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detailing a black sand pearl truck

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

  1. May 8, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    95SLE

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    Understood. Kind of hard to mess it up with a PC unless you drop it on the truck. LOL
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Random orbital buffers are pretty idiot proof. They don't generate the heat like a regular buffer can.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    After a wash with Meguiar's gold class, and Meguiar's clay kit.

    I'll wax next month.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Get a porter cable 7424xp and some good v38 and 36 from chemical guys and let it work it's magic... This is what i use and it works great for deeper scratches M105 works great.. Then you get results like my black sand pearl...[​IMG] and my wifes highlander looks like this [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    Oh and use a good paint sealant then top with your favorite wax... I like Wolfgang products, and or the nano brand sealants both work great. There are lots of good products out there use what works best on your paint.. And what you can afford cause it gets pricy LOL
     
  6. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Polishing a car with a rotary is harder to do and you can mess it up pretty bad but when it's done properly it looks awesome.

    I took a clay bar to the truck when I first bought it. After that I used a Makita Rotary Polisher with the 3M 3 Stage system to get out as many of the scratches, swirls and other shit off the truck when I first bought it.

    I bought some "cheapish" wax from Malco called cherry flash. http://www.malcoautomotive.com/VOC_Compliant_Cherry_Flash-details.aspx


    It worked fairly well but it didn't last as long as I would like. So I went out and bought the black car wax kit from Chemical Guys. http://www.chemicalguys.com/Black_Car_Wax_Complete_Black_Paint_Care_Kit_p/hol_201.html I just waxed my truck again and it looks pretty good. Just need to see how long it lasts now.
    You can actually see the spot I couldn't reach in the middle of the hood :D
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    Nice and Shiny
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  7. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    reminds me I need to do a good detailing on mine
     
  8. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    I detail my with mud and a side of water
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  9. Jul 21, 2013 at 3:41 AM
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    A small sturdy stool really helps to reach the hard to get to spots when detailing a truck or van.

    I have two of these.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jan 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM
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    Had a body shop do a 6 stage buff after they fixed some dents looks like a damn mirror!
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    This is where they fixed a dent so it is new paint but still :
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  11. Jan 26, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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    I wish it wasn't so sandy in my area. I have swirl scratches all over due to sand blowing daily while washing the truck as well
     
  12. Jan 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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    6 six stage? Does that include wet sanding?
     
  13. Apr 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    Heres my routine:

    Dawn wash

    Pinnacle clay bar with Sprax wax

    Buff out swirls with Griots Garage buffer (very good power - lifetime warranty) and Megs 205

    buff again with polish (very fine sponge pad)

    Wipe again with Eraser (cleanes off wax)

    Seal with Ultima Paint Sealant (let dry)

    Apply P21s by hand for extra shine.

    works like a charm. The buffer is really easy to use, and is almost idiot proof. I used to buff cars at the body shop with a pnuematic buffer, and its really easy to mess up. You have to be really careful with a conventional buffer.
     
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