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Had the opportunity to clean up this Jeep for a friend of mine this weekend while the weather was nice. I'm still learning things as I go and do this in my free time so I'll use this thread to keep track on my progress, take in constructive criticism and help others along the way.


I know the fundamental basics of paint correction and protection as I've done a few vehicles and most of them being black.

Here is what it looked like before. It wasn't in bad shape but it did need a little TLC.




Started off with a soak, laid down the strip wash with the wash pad, tire and rubber cleaner, and brought it over to clay.

Here is after the clay.





Now that I had it clayed. Washed it with the car shampoo and scrubbed the engine bay with the Eco All Purpose Cleaner and a soft bristle brush.

After washing the engine bay I just let it sit to dry while the outside was dried with compressed air and the drying towel.







After this the engine was left alone and looked great!!


On to the scratches, spots and discoloration. Always look the vehicle over and notate or keep a mental picture of the imperfections to address on the next step.








Used the DA Polisher with the orange pad and the correcting polish to touch up those areas that need some attention. Although not very noticeable, I wanted to take that extra step for the wow factor upon delivery of the vehicle. Once those are gone, its time to add sealant, glaze and wax.






Put sealant on the entire vehicle including the windows. Applied the brilliant glaze and finally the Americana Paste wax which took forever to dry!!!! Didn't help that it was very humid that day.










Finished up with the interior being vacuumed, spot clean with the interior cleaner then added the interior detailer.

Exterior was wiped down, inspected and added a little amount of tire shine for the clean, not overdone, look.




REALLY enjoyed doing this one!!

This is my first vehicle of the year and hope for many more to come.

Until next time!!


Edited by Dr.Bora

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WOAH, dang man that's a good car, I give you mad props for putting on paint sealant and wax and a glaze. I literally apply paint sealant and then by the time I gather the strength to buff it off, I'm beat

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2 hours ago, Black Bowtie said:

Looks great! I'm not nit picking, but if it does not have the felt inner wheel liners, hit them with some Under Carriage Spray or VRT for the final pop.

I do have some and unfortunately it had the felt liners on the front and rear. it did have some plastic retainer pieces that are about an inch wide and I did hit those with the under carriage spray. I had the temptation to drink it since I was tired and thirsty and the grape smell was appealing

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On 1/24/2018 at 11:11 PM, Naylor649 said:

Nothing looks better than a clean shiny black ride but what a PITA to keep it that way. Great work. ??

I agree......I will never buy black vehicle because of that....


You did a great job on the Jeep.

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You're a better friend then I am!  I would have brought it back dirty and when he asked why didn't I detail it, I would have responded detail it?  I took it because I wanted to drive it!!

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I never did get pictures of this one when I originally fixed it back in November but I did some touch for one of my customers and I absolutely love this car.

Was driven through some sprinklers so I had to remove some water spots from it yesterday.

PS.. That's my GTI in the background



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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 6:53 PM, falcaineer said:

Nice job, Samuel. 


How about some pics of the GTI?

*nervous laugh* the GTI....... uh...  is dirty haha... I know, I know "mechanics car needs work done to it" kinda deal


I should find some time to touch it up in the coming weeks. I haven't done anything other than regular washes since December of 2016 and I can barely see some very very minor

scratches from road dirt and general upkeep but I do plan on getting the ceramic kit soon. It really needs a clutch and im just waiting for that to show up so I can make some major

changes to its entire theme and throw more go fast parts on it

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