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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Oct 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    spiralout462

    spiralout462 Well-Known Member

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    I clean with Invisible Glass or Sprayway and seal with Aquapel. The Aquapel treatment last 5-6 months in my experience. Above 30mph their is no need for wipers.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    Naholo808

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    TINTS: 35% Fronts 5% Rears 5% Windshield Strip LIGHTING: FogLight Anytime (2006KJ) HID Headlights - 6000k Hi/Lo Beam HID Foglights - 5000k DTRLs - Triton 6k white/amber switchback (VLEDS) LED CREE Reverse Lights LED “cool white” Map Lights LED “cool white” Dome light LED “cool white” Parking Lights LED “cool white” License Plate INTERIOR: Wet Okoles - Black w/ Charcoal Piping. (Front and Back) Armrest / Center Console Cover (Blueinstinct) DOOR PULL HANDLE COVERS (Blueinstinct) Pillar Grab Handle Covers (Blueinstinct) Rear "OH SHIT" Grab handles (Blueinstinct) EXTERIOR: Black TRD grill emblem Plasti-dipped emblems Plasti-dipped front bottom insert Black OEM side steps Black OEM bedmat MATTE BLACK TRD w/ Hawaiian Islands BEDSIDE DECAL - (Cboy808) WHEELS: 17in TRD Sport rims P265/70R17 Black Gorilla Lug nuts
    Nice...Just watched some videos on youtube on Aquapel. Pretty cool! Thanks:D
     
  3. Oct 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    DecaturTide

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    Thanks! I'll give this a try.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Captain Drywall

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    I have a bent up bumper.
    I would like my truck to be white, it came from the factory the very rare silver gray. Do you recomend a place to get it painted?
     
  5. Oct 27, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    You are talking some serious dough.. $1500+ for quality job.
    Is it worth it to you?

    You have probably already thrown this idea out, but plastidip is a decent option... It doesn't look anything like true paint, but it could be white..
     
  6. Oct 28, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    I would think $1500 is a low end paint job. Changing colors involves a lot of work and time for prep. I would say the price would be closer to $4000 or $5000.

    Cam any guys that work in a paint shop chime in?
     
  7. Oct 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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    Captain Drywall

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    I have a bent up bumper.
    It's worth it to me. Ive had it 8 years last truck for me to ever buy. Thanks.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    Macsyd

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    Hello from Canada. I used Meguires headlight restoration kit on my 09. I followed the instructions exactly and now my headlight looks like the before picture on the front of the box. Any suggestions. Thanks
     
  9. Nov 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    95SLE

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    You may have to machine polish them.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    Captain Drywall

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    I have a bent up bumper.
    I did the same thing.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    My fender flares are almost white from sun-bleaching. I've used some of the common products to turn the black again but they only last about a week. What works?
     
  12. Nov 5, 2013 at 8:45 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..
    808 aerospace seems to work. And its spf 40 too. Just gotta keep using it on a regular basis.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    Tacozilla

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    I think you mean 303 aerospace. And yes great product...
     
  14. Nov 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    If the flares are bleached almost white, you are going to need something more than 303. 303 is protects ok, but will do nothing to restore color. Check out Autogeek. I recommend staying away from Poor Boy's trim restorer as it has petroleum distallites in it.
     
  15. Nov 6, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    95SLE

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  16. Nov 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    spiralout462

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    Whatever you use for protection make sure you clean them very well before application. They really need a deep cleaning to remove the years of oxidation.

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...lastic-trim.html?highlight=restore+black+trim

    You might want to research a more durable "coating" after all the scrubbing to preserve your hard work.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Creole Knight

    Creole Knight Man's got to know his limitations.

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    gear shift knob and other things.
    I would like to clear coat some metal items I just purchased, they are already powder coated black. The powder coat is a more of a satin finish but I wanted them to match the other items which are a gloss finish.
     
  18. Nov 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    SR5808

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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..
    So im thinking about buying collinite 845 for my new wax. So far I've only used the otc stuff. Read some good reviews about it. And its pretty cheap. Anyone here have any experience with it?
     
  19. Nov 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    95SLE

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    I have a few friends that swear by the wax. It is a good choice.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    How can I keep my brand new taco sparkly....my 06 paint feels like sandpaper.


    I was thinking 3m it. But that's pretty expensive..bout $2000
     

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