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Help!! My taco wont let me wash it

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mxnborder, May 11, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    mxnborder

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    So the past two months i've been offroading alot and getting muddy.. the last time i took it in mud i washed it off with a hose 20 min after just to get the big mud chunks off and such and then didn't wash it for about a month till today because i was still taking it in dirt just not as muddy so i figured why wash it.... well today i washed it and the shadow kind of mud spots are still all over it so i used a powerwasher and they still stayed on so i waxed it after and its still there... its like it became one with the paint... but it seems like its olnly bad on one side of the truck.. i think it may be in the sun alot more during the day than the other side.... any ideas?
     
  2. May 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    The Traveler

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    My reasoning: Some animals roll in mud to protect their skin from the sun, so maybe your Taco did the same thing? :notsure: Try clay bar, and if that wont help then it's pretty much into the paint.
     
  3. May 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Yup need to use claybar.
     
  4. May 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    try using a heavy cut polishing compound before clay bar as that is the proper procedure anyways. That always fixes it for me.
     
  5. May 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Clay before compound

    Wash
    Clay
    Compound
    Polish
    wax
     
  6. May 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    oh yea, you're right. but still, polish it instead to see if it comes off. Clay bar is too much of a bitch :laugh:

    I still have to do it to my truck :anonymous:
     
  7. May 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    As long as it hasn't already etched into the paint like birdshit would it should come out. You're gonna need patience and time to get it all out
     
  8. May 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    I use clay bar as a last resort, because each time you use it, you are essentially stripping away a very thin layer of clear coat.

    Edit: I wonder if any of the minerals in the mud have an effect on the paint...I know birdshit does because it can be acidic and corrosive.
     
  9. May 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Depending on how aggressive the clay is it is essentially only pulling the deposits off the paint and on to the clay. While the clay can mar the paint i wouldn't worry too much about it stripping the clear/paint.

    The following steps are far more aggressive as far as stripping the clear/paint and long as you are careful you will never go through to base coat. (especially by hand.) By machine is a different story
     
  10. May 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    got any brand or anything for this?
     
  11. May 12, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    elbow grease, shady spot, lots of time :D
     
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