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    Cool TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    This owner is a huge Ford lover. His entire truck fleet are Ford dump trucks and his personal King Ranch has unfortunately been used on the job more than he`d like. So I was asked what it would take to bring the truck back to it`s former glory. We discussed a very comprehensive amount of work which required about 4 days to complete. This truck took HOURS to decontaminate. I pulled out everything in the arsenal, Nanoskin DA pads, purple clay bars, wax n grease remover, lacquer thinner, fallout remover. Ford paint is super tough; despite the aggressive onslaught, I was shocked how there was no micromarring left over. The body was polished with a Flex 3401, Rupes Yellow pad and CarPro Essence, then topped with Gtechniq C2. I simply wanted to improve gloss, not fully correct. Wheels and chrome trim were cleaned with P21S polishing soap.

    The inside was a dusty mess, I alternated between a vacuum and Tornado to remove as much as I could. Once complete, I fired up my VX Steamer and scrubbed the dash/upholstery with that and Megs APC. The King Ranch seats were treated with Leatherique, left to soften overnight, steamed and cleaned the following day, leaving a supple, rich finish. Onto the pix:

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    Interior work:









    Front bumper restoration included scuffing, air brushing new paint and clear then applying Gtechniq C4 trim restore on the plastic. Since the clear was applied using a rattle can, there was quite a bit of texture. However it was a well accepted trade off to the heavily pitted/rusted, previous version.









    Huge ding on the driver door, I sanded the rust a little, applied body-matched paint with a plastic squeegee (a-la Dr. Colorchip method) and leveled with lacquer thinner, then polished to a glossy finish.





    Engine degreased and dressed with Stoners Trim shine:





    Much of the decon process was spent in the fender wells





    Fender wells sprayed with black trim paint, this greatly improved the look of the truck:









    Glorious after shots:





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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Nice job! Great job also on the air brushing and spraying the wells.

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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Serious amount of work done on a serious amount of real estate!!! Serious talents you have there friend.

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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Great job, I was just curious what do you charge to work on such a large truck?

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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Nice work. That is a whole lotta FORD!
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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    dang. nice job!
    what a save!
    how long did that take?


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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Nice 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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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Looks great.

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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Quote Originally Posted by ernman View Post
    Great job, I was just curious what do you charge to work on such a large truck?
    Thank you!
    I charged $1,000
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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    dang. nice job!
    what a save!
    how long did that take?
    about 3 solid days. But i worked on it over the course of a week, so kinda hard to say.
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    Re: TSS Auto Detailing, Pittsburgh PA: Ford King Ranch F450 HUGE RESTORATION

    That is a huge undertaking and stellar results for the time!
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