2014 Fiesta ST Ingot Silver - new car detail & protection.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by DreamDetail, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Here is a write-up from a new car detail & protection I performed on a Fiesta ST

    The car was brought to me with just over 250 miles on it.
    -I started by first foaming the car with Chemical Guy’s Citrus Wash. Followed by CarPro IronX Snow Soap. These help to safely brake down any residues on the surface from the manufacturing & shipping along with bringing the dirt away from the surface for reduced risk while cleaning


    -After foaming the tires & fender wells were cleaned with Meguiar's Super Degreaser diluted 4:1 followed by POLISHANGEL® Mint+ Wheel Cleaner on the wheel faces & barrels.


    -The rest of the vehicle was then washed with 3oz. of Meg’s Hyper Wash (in each bucket) and blown dried prior to decontamination.


    -IronX Lemon Scent sprayed over the entire vehicle to remove embedded iron contaminants. While the vehicle may only have 250 miles, some iron contaminats were still present. The vehicle was then thoroughly rinsed and further decontaminated with the SM Arnold Speedy Surface Prep towel, much more efficient than clay.


    The car was then rinsed again, towel dried with high-quality microfiber drying towels, and then blown dry. The final air drying with the Master Blaster is mainly to remove water from all the jambs, cracks seems, behind the door handles... etc. Then the car was wiped down with Spies Hecker 7010 Panel Wipe to leave a perfectly clean surface ready for polishing with POLISHANGEL® INVINCIBLE | 9H PRIMER

    Here is the test spot with Primer. While I felt this silver was in decent condition from the dealership there was still some gloss & clarity to be extracted.



    Reflection in silver after Primer before Cosmic application.


    I found the dealership sticker hiding up here, not really sure how it got here but was removed.


    Engine bay cleaned and plastics protected

    Wheels removed to coat faces and barrels
    POLISHANGEL® COSMIC | 9H coating applied
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  3. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    After 2 coats of POLISHANGEL® COSMIC | 9H coating
    Water beads after fully cured
    Final photos on an overcast day
    Slight reflection of my ST in this silver

    POLISHANGEL® COSMIC | 9H Contains Silica, Titanium & Carnauba for maximum protection from the elements with an advertised durability of 18-24 Months on a daily driver.

    The seats of this Fiesta were also treated with Nanolex Textile & Leather Sealant and windshield coated with POLISHANGEL® RAIN | 9H
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  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Looks Sharp !!
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  5. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Thank you, there was more than went on with the detail that I forgot to list here too.

    -Door, Trunk & hood jambs all coated with Cosmic.
    -Exterior plastics coated
    -Exhaust tips polished & coated
  6. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    Wow looks great! Excellent write up as well. What product do you use to protect the plastics in the engine bay, and the ones outside the car? Also after having my current Fiesta for three years the exterior rubber pieces have started to show wear. Is there a product to protect that as well?

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  7. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Thanks!! I used Cosmic to protect the plastic on this ST. The Silica in the product allows it to form a strong bond that can last over a year.

    Other products that will 'restore' faded trim is 22ple or CarPro Dlux. Both are similar products that can last over over a year.

    This is from a GTI I worked on a while ago:

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
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  8. brian

    brian Member

    looks great as usual. i'm always in awe at how good a pro can make a car look!
  9. Can you pass on price for that work? Or a ballpark? It really is amazing what a "pro" detailer can do to a car. I remember before selling my 03 Cobra I met a guy at a car meet. He was famous in SoCal for detailing Lambo's, Porsche's etc. He was a big Mustang guy too, so he gave me a deal. NO WAY could I afford what he charged the regular high end clients. I dropped the car off at his house and he did the entire clay bar/wax etc gig. Car was about 1 year old and parked at the beach before he touched it. I could not believe how the car looked when I picked it up! My neighbors even commented "do you even want to drive that on the street"?? The maroon paint just looked "wet" and shocked everyone. Paint was incredibly smooth to the touch as well.

    While in pictures it looked great, they couldn't hold a candle to how it looked in person. I'm guessing the same applies here! Nice job!
  10. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Since I spotted a Jerry's sticker I'm assuming you're in the DC Metro area. How much do you charge for the detail job?
  11. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Thanks :)

    Thanks!! Finding a quality detailer is definitely a challenge, I'd love to work on those high-end cars more regularly and I'm sure they will come with time. The industry is entering a new stage with the introduction of innovative machines and protective coatings like the Cosmic used here that have much more functionality than wax ever could. I wish the sun had come out for the final pictures to show just how much the silver popped.

    I am located in Loudoun County, near South Riding.

    This particular job is the Basic Correction with the POLISHANGEL® Cosmic coating package. The Basic Correction is $400 and doubles as a new vehicle prep. The Cosmic coating package is currently $200 but will be going up soon as I set package price points for other coatings I am working with. I spend 2 days performing the service and keep the car for a 3rd day so the coating can sit inside out of the elements for 24 hours to fully cure. Without the Cosmic package I apply either Master Sealant or another sealant I feel will suit the car well to the paint only. FiestaST.net members receive 10% off the entire service.
  12. level42

    level42 Active Member

    What is this spray bottle attachment thing? and where can I get one?

    Is this for a pressure washer or standard garden hose?
  13. ralphxtreme

    ralphxtreme New Member

    wow amazing job !!!!
  14. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    This is called a foam cannon or foam gun. This one is for a pressure washer, there are versions for a garden hose. I personally like using it with a pressure washer much better. Karcher makes some good, inexpensive, electric pressure washers.

    Here is the garden hose version:

    And the pressure washer version:

    Thank you very much :)
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  15. level42

    level42 Active Member

    Awesome! thanks!!! I don't own a Pressure Washer, so it looks like the garden hose version is for me.
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  16. Jon

    Jon New Member

    Looks great.
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  17. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Pretty curious to what kind of filter that Air Blower has?. I googled it but only saw the little round filters, not sure what they are made of, or if those are only for the little hand canister one.

    I have one of these for doing pool closings http://www.amazon.com/Air-Supply-Cyclone-Liner-Vac-120V/dp/B004BNR5DC#productDetails. It has a 3hp, so might not be as many HP as the 8hp in those metro. But I bet it will do equally as good of job as its rated to handle sealed pressure. The issue is, it is not filtered. So I was thinking of picking up a 2.5" cone air filter such as: http://www.amazon.com/Auto-Dynasty-...95002525&sr=8-2&keywords=cone+filter+2.5+inch. And then either buying the hose kit http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Heavy-Duty-Master-Blaster-10-Feet/dp/B0076WOIS0 . I do find it a bit expensive, or just cutting down one of my old pool hoses and using the blower nozzle from my shop vac.

    I've used it on my motorcycle in the past with no filter and just an open hose no nozzle, and it does a pretty good job. But I never felt good about it not being filtered air. The air is also quite warm that comes out as the motor heats it.

  18. ryst

    ryst Active Member

    Was looking through the pics and I thought you missed a spot, turns out it was debris on my computer screen. :joyful: Looks really really good.
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  19. You still doing this work? Do you have different pricing options/packages? Can you break them down? My car is stuck up in the NOVA area so I'm kind of close. Thinking of getting something done before I bring it back home. Not sure I need the full on works though as I may not be keeping it for too long. That 2.3 ecoboost 2015 Mustang is tugging at me. This is for a Race Red 1.0. Let me know.
  20. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Thank you!!

    Sending you a PM

    SICKESSS-ST Member

    This is awesome! Does anybody know of a place that does this type of work in the SoCal area!? Los Angles/San Fernando Valley to be more specific? Thank you!

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