Detailed: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    I got a call from a friend that wanted to sell his "beater". This thing was in horrible shape. The carpets were stained.......pet hair everywhere........I despise pets in the car!!! The outside was oxidized and scratched. He told me to do what I could for 200.00 and he would be happy. I do 10 vehicles for his family so I figured I could stretch it out somemore for him!!!

    Here's the process.......

    Wash Cycle.....
    ( 2 oz. DP Xtreme Foam, 4 oz. Purple Power, and 26 oz. water via foam gun)
    I pressure washed the vehicle off to loosen and remove any debris. I then used Purple Power on all tires and inner fender wells. While this soaked, I foamed the entire ride. I used a black ShMitt and a bucket of clean water with a Grit-Guard to rinsed my mitt out as I washed the paint. I rinsed then dried. The tires were then treated with Armor Tire Foam.

    Paint Correction/Protection.....
    (Menzerna's P106ff via UDM and E2K yellow Pad at a #5 setting)
    This stuff dusts but who cares.......it freaking works! No oily residue either. Just a squeaky clean surface. I used a lower than normal setting on the UDM and found that it helps keep the dusting down. Maybe it slows the breaking down of the compound. I then topped it with Menzerna's Sealing Wax via UDM and E2K White Pad. This chemical really cleans up any missed compound and really rouges up the clear coat. No dusting here though.

    Interior.......
    A combination of Folex, Purple Power and vacuuming is what it took here. Time too.........about 2 hours! It finally came out a lot better than start. I treated all plastics with DP's Interior Protectant. Glass was cleaned with Diamondite's Glass Cleaner.

    This thing was an initial mess. I must have down good because it sold the next day for the asking amount!!!

    Now that is what's rewarding to me.

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  3. Idea of Evil

    Idea of Evil Struggle

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    looks way better
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks way better than it did. Only so much you can do when people beat the crap out of their vehicles like that. :dunno:

    If it makes you feel any better, my sister has a 1994 Explorer my Dad gave her. He kept it absolutely immaculate inside and out. She has had it about 6 years now and the interior is A LOT worse than the one you posted. Her husband won't even ride in it with her.
     
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    holy shit that's an old ass alpine radio!
     
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    That interior was gross and you did a small miracle inside the truck. The outside looks great. The paint looks excellent now, especially compared to the before picture! Good job! :bigthumb:
     
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    What are some good DIY carpet cleaners?
     
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    nice job.
     
  9. justin30513

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    The Little Green Machine is great. I personally have a 1 gal/1HP Shop-Vac from Wal-Mart.......the red and black one. This one is dedicated for extraction only. Really powerful and is only 20.00.

    I will be getting a Mytee Lite this fall though........700ish.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I just used PO106FF this weekend and I wonder how I lived without it. Used it with the rotary around 1500 rpms with a 5 inch white LC CCS pad. My wife came out and looked at the car after I was done and said "Wow that Ultima PGP really shines!" She was shocked when I told her I had not even applied it yet that it was just the polish. It does dust a little but NOTHING like IP or FP2. I have the SIP coming here in about a week.
     
  11. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Justin

    Look into the Mytee Spyder. It is more powerful and has a bigger solution tank. The steamer and the extractor make an awesome combo. You will be able to make carpets and upholstery look so much better.

    Also check into the Pro Chem line of chemicals. That is what I've been using for a while now and I've had great results with them.
     
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    I'm going to call you on Monday bro.

    OK?
     
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    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Alright man. I probably won't have time to talk until early evening though.
     

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