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    2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    It turned out to be the perfect weekend to detail inside of a shop.
    Dekalb County Lifts contacted me about working on their shop truck. ( I detailed a truck for a guy at work who had his 12" lift done here )
    Twin Turbo diesel complete with a 12" lift. Maybe I should invest in a set of stilts.....


    Anyways, I took alot of pictures but won't post them all... White it difficult to capture the look ( especially with typical shop lighting and a cellphone camera )


    Process:
    Clean wheels and tires using Auto Fanatics professional wheel cleaning foam via iK Foam 9 sprayer.
    "Rinselss" wash using a bucket of water with MF towels, Wash solution was applied via iK Foam 1.5 ( Chemical Guys Clean Slate ).
    Clay via CG Fine clay mitt + Nano skin glide.
    Polishing was an experience.... I think the paint on the truck is relatively "hard" because a fine polish with a polishing pad did not do much for the few minor defects. Remember this truck has around 700 miles on it. It still smells new inside.
    I wound up using Griot's Garage Fast correcting cream via Rupes LHR 15 Mark II and a Yellow Rupes polishing pad.
    Porter cable was used for smaller areas using a 4" Rupes yellow pad.
    Panel wipe - CarPro Eraser
    Glass - Treated with McKee's Glas coating
    Trim - Treated with CarPro DLux trim coating
    Paint - Coated with CarPro Cquartz UK 3.0 ( followed by Reload the next day )
    Wheels - Coated with GTechniq C5 Wheel Armour
    Tires - Dressed with Meg's Hyper Dressing 3:1


    The Vinly graphics and badges were removed for the Ceramic coating ( done by the owner )
    This is how the truck sat when I arrived:














    Look above the light,






    After Paint, Glass and trim coating ( Day 1 )








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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift























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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    On to day 2.
    Apply CarPro Reload to the paint
    Coat the wheels
    Dress the tires
    Coat the Stack surrounds:



    Wheel coating applied but not removed:




















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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    Great job, lots of square footage to detail on that monster.

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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    MASSIVE Bro-dozier, massive pay day, congrats!

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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    Thanks guys !
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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    Very nice. I’ll take a higher vehicle over a lowered vehicle any day though.

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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    That beast came out very nice!!
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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    I'm not a truck guy, but what are those twin stacks coming up in the bed--the exhaust? If so, why? To get it clear of getting crimped under the vehicle when offroading?

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    Re: 2016 Twin Turbo Duramax on a 12" Cognito Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    I'm not a truck guy, but what are those twin stacks coming up in the bed--the exhaust? If so, why? To get it clear of getting crimped under the vehicle when offroading?
    That truck probably never see “off-road”. A lot of guys who put high dollars in their truck will do. I think it’s cuz it’s like a semi truck? Mainly diesel trucks. Does sound narly....


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