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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

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

  1. Apr 29, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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    spiralout462

    spiralout462 Well-Known Member

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    M205 is more than enough cut to remove defects on my 2012 Black(202). I have used other compounds that are much easier to use than M105. Wolfgang Uber Compound is my current favorite. If you like SMAT products Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is very similar to M105 but easier to use with a longer work time. The new compound from Meg's is M101. It has been very well received!


    Welcome to Tacoma World!
     
  2. Apr 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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    7shotguns

    7shotguns the captain

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    not much yet, I did tint the tail lights though.
    sweet thanks fellas
     
  3. Apr 30, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

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    This spring I am doing a cquartz UK coating for the Tacoma. So far it is pretty decent with 1 coat of cquartz and 1 coat of Reload. I need to let it cure overnight then do a second coat. This is a hood shot only.

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  4. May 1, 2014 at 4:05 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..
    Nice work. I heard about cquartz but not too sure what it is. Is it something like opti-coat...
     
  5. May 2, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

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    I believe it is. This is my first attempt at this type of protection and so far it is sort of iffy. I really need to look at the finish in natural sunlight today, if we get any. We have been having rain and snow since November. This week is no exception. Getting used to a new product does take some time to figure out how it acts on my vehicles and the actual cure time. I am not supposed to wash the vehicle for a week so there has to be something to do with a cure time for the product.
     
  6. May 2, 2014 at 6:39 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Kenwood CD, MTX/Jensen amps, Rockford/Polk speakers.
    Which is more aggressive, 105 or 205? Silver 2010 with a couple of small scratches and swirls. Or would the Meg's Ultimate Compound be better?
     
  7. May 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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    spiralout462

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    M105 is more aggressive. M101 is the latest and greatest compound from Meguiar's. A test spot will determine which pad and product combination will produce the best finish for your particular paint system. Personally, I like Ultimate Compound better than M105.
     
  8. May 2, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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    ToeKneeSock

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    Hi folks,

    I have a 2014 super white Tacoma with minimal swirls. I wanted to see what's recommended for polish/AIO and sealant/wax to make the white pop out? and can the clear bra protector over the fender be polish over? See attached image.

    Thanks, Tony

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  9. May 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I have the Ultimate, just got it the other day. Maybe I should give that a try.

    I have the Porter Cable DA and Lake Country pad set..Orange, black, white..
     
  10. May 16, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    adanfon

    adanfon YNWA

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    tinted all around, grillcraft, debadged, bilstein 5100's @ 0 w/ OME 886 coils and a 1/4" top plate spacer, rear has tsb springs and Wheelers HD progressive add a leaf. 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers. Powder coated stock wheels. Tinted tails. Sport headlights. 20" led bar behind grille...
    I was wondering if anyone has used the meguiars or mothers product to remove glass water spots? I was thinking about getting some, I have spots on my camrys windshield I would like to remove. Thanks guys.
     
  11. May 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    Yakoma

    Yakoma No, I don't workout...I work

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    Not Meguiar's or Mother's, but I've used these two products with good results. Not cheap though. Gotta use the sealer after the cleaner or the water spots return.

    CRL "Sparkle" Cleaner and Stain Remover

    CRL TPC (Transparent Polymer Coating) Surface Protector
     
  12. May 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    95SLE

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  13. May 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    Lindsey Walrod

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    Is there a product out there that erases slight scratches from washing with the wrong tool? My taco is black, and when the sun hits it, it's obvious, to me. No more typical wash brushes from now on
     
  14. May 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    95SLE

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    The Tacoma will need to be polished. Too many choices to list.
     
  15. May 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    Lindsey Walrod

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    Ok, how about one choice, to help a sister out?
     
  16. May 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    scrappletaco

    scrappletaco just grabbin gears

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    Turtle wax ice polish paste did well on my black 11
     
  17. May 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    Lindsey Walrod

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    Cool, thanks. Didn't know if it was reversible without going to a pro.
     
  18. May 16, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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    95SLE

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    Low budget would be to use Meg's Scratch X and be prepared to work your butt off removing the scratches and swirl marks.
    http://www.autogeek.net/megscratxfin.html


    Followed up with Mothers 3 step system.
    http://www.autogeek.net/motulwaxsys.html

    The cost for these products plus some decent towels and a foam applicator or two, actually you will need about 6 applicators is going to be around $90.

    The Mothers system served me well for over 10 years until I discovered the Porter Cable Random Orbital Buffer.

    If you wanted to take a big step up for close to $225 you can pick up an entry level buffer, either the PC or a Griots, polishing pads, plus some polish, microfiber towels, applicators and a wax.
    http://www.autogeek.net/new-griots-polisher.html

    The best deal would be if a local member has the tools, polishes, wax and would show you how to use them and only charge you wear and tear on the equipment.

    This is a very simple overview.
     
  19. May 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    95SLE

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    Lindsey:
    You might want to read this thread. You have to realize these guys use a lot of boutique products so take the negative with a grain of salt.
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tricks-tips-techniques/46390-turtle-wax-ice-liquid-polish.html

    On an ABCDE scale the Turtle wax is a grade D product. If this is going on a daily driver you will be lucky to get two weeks protection.

    The Mothers products I referenced are a grade C+. As far as I am concerned the Mothers are the best Over the Counter products out there.
    Also remember anything you do is better than nothing at all.
     
  20. May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    95SLE

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