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Here's a little background on the truck. This is my dad's 2004 Expedition with 150k on the clock. During those 150k it has never been waxed, and when its washed he usually drives it through the gas station carwash. It's usually being driven on the highway catching rocks and bugs, or in the oil field on dusty and muddy trails. The truck has alot of swirls, some deep scratches, and a "car wash at the fellowship at 2pm" etched into the side. A few weeks ago we had a benefit carwash for a friend who passed away and my dad thought writing the quoted on the side of his dirty car was a good idea, TERRIBLE IDEA. The detail took me about 8 hours. So here we go...

Here are some pictures after i washed it, you can see the carwash etching

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Heres the hood under halogen light, pretty rough

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Small section before polishing

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Section After

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Door Panel Before Polishing

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Door Panel After

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Carwash etching before polish

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Carwash etching after

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Here are some pictures of the truck after polishing, i havent applied the glaze or wax yet

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I applied the glaze and wax but the sun had gone down by then. Since this will be going straight back to the field tomorow i headed to a parking garage to get some final pictures. And of course my camera was about to die.

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So there you go, the reason i detail cars. Results like these are so exciting and amazing when they come out the way this one did. So if your thinking about having your car's paint brought back to life, holler. :thumbsup:

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:eek: Damn.

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Think you can get that scratch out of Josh's trunk? :finga:

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nice job, you do really good work!

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A thank you.

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what do you charge again?

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Kinda depends on how much polishing needs to be done. But an complete detail including claybar, polish, glaze, wax etc is 250 for a moderatly swirled car. Thats 40$ less than the "local" place that only does light compounding

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Great work.

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tonys car is pretty swirled haha.

i might get you to do this for me before the towers show/me driving to h2o

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Cool. Yeah im going to be down mine soon as well. Gotta get looking good for towers. So excite!

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Great results. What polish and pads did you use?

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Great results. What polish and pads did you use?

dave.


Thanks, on this one i used meguiars medium cut compound on an orange pad and meguiars show glaze on a white.

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Great results. What polish and pads did you use?

dave.


Thanks, on this one i used meguiars medium cut compound on an orange pad and meguiars show glaze on a white.


Did you have a bunch of dusting from the Megs compound? I haven't used any newer megs polishes or compounds for a while because I used to get tons of dust and slinging.

Again, the paint looks great.

dave.

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brian....skills. im pretty sure im going to need to use your services soon

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Great results. What polish and pads did you use?

dave.


Thanks, on this one i used meguiars medium cut compound on an orange pad and meguiars show glaze on a white.


Did you have a bunch of dusting from the Megs compound? I haven't used any newer megs polishes or compounds for a while because I used to get tons of dust and slinging.

Again, the paint looks great.

dave.


The meguiars actually doesnt dust that much imo and no slinging at all. I also have poor boys SSR 1, 2.5 and good lord do they dust. I have to wash the car again once i polish with those. Just part of the process.

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brian....skills. im pretty sure im going to need to use your services soon


Just let me know, or peep the site VVVV

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old post i know but DAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM!

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