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Old 11-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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What is the one thing you do?

That others don't? Meaning, aside from the normal stuff what is the one thing you do to set your truck apart from everyone else's? What detailing steps do you take that keeps your truck looking new and better than the others?

I blast my wheel wells with armor all to keep everything nice and black. Also, I use Meguairs Ultimate Exterior Plastic for the mud flaps.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
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My routine after winter

Strip wash
Clay bar
Polish paint with Flex 3401- usually 2 steps
Adam's Paint Sealant then Collinite 845 then a layer of Wolfgang Fuzion.
Exterior plastic Adam's Super VRT - has SPF and is water repellant
Adam's glass cleaner and sealant
Adam's quick sealant for wheels
Tuf shine for tires.

Then maintain with Adam's car wash and their detail spray. Truck looks freshly waxed after each wash.

Probably more that I am forgetting.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:48 PM   #3
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I spray Armor All every where under my vehicle. Frame, axels, etc. Why? For that "Mall Crawl Shine"? NOPE......Mud doesn't stick, and water sheds off.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:07 AM   #4
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one thing I do is clay bar, polish, and seal my door jams lol....I hate opening my door and i see dirty door jams
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:58 AM   #5
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Nice, I usually wax door jams and under the hood once a year
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:15 AM   #6
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I spray Armor All every where under my vehicle. Frame, axels, etc. Why? For that "Mall Crawl Shine"? NOPE......Mud doesn't stick, and water sheds off.
I do the same, you can get Armor All for pretty cheep too. Really does work good. I get those leaf packs all buttered up
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Clean my interior really well every weekend, and use a Que-tip to clean the AC vents lol
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #8
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Polish everything under the body, frame, suspension, etc!
Pics prove this.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #9
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Pressure washer, no soap. Does that count?
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Over 12K on my truck, looks like it just rolled off the show room floor, it was purchased Oct 2011.
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I do the same, you can get Armor All for pretty cheep too. Really does work good. I get those leaf packs all buttered up
A friend uses "303 Aerospace" instead of Armor All. Anybody use that? Anyone every heard of it??
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:37 AM   #13
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Use compressed air to deeply blow ground in dirt out of the carpet. You do need a big compressor to do this.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #14
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Wd-40 the under carriage and and uv-protectant on exterior and interior trim. I hate sun fade and rust. Plus the wd40 really helps to keep the clay from sticking we have around here.




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rain x. I always try to talk people into using it, but aside from the obvious that it helps driving in inclement weather, i feel it keeps the windows cleaner longer
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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I do the same, you can get Armor All for pretty cheep too. Really does work good. I get those leaf packs all buttered up
LOL! I thought I was the only one that did this
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #17
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A friend uses "303 Aerospace" instead of Armor All. Anybody use that? Anyone every heard of it??
I use 303 on the plastic parts, but it's too expensive to use on the frame and springs.
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I use 303 on the plastic parts, but it's too expensive to use on the frame and springs.
Yep, I don't use armor all on the interior (too greasy for my taste) but I use it in the wheel wells simply because it's affordable
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Great ideas so far guys. I'm always looking for that one other unique step to take when detailing to keep my truck looking new!
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:28 PM   #20
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I use an electric toothbrush and some soap and go over my entire truck including the interior...
I don't really do anything special besides what has already been mentioned
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