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Old 08-30-2011, 06:09 AM   #22
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Truck looks good!

As long as you are using a wax that is non-abrasive, wax as much as you would like. I do mine once a month. Stay away from over using "Polish".
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:08 PM   #23
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I agree, the Turtle Wax ICE is awesome for touchups and once a month waxing. Pastewax beginning and end of each season, ICE for touchups. The ICE interior cleaner is the best, no greasy feel or shine, just clean and awesome smell!

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Turtle Wax ICE is a great product & you dont have to worry about "staining" rubber/plastic/glass....beacuse it can be applied to these surfaces & wiped off, leaving a nice shine!
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #24
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Claybar ftw. try this and then wax with Zymol

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Old 09-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #25
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Nothing wrong with protecting your paint. I honestly should wax my truck more often. Not having a convenient place to wash/wax my truck has kept it pretty filthy the last few months.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #26
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Do you do any stripping/cleaning before applying it (Dawn soap, cleaner/wax, etc...)? Do you just wax right over everything (plastic trim, emblems, etc...)?

I will more than likely try and wax my truck later this year, after the heat is gone and the daily rains stop.

I wash my truck at least twice a week, but lately the girlfriend has been driving us to work so it's just been parked in the parking garage at our apartment...which is just fine with me.

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I've read that some dish washer soap is bad for paint, I'd stay away from Dawn and stuff like that
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #27
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #28
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3rd coat of wax this summer . What do ya think ?
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Meguiars Gold Class ,Carnauba PLUS . Premium paste wax . Around $10 at Wal-Mart . All waxing I do is by hand . I just use the pad that comes with the wax then wipe off with micro fiber cloth. It is a good work out too .
With Gold Class you should be waxing a daily driver every 3rd week. Gold class works but it does not last long at all.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #29
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Once a year..... Zaino process... because its that good and I hate waxing vehicles. especially larger ones. Unlike carnauba it doesn't "melt in the heat. I don't "wax" for shine but for protection. Silver is low maintenance and my truck is garaged most of the Spring Summer and Fall. The bike is my main transportation.
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The wax I like

I like DP Max Carnuba from Auto Geek .net. It is not cheap but, it will wax my Tacoma 10-15 times and my Accord a good 10 times from one container. I like the fact that is has not abrasives. It is very easy to use. I wash my truck with plain water (no soap and no dish soap!), dry it with old bath towels and apply the wax with a cloth pad. I keep the pad in a small plastic bag. It stays moist and then is easier to apply the wax. When I detail other peoples cars and trucks I like Mequeir's Gold class liquid or their Tech 2 liquid. Often I will wax a few panels of my truck after a wash job so it does not require too much time all at once. However, I can wax my truck in an hour. vI use Mequiers's was on my windshild too. It seems to fill in small imperfections and look especially clear.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #31
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I worked with a guy a long time ago who washed his white car with comet because he said it got cleaner that way because of the bleach. When he first told me that I was like ...OMG are you stupid!

I wax mine every 2-3 months. With Silver, it isn't super glossy to begin with so I don't care as much anymore. I used to have a burgundy Honda Accord, it got waxed once a month and polished every other month. Everyone used to ask me if I repainted it. Nope, it was the original factory paint.

I have lost interest in being anal retentive about my vehicle over the years...I guess because it's a truck and I have trail stripes on it anyways. I do try to wash it at least every other week.
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What's this washing and waxing your truck shit?

My truck is lucky enough to get hit by the sprinklers going down the street at 3AM.

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