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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    95SLE

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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.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    statebully

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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?
     
  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    lyodbraun

    lyodbraun Well-Known Member

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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
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    28Gauge

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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.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    Red_Taco33

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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?
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    95SLE

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    No it would not look bad at all.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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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.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Tacozilla

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    Tinted windows,Weather tech digital fit mats, Bed mat mod, added bottle opener to bed. Wet Okole's, thats it so far
    Lots of good info....
     
  9. Jul 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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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.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    KanoradoKing

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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?
     
  11. Jul 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Welcome to TW!
    Be sure to give the OP rep. Go to a post he has mad
    e in this thread, and click this thing [​IMG] bottom left. Positive Rep that is :)

    Can't help you on a good youtube video... Someone else will chime in.

    Be sure to post in the new members section if you want.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    Welcome to TW! www.autogeekonline.net is the place for you. I started my detailing obsession right here in this thread about a year ago. It has been a very rewarding hobby for myself.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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  14. Jul 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    What should I use to restore my wheel wells and exposed frame? I've read up on fluid film but I'm not completely sold on it.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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  16. Jul 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    Chemical guys bare bones better get ya the gallon size cause the stuff works like a charm makes your wheel wells disappear and black as can be.. I love the stuff.... http://www.chemicalguys.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TVD_104
     
  17. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    X2. I have been using that stuff for the last few years. It works great and smells good, too!
     
  18. Jul 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    28Gauge

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    Scotchgard would work for fabric seats.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    wet okoles
     
  20. Jul 23, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Not sure if your dealer (assuming you bought a new 2013 Tacoma like I did) told you. But the seats already have scotch guard on them. Mine seem to be holding up pretty well. I have two German Shepherds that love to slobber, and still not a stain on any of the seats.

    If you have OCD like I do with your seats; I would recommend ordering some custom made seat covers. They ran me ~$400 for the whole truck (double cab).
     
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