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Old 11-11-2009, 02:19 PM
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so I finally had some time to detail the outside of the truck:

The condition wasn't bad, it was just covered in in light scratches everywhere...(I'm not sure why the contrast on some of these pics got really messed up)

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for what it matters here's what was used in the detail:
-Gilmor Foamaster foam gun for presoak and wash
-Meguiar's Last Touch and mild clay bar for clay application
-Meguiar's M205 used by hand to polish out all chrome and wheels
-Mezerna SIP on a rotary for paint correction
-Menzerna Nano polish on rotary for bring back the gloss
-2 coats of Blackfire Wet diamond to seal off the paint
-coat of Zaino's Gloss enhancing spray to finish
-Zaino's Clear Seal to seal off the wheels and chrome
-Migliore Trim Protectant on tires and all exterior plastics and bed cover
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:20 PM
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oh and some new badges I put on:

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:25 PM
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ok, i have to ask.

where did you get such a kick-ass badge?
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:26 PM
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lol I f***en love it!
http://www.webxtremes.com/customemblemdecals.htm

I got the set front, rear, and steering wheel badge (they send you 3 the size of the steering wheel)

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:27 PM
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Looking good!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:35 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM
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Looks good

I wanna wash mine but need to wait till they finish working on the road at work
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:07 PM
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I wish I had time to wash anything. I take about 2 hours when I wash and clean my vehicles. But I'm lucky if I get an hour to myself on the weekends any more, plus with fall here, leaves and dirt, yes we have that in the city too. And PA roads are notorious for being full of debris and stuff not so good for your cars.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:08 PM
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Oh and by the way. You have a really nice truck. Forgive my jealousy!
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys! the detail took 5 hours to do (the last 1.5 hour of that way waiting for the sealant to cure, even though it was not cure properly as wet diamond needs at least 8 hours to fully cure) but it was all the time I had
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:23 PM
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In this picture what was on there? What did u use to remove it?

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Old 11-11-2009, 03:29 PM
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That is actually paint... I though it was tar so I tried a little all purpose cleaner... nothing then an aggressive clay bar.. nothing, I ended up wet-sanding with 1200 paper then 2000 paper and it came out looking great
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:03 PM
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looks awesome, i just wish i had the energy to get mine done before winter gets here.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:08 PM
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nice work! awesome badge too
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:11 PM
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man a labor of love but its worth it looks great
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