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    Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    My good friend from work just had their second small child and a larger vehicle was in order. The perfect, quintessential family vehicle is Chrysler Pacifica van, which happens to be made in my hometown of Windsor, Ontario.

    Here it is as it arrived:



















    It was the "S" version, so it had a really cool set of wheels on it!!












    The dealer left a sticker on each wheel!









    The wheels, tires and wells were done first and then it was foamed with HD Pink soap:






    There was this weird haze in part of the hood. That took M100 and a black wool pad to remove. I wanted to do something above and beyond for my friend, so I spent my time (not billed) to compound the hood with M100 + black wool + 3401. That was followed by M205 and an orange B/S pad.







    The rest of the paint got a one step with a B & S white pad + Duragloss squeaky clean. The parts that couldn`t get Feynlab Self Heal Lite (it generates heat as it cures which is not good for head or tail lights, etc) got Ceramic. The paint got SHL. That was topped with Top Coat (as was the Mercedes, I just forgot to mention it).


    Here it is all done:


























    You can see it was an overcast day:




















    They were very pleased. Thanks for looking!

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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Great work and write up and pictures! Awesome gloss and depth you got on it!

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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Wow was that dirty! Great work and job for a buddy! Well done again!
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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    I can’t tell, does that thing have any gloss? Looks really nice! I am pretty sure I could shave from 10 feet away using it as a mirror.
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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Great work and write up and pictures! Awesome gloss and depth you got on it!
    Thanks! Just shows how glossy the Heal Lite is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Wow was that dirty! Great work and job for a buddy! Well done again!
    Thanks Scott! I was proud to hand it back over.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDGolden View Post
    I can’t tell, does that thing have any gloss? Looks really nice! I am pretty sure I could shave from 10 feet away using it as a mirror.
    Haha..maybe just a bit!! Thanks!

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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Damn!!! What a turnaround on that, Richy!
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Nice work. Rented one of these for a golf trip, fit four adults and four sets of clubs and luggage comfortably. Nice vehicle.

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    Re: Doing My Buddy's new Pacifica van

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Damn!!! What a turnaround on that, Richy!
    Thanks kindly Paul!

    Quote Originally Posted by chet31 View Post
    Nice work. Rented one of these for a golf trip, fit four adults and four sets of clubs and luggage comfortably. Nice vehicle.
    Thanks kindly. They're built in my hometown...I hope they continue to do well.

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