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.

Listing for one of my “technically challenged” customers so here is the scoop:2004 Honda Odyssey Exterior paint is good ...
06/07/2020

Listing for one of my “technically challenged” customers so here is the scoop:

2004 Honda Odyssey

Exterior paint is good condition

Expect some dings and dents but nothing major

Interior in great shape for age and miles

Mechanically sound:
250,000 miles
Runs and drives with no issues
Most, if not all receipts available
Transmission replaced at 238,000

Clean title in hand

$2500.00 FIRM

If you want to offer a lower price, you must first come see it in person and test drive it prior to me giving you the owners contact info and you can discuss price with him. I’ve already had multiple discussions with him about the price. 2500.00 FIRM

No, this is isn’t a general contractors work truck.   It’s a 1991 Mercedes Benz 300D with a new owner wanting to whip it...
05/04/2020

No, this is isn’t a general contractors work truck. It’s a 1991 Mercedes Benz 300D with a new owner wanting to whip it back into shape. It’s still a baby at 226K miles! Still in original stock condition, let’s make it a little more presentable, shall we?

Hmmmm, one of these is “NOTA4RE”.   🤔Doing an annual touchup on the 328GTS today.  The 355, 430, and the one that is “No...
04/30/2020

Hmmmm, one of these is “NOTA4RE”. 🤔

Doing an annual touchup on the 328GTS today. The 355, 430, and the one that is “Not a Ferrari” all reside at our sister company, Dulles Car Concierge. For those of you playing along, it’s a Lotus Espirit Turbo circa 1987.

30 year old single stage paint.   At least it’s a change from black and red!   It’s a severely oxidized and faded Agate ...
04/20/2020

30 year old single stage paint. At least it’s a change from black and red! It’s a severely oxidized and faded Agate Green 1990 Mercedes Benz 190E with only 55000 miles. The interior is in fantastic condition. Time to resurrect another German classic.

More fun photos from the 1984 Porsche 928.  With the bonnet nearing completion of the sanding and heavy compound phase(s...
03/26/2020

More fun photos from the 1984 Porsche 928. With the bonnet nearing completion of the sanding and heavy compound phase(s), it’s time to tackle the overspray and paint curtains on the wiper cowl. And I ran out of purple tape....

🎶🎵. The roof, the roof, the roof is completed.   I only needed water and the paint didn’t burn.....🎵🎶     Sung to the tu...
02/29/2020

🎶🎵. The roof, the roof, the roof is completed. I only needed water and the paint didn’t burn.....🎵🎶 Sung to the tune of......well, you know.....

Here are some shots from my extra day (2/29) of work. What else would I be doing with an extra day?

Back on the 928 after 3 other P-cars last week.   Lots of edges to protect and adjacent panels to mask during the sandin...
02/25/2020

Back on the 928 after 3 other P-cars last week. Lots of edges to protect and adjacent panels to mask during the sanding and compounding process on these cars.

Taking a break from the black 928 today but not taking a break from the sandpaper!   A rare Mercedes wagon getting some ...
02/10/2020

Taking a break from the black 928 today but not taking a break from the sandpaper! A rare Mercedes wagon getting some much needed love. After removing roughly 20 dents and dings, now it’s time to remove the faded pin stripes, clean up the engine bay, restore the headlights and ultimately a thorough multi-step polish to bring this one back to life.

A little Sunday afternoon update.  Rear hatch on the ‘84 928 nearing completion.
02/02/2020

A little Sunday afternoon update. Rear hatch on the ‘84 928 nearing completion.

Slow and steady wins the race!   Customer says “whatever it takes”.....I won’t bore everyone with multiple 50/50 progres...
01/30/2020

Slow and steady wins the race! Customer says “whatever it takes”.....

I won’t bore everyone with multiple 50/50 progress photos, but when there is something significant, I’ll post ‘em. Here’s how it begins.

Looking down on the rear qtr & trunk.  It’s taking 2, sometimes 3 passes of heavy polish/light compound to bring this on...
11/13/2019

Looking down on the rear qtr & trunk. It’s taking 2, sometimes 3 passes of heavy polish/light compound to bring this one back. The first pass takes care of the oxidation only to reveal multiple layers of scratches and marring. It should be in pretty decent shape after final polish.

Oh boy........1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL, only 51K miles.  Scratched, oxidized, faded.....am I forgetting anything?    Who...
11/13/2019

Oh boy........1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL, only 51K miles. Scratched, oxidized, faded.....am I forgetting anything? Who wants some 50/50 money shots?

10/29/2019

Customer Cars for Sale!

2008 BMW 535i w/ dealer installed Dinan Stage 2 software. Gray over Black. Auto trans. 84K miles, 1 owner, 2 keys, all receipts.

2008 Corvette convertible. Stock except for Cold Air Intake. Crystal Red over black. 25K miles. Auto trans.

2010 Corvette convertible. Stock except for radio/factory radio included. Triple black. 26K miles. Auto trans.

Photos for all three coming soon.....stay tuned to this page. For more details on any of them, DM, call, or e-mail.

🎵🎶  It’s just another swirly Sunday  🎶🎵Well, technically speaking, these aren’t swirls!   They’re just straight up holog...
09/29/2019

🎵🎶 It’s just another swirly Sunday 🎶🎵

Well, technically speaking, these aren’t swirls! They’re just straight up holograms and buffer trails from a body shop rotary buff job on a recent full respray on this 1995 Porsche 911 (993). Check out this driver rear quarter panel. Sad to say that the whole car is like this, worse on all the curves which makes it even more noticeable because the 993 body lines are all curves! 😍 Time to polish it properly and finish it right!

Registration is open......
09/28/2019

Registration is open......

Sorry, shop’s closed.....moose out front should’ve told you!  Actually, it is open for retail sales and if you want an o...
09/28/2019

Sorry, shop’s closed.....moose out front should’ve told you!

Actually, it is open for retail sales and if you want an opportunity to see the largest gathering of Porsche 928 automobiles on the east coast, stop by to see these beautiful and now vintage V8 machines. It’s the 23rd Annual 928 Frenzy.

Parking lot is ready. Shop is prepped. Cars and owners will be rolling in soon.

Saturday night finishing touches on some special cars we are displaying at NRA Headquarters Range 5th Annual Car & Truck...
09/22/2019

Saturday night finishing touches on some special cars we are displaying at NRA Headquarters Range 5th Annual Car & Truck Show. Retail products available and our sister company Dulles Car Concierge will join in the fun so you can learn about how to store your prized possession in the warmth and safety of our facility. See you tomorrow!

About 3 days total time into this one so far.  Thought I’d share one of my favorite pics from the bunch.  More details t...
08/17/2019

About 3 days total time into this one so far. Thought I’d share one of my favorite pics from the bunch. More details to follow on the extent of the entire project but enjoy this one now.

3 black and swirly girls in a row!   First a Mustang Cobra, followed by an Audi A6 that was a victim of a “dealership de...
07/16/2019

3 black and swirly girls in a row! First a Mustang Cobra, followed by an Audi A6 that was a victim of a “dealership detail” and now for a classic 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL. Here’s a before shot of the hood for your viewing pleasure.....or shock and horror, whichever you prefer.

When you have to work on the 4th of July, at least do so on a piece of American history!   Today I’m prepping  #CSX2574 ...
07/04/2019

When you have to work on the 4th of July, at least do so on a piece of American history! Today I’m prepping #CSX2574 for a date with the Pittsburgh Grand Prix. Probably not racing this year but maybe you will be lucky enough to catch it on some parade laps throughout the weeks events. It came back from an event in Sonoma with a light layer of fallout, so a good thorough claying process, light polish to spot treat some very mild scratches, seal it up and “off to the races”!

After maintaining this special car for the last 9+ years, it usually only needs a quick touch up in between events. A big thanks to Jim and Donna for their continued trust and confidence in me to take care of their beautiful iconic work of art. #1965Cobra #Cobra #Shelby #ACCobra

Always fun to see other customers displaying their prized possessions  that I’ve had the pleasure to work on and continu...
06/16/2019

Always fun to see other customers displaying their prized possessions that I’ve had the pleasure to work on and continue to maintain for these proud owners.

The 57 Venetian Red Corvette took first place in class today too! Congrats, John!

A couple of cars that got prepped recently for the annual Father’s Day Antique Car Show.   A red 1935 Ford Cabriolet and...
06/16/2019

A couple of cars that got prepped recently for the annual Father’s Day Antique Car Show. A red 1935 Ford Cabriolet and black 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood. Each of these cars were treated to multi-stage polishing to remove swirls, scratches, and light to moderate oxidation. Multiple chips were filled in and leveled on the 35 Ford and the 49 Cadillac had quite a bit of old wax residue in various nooks and crannies.

Both took 2nd place in their respective classes giving the owner some new hardware for his collection.

Here are some shots from the shop during the work and some from the show earlier today. Thankfully, the rain held off except for a surprise 5 minute sprinkle about an hour into the show and it wasn’t unbearably hot as it is most years.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

Got sap?   This Sprint Blue S4 sure did.....From bird bombs to concrete and all other substances in between, it’s import...
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 in the pre...
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

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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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This weekend’s fun is a 2014 Dodge Challenger.  This customer just relocated from Texas where they say “Everything is bi...
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!   Th...
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 & R...
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 the 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 photo subje...
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 is pre...
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!

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I recently had Daryl, at Odds and Ends Detailing in Sterling, apply Adams Ceramic Coating to my Stingray. I'm impressed. He washed and clayed the car, did a light machine polish, then applied the car coat. Waited 24 hours and applied Adams Ceramic Boost (which comes with the kit). The first photo below is reflection of the motorcycle helmets on the wall of my garage in the hood of the Stingray, the evening I brought it back from Odds and Ends. The next morning, we left for Indy. Drove through 2 days of rain on the way there, and through se)veral hours of nighttime bugs splattering the car on the way back. Last evening (8 days of driving since the Car Coat. I washed it with McKee's 37 SiO2 car wash (specifically designed for Ceramic Coated finishes). The second photo is last night. No polish, no post-wash polymer coating, nothing but a wash. I've never seen bugs come off a car body so easily. This is good stuff. Highly recommended. (Was going to post a few pics, but can't seem to do that.)
So just got a 2018 wrx and the dealer washed it before I purchased it and swirled the hell out of the paint. You think you can help? How much would you charge for that size of a sedan.
Love Odds and Ends Detailing! Darryl is the best!