Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Detailing

Notices

Polishing Tacoma

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
Junior Member
Bazookabill is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2013, #102983
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
Bazookabill's Tacoma Gallery
Polishing Tacoma

Well...my trucks back from the dealership...forgot to ask them not to wash it and now the truck has swirl marks all over it..@$#!@ I don't really have the cash right now to buy a porter cable polisher..so im looking to hand polish the whole truck...these are light scratches so im assuming I can do this whole truck in a couple of hours....any recommendations...from what ive read meguiars colour X and some microfibre pads is all I need..any techniques to hand polishing will be much appreciated..and if you guys could tell me what products you recommend....
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
Junior Member
Jason McCabe taco is on a distinguished road
Coast Guard: fathers been in for 24 years. chief
Name: Jason
Joined: Feb 2013, #96677
Gender: Male
Posts: 12
Jason McCabe taco's Tacoma Gallery
Smile

Ice wax works really well. Wont use anything else. It is up in price though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 05:57 AM   #3
Whyareyoureadingthis?
VirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
VirginiaBound's Avatar
Name: Sam I am, green eggs and ham
Joined: Jun 2009, #18755
Location: North of Maine, South of Spain
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,084
VirginiaBound's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason McCabe taco View Post
Ice wax works really well. Wont use anything else. It is up in price though.
Ice wax is just going to fill in the swirls temporarily, it's not a paint correction and shouldn't be used as one.

I would take the truck back to the dealership and have them deal with it. Demand the truck be professionally corrected.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
Regular Member
jeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jeepdude's Avatar
Name: Jesse
Joined: Dec 2011, #68766
Location: Connecticut
Gender: Dude
Posts: 267
jeepdude's Tacoma Gallery
Swirls from just washing? Usually happens when someone isn't paying attention with the orbital. I agree with the prev post...have the dealer polish it out, either by hand or with someone who can run the machine properly
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
NorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to beholdNorCalTRD is a splendid one to behold
Joined: Mar 2013, #100418
Location: Northern California
Gender: Male
Posts: 254
NorCalTRD's Tacoma Gallery
Dealer caused it, dealer fixes it.

Only detriment to this is that you have picked it up from them already, always call them on stuff before you take it back.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
Marc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMarc702 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Marc702's Avatar
Name: Marc
Joined: May 2013, #105143
Location: Las Vegas
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
Marc702's Tacoma Gallery
You're not alone. My dealer scratched the shit out of my 2013's black paint last month (truck was a month old).

I bought all the goods I needed and spent 2 days correcting the paint. I just did a ton of internet research regarding products and technique. (I had never done this before).

Turned out awesome.

Want something done right, do it yourself.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #7
Senior Member
Rsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRsoxfan1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rsoxfan1's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Mar 2012, #75442
Location: Mass
Gender: Male
Posts: 325
Rsoxfan1's Tacoma Gallery
If the dealer won't fix it, go buy Meg's ultimate polish and ultimate wax. Highly rated OTC stuff the....
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
Junior Member
Bazookabill is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2013, #102983
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
Bazookabill's Tacoma Gallery
Do you guys reccomend this product by hand?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
cheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shedcheeseit is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
cheeseit's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013, #101824
Location: Vancouver B.C.
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,034
cheeseit's Tacoma Gallery
Sorry to hear about your truck man

If you do it with a machine it will look 100x better. Doing it by hand you won't be able to heat up the clear enough to fix the scratches.

I would personally just use a really nice handwax for now and then down the road get a polisher and fix the damage properly.

Sorry to hear about
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
polishing wheels red neck toy Wheels & Tires 9 04-24-2014 11:52 AM
Need help polishing my 14ft Klamath! Jay238 Boating & Fishing 7 02-10-2013 05:22 AM
Porting and polishing heads scyot89 1st Gen. Tacomas 0 12-01-2011 10:35 AM
Polishing and buffing??? whats best?? bhh2000 Detailing 2 08-17-2011 08:51 AM
Polishing machine eordonez Detailing 24 01-30-2009 08:29 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.