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List the top detailing products you use on your truck(s).

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 100, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    tsup74

    tsup74 Well-Known Member

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    I've only used chemical guys for the past few years. Amazing products and they have great deals all the time.


    http://www.chemicalguys.com/

    I use the following
    M- Seal
    P-40 Polish
    Silk Shine
    Pete's 53

    But i think the #1 best item is their Citrus wash and gloss.

    JMHO - Not trying to steer, just past experience.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    sofiasdad11

    sofiasdad11 Reads more than posts

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    have tried many and found meguiars tire gel, not spray, is the best overall. long-lasting and will not disturb one's natural tire finish, other than make it pretty shiny, if only for a little while. messy, yes, requiring a tire-applicator to apply, but well worth the time and effort:D

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  3. Feb 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    evanwile

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    Double Din Nav TRD knob AFE Pro Dry S TRD Catback IMYO Mirror bracket LED Backup lights So much more to come
    My truck is a princess.. and I am anal about keeping her polished (Judge away)

    Wash - Whatever soap is on sale at Canadian tire (use the 2 bucket wash method)
    Clay Bar - Meguiars quik detailer with a medium cut clay bar.
    Polish - As needed (3m system)
    Wax - Collonite's 835 insulator wax (this stuff is amazing, lasts for MONTHS)
    Tires - Pinnacle Gel Tire Shine
    Wheels - Detailers Pro Wheel Wax
    Interior - Detailers Pro Cleaner / Detailers Pro Surface Protectant
    Glass - Detailers Pro Krystal vision glass cleaner

    Think thats it... Autogeek.net is where I get it all from. Great site.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    radredtaco

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    Exterior:
    Carbrite compounds
    Carbrite Power pak glaze
    Meguiars M105 + M205 (for HEAVY defects)
    Meguiars Ultimate Compound + Ultimate Polish (My go to products!)
    Carbrite Foaming Wash Concentrate (wash soap)
    Carbrite HD wheel Cleaner
    Mothers Cleaner wax
    Meguiars #26 High tech yellow wax (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
    Creme polish spray wax (have no idea who makes it lol) (Use it after every wash)
    Freedom Waterless wash (for the winter to remove dust and light dirt/salt)
    Meguiars ultimate spray wax
    Mothers chrome and aluminum polish with powerball
    Porter cable 7424xp DA buffer with 5.5in Lake country flat buffing pads
    Meguiars smooth surface clay bar
    INTERIOR:
    Folex (for carpet stains) (highly recommended!)
    Meguiars APC+
    Meguiars Water based dressing (diluted 1:1 for interior, 100% for exterior)
    Super clean degreaser
    Resolve low foam shampoo for exctrator

    I highly recommend all these products espically the Meguiars. I have tried a lot of products and these are my faviortes. The Meguiars APC+ and water based dressing are from their detailer line. Im sorry but Carbrite products can not be found in stores, you must find a distributor near you to purchase. I get all my stuff from Auto geek.net
    I do detailing on the side lol and its a passion. :)
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    GuyWithCamera

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    Undercarriage/Engine/Wheel wells/behind the wheels... Every wash
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    Car wash soap... Every other week (weather permitting)
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    Clay bar... Once every 6 months
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    Polish... Every 2 months
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    Wax... Once a month (weather permitting)
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    Tire shine... (When it needs to be re-shined after washed)
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    Lights... When necessary
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    Bed/Other black plastics... When not lazy
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    Dash/door panels... whenever necessary
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    Seats/Carpet... Any other recommendations?
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    Glass... When necessary
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    Drying everything... Microfiber towels are a must.
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  6. Feb 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    ace96

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    I have used different clay bars...not settled on a brand.
    Amazing Roll Off is great for brown tires
    Adam's polishes and pads with my porter cable
    Adam's carpet & upholstery cleaner (bought gallon for carpets in the house)
    Adam's Brilliant glaze
    Klasse all in one sealer
    Adam's Americana wax
    Adam's undercarriage spray
    Adam's In and Out spray- works great on plastic
    Wheel Wax
    Adam's Super VRT- does not seem to turn tires black
    Adam's all purpose cleaner- great for bugs and tar
    303 on interior
    Mothers carnuba wax

    In case you can't tell I really like Adam's products. All have worked well for me. Tried plenty of products that don't work.

    Mequiars mirror glaze works well too along with lake country pads for porter cable. I just prefer the simplicity of the Adam's system cause its color coded to the proper pad. Eliminates guess work for pad/polish combination.

    Avoid Dp tire gloss gel and Optimum opti-bond tire gel unless you want brown tires.

    Avoid Poor Boys Trim Restorer. It contains petroleum distillates. Really did a number on the plastic on my old truck.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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    radredtaco

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    I really wouldn't recommend using Ultimate compound every two months... Espically since it seems like you are caring for your vehicle well and using microfiber towels etc... Try a finishing polish. I try to maintain my finish weekly and polish it as little as possible, i feel theirs no need in removing more clear than necessary.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    GuyWithCamera

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    I'll definitely look into a finishing polish.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Cr250jumper

    Cr250jumper Señor member

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    I am glad my truck is a desert truck. I use water maybe once a month. I have even splurged ad used soap a few times
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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    cvisinho

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    I used to own my own detailing business back in the day for show cars and I have tried numerous products from different vendors.
    Heres a few staples in my arsenal.

    -Porter cable 7424 DA
    -Menzerna Intensive polish so easy to work with and easy cleanup.
    -Klasse Glaze if you want durable and loooong lasting slick shine. Well worth the price. If you use this you shouldnt have to polish your car again for about a year. Just keep it shiney. Best part is you can use carnauba on top to add depth to the shine and you will not affect the glaze at all.
    -If you use klasse, Sonus acrylic spray glanz is all you need for a quick detailer between washes to keep it fresh.
    -P21S or Pinnacle XMT 180 for a top coat
    -If you are lucky enough to have or find Meguiars #16, that should be your winter topcoat over sealant IMO.
    -For tires, bleach white spray to clean the grime and "simonize Nitro" tire shine. Stuff lasts forever and doesent sling.
    -For wheels it depends on how dirty. I have a seperate wash mitt for wheels that are cleaned often and i use a wash/wax solution to add a little protection.
    -Dirty wheels get a solution of soap and awesome in a spray bottle with a brush.
    - DP Wheel wax if you want to go the extra mile
     
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