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10 minutes ago, Inspector Gadget said:

Wow, that looks 100x better! If you don't mind me asking what method/process do you use for cleaning the engine bay? Pressure washer? regular hose? steamer? 

Nothing too fancy I would say! Sprayed down the entire engine bay with eco APC and I have a bristle brush that I only use on engine bays that I went over everything with. Then used tire and rubber cleaner on the radiator hoses/heater hoses. Then sprayed it all off. And after that it was a mix of VRT and in-and-out spray to finish it off. Thats about it i'd say! 

 

And to add to this it was just a regular hose I used.

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24 minutes ago, Devon527 said:

A long overdue cleaning on the engine of my little commuter ford ranger... I always keep up on the outside but guilty of letting the engine bay get dirty. But I gotta say it turned out great!

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That is a very satisfying before and after! Nice work. 

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1 minute ago, 8675309'SS said:

That is a very satisfying before and after! Nice work. 

Thank you! It took some time but sure was worth it!

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1 hour ago, Devon527 said:

Nothing too fancy I would say! Sprayed down the entire engine bay with eco APC and I have a bristle brush that I only use on engine bays that I went over everything with. Then used tire and rubber cleaner on the radiator hoses/heater hoses. Then sprayed it all off. And after that it was a mix of VRT and in-and-out spray to finish it off. Thats about it i'd say! 

 

And to add to this it was just a regular hose I used.

 

Sounds similar to the way I do it, good to know. I'm always looking for new ways or ideas that others may do that I wouldn't think of.  I'll have to get some in and out spray for those hard to reach areas 

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9 minutes ago, Inspector Gadget said:

 

Sounds similar to the way I do it, good to know. I'm always looking for new ways or ideas that others may do that I wouldn't think of.  I'll have to get some in and out spray for those hard to reach areas 

It was my first time using it, and I'm sold on it.

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Worked on the interior of my latest addition. have a long way to go, but I,m gaining on it. Needs carpet kit, front seats redone, package tray replaced. Eventually a repaint. All original including the paint. I am the third owner. The paint looks better in pictures than it really is.

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On 12/23/2018 at 11:08 PM, crowvet said:

Worked on the interior of my latest addition. have a long way to go, but I,m gaining on it. Needs carpet kit, front seats redone, package tray replaced. Eventually a repaint. All original including the paint. I am the third owner. The paint looks better in pictures than it really is.

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Nice - one of my favorite cars of all time - the headlight action is awesome!

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From a few days ago; I finished up a dining table I've been working on for a while as my first piece of real furniture. Pretty basic design, but I wanted a perfectly smooth top after the poly. After a few wipe-on coats, and two, thicker, brushed on coats, I wet sanded with 1000/1500/2000 grit. Hit it with PCP on the 21mm SK. Applied H20 GG and a coat of Americana. If you sit a glass down at the wrong angle, it's going to hit the wall, which is just what I was aiming for. To caveat, I didn't follow-up with PCP because, honestly, I was just ready to have the thing done and it's supposed to look flawed; at least, that's what I keep telling myself.

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On 12/31/2018 at 6:04 PM, Wy_detailing said:

First maintenance wash on my new 2017 Focus ST! Just gave it a 2 step paint correction, ceramic coating on the paint, wheels, trim, glass and leather! Super fun little car with 252hp and a 6 speed manual! Now time for some upgrades 👀 

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I really like these things! I hope to get one for a commuter this year and retire my little ford ranger i've had the last 4-5 years

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I love this little thing so far! This is my 3rd focus, 1st focus ST. Great fuel mileage, power, driving feel and room. Just got back from a few hundred mile trip to eastern Oregon for New Years. Had to wash it the second I got home!! Yuck

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It was a beautiful day in South Carolina and the Son-In-Laws came over and we washed a few vehicles today.  We started with my Colorado, then the Lexus SC400, Surbaru WRX, Datsun 240z and finally the wife's Malibu.  This particular Subaru and the 240z were the first time being washed at my place and they both need dedicated time spent on them.  The third picture has all the vehicles washed today lined up across the driveway.

 

It was a good day for us to spend outside and in the morning we're off to the golf course. 

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Over the holiday I tackled my new truck! Foamed er down with a strip wash solution (CS+EAPC), chemical decon (was just clayed and polished recently but no iron decon), BG and LPS to bring the shine!! Also did straight VRT on trim with 1:1 diluted VRT on tires with H20GG on the wheels! I absolutely love how the Toby red glows!

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I also hit some relatives cars! I just can’t leave stuff alone if I get bored around dirty cars! Here are some of the highlights!!

 

1st set of pics is 3 stages of sanding followed by brand x compound and polish on 3” pads (microfiber cutting then foam heavy polishing)

 

 

2nd set is Adams WC and H20GG on the wheels along with EAPC and 1:1 VRT on the tires! Simple, easy! I love how it makes the wheels gloss like crazy, and the tires aren’t greasy or shiny. This is defiantly my detailing “signature style” for wheels and tires!

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On 1/7/2019 at 12:50 PM, ObsessedDetailer said:

Looks great Ryan! I love the wet finish!

 

Thanks Tim! I'm pretty happy with the set given they're my first real furniture build. A lot of lessons learned through the process.

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Washed the DD two days ago,  nice day yesterday, but had to go on a grocery run today so it got pretty trashed again because it rained in the morning. Came home and foamed it all up, let it sit and run off, then hosed it off.  99% of the surface dirt came off, and the weather is going down the crapper for the next 10 days, so it's going to be a while till I can do a full wash again, but it's good enough to live with for now.

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