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-Jake's San Diego Professional Detailing-

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by THXEY, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Marioso

    Marioso El Pitufo

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    2.5 FRONT LIFT, DEBADGED, TRD OFF ROAD WHEELS, RUGGED TRAILS
  2. dktaco

    dktaco Yes MAObama is a joke!

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    5100's set @ 2.5", Wheeler's AAL, Toyota factory trailer hitch w/ a Reese 3.5" drop ball, Gaylord's Tonneau cover, BLHM w/ 35w 6000k HID's, Lumincs yellow fogs, Sylvania 886 bulbs in taillights for reverse lights, Debadged, Dee-Zee nerf bars, Shorty black antenna, 3M rubberized billet grille & surround, Toyo Open Country AT's 31's, K&N intake, 40 series Flowmaster, Redline Racing Synthetic fluid all the way around, Wet Okole set covers, dash mat, Sirius Starmate 5 hardwired, Cobra radar detector hardwired, paint always taken care of the finest products from Autogeek.net and a Porter Cable dual action polisher.
    Good luck bro! But with some of these questions I have concerns. What DA or rotary are you using? You should really look into the Flex or Griot's Garage! The old PC's aren't powerful enough for most beginners and novice especially w/o proper tech. You can slow the pad down and your correction could take longer, which = less money. What types of polishes, clay, waxes, sealants, etc are you using? And where are the before and after 50/50 shots? You need pics to show people what you can do. The reason I say that is "Hack Job Hector" is charging the same amount and does NOT do quality work. You need a midrange (single stage paint correction) mixed in their. Most people will go for that. I have detailed many of cars before and only use boutique products from Autogeek.net or over the counter stuff like Stoner's or Meg's that can be found @ Wally's World for the cheapest around. Keep us post!
     
  3. macgyver

    macgyver Well-Known Member

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    I actually bought mine at Lowes about 6 years ago. I don't think they sell it there anymore. I bought a 3m flexible backing plate with hook & loop. I actually also use it as a sander for woodworking projects I do so it gets dual use.

    This thing is actually quite powerful. I generally use speed #6 most of the time. The difference between 5 and 6 is pretty drastic.

    Well worth the investment along with a good set of assorted cutting, polishing, and waxing pads.
     
  4. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 Well-Known Member

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    I have PC too and can vouch for it. I took out a lot of pinstriping I got from an offroading mishap...lol...lifesaver.

    I'd say work on your presentation more for the bus and you'll see a lot more customers and can probably charge more. First impressions are EVERYTHING.
     
  5. jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    you still washing cars?
     
  6. singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    I need my truck detailed I only have one arm!
     
  7. jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    so THATS where singlefin comes from..!
     
  8. singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    im a poser...i usually ride my quad :eek:
     
  9. THXEY

    THXEY [OP] Panda Jerk

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    STi Short Shifter.OEM floor illumination kit. Rally Armor Mud Flaps. BC BR Coilovers. Invidia N1 Exhaust
    Same here :eek: a 5'6" G&S quad fish!
     
  10. singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    yeah i ride a 5'10" gullwing...gonna have a fineline quadfish shaped for me so it will be ready when my shoulder is 100% or at least close enuf :cool:
     
  11. Doc.SS

    Doc.SS ︻╦╤─

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    still doing this..??
    I have a DIRTY truck...lol
     
  12. Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    dude! i sent you a PM
     
  13. THXEY

    THXEY [OP] Panda Jerk

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    yes if you need it!
    i know
    i forgot to respond because i read it at work lol
     
  14. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

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    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    Do you take out scratches?
     
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