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    2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    This is my Father in Laws truck, and he asked for a detail for Christmas. I finally got around to it.

    Disclaimer: This truck sees job sites. My FIL draws and builds custom homes. This includes my house, where my wife, FIL and I worked hard for 6 months to get it done. Tools are constantly in and out of the bed and rear floor area. This truck is not a reflection of how he keeps his house. It’s just another tool for him.

    I forgot to take a picture of the full exterior before I started, but imagine a truck with dirt, water spots, and not a whole lot of gloss.

    Products:
    3D pink soap
    Blackfire Iron Remover
    Meguiars d143 for wheels and tires
    Meguiars Clay
    ONR
    Lake Country Hydrotech polishing pads
    Meguiars G100v2 DA
    3D HD Speed
    Finish Kare 1000P
    Cobra edgeless polishing microfiber towels
    Invisible glass
    Meguiars Quick Interior Detailer
    Duragloss 253 for the tires
    303 protectant for bumper trim and step bars

    Some random before shots:














    I got to work cleaning wheels, tires, wheel wells, inside the bed and the undercarriage. I flip my surface washer upside down and put it on a rolling tool caddy to blast the underside. Works really well.





    Washed one side of the truck at a time after Blackfire iron remover.



    Dried it and clayed, some panels up to 3 times. This was after one bed side:



    I washed it again after clay and began with HD Speed on Lake Country Hydrotech polishing pads. This provided the cleanup that I was looking for. Not shooting for 100% correction here, but rather water spot removal and gloss enhancement.





    Ford piano black trim cleaned up.





    I then hand applied Finish Kare 1000P as my LSP of choice. I’ve used this Speed/FK combo before and like it.





    As for the interior, lots of vacuuming, invisible glass on windows, and Meguiars Quick Interior Detailer for final hard surface cleaning.









    And after 3-6 inches of rain over a 24 hour period, here are a couple of finished exterior shots.





    He was thrilled with how it turned out. And I’m spent. I have their Honda Pilot on the books before winter hits, but it’s not a construction site vehicle thankfully.


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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    This was very impressive2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    Nice work! I like your undercarriage technique.

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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    Wow, nice save. Looks great now.
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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    BRAVO NICE OUTCOME!

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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    He must think he now has a new truck! WELL done!
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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    Thank you all! Not sure which he was most excited about, the interior or exterior. He did mention the paint looks new and no longer “dingy”. Hats off to Ford for that Ruby Red paint, it really shines with a little work. Gorgeous color.
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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    Very impressive!

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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    HUGE turnaround!

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    Re: 2015 F-150 gets a major cleanup.

    Awesome work!

    What kind of pressure washer contraption is that? Lol

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