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 Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona

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PostSubject: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:09 pm



I'll put some more pics later. Just doing a major detail inside and out.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Nice
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:40 pm

Wow, I thought I got anal about detailing....

Hammer down!

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:49 pm

That is the way to do it. After pics will be worth the wait. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Geez Tim, talk about half-assing it... Rolling Eyes
































































lol Razz

Nice! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:22 pm

I know. I should have removed the dash, door panels and headliner too. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:39 pm

Nice Tim!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:48 pm

Damn Tim, you're crazy! That'll be one clean caddy when you're done.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 pm

Any other car you'd be doing some sound proofing at that point.

So....all detailed & back together in 1 day?

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Holy crap Tim!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:45 pm

I gotta do the same thing to my fleet, except i DO have to take the headliner down and its not to detail but to fix a damn clogged astro roof drain Mad
Not to mention I'm getting itchy to really get this car into some satin black paint and re-install the bags for summer,.....
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:49 pm

That's just a routine cleaning when you have a kid... At least if my wife's car is any judge of that... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:28 pm

sdstick wrote:
Any other car you'd be doing some sound proofing at that point.

So....all detailed & back together in 1 day?

I'm going to clean and reinstall everything tomorrow. When I did my old Roadmaster I did it in one day. I didn't take the carpet out of that one though.

Ironfistdog wrote:
I gotta do the same thing to my fleet, except i DO have to take the headliner down and its not to detail but to fix a damn clogged astro roof drain Mad
Not to mention I'm getting itchy to really get this car into some satin black paint and re-install the bags for summer,.....

Now you're talkin. Get it finished.

toomanytoyz wrote:
That's just a routine cleaning when you have a kid... At least if my wife's car is any judge of that... Wink

Sophia hasn't been in this car yet. Been driving the wagon. Most of my tire store customers with car seats have trashed interiors.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:00 am

Mini vans are worst than landscapers trucks
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:09 am

Most of my tire store customers with car seats have trashed interiors.

I will second that thought, as I have been in the rental car industry 19 yrs. Let me tell ya some horror stories with kids and car seats.
Makes us want to do what you have done, strip the interior out. Too many tales to tell.
Just dont make fun of me : I got a RECARO child seat in my Impala.. matching grey, my little guy loves going in the car.
Fleetwood you have sure looks really sharp. Love the white.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:23 pm

Tunk jamb cleaned



Underside of trunk lid cleaned. There was some nasty black crap and green crap too caked up in the jamb and on the edges of the lid. I should have taken some before pics.



Cleaned the trunk floor



Carpet full of crap



Carpet before.



After and reinstalled



Seats cleaned and put back in



More tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:25 pm

Looks good! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:27 pm

Looks nice!

What did you use on the carpet and seats?
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:35 pm

For the carpet I used Zep high traffic carpet and upholstery cleaner. I dunked a big nylon bristle brush in hot water and scrubbed. After, I rubbed it down with a towel. in sections.



On the seats I cleaned them with purple power diluted 5:1 and a toothbrush. Yes, a TOOTHBRUSH. It's soft enough to not damage the leather anymore than it already is. This car really needs all the seats replaced. The leather is cracked so much. The toothbrush really gets the stitching clean. I can't stand dirty stitching. Evil or Very Mad

Purple power is a little harsh for leather. But these seats are crap. I'm going to condition them tomorrow with Lexol.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:42 pm

NO ONE cleans like Tim.....damn Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:44 pm

Man, I love a clean white car! Looks pissah, dude! Nice work! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:01 pm

I got the power trunk pull down working again too. It worked fine when I first got the car. Over time it became intermittent. So I eventually got it to shut and pulled the fuse. I didn't like having to slam the trunk super hard to get it to close. I figured out it was the switch on the motor itself that had a bad connection because was a little loose so when I wiggled it, the motor would work. I took out the assembly and removed the switch. I cleaned the contacts and put it back together snug. Works perfect now. It's nice to have that feature back.

The Fleetwood trunk is busy with electronics. When you remove the carpet you can see the fuel door locking mechanism that works with the power locks (option), trunk pull down motor and power antenna. My antenna mast is not perfectly straight so it doesn't go down. I can hear the motor work but it doesn't do anything. Sucks having the mast up all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:30 pm

GasTT wrote:
I got the power trunk pull down working again too. It worked fine when I first got the car. Over time it became intermittent. So I eventually got it to shut and pulled the fuse. I didn't like having to slam the trunk super hard to get it to close. I figured out it was the switch on the motor itself that had a bad connection because was a little loose so when I wiggled it, the motor would work. I took out the assembly and removed the switch. I cleaned the contacts and put it back together snug. Works perfect now. It's nice to have that feature back.

The Fleetwood trunk is busy with electronics. When you remove the carpet you can see the fuel door locking mechanism that works with the power locks (option), trunk pull down motor and power antenna. My antenna mast is not perfectly straight so it doesn't go down. I can hear the motor work but it doesn't do anything. Sucks having the mast up all the time.

Nice, I love cheap little fixes like that.

And that's a good cleaning tip about the carpet, knowing some of your tricks is always good when you encounter a real mess. Sort of like my car Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:36 am

I need to hire you to clean my FWB, that thing is looking sharp!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleetwood getting some attention before Daytona   Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:44 pm

GasTT wrote:
After, I rubbed it down with a towel. in sections. YES



The toothbrush really gets the stitching clean. I can't stand dirty stitching. Evil or Very Mad YES

I'm going to condition them tomorrow with Lexol. YES



I love when people do things the right way cheers

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