Detailed: 2008 Range Rover HSE

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This vehicle is actually owned by new neighbor. I've been meaning to introduce myself over the last month but detailing and my kid's ball games have kept me pretty busy. It was by mistake that we met. They were on a walk and our dogs met up and we met. The owner runs a Christian school locally and they needed to have their vehicle done the NEXT DAY!!! They were picking up a pro football player for a speaking. I called some of my scheduled appointments and worked this new one in.

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

    Engine Bay:
    Degreased with Purple Power 1:1 and pressure washed. While wet, tire foam (off brand) was sprayed onto the engine. Hood closed, engine started, and left to bake while I did the wheels.

    Wheels, Tires, and Wells:
    Wheel Brightener at 4:1 was used TWICE on these wheels. Come to find out that this vehicle was bought six months ago and that's when it was last washed! Purple Power at 1:1 was used on the tires and wells. I spent 30 minutes on just the wheels and tires. Tires were protected by Pinnacle's Black Onyx tire gel. Wells with No-Touch Wet n Protect.

    Wash Process:
    After pressure washing the debris off the paint, I pre treate the front end and lower panels with Simple Green at 10:1 ratio. This sat for 5 minutes. I then foamed NXT Tech Wash over the paint. This sat for 5 more minutes. I then spent another 30 minutes washing the paint. This was one of the toughest washes I've done in almost three years.

    Paint Polishing:
    (Meguiar's #83 via G110 & LC Black Finishing Pad)
    I guess to the lack of washing, the paint was in really awesome condition.Very minimal swirling and no scratches. #83 took care of these and thoroughly cleaned the paint. #83 is a breeze to work with and G110 compliments it well.

    Paint Protection:
    (Meguiar's NXT 2.0 via G110 & LC Red LSP Pad)
    I put on a coat of NXT and let it sit while I finishing the interio.....approx. 30 minutes. I then came right back over the top of it with another coat of NXT. You read right. I did not remove the first coat. Just trying something different. I then let the second coat sit while I did the tires and windows. I removed it with UQD. Just simply an awesome finish........even on white!

    Interior:
    All surfaces were cleaned with Simple Green at 20:1. Leather was conditioned with Wolfgang's Leather Conditioning Lotion. All vinyl and plastics received Pinnacle's Protectant.

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  2. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

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    2 questions:

    How much do you charge detailing cars to live next to a house that big!?

    Why did the guy think a 2008 needed a professional detailing? I feel like a simple car wash would have been good enough to pick up this guy in or was it really that bad? My 2000 may just recently need a professional cleaning.
     
  3. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    I make 52.00 an hour to date. I work 6-7 hours per day 5-6 days per week. My wife is a teacher. She drives a paid off 2005 Freestar van and I drive a paid off 2003 Ranger. I don't have to have 1200.00 in car payments to be happy. I don't mind a 3000.00 house payment when all other bills are gone. This is how I live in my house.

    This detail was only 150.00. I was there for only 3 hours. This was not a full detail but it was a pro detail. Customer was happy. Tipped 50.00. Thanks. Maybe this will inspire others.
     
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  4. Willey2cool

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    ive got a question, when you spray and degrease the engine, do you cover anything up with bags at all? like any kind of electronic box or intake? i know alot of newer/high end cars cover everything with plastic nowadays
     
  5. 91RS

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

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    The way most newer cars are, you can usually get away with not covering anything up. But on older cars, I'll always cover the distributor and I try to keep the alternator covered as well. I also don't like spraying directly on the engine itself if it is at full operating temperature, just a little warm.
     
  6. justin30513

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    I do 3-4 engine bays per month like this. I have for over 2 years now without a problem. Not to say nothing could ever happen.....hell I could drop my PC on the hood by accident. Remember, I use a pressure washer and it is 70% air. A hose method would be more dangerous in my opinion.
     

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