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Polishing Tacoma

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bazookabill, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Bazookabill

    Bazookabill [OP] New Member

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    Well...my trucks back from the dealership...forgot to ask them not to wash it and now the truck has swirl marks all over it..@$#!@ I don't really have the cash right now to buy a porter cable polisher..so im looking to hand polish the whole truck...these are light scratches so im assuming I can do this whole truck in a couple of hours....any recommendations...from what ive read meguiars colour X and some microfibre pads is all I need..any techniques to hand polishing will be much appreciated..and if you guys could tell me what products you recommend....
     
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    Ice wax works really well. Wont use anything else. It is up in price though.
     
  3. VirginiaBound

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    Ice wax is just going to fill in the swirls temporarily, it's not a paint correction and shouldn't be used as one.

    I would take the truck back to the dealership and have them deal with it. Demand the truck be professionally corrected.
     
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    Swirls from just washing? Usually happens when someone isn't paying attention with the orbital. I agree with the prev post...have the dealer polish it out, either by hand or with someone who can run the machine properly
     
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    Dealer caused it, dealer fixes it.

    Only detriment to this is that you have picked it up from them already, always call them on stuff before you take it back.
     
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    You're not alone. My dealer scratched the shit out of my 2013's black paint last month (truck was a month old).

    I bought all the goods I needed and spent 2 days correcting the paint. I just did a ton of internet research regarding products and technique. (I had never done this before).

    Turned out awesome.

    Want something done right, do it yourself.
     
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    Rsoxfan1 Well-Known Member

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    If the dealer won't fix it, go buy Meg's ultimate polish and ultimate wax. Highly rated OTC stuff the....
     
  8. Bazookabill

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    Do you guys reccomend this product by hand?
     
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    Sorry to hear about your truck man

    If you do it with a machine it will look 100x better. Doing it by hand you won't be able to heat up the clear enough to fix the scratches.

    I would personally just use a really nice handwax for now and then down the road get a polisher and fix the damage properly.

    Sorry to hear about
     
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