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Old 07-06-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Maybe I should go for the Chrysler Town and Country look...hahahhahaha



...and then I'd kill myself.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Very sharp looking!
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Vary nice ride. one of the nicest rides
i've seen that year. nice work, well done.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:56 PM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Very nice, how far did you go with the detailing?
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:36 PM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

DKS-1 - About 3 times a year I do what I call a "full" detail. That includes in no particular order:
2-bucket wash with grit guards
Engine degrease and dressing (simple green - CD-2)
Wheels and tires (wheels get treated just like the paint)
Leather - Leatherique treatment
Good vac and interior plastics get wiped down with Lexol (I know it's for leather, but I like the results)
Paint gets:
Clayed
Megs Ultimate Compound - LC pad, Porter Cable
Megs Ultimate Polish - LC pad, Porter Cable
Megs NXT 2.0 - By hand
Megs Liquid Carnuba (#24 I think) - By hand
Metals and minimal chrome plastics get polished, sealed and waxed
Wheel wells get some dressing after cleaning
Glass gets done
I then take pictures and follow that with a nap....

Once that's done, maintenance is super easy. I just give it a bath and another coat of wax as needed.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:43 PM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Sounds good, replace that NXT 2.0 with some Blackfire Wet Diamond and you'll really be happy!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:05 PM
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:24 PM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

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Sounds good, replace that NXT 2.0 with some Blackfire Wet Diamond and you'll really be happy!!!
I've heard a lot of positive things about that stuff...do you know what the Wet Diamond has that the NXT doesn't? Side by side...what makes Blackfire better? I might have to give it a shot when the NXT runs out.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:49 AM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Blackfire Wet Diamond is the longest lasting sealant out there, period. It's also a show sealant that looks almost as good as a good quality wax.
It's a pure sealant that allows multiple coats (with proper cure time) for added effect.


NXT 2.0 is one of the worst sealants out there as far as lasting time (still the best Wal-Mart has to offer, though)
NXT has cleaners that will not allow multiple coats, you can do it, but it's a waste of time because it strips off the bottom coat when you put on a new one.
NXT looks "good" but not anywhere as good as BFWD.

BFWD is the most highly used sealant among pro detailers, it took the market by storm and is considered the best of the best among those who know.
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Beautiful. Very good taste. Inspirational. Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:25 AM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Thanks DrLocke!

@ DKS-1 - Well then...sounds like quite the testimonial to me...in addition to all the other good things I've heard. Once the NXT is used up (or next time I can catch a sale at Detailed Image, I will give this stuff a shot
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:06 AM
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Re: Fresh detail...by the lake

Better hurry, the company that makes it just went under (properautocare.com) They just had a blow out sale and I missed the boat on a 64oz bottle. The ran out before they shipped it and sent me a refund.

It's such a good line (Blackfire) that it is rumored to be getting picked up by another company soon.

It's still available online at various stores, but unless they do get picked up, when it's gone it will be gone.
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