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gragravar

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How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:00:06 PM »
I hadn't spent any time detailing or putting wax on it since buying the rover back in February.  I decided that it would be good to get it nice and clean and get a good solid layer of protection down before winter.  so, here are some photos from the day today:

it started off pretty damn dirty:


paint's condition just doesnt look so good beforehand.


through the dirt you can even see some nasty paint swirls


even after washing you can see the nasty swirls in the paint


after cleaning the car, it was time to get debris out of the paint with a claybar


then out came the porter cable, an orange pad and the polish/swirl remover


then on to the Klasse all in one which offers some excellent acrylic sealer to protect the paint, this was put on and buffed with the PC and a white pad


after adding the klasse to the whole truck, it was kinda hazy.  ;-)


that wiped up easily with a microfiber towel leaving the finished product:


clean paint down the side


and my favorite, no more swirls in the paint:
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Re: How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 11:33:37 PM »
Nice work Andrew!

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Re: How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 12:28:38 PM »
looks great Andrew, and that truck is no small task...that thing is HUGE, and TALL.  I can only imagine how tired your arms are.

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Re: How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 03:09:29 PM »
Nice Work!!!

It's amazing what those 3 products can do for your paint and how long they can keep it that way...

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Re: How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 10:01:21 PM »
wow...i need to do that to mine....need anymore practice? ;)
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Re: How I spent my day - detailing the rover
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 10:14:00 PM »
wow...i need to do that to mine....need anymore practice? ;)

I'll get enough practice on the audi and the wifes car which both still need to be done.  I am always willing to supervise though
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