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Old 04-29-2014, 03:02 PM   #1661
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Thanks man! I will try a one step polish first and see if it's to my liking. One last thing. How do u guys polish the narrow areas on the truck? Like the A pillars. Since i only have the 6.5 inch pads. Do I just do them by hand?
I use the buffer on them. You do need to tape up the plastic and rubber trim.





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Hey fellas, I've been using the 105/205 combo and it has worked out pretty well on my black tacoma. The thing I'm not to stoked about is the 105 dries out while in use and flakes or is dusty or whatever. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm not loyal to megs and am totally fine with trying out a different polish. Any help would be bueno. Thanks!!
Try misting the pad with some distilled water. I find that the polish will flash more in humid weather than in dry weather.
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Hey fellas, I've been using the 105/205 combo and it has worked out pretty well on my black tacoma. The thing I'm not to stoked about is the 105 dries out while in use and flakes or is dusty or whatever. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm not loyal to megs and am totally fine with trying out a different polish. Any help would be bueno. Thanks!!
M205 is more than enough cut to remove defects on my 2012 Black(202). I have used other compounds that are much easier to use than M105. Wolfgang Uber Compound is my current favorite. If you like SMAT products Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is very similar to M105 but easier to use with a longer work time. The new compound from Meg's is M101. It has been very well received!


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Old 04-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #1663
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #1664
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This spring I am doing a cquartz UK coating for the Tacoma. So far it is pretty decent with 1 coat of cquartz and 1 coat of Reload. I need to let it cure overnight then do a second coat. This is a hood shot only.

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Nice work. I heard about cquartz but not too sure what it is. Is it something like opti-coat...
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:50 AM   #1666
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Nice work. I heard about cquartz but not too sure what it is. Is it something like opti-coat...
I believe it is. This is my first attempt at this type of protection and so far it is sort of iffy. I really need to look at the finish in natural sunlight today, if we get any. We have been having rain and snow since November. This week is no exception. Getting used to a new product does take some time to figure out how it acts on my vehicles and the actual cure time. I am not supposed to wash the vehicle for a week so there has to be something to do with a cure time for the product.
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You will be OK with the 105/205 combo. Mark off a 2'X2' section on the hood and try the least aggressive pad/polish combo and see if that takes care of the swirls. If it does use that process for the entire Tacoma.


On another note, Pinnacle Wax is having a one day only, today, 15% off with free shipping over $50. If you have a white Tacoma you would be hard pressed to find a better wax than liquid Souveran.

http://www.pinnaclewax.com/
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M205 is more than enough cut to remove defects on my 2012 Black(202). I have used other compounds that are much easier to use than M105. Wolfgang Uber Compound is my current favorite. If you like SMAT products Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is very similar to M105 but easier to use with a longer work time. The new compound from Meg's is M101. It has been very well received!


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Which is more aggressive, 105 or 205? Silver 2010 with a couple of small scratches and swirls. Or would the Meg's Ultimate Compound be better?
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Which is more aggressive, 105 or 205? Silver 2010 with a couple of small scratches and swirls. Or would the Meg's Ultimate Compound be better?
M105 is more aggressive. M101 is the latest and greatest compound from Meguiar's. A test spot will determine which pad and product combination will produce the best finish for your particular paint system. Personally, I like Ultimate Compound better than M105.
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Hi folks,

I have a 2014 super white Tacoma with minimal swirls. I wanted to see what's recommended for polish/AIO and sealant/wax to make the white pop out? and can the clear bra protector over the fender be polish over? See attached image.

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:37 PM   #1670
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M105 is more aggressive. M101 is the latest and greatest compound from Meguiar's. A test spot will determine which pad and product combination will produce the best finish for your particular paint system. Personally, I like Ultimate Compound better than M105.
I have the Ultimate, just got it the other day. Maybe I should give that a try.

I have the Porter Cable DA and Lake Country pad set..Orange, black, white..
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:22 AM   #1671
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I was wondering if anyone has used the meguiars or mothers product to remove glass water spots? I was thinking about getting some, I have spots on my camrys windshield I would like to remove. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:27 AM   #1672
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I was wondering if anyone has used the meguiars or mothers product to remove glass water spots? I was thinking about getting some, I have spots on my camrys windshield I would like to remove. Thanks guys.
Not Meguiar's or Mother's, but I've used these two products with good results. Not cheap though. Gotta use the sealer after the cleaner or the water spots return.

CRL "Sparkle" Cleaner and Stain Remover

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Old 05-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #1673
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Not Meguiar's or Mother's, but I've used these two products with good results. Not cheap though. Gotta use the sealer after the cleaner or the water spots return.

CRL "Sparkle" Cleaner and Stain Remover

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:22 PM   #1674
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Is there a product out there that erases slight scratches from washing with the wrong tool? My taco is black, and when the sun hits it, it's obvious, to me. No more typical wash brushes from now on
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:24 PM   #1675
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Is there a product out there that erases slight scratches from washing with the wrong tool? My taco is black, and when the sun hits it, it's obvious, to me. No more typical wash brushes from now on

The Tacoma will need to be polished. Too many choices to list.
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The Tacoma will need to be polished. Too many choices to list.
Ok, how about one choice, to help a sister out?
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:31 PM   #1677
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Turtle wax ice polish paste did well on my black 11
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #1678
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Cool, thanks. Didn't know if it was reversible without going to a pro.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #1679
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Ok, how about one choice, to help a sister out?
Low budget would be to use Meg's Scratch X and be prepared to work your butt off removing the scratches and swirl marks.
http://www.autogeek.net/megscratxfin.html


Followed up with Mothers 3 step system.
http://www.autogeek.net/motulwaxsys.html

The cost for these products plus some decent towels and a foam applicator or two, actually you will need about 6 applicators is going to be around $90.

The Mothers system served me well for over 10 years until I discovered the Porter Cable Random Orbital Buffer.

If you wanted to take a big step up for close to $225 you can pick up an entry level buffer, either the PC or a Griots, polishing pads, plus some polish, microfiber towels, applicators and a wax.
http://www.autogeek.net/new-griots-polisher.html

The best deal would be if a local member has the tools, polishes, wax and would show you how to use them and only charge you wear and tear on the equipment.

This is a very simple overview.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:46 PM   #1680
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Lindsey:
You might want to read this thread. You have to realize these guys use a lot of boutique products so take the negative with a grain of salt.
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...id-polish.html

On an ABCDE scale the Turtle wax is a grade D product. If this is going on a daily driver you will be lucky to get two weeks protection.

The Mothers products I referenced are a grade C+. As far as I am concerned the Mothers are the best Over the Counter products out there.
Also remember anything you do is better than nothing at all.
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