertible roofs & 18.1L of Mercedeseses

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  1. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    X5, X3, 335xi, SL63, C63, GL550, Boxster S, A6, Jetta GLI

    Can't post these at Autopia :squint:, so I'll share them here instead :wavey:

    Most if not all of these were washed with ONR, two bucket and grit guards, grout sponge, and dried with microfibers. Using Megs Mild Clay and ONR as lube, the wheels get P21S/S100 Gel and tires are dressed with Megs Non Silicone. Interiors are cleaned with Megs APC and/or Woolite and treated with 303 Aerospace. Waxes/Sealants vary by vehicle/color/customer and are noted.

    Porsche Boxster S w/ P21S 100%, used 303 and a foam applicator on the roof.
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    BMW 335xi w/ Collinite 476 and Collinite 845. Euro delivery car, this is covered in imported Bavarian dirt.

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    BMW X5 w/ Collinite 845 and M105/M205 by hand to remove most of the paint transfer.

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    Benz C63 w/ Natty's Blue and M205 on green foam for the hood.

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    Benz SL63 w/ Natty's Blue, routine maintenance detail for a car that lives on a unpaved and unimproved, pothole riddled dirt road. Will do full correction in Spring.

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    Audi A6 w/ Natty's Blue, used DX330 for the tar on the chip guard.

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    BMW X3 w/ Natty's Red, I know the after pic is doubled up- not enough pictures for a car that killed most of a clay bar.

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    Jetta GLI w/ Collinite 845 and 2x M105 on green, M205 on blue. Look at that tape job, fap fap fap.

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    Benz GL550 w/ Collinite 476 and 845, M105 on yellow (yes, on a brand new car), M105 on green, and M205 on blue. Last detailer really fucked this thing up, some shots are pre-hologram removal.

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  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Awesome work as usual! :bigthumb:

    Why can't you post those at Autopia? They on an anti-pro-detailer bend again?
     
  3. Morgan06

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    Anytime I post pics there I get people crying about my URL, or that my van's vinyl is in the pic, or that these are 3 hour jobs and not 3 day jobs. Fuck em.

    edit: And Thanks! Just doing what I can and giving people their money's worth.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nothing wrong with doing basic 1 or 2 step details, they are real money makers. Not everyone cars about 100% defect free paint, they are happy with a nice shine and a clean interior.

    Nice work on all of them. :)
     
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    Looks like a nice improvement on all of them! Good job! :bigthumb:

    BTW - I like the tape job! :cool:
     
  6. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: My bread and butter are in basic non-corrective (or minimally corrective) details. Full paint correction is nowhere near as profitable due to the sheer amount of labor involved.
     
  7. Morgan06

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    Thanks. I've done enough body work and seen enough sloppy tape jobs that I actually try to get my masking done in a single piece of tape. And everytime I do it's like a weird little victory. :coolugh:


    This is all true. Much easier to market cleanliness and protection over perfection, less liability, no need for multiple $30 bottles of polishes, no expectation other than shiny and smooth, not spending all day on one customer and one car. Give me 2 'full details' in a day and I have time leftover to do a neighbors/looky louie's car and gain more exposure.

    That GL550 took 7 hours to get 90-95% correction on rock hard paint and I charged him $400 including a light interior w/ 3M Scotchgard and 303 Protectant. Another pair of well known members from Autopia wanted him to drive the car 2 hours, leave it at his house for 3 days, and only wanted $450. WTF?
     
  8. Run N. Gun

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    Ah OCD therapy. I get it! :bigthumb:
     
  9. justin30513

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    Very nice Morgan. The two hour jobs are my bread and butter.
     
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    nice work. and fuck autopia.
     
  11. Morgan06

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    The Ghost of That'll Buff Right Out Past. :eek3: Thanks Justin. Not only are they my bread and butter too, but 2-3 hour jobs are so much easier to schedule.

    Thanks and :werd:. Autopia has two parts- a big circle jerk of 'professional' halogen tanners and noobs with too little experience wanting advice on business cards and pricing packages to start their detailing business. But on the flipside it's too big of a community to ignore.
     

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