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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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  4. 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.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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    KanoradoKing

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  6. Jul 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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  7. 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!
     
  8. Jul 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    Scotchgard would work for fabric seats.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    wet okoles
     
  10. 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).
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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?
     
  15. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    x2 on Dr. Colorchip. I was impressed with their stuff.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    07COMA801 TOYOTA.. Because barbie drives a jeep..

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    Hellyeah thanks guys!
     
  17. Aug 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    So my friend picked up his brother last week and his brother was sitting on a stump. Now he has sap on his seats.

    Any ideas to clean that off that won't discolor the fabric? It's a Scion tC, black cloth.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    tips for getting dog hair out of wet okeles? We have a husky and german shepherd, the husky hair is so thick and coarse that it somehow embeds itself into the seat covers (as in it gets looped in under the material). we have a pretty good vacuum that works wonders without the WO's but with the amount of dirt they drag in and out losing them is not an option.
     
  19. Aug 11, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ color matched front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo black tail lights/color matched front grill/led headlights..
    Anyone know if plastidip overspray can be permanent? Just did my side badges and noticed some on the door and side panels. Took out as much as I could with a quick detailer. Dont have any bug and tar remover, and plan to do a full clay, wash and wax next weekend. Since I'll be busy the whole week. Hopefully the clay bar step can get rid of it. Just paranoid that it'll bond in the week it's left on. Any intel would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Don't think it is permanant.. Google plastidipping whole car, and you peel it off if you wanted. That's why people plastidip instead of painting sometimes..
    So I would try peeling it before you put anything else on it.
     

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