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Old 11-24-2009
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So Fresh...So Clean

Saturday, my fishing tournament got moved to Sunday, so i had all day to spend some much needed time with the Ranger. She hadn't been waxed in a while. While I was in toen i picked up some Meguiar's SwirlX to see if i could do any damage to swirled paint. My hood looks AWFUL when the sun hits it. I washed and hand dried her. i then proceeded to use the SwirlX on the hood followed my a good clay bar application. Then i used some Meguiar's Paint cleaner, then Meguiar's Paint polish; and topped it off with a fresh coat of Meguiar's NXT 2.0 Wax. I just did all of this to the hood. i only waxed the rest of the truck due to that i knew i wouldnt have enough time to do everything i wanted because it gets darker fast now (stupid daylight savings time). I even waxed the Alcoas! I applied all of this by hand so when i got done, my arms hurt. ive got to get a buffer or go see Trent! I'm having the truck professionally buffed and detailed beginning of Spring to make the paint look like brand new (i hate working at a gtanite quarry) Anyways enough rambling, on to the pics:

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(I hate how the sun give Torch Red an orange tint)

My buddy Jason's 2001 Dakota. Its alright. The Ranger will really outrun his 3.9L V6 in all aspects--pulling, acceleration, top speed, etc... He just had a new engine put it it due to the fact that his Ex blew the orig. engine by pulling it down to 2nd gear thinking she was in Drive---WTF, stupid blonde.






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Looks good. What's with that BII in the background??? Future project?? I'll take it off your hands. Haha
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Looks damn good.
Ill bet that thing is silky smooth.
nice job!

I just got a good wax on mine yesterday.
Got to get the paint ready for winter..
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when you showing up to do mine?
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lookin sharp! i spent my Saturday getting mine dirty. she needs some real work
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Looks Great! Nice Work!
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Old 11-26-2009
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I refuse to wash and wax mine! lol i just take it through a wash, everytime I have done either it always rains! and I love the alcoa rims!
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I never thought I'd say this, but your truck is too clean! LOL.
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my uncle has an 05' just like mine. he seen that i traded my 5-spokes off (he has the 5-spokes) and he says "Why did you trade em off for...!?" Personally, i love my alcoas. i think once they have new good looking tires on them.
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my uncle has an 05' just like mine. he seen that i traded my 5-spokes off (he has the 5-spokes) and he says "Why did you trade em off for...!?" Personally, i love my alcoas. i think once they have new good looking tires on them.
Yeah I hear you there, im trying to track some alcoas down
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Your truck looks good.
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nice, looks clean man!
pfft the dakota aint got **** on the ranger! i roast them in my 3.0... lol
ps. I WANT YOUR WHEELS
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I love meguiars! especially their NXT wax. I was thinking the same thing...it looks WAY TOO CLEAN! I need to get a clay bar kit but my truck isn't that bad. The pic of your hood looks just like it should. amazing. how'd you like the swirlx?

btw, if anyone is interested in meguiars, I've bought two "sets" of their stuff from amazon (one for me, one for my dad). And for me to do a complete wash, dry, wax it takes me about 3 hours total. It runs about 25 bucks when it would cost 50-60+ (I think) if you bought them separately. yep, here ya go: Amazon.com: Meguiar's NXT Wash & Wax Kit: Automotive
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