Detailed Grandma's Car - First time w/ PC

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  1. perry

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    I spent about 4.5 hours on Grandma's red Taurus today. I really could have used another 2 - 3 hours, but was pressed for time. Didn't have time to clay, and it could have really used it. Could have used more time w/ DACP as well.


    Washed with Black Magic wash
    DACP on a LC cutting pad on the horizontal surfaces
    Pinnacle's new Swirl Remover on a LC polishing pad
    Poorboy's EX-P on a CMA finishing pad
    Meguiar's Hot Rims used on hubcaps and tires
    Hi-Temp Grape Tire dressing on tires
    Stoner's Trim Shine in the wheel wells, side skirt thingies, mirror surround, and cowl
    Orange Blast to clean engine, dressed w/ CD-2
    Interior spot cleaned w/ mild laundry detergent / water mix and scrubbed w/ brush on PC
    Dash cleaned with same mix, dressed w/ Zymol Protectant
    Stoner's Invisible Glass on windows
    Think that's all I used ;)

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    I could have used some more time on the interior, but the little time I spent helped out quite a bit. There was some sort of white residue all over the dash, radio, and door panels. No idea what it was, maybe some of her makeup. But my little mixture mentioned above cleaned it right up.
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    Engine was pretty dusty..
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    But cleaned up nicely..
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    There were quite a bit of swirls on all the horizontal surfaces from the drive thru car washes...
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    My goal wasn't to completely get rid of the swirls, as I knew that I didn't have the time, nor skill, and it'd just get swirled all over again from the silly car wash. But I wanted to greatly reduce them. I think it came out pretty good.
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    Oh, I can't take complete credit for the job. I did have a few helpers.. While I was washing the car, I had to run back in to the garage to get something. I discovered these two guys in the very back corner near my car care shelf. They're too friendly!

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    And I saw a praying mantis just hanging out...

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    Other pictures.. but I think most of em are in this post!
     
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    Man.. that looks so wet ... Good job man. :)
     
  4. flip2jetta

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    Hey that looks nice. Grandma should be pretty happy, good job man
     
  5. Scottwax

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    Outstanding work, Perry! Very noticable improvement! I hope she did some cool Grandma stuff like cook you dinner and bake some cookies. :)
     
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    Hehe.. long story, but I owed her, and still owe her :)

    She said, "It's like you've given me $1000! It looks better than it did brand new!" I told her if she went and traded her car in, then it probably woulda been about that! And knowing car dealers, it probably does look better than brand new ;)
     
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    Just FYI, you can clay as you wash. Wash down each area, dip the clay into the soapy water, clay and rinse. Real time saver. Works with QEW too.
     
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    I think I've read about claying while washing, but I'm too skeered to try it on a car other than my own first. Next time I clay my car I'll have to try it out :bigthumb:
     

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