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detailing thread

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

  1. Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    Meguiars soap and polish, and microfiber cloths are the only things I use. I have a friend that shows his corvette so I asked him what he liked. He uses meguiars and said that a lot of the people at the car shows in this area use Meguiars. If it's good enough for them it's good enough for me.

    The clay bar scares me. Clay is an abrasive and will eventually wear away the clearcoat. It's probably not an issue for someone who keeps a vehicle a few years but I'll probably have this truck for 15+ years. I'll pass on a perfect mirror finish in the name of longevity.
     
  2. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I'm too lazy to do anything but wash mine ever 2 or 3 months. hey tacomaman, i'm gonna head up you're way and sit in your driveway and drink beer and hit on your wife while you claybar, polish, wax and wash my truck for me. sound good?
     
  3. BLOCKADE

    BLOCKADE Well-Known Member

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    Weather Tech Floor Liners, Front Bed D-Rings...
    Has anyone ever used a California car duster? It's perfect for keeping your truck clean when its not dirty enough for a full wash. I use it on my camaro all the time.
     
  4. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    keep on dreaming man.........i aint waxing your truck:D.....hitting on the wifey and drinking beer, sounds good to me:D!!
     
  5. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    damn it, why doesn't anyone want to wax and polish my truck for free?
     
  6. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    just to let whoever cares know......when i said detailing thread......i actually meant a detailing section.:eek:
     
  7. ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    Yea, my dad has one and he loves it. I was going back and forth on getting one.
     
  8. Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    Nd is always interested in "de tail" :wink:
     
  9. missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

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    After I wash my baby, I dry her with Armourall Wax and Dry. I still wax it every two months but this is great in between.
     
  10. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    :D.....yup!!!
     
  11. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    tell ya what, since im a nice redneck.............you buy the stuff(wash,wax,polish and claybar) and i'll do it one time for ya. then you are on your on bro!! i reckon i gotta show ya how its done(and down alotta beers in the process):D!!! gotta keep your truck looking good man!!
     
  12. 4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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  13. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    alright, i may take you up on that sometime in the near future. but since i'm also a nice redneck i'll do my part and pay for the beer and jager. i have a feeling we'll start off good then by the end of it we'll be missing whole body panels and have to keep going over the places where we threw up on it! :p
     
  14. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    i try hard not to throw up good jager and beer...........its alcohol abuse man!!!:D

    i actually think i'd finish your truck before i started getting hammered though......just so i can say "damn that looks good"!!! i dont like being half assed in anything im working on!!!;)
     
  15. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i'm pretty much half assed with everything i work on
     
  16. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    I just got done washing my truck and wow is it scratched up, strictly road wear. I haven't gone off road, at this rate in another year it's gets a paint job :(
     
  17. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Come on up, I'll shine it up 'til HELL won't have it, and laugh at you when my wife turns you down and makes you feel like troll... just like me. :devil:
     
  18. luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Try out the California water blade or whatever they are calling them at walmart. I used it on my chevelle for years. It drys it imediately then I pass a shammy around the mirrors to catch the drips. It makes your glass look good no spots. I had an 02 tacoma black, never put a scratch on her.
     
  19. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    yeah...the water blades are really good too. i had one at one point.....got done drying my truck....left it on the roof(forgot about it), then took off to wal-mart......lost the damn thing somewhere in between:D. i'll get another pretty soon.
     
  20. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    i must have overlooked your post man.....sorry:eek:.

    a clay bar is well, a bar of clay that you use,with basically spray detailer(or car wash soap) that removes contaminents from your paint, and preps the paint really good for your polish and wax. it can be a bit abrasive...but thats where good coats of polish and wax come in.
     
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