Well, this week-end it was back to reality to me... After washing and waxing mostly newer cars in good condition so far this year. I had my younger cousin calling last week asking if I wanted to do an inside/outisde wash and a wax on the car his friend just bought. Thinking it would be a newer car, I said yes without asking what kind of car it was... It turned out to be a 1999 Chevy Cavalier Z22 with almost 197000 km on the clock ! I know I should have asked...
Here is the car at arrival. The gold color did a great job hiding how dirty and dull the car realy was.
The interior was pretty bad, but I've seen worst for a car with that millage.
In the back, it looked with pool sand.
Now, the car being a 1999 beater, the owner didn't want me to go crazy.
Who would want to pay hundreds of dollars to detail a car paid less than 1000$...
Wash wheels and tires with APC and cheaper Simoniz soap
Wash with Gold Class, spraying APC on the front bumper to help removing all the caked bugs
Waxed with ColorX (I forgot how good this stuff works) followed with Xpress Synthetic Spray Wax
ASD on tires and trims
Vacuumed (took about an hour)
Cleaned plastics with warm water and APC+
Protected with NXT Tech Protect (found it hiding with the ColorX in my closet)
Cleaned glasses with Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner
I was kinda impressed with the shine I got from ColorX.
Clearcoat failure on the wing and back bumper.