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Detailing new Tacoma

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Celtic Bob, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    BrianUNC

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    On mine, I did...

    Clay
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    Several coats of Klasse SG

    On light colors, there's nothing better! And it lasts a long time.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    Not a bad plan at all.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:17 AM
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    Celtic Bob

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    What do you guys use to clean and dress the black plastic bed?
     
  4. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Rocketball

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    Rain..... :cool:
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    It is already too slick and if you put anything on it it won't absorb like rubber so it would be super slick. Plus, I use mine like a truck so it would be futile to clean the plastic bed. The only treatment it gets is a leaf blower on occasion.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Celtic Bob

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    Mine will be used as a truck as well but would like to give it one good clean and detail before I use it.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Honestly when I've done this in the past, I just used a little bit of soap,water and a scrub brush.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    The Meguiar's tire gel, but it does make it slippery. Probably your best bet would be something like the 303 protectant.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    I do something similar...a dump the soapy water bucket (after I'm done washing the truck) in the bed and use a broom to scrub the bed. I don't bother with the sides and I don't dress it.

    I only do this occassionally. It is a truck, after all. Plus, any dressing might make my cargo slip and slide.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    This plan of not letting the dealer detail and you doing it sounds bad.
    I could see if you had some experience and at least a porter cable but it seems like you are just buying your supplies.

    You should let the dealer do it now or have a professional do it for you.
    Going to a brushless car wash until later??
     
  11. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    The professional detailer at an auto dealership is usually a 17 year old kid with a really dirty terry cloth towel. The last three cars I have bought I told the dealership not to wash the car.

    Generally speaking washing a car at a dealership is an afterthought on the dealers part.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    You probably had some detailing knowledge. It seems the OP does not. (i could be wrong). He should talk to the service manager about it, i was worried about my other car when i got it but i met the detailer and everything turned out fine.

    When i say professional detailer, i mean some independent detailer not the dealership itself.

    Take a look at this thread if you want to see detailing.

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=81391
     
  13. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    take a look at the first post in detailing by Mshu7, the man knows detailing and gives you advice on product and steps to take. I have used several products that he has recommended and they are wonderful. I used to detail when I was in high school and college and he just knows more than most and gives step by step instructions. I went with the meguires stuff and my truck looks better than the day I drove it off the lot. Luckily we had some good weather up here and weds I did about a five hour job on it. I feel like I could eat off the hood. If you have any questions he will answer them in timely manner and you can check his website and see his work. Just thought I would give you info if you hadnt already seen his post
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Im a zonie had very good luck with areospace 303 protectant spf 40 product keeps vinyl plastics looking new, nice on tires too.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    I found this autogeek detail guide to be pretty helpful. The flow chart gives a good overview of the whole detailing steps. I took the 'neglected paint' route and my black Scion turned out pretty good. Took about 12 hours, but well worth it.
     
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