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detailing a black sand pearl truck

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by articcs22, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Apr 30, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    articcs22

    articcs22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    couple questions

    everyone with a black sand pearl truck what do you guys use to detail the exterior, what type of wax? clay bar? Polish?

    I have black pro comp wheels what product may i use to clean them?

    Anybody have any suggestions on a good orbital buffer?

    Im just bored and feel like cleaning it up nice..taking out some light scratches and putting a shine on it
     
  2. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    JeanClaude

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    The information's out there Holmes. Go to autogeek and they can supply you with everything you need.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    Step away from the buffer.

    In my opinion there is only one way to do black and that is by hand. Everytime I see a black vehicle that someone has gone at with a buffer it looks like swirl mark city.

    It sucks, it's work but in the end it's worth it if you don't want your truck looking like you scrubbed it with a scotch brite pad.

    As far as wax I like Rain Dance paste.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    vinnyvavoom

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    if your bored, my BSP truck is dirty as always. I'll pay.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    i dont have a black truck but i highly recommend a clay bar to start
     
  6. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    VermonterLost

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    What I did to mine a couple weeks ago.

    Wash with Dawn dish soap
    Mothers Clay Bar
    Wash with Dawn
    Meguiar's NXT 2.0 Liquid wax
    Hand buff the hell out of it
    Mother's Back to Black on all the bare plastic
    Meguiars Tire Shine
    Had some leftover Mother's Step 2 Sealer/Glaze I used on my wheels

    Turned my BSP into a mirror. That was 2 weeks ago. Came out yesterday morning, two turkey's were struttin up peckin at my tailpipe all morning cause they could see themselves so well in the paint they thought it was another set of turkeys.
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    Hand polishing is a waste of time compared to a professional job done with rotary and/or dual action. By professional, I do not mean only someone who's paid to do it as 99% of "pros" do a crap job. I mean someone who truly knows how to level clear coat and finish it down hologram-free.

    If you're new to detailing and paint correction I suggest using a Meguiar's G110 random orbiter along with some medium to light cut polishes. If you screw up your paint using a g110 you have really done something retarded and close to impossible. Learning how to finish down a professional grade product really nicely is probably the hardest part for most. They will spend 10 hours on their paint and see defects and give up. It takes a lot of time learning how to clean up paint properly, but it can be learned.

     
  8. May 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Then someone doesn't know what they are doing. To get all of the fine scratches and the sort a buffer is the only thing that will do the job properly-especially on a black vehicle. I have seen some go to the extreme and wet sand the clear and polish.
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    396tears

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    DWG brother DWG:)
     
  10. May 2, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    pinktaco808

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    porter cable
     
  11. May 2, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    an orbital buffer wont leave swirl marks since the pad is slowly spinning/vibrating. something like a dewalt buffer can leave swirl marks. just saying. the best orbital buffer is the porter cable
     
  12. May 2, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    dont waste ur money on 4 polishes that all provide a different step. find a local detailing supplier in ur area and buy from them or else ur going to find urself buying a bunch of crap. all you need is a clay bar, an all around polish, and wax. ill give you a website. http://www.3dproducts.com/34/ go here, the proxy is your wax and the uno is the polish. the prices are eh a bit pricey but in the long run its worth it.
     
  13. May 2, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    You're looking at 10 years of "Klasse" sealant glaze and always by hand
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    this photo is at 7 years
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    and this is the stuff. You can only find it at Porsche, Caddilac, Jaguar dealers or performance shops or online
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  14. May 2, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    thanks guys for the input
     
  15. May 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    *glaze*

     
  16. May 2, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    i have a porter cable if you want to borrow it im in stoughton
     
  17. May 8, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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    Are all you guys pretty much using mothers back to black on the plastic around the wheels?
     
  18. May 8, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    Not really.

    Pic from my Tacoma detailed with a Porter Cable.

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  19. May 8, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    I only use BTB on the trim, the front valance and mudflaps. I use Mothers Protectant (the spray) on the tires. Lasts a couple months which isn't bad.
     
  20. May 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    Very, very nice.
    I'm wasn't saying it can't be done. I have just seen alot of good looking black vehicles screwed up with a buffer.
     
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