The noob is learning and needs practice, but it was fun! (and hard work!)

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by JarZ, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. JarZ

    JarZ Certified Magnumaniac

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    (Pics are crappy, I know)

    The Challenge:

    Washing, claying, and waxing a Dodge Magnum:

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    Wait - make that two:

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    Items at hand:

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    Luckily I had some help from my trusty assistant:

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    OK let's get started:

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    Time for the magic eraser:

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    This was my first time ever using it - man it's awesome to feel and see the contaminants picked up into the clay and feel how smooth the surface is afterwards.

    All done:

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    RT back in the garage:

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    And the SRT parked in the driveway:

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    I'm beat.

    Lessons learned:

    I started too late in the day but was busy all day so didn't have a chance to do it earlier. Maybe I should have waited. It was hard to do the wax properly as I couldn't see a thing when cleaning it afterwards. Doing two cars in one shot means I now need a right arm transplant asap.

    I also take horrific photographs at night time/in night time lighting conditions. I need to work on that.

    All in all good fun and my son loves washing the cars and I got to take them both out for a little spin back to back.
     
  2. SRTLUVR

    SRTLUVR Detailing "Go-to" Guy

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    Good for you buddy!!! I know you feel pretty accomplished. If you ever have questions, feel free to PM me. There's a lot of knowledge on this forum, as a few other members are amazing detailers as well. But I've learned A LOT in the past two years, to the point where I'm pretty damn good at doing my own full paint corrections. I'd be glad to help any way I can, and I can give you some easy tips, that will prevent scratching, as that's the biggest mistake most people make, is improper washing. But for now, your homework is to go to Adamspolishes.com. The instructional videos on there will help you out majorly. And for future reference......ONE CAR PER DAY!!!! Doing that to two cars in the same day???.....well.....you already figured it out, lol. :D Kudos bro, lol.
     
  3. JarZ

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    I appreciate that - I'm no expert whatsoever so any help is very needed for me! haha
    Yeah two cars in one shot - not doing that again, especially starting a 6-7 pm...

    OK daylight again so took a few more pics. It really came out pretty well but with more time and more experience it will be better:

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  4. Speedy

    Speedy Blown by Speedlogix

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    Awsome!!!
    Looks really good and I do like those tinted rear lights...

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    Mange tak :D
     
  6. JerryOdora

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    Знаете ли вы?
    Залётная птаха занесена в перечень птиц России спустя более полувека после открытия вида.
    Бразильский дипломат принимал непосредственное участие в создании государства Восточный Тимор.
    «С любимыми не расставайтесь...» автор написал после того, как чуть не погиб в железнодорожной катастрофе.
    Хотя ареал белизского геккона состоит из нескольких крохотных островов, IUCN не считает его раздробленным.
    Искусствоведы спорили, смирилась ли со скорой смертью неизлечимо больная женщина на картине русского художника, а она прожила ещё 37 лет.


    arbeca