Now a proper 360

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by Greg Nichols, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. Greg Nichols

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    #1 Greg Nichols, Mar 12, 2012
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  2. MikeR397

    MikeR397 Formula 3
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    Yep, lots of decade + old 360's look show room condition. My jaw hit the floor when I saw how good my 2001 360 looked when it got off the delivery truck, with 28k miles driven. Like it was brand new, not a ding or paint swirl on it. The underside was beat up a bit, but that was to be expected and not noticeable unless you are underneath the car. The part you see still looks brand new, as does the interior save a wrinkle or two on the leather seats. The only flaw is the front clear bra has a nick in it half the size of a dime, but not through to the paint. I'm happy it's there, and the car is not 100% perfect. I don't want a perfect car, I want a car to drive whenever I feel like driving, not just in perfect conditions.
     
  3. Greg Nichols

    Greg Nichols Formula Junior

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    I bet yours looks great thanks to todd?

    I have seen plenty of F cars and show room condition is not what comes to mind. It is possible to have a high gloss car and a driver.....glad to hear yours is one of them!

    Cheers,
    GREG
     
  4. MikeR397

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    No, the prior owners just took really really good care of my car it looks like. Todd does great work for sure, but truthfully I don't think there is much if any room for improvement to the paint and look of the car right now, and a detail job would just be wasted money. Just a simple wash and I'm more than thrilled how great the car looks.

    The car that needs Todd's attention is my Infiniti G35 Coupe, with 60k miles and the traditional chips/dings of being a DD and road trip car. However, I like the fact that it's a little beat up so when new chips/dings happen, it doesn't bother me. The price of a good detail is also probably 10% of the worth of the car right now anyway :p.
     
  5. Esoteric Auto Detail

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    Nice work Greg.

    And Mike...no room for improvement? Now that sounds like a challenge! :)

    Seriously though, you don't need to go with a full-on paint correction detail to make a big difference, and having a nicely detailed car, and a "driver" car can co-exist. Most of the paint correction work out there is done on daily drivers, not exotics. And as for the G, even a simple one-step polish would take years off of the car without taking chunks out of your bank account. Bring it by sometime if you'd like me to take a look at it.
     
  6. JoshVette

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    Better then new now... nice job.

    Josh
     
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  8. Greg Nichols

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    Thanks for the kudos Josh.

    So Todd, is he going to take you up on his challenge to improve his paint?

    Cheers,
    GREG
     
  9. Rob Lay

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    come on Greg, Todd is sponsor, don't cheapen what he invests. :)
     

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