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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Chris(NJ), Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Usually in Central Jersey
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    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    Not the best pics, I know..but I only wanted to snap a few w/ the cell phone. I've given up on fully documenting the work. The befores speak for themselves though I think lol.

    Process was a citrus wash (x2), clay, Rewash, PwS on Org pad via PC @5, CG5050
    Interior was also done to rid it of all the dog hair!

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  2. Oct 10, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    JPC2061

    JPC2061 Well-Known Member

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    Weather tech Floor liners, Flash Light mod, MBRP Exhaust, Grille Guard, Tinted Taillights, Side Steps, Front Windows Tinted to match rear, De badged
    Great work! I tried using one of those clay bars for the graveyard of bugs I have on the bumper. Didn't work right I think I did something wrong or worse there are actual chips in the paint. Any suggestions, cause it looks like you know exactly what you are doing?
     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Aftermarket Stereo, 10 Disc CD Changer, Cap, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    I've got to hand it to you. I think my truck looks better now than the day it rolled out of the showroom! I'm looking forward to seeing Jen's car in the daylight today (I got home last night in the dark and left this morning in the dark).
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    Thanks!
    As you probably know, clay obviously won't do anything for the chipped paint. If something is sitting on the surface, the clay should remove it, depending on what it is. When claying, you typically work in an area approximately 1'x1', making sure to apply a clay lubricant to the surface. Work the clay in a back/forth or side/side motion using medium/moderate pressure. You can certainly work in smaller sections, especially if you're concentrating on removing something specific, like bug guts.
    How many passes over the bugs did you make? It may take a few efforts. You can also try a bug remover to help break them down before trying to remove.

    Thanks :)
    Jen's car looks awesome. It sux it rained last night. I'll be over that way tonight so I can give it a quick wipe down and I'll drop you the keys as well. Shoot me a text and let me know when you'll be around.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    Mike, Heres the after pics of Jen's car:

    Sorry, no befores. But as I mentioned, the car needed some serious clay work. There was a TON of overspray. The majority was isolated to the drivers side, rear and roof. This was likely from the respray the body shop did. It was all removed and you'll probably notice it most on the glass, which is now transparent again lol.

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    The drizzle that we had overnight allowed to showcase the nice, tight beading that the 476 provides :)
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  6. Oct 2, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    Resurecting an old thread since I just did a fellow tacoma owners 2nd vehicle... And since it's the time of year to get a winter prep detail in, I thought I'd post up.
    This car was pretty hammered. Hood was resprayed after an accident and the quality of the respray showed when it came time to getting it to shine up like the rest of the car. It had a dull appearance that refused to improve, short of probably wetsanding it.
    The rest of the car had damage from impacts with other cars/objects, a broom or ice scraper did some damage on the roof and trunk.
    Basically? This car was a disaster, but I did what I could!
    Befores:
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    Soooo many swirls!
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    And I don't think I've clayed a vehicle with this much fallout on it...
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    Afters:
    Swirls be gone...
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    Not the best lighting for after pics, but you get the idea....
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