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Hey Guys, 

 

My coworker has an older Ford F350 he is getting ready to sell. I told him I detail cars and would gladly do it for him in order to make it easier to sell to potential buyers. 

 

He told me he is mainly focused on the interior but he did spring for an interior/exterior package. He has helped me out a bunch in the past with my personal engine stuff (I work at an engine shop) so I  cut him a big discount, but I am still getting paid for this :)

 

Here are the pictures he sent me. I will be starting this around 8am Saturday morning and hopefully finish up around 3-4pm. 

 

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Here is the process I am going to do. 

 

Clean wheels/degrease tires & apply Sio2 sealant on wheels

Degrease wheel wells

Strip wash with shampoo that has a PH of 10-11

Clay mitt entire vehicle

Paint Prep spray

Polish lightly with an all in one type product

Top with spray wax

Polish glass and use Rain-X on windshield 

 

Vacuum interior 

Deep clean carpet/headliner/seats

Clean/degrease all plastic pieces

Dress plastic 

Brilliant glaze on inside of windshield 

Degrease doorjambs

Spray sealant on doorjambs

 

Tire Dressing (Tire Shine)

VRT inside wheel wells

Polish chrome bumper trim

Trim restoration on black plastic by tailgate

 

Give it a once over and call it a day :D

 

It should be fun. I will post pictures of before and after once  I am done with the job. It's a big truck but I plan on getting done in 7-8 hours. Wish me luck! 

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I think your expectations on time are a little off. A have done a Chevy 2500 4 door with a standard bed. I only did a simple wash, wheel cleaning, wax (no polishing whatsoever), and an interior detail. It took me over 8 hours to do just that. With all of your added steps, this is easily a 12-15 hour job. Good Luck!

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I think you can do it in your timeframe. You have with busy grind and not a lot of time to jump around with inefficient processes or distractions. But it can be done. 

 

Bring in someone else to work with you, and you can do it with time to spare!  

 

Two of us and this is a five hour job. Maybe less. One and you’re in the right range. 

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It's possible they are, but I have quite a bit of experience doing this and just being able to DO instead of think cuts down on time tremendously. Just need to work fast, efficient and hard :)

 

I will post an update when I finish the job on Saturday. 

 

As a side note, when I use an all in one polish I don't work it like a typical polish. I may do 3-4 passes but I use much faster arm speed than normal. It will restore shine and gloss as well as lay some protection behind. 

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3 hours ago, shane@detailedreflections said:

I think you can do it in your timeframe. You have with busy grind and not a lot of time to jump around with inefficient processes or distractions. But it can be done. 

 

Bring in someone else to work with you, and you can do it with time to spare!  

 

Two of us and this is a five hour job. Maybe less. One and you’re in the right range. 

That's what I'm thinking as well. I'll be able to wash it fairly quick, then clay while it's still wet. Paint prep is quick and the AIO will be quick as well. The interior will be more time consuming honestly since that is where he wants the majority of the work done. 

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5 hours ago, tmevilsizor said:

I think your expectations on time are a little off. A have done a Chevy 2500 4 door with a standard bed. I only did a simple wash, wheel cleaning, wax (no polishing whatsoever), and an interior detail. It took me over 8 hours to do just that. With all of your added steps, this is easily a 12-15 hour job. Good Luck!

To be fair, I did this same process on my Miata which is half the size (maybe a little less than half) and it took 4 hours taking my time and taking breaks frequently. Just a nice detail on a Sunday afternoon. If I really grind and work constantly on this one I think 7-8 hours is achievable. Saturday I will know for sure. 

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Since the truck is white, the difference isn’t as dramatic in pictures as it truly is in person. I restored shine and gloss back to the paint as well as cleaned up all the baked on pollen stains. 

 

Before pictures, iron decontamination, bumper polisher, trim restorer and after pictures in that order. 

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15 hours ago, BrianT said:

That carpet came out great!!

It turned around much better than I expected! The area around the driver side integrated rubber mat had some permanent staining, but other than that the color came back pretty well. Even the seats changed color from grey to blue! 

3 hours ago, mc2hill said:

Nice turnaround Ian!  That is a lot of real estate to complete in one day.

Thank you Sir. I definitely busted my butt on this one. It has just about 200,000 miles on it and I can guarantee you it has never been thoroughly cleaned before. The wheel wells had a LOT of dried mud stuck in them as well as the door jambs. The wheels/tires/wheel wells/door jambs alone took me over 1.5 hours! 

3 hours ago, falcaineer said:

Nicely done!

Thank you! 

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3 hours ago, falcaineer said:

That big of a truck and 8.5 hrs later, just be happy it wasn't black!

You're right on that one! Luckily the paint was pretty beat up which means I didn't spend much time on it. I used an AIO and did about 2-3 passes around the truck. It brightened/cleaned the paint and left some protection behind. This was the perfect example of when to use an AIO. 

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1 hour ago, cwp2016nd said:

You're right on that one! Luckily the paint was pretty beat up which means I didn't spend much time on it. I used an AIO and did about 2-3 passes around the truck. It brightened/cleaned the paint and left some protection behind. This was the perfect example of when to use an AIO. 

 

Agreed! AIO is perfect for that.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The customer just stopped by my day job and asked me "what did you use on the glass for my truck? It's UNBELIEVABLE how clear it is". I chuckled and asked him if hes specifically talking about the windshield and he replies "Yeah man, it looks like you scraped a layer off of it. Its so damn clear now". 

 

I told him about the brilliant glaze trick and how effective it is. Its cool that people notice the small things you do. The glaze really does work well inside the windshield. 

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On 10/2/2018 at 4:07 PM, cwp2016nd said:

The customer just stopped by my day job and asked me "what did you use on the glass for my truck? It's UNBELIEVABLE how clear it is". I chuckled and asked him if hes specifically talking about the windshield and he replies "Yeah man, it looks like you scraped a layer off of it. Its so damn clear now". 

 

I told him about the brilliant glaze trick and how effective it is. Its cool that people notice the small things you do. The glaze really does work well inside the windshield. 

 

What’s the Brilliant Glaze Trick for windshields?  Don’t think I’ve heard about this trick.

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1 hour ago, Iceman390D said:

 

What’s the Brilliant Glaze Trick for windshields?  Don’t think I’ve heard about this trick.

You apply brilliant glaze on the inside of the windshield. Makes it look crystal clear as well as keeps it cleaner for longer. When you do go to clean it next, just use a dry, clean glass towel. Great trick 

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35 minutes ago, cwp2016nd said:

You apply brilliant glaze on the inside of the windshield. Makes it look crystal clear as well as keeps it cleaner for longer. When you do go to clean it next, just use a dry, clean glass towel. Great trick 

 

OK great, that’s simple enough! Thanks for sharing ??!

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