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Old 11-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Leadfootluke Leadfootluke is offline
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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota
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Default Detailing my truck! Progress Thread

I figured I would need to make a thread to keep myself accountable

Starting pictures [these are just for now, will use lighting to show defects later]

You can see the paint, after 11 years, is still in decent shape. Light swirls and bluring/double imaging.



There are many many many swirls, RIDS, light scratches and contaminated areas throughout.

I have never been this extensive with vehicle detailing as I never used corrective polishes with a DA. I'm very interested in seeing how the M105/M205 combo works with the new LC Hydro-Tech pads as well

Steps WILL include

Wash
• Pre-rinse
• Meguiars D103 APC+ [4:1] on heavy contamination areas
• Agitate APC+ areas
• Rinse
• Dawn to strip waxes

Clay
• Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Bar
• Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine [2:1] as lubrication
• ONR wash [1 ounce ONR to 2 gallons water] / Rinse
• Air Dry / Waffle Weave drying microfiber

Polish
• Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher
• LC Cyan Hydro-Tech Foam Pad + Meguiar's M105 Ultra Cut
• IPA wipe-down
• LC Tangerine Hydro-Tech Foam Pad + Meguiar's M205 Ultra Finishing Polish
• IPA wipe-down + Prep wash if needed

Wax
• Collinite 845IW
• Collinite 476S

Wheels
• Collinite 845IW
• Klasse AIO

Windows & Glass
• Stoner Invisible Glass Trio

Tires
• Meguiar's D170 Hyper Dressing [4:1]

Trim
• Collinite 845IW
• Klasse AIO

Products will be here this Wednesday and Friday. This weekend though next weekend I should have things underway
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