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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Detailed OBS

Well, I had a mobile detailer detail the truck after I bought it and it turned out great, for about a week. After a couple rains it looked just like it did prior, dull and old.

SO I sat out to do it myself. With a Porter Cable 7424 and a host of Griot machine polishes I think it turned out good. I know there are better products out there than the Griot's but my wife bought them for Christmas. So.

Figured prior to really hitting the paint I'd pull the side moldings and try to get rid of any lines. I apparently missed a spot and will need to go back but you have to look for it and it is only about 4 inches long.

I washed the truck, clay barred it then hit with a number 1 polish in the bad areas. Next was a # 2 over the entire truck followed up with a #3 and then a wax.




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that looks really good.

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Looks really good wanna detail my truck? lol

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Great job! The truck looks really good.

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Well, I had a mobile detailer detail the truck after I bought it and it turned out great, for about a week. After a couple rains it looked just like it did prior, dull and old.
Sigh...all to common, I'm afraid. I'm guessing they used a product with fillers, or another product that "shows well" but doesn't last, to make it look like they did more work than they actually did.

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it does look good,,,, paying someone to deatil you stuff you have to make shore they are using good stuff to start with

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The one thing the detailer did well was the interior. They removed several stains that had been in place for years. Dad tried several places and no one was able to get the stains out. That alone was worth the money so I don't feel too bad about it.

The guy came highly recommended from friends that always have nice looking cars. Who knows what happened but I should have done it myself to begin with.

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The one thing the detailer did well was the interior. They removed several stains that had been in place for years. Dad tried several places and no one was able to get the stains out. That alone was worth the money so I don't feel too bad about it.

The guy came highly recommended from friends that always have nice looking cars. Who knows what happened but I should have done it myself to begin with.
can i ask what you paid to have it done? the detailer is only as good as the polishes an waxes they use,,,thats what i always say lol

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$220 this included polishing the headlights on the wife's Odyssey

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$220 this included polishing the headlights on the wife's Odyssey
WOW I need to raise my rates

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Seemed like the going rate around Atlanta.

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