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Detail of the day..

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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Despite not being able to detail my dads bike, I took the time for myself & detailed my moms truck, also cleaned the inside of my front rims(nasty!)

Moms truck has not seen a detail since it left the lot in 2009. Hasn't seen a wash in over a year. The paint was so dry...the drying towel actually got stuck!

Here is moms Escape:
Everything is done by hand on her truck. Came out amazing! Products used: Meguiars ultimate washnwax, ultimate compound, ultimate liquid wax.

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Some paint correction/water spot removal on the hood, tape removed after a few passes with Meguiars ultimate compound.
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During the wash
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After washing, it still had a nasty white haze
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Had to wax twice to get it glossy! First pass did not remove easy, second pass glided smooth. Meguiars Ultimate liquid wax used.
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Perfect water beading & a gorgeous car in the reflection ;D
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white haze gone.

Rims:
oh my god. what a difference it makes when it sits. Used a old clay bar, Mothers mag & aluminum polish, Meguiars ultimate compound & polish & liquid wax, and Meguiars show car glaze.
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before. Didn't make much of a difference even after I scrubbed it with a brush.
After:

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:54 PM
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Very nice work there! wish we had a "Like" buton on the fourm.


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Old 03-02-2013, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tadcaster View Post
Very nice work there! wish we had a "Like" buton on the fourm.


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You know you go on facebook too much when you wish for like buttons everywere..
If MCF had a like button, no one would post, just 'like' the thread
 
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:18 PM
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Looks good
 
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:18 PM
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What a nice thing you did for your mother. She is going to love you everytime her reflection pop's back at her. I use the Meguiars Ultimate Compound and Ultimate Wax extensively too. What did the Glaze do for it? See you took the time to remove your wheels and do the reverse as well. Now thats detailing!! Awesome!!
 
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ZIPPY02 View Post
What a nice thing you did for your mother. She is going to love you everytime her reflection pop's back at her. I use the Meguiars Ultimate Compound and Ultimate Wax extensively too. What did the Glaze do for it? See you took the time to remove your wheels and do the reverse as well. Now thats detailing!! Awesome!!
The glaze is like the ultimate polish, & it hides the imperfections well. Its also more liquid so it doesn't dry as fast.

The rims I was using with a power cone, it helped keep it wet & gave it the extra edge
 
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:26 PM
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Your moms car looks great and so do your wheels. I do mine about twice a year.
 
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That's nice but those monte wheels came out looking real nice
 
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:20 PM
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Jen:
WOW! Really nice detail work! You worked your butt off! Nice job!
I wish my wife had your drive and incentive,motivation and attention to detail as you do!
I just hope that I'm able to do half as much as you have done today to my Monte as well.
You have definitely inspired me... But I know physically I don't think I will ever be able to as good as a job that you have done.
Between my Rhuematoid Arthritis and my disabilitys tends to keep me from doing like you have done.
I know...your mom is very grateful to have such a wonderful daughter as you!
 
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:05 PM
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her truck is already filthy.. oh well, it made good pictures though

I don't think I'll be able to do detailing too long, its killing my knees. Even if I wear a wrap during the job I'm still waking up the next day in pain. Sucks I'm only 22 & dealing with such troubles...
 
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