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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Jun 21, 2013 at 4:16 AM
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    95SLE

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    Did you polish first? How long after the application will water bead up nice and tight on the hood?

    Nice job BTY! :thumbsup:


    The product is on sale at Autogeek for today. 30% off. Looks like a nice inexpensive product that works well. A lot of you guys on a budget should try it out.
     
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  2. Jun 21, 2013 at 4:43 AM
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    Placed order for the product and a few other items I needed.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    I first use the clay bar, then apply the blackfire, let it sit a while, the top it with a coat of wax, water beads very good, nothing really sticks to the sides which makes washing easy....
     
  4. Jun 22, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    Anyone have a free shipping code for Autogeek? It seems outrageous to pay $6.95..
    "We charge a flat rate based on the order value." As taken from the website.. Seems to me a business should charge just for the actual shipping charge..

    EDIT: Found a %10 off code. F150.
    No free shipping code.. I am going to wait 3 and half hours to see if anyone else has a code.. That's when the blackfire %20 off ends.
     
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  5. Jun 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    If your order is over $95, use the code AGO for free shipping.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Try FREESHIP I've used it before and it worked ...
     
  7. Jun 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Thanks! Didn't think of that.

    You saved me $6.50.. :D I'm going to put it in the deals and coupons on here..

    I was able to apply both that, and F150 for a total discount of 8.. but then I canceled my order to check my paypal and if I had one applied, I couldn't apply another.. Oh well.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    No problem, it's nice saving on shipping:D.. Then you can add more to your cart lol...
     
  9. Jun 23, 2013 at 3:20 AM
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    Interesting. I was able to use the free ship code and still retain the discount. I know AG only allows 1 code per purchase. I also had a decent sized order since there were a few other items I needed.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    I was able to apply both several times, then the last time after dealing with paypal stuff it wouldn't let me.. :mad: Oh well. Only a $1.50
     
  11. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    Jon:
    The real issue is availability of quality car care detail products available at commercial establishments. The selection is very limited to none. I will say that AG stands behind the products they sell and the customer service is first class.

    I like you try to avoid shipping and handling fees as well a sales tax.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    I washed, clayed, polished, and waxed today.

    When claying the roof, I noticed one side was rough and didn't feel right. When polishing, it was like the stuff was sticking like glue. I could barely get it off, and it didn't smooth anything out. I've waxed over everything to protect it for the time being.

    But what do I need to do? I'm assuming that this will require a buffer to get whatever is up there off? (I did everything by hand)

    I had to have two doors painted last year. Does that leave an overspray that would be rough up on the roof? the rough section is as long as the door and as wide as 2 ft.

    Any thoughts?
     
  13. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    My guess is its overspray . Might want to look at either a medium or higher grade clay to remove that,
    https://detailersdomain.com/The-Uber-MEDIUM-Gray-Clay-Bar-Kit_p_405.html
     
  14. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    It might be overspray or perhaps tree sap. You might want to try a series of more aggressive pads along with a good paint polish.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    Hey im new to this forum. I had a question if I should get. Hood scoop for my 2013 4x4 tacoma? Normally I would have gotten one, but its a standard cab. Would a scoop look weird?
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    No it would not look bad at all.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Old to the forum.. Should I get a LED light bar for my grill? :D

    Welcome mike.. Usually the detailing forum is for washing tips and stuff. You might be better off asking that in Second Gen, or searching for it.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Lots of good info....
     
  19. Jul 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    I finally got some 303 protectant,and ill never use anything else. The spots in my weatherstriping are slowly disappearing and my tires have a natural look. Amazing stuff.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    Thanks for the awesome info for a noobies like me. I ordered $100 worth of these items that you recommended.

    I ordered the following for washing:
    Cotton Chenille Wash Mitt
    Optimum Car Wash, 32oz
    Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Drying Towel

    Anyone have a good youtube video for proper washing techniques?
     

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