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      03-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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MAMADUB's exterior detail - Pics Inside

I am not a professional detailer, more of a hobbyist. Mamadub had asked me to do a detail of her car and I agreed to do so. Forgive me for the horrible photography they do not do the car justice and I am absolutely horrible with a DSLR, but here are some before / after pics.

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      03-26-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Darren really did such a great job. My car looks so fantastic now, that I don't even want to take it out of the garage. Please forgive the real dirty before pix, as I didn't wash it after the run because I knew Darren was going to detail it.

Also, please notice Darren also installed my first mods. I got the gloss grills and the painted reflectors. I love the look and I am ready to order a few more goodies from Jesel at IND. Thanks to Philip for getting me in touch with Jesel!
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Bright color, beautiful car and good picture.A perfect reconstruction! Thanks for sharing.
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Nice job. How long did it take you?
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      03-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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Nice job. How long did it take you?
Roughly 14 hours, 85% of the work was with the DA. I haven't mastered the rotary. Wasn't comfortable enough to use it efficiently.
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looking good
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Damn, it looks so good! Great Job! I was reading the least of items, I don't even know what they all do. I only use one thing "soap". I think it has wax in it. Oh my poor car!
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That red is glowing, I bet it was hard to look at in person

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Good work, nice outcome!
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Damn, it looks so good! Great Job! I was reading the least of items, I don't even know what they all do. I only use one thing "soap". I think it has wax in it. Oh my poor car!
Haha! OMG, you sound just like me...hence the reason Darren is my "go to" guy for all my car needs. When he was polishing the wheels, I actually had a pad and pen in my hand writing down his answers to all my detailing questions. I will be placing some detailing orders today with several different companies.

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Glowing it was! Seriously looks better than the day I got it....except for the damned chips in the paint from that disastrous run I went on!
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Do you have a V1 mounted right in the middle of your front windshield?
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Do you have a V1 mounted right in the middle of your front windshield?
LOL, I noticed that too. I need to hard wire it to the fuse box for her....
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Do you have a V1 mounted right in the middle of your front windshield?
Yes I do. Why, is that bad?
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LOL, I noticed that too. I need to hard wire it to the fuse box for her....
Haha, Darren, we must have posted at the same time. Okay, do you all see why I like Darren so much? He really helps me out a lot with my car...even suggests mods for me. I owe him and his adorable wife a dinner!!
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Just wondering. I've got mine above the rear view mirror.
Doesn't that obstruct your line of sight?
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Just wondering. I've got mine above the rear view mirror.
Doesn't that obstruct your line of sight?
Actually, people have told me to move mine up for better results, but then I have a hard time seeing the arrows. It really doesn't bother me at all where it is. Are you always able to see the arrows with yours above the rear view mirror?
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Yeah with just a glance like when you check your mirror.

Another option is to use the "concealed display" to put the arrows on your dash or wherever you'd like. But if middle windscreen doesn't bother you, no worries.
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Actually, people have told me to move mine up for better results, but then I have a hard time seeing the arrows. It really doesn't bother me at all where it is. Are you always able to see the arrows with yours above the rear view mirror?
Just don't turn the volume down, ever. You can press the button once to silent it for a couple of minutes if you're going through an area with those stupid speed signs. I use the audio more than I use the arrows, but right next to the rear view is great, it's a natural and easy spot to look at while driving.... at least for some of us... I've watched Stefanie nearly run a few people off the road for 1.) not checking the mirror 2.) not looking over her shoulder - sigh. I'll admit, she's a decent driver most of the time.
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Just don't turn the volume down, ever. You can press the button once to silent it for a couple of minutes if you're going through an area with those stupid speed signs. I use the audio more than I use the arrows, but right next to the rear view is great, it's a natural and easy spot to look at while driving.... at least for some of us... I've watched Stefanie nearly run a few people off the road for 1.) not checking the mirror 2.) not looking over her shoulder - sigh. I'll admit, she's a decent driver most of the time.
Haha Darren...does she know how you feel? I'll try moving it up again and see if I can get used to it. I always keep the volume up to the max!
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