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Old 11-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #1421
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So I'll admit that I did not read all of the preceding 72 pages...

What is the best way to remove smoke odor?
I bought the truck comming up on a year now and it was a smokers vehicle. It has been "detailed" twice now but still has a faint odor, especially when it gets hot or turns very humid. The heat is more common here in Phoenix. I have tried "nuetralizers" and standards air fresheners in addition to almost always cracking the windows. The in cab filter has been changed and I have wiped down as much of the duct work as possible when the blower motor was out getting some tlc.

Where is my next step?

Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:13 AM   #1422
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So I'll admit that I did not read all of the preceding 72 pages...

What is the best way to remove smoke odor?
I bought the truck comming up on a year now and it was a smokers vehicle. It has been "detailed" twice now but still has a faint odor, especially when it gets hot or turns very humid. The heat is more common here in Phoenix. I have tried "nuetralizers" and standards air fresheners in addition to almost always cracking the windows. The in cab filter has been changed and I have wiped down as much of the duct work as possible when the blower motor was out getting some tlc.

Where is my next step?

Thanks for the help guys.
Try this.
http://www.autogeek.net/smoke-odor-eliminator.html

Low cost and it is highly rated but with only 4 reviews.

This is a decent quick read.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...freshener.html
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #1423
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thanks

Just washed the truck for the first time and it looks awesome. Thanks so much to the OP for the great tips and info.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #1424
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Just trying to help a TW member out. The cost difference between RainX and the products I listed is not that great. The performance between the two products is like night and day.
I'm curious as to what differences you are seeing between Rain-X and this. I have been using Rain-X for years with great results and no problems. Just wondering if I am missing something.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #1425
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I'm curious as to what differences you are seeing between Rain-X and this. I have been using Rain-X for years with great results and no problems. Just wondering if I am missing something.
Lasting power. The product lasts almost 3 months for 1 application.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:30 AM   #1426
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If you have $100 lying around and want a decent high end detail starter kit, this is for you. I think this will only be up for offer another 3 hours.

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #1427
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Lasting power. The product lasts almost 3 months for 1 application.
Okay. I get the same out of Rain-X but then reapply it more based on convenience than pure need. Certainly another product to consider once the Rain-X runs out but that takes quite awhile even with 3 cars to keep up with.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #1428
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Autogeek has Souveran paste wax on sale 1 day only for $59. This is my go to wax for the summer. Your paint will look deep dark and just drippin wet. If you ever wanted to try a high end wax this is a nice sale. Pick up a few microfiber towels and the shipping will be free.

http://www.autogeek.net/promospecials.html

If you have a stormtrooper Tacoma this wax is the best I have used for the color white.

http://www.autogeek.net/pinliqsouvwa.html
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Any recommendations for cleaning window tint film? I don't want to use anything that will cause or accelerate fading; if standard glass cleaner isn't the best idea, what should I use?
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Any recommendations for cleaning window tint film? I don't want to use anything that will cause or accelerate fading; if standard glass cleaner isn't the best idea, what should I use?
stoner invisible glass in the aerosol and news paper
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #1431
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for the guys without weathertech liners, whats the best way to get rid of fine grass particles weaved into carpets? for the areas around my oem all weather mats.
thanks guys
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #1432
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for the guys without weathertech liners, whats the best way to get rid of fine grass particles weaved into carpets? for the areas around my oem all weather mats.
thanks guys

You could try the brush attachment for a vacuum cleaner. Some vacuum cleaners have an attachment that has plastic spikes that might work. Otherwise you will need to pick them out by hand.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #1433
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You could try the brush attachment for a vacuum cleaner. Some vacuum cleaners have an attachment that has plastic spikes that might work. Otherwise you will need to pick them out by hand.
yeah thats what im going on, been doing it for years. i was hoping (besides new mats of course) that there was a magic wand i didnt know about.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #1434
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yeah thats what im going on, been doing it for years. i was hoping (besides new mats of course) that there was a magic wand i didnt know about.

Not for that problem. You just need to suck it up and do it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #1435
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Any recommendations for cleaning window tint film? I don't want to use anything that will cause or accelerate fading; if standard glass cleaner isn't the best idea, what should I use?
Anything that is ammonia free. I use the glass cleaner from Chemical Guys.
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yeah thats what im going on, been doing it for years. i was hoping (besides new mats of course) that there was a magic wand i didnt know about.
A dog hair brush might help
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #1438
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I have black & milled Fuel Kranks
What is the best/safest cleaner for black wheels?
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I would assume that this is the wheel.


http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel.cfm?id=2569


initially I would remove the wheel and clean with a car soap and clean microfiber towel. After the rim is dry I would put 2 to 3 coats of decent polymer sealant on the wheel, testing on a part of the rim that is on the inside face. Remove the sealant with a clean microfiber towel. What you are doing in this step is making it harder for dirt and brake dust to adhered to the wheel. Remember that when you brake the generated heat is actually transferred to the rim. A sealant melts at a higher temp than a wax.


Link to a decent low cost sealant. http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-21-...alant-2-0.html


I would then apply a Wheel Wax to further protect the wheel and make it easier for dirt to be washed off.


Links to two decent products.
http://www.autogeek.net/wheelwax.html


http://www.autogeek.net/dp-wheel-glaze.html


Hope this helps.
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I would assume that this is the wheel.


http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel.cfm?id=2569


initially I would remove the wheel and clean with a car soap and clean microfiber towel. After the rim is dry I would put 2 to 3 coats of decent polymer sealant on the wheel, testing on a part of the rim that is on the inside face. Remove the sealant with a clean microfiber towel. What you are doing in this step is making it harder for dirt and brake dust to adhered to the wheel. Remember that when you brake the generated heat is actually transferred to the rim. A sealant melts at a higher temp than a wax.


Link to a decent low cost sealant. http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-21-...alant-2-0.html


I would then apply a Wheel Wax to further protect the wheel and make it easier for dirt to be washed off.


Links to two decent products.
http://www.autogeek.net/wheelwax.html


http://www.autogeek.net/dp-wheel-glaze.html


Hope this helps.
Have you tried the Griot's one step sealant? I recently used this and thought it worked fantastic (for a one step type product). Could this be used, say, on my TRD trail team black wheels?
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I have not tried that product. If you are happy with the GG product then keep on using it. I use a sealant then the DP product and it works for me. But then I have a street Tacoma and do not off road.


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Looked at the product and it would work as well.
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