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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mShu7, May 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    ace96

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    All ready to late once you hit clear coat failure. Check around online bet you can find the part cheaper.
     
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  2. Nov 23, 2016 at 5:38 PM
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    is that because the paint starts to fade? or another reason?
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    You can't peel the clear coat off and shoot clear over it.
     
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  4. Nov 23, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    Why is the paint peeling...because of neglect? Is the rest of the body like this or just this removable scoop? If it's neglect like the whole body... don't do anything other than pay pro to repaint the whole body. If it's just the scoop... and you regularly protect the paint...remove it...and use duplicolor OEM match once you sanded the piece so you can prime and spray can the OEM color back on...then shoot 2K clear in a can, but it's highly toxic so you have to use a professional mask and well ventilated area. It'll be about $40 fix.

    But be honest with yourself if after you do all this...will you continue your old ways or willing to wash and put sealant/coating on it. If your old ways... save your money and just enjoy the truck until you get another one. I doubt after respray it'll be a good match because it's a can of paint and old paint that's hard to match, but it'll look better.
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    its not from neglect lol, I use some fancy wolfgang sealant twice a year with a porter cable buffer, water will always bead on my truck for the rest of its life. Unfortunately the truck has sat out in the sun its whole life, never had a garage to store it in :(

    so you suggest to sand it and paint it myself, hmm ill give it a shot then, will probably have to wait until spring when it warms up though, thanks for the help :D
     
  6. Nov 24, 2016 at 6:47 AM
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    I would Line-X Body Armor it.
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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    hmm im kinda digging it, might look pretty good (this isnt mine lol)
     
  8. Nov 24, 2016 at 6:58 AM
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  9. Nov 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    If I was in your shoes... if the part is already damaged...why not just sand it and then pick a color you like...if you want it black or flat black... long as your spray can skills are good...should come out nice. The 2K clear has UV protectant in it.... The duplicolor OEM is a fairly good match... it's just if your truck has faded...it may not match 100%. If you want contrast...then black will definitely stand out and you won't have to worry about paint matching. Sun damage is brutal... just didn't want to waste your time if it wasn't taken care of... wasn't meant as offense.
     
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  10. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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    Any reccomendations on bulk tire shine? Trying to find a good more cost effective tire shine that doesn't sling.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    Somewhere in time.....
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    The solution for sling is to let it dry before you drive it....
     
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  12. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    Two suggestions

    One of the very limited CG products I use is the VRP dressing. I apply with a chip brush (can be bought for 50-80c each, and a foam applicator to smooth it out)
    I apply two even coats, each about 30 mins apart
    On the cheaper side for a gallon (about 35-40) wait for the xmas sale

    If you want boutique/ high quality

    McKee 37 tire coating
    This performs exceptionally well and lasts!!!
    Higher price... but you get what you pay for

    Hope that helps!
     
  13. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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    both of those are an excellent choice and I have had good luck with 303 spray and wipe done and no sling....
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:47 PM
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    I totally disagree with the other suggestions!! I've been using McKees 37. It's great, water based, no sling, and economical .

    Edit: berserker beat me to it.
     
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  15. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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    Get a tire coating. I have been having good success with Tufshine. Plan on trying McKee's next. Avoid dressings as they do not last.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    For personal use I would reccomends Tufshine as well. He's looking for bulk though, so I figured it was for customers. Nothing wrong with upselling the coating option though.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    Even if you did paint it, it wouldn't match the rest of the truck....and i doubt you want to do the whole hood
     
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    I've had a few tire shines that still sling even after sitting for hours
     
  19. Dec 8, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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    There is nothing wrong with a quality tire dressing for your production clientele
    "Don't give them a steak when they ordered a hotdog" to quote Yvan Lacroix

    I have tiers, of detail and at a level a coating is included in the service.
    Up selling is a common technique for many, but my take is to educate and allow the client to make an informed decision for
    1. What they want for their vehicle,
    2. What investment they are willing to make
    I let them know the benefit of a coating, but also that the product and time have a higher value.

    Just a side note

    Really in the past few months I have seen coatings becoming more accessible, and broader in application. Just like sealants were a few years ago
     
  20. Dec 8, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    I've been checking out Meguiars hyper dressing by the gallon but the reviews are so mixed, I'm not sure if its worth the $45 to buy something that might not work. So just trying to get some input from any guys that might have some knowledge of bulk tire dressings.
     

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