Detailed: Ford F-250 Super Duty

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Well, here's another work vehicle for you all. This is owned by a local real estate agent. It's a diesel with only 90k miles so it's not really even broken in! There was a lot of oxidation and deep scratches. The customer understood that the deeper defects could not be removed totally. He just wanted it to shine again with umph to it. The interior was his main goal since his clients were going to in the truck for several hours at a time looking at homes. I've had plenty experience with these trucks and the interior are pretty tough and seem to bounce back nicely.

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

    Befores:
    This is what I had to look forward to on the way to work. Plus, it's 39* and 15mph winds!!!
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    Once I arrived, it was about what I'd expect. Actually, not to bad. Like I mentioned, there was oxidation and no depth at all.
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    Interior was not bad-bad.....just used and there was some pet transportation too.
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    Wash Cycle:
    (NXT Tech Wash and Purple Power via Foam Cannon)
    I degreased the wheels, wells, and tires with Purple Power cut 1:1. I then blasted the truck free of debris. I then foamed it and let dwell for 2-3 minutes. I then gave it a nice bath with the LC Ulti-Mitt. Another quick rinse followed. The customer was amazed that I only used 25 gallons of water with this wash. I was too!!!

    Paint Correction:
    (Menzerna's Power Gloss via Cyclo and EDGE2K Yellow Pads)
    After having the success with Power Gloss and the UDM, I thought I break out the Cyclo to give you all a review of this combo. Boy, I had forgotten just how smooth this machine is!!! It did a good job of breaking down the PG. I did see some slight micro-marring but I have another test for taking care of that.

    Here's some 50/50 of Power Gloss at work....
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    The hood did have some irreversible damage but is still cleaned up nice.

    Here's a door shot. Not to bad. Could have stopped but I have more!
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    Paint Protection/Marring Removal:
    (Menzerna's APO60 Sealing Wax via Cyclo and EDGE2K Green Pads)
    I've heard of this all in one being able to remove slight defects with it's abrasive cleaners. Plus, it's supposed to look and protect very well. Well, I do know that it did the first 2 nicely. All micro-marring was removed and it added a ton of gloss and slickness. Much like that of a final polish.

    Final Paint Protection:
    (Optimum's Opti-Seal via Cyclo and EDGE2K White Pads)
    I love applying OS like this. It just glide over the surface. I used only 3 sprays to do the entire truck........windows included. I know that I'm getting 4+ months of durability when PwS is topped like this. I will be doing this truck monthly so we will see about this new combo.

    Interior:
    I used a mix of FOLEX and Purple Power to clean the carpets. The leather and panels were cleaned with Purple Power 1:1 and MF towel and brush. After cleaning the seats, they were treated to Pinnacle's Leather Conditioner. This worked really well to soften the leather. Smells nice too.......the owner noticed it immediately and like it. All plastics were treated with DP's Interior Protectant. Another nice scent. Glass was cleaned with Stoner's Invisible Glass.......I miss my Surf City Glass Cleaner!!!

    Ther tires got some Stoner's More Shine Less Time as did the wells. The wheels received a coating of Opti-Seal with a used EDGE pad. This is one reason I love the EDGE 4 inch pads!!!

    Conclusion:
    Just simply a straight forward detail. There were some deep defects that even Power Gloss could not remove but you know what, the customer was happy and so was I. Like I said, I will be maintaining this monthly and there CR-V is now scheduled for a detail.

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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks really good, Justin. Very deep gloss and the interior looks pretty good too. :)
     
  3. justin30513

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    Thanks Scott.

    The interior cleans up really well in these trucks. Don't know why but they do. I really got to experiment with different techniques on the paint. I did notice that I get less dusting with the Cyclo than the UDM with Menz. products.

    Wonder why?
     
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    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Great work Justin!

    The Power Gloss does dust pretty bad. I use it more with my Hitachi. I noticed that you have been usign OS a lot lately. I love OS, I use it all of the time and don't even need to use that much at all!
     
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    great job. As for a window cleaner, i've been using window sheen by mark v products. It comes in a gallon concentrate and you mix it about 8:1. i really like it, and it cuts just about anything that is on a window.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    For window cleaners, minus tinted obviously, I just use a 2:1 ratio of water to vinegar. Nothing it hasent been able to tackle and it makes 2 gallons for under $1.50
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Oh and Justin give us more details on what your interior process is especially for carpets as mine seem to take forever.
     
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    :hsugh:

    Interior:
    I used a mix of FOLEX and Purple Power to clean the carpets. The leather and panels were cleaned with Purple Power 1:1 and MF towel and brush. After cleaning the seats, they were treated to Pinnacle's Leather Conditioner. This worked really well to soften the leather. Smells nice too.......the owner noticed it immediately and like it. All plastics were treated with DP's Interior Protectant. Another nice scent. Glass was cleaned with Stoner's Invisible Glass.......I miss my Surf City Glass Cleaner!!!

    Ther tires got some Stoner's More Shine Less Time as did the wells. The wheels received a coating of Opti-Seal with a used EDGE pad. This is one reason I love the EDGE 4 inch pads!!!
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Sorry I meant like when you shampoo them et al.
     
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    :mamoru: i knew you couldn't have missed this, i just had to.
     

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