Odds and Ends Detailing

Odds and Ends Detailing Dedicated to the Cosmetic Improvement of your Vehicle
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Upscale and High End Detailing, Cleaning, and Rejuvenation of fine Automobiles as well as Retail Sales of Polishes, Cleaners, Microfiber products and other cleaning supplies.

Got sap?   This Sprint Blue S4 sure did.....From bird bombs to concrete and all other substances in between, it’s impo...
02/08/2019

Got sap? This Sprint Blue S4 sure did.....

From bird bombs to concrete and all other substances in between, it’s important to remove these contaminants safely and effectively without damaging your vehicles paint. If you fall victim to some unknown goo on your vehicle, come on by to see if I can save you a trip to the paint booth!

The “after” pictures of the VW Phaeton.  Don’t forget to visit the main page to check out the “before” photos ...
01/29/2019

The “after” pictures of the VW Phaeton. Don’t forget to visit the main page to check out the “before” photos in the previous post.

These don’t come along very often.  This one could use a little love.....
01/22/2019

These don’t come along very often. This one could use a little love.....

Dulles Car Concierge
11/23/2018

Dulles Car Concierge

Our version of Black Friday here at DCC 😎.
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If you are out participating in the OTHER Black Friday stop by the shop and pickup some Adams Polishes products for that car enthusiast on your list. Or for yourself 😉. Feel free to stop by or call/email with product inquiries.
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📞: 571.306.3972
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💻: [email protected]
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This weekend’s fun is a 2014 Dodge Challenger.  This customer just relocated from Texas where they say “Everything i...
10/20/2018

This weekend’s fun is a 2014 Dodge Challenger. This customer just relocated from Texas where they say “Everything is bigger”. I guess that applies to swirls too!

Challenge-r accepted! Stay tuned for some gratuitous 50/50 and after pics.

It is always rewarding to me on a personal level to know that how I interact with and what I do for my customers makes a...
09/23/2018

It is always rewarding to me on a personal level to know that how I interact with and what I do for my customers makes a difference. I just received this e-mail from one of the local BMW Club members who attended a recent "winter prep" detailing clinic. They had to leave the event a little early but asked if they could come back later that week to ask more questions and gain more knowledge. I said "of course", and sure enough they returned one day to purchase some products and get to work on their vehicles.

Hi Darryl -

Thanks a lot for all the help and advice you gave to Donna and me. We worked all day yesterday on both of our cars. My car (the BMW) got a wash (finished with H20 G&G) and interior detailing, including leather treatment, plus glass sealant. Donna’s car ( a Toyota Highlander) got a full exterior treatment including claying and paint sealant, plus some interior detailing.

You were right. It seemed very complicated and confusing at first, but now that we have done it all I think we won’t have to go back to the notes and videos. Detailing is a lot of hard work! But well worth it. All of the Adams products worked great, especially the H2O G&G. We need to buy that stuff by the gallon! We didn’t get to finish yesterday and today it is raining so we still have some stuff to do next weekend.

We plan to stop by in the next week or two to pick up a few more items and I expect I will bring the BMW to you in the spring to fix some scratches and paint chips but it still looks great. See for yourself.

Thanks, again.

Jim

It’s easy to do 50/50 comparison photos when there is a piece of chrome trim running down the center of this beast!   ...
07/30/2018

It’s easy to do 50/50 comparison photos when there is a piece of chrome trim running down the center of this beast! The single stage metallic on the ‘79 Rolls is coming back slowly but surely. Check out the difference in light reflection.

The 1979 Rolls Royce clean up starts with the wheels.  If you haven’t tried Adams Polishes Wheel Cleaner or the Tire &...
07/27/2018

The 1979 Rolls Royce clean up starts with the wheels. If you haven’t tried Adams Polishes Wheel Cleaner or the Tire & Rubber Cleaner, here’s what you’re missing out on.

The wheel cleaner changes colors as it’s working and turns nasty brake dust into purple goo that all but rinses away! The Tire & Rubber Cleaner easily breaks up stubborn stains and road film on tires and all of your rubber trim. It’s also great for cleaning stubborn spots or old wax on black ABS plastic trim. Check out what these two products did to these dull, lifeless wheels and tires.

Both items in stock on the retail shelves so your wheels can stay shiny and clean.

You have to pick one.....mechanical car wash scratches or heavy water spots and stains.   And.....go!Say hello to a blac...
07/24/2018

You have to pick one.....mechanical car wash scratches or heavy water spots and stains. And.....go!

Say hello to a black 2007 Acura MDX.

Finally getting around to posting the “after” pics of the Prowler, the first one being an obligatory 50/50 shot of t...
07/16/2018

Finally getting around to posting the “after” pics of the Prowler, the first one being an obligatory 50/50 shot of the trunk during the polishing process. Enjoy!

I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression “the pictures don’t do it justice”.  Most of the time, it means the p...
07/06/2018

I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression “the pictures don’t do it justice”. Most of the time, it means the photo subject has to be seen in person to believe it’s so nice. Then you have the typical dark colored vehicle that’s been “washed and waxed” on a regular basis. Trust me when I say, the pictures don’t do it justice! See for yourself and stay tuned for the results.

Good job, “rotary buffer guy”.....don’t worry, I got you. The hood and roof of an Audi TT-S.  The rest of the car ...
04/26/2018

Good job, “rotary buffer guy”.....don’t worry, I got you.

The hood and roof of an Audi TT-S. The rest of the car is pretty swirly too!

Whether you have a Corvette or not, you should attend this event to see some fantastic cars!  All eras will be represent...
04/23/2018

Whether you have a Corvette or not, you should attend this event to see some fantastic cars! All eras will be represented for this 3rd annual gathering. We will be there with Adams Polishes goodness on sale with special pricing and will also have info on our roommate Dulles Car Concierge if you need indoor, climate controlled parking and storage for your vintage Vette or other car. Hope to see you there!

A big shout out to all of the following for keeping me employed:SpongesLow quality microfiber towels, especially the one...
04/23/2018

A big shout out to all of the following for keeping me employed:

Sponges

Low quality microfiber towels, especially the ones with tags

Snow brushes

Mechanical car washes

The “drying crew” at the touchless car wash places

And last, but not least, the ever popular kitchen scrubbie.

The current project is this 1996 Mercedes Benz C36 AMG with only 41K miles. Time to make it look like it’s supposed to!

Is it finally Spring?  Here’s a little flash sale to help you get your wash on this weekend.  Package discount on foam...
04/21/2018

Is it finally Spring? Here’s a little flash sale to help you get your wash on this weekend.

Package discount on foam guns, shampoo, wash pads, drying towels, and grit guards. Everything you need to safely wash your car. Today and tomorrow only.

Fixing years of scratches, marring, and other surface defects.  Everyone loves to “wipe down” their antique and clas...
04/19/2018

Fixing years of scratches, marring, and other surface defects. Everyone loves to “wipe down” their antique and classic cars, but please take time to learn proper methods for doing so. Thankfully, this one is going to be bright and shiny once again!

It’s a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
04/15/2018

It’s a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.

Single stage paint......Always a little messy, always a little tedious, but always worth the effort!    Stand by for a f...
04/14/2018

Single stage paint......Always a little messy, always a little tedious, but always worth the effort! Stand by for a full body beauty shot later today.

Parking garage seepage/concrete drips on your Tesla? (or any vehicle for that matter!)   Not sure if this gets classifie...
03/19/2018

Parking garage seepage/concrete drips on your Tesla? (or any vehicle for that matter!) Not sure if this gets classified as an “Odd” or an “End” but I can probably help you out.

After concrete residue removal, this one will get a full multi-step polish to address lots of swirls and micro marring. Can’t wait to see it looking new again!

Last week was Porsche week with a couple of 911 and a Cayenne Diesel, this week was BMW week with a 135i and 328i, both ...
03/15/2018

Last week was Porsche week with a couple of 911 and a Cayenne Diesel, this week was BMW week with a 135i and 328i, both of which got into a fight with a green kitchen scrubbie 😱 so the next victim, I mean project, is a nice change of pace. How bout the 2018 C7 Z06 in Black Rose Metallic! 😍

Just an R8 getting a thorough polish and ceramic coating.  Gonna need some 😎 for this one....
02/16/2018

Just an R8 getting a thorough polish and ceramic coating. Gonna need some 😎 for this one....

The 1926 Model T Restomod has left the building!
02/15/2018

The 1926 Model T Restomod has left the building!

Some sample photos of the leather seats of the 1926 Model T Restomod.  I guess this is what happens when you have no win...
02/08/2018

Some sample photos of the leather seats of the 1926 Model T Restomod. I guess this is what happens when you have no windows! Foaming bubbles are actually brown in color from the dirt and grime being lifted off the material with a soft horse hair brush. A couple coats of conditioner and it’ll be close to new again.

Who knew I’d be purchasing $2.00 shower curtains at Wally World to tackle the latest convertible top project.  I only ...
02/07/2018

Who knew I’d be purchasing $2.00 shower curtains at Wally World to tackle the latest convertible top project. I only ended up with maybe 6 or 8 drops of water on the interior of this Restomod 26 Model T. The leather is done...,now on to the paint and shiny bits.

Hard to resist the new S5 Sportback, especially in Nardo Gray!  😍
01/02/2018

Hard to resist the new S5 Sportback, especially in Nardo Gray! 😍

I think I have found something that's worse than a black (or dark colored) car.......Wait for it......WHITE WHEELS!While...
12/05/2017

I think I have found something that's worse than a black (or dark colored) car.......

Wait for it......

WHITE WHEELS!

While not everyone's cup of tea, painted wheels are quite popular these days especially with most manufacturers offering black or charcoal gray wheels as options but there are also still people out there that like body colored wheels. In this case, a customer recently purchased a white car with these aftermarket white wheels. They are/were nasty. Barrels had probably never been cleaned and due to neglect, the faces had become discolored with brake dust, road grime and film not to mention chunks of tar in the barrels and specs of tar on the spokes and around the lips. I'll post some after pics later but in the meantime, enjoy these test spot and "in process" photos.

This is how you know you're rubbing the right spot.....  😉
11/15/2017

This is how you know you're rubbing the right spot..... 😉

Just a quick pic of finished Cayman S interior.  It's beige again!   Don't forget to scroll down to see the "before" pic...
10/14/2017

Just a quick pic of finished Cayman S interior. It's beige again!

Don't forget to scroll down to see the "before" pics....

The problem with light colored interiors.....or maybe is a problem with dark colored interiors since you can't actually ...
10/12/2017

The problem with light colored interiors.....or maybe is a problem with dark colored interiors since you can't actually see how dirty it probably is!

This poor little Cayman S only has 30K miles. Time to make both the inside and outside match the odometer.

Looks like the steering wheel is no match for Adams Leather and Interior cleaner. Plenty in stock for you DIY guys and gals.

Towel sale!  I just received a bulk batch of new hybrid towels for one of my suppliers. These are part waffle weave for ...
10/09/2017

Towel sale! I just received a bulk batch of new hybrid towels for one of my suppliers. These are part waffle weave for super absorbency and part short pile premium microfiber.

These are "B" grade mistakes but the only issue is that the pile thickness is slightly (and I mean very slightly) shorter than the desired length. The towels still work great for quick detail sprays, rinseless/waterless wash and I've personally become big fan of using them for ceramic boost products and the like.

While they last, pricing is 4.00 each or 3 for 10.00

I like this towel so much that I will be keeping this towel in stock from now on but the price will be slightly higher for the regular "A" grade version.

No tags, super soft suede edge. Stock up and save.

Thanks to one of my shop neighbors for sharing some 2nd floor "out the window" pics of 928 Frenzy 21.
09/30/2017

Thanks to one of my shop neighbors for sharing some 2nd floor "out the window" pics of 928 Frenzy 21.

Somewhere in the world, there are 355 more of these!  Always a pleasure to be up close and personal with this one.
09/27/2017

Somewhere in the world, there are 355 more of these! Always a pleasure to be up close and personal with this one.

I personally don't eat or drink in any of my cars if I can help it, but if you do, accidents are bound to happen.  The r...
09/19/2017

I personally don't eat or drink in any of my cars if I can help it, but if you do, accidents are bound to happen. The right chemicals can yield surprising results. Come by to check out the retail products so you can DIY or you can elect to have it done for you.

Ironically enough, these photos are from the same car as the previous post. Grass and debris on the carpets, multiple stains on the seats. Looking good as new!

This place sucks!  Literally.See for yourself......
09/19/2017

This place sucks! Literally.

See for yourself......

Looks like it's going to be a great day today. There are a couple of early bird C2 era Corvettes already here!  Come on ...
09/16/2017

Looks like it's going to be a great day today. There are a couple of early bird C2 era Corvettes already here! Come on out to support this event even if you don't own a Corvette. There will be some spectacular cars here!

1987 called......they would like their cars back!
08/28/2017

1987 called......they would like their cars back!

I'm not sure that this is the "hair of the dog" that everyone refers to when they talk about Saturday night but nonethel...
08/26/2017

I'm not sure that this is the "hair of the dog" that everyone refers to when they talk about Saturday night but nonetheless, it's what I'm doing on this particular weekend evening. At least it's white hair on black carpets.....the whole interior of this F150 is covered with hair!

2013 MB E350 vs. a twice weekly drive through car wash.   Guess which one wins that battle!Thanks for keeping me employe...
08/16/2017

2013 MB E350 vs. a twice weekly drive through car wash. Guess which one wins that battle!

Thanks for keeping me employed.....

Some "after" pics of the rescued Arena Red 996 Cabrio.
08/15/2017

Some "after" pics of the rescued Arena Red 996 Cabrio.

Somebody call 911 (hahaha, get it?) for this poor little 996 cabrio.....  it's a 1999 with only 28K miles.  Time to make...
08/05/2017

Somebody call 911 (hahaha, get it?) for this poor little 996 cabrio..... it's a 1999 with only 28K miles. Time to make it look like you would expect. A "bad" clear film kit and installation was removed to reveal light swirls under the film. Entire car is horribly oxidized and swirled. Here are some teaser shots of the car after a wash and clay. Stay tuned for the after pics.

What to do when you get done with work a little early for a change, decide to chill but have a vinyl cutter in house?  A...
07/21/2017

What to do when you get done with work a little early for a change, decide to chill but have a vinyl cutter in house? A little guinea pig time!!

If you need custom graphics or to replicate a factory look, please get in touch.

Not taking appointments this week.....it's pandemonium in the shop!  No, I mean literally!  It's a piece of history gett...
07/18/2017

Not taking appointments this week.....it's pandemonium in the shop! No, I mean literally! It's a piece of history getting a little clean up to get ready for the Concours d'Elegance of America in Detroit next week. Obviously, this special car will not be part of the Concours, but on display in a different section.

Nothing to see here.....just a little metal polishing.  :)
07/08/2017

Nothing to see here.....just a little metal polishing. :)

Doing a little testing.....retail product expansion on the horizon.
07/02/2017

Doing a little testing.....retail product expansion on the horizon.

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