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    Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    First was the black F-150 that was detailed a couple of weeks ago which I thought was quite a bit of work. This weekend I took delivery of a Ford F-250 which is a bigger truck and also in black. The owner went off roading. When it came down to washing the truck he used a brush on the paint. I'm sure you all know where I'm going with this. Aside from this mistake I know the owner takes care of his truck. There was no need for a wash nor clay. I simply wiped it down with Last Touch and did my test spot.

    Here is the truck which doesn't look too bad at first glance
    FORD F-250

    Upon closer inspection the problem is highly visible
    FORD F-250
    Here is a side shot with more lighting showing how hazed up the paint is
    FORD F-250
    Here is a somewhat sun shot
    FORD F-250
    I did my test spot and what worked best for me was a
    7006 pad with #84.
    8006 with #80 both on a rotory
    FORD F-250
    Tail gate Shot
    FORD F-250
    Half Polished

    Here is a shot of another panel prior to waxing. Still looked a little milky
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    FORD F-250
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    FORD F-250

    The last 3 shots of the truck is close to completion with the sun setting rapidly I wasn't able to get some final sun shots in. It was a long day. 14 hours on paint alone. No interior work done. I have to say that there was very little holograms on the driver side door that I could not remove although I tried. I didn't want to polish anymore than I had to. I wasn't sure on the paint thickness and didn't have a thickness gauge. Besides the paint was acting a little weird in some areas of the truck.

    There were some scratches that were a little deep which I could have removed but again decided not to with the fear of burning through the paint.
    FORD F-250

    About the paint acting weird in some areas. When the customer came by to pick up his truck I asked him if there was any body work done & he said there was and some areas had been painted which explains the different reactions in certain areas. I feel I could have easily used another 4 hours. WHEWWW!

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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Good job on a big job. Theres a lot of body on those F250s haha.
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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Nice rotary work. Really made that black shine. I use to have a 3500 dually and I can remember standing there looking at it thinking "where in the world do I start". Again, nice job.
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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Very nice work on the F-250!
    That's a lot of paint to correct.

    Sometimes we can't have the paint 100% perfect but we can sure be close to it!
    Again, nice save bro, you are doing excellent and quality work, keep that up!

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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Great work again. Thats a beast of a truck to detail. Great work, way to go.
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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Nice work!

    There is a lot of square area on the big Super Duty's isn't there? Add a canopy and trust me, it makes for a long day or two!

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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Looking nice ....
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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Great work! I love it!

    I wish you were closer to me! Mine needs something like that bad and I just don't have the time!


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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Good Job Jesse, I like that truck too!!
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    Re: Ford F-250 Black DETAILED

    Thanks guys for the kind comments. Yeah, there was quite a bit of paint to cover. I'm glad it didn't have a tonneau cover or a camper. The only thing that bummed me out was the few holograms I could just not remove on the driver side. Although they were very light I could still see them when I flashed the Xenon light from a distance.

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