Detailed: 2005 Ford Explorer (Project "X")

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Last Friday I placed an AutoGeek order and I recieved it on Tuesday. When I opened the box, I found a 4oz. bottle with "One Step Polish/Sealant" handwritten on the side. I called Meghan and all she could tell was to try it and tell her what I thought. We would all know soon enough who was making it and what it was. This was awesome. I could finally give a review with smoke from who the manufacturer was. No hype. NOTHING! Just honest results and review. Being impressed by Optimum's Poli-Seal, this stuff was going to have to be good to even compete. I had the test subject. A slightly new 2005 Ford Explorer. The customer only wanted a mini-detail aka no major polishing or claying. The paint was metallic so this was good for the "flake-pop" review. It was also cold. About 45* at the high of the day. There was also sun. Just a variety of extremes for a good old test.

    Let's get to it.....

    Washed with Meguiar's NXT Car Wash
    (Used EDGE ShMitt and also the Wheel ShMitt on wheels and tires with left over wash water)

    Project "X" One Step Cleaner/Sealant
    (Used EDGE2K Green Wave Light Cutting Pad at a #5 PC setting)
    This chemical actually smelled good. A little fruity. I felt it with my fingers. More abrasives than Poli-Seal in my opinion. I applied two, dime sized amounts on the left and right sides of the pad and sprayed with XMT's Pad Conditioner. With the machine off, I smeared the product over half of the hood. There were some light swirls but nothing major. I worked the product in at a #5 setting with slower overlapping motions. Took about 4-5 minutes for it to go clear. There was no dusting at all. I felt my pad and I could still feel the sealant which was oily to the touch. One major thing though.....my pad was very dirty! Looked like it removed alot of contaminents. I let it sit for abou 10 minutes and removed. Came off very, very easy. It left a slick, non-carnauba waxed slick surface. Oh yeah, ALL swirls were gone! I finished the paint up. Highly impressed with this new product. I can't wait to see who is making it and what it is. I also called back asking for the remainder of the samples!

    Start time:
    10:30AM/40*
    Finish time:
    1:00PM/45*
    Payment:
    175.00

    Other Products used:
    Meguiar's APC 10:1
    (Interior panels and leather seats)
    Meguiar's Leather Cleaner/Conditioner
    (Applied with MF towel. Allow to dry then applied a final coat)
    Meguiar's Hyper-Dressing 1:1
    (Interior panels, dash, and moldings)
    DuraGloss Absorb-It! Deodorizer
    (Sprayed Directly onto carpet. Awesome stuff. They could sell this stuff for more if they wanted to!)
    Armor All Tire Foam and Gel
    (Foam as a pre-cleaner and base for the Gel. Also used foam in wheel wells and running boards)
    Cobra MF Guzzler Drying Towel
    (This thing is huge and dries everything in it's path. How did I not already have one?!?!)

    ****A special thanks to AutoGeek and Meghan for their unrivaled customer support and prices. Thanks for allowing me to test run a brand new product.****

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    And now some sun to show the absence of swirls....
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    Some flaking....
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    A cool, wet shot or two...
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    Reflections....
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Really good depth for a lighter color. Keep us posted on the new product. :)
     
  3. justin30513

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    I now believe that it's a little something from Poorboy's! This would be the first product I've ever used from them.
     
  4. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    That made for an exciting review. :) Did you take a pic of the pad after polishing?? Great job on the car, as usual!
     
  5. ffxhub

    ffxhub OT Supporter

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    Looks good man.....wish you were in NOVA, I've been looking for a good detailer to do a few of my cars in this area......just haven't had the time to do it myself.....
     
  6. justin30513

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    Yep sure did. This new chemical really cleaned huh?

    Washed out easy though.
     
  7. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Post up here when they tell you what you used, I'd like to get some of that to go with my new Porter Cable. :big grin:
     

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