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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Full detail: 2006 Saleen 281 Mustang

I was really looking forward to this one! It belongs to the son-in-law of a client I did a 2013 Gran Sport Vette for, a few months back. So I was HOPING this one would come my way! And I knew it was in worse shape than the owner "thought" it was (like usual), so I really had a chance to change the way he perceived the overall finish of this Mustang! Here's how I handled business:Car will probably be coming back in a couple months for a paint correction on the powdercoated wheels, as those weren't addressed in this particular detail. ON WITH THE PICS!!!

Arrival condition, car has 40k miles, and is NOT a DD, garage kept:







Cat footprints....









Engine bay before, not bad, just dusty & a bit chalky:





Getting started:















In an effort to strip existing protection, I added 4oz. of Adam's APC to the otherwise normally Ph Balanced Adam's Shampoo:



Pool rinse to aid in faster drying:


Baggie test to feel surface:



And this is ALL I got after the roof, hood, and trunklid:



IPA Wipedown prior to polishing to further remove old protection:



Here's what I found upon inspecting the raw paint:











Time to do work:









Got out the Cyclo for the tight areas down low:





My little Metabo 4" made a quick appearance for the tight tail area:



Taillights before:



Taillights after:



For tightness on the big radiator panel under the hood:



Metal sexiness:



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Engine bay pimped:







Alcohol wipedown again, before sealant/wax combo:



Finished shots:

























LOVE this tail baby:



New rear window mod

























This rolling black mirror was reflecting the greenery in my driveway all over the place, lol.





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holy crap...used to be black...now its chrome!!! lol....what do you do to keep a black car looking clean for more than one day?
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holy crap...used to be black...now its chrome!!! lol....what do you do to keep a black car looking clean for more than one day?
Lol. THANKS buddy!! To answer your question, lol.....LUCK....!!
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Hey, where did you find the pump that fits on the Target IPA bottle perfectly? I put some in a spray bottle and it attacked the straw (fell apart).
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My dream car...power in the hands of a few. Nice. Awesome detail job! When I buy a house I will buy some serious quantities of your stuff.


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Where did you guys go? Just placed an order. Love the new detail spray. Thanks for the free bottle. Would have never learned about it if I would have never gotten it! Would love more free stuff

I mean as a paying customer...

Seriously though this stuff is GREAT. Where'd ya go, Chase?

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