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Old 12-28-2014, 06:52 PM
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For all the detailers on here how did you learn. I've been thinking about it for a while. I'm real OCD about how my car looks. I was thinking on learning
 
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:58 PM
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Tweek:
Its my experience, it was trial and error for me.. as was for most on here...
However,
There are some really good and informative vids on you tube!
I wish that I saw the vids before I tried to just "Wing it".

I did luck up though...
My step son worked for an auto detailing shop for a while and finally straightened out my paint... It took a few times to get it where it is now as it had many years of daily driving on the paint, sun, salt, acid rain etc...

My fear is...
There maynot be much clear cote left on it now..

Keep us posted...
How about maybe doing a before and after? Once you get yours done?

Heres some info that may help posted by one of members!
Great Info!
https://montecarloforum.com/forum/de...t=detail+paint <-----Click here
 

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Old 12-28-2014, 07:03 PM
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I might just have my paint guy teach me since he details as well. I have an amazing detail guy but I like doing the work myself
 
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tweek View Post
I might just have my paint guy teach me since he details as well. I have an amazing detail guy but I like doing the work myself
Check this out!
https://montecarloforum.com/forum/de...t=detail+paint <---click here
 
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:06 AM
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I learned from my dad. He has been doing it for 30+ years as his full time job. So naturally I ended up working at his shop as a teenager. I still to this day work there and have been for about 13 years.
 
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:43 AM
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My dad... I used to help him was his Twin Pines Milk truck, and he had an old Buick (58 Special) he kept spotless.
But I learn everyday something new from here, Google, car friends and going to car shows.
 
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:01 PM
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On the job.
 
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Originally Posted by xxtheshockerxx View Post
I learned from my dad. He has been doing it for 30+ years as his full time job. So naturally I ended up working at his shop as a teenager. I still to this day work there and have been for about 13 years.
I believe the dad part... but big doubt in you....
 
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by gibbiani View Post
I believe the dad part... but big doubt in you....
Why do you say this? You come on here and attack a member in your second post you need Whats wrong with you? You need to banned you.
 
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:06 AM
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Most of the time guys will pick up the detailing from Dad.
My father loved his Buicks and kept them clean.
One thing he always worked on was the White Wall tires. He used a product called Wesley's Tire Cleaner and it worked wonders. If you had dingy white walls this will get it clean.
I enjoy going to Car shows and usually the tire and wheel areas are neglected.
I clean the Tires and the Wheels then I also do the exterior inside fender wells, if you spray tire foam in there it cleans it right up. Good subject.
 

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