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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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This is right up there at the top!

Definitely one of my top 10 favorite cars that I've worked on! I enjoyed every second that I put into this car. I was going for a 100% defect free finish, but ended up with about 90%-95%. There were just a few scratches that I couldn't get out. Beautiful car Kelly!

Here's what we started with...Looks pretty good! Nice black finish.





Upon closer inspection we found some pretty good swirls...






Worked on this car for about 15 hours or so. That Viper paint is hard as nails!







And a good reflection shot!

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Great work.

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Thanks!

hllywood just got back from a Viper meet and got a pretty sweet time slip! Congrats Kelly! That is one awesome car!!
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do you wet sand or just use a series of compound applications to knock out the swirl?
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do you wet sand or just use a series of compound applications to knock out the swirl?

No wet sanding. Just working compounds to take out the swirls.
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Thanks Nick. The car looks great.
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damn....looks great.

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Thats awesome...

I had some nervous energy to work off before I had surgery so I decieded to detail my black stang....I worked on it for two days straight for about 12-13 hours so I know that you worked hard on that car...and its so worth it
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Thats awesome...

I had some nervous energy to work off before I had surgery so I decieded to detail my black stang....I worked on it for two days straight for about 12-13 hours so I know that you worked hard on that car...and its so worth it

Nothing give me greater pleasure than to walk away from a car that I've just spent countless hours on, and the owners jaw dropping at the results. On this Viper, Kelly told me that after I was finished, he noticed a metallic flake in the paint that he's never seen before.
No matter how sore I am the day after, I love what I do and can't wait to start the next vehicle!
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nice work

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nice, i still need to set up a time to get my engine bay cleaned by you, and i want to see if you can get this paint defect thing fixed on my passenger side if i ever get around to finding a good time it, hah.

sexy car too.
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nice, i still need to set up a time to get my engine bay cleaned by you, and i want to see if you can get this paint defect thing fixed on my passenger side if i ever get around to finding a good time it, hah.

sexy car too.


Just let me know when your ready and I'll come take a look at it.

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Just let me know when your ready and I'll come take a look at it.

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dude if you spent 15 hours on a car that is ridicolous.. I took a swirled to hell black g35 slicked the paint job out to where it looked like glass. only took me 4 - 5 hrs. and the car was 98% show car quality.. then again ive probably been detailing, buffing, preping show cars for shows longer then you have :P

but hey you did a good job, just took way to long if you ask me..
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No wet sanding. Just working compounds to take out the swirls.
Looks great Nick, how much for a black Aluminum Porsche with some swirls from a buffer(THAKS PARK PLACE). I don't want you to wax it, just get the swirls out, and I can do the claying, and waxing...

Also, could probably use it on both of my Stangs as well... can I get a package deal?

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lol, swirl removal is just in what you use. the right tools makes it easy. i use poorboys ,clearkote, and optimum all with a 7424 makes it easy
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dude if you spent 15 hours on a car that is ridicolous.. I took a swirled to hell black g35 slicked the paint job out to where it looked like glass. only took me 4 - 5 hrs. and the car was 98% show car quality.. then again ive probably been detailing, buffing, preping show cars for shows longer then you have :P

but hey you did a good job, just took way to long if you ask me..

I prefer to take my time with my work and not rush it. If you can do it 4 hours, then more power to you. I work every square inch of a car, and do everything I can to make the paint is as perfect as it can be. This takes time. My customers like the fact that I don't rush the work, and I spend the time to make sure it's done right. I've been detailing cars for 15 years now, and have never had to go back and redo any vehicle. Does every car take me this long? No. I have finished several cars in under 6 hours.

This car didn't take me 15 hours just to buff the paint out. Some of that time was washing/drying and prep work that I like to do, like taping up the vehicle to avoid getting splatter in those tight little spots. I don't rush any part of my work, so if someone is wanting their car finished in 4 hours, then I'm probably not the right guy for the job and I will tell you that right upfront.

And your right, your work is probably so much better than mine, and your so much better than me. Seriously, what was the reason for your post?

Oh, almost forgot, the reason I did this Viper is the last guy that detailed it did it in 4 hours, and it didn't look good, and Kelly didn't like the fact that he rushed the job. So he called me.

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Looks great Nick, how much for a black Aluminum Porsche with some swirls from a buffer(THAKS PARK PLACE). I don't want you to wax it, just get the swirls out, and I can do the claying, and waxing...

Also, could probably use it on both of my Stangs as well... can I get a package deal?

Give me a call, and I'll come take a look at them. I can give you a package deal, just need to take a look at them.

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And your right, your work is probably so much better than mine, and your so much better than me. Seriously, what was the reason for your post?
Don't sweat it Nick...this guy is a douche anyway.
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Don't sweat it Nick...this guy is a douche anyway.
takes a douche to know a douche doesnt it????
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takes a douche to know a douche doesnt it????
so you're admitting you're a douche, right?
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lol @this thread and where it went
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Oh, almost forgot, the reason I did this Viper is the last guy that detailed it did it in 4 hours, and it didn't look good, and Kelly didn't like the fact that he rushed the job. So he called me.
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fucking owned.
lol... Fucking beautiful work. Black is soo good looking "when its clean atleast"

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dude if you spent 15 hours on a car that is ridicolous.. I took a swirled to hell black g35 slicked the paint job out to where it looked like glass. only took me 4 - 5 hrs. and the car was 98% show car quality.. then again ive probably been detailing, buffing, preping show cars for shows longer then you have :P

but hey you did a good job, just took way to long if you ask me..
You don't have to lie to kick it..
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takes a douche to know a douche doesnt it????
What are you 7? Nice come back by the way, the 1970s called and they said that they want you to return it pronto, you aren't allowed to use it anymore.

BTW, Sean is a very cool guy, definitely not a douche.

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Nick did a great job. He's the first detailer I've met that wasn't in a hurry to complete the work and he genuinely enjoys and takes pride in what he does.
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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I only responded to this guy because he was trying to insult my work. I am a advertiser here on DFWstangs, and I use post like this to further advertise my business. People see the results, and they know what I can provide for them. When Shizzzle tried to insult my work, I felt I needed to respond, maybe defend myself. He had absolutely no reason to do this except to try and hurt my business(why?).
I don't want this to turn into a smack forum thread. So, can we please just let it go? No disrespect to anyone, I just don't want this to turn into a 4 page smack-a-thon. Like I said, this is how I advertise my business.

Thanks!
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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Nick did a great job. He's the first detailer I've met that wasn't in a hurry to complete the work and he genuinely enjoys and takes pride in what he does.

Thanks Kelly!
I don't do this work to pay the bills. I have a full time job that pays my bills very well. I do it because I truely love it, and it gives me great satisfaction.
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don't worry, I don't think "Shizzle" is convincing anyone Nick! LOL!
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j.w. i saw the conv. viper ...btw car looks great..but i didnt if u have done it or know how...but like when the convertable tops get really dirty or kinda fade...is there any way to fix that? or and techniques that you know of?
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