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ArmyofOne

Armyofone Detailed-2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

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This car was brand new (only 9,000 miles, mostly hwy), so I just attacked this job with a pretty standard arsenal:

Wash:

-Meguiars Deep Crystal Shampoo

-P21S Paintwork Cleaner

Clay:

-Clay Magic Clay system

-Hot, soapy (dawn) water for lube.

Polish:

-Optimum Polish II

Glaze:

-Megs #7 Show Car Mirror Glaze

Sealant:

-Jetseal 109

Wax:

-Megs #26

Interior:

-OxyClean Laundry Stain remover (carpet)

-Megs Dash/Trim Foam Conditioner

-Wet/dry vac.

-Megs Supreme Shine Vinyl/trim/dash dressing

-Aerospace 303 protectant.

On to the process/pix:

Befores:

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^doorjambs were kinda dusty, but not too bad. A little Megs #34 to take care of that.

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^Muddy fender wells...a side effect of having an AWD high-powered car...you want to have fun.

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Typical of a car that was just on a 4,000 mile road trip in the fall.

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On to the interior before's...stay tuned!

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Interior Before:

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Not too bad, a little dirty/dusty from PA's dirt farm roads, but nothing a good cleaning cant handle. Now for the nitty gritty:

P21S in all the vents, nooks, cranny's and anywhere else that looked like it might escape the wrath of the car shampoo...

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Ahh polish prep, gotta love it.

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As you can see, after washing/claying, there really was not a whole lot of correction to be done. But you know me right? Yeah...I did it anyway...sue me.

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and afters!

Sorry for the blurry ones, new camera, still trying to figure out night shots.

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I started the job at 12:30pm, and finished at around 8 pm. All work was done by hand, except for the first wash was done by pressure washer. LOL.

Questions/comments/concerns?

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nice job as usual Army. Can I ask how much you normally charge for these? I was just wondering and if you had any plans on expanding, maybe getting a detail shop going? Or is this just a side job thing?

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nice job as usual Army. Can I ask how much you normally charge for these? I was just wondering and if you had any plans on expanding, maybe getting a detail shop going? Or is this just a side job thing?

Its just a side job/hobby for now. I dont charge by flat rate. It depends on length, effort needed and supplies used. In some cases, I have made $1,500 on one car, on others, a simple $50 wash/wax/vaccum is all that is requested. I dont post those, only the ones I go all out on.

This particular job, the customer was charged $250.

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Lookin good!

Couple suggestions, the Meg's 26, is that paste or liquid? Reason I ask is if its the liquid it has a lot of cleaners in it and probably removed the Jetseal underneath it...

All by hand? Wow lots of work.

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I have made $1,500 on one car, on others, a simple $50 wash/wax/vaccum is all that is requested.

Please post a pic of the $1,500 job. WOW. :huh:

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Lookin good!

Couple suggestions, the Meg's 26, is that paste or liquid? Reason I ask is if its the liquid it has a lot of cleaners in it and probably removed the Jetseal underneath it...

All by hand? Wow lots of work.

I misspoke, I wash, clay, wash, polish, glaze wax and sealant. JetSeal is always last applied.

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