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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    spiralout462

    spiralout462 Well-Known Member

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    I like Duragloss #271. It's very durable and at 8 bucks it's worth a shot.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    wmb67

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    Pugga,

    I'd also recommend getting the orange pads. They work very well with a compound... capable of removing swirls and scratches, but not overly abrasive.
    I'd hit your truck with ultimate compound/orange pad then follow with ultimate polish/white pad.

    My process, which gives me fantastic results:

    wash
    dry
    de-tar (Tarminator)
    de-ironize (Iron-x)
    clay bar
    orange pad w/ Optimum compound
    white pad w/ Optimum polish
    Collinite 845 liquid wax

    If you have any questions or need help, I'm 25 mins west of Boston.

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  3. Apr 6, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Awesome, thanks! I didn't end up getting the orange pad, I only went down as far as white pads, I chickened out :eek: I will try that Iron-X stuff though because I constantly get those orange spots all over the truck.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    95SLE

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    Mike:
    Let us know how the removal process went.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Picked up some goodies today:
    Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax (soap)
    Meguiar's Professional Swirl Remover 2.0
    Meguiar's Hi-Tech Yellow Wax No. 26
    Meguiar's Quik Wax
    Meguiar's Interior Detailer Wipes

    These will add to the clay bar kit, Meguiar's Ultimate Compound and NXT Tech Wax that I was using last year. I was using Mother's soap but will try Meg's this year.

    The polisher comes on Tuesday so then I'll just be waiting until I get a nice weekend to get the truck looking good :D

    I did this whole process last year but did everything by hand and it took between 10 - 12 hours. I'm hoping the machine will shorten the process a bit.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    Marcs2012

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    Was wondering what's a good wheel cleaner? And also what do you use to clean the wheel wells? And keep them black do detainers just spray tire shine to make it nice and black including frame any relays are helpfull looking for what detainers use thanks
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    fishntaco

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    Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner is a good weekly wheel and wheel well cleaner. If your wheels need a deeper cleaning, then a product like Sonax Full Effect would work better with less effort. As far as dressing the wheel wells I like Adams Invisible Undercarriage Spray.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    Dmsattelberg

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    Westin step bars, Curt hitch, Wet Okole Seat covers, Intermittent Wipers, OEM Bedmat, WeatherTech Liners, Access Lorado tonneau Cover, 35% Side Window/ 20% Rear Window Tint, Tailgate Mod.
    That is one BAD ASS looking truck my man.... what tint do you have on the windows % wise?
     
  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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    Pugga

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    Is there any harm in using the Meguiar's compound and waxes with the Porter Cable 7424xp on a set of sport bike plastics with the factory decals still on them? Should I just stick to doing the bike by hand?
     
  10. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    You can do it but you need to tape the edges of the decals so you don't lift the edges with the machine. Also a set of 3 or 4 in. pads would make the job a lot easier than trying to use 5 or 6in. pads.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Pugga

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    Good to know. I'll probably stick to doing the bike by hand. There are decals all over the place so it'd take me longer to tape them off than it'd take to just do it by hand. Bike doesn't need a lot of love anyways, it's a fair weather machine and garage kept :eek:
     
  12. Apr 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    would that polish help with some spider webbing black vehicle?
     
  13. Apr 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    does it help hide spider webbing?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    xyourlocaldjx

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    Whats everyones opinions on adding a wax on top of a sealant?
    Waste of money?
     
  15. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    Not in my opinion, no. It adds durability to the sealant and can improve depth as well.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    spiralout462

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    I always top a sealant on black paint. Just make sure you use a finishing wax with no cleaners. Otherwise you will be removing the bottom layer.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    xyourlocaldjx

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    Not many pure waxes left out there with no cleaners. And carnauba wax can get expensive. Was going to use collinite 845 but that has some type of cleaner in it too.

    What are you guys using to top?
     
  18. Apr 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    fishntaco

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    You can top with 845. Ive done it multiple times. Right now I use Adams Americana and I know Tom recommends Pinnacle Liquid Souveran as well.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    95SLE

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    Josh:
    I like the Liquid Souveran on light colors. Dark colors I started to use Dodo Juice Purple Haze and I like the look on black. For a long lasting topper to get me through the winter I use Wolfgang Fuzion. If you want a short term wax that will give you a very deep shine with a dreamy look I would recommend Souveran paste wax.

    The truth is that there are a lot of waxes to do the job and do it well. For a low cost solution either P21S or Poor Boys Natty Red will make your daily driver look great and not break the bank.

    Always buy the wax when it is on sale. Sooner or later it will go on sale at Autogeek.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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    xyourlocaldjx

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    I'm able to get meguiars #16 paste wax. granted for a high price since shipping from over sea's. About $36 per can after shipping. Considering p21s is roughly the same price before shipping.. Maybe it will be worth it. Was also thinking maybe I should just top it with collinite 476 instead since it's half the price.

    Any thoughts on which I should top it with? My sealant will be Klasse sealant glaze.

    Meguiars Gold wash
    Mothers Clay Bar
    Poorboys SR2 for polish
    Klasse Sealant Glaze
    Top with a Wax
    Ultimate Quik detail between washes.

    My concern is that if i want to reapply another coat of Klasse, I'll have to strip the wax off. If i have klasse only, I can spritz the car with klasse/quik detail solution and re seal it quickly.

    1st world problems! =(
     
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