I am a new tacoma owner and to new TW member. I'm not new to forums, I've been on a few Dirt Bike forums. I tried using the search function but couldn't find what I was looking for so sorry if this is a question that has been asked several times.
I just bought a 2011 Silver Streak tacoma, I bought it and drove it on salt covered roads for a couple weeks. Yesterday I washed the truck with Meguiar's Gold Class wash, and cleaned the inside with Meguiar's natural shine protectant, however when looking over the truck very closely I could see small rust spots, very small but noticeable when looking very closely. From what I have read here I believe they are from shipping rail dust when the truck was new. I also have terrible well water at my house which resulted in plenty of water spots all over the truck.
In what I have read here it seems that doing a clay bar treatment to the truck would be the best way to get the truck looking as clean as possible. However with the weather being so terrible right now and me having a full work schedule would I be helping or hindering myself by doing a quick wax to the truck before I can clay bar it in the warmer weather this spring.
Please keep in mind that I am new to truly attempting to detail a truck, and cant afford to spend a mint on cleaning supplies. I don't mind spending a little bit for good quality stuff but I am also not looking to spend a ton and get top of the line everything. Previously all I ever did was wax my other trucks twice a year and wash them when they got pretty dirty.
Thanks for any help