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    Thread: Weekend job on a Dodge Ram

    1. Member gls:maverick's Avatar
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      04-18-2012 08:24 AM #1
      I am not a professional detailer but I do work on the weekends for word of mouth customers and friends/friends of friends etc.

      It was pretty rough and definitely wins the prize for dirtiest interior ever encountered by this detailer

      I used a mix of Meguiars, C.G., Black Diamond, 303 and Optimum products with multiple pads LC on a PC 7424.

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      Pretty rough as you can see....

      After. Sorry no sun shots it was 8pm











      Well there you have it; any tips or recommendations feel free but I think I did a pretty good job and the owner was very pleased with the results!
      A little Japanese, two Germans and a Swiss two wheeler

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      04-18-2012 09:25 AM #2
      lookin good

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      04-18-2012 03:22 PM #3
      Nice Job. Nice to see another R32 owner who is a detail guru too

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      04-18-2012 04:14 PM #4
      Looks good....the plates on the truck and trees on your property makes me miss my home state

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      04-20-2012 09:09 AM #5
      Which Optimum products are you using? I just ordered some OPT Compound II and Polish II based on some online reviews. I'll be trying it out next week on my wife's neglected Taurus X paint using a new Griot's DA polisher.

      I'm also curious how much you charge for a job like that. I'm not exactly looking to start a detailing business, but like you might be up for doing some weekend jobs for friends.

    6. 04-22-2012 07:13 AM #6
      great work, congrats!

    7. 04-22-2012 07:03 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      Nice Job. Nice to see another R32 owner who is a detail guru too


      What are you doing over here Cosmin? :p

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      04-24-2012 08:02 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BrianC View Post
      Which Optimum products are you using? I just ordered some OPT Compound II and Polish II based on some online reviews. I'll be trying it out next week on my wife's neglected Taurus X paint using a new Griot's DA polisher.

      I'm also curious how much you charge for a job like that. I'm not exactly looking to start a detailing business, but like you might be up for doing some weekend jobs for friends.
      From Optimum I use their metal polish and No Rinse (in multiple ways). For polishes I use Meguiars and Menzerna.

      I charge according to paint condition, what the owner expects and the size of the vehicle. For this job I charged $250 because he didn't want a concours finish (single stage correction with sealant) and I didn't shampoo carpets. If he would have wanted multi stage correction and wax instead of sealant with a shampoo then I would have charged $500 or so.
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      04-24-2012 09:35 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey Mouser View Post
      What are you doing over here Cosmin? :p
      I'm not Cosmin I'm a friend of his though We've done a few jobs together

    10. 04-24-2012 01:10 PM #10
      I know you didnt shampoo the carpets, but what did you use to clean the rest on the interior?

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      04-24-2012 01:28 PM #11
      2012 A6
      Need VAG-COM/VCDS PM me

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      04-24-2012 02:02 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by gls:maverick View Post
      From Optimum I use their metal polish and No Rinse (in multiple ways). For polishes I use Meguiars and Menzerna.

      I charge according to paint condition, what the owner expects and the size of the vehicle. For this job I charged $250 because he didn't want a concours finish (single stage correction with sealant) and I didn't shampoo carpets. If he would have wanted multi stage correction and wax instead of sealant with a shampoo then I would have charged $500 or so.
      Nice Looks like I need to up my rates

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      04-30-2012 02:49 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Roo View Post
      I know you didnt shampoo the carpets, but what did you use to clean the rest on the interior?
      I used Optimum No Rinse diluted down about 50% with water. I spray a good amount of the stained areas then scrub them with an boars hair brush to loosen all the contaminants and then wipe. Repeat as necessary!
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    14. 08-12-2012 01:28 PM #14
      any special tools you used to keep the exterior mint and shiny? It took some time but it really looks great specially the wheels.
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      08-13-2012 07:46 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by karinateamer View Post
      any special tools you used to keep the exterior mint and shiny? It took some time but it really looks great specially the wheels.
      No tools other than a Porter Cable 7424XP polisher and different polishes/pads. The wheels I did with Optimum metal polish and ultra fine steel wool. Took some scrubbing but they came out awesome.
      A little Japanese, two Germans and a Swiss two wheeler

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