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    Filthy Ford F150

    Today’s offering to the detailing gods. A farm pickup that hasn’t had a bath in who knows how long.

    Pressure washed with minimal removal, hand wash with Ammo Frothe as a pretreatment and Blackfire Rinseless wash, clay bar, then Blackfire One Step with my new C-Beast to hammer it out.

    The tires needed to be machine scrubbed twice. The rims were the same. Then topped with Dr Beasley’s matte wheel coat.

    Tomorrow I am tackling the interior.













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    Nice looking work so far, I look forward to seeing the interior!


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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    Paint is looking fine!!!!
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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    This is what it looked like after I pressure washed it and scrubbed the tires once. The stuff was on there. Filthy Ford F150




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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    Is that paint damage where the side molding used to be on the passenger door?

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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    Quote Originally Posted by SubieSnax View Post
    Is that paint damage where the side molding used to be on the passenger door?
    Itís leftover adhesive and clips from the factory. Really crappy way to do the job on a high dollar vehicle in my opinion. The trim is peeling back on the other side in a couple places also.


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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

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    I look at the above picture and just think,


    Ugh....


    I've detailed rigs this big, about 10 minutes into the polishing of the roof







    I start to wonder about my decision.


    But... by the time I'm done, there's always the satisfaction in a job well done.

    Thanks for sharing Mike. I see a lot of tools and products from Autogeek, thank you for your business.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    I look at the above picture and just think,


    Ugh....


    I've detailed rigs this big, about 10 minutes into the polishing of the roof


    I start to wonder about my decision.


    But... by the time I'm done, there's always the satisfaction in a job well done.

    Thanks for sharing Mike. I see a lot of tools and products from Autogeek, thank you for your business.


    LOL Well.... life isn't all Porsches and burritos my friend. This is about 1/2 of my demographic being a primarily rural state. There are some other goodies around like show cars that I am also trying to attract business from.

    Yes, there are a lot of Autogeek products in the photos starting with my Flex C-beast, Blackfire One Step, Speedmaster light, and Speedmaster rolling chair along with all of the brushes.

    I am happy to support Autogeek, and indirectly yourself, because of all of the free knowledge you share with myself and so many others for free.
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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    Well, I am feeling my 44 years after taking on this beasty. However, it's the area and demographic I live in, and farming/farm pickups that have been well used are a normal thing. Here is a link to my Facebook page album with all of the before and afters.

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    Re: Filthy Ford F150

    Hi Mike,
    I just have to comment on how long it has been that the truck has had a good bath, not that long I suspect. If a farm truck, then it could have been a week or just a few days of wet weather. I know only because my daughter had to make daily trips to the farm and just hammered the sides with grime from the gravel roads and muck. I too use the AG-store and those farm trucks really test out the products and help answer the first question I hear, 'How long will it LAST"?

    As Mike Phillips teaches us and everyone that listens, it depends upon what touches it! Ceramic coatings might not last but when they are working, it is a huge difference in the cleaning process.

    A great job, a dirty job, and YOU are the man! Love your work and the results.

    Sadly it will be back to winter and mud and grime will return. At least we know what lurks beneath thanks to your fine efforts!

    Kirby

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