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 #205868  by LOUD98ES
 October 1st, 2009, 6:22 pm
This is a photo journal of the resto-detail I did on my sister's '04 R/T coupe. She bought it in '06, and has washed it maybe a handful of times. It needed LOVE. Here is my plan of attack on the paint, all using my PC 7424:

Wash with Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash
Clay-Bar
Meguiar's Medium Cut Polish (Level 5, deepest you can go with a D/A) with a medium cut pad
Meguiar's Polish and Swirl Remover (Level 3) with a medium cut pad
Meguiar's Show Car Glaze with a fine cut pad
Meguiar's Gold Class Wax with Micro-Fingers Pad.

Lots of pictures :)

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 #205869  by LOUD98ES
 October 1st, 2009, 6:24 pm
AFTER: The outside

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 #205870  by LOUD98ES
 October 1st, 2009, 6:26 pm
Here's the interior after I cleaned it.

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I love this stuff.

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 #205883  by FIREM
 October 1st, 2009, 7:13 pm
Great Job. It is amazing what a little rubbin' can do!!
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 #205895  by LOUD98ES
 October 1st, 2009, 9:03 pm
FIREM wrote:Great Job. It is amazing what a little rubbin' can do!!
10+ hours on the outside alone. Another 2 on the inside.
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 #205896  by 300man86
 October 1st, 2009, 9:27 pm
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Where did you purchase this cleaner spot remover from?

Car looks sharp. Going to Cranberry Pa to detail my grandma 2008 Lincoln MKX.
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 #205898  by LOUD98ES
 October 1st, 2009, 9:51 pm
Advance Auto Parts.
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 #205932  by 300MAZING
 October 2nd, 2009, 3:58 pm
GREAT JOB!
Boy you are sure a nice brother. :)
I can tell you the way my sister takes care of her car i wouldnt even touch it.
Unless she has cash in hand :lol:
I would actually detail it for her but my nephew was not very careful after getting his drivers license :eek so it is beyond my capabilities now.
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 #206882  by LOUD98ES
 October 14th, 2009, 10:23 am
Update:

KBB Private Party Value in Good condition: $5600

Final Sale Price: $6750

Replaced by a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD.
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 #206978  by JA Cumbo
 October 15th, 2009, 9:52 am
I forgot how nice those Stratus coupes looked...
 #206983  by petaillemix
 October 15th, 2009, 10:18 am
Nice car :eek It's the first time I saw one like that. We don't have this model here in Quebec....
 #206992  by tinman
 October 15th, 2009, 12:05 pm
Difference was night and day. Nice work.
 #209340  by avene1984
 November 15th, 2009, 12:47 pm
wow that car sure was needing some TLC. Turned out very nice :)