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detailing thread

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tacomaman06, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Apr 22, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    anyone ever thought about us having a detailing thread?? seems like a good idea!!
     
  2. Apr 22, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    Last saturday i washed my car, and i was wondering the same, we should exchange tips on the tacos care.....
     
  3. Apr 22, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    i agree. hopefully, bob will see fit also.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    I think it's a good idea.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    Oh Yeah!!!
    Why not...

    Today I debadged thanks to this Forum, I had the knowledge and the guts to do it myself, and not let a detail shop rip me off. Cant wait to wash & wax the truck and show some pics...
     
  6. Apr 22, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    i gotta wash,claybar,polish and wax my truck real soon. damned water restrictions!!! i think im gonna wait till all the pollen is gone though.....getting kinda tired of yellow streaks all over the place after the morning dew has set.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    i washed saturday, bought some turtle wax shampoo, and microfiber cloths... those work great, when i got the truck i have them put tflon in the painting, now its very easy to wipe all the dust off....
     
  8. Apr 22, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    you will probably want to claybar at least a couple times a year, and polish and wax a little more than that. it'll keep the paint good and smooth/shiny. microfiber works wonders.....i use it all the time. wont scratch paint either.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    yea, i plan on waxing in a month or so, dont know if that would interfere with the teflon? the best sometimes is doing it yourself... my last car i used to take it to the automatica car wash, it ended scratching the paint a lot..... adding that nobody loves more your truck then you do :D
     
  10. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    You guys can practice on mine :D
     
  11. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    LOL you would like that don't ya? maybe i can try my new spike polishing machine on your truck, leaves a very cool pattern on the paint :D
     
  12. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Sure why not :D might enhance the wheelbarrow scares and the scratches and dents from the local grocery store parking lot. Soon I am going to wash and wax it 'til hell won't have it :thumbsup:
     
  13. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    Great idea!

    Getting ideas on how to keep my taco looking like a charm would be awesome. All that I have been doing so far.. is wash her once a week
    with a microfiber sponge mit & Meguiars soap.,..and of course dry with a shammy.

    Need to Wax soon...But need to research and do it right!

    A thread like this would be VERY helpful!:D


    Tires?? How do I clean my tires??? I never seem to get that 'grime' off!
     
  14. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    I use a scrub brush and wash soap, it seems to work well.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    I use soap and a brush, then armor all....
     
  16. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    to keep the paint looking really awesome and clean.......wash,claybar,polish then wax. meguiars and mothers are some great products you can get locally......duragloss is awesome, and i havent tried zaino ever(you have to orer it online)...but i've heard its the stuff.

    as for cleaning tires.....i always use eagle one all wheel cleaner on my whels, and use greased lightning and a scrub brush on my tires....then shine them with meguiars high endurance tire shine.....awesome stuff!!!
     
  17. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    i think my truck looks better when its dirty. but i love to wash it
     
  18. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    I have found the best thing to dry your truck is The Absorber instead of a shammy. The absorber is soft and scratch free like a shammy but easier to work with than the shammy. It leaves the truck streak free and it is much easier to ring out than the shammy. You can dry the truck in half the time.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    i use one too.....it is awesome for cutting drying time in half!!!
     
  20. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    Whats a 'claybar' u all speak of?:rain:
     
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