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    Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    I nicknamed this job the “Star Destroyer”.
    It’s certainly the largest vehicle I’ve detailed to date.

    Delivery shot:


    Passenger side wheel well scuffed up:


    The cloudy day lighting hides how dirty the truck was in the photos.

    But the post detailing photos show the gloss no problem:




    Porter Cable DA
    3D Speed
    Lake Country White Polish pad and 3D One with an orange pad for the scuffs

    This was from earlier this year and
    I promptly purchased a 15mm long-throw polisher and more pads after this job. What was I thinking!? That’s why it’s a learning process.

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Incredible work! What was the customer's expectation or want vs what you achieved with the products used?

    Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    AWESOME!!
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Nicely done on that tank! BIG!
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    Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Thanks guys!
    I used 3D SPEED on the truck, and 3D ONE on the fender scuffs. There were also some light and severe scratches that I was able to at least lighten, if not remove.

    I spent 12 hours on this truck (including interior and engine bay). It was exhausting. It took a long time with the porter cable DA, and that’s when I decided to upgrade the arsenal and my technique has improved since. My time management has improved, but I need to get more efficient.

    As far as what the customer was expecting, most of them just want it to look better and have some protection. So I pretty much have free reign on what to do.

    These are just word-of-mouth jobs, coworkers and friends, etc. One upcoming detail, the owner has requested a ceramic coating, but no particular brand.

    Also, it seems pretty common for people to want to have their vehicle done, and not follow through. I tell them that they have my number and they know when to contact me. Feels kind of like being on a dating site Ford F-250 Super Duty:.

    I figure one day after they get their car washed, the swirls and scratches will finally get to them and they’ll call.

    Ford F-250 Super Duty:
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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    nice job with that large truck

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Encinitas View Post
    Thanks guys!
    I used 3D SPEED on the truck, and 3D ONE on the fender scuffs. There were also some light and severe scratches that I was able to at least lighten, if not remove.

    I spent 12 hours on this truck (including interior and engine bay). It was exhausting. It took a long time with the porter cable DA, and that’s when I decided to upgrade the arsenal and my technique has improved since. My time management has improved, but I need to get more efficient.

    As far as what the customer was expecting, most of them just want it to look better and have some protection. So I pretty much have free reign on what to do.

    These are just word-of-mouth jobs, coworkers and friends, etc. One upcoming detail, the owner has requested a ceramic coating, but no particular brand.

    Also, it seems pretty common for people to want to have their vehicle done, and not follow through. I tell them that they have my number and they know when to contact me. Feels kind of like being on a dating site Ford F-250 Super Duty:.

    I figure one day after they get their car washed, the swirls and scratches will finally get to them and they’ll call.

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    Thanks for the response and explanation. I do the same thing detailing for family but mainly on cars I buy and then sell when I want the next one. I'm always doing more than needed but I will take a tip from your playbook and order me some. Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Craig, are you the star that it destroyed? Nice job on that destroyer.

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    Re: Ford F-250 Super Duty:

    Craig....Awesome Job.

    Love 3D speed on big trucks!

    I've done a couple of those big guys....and speed makes for speedy work! Grin...

    Anyway---great work there!

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