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Old 07-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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My previous car was a 2006 WRX limited which i sold to a friend to buy my C5 Z06. Since he purchased the vehicle it has undergone major mods such as full STI drivetrain and a blouch 20G w/ a billet wheel etc....Well i took great care of it but for what ever reason he kept bugging me to detail it but would never confirm a time or date. Well im not gonna beg someone to detail there car because most of the time they dont like what i charge. Well his brother is the GM at the local infinity store and he was bored 1 day and decided to compound the entire car while visiting his brother with a foam pad. He thought he did a great job untill he took it out in the sun and he panicked and he called me immediately. The car was COVERED in buffer trails. All of our friends came up with the nick name Tiger since it looked like stripes on the car.lol. We were pressed for time so i couldnt take any progress pics and when he came to my house (1 hour late) it was overcast so i couldnt take pictures of the buffer trails.
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So he was helping me and payed me(redunced price)but i still love the car so it was partly helping a friend out and mainly making a "old friend" look great once again. So i started out with cleaned the wheels with Sonax wheel cleaner. Light agitation was needed. Wheels were rinsed thoroughly and tires were sprayed with Megiuars General Purpose cleaner and scrubbed with a tire brush. Again the wheels and tires were rinced thoroughly.I then started Foaming the car with CG Citrus Wash and Clear via Glimour Foammaster. Like on my mothers car i filled the canister up 1/6 with CG Citrus Wash and Clear. Then i washed the car (2 bucket Method w/ Grit gaurds). My friend helped during this process and i explained the correct way to wash the car. After drying the car my friend wanted to see what claying a car was like. I no the car really didnt need it but i remember in the past the rear bumper and back of the trunk would be the only part that really showed dirt on the clay because the car naturally runs rich(Not having Cats doesnt help either)lol. So we clayed the trunk and rear bumper. He was very impressed with what he saw. So i took a large piece of tap off and take it off the area i just worked on and move it to the next area i was working with. This saved me a ton of time. Rather spending 45min-1hr taping the entire car off then having to remove it. I also had my friend on standby with my QD solution (Optimum No Rinse) and a towel to wipe off the black trim. So i started with my Flex 3401 VRG D/A and a white pad with Megs 205 on the driver quarter panel. I wiped it off and pulled it back out in the sun and all the "Tiger Stripes" were gone. So i then pulled the car in garage and put the garage door down and opened the basement door because the North East has been getting blasted with high humidity and heat. I went around the car with the Flex and my friend would wipe off the polish and clean the trim as i went along. After we were done we both applied 845. I showed him how light it had to be. Then we waxed the car again it with Pinnacle SSII. We both applied DP wheel glaze to the wheels and dressed the tires with 303 protectant. I pulled it out in the sun and he was in shocked and was very happy. That right there made it all worth it. The whole process took 4 1/2 hours. It was nice to be able to detail my old WRX again back to how i used to keep it.The wheels that are now on this car are exactly the size and finish that i wanted but never could find a set used. They look great in my opinion. Well enjoy the few pics that i was able to take because he had to leave.



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Old 07-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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nice lol love the plate
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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great job!

i think using the 3M headlight restoration kit would be the cherry on top.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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Nice story, car looks great
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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great job!

i think using the 3M headlight restoration kit would be the cherry on top.
Actually going over the headlights/tail lights with compound then a light polish and then topping it off with a plastic polish works better. I went over the tail lights but he rear ended a car over the winter and got a new bumper cover, hood and new headlights so thats why i left the head lights alone.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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Does your buddy have dark hair and live in the monroeville area??
There's a guy that goes to LA Fitness in monroeville that has the SAME setup.. i think like 400hp
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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u made him pay/ thats effed up
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #8
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u made him pay/ thats effed up
yeah but just think of how much product he burned up on somebody elses car, that stuff isnt cheap
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #9
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Didn't you guys get it. He did it for "an old friend". If you are willing to try and compound your own car that doesn't need to be compounded then you should have to pay for someone to remove the damage you did. He gave his buddy a reduced price and let him help, that is very generous IMO for nearly 5 hours of work. Looks great, and glad to see you are using 303 and Pinnacle; really like 303 on tires.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #10
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Didn't you guys get it. He did it for "an old friend". If you are willing to try and compound your own car that doesn't need to be compounded then you should have to pay for someone to remove the damage you did. He gave his buddy a reduced price and let him help, that is very generous IMO for nearly 5 hours of work. Looks great, and glad to see you are using 303 and Pinnacle; really like 303 on tires.
he meant "old friend" referring to the subie. the OP used to own that car, hence "old friend"


if you read carefully, he also mentions that his friend helped him with the detail as well, and so he charged him a reduced price.

i'm not going to say **** though. to each his own, different people treat their friends differently. but good work with the detail.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #11
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Where are you from in PA, I've been looking to get my car Detailed (02' Bug) for quite a while. The Job you did on your buddy's WRX is quite amazing.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #12
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Looks great! Nice job.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #13
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Siiiiick..
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #14
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Car looks good as far as detailing goes. Dont like the rim/tire choice however.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #15
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any close up of the wheels, that finish is impossible to clean.. or so i'v found.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #16
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Does your buddy have dark hair and live in the monroeville area??
There's a guy that goes to LA Fitness in monroeville that has the SAME setup.. i think like 400hp
Ya thats adam

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u made him pay/ thats effed up
I charge between 100-200(depending on condition) a detail i think my reduce price was more then fair. I dont use crappy eagle 1 products. I have well over 1,000 invested into my detailing products alone.(not including my Porter Cable and Flex machine). We talked about the price and arrangements to get it done. This wasnt a 5 minute fix. It took most of the day. Plus i did extras we didnt talk about like cleaning and protecting the wheels, tire shine. Showed him how to clay a car. Anyone else would have charged for a full detail again.I take pride in my work and my work speaks for its self. I dont do hack jobs. He knows this and he was the 1 that insisted that i fix it and told me he would pay me. So to each and there own.

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he meant "old friend" referring to the subie. the OP used to own that car, hence "old friend"


if you read carefully, he also mentions that his friend helped him with the detail as well, and so he charged him a reduced price.

i'm not going to say **** though. to each his own, different people treat their friends differently. but good work with the detail.
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Where are you from in PA, I've been looking to get my car Detailed (02' Bug) for quite a while. The Job you did on your buddy's WRX is quite amazing.
Monroeville

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #17
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:40 AM   #18
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that looks seriously awesome. i wish i had the time for that
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