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  • Any Other Car Detailing Fanatics?

    I have been detailing cars for over 10+ years. I started off like most novices do washing and waxing my car. Then stepped it up when I purchased my first random orbital buffer a Porter Cable 7424, the "gateway" buffer. That really got me into detailing cars as a fun weekend side job. I used that for awhile, but it left a lot to be desired with work time and power. A little over a year ago I finally purchased a Flex XC 3401 VRG and wondered why I didn't do it sooner. It is leaps and bounds a better buffer than my old PC and makes detailing more enjoyable as I get older. I use a mix of detailing product brands that include, but are not limited to:

    Menzerna
    Chemical Guys
    Poor Boys World
    einszett
    Optimum
    Meguiars
    Sonax
    Gtechniq

    I just recently won a 22ple prize pack from my local detailing supplier valued at around $300. It includes a bunch of their high end semi permanent coatings for paint, wheels, glass etc. I am going to use it on my '03 Honda S2000 this spring, cannot wait!

    Here's a pic of my Stook (current toy):


    My '04 Saturn Ion QC - My first car, bought brand new. Owned for 9 years, finally sold it a few years ago.


    My '03 Suzuki GSXR-600 - My first bike, sold it when I moved out.


    So that being said, any other detailing fanatics on here as well?
    Last edited by choppstixxx; 02-03-2015, 10:19 AM.
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  • #2
    When I was younger/single I detailed my truck weekly. It was black and dirt showed up more than anything. I didn't go crazy like you just described, but I would spend a few hours on it making sure it was clean. I would take a toothbrush to the wheels and that was insane thinking back at it.

    Now that I'm married it's the old car wash unless I'm bored lol.
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    Epic Flash 10.5 | UST Elements Chrome F4
    Epic Flash 3+ 15.5 | Project X Even Flow Green 6.0
    Epic Flash 5W 17 | Project X Even Flow Green 6.0
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    • #3
      Use to be a major detail fanatic but I just don't have the time. Since buying my new truck in 2009, I joined the Waterway Clean Car Club which gets it to about 90% of where I would have normally got it. It's not perfect, but I no longer have to spend a half a day detailing.
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      Epic 3W
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      • #4
        motoo (mitch) is one, he owns his own detailing business!

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        • #5
          Me without a doubt. Zaino and menzerma for me.
          In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

          Driver:
          Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
          Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
          Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
          Fairway Wood:
          JGR
          Hybrids:
          Launcher HB
          Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
          Wedges:
          CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
          Putter:
          #7S
          Balls:
          Chrome Soft X

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JB View Post
            Me without a doubt. Zaino and menzerma for me.
            Wish I knew Josh, I coulda talked your ear off about detailing cars at the Bridgestone event!
            TM M4 12* - UST Proforce v2
            Ping G25 16.5*
            Titleist 915H 25.5*
            Ping Rapture v2 26*
            Ping i25 5-PW - Aerotech SteelFiber i95 SST PURE
            Titleist SM5 50*/54*
            Ping Glide 58*

            Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs 1W - SS Pistol GT 2.0
            Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag/Clicgear 3.5+

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            • #7
              In a previous life, when I was into car audio competitions, I'd even wax/polish the door jams and engine compartment. Then came the kids...

              Great looking S2000 btw, love that series.
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              MD3 54* and MD3 58*
              Works Versa V-Line
              Chromesoft

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gr8dryv View Post
                Great looking S2000 btw, love that series.
                Thanks man, I love the '03 AP1 (best year IMO). That was the last year of the 9K redline and I just love the body aesthetics vs. the AP2's.
                TM M4 12* - UST Proforce v2
                Ping G25 16.5*
                Titleist 915H 25.5*
                Ping Rapture v2 26*
                Ping i25 5-PW - Aerotech SteelFiber i95 SST PURE
                Titleist SM5 50*/54*
                Ping Glide 58*

                Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs 1W - SS Pistol GT 2.0
                Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag/Clicgear 3.5+

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                • #9
                  I used to detail my Cobra constantly and it was exhausting, but I loved that car.

                  Since then I keep my cars clean, but nothing special.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by choppstixxx View Post
                    Wish I knew Josh, I coulda talked your ear off about detailing cars at the Bridgestone event!
                    Next time brother. I polish, glaze and seal all the time.
                    In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

                    Driver:
                    Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
                    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
                    Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
                    Fairway Wood:
                    JGR
                    Hybrids:
                    Launcher HB
                    Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
                    Wedges:
                    CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
                    Putter:
                    #7S
                    Balls:
                    Chrome Soft X

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                    • #11
                      Try Farecla Black Top on dark colored cars and gold Top on light colored cars, beautiful polish.
                      Driver 905R
                      3 Wood Bio Cell Plus
                      5 Wood Bio Cell Plus
                      Irons 2014 MB 3 thru PW
                      Wedges SM6 54 and 58
                      Putter ONE CS
                      Ball RXS

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                      • #12
                        Also if anyone has questions about what detailing products to use for what, I am more than happy to help.
                        TM M4 12* - UST Proforce v2
                        Ping G25 16.5*
                        Titleist 915H 25.5*
                        Ping Rapture v2 26*
                        Ping i25 5-PW - Aerotech SteelFiber i95 SST PURE
                        Titleist SM5 50*/54*
                        Ping Glide 58*

                        Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs 1W - SS Pistol GT 2.0
                        Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag/Clicgear 3.5+

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jlukes View Post
                          motoo (mitch) is one, he owns his own detailing business!
                          Indeed sir, thanks. A big reason why golf has really become a second thought recently...only seven rounds played in 2014. I've just putting any money I earn back into my business and stock piled a bunch to get me through winter. Here is some of my work...

                          https://modetailing.imgur.com/


                          This being my favorite job...

                          https://imgur.com/a/6fsgc
                          Last edited by motoo344; 02-03-2015, 12:41 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by motoo344 View Post
                            This being my favorite job...

                            https://imgur.com/a/6fsgc
                            Great work Motoo, I love seeing a car like that transform inside/out. I am so used to my cars being very well taken care of/clean, it's refreshing to do a detail like that.
                            Interiors are not really my forte when it comes to very dirty ones tho. I usually stick to the exterior and now en days I hand pick what kind of car's I work on. Mostly well maintained vehicles that just have light/med. swirls, with very minimal correction needed. The worst I ever have to do was a Dodge Cummins pickup that ran on veggie oil, what a mess.
                            TM M4 12* - UST Proforce v2
                            Ping G25 16.5*
                            Titleist 915H 25.5*
                            Ping Rapture v2 26*
                            Ping i25 5-PW - Aerotech SteelFiber i95 SST PURE
                            Titleist SM5 50*/54*
                            Ping Glide 58*

                            Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs 1W - SS Pistol GT 2.0
                            Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag/Clicgear 3.5+

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by choppstixxx View Post
                              Great work Motoo, I love seeing a car like that transform inside/out. I am so used to my cars being very well taken care of/clean, it's refreshing to do a detail like that.
                              Interiors are not really my forte when it comes to very dirty ones tho. I usually stick to the exterior and now en days I hand pick what kind of car's I work on. Mostly well maintained vehicles that just have light/med. swirls, with very minimal correction needed. The worst I ever have to do was a Dodge Cummins pickup that ran on veggie oil, what a mess.
                              Thanks. You are brave for owning black cars, I will never own another black car again and I change cars quite frequently. Most of the stuff I do now is more of the daily driver cars, I cannot be as picky right now trying to break into the market. People that commute a lot are the tough ones because the insides are always so gross. I was going to take a clear film class last month but I just have a lot of expenses still so it had to go on the back burner. I really enjoy working with CarPro products and my go to coating is Cquartz. I am hoping I lined up a Viper for the spring for some work. I have four jobs in limbo right now and I would really like to get my coatings up to 2 a month. I have a specific vision in mind with what I want to do.

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