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Dealership attention to detail

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sharpie, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Sharpie

    Sharpie [OP] Ready to travel

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    I dropped my pickup and had the rear leaf TSB done, and they washed it for me. Great, right? Except by 'washed' I mean, 'ran it through a car wash.' Now there are little horizontal marks all over my entire month-old pickup. :mad: I didn't ask them to wash it, I guess they were trying to be nice or something, but you'd think they'd know better!

    I used some Maguire's wax on one panel after I washed it today, and they come out with no problem, but I had no intention of waxing my entire pickup today. So now one panel looks good, but the rest is still all messed up and I don't have the time to do it all. Guess I'll just have to deal with it until I do a full wash and wax in another couple of weeks.

    I also already have a nice collection of scratches inflicted by parking lot idiots, including one 10 inch long on my driver's side door. I waxed over them too so they're a little less painfully obvious until I have time to deal with them properly.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah I'm sure once you fully wax the whole truck it will be fine. Might have to use a buffer on that scratch though.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    The first few hurt like hell man. I had a door ding o my truck...took it to a PDR guy he says...ahh that lil thing- you can harly notice it.

    I said funny... I look at that side of the truck and its the first thing I notice.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    FFTacoma

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    What you have is the classic "DIS", like they call it on auto detailing forums. Dealer Installed Scratches :(. I thnk this comes from how fast and furiously they try to make cars appear clean. They actually end up slinging a lot of abrasive material on your car via dirty wash buckets, sponges, towels, etc. If you are not proficient with a high speed buffer, you may want to sacrifice a little $$ and let a pro detailer buff those out for you. Sorry to hear they were so harsh on your new ride!
     
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