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    Absolutely awesome job.
    I hope the dealership paid you well. You should have some commision on the sale - the car was previously unsaleable and now there will be a queue round the block for it.
    Like Mike said work like that is a true art form.

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    Great Thread!! For us amateurs, it is amazing to see what can be done by skilled craftsman. I am amazed. Thanks for posting this.
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    Absolutly Beautiful!! Just outta curiosity, what did you charge for that job (if you don't mind me asking).

    How would you recommend I "interview" someone of your caliber before hiring just some joe-schmo outta the phone book?

    Thanks and agian, GREAT JOB!

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    guys,

    may i ask why you need to put the buffing pad to a sealed plastic when not in use? can you give us the details of the step by step procedure on what you did with the bmw? without the picture for better procedure......thanks
    Last edited by teammgwrs; Mar 13th, 2004 at 05:29 AM.

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    Originally posted by teammgwrs
    guys,

    may i ask why you need to put the buffing pad to a sealed plastic when not in use?
    I buy Ziploc bags in bulk at Costco. I send one box of each size out to the garage so they are readily accessible. Putting your pads in a Ziploc bags is great way to keep them from getting dirty and reduces the chance of picking up a dirt particle that could end up scratching your paint.

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    Originally posted by teammgwrs
    guys,

    may i ask why you need to put the buffing pad to a sealed plastic when not in use?
    Also, makes finding a dedicated pad easier and makes for a more organized appearence when stored.

    Eric

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    Originally posted by ftboomer
    Absolutly Beautiful!! Just outta curiosity, what did you charge for that job (if you don't mind me asking).

    How would you recommend I "interview" someone of your caliber before hiring just some joe-schmo outta the phone book?

    Thanks and agian, GREAT JOB!
    I would recommend doing what you would do if you’re looking for a competent person to do any job for you. Get references and check them, find out everything you can about detailing and see if what they say makes since, try to get a look at the last couple of cars they detailed.

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    Re: Show me more of your set-up

    Originally posted by AutoNova
    I really like your set-up with your van and all, can you post a few pictures of the interior and the equipment you use? As someone wanting to get into the mobile side of the business I would like to see your set-up and get an idea of what the van and extras cost you?
    I will see if I can remember to post some pics of the van.

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    Absolutely an incredible job. I am throughly impressed. I hope with enough practice I will be able to tackle wet sanding and master the rotary. I saw you posted the before pics on Autopia(I think) and was hoping to see the after pictures.

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    Originally posted by Superior Shine


    I used #85 diamond cut with a wool CUTTING pad to remove the sanding marks. I followed that with DACP and a wool POLISHING pad. Then DACP with w-7009 (i think thats the part number) maroon pad.

    Did you use these products on the whole car or just the sanded spots?

    Also do you think this outcome can be achieved with a porter cable 7424?

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