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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. May 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    Roll Tide

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    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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. May 16, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    NC15TRD

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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
     
  4. May 16, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    A claybar and a rewax should take care of that.
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Andres

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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!
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    It did.
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    Andres

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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
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. May 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Has anyone tried the Surf City Garage brand of car waxes
     
  13. 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 ??
     
  14. 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...
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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  16. 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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  17. 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
     
  18. 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?
     
  19. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    I use some polishing compound and a 4" orange pad.
     
  20. 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.
     
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