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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!

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


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    So that being said, any other detailing fanatics on here as well?
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    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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    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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    motoo (mitch) is one, he owns his own detailing business!

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    Quote 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!
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    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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    Quote 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.
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    Since then I keep my cars clean, but nothing special.
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    Quote 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.
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    Try Farecla Black Top on dark colored cars and gold Top on light colored cars, beautiful polish.

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    Also if anyone has questions about what detailing products to use for what, I am more than happy to help.
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    Quote 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
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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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