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I was asked by a SS member to post some more of my detailing work. I did this job back in 2008. At that time I was paying my dues working on trashed daily drivers, dreaming of the days when I would work on exotics....

I am sharing this because it was quite the turn around... Hope you enjoy

Deep Gloss Auto Salon
Dodge Ram 1500 in Black - RESSURECTED


This was the dirties vehicle I have yet to come across. The interior was one step away from needing a Haz-Mat team. To give you an idea of how soiled it was, I diluted APC in a 5 gal bucket and used that to scrub down the interior plastic trim. I went through 20 gal of water ( 4 buckets full) and it turned each and every bucket load to murky swamp water. The filthy interior was mainly due to YEARS of smoking, there was even a thick film on all interior surfaces that was sticky from all the smoke.

This vehicle is seriously neglected and even has some rust spots on the running boards. To be honest the only reason I accepted this job is because of the challenge it presented as I really needed one. I have taken the liberty to crop out all areas with rust for the sake of capturing decent pictures.



Wheels/Tires:
Surf City Beyong Steel (rims)
Eshine APC (tires & wells)
Rims saw Collinte 845
Tires dressed Surf City Tire Pro
Wells saw Adams Undercarriage spray

Paint & Glass Cleanse & Decontamination:
Surf City Grime Destroyer
Surf City Clearly Better (via foam cannon & bucket wash)
Gray Clay
Optimum No Rinse as clay lube
Surf City glass cleaner

Bed Cover:
303 Vinyl Cleaner
Rag Topp Protectant

Paint Correction

Tools:
Makita 9227
3M UK Backing Plate
Megs W66 Backing Plate
2 ¾” Backing Plate
Purple Foamed Wool
3M Wool
Schlegle 3” wool
Lake Country green (non AG foam), white and blue pads


Products:
Menzerna Power Gloss
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna 106FF
Menzerna 85rd
Prep Sol (wipe down to ensure proper correction)

Paint Protection:
Duragloss 601
Duragloss 105
System One spray wax

Rubber treated with 1z Gummi Pledge
Plastic exterior trim treated with Chemical Guys Trim Gel
Chrome trim treated with Duragloss 501

Interior Cleanse:
Carpets saw Traffic Lane Cleaner and hit water extraction
Leather saw Leather Master Trio
Headliner saw Woolite dilution
Trim saw APC diluted in 5 gal bucket for scrub down
Trim treated with Surf City Dash Away

Interior Befores:​












Interior Afters​
















Exterior Full Body Half and Half (rear bed area corrected) Notice how deep the back is on the bed and how ashy the rest of the body looks​

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Befores






Afters (forgive the polish residue - trust me they are not holos)










Some in process, before and after paint correction shots.​












 

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Beauty Shots​























 

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Thanks for looking!​
 

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The first two pictures I was like this guy is over exaggerating, then I REALLY saw what your meant. That's an excellent turn around.
 

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wish there was a guy in my area that could do that.
 

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Amazing work as always Jason!
 

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wish there was a guy in my area that could do that.
Where are you located? I network with guys all over the globe, I am sure we can find you someone local to you
 

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Man, that's an amazing transformation. Nice work!
 

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That looks amazing! I'd say I'm jealous, butttttt...







03 Trailblazer EXT
 

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Sun shots needed or else you have swirls :D

I'm joking though! Looks good as well!! :thumbup:
 

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Great work!

The starting point was a nightmare!

Always good to see the RDS and scuffs around the doorhandle disappear! :D (And that luster, deep black!)

Thumbsup! :)
 

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Would be nice to see some distance shots lol We saw quite a few close ups but didn't get to see how it looked as a whole.
 

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You should have taken his running boards off, ran them to the powder coaster then put them back on. Then when the owner asks about it just say "I am that god damn good"

That really turned out good, shows you how ****ty black can look when it's not taken car of.
 

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Where are you located? I network with guys all over the globe, I am sure we can find you someone local to you
Tulsa, OK.

If they can't do a job as good as that I'm not interested.
 

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Sun shots needed or else you have swirls :D

I'm joking though! Looks good as well!! :thumbup:
Yep, sun shots are the only way to show a swirl free finish

Great work!

The starting point was a nightmare!

Always good to see the RDS and scuffs around the doorhandle disappear! :D (And that luster, deep black!)

Thumbsup! :)
Thanks a lot

Would be nice to see some distance shots lol We saw quite a few close ups but didn't get to see how it looked as a whole.
I was on micro mindset for this job and didnt take many full body shots

You should have taken his running boards off, ran them to the powder coaster then put them back on. Then when the owner asks about it just say "I am that god damn good"

That really turned out good, shows you how ****ty black can look when it's not taken car of.
Haha, priceless

Thanks!

Tulsa, OK.

If they can't do a job as good as that I'm not interested.[/QUOTE

I dont know anyone in that area but if I hear of someone I will let you know
 
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