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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Aug 3, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    I just wanted to say I think the Meguiars products are the best! The quick detailing spray work great and gives a mirror-like shine. In addition to using it on my Tacoma I used it on my 2003 black Rav 4 and it looks beautiful! You'd never know it was 5 years old. I'm a Meguairs customer for life now! :) :) :)
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    Personally, I dont have any experience with the Wolfgang stuff, but I have heard nothing but praise about it. For $125, that seems like a great deal for all that you get.
    As far as the MF towels, there are lots of opinions out there but in my honest opinion, any of the cobra mf towels are great... just get what you can afford. The blue ones ought to take care of all your needs though.
    What are you trying to accomplish with your paint care? Do you own a orbital/buffer of some sort?

    If you love the Meg's stuff, then you'd REALLY love some of the other brands out there ;)
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Mshu7, I use comet to take the wax of my truck before I re wax it! Is that a good thing to use or not?? It takes it all completely off, but i wasn't sure if it was good for the paint or what! If its not what is something good I can use(that may have been in a earlier post of yours but I missed it if it was)!!
     
  4. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    Dishwashing Soap... dawn is good :D
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Powder, or liquid?? And do you just mix it in your bucket or do you put it on mit??
     
  6. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    Liquid!! Using powder, you run the risk of it not dissolving completely and dragging the granules all over you paint as you wash.

    Just squirt a decent amount like any soap directly into the bucket and wash your truck like you normally would with a regular soap.
    Just be sure to rinse it off a little more thuroughly just to make sure you get all the soap out and you dont wind up with streaks everywhere.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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  8. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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  9. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    I've got an awful lot of scuffs on my interior kick panels, and my center console lid is super grungy. What can you suggest to get rid of the shoe scuffs and grime on the console lid?
     
  10. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    you can scrub it with a towel and some simple green to get the junk off, then go over the area with a protectant.

    my fav so far is poorboys natural look, not greasy, and has a nice little cherry type scent to it.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    do you have a way to remove small dings. i got one today. first one. and its barley noticiable except from a side angle view. any recomendations
     
  12. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    talk to a paintless dent guy... one of my good buddies runs his own shop so i always just go to him.
    if you find a franchiser... see if hell cut you a better deal with cash. everything they run thru the company, only nets them like 15-20% of the total bill where a cash sale "never happened" :)
     
  13. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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  14. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    try the dry ice trick
     
  15. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    oh yeah (duh) i forgot about that one.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    mShu7

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    Hey guys! Sorry I've been MIA here recently. I've been really busy. I'm actually selling my '07 Tacoma due to some changes in my business. I'm no longer going to do mobile service. I'm opening my own shop here in the next few weeks. Getting rid of the truck will free up some $$$ for the shop. So, I probably won't be around here much anymore. But it looks like Anthony has got things under control here. Take care!
     
  17. Aug 21, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    Best of luck with your shop... lets see some pictures of it when you get it going :)
     
  18. Aug 21, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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    eordonez

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    Good luck with the shop Mike, too bad you are selling the Tacoma, hope you still visit us some time, and maybe be get a new taco in the future, the best of lucks!
     
  19. Aug 21, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    mShu7

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    Thanks guys! Once I get the shop in order, I'll be sure to stop back by here and post some pics.

    As far as my Taco is concerned, I absolutely love my truck. I truly hate to get rid of it but the business comes first so it's got to go :( One day down the road I'm sure I'll pick-up another one.

    Take care guys!
     
  20. Aug 22, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    Although I've only been a member since June, I learned so much from you! Really hate to see you go, but am happy for you that you're getting your own shop. Best of luck and thanks for all the great info you provided. :):):)
     

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