1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Sep 20, 2012 at 4:51 AM
    #1021
    fishntaco

    fishntaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32523
    Messages:
    301
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Mobile Al
    Vehicle:
    08 Silver Streak DCLB Prerunner Sport
    Silicone based tire shines will break down rubber. Water based tires shines and products like 303 aerospace protectant contain uv inhibitors and keep the rubber supple.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2012 at 6:50 AM
    #1022
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    X2
     
  3. Sep 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM
    #1023
    buckwild

    buckwild Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Member:
    #82325
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Frankfort, KY
    Vehicle:
    '12 d/c sport, tow pkg
    X-tang hard top bed cover, Aries black tube steps, Aries hood & window gaurds

    so, where can I find 303 aerospace protectant?
     
  4. Sep 22, 2012 at 2:15 AM
    #1024
    fishntaco

    fishntaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32523
    Messages:
    301
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Mobile Al
    Vehicle:
    08 Silver Streak DCLB Prerunner Sport
    Any marine store should carry it. If you don't have any around, most of the online detail supply websites carry it. Autogeek.com, detailedimage.com, etc.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2012 at 6:03 AM
    #1025
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
  6. Sep 26, 2012 at 6:20 AM
    #1026
    GWinstead

    GWinstead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Member:
    #86476
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 wheel drive
    One of the most informative, valuable stickies I have ever read, anywhere. Thanks to the OP, and you other guys that know your stuff.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    #1027
    jimiola

    jimiola Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Member:
    #4946
    Messages:
    17
    Vehicle:
    07 prerunner
    I haven't waxed in a while:mad: soI want to do a clean,clay,polish,wax number on my truck. What is the best order to do these in? Thanks man Jim
     
  8. Sep 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM
    #1028
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    Wash, clay polish, wax it the order. You had it correct,
    If you are doing it by hand I would suggest Mothers products as the solution. Use a foam applicator for the wax and soft terry cloth towels to buff.

    https://store.mothers.com/product_info.php?products_id=59&cPath=5


    https://store.mothers.com/product_info.php?products_id=148

    Total cost should be around $75 including the towels. Try to find the products on sale.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    #1029
    conquistador

    conquistador Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Member:
    #83328
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Tulsa, OK
    Vehicle:
    88 4Runner
    Looking into purchasing a Porter Cable 7424 XP with Meguiars 105 and 205 polishes to uses on my personal vehicles. I have no experience using a machine buffer. But after some research it seems this is the best for a newbie. I will use the Klasse brothers to wax and seal after I polish. I am curious as to which color of pads to purchase and what size to choose? Do you have any recommendations as to which direction to go? Both vehicles are white in color if that matters.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM
    #1030
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    Congrats this is a great choice for a start. Hard to go wrong with the Megs 105 & 205 combo. A great 1-2 punch used by a lot of the pros.

    For pads I would pick up the Lake Country CCS 5 1/2 in pads. Start with Orange and White for paint correction and either a Red or Blue if you plan on putting the Klasse with a pad. If you have major swirl marks or scratches you might want to pick up a Yellow pad as well.

    Good luck with your start.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
    #1031
    Jbcm12

    Jbcm12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Member:
    #77894
    Messages:
    815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Bay Area
    Hey guys I'm going to need a lot of help. I just recently joined the forums after driving my 05 Tacoma for about a year now. Was my parents but I hit 18 and they gave me the keys. From 05 to when I got it it sat there because of gas. Now that I have it the roof is faded, rock chips, scratches throughout. And I would say that I have about 20 small dents. Btw it's BSP. What should I do to get the body to clean
     
  12. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM
    #1032
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    I will assume that at 18YO you do not have or can afford the cost of a buffer, pads, and polish.

    I would first wash, then claybar and then use the Mothers cleaning system. Mothers has one of the best hand polish and wax systems on the market today.

    http://www.motherscaliforniagold.com/index.html

    All the auto parts stores carry this system. I would stay with the Mothers line for the claybar as well. Purchase a few quality microfiber towels not the cheap ones from Walmart or a big box retailer. You can probably find the Meguiars towels at the autoparts store as well.

    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/x2020-supreme-shinereg-microfiber-towel-3-pack/

    There are other purchasing options as well on line.

    For the little dents and dings try to find a Paintless Dent Remover technician in your town. Depending on the size and number of dents the cost will be between $100 to $150.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:34 AM
    #1033
    TRDSport13

    TRDSport13 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Member:
    #88579
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Sport 4x4
    Awesome thread and thank you so much for the info! All this has done is reassure that I've made the right decisions all these years by buying Meguiar's.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM
    #1034
    Jbcm12

    Jbcm12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Member:
    #77894
    Messages:
    815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Bay Area
    Actually not really, at I work and go to school. Most of my money has actually gone to my truck only. I wanted to ask about bufffering but I have no clue where to really begin with all that. When I have time, most likely my day off I want to call a ding repair and actually clay bar the car. But from there I'm lost.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2012 at 7:27 AM
    #1035
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    Youtube and some manafactures have excellent vids on claybar and polishing.

    The entry level for a buffer, pads, polishes, waxes amd a sealant is around $250-300.

    Look at the Porter Cable XP for a decent quality buffer.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2012 at 11:49 PM
    #1036
    Jbcm12

    Jbcm12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Member:
    #77894
    Messages:
    815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Bay Area
    Oh damn, I never expected it to be that much. For entry level stuff at least
     
  17. Oct 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    #1037
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    Porter Cable is a really decent buffer that will last you for a lot of years. My old Porter Cable, PC, is close to 11YO at this point. I also have another random orbital buffer and a direct drive buffer as well. I still use the PC buffer for certain aspects of mataining a finish.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2012 at 5:18 AM
    #1038
    ASUMTNEER

    ASUMTNEER Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Member:
    #89023
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    so I bought a 99 red taco a couple of weeks back and I am very happy with it. The only bad thing is the paint it faded slightly. Am I right in thinking that a good polish and wax would help?
     
  19. Oct 27, 2012 at 5:50 AM
    #1039
    beachingtaco

    beachingtaco "We have assumed control"

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Member:
    #69794
    Messages:
    502
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    matti
    Long Island, new york
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB trd sport
    westin nerf bars, ARE in-channel visors, Wet Okole's, mobtown tailgate skin, Tail Gate theft mod
  20. Oct 27, 2012 at 6:22 AM
    #1040
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    :thumbsup:
     
To Top