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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Ted4311, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Apr 22, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    Ted4311

    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    I couldn't help myself but anyone else find it oddly satisfying when your tundo is all shined up. Post'em here!

    Gonna see if this thread gets some interest and stays alive. If not oh well

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  2. Apr 23, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    sorry my face is in there!
     
  3. Apr 23, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Tundra reflecting another Tundra.


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  4. Apr 23, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    That’s outstanding.
     
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  5. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    thanks man! just trying my best. actually looking into ceramic coating it since having 2 young kids, my time is precious. I'll still wash her and the van, but wanting/needing more time with the family. so taking a whole day to detail a vehicle the way i want is getting difficult. oh well...priorities
     
  6. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    I had mine ceramic coated back in January. I haven’t been impressed with it, but I honestly think the guy just did a bad job. I certainly haven’t seen the benefits others have.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    So a friend of ours' son just got Ceramic Pro trained and certified. He is wanting to get going. I'm thinking if I like what I hear from him in a couple weeks and a price is close to what I'm willing to spend, I'll give it a shot. Only people I have heard of that weren't impressed or happy with it usually found someone to do it for ridiculously cheap, and kinda got what they paid for. Not saying this if your case, but others I've talked to/read about have said this. We'll see. I've considered doing it myself, but don't know 100% in my confidence in doing it. Plus, I'd need to have quite a bit of time blocked off to do it correctly.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    Am I the only one who thought about posting a reflection of my ass? LOL

    I am sure everyone wants to see that.
     
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  9. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    mine's got a pic of my face....which may as well be a pic of my ass
     
  10. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    I figured it would be a good or bad idea... I thought about the thread getting derailed by smartass posts with :censored: pics
    so far so good.... I'd imagine this thread will be lost before long
     
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  11. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    I paid a dirt cheap price, but I won’t say “I got what I paid for”. I’d planned to do it myself, and had bought everything I needed. I just never got the time.
    The hardest part is getting your paint corrected beforehand. I have polishers, products, and pads I’ve accumulated, but I’ve yet to get enough experience to feel confident with it.
    I finally decided to hire someone to do the correction for me. Then I would go behind and apply the ceramic myself. The price I was quoted for correction was I think around $350.00, which is about the going rate for what I needed, and he had great reviews.
    A week or so before my appointment, he called and asked if I had any of the CQuartz he could buy from me. He had a coating to do, but his order hadn’t come in. Long story short, I exchanged a bottle of ceramic for him going ahead and applying mine after the correction.

    It looked great at first and I was happy. That said, it was in January, and really overcast outside for the next couple of months. Once the sun really started coming out, I noticed he’d left holograms all over the truck. The coating didn’t seem to be performing to my expectations either. I think he may have put way too little on.
    He has offered to come and redo it at no charge, but at this point I don’t want him doing it again. I’m back to where I started. I plan to do another correction and apply it myself like I originally planned.
     
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  12. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    @War Machine he laid it on too thin you are correct. He may have been trying to stretch the product idk. I will say although I do not use ceramic coatings when done right they work amazingly. My buddy hasn't fully washed his car in 6 months and it looks like he fully details it every week. He just maintains. Also people that do it them selves or own a detailing company will put on multiple layers. That same buddy put 3 layers on his. I want to buy some and start off trying it on my roof and see how it goes.
     
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  13. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Yeah, that’s what I figure. What sucks is I gave him the CQuartz. He shouldn’t have been trying to stretch it.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    It’s just not the same with the White one, but dang if I’m not a lot happier with it. 7F77A4F6-E5A0-4518-B3AB-7DF94EEBA41B.jpg
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  15. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    ^^^ that's what makes me think that. Maybe he had another car to do and he was trying to use the free product to do two jobs. IDK but don't give up on it. Also another thing I have noticed the detailers that are pumping out cars are doing is not completing all the steps on the bottom 1/4 of cars. They assume people wont touch it or notice it. It save them time and product and is complete crap. This is why I want to learn how to apply ceramic properly myself
     
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  16. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    wow man! Yea from what you're saying, i would venture to say that he put very little on. unfortunate cuz that stuff is difficult to take off once cured. but not everyone can have an excellent experience unfortunately. at least he offered to fix it, but i would have prob made the same decision as you. sorry to hear man. keep me updated how it went to get it fixed/redone. :cheers:
     
  17. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    20190125_133556.jpg I like this one. It shows the reflection of the Tundras.com sticker.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    Yeah, I gave him two bottles. One for his other job, one for mine. Had he not left the holograms, it would have been easy enough to go behind him and add a coat.

    I don’t know when I’ll get around to doing it, but I’ll definitely post my results. I plan to try correcting my daughter’s Tundra first. I drove it before I got my new one, and back then I used mostly drive through automatic washes. It doesn’t show imperfections as much as my black one, but it does need work.
     
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  19. May 10, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    I was looking through and found this one from before. Blue on blue20180528_145351.jpg
     
  20. May 10, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    I find the reflections so satisfying. Lol i have a slight addiction to the shine
     
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    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    None.....yet
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    That's terrible to hear! I hate people who do not do their respective jobs correctly!!
     
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    Wool pad, followed by a foam pad then wax
     

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    Dude, give us a shot of the red square body in the background?
     
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    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    1986 K10 on 8" leaf springs small block pushing 450hp. It's all new GM sheet metal dash bumpers door handles pretty much everythingIMG_20160723_152609537.jpg I did a frame off restoration on it years ago.
     
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    GAWWWJUS! I love me some classic Chevys. Bet them Thornbirds howl like hell.
     
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    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    Thanks. Yeah it sounds like a prop plane coming down the road! :D
    Back in the day they were the thing.
     
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    Yeah, I had em on my CJ7. Great in the sand but horrible everywhere else.
     
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    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    If I hadn't known I wasn't going to drive it a shit ton after I redid it I would have put boggers on it.
     
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