Latest details™ v.'06 Charger R/T, more details in the sun

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Scottwax, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Almost done with the cars at the law office with no shade...just 4 more to go. ;)

    Did these three last week. At least it was partly cloudy this time, except when I wanted to take pics so all ended up being full sun shots. Due to time constraints and people needing their cars, I wasn't able to wait for better lighting.

    Anyway, all three with Clearkote's Vanilla Moose with a Meguiars polishing pad and Poorboy's EX-P by hand.

    1992 Lexus LS400:

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    2002 Jeep Wrangler. Neighbor of a regular customer. Pretty decent shape overall, but had never been waxed. Suprisingly, the paint was very smooth, although obviously not slick at all. Just had to lightly clay a couple areas.

    I QEW washed the fenderwells and dressed the tires and fenderwells with Armor All.

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    Like I said, paint was in really excellent condition for not having been waxed for 3 years. Polished with Klasse All in One using a Meguiars polishing pad and sealed with Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket Sealant (very nice product, if durability is as impressive as the appearance, I'll be ordering some!). Polished all plastic windows, bumpers, step tubes, etc with Vanilla Moose by hand and dressed all trim with Meguiars #38 Trim Gel. I used Optimum Interior Protectant on the vinyl top. Gave it a subtle sheen and really turned out nice. :)

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    2005 Infiniti G35. Had some pretty deep spider swirls on the hood, rest of the car wasn't as swirled. The owner bought the car new but I can't help thinking the hood may have been repainted prior to him taking the car, just was so much more swirled than the rest of the car. :dunno:

    Anyway, polished it out with Detailer's Pride Super Swirl Eliminator with a burgandy Meguiars cutting pad, then the hood two more times with Meguiars #80 Speed Glaze and a Meguiars polishing pad, then the whole car with Vanilla Moose with a Meg's polishing pad and topping with Poorboy's EX w/carnauba. Came out really wet and deep. Wanted to get more shots (sun shots) but he needed to be somewhere and my kids and I had tickets for that night's Ranger's game and I didn't finish until an hour before the first pitch.

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    Finally, the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T. Sold his '02 AMG S55 and bought this. He seems to like the Charger more so far.

    Brand new, really good paint. Just some light claying on the horizontal surfaces and sealed with Poorboy's EX-P.

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    Lastly, just a shot of my younger son Jason helping out. I only have them here for a couple more weeks then Jason goes back to Kentucky for his junior year in high school and my older son Chris goes on to college in Greenville, Ill. They've been a huge help this summer. :)

    BTW, notice how nicely a nearly 3 month old application of FK1's Pink Wax still looks. ;)

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  2. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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  3. Nick P

    Nick P I do it daily and like it, but that's my style

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    Damn, nice work :cool:
     
  4. Skoles

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    Don't you have your own section on this site?


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  5. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    :cool: The charger looks awesome. Nice work.
     
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    Hey Scottwax, have you used Mother's power ball yet... heard anything of it?
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Heard of it, haven't used it yet. Others I know on a detailing board have tried it and like it. In fact, the new Mother's line is definitely a really good consumer line-up.
     
  8. dsvtec

    dsvtec I have an LS3 AND an amazingly supple and flowing

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    Looks good.

    That reminds me that I wanted to share my latest detail jobs with you. The body shop that replaced the nose piece on my car scratched and swirled the crap out of the rest of it. :o I tried Pinnacle swirl and haze remover and it did a good job. The car is a spa yellow '01 S2000 with about 18k on it. The hood was very hazed...due to poor honda paint on a hot aluminum hood. It also came out very good. I hand applied the swirl remover...I was too afraid of a buffer. I topped it off with a coat of Liqud Sovereign, and then a coat with Sovereign paste. It came out better than I expected.

    Then I used the pinnacle advanced swirl remover on the plastic painted door guard on my wife's blue Rav4. Some asshat that had the parking spot next to her at her apartment kept slamming his door in her door every time he got in and out. It looks pretty good...you can only see a couple of the deep marks. I also hand applied it with a sponge applicator, then went over it with pinnacle paint cleaner, then a coat of liquid and paste sovereign. That looked great on the dark blue finish.
     
  9. Derek

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    awesome, nice work :bowdown:

    p.s. what's the best way to get light surface scratches out of new paint from a cat :mad:
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    :cool: very nice work as always. My detailing business hasnt been going good, still trying to get some regular customers,only have 2 regular customers so far :hsugh:
     
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    :cool: Thanks for the reply.

     
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    Set up enough and we'll have a NC detailing meet
     
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    want to wax my car :x: for tree fiddy?
     
  15. Scottwax

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    Pics? :x:
     
  16. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Check out the stickies in the detailing forum.
     
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    man, that Charger is looking friggen hot
     
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    The Jeep looks too clean... for a Jeep. :hs:

    Fucking sweet jobs on all, as always. :bigthumb:
     
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    the new Charger is REALLY growing on me
     
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    how you go from a s55 to a dodge is beyond me
     
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    will do, thanks :o
     
  23. dsvtec

    dsvtec I have an LS3 AND an amazingly supple and flowing

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    Unfortunately no :hs: I should have done some before and after shots like you do. My car was a mess, and turned out way better than my wife expected...me...I'm still dissapointed...but I'll get over it.
     
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    I'm seriously considering getting a Charger over the GTO now. :cool:
     
  25. Putter

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    What about the Magnum?
     

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