Ugly car details, continued (many pics)

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  1. MartyFukstein

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    Detailing in Oregon, I rarely get the high end customer who wants his Porsche polished. The average job includes at least four of the following:

    1. Van or wagon
    2. Dog owner
    3. Outdoorsman
    4. Skier
    5. Puke
    6. Food stains
    7. Tree sap
    8. Foul odor
    9. Extreme owner neglect

    My bread and butter is interiors. Women love a clean interior. Car shoppers always remember the car with the cleanest interior and freshest smell. If you ever get into detailing, spend more time on the inside than the outside of your customers cars, and you'll be successful.

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  2. seismic

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    Is it weird that these pictures make me feel happy in my chest?
     
  3. J

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    :ugh: @ hair all over door
     
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    excellent job though. aside from that permanent black stain on the drivers side, it looks like new
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    It still never ceases to amaze me how nasty people let their cars get :ugh:
     
  6. Buck-O

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    So what do you use to clean your interiors?

    Looks nice.
     
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    Yeah....do you use an extractor or just a shop-vac and elbow grease?

    Let us know.

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    ...and how damn picky they can be after you finish.

    Seriously quality work on that inteiror. :)
     
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  10. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    :werd: Most are perfectly happy, but I have had a couple practically want to use a white glove over everything :ugh:
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Yeah, products/processes or ban :o
     
  12. CBlakeNS

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    Very nice job on those vehicles!!
     
  13. MartyFukstein

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    Interior Detail Process, 2003 Accord:

    1. Photograph car prior to beginning work. Apply compressed air in dash, console, under seats, door handles, map pockets etc.
    2. Dry vac
    3. Drag all dog hair on upholstery, doors, and headliner to one spot with "doggy mitt":
    http://www.winnerscircledetailingproducts.com/CandyPress/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=93
    4. Dry vac dog hair
    5. Spot treat upholstery stains by spraying Carpet Lifter (http://www.midwayautosupply.com/detailedproductdescription.asp?12215) onto clean microfiber towel then rubbing out stain in an x-pattern. This car did not require that the seats be shampoo'd and extracted, which I avoid if I can to keep the interior dry.
    6. Dry vac factory carpet
    7. Spot treat factory carpet using technique in #5. Spot treat headliner stains, but be very light with fluids to avoid water stains.
    8. Remove floor mats.
    9. Dry vac floor mats.
    10. Soak grease, red, and protein stains with appropriate cleaner:
    http://www.topoftheline.com/carpet-upholstery-cleaning.html
    11. Soak entire floor mat with carpet/upholstery shampoo mixed 7:1 water:shampoo:
    http://www.detailplus.com/merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DP&Product_Code=DC_CDS_CUS&Category_Code=DC_CDS
    12. Let floor mat sit for 5 minutes
    13. Scrub the shit out of the mat until foam is everywhere using a Cyclo polisher with stiff bristle attachment:
    http://www.winnerscircledetailingproducts.com/CandyPress/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=136
    14. Extract in a horizontal direction with portable carpet extractor
    15. Extract in a vertical direction with portable carpet extractor
    16. Repeat steps 10-15 if necessary
    17. Return mats to car
    18. Start car, turn heat on maximum with uper and lower vents open.
    19. Close doors, and leave one window cracked to allow moisture in carpets to evaporate.
    20. Let car idle with heater running for 30-40 minutes. Detail exterior of car during this time.
    21. Dress pedals with tire dressing. Wipe clean.
    22. Dress shifter boot with leather dressing. Wipe clean.
    23. While heater is running, clean the windows. This was a 50 degree day, and window cleaner leaves streaks in cold weather. Window cleaner quickly evaporates from hot windows.
    24. Dress weather sealant around doors with dressing. Wipe clean.
    25. Take pictures to document your work. Customers may sometimes wrongly blame you for stains/tears/cuts in their interior. If you take before and after pictures, you're covered legally.
     
  14. MartyFukstein

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    2000 Mercury Grand Marquis:

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  15. CBlakeNS

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    Nice, looks really good!!
     
  16. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You are doing some really quality work! :)
     
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    wow, awesome!
     
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    quick question, can you use a steamer to take stains out of racing seats?
     
  19. MartyFukstein

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    Follow my directions in post 14. If that fails, hire an upholstery cleaner.
     
  20. Buck-O

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    I say it depend son what hte racing seat is made of. If its leather or suede, you certaintly dont want to be dousing it with water.

    Otherwise, what the shit guy said (get it, ExplosiveDiarrhea, shit guy...meh).
     
  21. Scottwax

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    The watery shit guy maybe?
     
  22. Buck-O

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    Well, its cant be watery, becuase its explosive. And you ahve to have some substance to allow for some pressure, and some chunking to get the explosiveness of it all.

    Otherwise it would just be "Streaming Diarehea". ANd thats just not as funny.
     
  23. MartyFukstein

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    great job and everything, but

    21. Dress pedals with tire dressing. Wipe clean.

    isnt that very dangerous?????
     
  25. MartyFukstein

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    Be sure to wipe clean, and you'll be fine.
     

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