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Buffed & detailed out some pinstripes and had it ceramic coated

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Oregon Mike, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Oregon Mike

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    My daughter inadvertently added some pinstripes to my pickup when she was out fossil hunting in eastern Oregon. Hit *every* single panel down the driver's side :frusty:

    We'd already agreed she was just going to have the truck detailed for me for letting her borrow it (saved her a $350 car rental). I covered the bump in price for the ceramic kit plus $50.

    Had a cow-orker's son who details on the side come take care of it. I buffed the scratches first though in case we had to have any body work done. I got them 98% (swag) out myself so figured a pro would have no problems. He did not have any problems of course!

    I took the wheels off and cleaned barrels/outside & coated those myself, did all the glass myself on a different weekend. It's rained here the past couple of days and it's amazing how much the water is beading up & how clean the truck looks vs our other cars that look horrible after rain.

    Anyway, a couple of before pics and one after (though I think the main after shot is before I did the glass).

    $180 for the detail job, $84 for the ceramic coat kit. He's coming back next weekend to do the wife's little car for $150 (full detail & ceramic coat). I'll do the wheels/glass on that too unless he'll do them for the same $.

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    :cheers:
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    ace96

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    Looks sharp. FYI. You are getting a super good deal there. I would have told you to booger off for that price. :rofl:
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    I remember the first car I detailed for money as a kid was a Infiniti QX56. Pearl white with like ten years of iron buildup (this was before Iron-X existed). Spent all day prepping and claying it and the next day doing a one stage polish (orange/205) followed by Collinite 845 wax. Family friend, paid me $100 ahahaha. Never again. I could have made more money working as a cashier at Walmart with no effort and no expenses on my end. You got a great deal here.
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Original_Fremont

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    I’ve got a few of those from overgrown mountain roads..what kind of buffing technique did you find to be successful? I know there are probably other threads on this topic but I like the outcome you achieved. I have always buffed by hand but choosing the wax/compound based on mixed reviews can be expensive and leave me with a bunch of products that I won’t use haha. Appreciate the feedback! All hail to the access cabs!
     
  5. Oct 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    That's an insanely low price for paint correction and ceramic. How'd it come out? How about the wife's car?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    That's awesome. Sucks that Toyota doesn't make Blazing Blue Pearl anymore
     
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  7. Oct 15, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Oregon Mike

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    Guess I wasn't subscribed to this so didn't see it til now. I went with what one of the detailing shops recommended when I was readingup on buffing out headlights for my vette a few years ago: use the least amount of grit/power you can so it takes less steps. That said, I started out with the lightest I have (Meguiar's fine cut polish I think). I don't remember how much further I went as that wasn't working super great on the deep stuff. Pretty sure I got most of it out with rubbing compound. I used a hobo freight dual action 6 or 7" buffer on it too btw.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    Oregon Mike

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    He did a great job on the scratches on the pickup. He did not do a great job on the interior of the truck nor on the interior of the Prius. It looked good and he did the cquk 3.0 ceramic on the Prius but I do a better job of mini detailing interior doors, sills, hatch inside, seats etc. on a normal wash than he did. All in all still a great value though and I fully appreciate his work at $30/hour cash :cheers:

     
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  9. Dec 7, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Nickgbmx

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    Very nice job love the color
     
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