first detail

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by momentum, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    I"m about to do my neighbors black f-150 truck and i was wondering what everyone would recommend on his first detail job.I have the following products ready to go on friday when they come in:
    meguiars dacp
    meguiars #80
    vanilla moose
    poorboy's polish with carnauba
    poorboy's ex-p
    meguiars #16 wax
    nxt wax

    what would you guys recommend on using on this truck,it has some pretty nasty swirls marks,etc...thanks in advance fellow detailers :wavey:
     
  2. Robb

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    id go 83-80-vm-nxt
    top w/ 16 the next day
     
  3. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    thanks for your input :cool:
     
  4. NorthPac

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    Don't forget to clay
    "Sealer first" then carnauba, Sealer won't stick on carnauba.:hs:
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    Megatron Decepticon OT Supporter

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    I agree with this but clay during or right after wash and do 2 layers of NXT then #16 for even better results.
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd do what the other suggest, however, try #80 first and see if that does the trick. If not, then step up to #83.

    You can go directly from #80 to NXT if you wish and the polishing takes longer than you thought.
     
  7. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    thanks scott,i'll be practicing this tomorrow and this weekend with the pc and will do my neighbors on monday hopefully,after that i will be doing my moms friends car too,i dont even have my business cards yet and i have customers lined up to do :eek3: i got my buiness license and i had to fill out a survey for the stormwater people,good thing i know about qew since cali is very strict on polluted water,etc. I also picked up some mr.clean dry eraser for wheels and tires,also the interior one
     
  8. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    well i finished my first full detail for a customer today.used #80,followed by pwc,then topped with #16 wax. for 10 year old paint that was really bad it turned out really good in my opinion.wish i had a camera to take some pics.
     
  9. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    QEW will keep you in compliance since you use less than 2 gallons of water.

    Yeah, too bad you don't have a camera. ;)
     
  10. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    once i do get one i will be taking pics of my work,did my brothers red truck today and he was so happy with the end resulf,looked like glass.used #80,then vanilla moose,and finished with nxt
     
  11. zaink

    zaink OT Supporter

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    i was thinkin of doing a detail to my car, my process was going to be

    wash
    clay
    wash
    wax...

    can someone fix that if it looks wrong? and should i polish, is it worth it?
     
  12. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Skip washing after claying and polish instead. Polishing is definitely worth it because most of your shine comes from the claying and polishing. The better you prep the paint, the better it will look after you wax it.
     
  13. zaink

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    is hand polishing fine? i dont plan on buying a buffer or nothing
     
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    WHAT IS QEW! I must know!!
     
  15. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Quick and Easy Wash (QEW) from protectall (www.protectall.com), most RV places have it. It is a rinseless wash.
     

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