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Firebuff17

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About Firebuff17

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  • Location
    Ct
  • Occupation
    Career Firefighter and Paramedic
  • Vehicle Year
    2014
  • Vehicle Make
    RAM
  • Vehicle Model
    1500 CCSB
  • Real Name
    Josh

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  1. Firebuff17

    eBay: Adams collection 😳😳😳

    There are people who are addicted to Adams...... and then there is this guy. Pretty sure everyone who said they are addicted feels a bit better about their addiction after seeing this guys “extra” supplies. You could start a dealer store with that extra goodies.
  2. I have cleaned a windshield that was heavily damaged with water spots by hand. I did not have access to small pads; or large pads designed for glass, and did not have any glass polish. From what I have read and researched it usually requires a more aggressive compound specifically designed for glass. I tested a small spot first in an area that you wouldn’t really see. I used liquid Bar Keepers Friend with a micro fiber cloth. Some tough spots needed extra power so I used 0000 steel wool pad, glass cleaner as a lubricant, and polished very lightly. @Shane@detailedreflections is 100% correct in saying it is slow and tedious. Took me several hours to do a truck windshield. And my arms/shoulders were killing me by the time I was done.
  3. Firebuff17

    Adam's 4th of July Sale Starts Now!

    Thanks @Dan@Adams Might have to snag at least one of these. And I also mis-spoke. I did mean the 10”wash pad.
  4. Firebuff17

    Adam's 4th of July Sale Starts Now!

    Is the wash mitt better than the wool wash pads? Less of a chance for swirling and scratches with the mitt? I know it also comes down to technique.
  5. Firebuff17

    Wash mitt extension

    I use a platform to reach the roof of my RAM crew cab roof. Actually thinking about getting a second one. That way I don’t need to move it while I am washing and drying or polishing/sealing the roof.
  6. Firebuff17

    What did you do today?

    Played in a golf tournament today. Have not picked up my clubs in about 2 years. Surprisingly, played pretty well. And had a good time with some of the guys at work I don’t get to work with all that often. I do know I am going to be sore tomorrow though. Lol.
  7. Firebuff17

    All of our latest work

    I will take the truck as a daily driver and the grey mustang as my muscle car for the weekends. Oh... and nice work! They all look amazing!! And I think I spotted the man the myth and the legend of interiors.
  8. Firebuff17

    My first (planned) major detail of 2018

    Sounds ambitious but definitely doable. Your order looks good but need to move a few steps around. Most would do a full detail of the tires, rims and wheel arches first. Follow that with the 2 bucket wash. After the rinse you have 2 options. Just depends on how fast you work. Skip the dry step and just go straight to clay. I would keep it wet and also use detail spray with the clay bar. Or you could do a quick dry and just use detail spray as you clay. Then apply paint sealant. Then H2OGG. Then the wax. Then dress tires and trim. Then do the windows.
  9. Firebuff17

    How do I clean tire shine on rubber matting?

    Tire and rubber cleaner?
  10. Firebuff17

    Today’s clinic in CT

    Sounds like it was a good time! I am sorry I missed it ☹️ Hopefully I can make the next one!
  11. I have an older PC 7424 (not the 7424XP?). I have only polished my truck once. (4 times really.... 3 step polish and then the sealant) I am in the same boat as you as far as the PC. It works well, it didn’t kill my arms with vibrations as most have said it does. BUT with that being said, when the time is right for me.... I will upgrade to the SK15mm!
  12. Looks good. And now that you’ve got them back to black. All it should take is regular routine maintanence to keep the black. Tire shine or VRT as dressing. And every other wash or so one round of tire and rubber cleaner to clean them and then reapply your dressing of choice.
  13. Firebuff17

    Dry Ice Blasting

    I saw a home improvement type show and pretty sure they used dry ice blaster to clean mold off of the underside of roof decking (in an attic)
  14. Firebuff17

    What Route To Take?

    It can be done over several days. That’s how I did my truck. I am in the same boat. Truck fits in my garage but I can’t work on while it’s in there. Here is a general outline how I did mine. Day 1: Washed the whole truck. Clayed the 3 sides of the truck bed. 3 step polished all 3 sides then applied sealant to all 3 sides. Day 2: waterless washed drivers and rear drivers doors. Clayed those doors. Microfiber with heavy correcting polish both doors. Had time so I waterless washed hood and front bumper. Clayed both. Micro fiber with heavy correcting polish hood and bumper. Day 3: waterless washed both passengers doors and the roof. Clayed those. Micro fiber pad and heavy correcting polish the doors. Switched to the orange foam pad and orange polish. Polished the roof and then both passenger doors. Again had time so I went on the the hood and bumper. Day 4: waterless washed drivers side doors. orange foam with orange correcting polish drivers side doors. Switched to the white pad and finishing polish. Polished drivers side doors. Waterless washed hood bumper and passenger side doors. Completed the finish polish on the hood and passenger side doors. Day 5: waterless washed cab of truck paint sealant on the gray pad to all of cab (4 doors, hood, bumper, roof) some steps went went easy and fast. Some steps took longer. It all depends on your paint condition, and the desired outcome. This was my first time polishing and I also have the Porter Cable. Some people complain about it not being smooth but I honestly had zero issues with mine. And after writing it all out I think I may have done it in 4 days not 5 I have listed. But you get the idea of what steps I took. And I only had about 5 hours each day to work on mine. If you have more time available each day you could get it done sooner. I see Shane answered when I did as well. He brings up some very valid points. He has helped me on several occasions and has valuable advise. As with others that will chime in. There are many on here with great knowledge and more time doing it than me.
  15. Firebuff17

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    Finally was able to wash the truck today!!! Weather was nice and sunny temps got up into the low 40s. Went to the local pay and spray and used the power washer with clear water only and did a slow and methodical rinse of all the salt and road grim. Then they have an under carriage power sprayer that they use “salt-a-way” with. So again, slow and methodical spray of the underside. Ended up using their “tire and wheel cleaner” with my tire, fender brushes and wheel woolie. I realized I was almost out of tire and rubber cleaner and also wheel cleaner so this was my best option. Came home and used my foam gun and wash pad. Only did a detail spray dry with the Ultra Plush. Did a quick wipe with VRT on all trim. Have my trim restorer and trim coating waiting for me to get too soon.
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