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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Dec 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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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.


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    Looked at the product and it would work as well.
     
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  2. Dec 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    Bsheriff11

    Bsheriff11 Remember Your ABC's. Always. Be. Casual.

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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.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    20x12 Fuel Krank. 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country . 6" FabTech lift. Dirt Logic 2.5 Coilovers front Dirt Logic Shocks rear. Billet grille. Pioneer DVD touchscreen. Hertz 6.5 2 way in front & rear. 3 10" JL AUDIO 10w0 subs. 2 Pioneer amps powering the system. Magnaflow catback single in dual out
    Thanks
     
  4. Dec 16, 2013 at 10:19 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..
    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.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    That would work as well. The Collinite 845 is a great wax.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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    Proeliator72

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    Any suggestions for spot-cleaning Wet Okoles?
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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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
    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.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    I am not a pro, but I used that stuff on my Mustang from Day 1. I didn't have it long (2 years), but all the plastic looked great even after a rough Chicago winters.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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    spiralout462

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    Sure it would be OK but CarPro D-Lux, Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant or even Duragloss #271 would be better options, in my honest opinion.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    Double Cab Step Tubes, 35% Tint Front Windows, Husky Mud Flaps, Illuminated 4x4 Switch, Debadged, DEPO LED tailights, Undercover SE Tonneau Cover, Panavise In-Dash Mount, Plasti-Dipped Front Bumper Lip, OEM Front Fogs, Rear Fog Lamp, LEDs throughout, Door Sill Protectors, Color Matched Satoshi, Rear Window Security Bar, ImMrYo Rear Mirror Bracket, Added factory DTRLs & DTRL kill switch, Rear Diff Breather Mod, 17" FJ Alloy Rims, Sport shocks coils leafs, DEPO black headlights, off-road recovery hook, skid plate, BT-35 TOY Bluetooth kit
    Got a dent in my bumper, sorry for the blurry cell phone pic, think this is something I can fix myself?

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  12. Jan 7, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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    spiralout462

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    I would think you could improve the appearance of the dent. A new bumper may be the only way to completely restore it. Just a guess of course.....
     
  13. Jan 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    I was afraid of that... Maybe I'll get it line - x 'ed and be done with it :(
     
  14. Jan 30, 2014 at 8:51 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..
    Just curious, How often do you guys wash your trucks? Every month, every two weeks. Been busy lately so I haven't washed mine for a little over a month. Its killing me. Haha. Gotta do it soon.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2014 at 3:18 AM
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    I try to wash it when it needs it. Keeping the Tacoma in a garage helps to minimize the times I need to wash it. If the temps get up to 40 today I will wash it.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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    Obviously it depends on how much it is driven and where it is parked. My vehicles get washed weekly religiously. That being said, proper technique is far more important than frequency of washes.
     
  17. Feb 3, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    IDK if this has already been answered in here or not butt can someone tell me what the best polisher is? Im looking at an orbital one since its a little less harsh on paint form ppl that aren't pros. I know there are a few brands on Autogeek that I looked at just curious what I should look for brand and option wise. Thanks in advance, any advice is grreat
     
  18. Feb 3, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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    I have a Porter Cable 7424 XP and couldn't be more happy with it. Shop around on the interwebs for the best price.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM
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    Yes that was the one I was looking at and I was also looking at the Makita 6040. But thank you for your input. It helps when ppl have used to product and don't have bad things to say.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2014 at 6:58 AM
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    When I did my research before buying my Porter Cable, some detailers mentioned that the PC was more forgiving with the less experienced user. A lot of pro's love the Flex, but they said that the novice user could wreck their paint if they did not know what they were doing. I'm not sure about the Makita.
     

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