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1 GRAND 08-22-2009 09:39 PM

So I like to detail too...
 
Well I admit it, I am a detail-aholic.

I have a passion for keeping my vehicles clean. I wash in the rain, pull my wheels to clean the under carriage and wash the backs of the wheels, spend countless hours just to get it dirty again. Yea I can't help it lol.

Here is a few pics of todays detail. These are just of the under carriage. I run out of time and have to finish the detail tomorrow.

I started out by pulling the wheels and using mean green to spray everything down with, then sprayed off with a pressure washer.

After that I washed the Jeep from top to bottom using the 2 bucket method and a gritt guard, and dried the Jeep with a leaf blower and blotted with a thick micro fiber towel.

I will post the finished product tomorrow after I get the Jeep clayed, cleaned, polished and sealed.

Here is the under carriage...


Before..

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...0a9adbc9c0.jpg


After..
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...0d6f63a939.jpg

Robert Palmer 08-22-2009 09:50 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Very Nice!!!!!!!! Looks awesome!

Scottina06 08-23-2009 06:07 AM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Good job bro!

1 GRAND 08-23-2009 12:42 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Clean under carriage.


http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...a7ca771954.jpg

Reflection of mountains.

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...212a1131a6.jpg

Reflection in the mirror, but not the glass.

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...33a1d5adee.jpg

Can you see me?

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...4d3d2c0fe5.jpg

Scottina06 08-23-2009 03:26 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
nice pics bro! What kinda products did you use?

NHWK05 08-23-2009 05:25 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Make sure, you drop that spare tire down and clean it, If you have salty roads it kills the spares. My spare is all peeling where the wheel weights were.

1 GRAND 08-23-2009 08:44 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 50817)
nice pics bro! What kinda products did you use?

I am pretty much a Meguiars man.

Wash: Meguiars Shampoo plus
Clay: Meguiars Smooth surface clay
Swirl Remover: Meguiars Swirl X
Polish: Meguiars #7 Showcar Glaze
Sealer: Meguiars #26 Hitech Yellow Wax
Tires Cleaner: Mean Green Spray
Tires Shine: Meguiars Hyper Dressing
Trim: Meguiars Hyper Dressing
Engine: Meguiars Hyper Dressing
Under Carriage: Mean Green to clean and Hyper Dressing to dress
Glass: Stoners Glass Cleaner

On tough swirls I do use a DA polisher, but I mostly do everything by hand with micro fiber towels.

---------- Post added at 08:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:43 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by NHWK05 (Post 50888)
Make sure, you drop that spare tire down and clean it, If you have salty roads it kills the spares. My spare is all peeling where the wheel weights were.


Good tip! I usually do drop mine down to clean it. Salt and mud from coal trucks here where I live is murder on under carriages.

DAVY27 08-23-2009 08:49 PM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
looks awesome bro! notice the white jeep logo on the caliper. nice touch

B.P.O.D 08-24-2009 09:49 AM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
nice work bro!!! when you use swirlx what pad do you use with the DA?

your wheel wells are nice and clean!!! good job!!!

i am also a meguiars dude!!! you should try their UQD for touch-ups in-between washes and try their UQW after drying the car!

also if you want to try out either nxt2.0 or #21 as your sealant and throw #26 on after that:)

1 GRAND 08-24-2009 10:45 AM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
Cool. I have some NXT 2.0 in the garage. I will try it next time.

B.P.O.D 08-24-2009 10:49 AM

Re: So I like to detail too...
 
if you use it apply it really thing and put 2 layers on so you get even coverage. really easy to apply with the da w/black or blue pad

Scottina06 08-24-2009 04:49 PM

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sealant or nxt needs to cure overnight before another coat


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