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Cleaned and Detailed.... few other things.... lots of pics

I decided to detail the truck. Its been along time since its been done. I kinda slacked on the detail. I only washed, compounded, and then sealed. I would usually clay and do a dawn wash to strip the previous wax but I didn't have time. Figured id do it next time. I took the bedliner out and put a mat in there also took the pinstripe off

here is with the liner in and pinstripe


all taped up after washing. There is still somewhat a layer of wax so it still has a semi shine to it.








All done a day after wards and after being in a light rain. I forgot to take pictures when i got finished. These pictures really don't do it justice. The paint looks a lot deeper and glossy in person.














Heres 2 of my full details

04 acura tsx
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91 Acura Integra

Only before pic I have (took right after I handed the guy the money for the car)


After (wheels and suspension also)


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Crap... that really makes me think I need to detail my own truck - honestly though, I dont have the time.. I woudl rather pay a shop $125 to do a full inside out detail, including shampoo and full claybar style treatment all over
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Crap... that really makes me think I need to detail my own truck - honestly though, I dont have the time.. I woudl rather pay a shop $125 to do a full inside out detail, including shampoo and full claybar style treatment all over
You shouldn't have to pay that much for all that. I just paid $90.

Lookin good dude.
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Both those prices are pretty cheap. I usually charge $100 for cars/small trucks and $150 for full size trucks/suvs. I know some guys around my area charging around $300 for a full detail.
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yeah thats pretty cheap.. I charge $75 for a wash, and $130 for cars and rangers everyone else gets the $175depending on condition... most Ive ever charged was $225 for a honda ridgeline... the guy took it "off road" I laughed and gave him the estimate and he paid it in cash on the spot.


but those look good from the pics
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truck looks great for its age man i wish mine looked that good but your exhaust is killing it cut it off or get a tip plz
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truck looks great for its age man i wish mine looked that good but your exhaust is killing it cut it off or get a tip plz
haha never really noticed it till you said something. Im probably goin to hack it off.
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haha never really noticed it till you said something. Im probably goin to hack it off.
Sawzall cut about a foot from the tip should do the trick quite nicely! I still need to get under my own truck and grind off the ends to make it a bit more even past my muffler area *doh*
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i noticed the sticker on your bumper...
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haha never really noticed it till you said something. Im probably goin to hack it off.


isnt it stainless? i'd just sand it with some 600,800,1000,1500,2000 then polish it. youd even get a shine out of it when you get all the crud off. then if you still dont like it, cut it off
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i noticed the sticker on your bumper...
Yeah, if you or one of your parents aren't a cop and get pulled over and they see that sticker you're gonna get a ticket for everything they can ticket you for lol.
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that DA looks so clean good job saving the milano, and the polished slips just look like sex on there. m4d tyte jdm y0! getting tired of hearing the mudflaps scrape on every turn? lol
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Nice!! Mines getting the full treatment in just under a month :-D

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Both those prices are pretty cheap. I usually charge $100 for cars/small trucks and $150 for full size trucks/suvs. I know some guys around my area charging around $300 for a full detail.
My bro and his friend detail cars... I know they are about in your price range... actually I think a little highter... I usually pay 'em anyway 'cause they are better than I am and I like to KNOW who's working with my truck...
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isnt it stainless? i'd just sand it with some 600,800,1000,1500,2000 then polish it. youd even get a shine out of it when you get all the crud off. then if you still dont like it, cut it off
Yeah I know all about polishing. I polished the wheels on the red integra. Took me a month but they all came out like mirrors. When i started they were flat black. I think im a just cut it off.

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Yeah, if you or one of your parents aren't a cop and get pulled over and they see that sticker you're gonna get a ticket for everything they can ticket you for lol.
Yeah, my dads a cop. That sticker has got me out of a hand full of tickets. He puts them on all of my cars.

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that DA looks so clean good job saving the milano, and the polished slips just look like sex on there. m4d tyte jdm y0! getting tired of hearing the mudflaps scrape on every turn? lol
haha, i got rid of the car a while back. Got tired of slowing down for railroad tracks and every little bump. That car loved speed bumps....

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Nice!! Mines getting the full treatment in just under a month :-D

My bro and his friend detail cars... I know they are about in your price range... actually I think a little highter... I usually pay 'em anyway 'cause they are better than I am and I like to KNOW who's working with my truck...
lol, I dont like people that I dont know touching my cars too. Post some pictures when you get it detailed.....
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Yeah I know all about polishing. I polished the wheels on the red integra. Took me a month but they all came out like mirrors. When i started they were flat black. I think im a just cut it off.



Yeah, my dads a cop. That sticker has got me out of a hand full of tickets. He puts them on all of my cars.



haha, i got rid of the car a while back. Got tired of slowing down for railroad tracks and every little bump. That car loved speed bumps....



lol, I dont like people that I dont know touching my cars too. Post some pictures when you get it detailed.....


Not to change the subject, but what's the sticker on the bumper do?
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its the blue line sticker aka the cop sticker.. its basically says that you or someone close to you is in l/e.. the red/black is fire and i think the blue with the cross and snake is ems..
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please please do the headlight resto. Your ranger needs it badly m8.
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its the blue line sticker aka the cop sticker.. its basically says that you or someone close to you is in l/e.. the red/black is fire and i think the blue with the cross and snake is ems..
You're spot on. The paint looks sweet! I thought I charged a lot for detailing! Sheesh! I charged a guy $40 to wash his F150 inside and out.
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