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Hood oxidation removal

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dcp17420, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    dcp17420

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    I have a white 07 tacoma. The hood, and roof are showing some oxidation. Whats the best way to get it shinning again ? Thanks
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    If it is oxidation, I would suggest doing a paint cleaner. P21s makes an outstanding product.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    It looks like it is cloudy, hazy . Doesnt have the shine like the rest of the truck.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    Just curious: How often do you wax it and what product & process do you use?

    The reason I ask (and I've inquired about this in another thread but not gotten any definitive answers) is because I am considering getting a white truck next but my brother has a white tacoma (2001) and the whole thing is completely oxidized. I was just trying to determine whether the white trucks are more prone to this or have a less durable paint than the other colors.

    As for products, I've seen a lot of people use a Maguiars 105/205 combination with an orbital polisher for correcting swirl marks and other defects in the paint, so it might work for the oxidized paint as well...but check up on that before buying it cause i'm not positive.

    Keep me posted on your waxing/maintenance process and also put up some pics (before and after) once you get it done if you would.

    Thanks and good luck!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    I have waxed it about 2 times a yr for 5 yrs. Washed it weekly
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    my 96 was(probably still is) white. I never had any problems with oxidation. Try to claybar, then use a high speed buffer with compound to remove oxidation. Then follow with a liquid wax. I prefer meguiars nxt gen wax...Its a purple bottle.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    I think that the problem with the white paint is that it is a single stage type paint job (no clear coat). From what I've heard, these types of paints are harder than clear coat paint jobs and are harder to fix imperfections from. Just my 2 cents.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    You need polish to remove oxidation. Like mentioned above, a lot of guys like the M105/M205 combination from Meguiar's. I like M205 but in my opinion, M105 is a little too aggressive, but maybe not for an orbital (I use a rotary).

    My company also sells polish in three cut levels based on your needs.

    http://www.polishandwax.com/shop/polish.html

    As far as the comment on white and clearcoat, some whites are single-stage and some are clearcoated and I don't know what the 07 Tacoma has. However, it is acrylic-urethane in both cases and should not degrade any faster as a single-stage versus a two-stage (although there may be other factors that cause it to degrade faster).
     
  9. Jan 31, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    are ONLY the white's single stage? if so, how come?
     
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    GLARE best thing i have ever used for when i detail cars. www.glare.com maybe use the spider first followed by the professional polish
     
  11. Feb 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    I use Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. I had a black Infiniti FX35 that had swirl marks. The MUC removed the swirls (didn't just hide them) and made it look like it came off the showroom floor. The product breaks down as you use it so you can't damage the finish. I used a Porter Cable random orbital.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    No, Radiant Red (2005-2008) and the regular Black (2011-current) are also single stage type paints. They have no clear coat.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2012 at 4:02 AM
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    Hmm my truck is doing the same thing. Oxidizing on the hood and roof. Fenders are starting to oxidize as well.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Toyota's super white (Paint code 040, I think...) is not single-stage right from the factory. It's base/clear like most vehicles.

    Typically auto manufacturers will spray single-stage solid colour paints because they're more cost-effective than base/clear paints. Base/clear is a two stage process. Single stage is a one step process. Eliminate a step, increase profitability.

    Effect colours (pearls, and metallics) can not be sprayed in a single step, so they're always base/clear.

    To the OP: You've gotta polish that hood, that's all. Polish it, and wax it afterwards.
     
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