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Bazookabill 04-27-2013 04:02 PM

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....

Jason McCabe taco 04-27-2013 09:32 PM

Ice wax works really well. Wont use anything else. It is up in price though.

VirginiaBound 04-28-2013 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by Jason McCabe taco (Post 6808350)
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.

jeepdude 05-02-2013 12:55 PM

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

NorCalTRD 05-02-2013 07:31 PM

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.

Marc702 06-01-2013 11:12 PM

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.

Rsoxfan1 06-02-2013 06:22 AM

If the dealer won't fix it, go buy Meg's ultimate polish and ultimate wax. Highly rated OTC stuff the....

Bazookabill 06-02-2013 09:00 PM

Do you guys reccomend this product by hand?

cheeseit 06-03-2013 05:50 PM

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

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