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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Jun 21, 2017 at 5:59 AM
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    PackCon

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    In short, I really don't think it matters.

    Outbacks will not use 100% real leather. Thats a given. It is not common to have all leather seats outside of a high end luxury vehicle (even then most aren't all real).

    Usually the seat and back you sit on is real, the rest is a synthetic material.

    I would use a cleaner and conditioner made for leather. Conditioning leather is critical. If you don't condition and it becomes hard, it will start to crack. As far as my experience goes, leather conditioners work just fine on the synthetic leather materials. I have been unable to find a product specifically for any vinyl/PVC material the fake leathers are made of.

    The more experienced guys can knock me for this if but I would go with a more professional product than ones you can find at Walmart or Auto Zone. They tend to work much better (or at all) and you know they are better quality and won't ruin any parts of your truck. I'm a Macquires hater. Their low end products suck. I've lost all trust in them to try their higher end stuff but the more experienced guys here stand behind it.
     
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  2. Jun 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    FirstTimeFirstGen

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    Not enough to have a build thread.
    Thank you for taking the time to type that elaborate response out. It was quiet informative. If you aren't a fan of Meguiars, what would you suggest/recommend?
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2017 at 7:05 AM
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    PackCon

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    I like Chemical Guys. A few of my friends really like Adams Polishes and Ammo. I'm going to start branching out with Adam's next.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2017 at 7:06 AM
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    de-badged, tint front windows, led interior lights, door sill protectors, led b/up lights, 5" factory step rails, yellow turn signal bulbs, added 4 D ring tie downs. Took off the black vinyl stripes between the doors. Changed the grill - from Custom Car Grills, Finally got a tonneau cover put on. 31" light bar ( white & amber ), tailgate light bar, sunvisor covers ( to hide warning labels ), new bedside decals - still too cold to put them on tho. Flag decals to go on too, again too cold still. Got a 2 switch, switch plate to replace that useless cubby hole to the left of the steering wheel.. still to be installed ( hopefully this weekend ). Upgraded the tires to G/Y Duratracs... loving them, no plowing the driveway !!
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  5. Jun 21, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    Roll Tide

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    Head unit. That's it.
    Anyone have info or experience with the nanoskin pads?
     
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  6. Jun 21, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    RickS New Old Stock

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  7. Jun 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    FirstTimeFirstGen

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    Not enough to have a build thread.
  8. Jun 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    My dad gave me a 2005 taco that had tons of coffee stains. Considering most of the stains could be 5+ years old, would that even be worth trying to scrub out or would it be a lost cause?
     
  9. Jun 21, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    Benzdriver81

    Benzdriver81 Making it fool-proof will just make a better fool

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    No first-hand experience, but I've read that they're quick and easy to use. If you drop them, you don't have to throw them away. Just rinse them off and keep going.
    In short: clay is best for heavily contaminated paints, nanoskin is best afterwards for upkeep every few months.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-ask-a-detailer-thread.8957/page-101#post-10394761

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-ask-a-detailer-thread.8957/page-118#post-12557667

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-ask-a-detailer-thread.8957/page-118#post-12559707
     
  10. Jun 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    Can i get some quick detailer recommendations from you pro's.

    Thanks
     
  11. Jun 21, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    I use meguires... good shit.

    I also have a bottle of double strength chemicalguys rinseless wash mixed up in a spray bottle that I also use sometimes. Just depends on my mood I suppose.
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2017 at 4:34 AM
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    Adams Detail Spray. I buy it by the gallon.
     
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  13. Jun 22, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    Adams would be my first choice.

    +1, finally purchased a gallon refill after going through 32oz of it and my griots spray for the past 2 years lol
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    One more question for the pro's...is there a recommended car wash that you use?

    Thank you.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Griot's Garage and Meguiars Gold Class have worked well for me. You will get a lot of different opinions here but go to reputable places like Autogeek and research and decide for yourself. I know Meguiars is a box store brand but it does work well.
     
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  16. Jun 26, 2017 at 1:19 PM
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    There are plenty of good brands out there. I normally use Adams but bought Chemical Guys Mr. Pink and found it works well. Both are concentrated so you use 2-3 ounces per wash. Plus the lubricity is excellent.
     
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    WoD: Lubricity
     
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  18. Jun 26, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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  19. Jun 27, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    mrlee I like crunchy Tacos!!

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    Bed rug, ARE bed top, Weathertechs. Little goodies here and there!
    That's what "SHE" said
     
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  20. Jun 28, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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    Every time I wax my truck it leaves a white line where the dealship has put the clear paint protectant on, is there anyway to prevent this? Should I take the clear film off?
     

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