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Old 05-21-2008, 01:46   #1 (permalink)
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2003 Ford Expedition detailed

Just detailed this 03 Expedition for a customer in san diego who recently bought it used. It rather dirty inside and out. Tried to be as detailed as possible so any of you expedition owners can benefit if you have any similar issues.

Products used:
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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
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Exterior
  • Prima Mystique
  • Prima Swirl
  • Claymagic Blue Clay
  • Prima Epic
  • Collinite 845 IW
  • Black Wow
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Tires/Wheels/Wells
  • Meguires Hyper Dressing Diluted 4:1
  • Meguires APC+ Diluted 4:1
  • Purple Power Degreaser
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Total Time: 21 hrs :eek:
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Surprised to find out didn't take any entire car shots....
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Swirl-Mania

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Mats Before

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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, 01:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 Ford Expedition detailed

Prepped for 50/50 of driver's seat

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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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Old 05-21-2008, 01:47   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 Ford Expedition detailed

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

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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!
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:48   #4 (permalink)
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Another 50/50

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.
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Before

After - with some RIDS leftover

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

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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 05-21-2008, 20:19   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, well it looks like it has just rolled out of the showroom!
I must try some of those products, and thanks for the information , regarding my vinyl trim problem...
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Wow, well it looks like it has just rolled out of the showroom!
I must try some of those products, and thanks for the information , regarding my vinyl trim problem...
I learned from a really great detailer and these are the same products he uses. You can get them here. Prima Car Care Retailers: Where can I buy Prima products?
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Old 06-21-2008, 17:41   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 Ford Expedition detailed

Brother Man,
I live in San Diego and I may want to utilize your sevices some day.
Excellent work..
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:01   #9 (permalink)
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Looks great man. Excellent job. What did you use on the seats specifically?
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