Detailed: 2005 Colorado LS

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This referral came from a customer of mine at a local bank. The owner of this truck runs a local gas station here in downtown Blue Ridge. The forecast was for 75% rain all day but the owner told me I could work on it. I didn't have anything else planned so I saw it as a good chance to gain some more rotary experience. He has recently ordered a new Mini Cooper S and will trading this truck in the coming week. I wasn't getting paid for a full detail but this was some good exposure for my business. He said just to make it presentable. I figured I could a little more than that!

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

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    Wash Cycle:
    Running low on my NXT Tech wash, I decided to use some of Zep's Car Wash that found at my local Home Depot. I put 2 ounces in the bucket with 2.5 gallons of water. Suds were amazing. I first degreased the jams, tires, wells, and wheels. I then washed the truck twice with a LC Ulti-Mitt. This has been a really good mitt. Expect a review soon......this was the 49th vehicle and I'm doing my review when I hit 50 vehicles washed. I did notice that the Zep cleaned really well and sheet a lot of the water off. Bugs came off easy too.

    Interior:
    The interior first saw a major vacuuming. I use my brush attachment a lot. I vacuum every surface of the interior before it sees any liquid cleaning at all. All plastics and vinyl got Purple Power cut 4:1 and the carpets and seat saw a mix of Folex and Purple Power. I mix it like this.......8oz. Purple Power......8oz. Folex.......the rest with WARM water. I spray it on after I vacuum the area. By the time I get back around to the starting spot, it's time to wipe up with a wet MF towel and re-vacuum. This one didn't get a full restoration as it would have required several passes of this process. Came good enough for me and the customer.

    Paint Polishing:
    (Meguiar's #9 Swirl Remover 2.0 via rotary & LC White Pad)
    It's been a while since I've used any of Meguiar's polishes. Since it very damp today and 106 has been tough in humid conditions, I though I play with this some. I was not doing a full correction on the paint. I was just getting ride of some surface swirls and reducing some dings and scratches. The thing was, this polish and the rotary took out way more than I thought! Pad hop nearly ceased too and there was no sling. There was also no dusting, no staining, and the clean up was effortless. All of this from a 9.00 bottle of polish. I love.

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    Paint Protection:
    (NXT 2.0 by hand...removed by hand also)
    Figured since I was using Meguiar's polish, why not use the NXT 2.0 Wax? I put it on by and it was a breeze. It dried in about 15 minute in about 100% humidity. Came off easy. I also did all the jams and shuts with NXT as well.

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  2. Robb

    Robb Guest

    Looks Great! Good Work
     
  3. JRock10

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    that turned out well! i always love doing a car that looks trashed and comes out great.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Huge improvement on that arm pit of an interior. :bowdown:
     
  5. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Nice turnaround Justin! Man you get some nasty details!
     
  6. danonboost

    danonboost I invite you

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    Nice work. Any under-hood shots of the red pile out there?
     
  7. TankedOutSuicide

    TankedOutSuicide These aren't the DJs were looking for...

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    Im getting a ultimate detailing machine for xmas and need to know how you you got those scratchs out so well on a black car. Did you need lots of practice? Any tutorials on using a orbital on black cars?

    Nice job BTW!
     
  8. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Go to Autopia.org and read. Best knowledge base on it. There is a tutorial on the PC and removing swirls, treat it the same way with the UDM.

    This might help also:

    http://www.properautocare.com/reswwaspincl1.html

    http://www.properautocare.com/witporcabpol1.html
     

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