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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. May 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    NC15TRD

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    Clay bar it after leaving it out in the sun for a couple hours.
     
  2. May 16, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    It did.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. May 17, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. May 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    Got it!
    I think I have some kerosene left and claybar/wax won't be a problem.
     
  7. May 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Has anyone tried the Surf City Garage brand of car waxes
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    I was wondering the same I saw some today at walmart and was wondering if its any good ??
     
  9. May 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    Rubbing alcohol works great, too. Put some on a papertowel and it will come off. Of course, you will have to wax it again...
     
  10. Jun 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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  11. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    I want the aerospace 303 and the meguires clay bar kit. Auto geek doesnt have them both in stock. Any other places online you can recommend?

    or something that compares to the clay bar kit relatively the same price?
     
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  12. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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    For 303 check a local boat store if one is close by. Try the Mothers clay bar kit at any auto parts store.

    I am not a fan of the wet shine as most will sling off on to your Tacoma. I prefer the clean black satin look of Zaino tire shine.

    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2...ode=Z-16&Category_Code=Zaino&Product_Count=18
     
  13. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    What would you guys recommend for cleaning oxidized/foggy headlights? I tried some Turtle Wax brand headlight cleaner and it did pretty much nothing. What would a better alternative be?
     
  14. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    I use some polishing compound and a 4" orange pad.
     
  15. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    If the wheels are painted with clear coat, use wax/polish you would normally use on the paint of the truck itself.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    Probably a dumb question, but . . .

    how does a short person with not much reach, polish & wax the hood? Do yall use a ladder to reach?
     
  17. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    Do you wash your cleaning mits, drying towels, and micofibers a certain way? Or just through in the wash with other towels also do you dry them?
     
  18. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    there are no dumb questions on tw:rolleyes: I bought a plastic two-stepped one-piece stepladder at lowes for such purpose. I have several metal ones, but didn't want to risk scratching the truck with them. I actually cut up some benchpad and glued it to the bottom of the stepladder to avoid it's moving when leaning over the hood as had happened prior. hope this helps:)
     
  19. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    is there a preferred method for removing wax from trim items? I have a few trim items that got a little wax on them a few months ago. Didn't notice at the time of wax but it has showed up later. Washing and rubbing has not removed it.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    This helps a lot . . . THANKS!
     

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