Detailed: F-350 Dually

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    After about a year, I finally landed a client that I was after. He is a local business owner with BIG trucks. He has been building a house and this has kept him from getting his trucks detailed. This is the first of five that I will be doing this week. Bare with me on the pictures.....it was cloudy, humid, and the bottom fell out (rained) about half way through the polishing stage.

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    Wash Cycle.....
    (NXT Tech Was via Foam Gun)
    I degreased the wheels, tires, and wells with Purple Power 1:1. The jam were done with it 4:1. Everything was blasted with the pressure washer then foamed. I let sit for 5 minutes and came back with ZEPs Car Wash and the LC Ulti-Mitt. First thing I noticed while drying, tons of water spots and fine swirls. This was an indicator of how the previous local detailer had treated this truck.

    Interior.....
    The interior was not bad at all. This comes from only having 27K on the odometer. It only gets driven on the weekends and then now sits in a garage. I vacuumed every inch of the truck with my brush attachment. I sprayed the floors with Folex 4:1 and let sit while I wiped down the panels with Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer. Nice matte finish with anti-static properties. I then came back and vacuumed the Folex up. The windows were then done last.

    Exterior Polishing & Protection.....
    (PwS/APO60 50:50 mix via Cyclo & EDGE2K Yellow Pads)
    In the deal we worked out, there was not going to be extensive paint restoration. So, we decided on a one stepper and then a booster wax with the bi-weekly washes. He said it's going to get scratched again on site when he takes clients out. I decided to use my PwS/APO60 50:50 mix. The water spots were pretty bad on the hood so I thought I would use XMT#3 on one half just to see how it stood up to this mix. The PwS mix actually did a better job at removing the spots! I think this is due the chemical cleaners of PwS and the mechanical abrasives in APO60. This mix with the Cyclo removed about 75 of all defects and all of the water spots. The Cyclo covered so much area so fast. I really enjoy using this machine!
    Here are some action before and afters.....
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    This was also the only protection that the paint saw. Remember this correction was done with the Cyclo in about a 1.5 hours.

    Wheels, Tire, and Wells....
    Tires got a coating of Armor All Tire Foam and the wells, a coat of No-Touch Wet n' Protect. The aluminum wheels got the same PwS mix via MF applicator.

    Afters.....
    Due to the rain, I could only get some in-the-garage-shots. It still show the correction and gloss of this one step mix.
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    Oh yeah.......his new home!
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Huge improvement for one stepping it. :)

    I hate doing full correction on stuff like that, it takes forever. :noes:
     
  3. Cooter

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    Great job Justin. That is a big ass truck. Lots of panels!
     
  4. JRock10

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    man. nice work. i feel your pain on dually trucks. no fun at all.
     
  5. Labster

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    I did one of those in the spring with cap on it and it was a full correction...My arms and back hated me...
     
  6. Sonar_un

    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    pics down
     
  7. justin30513

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    Yep........I had over 400000 hits on my photobucket account in 18 days!!!

    CRAZY!

    I'm signed up for pro there but it's not renewing. I just contacted them.

    Damn it!
     
  8. CBlakeNS

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    Looks good, nice work!
     
  9. Pussysmith

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    So I noticed you mention various clients you have been trying to land before you land them. What do you mean by trying to land. Did you know these people or do you cold call/walk up to them?
     
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  11. mgardula

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    Looks good!
     

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