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Old 11-06-2014, 03:22 PM   #11
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I actually just did a detail last weekend. Love that "Smooth as a babies butt" feel in the paint. Now I cant go to the car wash for a few months as I dont want the power washers to remove all the good work.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:37 PM   #12
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Stopped raining in SoCal and had some time off so finally got around to claybar my car.

A lot of work and time, not sure if I am a lupinsea

1. washed car
2. clayed car
3. rinsed car
4. waxed car.
5. removed wax.

All by hand, guess if I had a orbital the waxing would of been easier. Used all griot stuff and their best of show wax was hard to get off.

Sun was setting when I took these pics so not the best quality. I am happy with the results.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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last set of pics

There is some embedded brake dust in the rims that the griot rim cleaner did not remove. Need to look into how to remove.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #14
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Jeff that car is gorgeous plus you did an incredible job !!

All i can say is WOW !!! Beautiful !!
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:05 PM   #15
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Jeff that car is gorgeous plus you did an incredible job !!

All i can say is WOW !!! Beautiful !!
thanks. My back is feeling it though.

I am very impressed with the condition of it for a 15+ year old car. I don't think it would be in such good condition if I owned it the whole time.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #16
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Nice job. I just don't have the stamina for that any more. Especially that last step, going through all the cracks and gaps and removing residue after all the other work. Knees and wrists and knuckles start aching.

I can barely get myself to clean my own wheels. Then again, on the east coast the return on investment just doesn't last as long. A nice detailing like yours reaps rewards for months out there!
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:00 PM   #17
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Looks beautiful!
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:01 PM   #18
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Nice job. I just don't have the stamina for that any more. Especially that last step, going through all the cracks and gaps and removing residue after all the other work. Knees and wrists and knuckles start aching.

I can barely get myself to clean my own wheels. Then again, on the east coast the return on investment just doesn't last as long. A nice detailing like yours reaps rewards for months out there!
yeah I might pay a pro to do it next time

Yes especially since I work from home so do not have a commute. The only problem is I end up using my wifes SUV instead to keep it clean, minimize kid destruction and door dings.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:48 AM   #19
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Looks super Jeff! I'm impressed that you did it all by hand.

If you don't mind a little positive criticism you just need to buff the trunk a lit little longer or harder to get that dent out.........might take a Porter Cable to do that though.

I take it you haven't decided what to do about that little imperfection yet?

Out of curiosity what brand and size tires are you currently running?
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:11 AM   #20
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There is some embedded brake dust in the rims that the griot rim cleaner did not remove. Need to look into how to remove.
Looks great. Good luck with the unremovable brake dust and let me know if you figure it out. I've been fighting it for years on my e36.
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