Paint correction: 1968 Barracuda, 340 Magnum - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance
TaurusClub.com is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52459
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Birmingham, AL
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2013 SHO
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 109
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Chase@Adams is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Paint correction: 1968 Barracuda, 340 Magnum

This client contacted me and JUST wanted the outside of his baby dealt with. After discussing budget and goals, we decided to shoot for about a 75%-85% correction, glaze & wax, and a gentle wipedown of the engine bay. The owner of this car has owned it for about 10-11 years, and most of the swirls and damage were caused by his improper wash technique & a bad job with his rubbing compound.

Process was as follows:
Total time spent, 6 hours. Onto the pics!


Car was very clean upon arrival, so these shots will give you a GOOD idea of the condition of the paint all over. Here's a 50/50 shot of the trunk.


Hood 50/50 shot


Front clip before & after


Driver's door before & after


All done!!
























Thanks for looking!! Any questions, feel free to ask!
__________________

Owner & Master Detailer of Insane Paint Auto Detailing ~ Birmingham, AL
Garage Queen - '06 SRT426 Charger: Modified beyond belief, the right way, by the right builders

Wife's - 2013 SHO: A couple things done
Shop Truck - 2013 F150: "Root Beer"

Adam's Polishes Product Representative
Chase@Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52459
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Birmingham, AL
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2013 SHO
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 109
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Chase@Adams is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

If you guys would like any advice, just shout!
__________________

Owner & Master Detailer of Insane Paint Auto Detailing ~ Birmingham, AL
Garage Queen - '06 SRT426 Charger: Modified beyond belief, the right way, by the right builders

Wife's - 2013 SHO: A couple things done
Shop Truck - 2013 F150: "Root Beer"

Adam's Polishes Product Representative
Chase@Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
it'sthatcar's Avatar
 
Member Number: 49561
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
Chapter: Northern
Drives: 2004 Ford Taurus SEL Comfort
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 2,715
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 9
it'sthatcar will become famous soon enough
Default

As somebody who regularly washes their car using only Spic N' Span, water, Windex, and Clorox wipes, what can I do to avoid results that look like the before photos above?

I love my car, and I love washing it myself (especially to save money). I do not love spending money on detailing products...that is one of the greatest downsides to being a college kid, I don't have the money lol.

So what can I do to get the best "just-detailed" look using products someone might have around the house?
__________________


David

2004 SEL Comfort ~ Shadow Grey Metallic ~ Mach upgrade with Pioneer speakers in the doors and Kenwood speakers in the rear deck ~ tinted windows ~ amber rear turn signal mod
it'sthatcar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52459
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Birmingham, AL
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2013 SHO
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 109
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Chase@Adams is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by it'sthatcar View Post
As somebody who regularly washes their car using only Spic N' Span, water, Windex, and Clorox wipes, what can I do to avoid results that look like the before photos above?

I love my car, and I love washing it myself (especially to save money). I do not love spending money on detailing products...that is one of the greatest downsides to being a college kid, I don't have the money lol.

So what can I do to get the best "just-detailed" look using products someone might have around the house?
Well buddy, I TOTALLY understand the $$$ situation. And I'm not going to force you to spend money. I hope you're ONLY using Windex on your windows. But those other two cleaners have no place in auto detailing. The reason home cleaners don't work on cars, is because that's not what they're meant for. That's why you're probably getting swirls and scratches, and less than desirable results, due to the product and process you're using. Before I go any further, I will introduce you to the holy grail of instruction. Watch these when you get time, and feel free to PM me with any questions.

Instructional Detailing Videos

But in general, there are INCREDIBLY FEW home-based cleaners that I would ever even feel "comfortable" allowing. Yet I would NEVER recommend them!! Chances are, if you're spending $$$ on home cleaning supplies, you have enough from time to time, to get the proper auto products, at least once in awhile.
__________________

Owner & Master Detailer of Insane Paint Auto Detailing ~ Birmingham, AL
Garage Queen - '06 SRT426 Charger: Modified beyond belief, the right way, by the right builders

Wife's - 2013 SHO: A couple things done
Shop Truck - 2013 F150: "Root Beer"

Adam's Polishes Product Representative
Chase@Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52556
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: jacksonville Fl
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2003 ford taurus SE, 3.0L V6 R.I.P. 95 T-bird
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 146
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Flakattack2 will become famous soon enough
Default

i'd drive that in a heartbeat lol
Flakattack2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52556
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: jacksonville Fl
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2003 ford taurus SE, 3.0L V6 R.I.P. 95 T-bird
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 146
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Flakattack2 will become famous soon enough
Default

thats also not a 68'. just pointin that out
Flakattack2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Member Number: 52459
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Birmingham, AL
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 2013 SHO
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 109
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 3
Chase@Adams is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

^^ I doubt the owner is wrong about the year of his car, but mistakes do happen. Not all of the parts are original '68 parts, as it's not an original car. What year do you think it is?
__________________

Owner & Master Detailer of Insane Paint Auto Detailing ~ Birmingham, AL
Garage Queen - '06 SRT426 Charger: Modified beyond belief, the right way, by the right builders

Wife's - 2013 SHO: A couple things done
Shop Truck - 2013 F150: "Root Beer"

Adam's Polishes Product Representative
Chase@Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2