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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Dec 5, 2013 at 2:43 AM
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  2. Dec 11, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    Any recommendations for cleaning window tint film? I don't want to use anything that will cause or accelerate fading; if standard glass cleaner isn't the best idea, what should I use?
     
  3. Dec 11, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    stoner invisible glass in the aerosol and news paper
     
  4. Dec 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    for the guys without weathertech liners, whats the best way to get rid of fine grass particles weaved into carpets? for the areas around my oem all weather mats.
    thanks guys
     
  5. Dec 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    You could try the brush attachment for a vacuum cleaner. Some vacuum cleaners have an attachment that has plastic spikes that might work. Otherwise you will need to pick them out by hand.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    yeah thats what im going on, been doing it for years. i was hoping (besides new mats of course) that there was a magic wand i didnt know about.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    Not for that problem. You just need to suck it up and do it.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    Anything that is ammonia free. I use the glass cleaner from Chemical Guys.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    A dog hair brush might help :confused:
     
  10. Dec 16, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    I have black & milled Fuel Kranks
    What is the best/safest cleaner for black wheels?
    Thanks
     
  11. Dec 16, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    I would assume that this is the wheel.


    http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel.cfm?id=2569


    initially I would remove the wheel and clean with a car soap and clean microfiber towel. After the rim is dry I would put 2 to 3 coats of decent polymer sealant on the wheel, testing on a part of the rim that is on the inside face. Remove the sealant with a clean microfiber towel. What you are doing in this step is making it harder for dirt and brake dust to adhered to the wheel. Remember that when you brake the generated heat is actually transferred to the rim. A sealant melts at a higher temp than a wax.


    Link to a decent low cost sealant. http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-21-synthetic-sealant-2-0.html


    I would then apply a Wheel Wax to further protect the wheel and make it easier for dirt to be washed off.


    Links to two decent products.
    http://www.autogeek.net/wheelwax.html


    http://www.autogeek.net/dp-wheel-glaze.html


    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Have you tried the Griot's one step sealant? I recently used this and thought it worked fantastic (for a one step type product). Could this be used, say, on my TRD trail team black wheels?
     
  13. Dec 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    I have not tried that product. If you are happy with the GG product then keep on using it. I use a sealant then the DP product and it works for me. But then I have a street Tacoma and do not off road.


    EDIT:
    Looked at the product and it would work as well.
     
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  14. Dec 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    Thanks! I recommend that Griots one step if you are pressed for time, some of the reviews put it as the best one step you can get. I threw some collinite 845 on top after it set though, very nice.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Thanks
     
  16. Dec 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    What about matte black wheels? Tried armor all wheel protectant but it left a faint white residue after it dried. Think it was meant for alloy colored wheels.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    That would work as well. The Collinite 845 is a great wax.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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    Any suggestions for spot-cleaning Wet Okoles?
     
  19. Dec 20, 2013 at 3:16 AM
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    Folex works for me. I spray some on a clean microfiber cloth and wipe down the Wet Okoles. Follow up with a wet, heavily wrung out, microfiber cloth and do a second wipe down.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    Hey guys,

    So my rear bumper trim is still brand new, I was wondering if it's okay to maintain it with the mothers back to black? My truck is garaged kept, but I want to maintain that nice black look without fading. Thanks.
     
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