Detailed: 2003 Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This is a full detail that that was referred to me. The referral came from the 300C customer! Guess I did my job. This Jeep was not bad at all. When I first here "Jeep", I start to panic. This one did have a pretty mildewed top and a rough undercarriage. The inside needed nothing but a vac and wipe down.
    Here's what the exterior got....

    NXT Car wash

    Used my EDGE ShMitt with ease. Jeeps are tough. Lots of crevices and edges to get into. The ShMitt made washing a breeze.

    DP Final Polish

    (EDGE2K Orange "waffle" pad at a #5.5 setting)
    Since all this customer wanted was some protection, I just wanted to remove all surface contaminants and previous wax. I was surprised though to see how well it removed light swirls. My new pad fell great and allowed me to run at a higher speed due to increase ventilation. The paint was left slick and wet.

    DP Spray Surface Shield Paint Sealant

    (Applied by hand and MF....removed by the same process)
    I have always been skeptical about sealants.......especially a spay sealant. Would it give me the same gloss and shine as my other LSP's? It did and it was so easy to apply. It was like I was working with a QD. The sealant gave the clear a wet, deep shine. After sitting for an hour, it really hardened and came to life. The metallics started to shimmer and the depth grew deeper. Better than the results was the ease of use. Spray a panel with one squirt, spread, flip towel, and buff dry. Done. I did this in full sun too. No streaking......even on the glass. This is a keeper for me. Yet another product that exceeds my expectations.

    Other products used:

    Armor All Tire Foam
    (Wheel wells and tires)
    Customer wanted a "flat" look so the tires got wiped down after th foam dried.
    Woolite 6:1
    (Use this on the top. Worked so well accompanied with my Karcher's Turbo Nozzle.)
    Woolite 10:1
    (Used on all interior plastic and upholstery touch up.)
    Stoner's Invisible Glass

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  2. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Just a question: do you go to the customer's house, or do they bring their cars to you? I always see you in a different setting, so I was just wondering. Excellent work man, you know of any body with a PC for sale?
     
  3. justin30513

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    I'm totally mobile. I go to their work or home.
    I don't know of any PC's for sell right now though.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Very nice work, I've done two Jeeps that same color-but other than those two and the one you detailed, I don't recall seeing that color. :dunno:

    That DP Final Polish is an excellent product and I have used the spray and the regular sealant. Both work very well. :)
     
  5. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Would you expect the paint to become more glossy and have more depth if you waxed after the sealant? Just curious.

    On both of my personal cars (documented on this forum) I did notice an improved depth and gloss when waxing after applying the sealant. Wondering if this is a YMMV or something to expect.
    Great job on that Jeep, Justin! Thx for sharing!
     
  6. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    To me, the sealant gave more of a plastic look than depth. The customer did want alot of protection though. I'm gonna put a layer of Max Wax on it during the next detail. Remember, a sealant needs 12 hours to cure.
     

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