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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. 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
     
  2. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    mabbott

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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
     
  3. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    evanmb31

    evanmb31 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    evanmb31

    evanmb31 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    x2 on Dr. Colorchip. I was impressed with their stuff.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    07COMA801

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    Hellyeah thanks guys!
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    TailDrag

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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.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    theredofshaw

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    Tailgate Anti-Theft Weathertechs Wet Okoles TW Sticker! Pop N Lock Handle TonnoPro Tri-folding cover
    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.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    SR5808

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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ plasti-dipped front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo tail lights..
    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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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    Thats all I use, works great and probably the easiest stuff to put on and take off. I use it everywhere, the glass, plastic, and of course the paint. Makes everything look like new and the water just flows right off.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2013 at 1:52 AM
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    SR5808

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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ plasti-dipped front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo tail lights..
    Thanks, I know that peeling it off when its solid and thick. But my overspray is more grainy and spaced out. If that makes sense.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2013 at 2:04 AM
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    Is it strange that I'm stuck here in Afghanistan and all I can think about is getting home and washing my truck???
     
  14. Aug 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Yeah, sounds like you'll just have to individually peel off each spot.. :mad:
     
  15. Aug 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    SpacemanSpiff

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    Hell no! Thanks for your service!
     
  16. Aug 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    DolphinJohn

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    Nah, there's a way to get the overspray off. I had some and I got it off by washing it with something. I don't remember what it was so I don't want to tell you the wrong thing. Look in the plastidip megathread, that's where I found the info.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/detailing/124474-plasti-dip-mega-thread.html

    .
     
  17. Aug 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Beers

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    Mask off your badge and the clean areas of the truck then spray plasti-dip over the areas with overspray. Let it dry and I'll bet you can peel all of it off at once.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    SR5808

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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ plasti-dipped front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo tail lights..
    Thanks guys. Ill just try to wash and clay bar it this weekend and see if that works. Hopefully it does. Really anal about my trucks paint. Haha. Girlfriend thinks Im crazy. Ahahahahahaha.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    I use one of those sticky lint rollers to remove dog hair.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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    I do the same. I have two German Shepherds and they shed like crazy. It's really a losing battle. Anyone have any other suggestions other than the lint rollers?
     
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