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      08-23-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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hey all i did my first detail on this truck. it was notin to bad of condition but the lady wanted it cleaned up for her husband before he came beack from iraq. i would like to thank 328i for all his help. he pretty much told me how to do a detail lol. i apologize if the pics suck.

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      08-23-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
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Mega huge pictures, but the truck looks good.
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Mega huge pictures, but the truck looks good.
THANKS IT TOOK ME LIKE 3 DAYS TO DO IT. IT RAINED AND THEN I HAD TO START ALL OVER I WAS PISSED LOL. ALTHOUGH THE OWNER DIDNT MIND.
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good work bro but i do suggest to do po85rd after sip to bring out a higher gloss in the paint but even without it it looks good.
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nice job!
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good work bro but i do suggest to do po85rd after sip to bring out a higher gloss in the paint but even without it it looks good.
i would but im a poor detailer lol. i buy something new once a month. im slowly for surely building up my equipment and chemicals
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nice job!
thanks i worked really hard it. i hope the owner is impressed.
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nice work...
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That's BIG vehicle to have to deal with your first time detailing!! It could have been worse though (thankfully it isn't BLACK).

Nice job on the detail and to what Jon335i mentioned above. Great products make the job a little easier and the results more appealing.

+1 for Jopa too ...... HUGE pics for a HUGE truck!
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That's BIG vehicle to have to deal with your first time detailing!! It could have been worse though (thankfully it isn't BLACK).

Nice job on the detail and to what Jon335i mentioned above. Great products make the job a little easier and the results more appealing.

+1 for Jopa too ...... HUGE pics for a HUGE truck!
well its my bosses truck and i went to drop it off this morning and now like 3 people want the same thing done. one guys is dropping his car off tonight and its black. lol hopefully its not to bad. its a brig crown victoria though.
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Great work, especially for your first detail. One thing I noticed is that you have 3 sealants that you used, did you use them on different parts of the car or layer them? If you layered them I would recommend not using the NXT because it's a cleaner wax, so it will remove any other wax or sealant that you put on before it. If you're doing a one step polish you might also want to try something less aggresive like Menzerna Power Finish or 106fa. Those polishes with a Green Polishing Pad will leave an even better looking finish than just using SIP alone.
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well its my bosses truck and i went to drop it off this morning and now like 3 people want the same thing done. one guys is dropping his car off tonight and its black. lol hopefully its not to bad. its a brig crown victoria though.
That's a GOOD thing, right!!??
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That's a GOOD thing, right!!??
it is a good but he said my price was to high. i feel like $350 is a good price for bumper cleaning and that includes clearing up the paint as much as possible
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Yeah, maybe $250 - $300 would be a better starting point for pricing on a larger vehicle.

Black is more
Size of the vehicle is more
Interior / exterior condition is your starting point
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