Detailed: Ford F-350 Crew Cab

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Firdays are usually a day set aside for my maintenance cleanings. Everyone wants their vehicles cleaned for the weekend.......and everyone waits to the last minute to schedule a full detail. Case in point. I did 4 follow up routines this morning from 7:30 to 10:00AM. Thinking my day was over, I got a call for real estate agent/friend of mine. Seems he had bought this truck about 7 months ago and well, it's not been touched in the sense of cleaning. I had to pick my youngest boy up from school at 2:30 so this was going to have to be fast.

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    Arrival Time:
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    Wash Cycle:
    All lower panels were sprayed with Purple Power cut 1:1. This was the same for the wheels, tires, inner fender wells (arches), and door jams. I blasted these areas thoroughly with my pressure washer. I then foamed the exterior 3 times with my NXT/Purple Power foam mix. Each time I washed it with a LC Ulti-Mitt. No engine cleaning on this one. Not enough time and the customer didn't want it. I didn't even look.
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    Interior:
    After about an hour on the outside, I decided to move into the inside. What a week! Two consecutive days of massive interior work. Good thing I've have a technique in place for interiors like this. Basically the same process as when I do an engine bay. I vacuum up every inch of the interior. I was told not to worry about the seat/cover though. The customer was simply going to wash them in their washing machine. I now took my Purple Power and covered everything in reach. I let it sit and then with my vac, I extracted any puddles. I cam back with an MF towel and a bucket of water to rinse with. This actually takes less time than shampooing carpets. After cleaning, the floors were covered with Armor All Tire foam. While it sat, I treated the interior panels, dash, and rubber seals with STP (otc) Protectant. Yep it's oily. Yep it has silicone in it. This truck needed it though. Once this was done, I shut all doors, turned the truck on, and cranked up the heat. This is the baking stage. It simply works leaving a nice non-greasy coating behind. Any puddles were wiped up. Windows were then cleaned and the jams were treated to a coating of Malco's Aqua Wax.

    Wheels, Tires, and Wells:
    The tires and wheel wells were sprayed with No-Touch Wet n' Protect twice. The wheels were coated with Malco Aqua Wax.


    Exterior Polishing & Protection:
    (PB's PwS/APO60 50/50 mix via UDM & 3M Black Polishing Pad)
    Once again, due to time restraints and cost, a one step system was used on the exterior. I chose to use the UDM to test out this new pad with my mix. It did really, really well. It removed 95% of the swirls and even some deeper scratches. Cleaned the paint well too. I noticed that with the UDM on 6, this little pad heated the paint up pretty toasty. I liked this. It brought out a ton of gloss and depth.
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    Finished at 2:15PM
    A total of 2 hours 15 minutes.
    I would take the weekend off but I have 3 wash/correction/protection's to do tomorrow!
    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. JRock10

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    wow. at first i thought all that mud was caked onto carpet and not rubber.
     
  3. MSIGuy

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    Damn, wish I could do my car in that short! Looks good and you still did a through job in a short amount of time, speaks well to your work ethic!
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Massive improvement! Thank God for vinyl floors in work trucks, eh? ;)
     
  5. CBlakeNS

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    Looks good, nice job on it... as usual!
     
  6. Run N. Gun

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    Amazing transformation, Justin! Nice work. :bigthumb:
     
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  8. Hairy Gorilla

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    Nice. How much would you charge a customer for a project like that?
     
  9. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Justin fantastic work.

    You mentioned that you do the same treatment on carpet that you did on rubber floors. You might have posted posted before but can you tell me more about your carpet cleaning method please? You just use the purple power let it dwell and then vacuum?
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I dont know what he charged but for something like that I would charge $300 or so.
     
  11. JRock10

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    yeah
     
  12. justin30513

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    275.00 on this one.
    Not bad for 4 hours work but 1.5 years ago it would have taken me 8 hours and I would have only made 150.00.
     

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