Detailing pics thread

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Scottwax, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Please...no more than 2 pics per post and limit the size to 500 x 333 max, and compress them to 75 k or less. If you need a good program for that, go to www.xat.com and download the free image optimizer. It is a 1 MB program and it works great.

    I have dial up and no options at the moment for DSL or broadband, so that is the reason for limiting pic size!

    Also, include a little about the methods used.

    This is the hood of a C5 Vette. Polished with Meguiars Swirl Free, then with S100 Shine Enhancing Paint Cleanser, then waxed with S100 Paste Wax.

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    This is the reflection of my car off the side of a Lexus LX470 that I polished with Meguiars Swirl Free and waxed with S100.

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    Roof of my car in the spring time after polishing the car to get rid of some tiny scratches that my snow brush made. Bought the Meguiar's stuff on Scott's recommendation.

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  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks great, perry! Nice reflection off a light color too. Take a pic after you top it with S100.
     
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    Here's from today after a coat of Z5 and then S100

    There near the top corner of the house you can see one of my many hail dents...

    Accidentally deleted the pics :(
     
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    Sorry about the hail man :sad2: What kind of car is that?
     
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    I've had the dents for a few years now. Decided it wasn't worth $1200 to have a paintless dent repair take em out, so I just kinda pretend they aren't there ;)

    It's a 96 Ford Contour, 90k miles on it. Lives outside all the time.
     
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    :cool: did you try the dry ice method of removing them?
     
  9. Scottwax

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    perry-nice depth to the paint! Looks a mile deep. :cool:
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    How about a real beast of a vehicle:

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    And a nice Acura TL-the metallic blue seems to take on the look of dark blue liquid chrome!

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    You know, someday I'm going to get a car where you can actually appreciate the shine in a picture. It's gray... :sad2:
     
  12. emanon

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    Dont you love how S100 looks on top of Zaino:joshers::big grin:
     
  13. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    my daily driver's grey :fawk:

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    can you appreciate shine in those pics? :fawk:

    it's basicly just as good as my black car :dunno:

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  14. krag

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    The blue Acura has the absolute BEST wax job I've ever seen on a car outside of a car show.
     
  15. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Heh heh. S100-ed rear tailgate of a Suburban.

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  16. krag

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    GOD.....DAMN....TOO......REFLECTIVE.....BURNS......RETINAS!
     
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    WOWZERS!!!! MIND BLOWING
     
  18. Scottwax

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    Meguiars Swirl Free Polish, Vanilla Moose (a very light final polish) and S100 Paste Wax.
     
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    absolutly awesome, when did you do that one?
     
  20. Scottwax

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    This past Sunday (Feb 10). It is a 1996 and that is the original 7 year old paint. It had obviously been waxed often enough, but I doubt the paint had really been cleaned, so that is why I first polished with a swirl remover, then with a lighter polish before waxing.
     
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    scott you must have alot of repeat business :big grin:
     
  22. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Other than a Yellow Page listing and my website, I haven't advertised since 1996. 94% of my business is repeat or referral. Doing good work is the cheapest form of advertising there is!
     
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    If I ship my Miata to Texas, do you think you could wax it for me? :o
     
  24. Scottwax

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    I'd almost consider doing it for free because I am so damn tired of all the huge stuff I do. I've got a Toyota Land Cruiser and a Ford Excursion and Expidition to wash and wax tomorrow!
     
  25. thevolvoguy

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    My reflection in the side of a customers S600.
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    That same S600, that day.
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