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The GREG
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This car was without a doubt a challenge. It sat for about 12 months and was brought to me for detailing. Needless to say it was NOT in good shape, it help some surprises for me also....Not good ones either.

I got the car and washed it with Chemical guys citrus wash and clear....As usual I pulled the wheels and de-greased the wheel wells with purple power, while the woman took care of the wheels. :) Of course the battery was dead so I kept having to jump it until I got fed up and called the owner and asked if I could buy a new battery and install it...I got the ok...



















On top of a really gross car my favorite sprayer broke...It was good cause it had a mist selection for engine bays so I didn't need to soak them...:( I knew this car wouldn't be fun right then...

 

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The GREG
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All washed I pulled the car inside to clay using dodo juice and I used some mothers clay. While the Laura started on the interior...Its really nice having her help. :thumbsup:

The hood...:mad: It was a CF hood and it was a real Pain to work with...I would do a full three step and it still wouldn't come out right, it still would have some what I could only explain as cloudyness...I called the owner explained that I had already spent over 5 hours on the hood alone and it wasn't coming out PERFECT but it was without a doubt an 80% improvment is that ok....He agreed that anymore time spent on it would be a waste. He also asked me to replace the screws on the grills.











It turned out well. Considering how bad it was...:eek:








So Laura was working on the interior and found ALOT of mold all over...Needless to say she was less than happy to work on that stuff...I decided to heat up the steamer to kill the mold....I love the toys :D





 

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She also had to deal with leftover adhesive from window tint....Luckily I had a great juice that just melted it away :) And to think I get in trouble when I buy new products....:D







The entire interior had a musty smell even after the cabin was cleaned and steamed. She had to go do some stuff so she left me the trunk to do...OH BOY was I in for it. I pulled his sub and amp and the trunk carpet and well I found this.






Obviously the car has been leaking for the 12months its been sitting there and filling up with water into the trunk. Initally I sucked the majority of the water out with my wetdry vac. I then pulled the drain plugs and rinsed everything with HOT water. Not only did I steam the entire carpet outside I also steamed it while it was in the car. Did I mention I like TOYS :D


 

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I had to do a full 3 step on this car...I did a purple wool pad with SIP, moved down the 203s with an orange pad, and finally finished out with 103 on a white. I proceeded to Ez-Creme glaze the car and finished it up with Blackfire Wet Diamond with Polycharger. I have been using that over opti-seal recently cause I usually have to wax to add slickness to the opti-seal and with the Blackfire it ends up slick.
Laura used Folex and 303 on the interior I don't even check on the interior anymore she does her thing and it comes out great. :)
I only have afters in the garage as the owner picked it up tonight...But enjoy, I am going to bed so I can get going on another car that is getting dropped off tomorrow...;)




















 

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Damn Greg really nice job!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::beerchug:
 

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I never seen mold on a seat like that. Moreover; nice job !
 

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Dude, dealing with mold is no joke. You didn't tell me that when you called. I would of charged another $300 on top just to remove the mold. Some people sure make me sick. Great job bud! I better see you on Sunday.
 

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The GREG
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Dude, dealing with mold is no joke. You didn't tell me that when you called. I would of charged another $300 on top just to remove the mold. Some people sure make me sick. Great job bud! I better see you on Sunday.
:dontknow: I theres alot of surface area on this SUV that I have to start tomorrow...Not sure if I will finish on Saturday, it might go into Sunday this correction :(
 

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good stuff as always The Greg. I wish you lived closer to me. I may have to get Got Leather to detail mine for me. I see he comes around Va Beach, which is near where I live.
 

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:soscared: It came back....:mad: So it has continued to leak since the last correction on the mold I did. I discussed with the owner that I don't want to continue to just correct the mildew, but fix the issue.









I decided to measure exactly how much water was sitting in the bottom of his spare tire well area....







Of course it wasn't just in the wheel well area, but on both sides of the trunk....:bawling:









Since he is a buddy, I researched exactly what causes the leaks. Apparently any slight hit to the rear of the car causes some of seams to pop and allow water inside. We discussed what to do to "seal" it and decided that rubberized undercoating was a cheap yet effective solution. How to find the leaks.....:D You have your helper stretch and then crawl int he trunk, and shine a light in there to see exactly where the holes are :D











He had to flip around to see the right side :)

 

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We found the seams that a popped allowing water to be let in....Taped them off to prevent too much rubberized undercoating to get to the headlight area and went ahead and "sealed" the leaky area's. You can see exactly where the paint has chipped off right under that the seam has seperated also. I know its a sloppy job on the spray, but its all hidden and I wanted to ensure he didn't have any additional leaks. Also although it looks brown there, it really did dry Black...:D











I pulled the drain on the spare tire well and let the nasty smelling water out....





Ok back onto the acutal correction here :) I used some mold and milew in my steamer and dilluted it. The entire car had a stale smell to it so I wanted to kill all the mold and bring back a clean smell.





I did a 50/50 on how effective the steamer really was on this trunk area :D











Don't forget the little lip on the carpet :D



 

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I wish I had a friend like you.. hahahha I would drive you around everywhere if you detailed my car granted it is in 5x better condition than that rice rocket.
 

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That car was so gross. I'm amazed you can clean it out that well. Night and Day. Just curious but how much would you charge for that amount of work?
 

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lol good job.
 
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