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sandt38 last won the day on April 3 2017

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  1. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Tell me about it. it's already a mess (holy fuckin' pollen batman!), but damn it washes clean and like new shiny so easily.
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    I'm biting my tongue here...
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    Prepping the windshield and back glass for coating. This coating provides exceptional water repellency at speeds as low as 30 mph to allow for safe and clear vision. It also helps reduce wiper blade friction for a smooth and quiet wiper glide. The coating provides a barrier against bugs, road oil/contamination, environmental fall out, and water spots from adhering to the glass and makes cleaning them easy.
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    Lug nuts cleaned up and wheel wells deep cleaned so time for the wheels to go back on and torqued to spec.
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    After he goes paint decontamination he uses this, then he coats.
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    Sorry I have been gone this week. We were busy at the shop and preparing for our trip next week. I doubt I will get on much for a couple weeks, but I'll do a thread on his processes as promised. Mike, a coating would work to a certain extent. Mark still recommends washing once every couple of weeks to prevent staining from bird shit and other organics. Before preforming any coating surfaces must be perfected. Thorough paint correction and cleaning is imperative, or else imperfections will be greatly magnified. Special care products are also required. I was told to use CarPro Reset Intensive Shampoo for washes. 1 Oz is enough for 5 gallons of water, and it costs ~$30 a liter shipped to my door. Mark recommends using a booster (the booster for my coating is effectively like a spray detailer in application) every 8-12 months to prolong the life and beauty of the coating. I have already set appointments up for fall for a boost and refresh, and spring for the same. The coatings he used are listed above, plus a luster enhancer that I will include below for you. He buys most of his stuff at Autogeek.net
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    41 Hours was put into the complete and thorough detail of this 2017 Subaru Impreza! The paint was perfected through a one stage paint correction which removed any swirls and paint defects that may have incured at the factory/dealership. This in turn brought out even more gloss and clarity to the Lapis Blue paint. It was then coated with 22ple VX PRO2 for protection that last years, not months. The hydrophobic capabilities of the coating will make cleaning it easier as well as helping to keep it clean longer. It will also provide some mar resistance to help keep the paint looking its best. The complete list of services it received: - One stage paint correction - Paint and lights coated with 22ple VX PRO2 - Trim/grills deep cleaned and coated with CarPro DLUX - Wheels FULLY polished (barrels, face, and lips) and coated with 2 layers of 22ple VR1 - Tires coated - Windshield and back glass polished and coated - Wheel wells deep cleaned - Paint decontamination via chemical and mechanical means - Interior thoroughly cleaned including hatch - Door jambs and inside gas door cleaned - door jambs received a light polish and inside gas door was coated with CarPro DLUX - Engine bay cleaned
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    Thanks, fellas! And Mike, he has a recommendation in Amarillo if that is close by.
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    Thanks. It looks better then the day I took possession of it with 6 miles on the odo.
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    Not elites, unfortunately. Just Ti12D subs. One is unopened, still sealed in the bag. I may just keep them.
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    Sky Reflection in the hood.
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    OK, so I have a pair of Phoenix Gold Ti 12D subs from ~2003. They are barely used, in nearly perfect shape, come in original boxes with all original paperwork. What do you guys think they are worth?
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    I guess I could do that. It could give people a better idea of the depths a real detail, and detailer, will go to make a car look like new. I can also grab other pics and info to share from him. He works on everything from Teslas, to Porsches, down to measly Subarus and Honda Oddesseys. Where should I put it?
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    Driver's side door handle and well before and after Mark worked his magic. You can see the pearl flake in these pics
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    Little balance weight is a sign of a well built tire, Neal. Killer deal!