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Old 05-21-2008, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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Detailed 2003 Ford Expedition

Just thought I would list this Ford Expedition I detailed for a client in San Diego who bought this used. It was in pretty bad shape interior and exterior. Tried to be as detailed as possible so any hobbyist detailers can pick up a thing or two. Enjoy



Products used:

Interior
  • Meguires APC+ diluted 10:1
  • Woolite diluted 6:1
  • Prima Nero
  • Folex
  • 303 Aerospace protectant
  • Bissell LCGM non heat
  • Craftsman 5 hp shop vac

Exterior
  • Prima Mystique
  • Prima Swirl
  • Claymagic Blue Clay
  • Prima Epic
  • Collinite 845 IW
  • Black Wow

Tires/Wheels/Wells
  • Meguires Hyper Dressing Diluted 4:1
  • Meguires APC+ Diluted 4:1
  • Purple Power Degreaser

Total Time: 21 hrs :eek:

Surprised to find out didn't take any entire car shots....

Swirl-Mania














Mats Before


Mats after Pressure Washing, Folex, APC, and LGCM. Note: The mat on bottom right had cigarette burn marks. Can't do much about that.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Detailed 2003 Ford Expedition

Prepped for 50/50 of driver's seat


After Woolite diluted 6:1 and alot of terry cloths.

A closer look

The back seat 50/50

back seat close up

even closer

Before

After Vaccum, APC+ diluted 10:1, folex, and LGCM

Before

After APC+ diluted 10:1
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Engine Before

Engine After pressure wash, purple power, APC+ 10:1, hyper dressing 3:1

Before

After

Hood Before

Hood After APC+ 10:1

50/50 side mirror /w black wow

Next Day, on to the exterior

My weapons of choice, PC with Orange LC pad and Prima Swirl

Test Spot turned out pretty good. 2 passes /w Orange Lc with Swirl it is!

Another 50/50
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:41   #4 (permalink)
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Before

After 1 pass of swirl on orange lc. Better but can be improved.

After 2nd pass. much better.

Before

After 2 passes of Swirl on orange lc

Door Handle Before

Door Handle After swirl with microfiber applicator pad.

Before

After
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Before

After - with some RIDS leftover


Prima Epic and Collinite 845 IW. Let the epic cure for 3 hrs before applying 845.



kinda blurry...

Owner admiring the finish with his $2000 british bulldog "capitan" that he bought from a champion breeder.

My fav photo

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Old 06-09-2008, 00:45   #6 (permalink)
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Looks Good,you can tell they have kids,the Before Pics looked like the inside of my Wife's 06 Expedition,crumbs & crap Everywhere!
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:59   #7 (permalink)
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I am beside myself, what you done there is godly. I am going to show this forum post to some of my mates for sure.
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Old 07-17-2008, 15:13   #8 (permalink)
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wow, that must have been a fleet vehicle, that is what they usually look like after a typical fleet term of 2 years. does it have high miles? that is a good indicator.
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