1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Detailed a crown Vic...because of the Tundra's shine

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by driverdog, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Sep 17, 2016 at 5:21 AM
    #1
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    I try to keep the Tundra looking good and am asked at work from time to time who does the detailing. When they learn it's me some ask what products but then they never follow up on buying or even trying to do it themselves.

    Several weeks ago a colleague said she would like to learn how to do it herself and asked for some help. A first for me being asked. She had paid to have it detailed in the past but was disappointed. Said she liked my Tundra's shine and didn't want to get taken again.

    So this past Wednesday after work we began by vacuuming the interior then washing her wheels and tires first, followed by washing the entire car using Chemical Guy's Mr Pink with a little bit of Dawn dishwashing detergent.

    Next we clayed it using a clay bar I had from Mothers. Washed it again and dried it.

    Next step was using Mothers carnauba cleaner wax (I had it) and hand buffed it out.

    Next we used Chemical guys Butter Wet Wax and buffed that out by hand.

    Last step was using the Aerospace 303 on the tires and some plastic around doors and mirrors.

    We started at 5:30 and finished at 7:40 pm.

    She never stopped or sat down and was very happy with the results even in the dark. The next day in the daylight she was ecstatic at how good it looked and that she did it!

    I'm happy to have found someone willing to learn and was willing to not just have someone else do it.

    My guess is she will keep this up herself.

    Here are some pics and it was a cloudy day. In real life it looks better...like a limo:
    Dirty:
    image.jpg
    Clean:
    image.jpg

    image.jpg
    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  2. Sep 17, 2016 at 10:05 AM
    #2
    WarEagleSteve

    WarEagleSteve Getting out of Jersey!

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Member:
    #1615
    Messages:
    947
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    N.J.
    Vehicle:
    2015 White Tundra Crew Max SR5/Off Road
    :bowdown:

    You brought a tear to my eye Jim...great work!
     
    driverdog likes this.
  3. Sep 17, 2016 at 12:32 PM
    #3
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    2,746
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC 3500
    Damn that looks good....just not as good as your shiny Pro!

    Well done sir.
     
    driverdog likes this.
  4. Sep 17, 2016 at 2:59 PM
    #4
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    Thanks guys and all the people who gave it a "like" too!

    It appeared she had gotten into some wet cement type crap on her right side and I did what I could there. It was down low and mostly inside her wheel wells.

    If I had more time with it I would have done the engine area and shampooed the carpets and upholstery. But it was free for her so I am ok with doing what I could and then moving on.

    I will say I am learning that there is money to be made in mobile detailing. Locally a small trailer with a small power washer can charge from $35.00- $150.00 per car and more if it is an SUV or Truck. The $150.00 gets you what I did plus the interior shampooed, wheels waxed and interior wiped down. Hell, that price didn't even include 303 which we all know transforms the appearance of rubber, vinyl and plastic.

    Don't know about you guys but I have worked a lot harder making less sometimes.

    Here is a picture of her engine. Look at the top of the air filter. I did one swipe on the rear half with the car wash soap an you can imagine how the entire engine bay would have looked if I spent 15 minutes there.


    image.jpg
     
    WarEagleSteve likes this.
  5. Sep 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM
    #5
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,772
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    I'm a CV whore. I love driving those during pursuit training!
     
    ColoradoTJ and driverdog like this.
  6. Sep 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM
    #6
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    Ha!
    I asked the local LEO's if I could be their rabbit while they train. Of course I would need to use one of their cars and would sign any paper work to absolve them of any injury done to me. Sadly they did not call. Nice cars especially the police interceptors!
     
    Sean266 likes this.
  7. Sep 17, 2016 at 3:48 PM
    #7
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,772
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    PI is just extra wires, oil/trans cooler etc
     
  8. Sep 17, 2016 at 4:21 PM
    #8
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    ...also I think they could come with a beefed up suspension, twin stainless steel pipes, optional 3:55 Limited slip differential or locking differential vs 3:27 open diff. Bad ass sleeper car!
     
    Sean266 likes this.
  9. Sep 17, 2016 at 4:32 PM
    #9
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,772
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    WarEagleSteve and driverdog like this.
  10. Sep 17, 2016 at 4:56 PM
    #10
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    Well it's no sports car for sure but it's big and bad and one cannot outrun the radio!
     
    Sean266 likes this.
  11. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM
    #11
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    2,746
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC 3500
    I have been at 139 mph in a CV PI cruiser in TX. Hauling ass, siren on and lights flashing.

    Good times.
     
    Sean266 and driverdog like this.
  12. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM
    #12
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,772
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    :anonymous:

    IMG_2132.jpg
     
  13. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:42 PM
    #13
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    2,746
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC 3500
    Well, I was in the front of the cruiser Sean. Lol
     
    driverdog and Sean266 like this.
  14. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM
    #14
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    2,388
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    14' Black TRD CM
    TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) TRD Pro Grill BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox Dipped wheels & bumpers Undercover Swingcase SunTek Paint Protection film Yellow Lamin-X Fog Overlays Tint Bedmat
    All by hand, I bet you were tired after!
     
    driverdog and ColoradoTJ like this.
  15. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:47 PM
    #15
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    2,746
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC 3500
    Oh I see what you did there....

    Super troopers at its finest.

    Well played
     
    driverdog and MotoTundra like this.
  16. Sep 17, 2016 at 6:59 PM
    #16
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    2,388
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    14' Black TRD CM
    TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) TRD Pro Grill BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox Dipped wheels & bumpers Undercover Swingcase SunTek Paint Protection film Yellow Lamin-X Fog Overlays Tint Bedmat
    Nice wax job rook!
    https://youtu.be/QGR4yxj4l5E
     
    driverdog and ColoradoTJ like this.
  17. Sep 17, 2016 at 7:47 PM
    #17
    Krezz

    Krezz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4132
    Messages:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra CrewMax TRD
    In Signature
    It's always great hearing of people wanting to do stuff on their own, and even better when others who know are willing to teach. Well done mate!!

    :thumbsup:
     
    driverdog likes this.
  18. Sep 17, 2016 at 9:45 PM
    #18
    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler www.fishcharlotteharbor.com

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Member:
    #1561
    Messages:
    1,027
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 MGM Crewmax
    Bilstein 5100's F&R +2 CB Shims CB +2 Shackles 295-65-20 Toyo AT2 BAMuffler 7" Spidertrax 1.25" G-Tek SABM / aFe Pro Dry S (Charcoal Delete) Husky X-ACT Floor Mats All LED Interior / Reverse Lights / Cargo Lights Philips Xtreme Vision Headlights
    Nice work buddy.
     
    driverdog likes this.
  19. Sep 18, 2016 at 1:09 AM
    #19
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    That's funny!

    The only thing that I had slide off my hood after waxing was the styrofoam food container holding the leftover chicken wings, lol!

    We were, especially after a full day at work. Waxing goes faster by having a microfiber towel in each hand and my colleague did the same. The 'ol Mr Miyagi routine.

    Dang, that CV looks small next to that Tundra!
     
    MotoTundra likes this.
  20. Sep 18, 2016 at 2:11 AM
    #20
    driverdog

    driverdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2956
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno pro
    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    Thanks Krez,

    Some people "talk the work" and it ends there. When it became clear she was serious about doing the work herself I had no problem giving my time and energy. It was great to see her take it on and do so well.

    It was easy helping her and felt honored that she would ask me in the first place. I suspect she feels great about what she accomplished as well.

    She is the kind of person who would play it forward and teach others what she learned. An added bonus.

    She is into her Crown Vic like we are into our Tundras! Something we all can relate with.
     
    MotoTundra likes this.
  21. Nov 23, 2016 at 4:54 PM
    #21
    briarpatch

    briarpatch New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Member:
    #5310
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Outstanding work on that land yacht.....lots and lots of square footage to deal with there...car came out beautiful
     
To Top