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    Had Shamu steam cleaned today...

    Interior, Exterior and Engine bay. Sanitized and disinfected. No chemicals.











    Only thing that touched the paint was the BOA Towels to dry off the steam.
    ...and the good news is that it does NOT affect the CQuartz FINEST coating.
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    Had Shamu steam cleaned today...

    That's awesome! Mind me asking what something like that runs? I'd like to do that to all my vehicles.

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    Not that you give time for dirt to settle on your engine, but how did the engine cleaning turn out??

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    Awesome and reasonable. She looks great in the photos (like always). Being a professional detailer yourself, on a scale from 1-10, how would you grade the overall appearance? I'm also curious to how the engine compartment turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonebrokeracing View Post
    Not that you give time for dirt to settle on your engine, but how did the engine cleaning turn out??
    I was actually sa little worried (at first). There are lots of thingd in there that don't react to water well (electrics, COPS etc.)
    The steam they used was able to get into the nooks and crannies that a typical egngine cleaning could not do.
    How did it turn out? Degreased, clean and it started right up no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.4 F150 View Post
    Awesome and reasonable. She looks great in the photos (like always).
    Being a professional detailer yourself, on a scale from 1-10, how would you grade the overall appearance?
    I'm also curious to how the engine compartment turned out.
    They don't polish paint but they do a CLEAN vehicle.
    Steam disenfects the interior even inside the A/C vents etc. with no chemicals. (smells, alleries etc.)
    I'm happy with the appearance on the engine bay. I looks like you could eat dinner off the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    They don't polish paint but they do a CLEAN vehicle.
    Steam disenfects the interior even inside the A/C vents etc. with no chemicals. (smells, alleries etc.)
    I'm happy with the appearance on the engine bay. I looks like you could eat dinner off the engine.
    Right, perhaps a wrong choice of words. I realize they only clean/disinfect and don't polish but did the steam bath affect your finish negatively in any way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.4 F150 View Post
    Right, perhaps a wrong choice of words. I realize they only clean/disinfect and don't polish but did the steam bath affect your finish negatively in any way?
    As far as the "finish" no issues! However, I have Cquartz FINEST coating as a Last Step Product (LSP).
    I did check with the Carpro CQuartz folks before I had it steam cleaned and they said it should be fine.
    I'm not sure if it would melt away a normal "wax" or affect a sealant (polymer) type products.
    Although, that would be easy enough to recoat after the "steam" cleaning was done.
    If you look at the second picture (after the steam cleaning) you can see the beading.

    I thought it was pretty kewl. No wash mitt, no soap, no blow dry and BOA towels for light drying.

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    I wish they were in my area, off topic real quick but where did you get that front emblem in the grill?

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    16 Bar of pressure out of multiple wands, ability to have both dry vapor, or wet vapor and with or without chemical injection.
    Pretty much, boss, we have one in our shop here in Pensacola. Fortador, which is powered by a Lambo boiler, looks like the Pro+ Model which honestly that setup is about perfect for exactly this kind of wash.

    Merlin, glad to see you dig the Steam Wash! Ive been impressed with the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmessi View Post
    16 Bar of pressure out of multiple wands, ability to have both dry vapor, or wet vapor and with or without chemical injection.
    Pretty much, boss, we have one in our shop here in Pensacola. Fortador, which is powered by a Lambo boiler, looks like the Pro+ Model which honestly that setup is about perfect for exactly this kind of wash.

    Merlin, glad to see you dig the Steam Wash! Ive been impressed with the machine.
    Wait, so you've been on the site sine 2009, and THIS is your first post? What gives? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicHD View Post
    Wait, so you've been on the site sine 2009, and THIS is your first post? What gives? LOL
    Cant wait to hear the answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmessi View Post
    Pretty much, boss, we have one in our shop here in Pensacola.
    Fortador, which is powered by a Lambo boiler, looks like the Pro+ Model which honestly that setup is about perfect for exactly this kind of wash.

    Merlin, glad to see you dig the Steam Wash! I've been impressed with the machine.


    Lets see pics of your setup.


    What do you use it for the most?
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