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    2014Explorer with CQF

    This vehicle was scheduled for my new vehicle CQF package which includes a one step polish. This is the 3rd vehicle I have done for this family. The hood needed some work which actually took me over the time (by 2 hours) I had quoted but since they've been good to me, I did it anyway.


    Here it is as it arrived:


























    Some light swirling visible outside; wait till you see how it looked inside!











    A pretty big chip on the driver's door:





    OK, check out the hood inside:





    I know I'm skipping ahead, but here it is after one stepping it with Megs mf + M205 + Rupes 21:




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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    The process was as follows:


    Wheel barrels were cleaned with Tarminator
    Barrels then cleaned with Zep Citrus
    Faces cleaned with Zep Citrus
    Tires cleaned with Zep 505 until no longer brown
    Wells cleaned with LATA

    Barrels then coated with Permanon.

    Vehicle hand washed with DG 901
    Vehicle decontamination-removal wash with IronX paste
    Vehicle decontamination with Speedy Prep towel

    Vehicle blown off with Master Blaster


    For the paint correction on the hood, I did the above steps with the Rupes. For the rest of the vehicle, including going back over the hood, I used my black TB wool + M205 + Flex 3401. That was followed by an Eraser wipe down.

    The wheels, paint, head and tail lights as well as all glass except for the windshield were coated with CQF X 2. The windshield was coated with Fly By 30. The trim was coated with DLux. The tires were shot via air gun with Opti Bond @ 100%.


    Here we are all done. Figures, another totally cloudy day!! At least it wasn't raining.





























    Chip repaired:








    Talk about a sharp reflection...it cut off my legs, hehehehe.




    The owner will like this reflection









    The only real sun shots I could get that day:











    DLux looking amazing!








    A "Flawless Refection"









    This last shot is the reflection of the wheel from the RF door:




    Thanks for looking!

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    That looks like crap!

    Nice job on that explorer. 205 sure can remove some defects. What do you prep the trim with prior to DLux? Just eraser wipedown?

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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    those TB wool pads are nice, i will be using them more often that is for sure

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    Marvolus work on that sophisticated ford

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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    I never get sick of seeing Richy Write-ups. You could probably do a simple wash and wax on a rustbucket and it'd come out looking pretty good

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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    Fantastic work as alway Richy !!!
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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    Nice work, sir! Looking at the rims I can't tell, but they look uncoated. Is this accurate? Thanks
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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    Great results for a one step! I like the black Ford paint; so much flake in it.

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    Re: 2014Explorer with CQF

    Quote Originally Posted by KillaCam View Post
    That looks like crap!

    Nice job on that explorer. 205 sure can remove some defects. What do you prep the trim with prior to DLux? Just eraser wipedown?
    And to think he paid me for it!! Hahahahaha...you're funny!!

    No special prep on the trim, just a through wash and wipe down with ONR prior to coating.

    Quote Originally Posted by refreshauto View Post
    those TB wool pads are nice, i will be using them more often that is for sure
    Thanks, I will never be without them. I've got a black GMC pickup coming this weekend that will probably get the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesboyy View Post
    Marvolus work on that sophisticated ford
    Thanks James. It has many of the features that my Lincoln does!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    I never get sick of seeing Richy Write-ups. You could probably do a simple wash and wax on a rustbucket and it'd come out looking pretty good
    Dude, that's too kind, thanks! I like doing the write ups as the customer gets to truly see the work that went into their vehicle and I like sharing what worked for me at the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Fantastic work as alway Richy !!!
    Thanks so much Pat!


    Quote Originally Posted by Belphegor View Post
    Nice work, sir! Looking at the rims I can't tell, but they look uncoated. Is this accurate? Thanks
    No, they're clear-coated. They look like a polished aluminum with the sheen on them. I forgot to mention it above, but I hand polished them (or hand cleaned them) with DG Squeaky Clean which definitely gave them the higher sheen. Of course coating them with CQF was the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by noslef View Post
    Great results for a one step! I like the black Ford paint; so much flake in it.
    Thanks, it's the identical colour to my Lincoln so I was able to use my own personal stock of touch up on it to blend 2 chips it had.

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