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Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    I hope I can remember how to do this! I've been swamped the last 3 weeks with washes and vac's. I've actually made money and got done earlier than from doing full details. But where's the fun in that!?!?

    This is a new client that owns a Century21 in a nearby town. I had 3 scheduled for full details but walk-in customers turned 2 of them into wash/vac's/ Oh well, I get do them fully next and made it a little easier on myself but tidying them up now! I hate to say it, but this thing was trashed. Very dirty inside and out. Good thing is that she wants me to keep it up weekly. I knocked out the other 2 and went to work on this one. It was a pleasant 42* at noon.......ok, it sucks! Oh well, I could be slapping shingles on!

    Here's the process:

    DP 4-in-1 Wash and Clay
    (Washed a panel then clayed a panel.....saved a ton of time!)
    Still so impressed with this system. Saves me a ton of water. I did blast off the lower half and wells along with the tires and wheels with my pressure washer. I figured I saved about 15 gallons of water easily.

    Menzerna Intensive Polish
    (EDGE2K Green Med. Cutting Pad at a #6 PC Setting)
    I've been wanting to try this line up for awhile and thanks to "supercharged" and the sample he sent me, I was now able too. This stuff cut really well. The clear seemed soft so I was able to remove 95% of the swirls with the PC. This stuff is very concentrated. Once the pad was prime with a QD, it only took a pea-sized amount per panel. There was no dusting and wiped clean. No marring at all. I hope AG will consider to carry this line.

    Meguiar's NXT Liquid Tech Wax
    (EDGE2K White Fine Polishing Pad at a #4 PC Setting)
    When I headed out this morning, I looked in the cabinent to see what LSP I wanted to try. I decided with NXT for 2 reasons: First, it looks really good on silver and light metallics and second, I simple haven't used it in a while! It only takes a little to do an entire car. Goes on smooth and almost vanishes. I always put two coat on. Not to layer but to give an even, uniform coat. I grabbed a towel and wiped it up. Was so easy and the metallics were popping! Not a bad look for over the counter.

    Other Products Used:
    DP Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
    (Very good stuff. Comes way to strong though. I've cut it 1:1 and now is perfect to me.)
    DP Total Interior Cleaner
    (Cleaned every inch of interior plastic with this. Works very well.)
    DP Interior Protectant
    (Leaves a nice matte finish with a light banana smell. My customers love the scent and look.)
    DP Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner
    (The best glass cleaner I've used to date. Has made my most hated step a breeze now!)
    Armor All Tire Foam
    (Spray onto engine, tires, and wells while still wet. Wiped cleaned with an MF Mitt after drying.)
    Armor All Tire Gel
    (Applied with occompanied applicator.)

    Thanks to all.
    I appreciate each and everyone of you on any forum!


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    Afters:
    (Sorry for the lack of pics. My camera's battery's were dying! I'll take more of the mats tomorrow. I have to go back to get paid!)

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  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Huge improvement! :)

    What a friggin's shitbox in the befores. :noes:
     
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    AND she's a smoker. Had 7 boxes in the driver's door ready to go!
    Thing f-ing wreaked!

    DuraGloss' Absorb-IT! is awesome though!
     
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    whoa, that turned out nice!
     
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    Detailing smoker's cars...EEEWWW!!! That can't be fun!

    Kudos for a job well done! You completely made that interior new. What a difference some attention to detail makes. :bigthumb:
     
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    Mr. Kitty Litter OT Supporter

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    I have black Sorento with some nasty swirl marks.
    Wanna do mine? :cool:
     
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    Where you located bro?

    I'm packing a rotary now!
     
  9. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    man i don't know how you guys do it

    i don't care what kind of car you drive

    if u keep your car that dirty u need to have your ass kicked at least once a week and twice on sundays!!!

    i just don't see howsomeone can let their car go so much likethat!
     
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    Blows me away too! All they have to do is call me. She was spending 20.00 a week just going through the car wash. I come and vacuum it and wash it (correctly) now for 60.00 every 2 weeks. Includes windows, tires, everything!

    Imagine what the resale of it would be now compared to before?
     
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    jokka OT Supporter

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    i detailed my tc yesterday. started at 2 and ended at like 7:30.

    now my lower back is in pain. all for the love of the paint :o
     
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    Hell, I'm just glad to me more action in here now!
     
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