Latest details™ v,Rolls, first 300C and my sweaty ass (tons of pics)

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  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    2004 Rolls Royce Phantom. Apparently got caught by some sprinklers, lots of light to moderate water spots primarily on the hood and roof. Polished the car out with Optimum Polish and a Meguiars Polishing pad, then glazed with Detailer's Pride Final Finishing Polish, which quite frankly, seems almost like a glaze version of Optimum the appearance is so similar. Finished the car off with Jeff's Werkstatt Acrylic Jett.

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    1994 Infiniti J30t. Detail this one 2-3 times a year. Last saw it in the fall but other than a lot of debris in the interior, it wasn't too bad. What was bad is we had one of those popcorn thunderstorms spring up after I had washed it and my son had vacuumed it. Had to wait until the storm passed, which was around 45 minutes. Then the sun came out and the humidity was horrendous. I went through 2 shirts on this one. Ugh. Still better than the cold. ;)

    Anyway, paint was decent, so I polished it with Optimum Polish and a Meguiars polishing pad and applied Poorboy's EX-P by hand.

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    Birds hate me. I had just washed this SC430 when I noticed the hood:

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    Seconds later and some QEW...and notice how nice a 6 week old application of Glanz Wax looks. ;)

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    Silverado 2500HD interior. Just goes to show how tough interior shots are on sunny days...even with flash. I think you can see some improvement though. Cleaned with woolite/water mixture, protected with Optimum's Interior Protectant on the vinyl and Turtle Wax Leather Conditioner on the leather.

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    More cars at the sunny law office! Only 3 left now. Been lucky they've all been in decent shape so far.

    2001 Cadillac STS. Clearkote's Vanilla Moose with a Meguiars polishing pad and Poorboy's EX-P by hand.

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    2001 Lexus RX300. Same combo as above, except I needed to use Poorboy's SSR2 with a Meguiars polishing pad on the hood to remove some light rotary trails prior to using Vanilla Moose. Took a before shot of the hood but it seems the sunlight washed them out too much to see them.

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    1998 BMW 328. Driven by a college kid...obviously! Lots of chips, swirls, scuffs, scratches, etc but nothing real deep. I detail it in the summer when he is home from college.

    101 degree day, no shade. Polished it with Vanilla Moose and a Meguiars polishing pad in the direct sun. Right half polished, left side untouched.

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    After polishing both sides:

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    Proof I bust my hump polishing in the direct summer sun and sweat my a$$ off doing it ;)

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    After the above mentioned polishing and sealing with Poorboy's EX w/carnauba:

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    2004 Volvo XC90. Excellent condition, weekly wash customer. No swirls, scratches, etc to speak of so I simply sealed it with Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket. Very wet looking LSP!

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    2005 Chrysler 300C. Yeah, the one with teh HEMI! Polished with Vanilla Moose and a Meguiars polishing pad, topped with Poorboy's EX-P.

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    2004 Mercedes S500 with the 'C' before the paint code, denoting the use of PPGs Ceramiclear paint. Pretty hard stuff. Anyway, the owner had the right front fender and bumper repaired and repainted and apparently the dealer's body shop got overspray on the hood and trunk lid and used a rotary to remove it. Left a lot of rotary tracers all over both, plus on the trunk lid, it appears they also got something caught under the pad and left little curly q scratches randomly all over the trunk lid.

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    I tried to keep the lighting, sun angle, etc as close as possible for this after shot. Used Detailer's Pride Super Swirl Remover with a Meguiars polishing pad then Optimum Polish with another Meguiars polishing pad. I tried Optimum first and it did successfully remove the rotary swirls but it was slow going on the little scratches and halo (spider) swirls, so I switched to the SSE then back to Optimum.

    Some of the little scratches didn't come out 100% but you really have to look to see them. BTW, no wax, that really is the way Optimum finishes.

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    Full car shots, after the above steps on the hood and trunk and Optimum with the Meguiars polishing pad on the sides and roof, then topping with EX w/carnauba.

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  2. behemoth

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    wax my car! aha.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Fly me out to San Diego and get me laid and I will. aha.
     
  4. LanceVance

    LanceVance Beta Orbitor

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    Someone put gum on my car and it dried up. I removed it with a cloth but now there is a little left that won't even come off with soap. How do I remove that?
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Tar and adhesive remover will take it off. You can also use a little polish and your fingernail to get it off. Just go over the area with some polish and then use your fingernail to scrape the rest off, the polish again.
     
  6. purpledonkey

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    Get down here next weekend and I will line up 5 cars for you to do.
     
  7. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    awesome work

    cant wait till I have a car with paint deserving such treatment
     
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    Im going to post my mr2 in some pictures later. Maybe you can help me with what i need to do with it.
     
  9. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Already have next weekend booked. Taking my kids back to Kentucky tomorrow and won't be back in Arlington until late on Wednesday. Thursday through Sunday is going to be a bitch. :hs:
     
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    amazing work as usual :bowdown:
     
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    wow

    the black looks amazing
     
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    :rofl:

    About 7 months for me.
     
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    your threads always rock.
     
  14. BigBronco

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    Hey scott, do you mind putting prices on things from just regular waxes to a full blown detail?

    I have a few customer cars down here in ATX that would need a bad ass job like that when we are done with them.
     
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    by the way your shit is fabulous like always :cool:
     
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    woollite/water mix + toiletbowl brush (not used previously in toiletbowl) do wonders!
     
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    HisXLNC ๑۩۞۩๑ Hot ๑۩۞۩๑

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    That rocks. You need to move to Oklahoma.
     
  18. Scottwax

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    Wax/polish jobs run from $65-125 (maybe more if the paint is trashed and details from $110 (like Miatas) to $225 and even higher, again depending on the condition.
     
  19. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Terrific cleaner and leather safe as well. :)
     
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    CowlSS Official Thong Inspector OT Supporter

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    beautiful work as always.
     
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    Exactly. That and got some chocolate out with ease. Makes me feel bad for the carpet to ever be dirty again.
     
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    The Rolls and Benz look amazing. It's all awesome work, but the way black looks when you're done with it is just spectacular :bowdown:
     
  23. VicenteFox

    VicenteFox Does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

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    Damn MB paint is awesome.
     
  24. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    Zeus from the B-more Ravens has one of those RR's and his tag say's Zeus78 :mamoru:
     
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    looks good
     

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