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Offline Kitzy

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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2022, 07:19:10 PM »
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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2022, 07:52:02 PM »
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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2022, 02:14:24 PM »
Thatís a pretty significant turn around! Iím sure it will have no issues selling.


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Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2022, 06:40:13 PM »
Thatís a pretty significant turn around! Iím sure it will have no issues selling.


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It has relatively low miles.  Itís a 2011 with 120k miles on it.  I tried to compare it to others for sale but being a chassis cab they are all outfitted differently.  A stake body with out gates and similar mileage, same year was going for $36k.  One with a dump body, a year newer and twice the mileage was going for $46k.  If he can get mid $30s for it I think he would be thrilled.  Especially since he paid $42k for it over 10 years ago.


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2022, 08:13:25 PM »
HD prices are still crazy around here. I think Ford and Ram had massive shutdowns at the plants that have had long lasting effects.


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2022, 02:52:53 PM »
I mentioned I exhausted the clay I was using.  No big deal.  I already had it laying around.  But when I was at the detail store, I noticed the nano skin stuff.  Iíve seen some of you mention it before but Iíve never seen it in person.  I saw they had a mitt and they have a 6Ē pad for the buffer.  And in two grades as well.  The buffer pad really got my wheels turning.  Especially since I looked at my old truck at work (not the current project but the one between my current truck and the current project) and noticed it too is wrecked with overspray.  So Iím thinking ahead.  And Ive got the itch to work on my truck.  It likely wonít happen until winter when Iíll park it in the shop at work and work on it there.  You wouldnít believe how dusty my road is right now.  You canít go slow enough.   Youíre almost better off trying to outrun the dust. 

Anyway, how well do they work and are they as safe as clay?  The idea of going at the paint with a rubber pad on a buffer kind of makes me cringe. 


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OK, now you got my attention again on this thread.  Here is my take on the Nano Skin for the DA/Flex etc.  It works WAY faster but i think it about 20% less effective than actual clay, depending on which clay you are using.  If it is Megs Blue, I think that is the standard go to, no questions asked.  I keep the purple and red on hand but they work.  Back to the topic, the Nano Skins are legit also but I think I must go too fast on the section.  Thanks for the reminder, I have to reorder some new ones soon, they don't last, they break down faster than a megs backing plate

Iím obviously late to this discussion, but I love my nano skins. I have several sizes and levels of aggressiveness.  The only reason I ever grab clay anymore is heavy tar or paint overspray. I am not a big fan of the buffer pad style.  I like feeling the paint as I am claying.

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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2022, 06:34:51 PM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2022, 06:48:12 PM »
Good job bud! Thatís quite the compliment.


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2022, 08:46:58 PM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2022, 05:47:45 AM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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What better compliment can one ask for? Nice work!

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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2022, 09:47:41 AM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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Considering he got 6K more.. do you think he will let you do them on the clock going forward ?

Paid 42K for it, and sold it for 31K a decade ( and miles ) later is pretty good.
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Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2022, 06:16:48 PM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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Wait what. You sold your truck?
I think you missed a few posts in this thread.  The thread grew beyond the backing plate issue.  Haha. But no, not my truck. 


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Re: Backing plates and detail project
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2022, 06:20:02 PM »
Itís been raining like crazy so I was working in the shop today.  My boss stopped by and said someone was coming to look at the truck.  He ended up selling it for $31,000.  $6k more than he was originally going to list it for before I detailed it.  The guy asked me if I made everyone change their clothes before getting in.  He wanted to know how I kept the truck so clean. 


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Considering he got 6K more.. do you think he will let you do them on the clock going forward ?

Paid 42K for it, and sold it for 31K a decade ( and miles ) later is pretty good.
There was about 120k miles on the truck. 

Honestly, he doesnít care what I do most of the time.  He loves when the trucks look good.  I try not to abuse any of the benefits Iíve earned over the years.  But I wil probs lay come in this winter and give my truck a good detail so itís ready to roll for the spring.  I may even do my personal truck. 


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