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Old 04-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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Driven Auto Detail: 2006 Grand Prix GXP

I met this client at our last Chamber of Commerce luncheon. It's an '06 Grand Prix GXP. It was in pretty good condition overall but had never been detailed to my knowledge. Pretty simple job nonetheless.

-PREP-
Pressure-rinse entire vehicle.
Pre-treat door shuts, wheel wells, and front end with APC.
Clean tires, wheels, and wells with Optimum Power Clean (3:1) and various brushes.
Wash body of vehicle with 2 oz. Optimum Car Wash, 1 oz. Optimum Power Clean, and 1 oz. ONR.
Pressure-rinse entire vehicle.
Treat tires with Optimum Tire Shine. OTS is left to dwell on the tires the entire duration of the detail to allow dressing to absorb into the rubber. There's virtually no excess to wipe off when I'm finished.

-PAINT-
Clay all painted surfaces with Clay Magic blue clay and ONR.
Polish with PC, speed 5, LC White 5.5" polishing pad, and Optimum Poli-Seal.
Seal paint with DP Surface Shield Protectant. I used this to clear out some old stock, but actually came away from it really impressed. The shine was terrific and the slickness was very good.


-INTERIOR-
Vacuum carpets, mats, seat crevices, etc.
Clean all plastic, vinyl, and leather with a combination of steam and Woolite & water (6:1).
Shampoo carpets and mats with Bio-Kleen Traffic Lane Cleaner (4:1).
Treat all plastic, vinyl, and leather with Optimum Protectant Plus.
Clean all glass inside and out with ONR.

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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good job man. awesome shine and clarity!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks tacomaman!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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I met this client at our last Chamber of Commerce luncheon. It's an '06 Grand Prix GXP. It was in pretty good condition overall but had never been detailed to my knowledge. Pretty simple job nonetheless.

-PREP-
Pressure-rinse entire vehicle.
Pre-treat door shuts, wheel wells, and front end with APC.
Clean tires, wheels, and wells with Optimum Power Clean (3:1) and various brushes.
Wash body of vehicle with 2 oz. Optimum Car Wash, 1 oz. Optimum Power Clean, and 1 oz. ONR.
Pressure-rinse entire vehicle.
Treat tires with Optimum Tire Shine. OTS is left to dwell on the tires the entire duration of the detail to allow dressing to absorb into the rubber. There's virtually no excess to wipe off when I'm finished.

-PAINT-
Clay all painted surfaces with Clay Magic blue clay and ONR.
Polish with PC, speed 5, LC White 5.5" polishing pad, and Optimum Poli-Seal.
Seal paint with DP Surface Shield Protectant. I used this to clear out some old stock, but actually came away from it really impressed. The shine was terrific and the slickness was very good.


-INTERIOR-
Vacuum carpets, mats, seat crevices, etc.
Clean all plastic, vinyl, and leather with a combination of steam and Woolite & water (6:1).
Shampoo carpets and mats with Bio-Kleen Traffic Lane Cleaner (4:1).
Treat all plastic, vinyl, and leather with Optimum Protectant Plus.
Clean all glass inside and out with ONR.

-PICTURES-

nice job dude! only thing do they really need that many effing vents in a car?
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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LOL, thanks! Yeah I spent a little more time on vent cleaning in this car than I have to do with most other cars.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
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Awesome job! Looks like it was done by a professional . How long did that take you? Got any before pics?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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Thanks sapper! Think it took me about 5-6 hours. I worked on it for a while one evening and then finished it up the next morning. No before pictures. It was already in pretty good condition.
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Pre-treat door shuts, wheel wells, and front end with APC.
Pardon my ignorance but what do you mean when you say this? What is a door shut?

Nice job BTW, I like seeing yours and other show and shines over at autogeek.
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Thanks harshest! Glad to know people are seeing my work on more than one board.

Door shuts = door jambs. Same difference
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