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      11-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #67
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BMW 355i

Detail Addict Gold Package

A customer recently bought this E90 Pre-LCI and it was in a pretty bad shape before we worked on it. It had a ton of swirls, holograms, and oxidation.

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- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Sealant Wax
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
- 34A
- 85RD
- 83Q
- 106FA


Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Surbuf R-Series Cutting Pad
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- Detail Addict 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing/Detailing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      11-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #68
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BMW E90 335i

Detail Addict Bronze Package

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine


Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      11-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #69
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BMW E46 M3

Detail Addict Bronze Package + Engine Bay

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine

Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      11-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #70
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Mitsubishi Galant

Heavy Interior

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
- Leather Cleaner
- Leather Conditioner
- Carpet Cleaner

Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Applicator Pad
- Soft brush

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      11-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #71
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Man, you do some serious kick-a** work!

I'm going to have to bring my Bimmer in to your place to get some serious cleaning/detailing work!

Unfortunately I have to get a lot of paint work done first.

Speaking of which, do you know a good place in the Valley to get my front and rear end painted?

Thanks!
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      11-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #72
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Man, you do some serious kick-a** work!

I'm going to have to bring my Bimmer in to your place to get some serious cleaning/detailing work!

Unfortunately I have to get a lot of paint work done first.

Speaking of which, do you know a good place in the Valley to get my front and rear end painted?

Thanks!
Yeah, just PM me and I'll point you in some good direction. Just a heads up, after repainting the car, it is good to let it cure (3-6wk) before working on the car.
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      11-26-2013, 01:28 PM   #73
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Yeah, just PM me and I'll point you in some good direction. Just a heads up, after repainting the car, it is good to let it cure (3-6wk) before working on the car.
Great. Will do!

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      12-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #74
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Ford Mustang Cobra

Detail Addict Bronze Package

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine

Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      12-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #75
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2010 Volkswagen CC

Detail Addict Silver Package

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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Some 50/50 shots. Customer had bird droppings here and there on the car.





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      12-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #76
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BMW 328i F30

Detail Addict Silver Package

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      12-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #77
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Could you explain what you use to detail under the hood and how you do it? Maybe post a few pics of the process? Keep up the good work!
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      12-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #78
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Sure. Before we start the engine bay detailing we make sure that the car is fully cooled down before starting. We do the engine bay before the car wash process too. We start by spraying our Detail Addict Engine Wheel Cleaner liberally. Then, scrub the area lightly (beware of loose/expose wires). Then, pressure wash it down (again beware of loose/expose wires.) then we air pressure dry the engine, touch up with a all purpose microfiber towel. Then lastly, we would dress the plastic trimming with our Detail Addict Rub & Shine.

Thanks for the kind compliment.
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      01-02-2014, 02:39 AM   #79
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I'm terrified to try this lol. These days there are so many electrical components under the hood so I'm scared I will ruin something. When you say be aware of exposed wires, do you cover anything up with plastic or are you just careful not to directly spray certain areas? Thanks for the info!
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We sometimes cover up some areas that we know that is a bit exposed. For the E90, the engine bay pretty much covered by plastic covers and no random loose wires (like older cars). Just don't spray too close and directly at those sensitive areas. Something like rubber tubes, I don't spray too direct at it as a precaution. Some areas I'd scrub a bit more so when I spray water at it, I don't need too much pressure to get the dirt off.
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Awesome! Thanks again for the info! It's a shame you don't live around here or I would just drop the car off!
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      01-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #82
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No problem, if you end up washing your engine bay, I'd love to see the before and after, goodluck!
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Mazda 3

Heavy Interior

I really liked how this interior came out, the customer with concerns with cigarette ashes all over the interior, sunblock/lotion stains, etc. The outcome was amazing! We had a great recovery on the interior condition. He couldn’t be any more happier.

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
- Leather Cleaner
- Leather Conditioner
- Carpet Cleaner

Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Applicator Pad
- Soft brush

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      01-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #84
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Detail Addict Silver Package

This car is only 9 months old! The owner, awesome guy, went camping and well, you'll see from the pictures. It was super fun working on this car, minus the fact that it was crazy big.

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- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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I love this picture, you can totally see our test panel! haha But, you can totally see all the scratches! Its crazy!!





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      01-16-2014, 12:20 PM   #85
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2013 BMW F30 Active Hybrid 3

Detail Addict Silver Package

This is a brand new F30 Active Hybrid 3. Customer came in wanted to make sure that the car was properly detailed and protected.

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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There was quite of bit of dirt picked up by the clay, more than I'd expect from a newer car.





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      01-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #86
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BMW E92 M3

Detail Addict Silver Package

This guy is one of our regular customers, I swear every time he comes in the car always looks like it lived its life. Occasionally, I'd like to see a car that isn't babied and was driven to hell and back. The guy keeps up the maintenance on his own, so the car was fairly smooth and no major scratches. Straight forward detailing in this case. Just a tip for those who dread detailing your car because it takes too long, if you keep up the maintenance, detailing it is a breeze. (Generally speaking of course.)

Product Used:

- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      01-24-2014, 12:01 PM   #87
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2013 Subaru Forester XT

Detail Addict Silver Package

This customer came to us after having a fun weekend in the snow. Its pretty bad. He also had some concerns about holograms, its kind of hard to tell under all that road dirt. That's why we recommend the Detail Addict Silver Addict Package, it normally fixes the problem of holograms and light scratches.

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- Detail Addict Car Soap
- Detail Addict Carnauba Wax
- Detail Addict G-3500 Polish
- Detail Addict G-2500 Polish
- Detail Addict Medium Grade Clay Bar
- Detail Addict Detail Spray
- Detail Addict Engine + Wheel Cleaner
- Detail Addict Glass Cleaner
- Detail Addict Rub & Shine
Tools Used:

- Detail Addict Backing Plate
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Crimson Finishing Foam
- Detail Addict Hydro 5.5" Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
- ACE TurboStick
- Camspray Foamer Attachment
- Gilmour Foamaster II (If DO NOT have pressure washer.)
- Detail Addict Grit Guard Bucket Insert
- Detail Addict Water Softening System
- Gilmour Zinc Fireman's Power Flow Nozzle
- Porter Cable 7424XP
- Detail Addict Applicator Grip Dressing
- Detail Addict Microfiber Auto Wash Mitt
- Detail Addict Glass Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Polishing Towel
- Detail Addict Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel
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      01-24-2014, 05:09 PM   #88
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Looks amazing! I will always have a soft spot for the Foresters. One of the best cars I've ever owned in terms of reliability and practicality. Although Subaru is known to have very thin sheet metal and easily scratched paint. Proceed with caution. But you're a pro, you probably know that already.
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