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Driven Auto Detail: 2006 Grand Prix GXP

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mShu7, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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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.

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  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    good job man. awesome shine and clarity!!
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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    Thanks tacomaman!
     
  4. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    nice job dude! only thing do they really need that many effing vents in a car?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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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.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    sapper987

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    Awesome job! Looks like it was done by a professional :D. How long did that take you? Got any before pics?
     
  7. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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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.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    harshest

    harshest I am the Sofa King

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    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.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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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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