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Today's detailer wants bite-sized projects they can tackle in a few hours on the weekend. They also appreciate knowing exactly how much time and what supplies need to be arranged beforehand so they are not surprised halfway through a hands-on procedure. This book is, first and foremost a tool. The book explains all the techniques and products needed, lays out detailed schedules, and explains the cost in time. By allowing readers to stop the progression of projects wherever or whenever they wish, this book appeals...

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Overview

Today's detailer wants bite-sized projects they can tackle in a few hours on the weekend. They also appreciate knowing exactly how much time and what supplies need to be arranged beforehand so they are not surprised halfway through a hands-on procedure. This book is, first and foremost a tool. The book explains all the techniques and products needed, lays out detailed schedules, and explains the cost in time. By allowing readers to stop the progression of projects wherever or whenever they wish, this book appeals to a wide range of readers. The crisp, all-color photography demonstrates the results that can be achieved through proper detailing and helps illustrate the techniques that anyone can use to make their car look good as new.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760314487
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 487,560
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
Understanding the Information Boxes 7
Safety 8
Section 1 Getting Ready 10
Section 2 Preliminary Washing 18
Project 1 Basic Vehicle Wash 21
Project 2 Doorjambs, Hood, and Trunk Edges 25
Project 3 Removing Tree Sap, Bug Splatter, and the Like 27
Project 4 Grille, Brightwork, and Running Boards 30
Project 5 Tires and Wheels 32
Project 6 Vinyl Tops and Convertibles 34
Project 7 Removing Stickers and Decals 36
Project 8 Underbody 38
Section 3 Interior Detailing 40
Project 9 Vacuuming 41
Project 10 Cleaning the Interior and Dash 43
Project 11 Doorjambs and Panels 47
Project 12 Vinyl and Rubber Dressing 50
Project 13 Vinyl Seats 52
Project 14 Cloth Seats 54
Project 15 Leather Seats 56
Project 16 Shampooing Carpets 58
Project 17 Cloth Protectants 60
Project 18 Interior Extras 61
Section 4 Under the Hood 63
Project 19 Initial Cleaning 66
Project 20 Initial Cleaning without Water 69
Project 21 Detailed Cleaning 71
Project 22 Engine Block Painting 75
Project 23 Painting Other Engine Parts 77
Project 24 Removing Paint Overspray 79
Project 25 Polish and Shine 80
Project 26 Extras 81
Section 5 Exterior Shine 83
Project 27 Removing Severe Oxidation 86
Project 28 Clay Bar 88
Project 29 Buffing with a Machine 90
Project 30 Hand Polish 94
Project 31 Hand Wax 97
Project 32 Removing Polish and Wax Residue 99
Project 33 Paint Blemishes and Chips 101
Section 6 Underbody Detailing 103
Project 34 Steam Cleaning 104
Project 35 Thorough Rinsing and Cleaning 106
Project 36 Fenderwell Painting and Undercoating 108
Project 37 Frame Members and Tailpipes 110
Section 7 Glass, Trim, & Moldings 112
Project 38 Removing Stickers and Decals from Glass 113
Project 39 Glass Cleaning 114
Project 40 Glass Polishing 116
Project 41 Removing Buildup from Window Edges 117
Project 42 Trim Cleaning 118
Project 43 Chrome, Rubber, and Vinyl 120
Project 44 Moldings 122
Project 45 Windshield Repair 123
Project 46 Plastic Window Care 124
Project 47 All the Little Extras 125
Section 8 Tires & Wheels 128
Project 48 Whitewalls and Raised White Lettering 129
Project 49 Dressing and Tire Black 131
Project 50 Chemical Wheel Cleaners 133
Project 51 Wire Wheels 134
Project 52 Mags and Other Special Wheels 136
Project 53 Wheel Covers and Hubcaps 138
Project 54 Painting Wheels 139
Section 9 Finishing Touches 140
Project 55 Trunk Rejuvenation 141
Project 56 Parts Replacement 146
Project 57 Just Nice or New Car Smell 148
Project 58 Bra Care and Car Covers 149
Project 59 Concours d'Elegance Considerations 151
Project 60 Final Inspection 154
Project 61 Paintless Dent Removal 157
Sources 159
Index 160
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2004

    Must have for the amateur

    This is a ¿must have¿ book for the beginner through intermediate level home auto detailer. Most of the techniques do not require expensive power tools and use products found in most local discount or auto part stores. No one brand is explicitly recommended over others but the pros/cons of a product or alternate techniques are explained. The organization is such that it is a good read, front-to-back, and also a very convenient reference. With a 2003 copyright date, the products listed are very up to date. My only complaint is that there isn¿t any mention of some of the higher-end products (Zymol, Griot¿s etc.)

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