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  1. #1 Poorboy’s detail – 1998 4x4 Ford Expedition “jacked up” 

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    I know the owner of this vehicle only because his wife is part owner of the mechanic’s shop where all 3 of my vehicles are service and maintained. First let me say, I was not hired to do full correction on this vehicle. Second let me say, that this paint needed some wet sanding or a repaint. The customer is getting ready to sell the truck. My job was to clean the paint to get it ready for sell. As you can see, this 4x4 is used to go 4 wheeling. I am not positive, but it looks like it was driven through a forest, and might have bumped a tree or two. Also – minor paint cracks here and there and clear coat failure across the top of the passenger doors.

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    Exterior trim, tires and wheel wells – APC and brushed and rinsed before main wash
    Wash 2 bucket method – PB’s SS&S
    Riccardo Blue Clay – PB’s S&W mixed 50/50 with water

    Quick review on the Riccardo Clay – Tacky Tacky Tacky - worked great too!!

    I did 1 pass per each - as stated below

    Poorboy’s SSR 2.5, Makita Rotary, orange LC CCS pads 7.5”, 6” & 5” – different pads for different areas
    Poorboy’s PWC Blue – Flex – white LC CCS pads 6.5”
    Poorboy’s PWC Blue – PC – white LC CCS pads 4” on front chrome bumper.

    Roof – I use PWC blue by hand along the top sides of the doors, top of back tailgate and around the sunroof. There was no possible way or reason to polish in between the 8”x 8” squares in the middle of the roof rack)
    Hood - came out good but there are scratches and swirls that are still there.

    PB’s Trim Restorer on all exterior trim
    PB’s BnB on tires and wheel wells.

    Pb's - EXP - 1 coat - MF applicator dampened with water.


    Wash buckets and Clay




    These 2 pictures holding the camera (not using tripod)




    These 2 pictures are same area as above but using tripod




    More correction photos










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  2. #2 Re: Poorboy’s detail – 1998 4x4 Ford Expedition “jacked up” 

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    Hood pictures taken off tripod – did the best I could to capture exact before and after








    50:50’s and then finished – next 6 pictures








    Before and After - Full photos












    Misc photos



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    WOW that's a real offfffff road vehicle... I can't remember ever seeing an air intake quite like that either I'm sure this truck has seen some abuse ... nice recovery I'm sure he was pleased

    ps edit : I also think he should spray the frame rails black
    life is short ..do it while you can

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  4. #4 Re: Poorboy’s detail – 1998 4x4 Ford Expedition “jacked up” 

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    WOW That thing is a beast.For what you did to it(no major paint correction) it looks like a different truck. I like that fancy muffler he has going on. You and me both need to go to Wierd Wally's taping school(I don't know guy's real name)but check out the "02" yellow Ranger if you wanna see how to really tape a car off....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorboy View Post
    WOW that's a real offfffff road vehicle... I can't remember ever seeing an air intake quite like that either I'm sure this truck has seen some abuse ... nice recovery I'm sure he was pleased

    ps edit : I also think he should spray the frame rails black
    yes, paint frame rails
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    Nice write up and pics...oh the truck looks great as well....have to agree with Steve...paint the undercarriage again
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    Nice, a truck that's actually used. Most of the "built" 4x4s never see more dirt than the shoulder of the road! Great improvement! Looks much better. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great turn around.
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It's good to be da King !!!
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    Good vehicle for before and after.

    Nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorboy View Post
    I can't remember ever seeing an air intake quite like that either
    Called a "snorkel"... just ask us redneks! In the military, where these things are used to "swim" the truck, there's typically about three days of Preventive Maintenance (almost a disassembly) performed on the vehicle after being submerged. You need one on the tailpipe also in order to use a snorkel properly.

    If this thing was actually dunked enough to require a snorkel, with no extended tailpipe and no complete PM, I'd treat it like a flood vehicle.

    Great looking woods truck though, and super clean-up!
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    Thanks guys for the comments

    When the customer picked up the vehicle (BTW - they loved it) they told me that they have been in mud up over the wheel wells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHenry View Post
    Called a "snorkel"... just ask us redneks! In the military, where these things are used to "swim" the truck, there's typically about three days of Preventive Maintenance (almost a disassembly) performed on the vehicle after being submerged. You need one on the tailpipe also in order to use a snorkel properly.

    If this thing was actually dunked enough to require a snorkel, with no extended tailpipe and no complete PM, I'd treat it like a flood vehicle.

    Great looking woods truck though, and super clean-up!
    thanks Jay but..Pockets already explained it to me though Pockets= wannabe Rednek :
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorboy View Post
    Pockets= wannabe Rednek :
    Let's see... firefighter, jacked up F150, lazy... lookin' good so far. Tell Pockets to get a mullet and lose a few teeth and I'll teach him the secret handshake!
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  14. #14 Re: Poorboy’s detail – 1998 4x4 Ford Expedition “jacked up” 

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    I absolutely have to know how much it cost, in total for lift, tires, wheels, rack, lights, snorkit, etc. I have a 2000 model expedition and this is exactly what I have been wanting to do to mine. Please let me know how much, approximately, it cost you to do this please.???!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelRayZapp View Post
    I absolutely have to know how much it cost, in total for lift, tires, wheels, rack, lights, snorkit, etc. I have a 2000 model expedition and this is exactly what I have been wanting to do to mine. Please let me know how much, approximately, it cost you to do this please.???!!!!!!

    Welcome to the site, but this thread is over two years old. Ya might think about sending a PM to the OP
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