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post #1 of 94 Old 02-28-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Detailing a Camaro is a Major PIA!

OMG i spent about 6 hours this weekend detailing my Camaro! talk about a major PIA! i was getting her ready for spring and decided to do a full detail.

this is what i did:

0.5 hrs washing
1.5 hrs paint cleaner
1.5 hrs polishing
1.5 hrs waxing
0.5 hrs interior detail
0.5 hrs in between it all drinkin beer making sure i got every nook and cranny!

if you think you can do it faster with the same quality, and without wearing out your arms, please indulge us!

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Not sure I could do it in less time, shoot, I'd probably need more time to do a less good job. I do know one thing. I'm ready for the weather to break and be able to take the time to try though. I really did enjoy cleaning it every Friday night and Saturday afternoon last summer

Your car looks pretty terrific, that's for sure.

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thanks!

Some guy w/ a GTO that lives in my apt complex drove by, stopped, and offered to trade cars while i was detailing it

i was like UMMM.........NO!

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Try detailing a motorcycle!!! :O

5234908134509 little crevices and other things that take forever to get to

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^ true dat. i think motorcycles are the worst.

but srsly, the Camaro is one of the easiest cars we have to detail. older cars with lots of body molding, chrome, trim pieces... now those are a PITA! with the smooth body lines and lack of body cladding, Camaros are a breeze compared to other cars. the Camaro even has easy-to-clean wheels where you can reach your hand in and get the inside of the rim too.

it's definitely gratifying after spending all that time detailing tho



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Yeah I can't wait to detail mine again like I like it. This cold really keeps it a little bit dirtier then I would like it. Hope to see you again out at the suds Marty.
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OMG i spent about 6 hours this weekend detailing my Camaro! talk about a major PIA! i was getting her ready for spring and decided to do a full detail.

this is what i did:

0.5 hrs washing
1.5 hrs paint cleaner
1.5 hrs polishing
1.5 hrs waxing
0.5 hrs interior detail
0.5 hrs in between it all drinkin beer making sure i got every nook and cranny!

if you think you can do it faster with the same quality, and without wearing out your arms, please indulge us!
Only .5 hrs on the interior? It'd probably take me .5 hrs to do the back seats. I've also learned to detail only in broad daylight. Under garage lights, your perfect job will be exposed in the daylight as a bunch of missed spots and unevenly applied conditioner.

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Any post detail pics?
When the weather here was nice for a couple of days, I took Cammy out of storage to start her up and give her a quick dust off.
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If i do a full detail it takes me atleast 10 hours most of the time i break it down into 2 days interior and exterior

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If i do a full detail it takes me atleast 10 hours most of the time i break it down into 2 days interior and exterior
yeah but you're crazy! jk man. You do an excellent job on your car!

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