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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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    I would try some 303 Aerospace Protectant on a soft cloth using my index finger on the rubber using a fair amount of pressure. The marks almost looks like a stain or a fungus type growth that has died off.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2013 at 4:54 AM
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    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    Thanks for reply,ill start the hunt to find some.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    Any store that caters to boats should have it.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    Skinny Rogers U know fish can hear u thinking just b4 u sneeze

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    Not sure if this has been covered but what is used to clean rubber stripping around windows as gets dull and spotty. Is this has been covered sorry but just wondering. Thanks.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    See above. 303 Aerospace protectant.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    Thanks for your help. There happens to be a new boat shop in town,the only one. Still can't figure it out,no lake immediately nearby,and we have been in a several year drought.:confused:
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    Does pollen bury itself in wax? I waxed my truck a couple weeks ago and yesterday when I washed it I noticed it was really rough. I don't think it would have been anything else
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    Did you claybar it beforehand? Might have already been in the surface but the waxed evened or "disappeared" or something... Hell, I did the same with Meguire's NXT 2.0 and it felt good at first, but that wax really sucks and a week later you couldnt even tell it had been waxed - I noticed after a rain when there was no beading and when I ran my finger over the hood/sides/all over, it felt as if there wasn't any on there at all...
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    I had clayed and waxed about 2 months prior and it was still smooth when i put on this coat. I use meguiars ultimate wax (synthetic) love it too best wax i ever used.
     
  10. May 16, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    I have never had a wax NOT bead up a week after using it and when rubbing my finger on the surface it gets that squeaky sound like when it is untreated. That was the first time I used any Meguire's product - and will be the last, too. Hell, Turtle Wax Ice at least beaded up a couple of months later! On to a search for a better product!
     
  11. May 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    Stuff. Things as well. I like putting these on instead of those. You know, for likes.
    Is there a network of detailers, that maybe I could look at to take my vehicles to so that I can have this stuff done correctly the first time? I don't have bad results by my standards, but I've found when it comes to a profession, the people who do it usually take much more pride and care in their work. Plus they know what they are looking for. Im in South East Indiana, and I know absolutely nobody who does great work in the area.
     
  12. May 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    If you park under a tree it could be tree sap. Pollen usually does not imbed itself in the wax or clear coat paint.
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Well I solved the mystery. I forgot I spray painted my frame since the last time I washed it so it must've been over spray
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    A claybar and a rewax should take care of that.
     
  15. May 16, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    I have a problem right now and don't know how to tackle it: how the heck can I remove tree sap? It's on my roof and hood. Thanks in advance!
     
  16. May 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Clay bar it after leaving it out in the sun for a couple hours.
     
  17. May 16, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    It did.
     
  18. May 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    The sap is really hard and it's been like that for days. I didn't notice it before and when I did it was hard as a rock. I guess I could give it a try
     
  19. May 17, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    If you apply a second coat of wax 12 to 24 hours later the finish will take on a deeper wet look.
     
  20. May 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    If you have any kerosene put a little on a cloth and let it sit on the sap for 10 to 15 min. You might have to do this 2 0r 3 times. You will need to claybar and wax once the sap is remover. DO NOT USE A LAQUER THINNER, MINERAL SPIRITS, OR A PAINT BRUSH CLEANER.
     

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