911fanatic vs 2014 SRT8 Cherokee

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by 911Fanatic, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    This client called after his brother had used us to apply Opticoat to a bunch of heavy equipment for him. It was a brand new Cherokee and he wanted it protected properly from the get go. Turns out the dealer washed it so it needed a wee bit o' polishing. Shocking.

    All jambs and body seams cleaned with Exclusive APC and RG brushes
    Foamed with Exclusive APC mixed 1:1 in my foam cannon
    Washed with MM Incredimitt / Ultima soap
    Decontaminated with IronX
    Tires / wheels cleaned with Exclusive APC @ 3:1
    Correction work was done with Rupes 15 / Megs MF cutting disc / 3D Cut / Megs 101
    Finishing work done with Griots DA / white Rupes finishing pad / HD polish
    Wiped down with Carpro Eraser
    Protection was Opticoat V2

    The truck upon our arrival. We had seen a bit of snow recently so it was a bit dirty.

    Letting the foam dwell for a few minutes before a high pressure rinse to remove as much of the loose grit / dirt before washing by hand.

    Pretty much what the entire truck looked like. The passenger side wasn't bad but the drivers side needed going over twice with Megs MF disc / Megs 101 to knock down the damage.

    Looking good enough to deserve Opticoat.

    With wheels removed to clean and coat, we were able to apply Opticoat to the entire calliper, front and back.

    As the entire exhaust tip was the same black chrome as the wheels, we cleaned and coated the tips ( inside and out ) with Opticoat.

    As mentioned, the wheels were removed and coated as well to ensure that the brake dust puking Brembo's would be easy to clean up after.
    After polishing and OC2 application, the owner couldn't believe the transformation on his "brand new" truck.

    Total time - 13 hours
  2. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    Looks great, Ken!

  3. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Ken thanks for sharing that looks great!
  4. kyle butler

    kyle butler Birth of a Detailer

    Very nice! i think i'll be opti-coating my exhaust tips this spring. Thanks for the tip!
  5. Meticulous-Detail

    Meticulous-Detail DB Forum Supporter

    Nice work, love the color too. I wanted a GC SRT for the family ride, but settled the on the Durango RT because of $$$$
  6. boredstudent3

    boredstudent3 Wax on..Wax off

    nice one Ken.

    You're fast man, 13 hrs to 2 step the huge car. Good work!
  7. JordanL

    JordanL Virgin Detailer

    Looks awesome Ken!
  8. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    Nice job Ken looks great.
  9. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    Only had to two step the drivers side. For some reason the drivers side was extremely bad while the rest of the car wasn't too bad. Roof was mint. Go figure, they probably just hosed it off! LOL
  10. SRT8Spartan

    SRT8Spartan DB Forum Supporter

    Nice clean up! beautiful ride!
  11. Socal Brian

    Socal Brian DB Forum Supporter

    Great job Ken! How do you like pairing the Rupes pads with the Griot's DA?
  12. stingray23

    stingray23 Jedi Nuba

    great job. I love those SRT8's
  13. Tire Shredder

    Tire Shredder Jedi Nuba

    Fantastic job. I would not be able to complete that truck to that standard I 13hrs.

    Did you find that ironx pulled out a significant amount of contaminants on a vehicoe so new? Was it worthwhile?

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