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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Detail work / check list in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Certificate of Completion Here is a list of the work I perform and a copy of the documentation every owner ...
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    turbomangt is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Detail work / check list

    Certificate of Completion

    Here is a list of the work I perform and a copy of the documentation every owner gets when I detail a car, thought it might come in handy for anyone considering getting a professional detail.
    On this date the following work was performed by Perfect Auto Finish
    Inspection of car
    Engine cleaned and dressed
    Hand washed (two bucket method)
    Chemical removal of tar, overspray, road paint if needed
    Hand washed again
    Clayed (all paint, glass, wheels)
    Washed again
    Deep cleaner polish applied to finish
    Inspection for deeper paint blemishes and scratches
    Correction of these imperfections using proper machine buffer and compound
    Med-light cut used with proper machine buffer to bring back luster from compounding
    Pure polish applied to bring back shine
    *last three steps are used only if finish is in poor condition
    Final application of finish, paint sealed

    Tires are dressed, same with wheel wells
    Wheels polished
    Detail brush used to remove any residue in-between molding trim
    Chrome polished
    Tail pipes cleaned, under carriage cleaned, grill front and tail lights sealed
    Final inspection of exterior

    Mats removed/vacuumed and extracted
    Interior and trunk vacuumed
    Forced air used to blow contaminants from under front seats, side door panels, dash, console, side compartments, trim and other areas dust can hide
    Head liner cleaned is necessary
    Vents cleaned with Q-tips
    Dash, door panels, all plastic, vinyl and trim cleaned and dressed
    Using a detail brush, all intricate areas are cleaned, console, gauges, and other controls
    Seats cleaned and conditioned
    Windows cleaned
    Rubber door seals lubed with dressing
    Door jams cleaned and sealed
    Foot pedals cleaned
    Carpet second vacuum, then extracted
    Wood veneer cleaned and sealed
    Chrome polished
    Gary Kouba, Perfect Auto Finish

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    SL1CK is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1996 Cadillac Seville STS
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    Houston, TX

    Re: Detail work / check list

    Sounds good. I'd pay you 225 anytime to do that.

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    Benzilla is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1979 Phaeton Coupe, 1990 Brougham d'Elegance 5.7 liter
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    Chattanooga, TN

    Re: Detail work / check list

    Damn I wish I lived near you.

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