Detailed: 2009 Jeep Wrangler

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This is vehicle number 3 from the owner of the previously posted rides. This is his wife's vehicle and stays outside 24/7. Durability was a must here.

    Detail Description:
    Exterior Detail with paint correction and protection.

    Goal:
    High level of exterior protection and durability.

    Wash Cycle:
    Dawn Wash (2 oz. per 2 gallons of water)...rinse.
    then....
    Meguiar's Gold Class Wash...rinse.
    Clayed using Meguiar's Last touch 1:1

    Paint Correction:
    Meguiar's 205 via G110 using LC White 5.5" Polishing Pad

    A complete wipedown was done using Meguiar's Detailer Line glass cleaner.

    Paint Protection:
    Collinite's #845 via G110 and LC 5.5 Red Finessing Pad.
    Then....
    Collinite's #476s by hand and Meguiar's hand pad.

    The top, trim, and glass were protected by Optimum's Opti-Seal

    Wheel Protection:
    Since the rims were flat black, I decided on Optimum's Spray Car Wax.

    Tire Protection:
    Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel

    Wheel Wells:
    Meguiar's All Season Dressing

    The tires and wells were thorough degreased and then cleaned with Stoner's Tarminator. This leaves the rubber and plastic well prepped. Makes a huge difference in any dressings longevity. Try it. It works.

    Time accumulated:
    5 hours

    No befores...it was very clean.
    Just afters.....
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nice job, trim looks especially good.

    Have I ever mentioned how much I hate detailing Jeeps? The carpet is frickin' garbage and the paint is pretty thin. Plus you have tape off the roof and back fenders and the area above the front fenders is kind of a PITA too, not to mention working around that hood latch. Jeeps are always an upcharge.
     
  3. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    I hate them too.
    The latches, the rubbers on the hood (nobody lays the windshield down...it voids the warranty!), the roof, the plastic flares, the front, the back,.......argh! The whole damn thing sucks!

    I charge 50-75.00 more for Jeeps. Simple.
     
  4. Labster

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    haha, I own a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and I agree, they are a PITA to detail. I love the car both summer and winter however. Just wish the gas mileage was a little better.
     
  5. justin30513

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    Gas mileage has always been an issue. I used to sell to sell them and EVERY customer complained. I'd tell them hey, you're driving a box with a flat windshield, not very aerodynamic! Oh yeah...big tires and a lift didn't help either!
     
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    Nice work. The 845/476 combo is perfect for sealant longevity minded customers.

    Hate doing these Wranglers too with all the areas to tape but have found that 303 works well on the flares/roof/etc. Don't know if it would be any faster than OptiSeal. :dunno:
     

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