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post #16 of 33 Old 03-25-2014, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of these cell phone shots give me a headache! Digital cameras are not that hard to use. Please! And get one that has a a flash you can point UP so it doesn't fire back at your face in the reflection shot you're taking.
Digital camera may not be that hard to use, however, when you are rushing around with doing a detail, its much easier to reach in my pocket and grab my phone to snap a quick picture rather than pick up a camera and take a nice picture.

That being said, if you would like to donate a digital camera for me to use, i will gladly accept it.

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I know a easy way you can keep from getting a headache...scroll on! Lol. I don't have a digital camera and have no desire to go buy one either. Some cell phones can take nice pix these days.

Good job on the detail man! Wish I could hire you.
LMAO at the first part.

Come to Illinois for a detail, Its only like a 12 hour drive. But for real, thank you for the kind words!

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Since you do such nice work, I need advice. Nasty crusty salt on the carpet, what's the best way to get rid of it @1kwikf ? Thank you for your help.

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Since you do such nice work, I need advice. Nasty crusty salt on the carpet, what's the best way to get rid of it @1kwikf ? Thank you for your help.
The best way is to take a stiff brush and go over the salt to remove anything that will flake off. Vacuum, repeat.

You want to get up as much of the excess salt as possible before using any cleaner or getting it wet, because it will only make it spread.

Then take a spray bottle filled with hot water and spray the salt to break it down. Blot with a towel, repeat as necessary.

Once youve completed that step, extract (rug doctor) your carpets to remove anything you make have left behind.

Ill try to make a picture write up tonight when i remove the salt from my WRX.

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Thank you! It is gonna be a few weeks before I get to it but that's a big help. I appreciate the thorough how to, it was definitely needed lol.
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@arewmors , I did my WRX tonight.

Drivers Front Floor Before




After hot water salt breakdown


After Carpet clean


Driver side back seat before


Driver side back seat After


Passenger front Floor Before


Passenger front Floor after


Everything I used


8hp ridgid Wet/Dry Vacuum
Bissell Little Green ProHeat
Boars Hair Carpet Brush
Stiff Brush
A few Microfibers
Hot Water
Zep Carpet Cleaning Shampoo

hope this helps
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Thank you that looks great. Excellent job. it definitely helps! I'll be getting mine done at some point when I know there won't be any more salt. Thanks again.

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Thank you that looks great. Excellent job. it definitely helps! I'll be getting mine done at some point when I know there won't be any more salt. Thanks again.
I know what you mean. Thats why mine looked so rough. I didnt see a point in cleaning it if it was just going to happen again the next day.

Just remember to get as much of the salt out with the hot water before switching to the extractor.

You can tell when you've gotten it all when the water no longer turns white when spraying the infected areas.
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Up for detail today is a 2010 Mazda Mazda5. I was asked to clean it up so they could sell it. This thing was nasty. When I picked it up, I first noticed the seats and the massive amounts of stains on every single one of them. Then I tried to put it into reverse and the shifter was sticky. It smelled like vomit and spoiled milk. It was absolutely disgusting. This thing took me much longer than I had expected, but in the end, the results were worth it.

Time: 15 Hours

Products Used:

Interior:
2 – Meguiar’s Odor eliminating bombs
Meguiar’s APC+ (10:1)
Home Depot HDX “Magic Erasers”
Mother’s Detail Brushes
Cyclo Grey Carpet Brush on a 7424
Bissell Little Green Pro Heat
ZEP Extractor Shampoo
Ridgid 8hp Wet/Dry Vacuum
1” Boars Hair Brush
HDX Carpet Scrubber
Meguiar’s Water Based Dressing (diluted to Matte finish)
And a bunch of microfibers

Wheels:
Meguiars DUB Pina Caliente CLEANER (wanted to try it out)
Chemical Guys General Purpose DA Brush
Wheel Woolies Short Brush
Daytona Speed Master
Griots Garage Tire Shine
Optimum Spray Wax
Eagle 1 Tire Swipe

Exterior:
Foamed with Citrus Wash & Gloss
2 Bucket Wash w/Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss + Wool Wash Mitt
Dry w/Waffle Weave Towel
Meguiars Clay w/ONR Clay Lube
Dry w/Waffle Weave Towel
Swirls and Oxidation Removed w/Meguiars Microfiber Compound & Buff & Shine Microfiber Cutting Pad
IPA Wipedown
Blackfire Wet Diamond Paint Sealant w/Hex Logic Red Pad
Final Wipedown w/Meguiars Xpress Spray Wax
Rain X
Many Gold Plush Microfibers

On to the good stuff

Interior Before









Interior During

Had to remove the seats because the trash and crumbs found its way into places that couldn’t be reached otherwise.


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Weird Spots of oxidation


Decontamination (this was after the back window)


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Today’s Detail is a 2010 Ford Mustang. This car has spent all of its time outside and has been through the car wash tunnel (both touchless and conventional) more times than the owner could remember. As a result, there were many swirls, scuffs, and scratches. The owner wanted to bring back some clarity to the paint as well as make it shine again so he opted for our Bronze Package with the C.A.R. Products Bulletproof Coating Upgrade. The coating provides 2 years of waxless protection and easy maintenance, as well as, incredible gloss.

Time – 12 Hours

Process:
Tires/Wheels:
Tires – Sprayed with Meguiar’s non-acid wheel and tire cleaner (3:1) and agitated with Mothers wheel Brush
Wheels – Sprayed with Sonax Full Effect and agitated with Wheel Woolies Large Brush
Wheel Wells – Sprayed with Meguiars APC (8:1) and agitated with Long Handle Wheel Brush
Rinsed with Pressure Washer
Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Shine Applied with Hex Applicator

Body:
Foamed with MTM Hydro Foam Cannon filled with Chemical Guys Citrus Red
Let dwell for 10 Minutes while filling wash buckets
2 Bucket washed with Chemical Guys Citrus Red and a Gold Chenille Wash Mitt
Rinsed with Pressure Washer
CarPro IronX sprayed on car and let dwell for 3 Minutes
Rinsed
Clayed with Griots Garage Clay and Optimum no rinse as lube (3:1)
Dried with Waffle Weave Towel
Paint Inspected with Flex Swirl Finder Light and Large Work Lights
Paint “spot” compounded with Flex 3401 and a Buff&Shine Microfiber using Menzerna FG400
Residues Removed with Gold Plush Towel
Paint Polished with Flex 3401 and a White Chemical Guys Hex Logic Pad using Meguiars M205
Residues Removed with Gold Plush Towel
2 Bucket washed with Chemical Guys Citrus Red and a Gold Chenille Wash Mitt to Remove Polishing Oils
Dried With Waffle Weave Towel
2 Coats of C.A.R. Bulletproof Coating Applied to Paint, Windows, and Wheels.

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Wheels During:


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