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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

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

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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

    169.254.255.201 Well-Known Member

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

    Tacozilla Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good info....
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    KanoradoKing

    KanoradoKing Well-Known Member

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

    169.254.255.201 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    spiralout462

    spiralout462 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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  9. Jul 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    jdmdcfan

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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.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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  11. Jul 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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  12. 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!
     
  13. Jul 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    Scotchgard would work for fabric seats.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    wet okoles
     
  15. 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).
     
  16. Jul 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    07COMA801

    07COMA801 TOYOTA.. Because barbie drives a jeep..

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    ARB/OME 3" lift kit- (886 coil/springs-Dakar leaf pack)- 265/75r16 Toyo open Country M/T's - Stock 16" Toyota Wheels painted black - Full Size Spare W/a steele rim- B.A.M.F Slider W/Kickout (Bolt on)- Tint all round including windshield - Tint headlights and taillights - Bed lined grill surround and rear bumper - Color matched Toyota emblem - OEM Mud Flaps cut in half- Ultragauge - Cobra Radar Detector - Cheap Front seat covers/steering wheel cover - Remote Engine Start - Diff Breather Mod - Tailgate lock mod
    hey I was curious to see if you had a specific write up on the best or "proper" way to touch up rock chips scratches and other things that may happen to our paint?
    Thanks!

    -Kris
     
  17. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    Hey does anyone know what the best way to fill or buff or scratches. My stupid dog jumped on my hood and scratched the crap out of it. had it for 8 month with no scratched and the stupid mutt shredsbthe hood on 2013 metallic grey truck. Fack
     
  18. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    I have heard dr. Color chip works well for small chips, stay away from the touch up paint pens that duplicolor makes
     
  19. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    I painted a grill with color match paint from automotivetouchup.com, and sprayed it with 2k clear in a can, it came out 100 times better than using duplicolor colormatch and their clear, i am hoping i can get my paint job to look like factory, or like a profesionally sprayed finish. My question to the experts is how long should i wait to cut and polish? I did 5 coats of clear over 7 coats of base (overkill?) 2 weeks ago and i am itching to polish it. It looks amazing so far, but i want the paint to look like a mirror so it needs a little more work. After the catalyst is mixed in the can it is no good after 48 hours if that helps. If it is cured enough to cut and polish, maybe another 2 weeks before wax?
     
  20. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    x2 on Dr. Colorchip. I was impressed with their stuff.
     

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