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    Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    I bumped this up to get it done for a fellow LEO co-worker who is getting married and wanted it done in time for his wedding. It is new and was getting a one step and a double coat of Gloss Coat. I didn't get a lot of before shots as I had already done 2 wheels when I realized it. Regardless, here it is as it arrived:























    I started with the wheels. These had to be the easiest wheels to clean I've ever done. Lots of clearance to get the mitt around the barrels. The barrels were shot with Zep Citrus and then washed with Megs HW and a mitt as well as the faces. The tires were cleaned with Zep 505 and the wells with LATA. After all the cleaning was done, I shot the barrels as well as the wells with Aqua Bead (a Hydro knock-off) to make future cleaning easier. I didn't charge him for that.

    The truck was washed one section at a time due to it being with the hot sun being right overhead at the time. I would not want to wash this thing every week! I'm obviously not a pickup truck guy, LOL. It was then brought inside and clayed with a clay towel and ONR for lube.

    Luckily it had no marks on the paint, so I did a one step of Essence + yellow B/S + 3401. The combo worked flawlessly again for this vehicle. I truly thought I had solved my Essence issue...but it is a love/hate relationship and the hate returned on the next vehicle ('17 370z).

    I did not have a lot of room to spare to work on it in my garage as you can see. I HAD to have the door closed to have my air running as it was bloody hot outside.








    The Essence combo worked well for this one:





    I polished the roof as well and coated everything on this truck twice. I used about 8 cc to do so. That double coat was then topped with Opti Seal as well. Here it is all done:












































    I didn't even keep track of how much time it took to complete. It was great to send him off for a drive down the aisle in a gorgeous truck! Thanks for looking.

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Well done Richy!

    I hate dressing tires that have those vertical lines.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Great job Richy !!! Nice looking Ram !!!
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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Looks great!

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Great job Richy, love the picture you took into the ram emblem. Did you do anything different this time with Essence?


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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Very nice! Cool that you helped one of your fellow brothers out!
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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post
    Well done Richy!

    I hate dressing tires that have those vertical lines.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks Mike. It looked blotchy b/c my gun is due to be cleaned out again. I was racing against the clock so I didn't take the time to do it. The air gun is usually a good way to try to even those types of tires out...when it is clean, LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Great job Richy !!! Nice looking Ram !!!
    Thanks Pat! I liked the diesel in it as well. You could hardly tell hearing it run.

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    Looks great!

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    Thank you Jeremy for both the comment and for taking the time to do so.

    Quote Originally Posted by WT Taggart View Post
    Great job Richy, love the picture you took into the ram emblem. Did you do anything different this time with Essence?


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    Thanks! No, it was the double wipe method I had used before with the mf's that seem to work the best too.

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    Very nice! Cool that you helped one of your fellow brothers out!
    Thanks kindly brother!

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Looks very nice, great color.

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Great job just like all the other jobs you do.

    It seems you have answered the question of Gloss Coat over Essence.
    What applicator method do you use for Gloss Coat?
    Do you call the Gloss Coat your entry level because it doesn't take long to get it done or you feel there is better products?

    One last question...Where do you vent the A/C?

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    Re: Fellow LEO's 2016 Ram 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Trip View Post
    Looks very nice, great color.
    Thanks. It looked amazing in the blazing sun.

    Quote Originally Posted by spazzz View Post
    Great job just like all the other jobs you do.

    It seems you have answered the question of Gloss Coat over Essence.
    What applicator method do you use for Gloss Coat?
    Do you call the Gloss Coat your entry level because it doesn't take long to get it done or you feel there is better products?

    One last question...Where do you vent the A/C?
    It sure seems to work for me. I use the CP suede mf and block application method. I call it entry level b/c I price a single coat of Gloss Coat underneath a double coat of GC and also underneath a double coat of CQuartz. I feel that double coating GC will be a very effective coating for someone to have. I haven't decided how I feel about it vis-a-vis CQuartz.

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