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swirls are gone

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arktacoma, May 31, 2011.

  1. May 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    arktacoma

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    so i learned if you try to put polishing compound on your black taco by hand and think your doing a great job then come to work the next day and look at the side i finished and go holy crap look at my swirls. My solution was went to detailer spent 50 bucks and got car wash and wax whole truck with buffer and waaaalaaaaa no swirls and best looking taco in the state. just sayin....
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    They will come back the wax just hides them. It takes a lot of work to remove swirls on black and i don't think a detailer is going to do that for 50 bucks.
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    He definitely said he went to a detailer not a dealer
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    [​IMG] My bad but a detailer is got going to spend the time it take to remove swirls for 50 bucks there going to put on a paint sealant that will just hide them for a few months.
     
  5. May 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    you can actually apply a compound that "melts" the clearcoat into the swirls and makes them pretty much dissapear, this is done by a detail shop, or someone that knows how to use a buffing wheel without melting the clearcoat off the paint
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    Yeah I know a light rubbing compounds applied with foam pads at a low RPMs done in steps will diminish the swirls but that's not a $50 dollar job i know when i detailed cars we would charge 199.99 to remove swirls on black paint and that's 10 years ago. And for 29.95 we would just hide them for you with a paint sealant.
     
  7. May 31, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    for 50 dollars, it was probably a filler heavy glaze. Although, Arkansas probably doesnt pull the same amount for a detail that the larger cities/states will, I'd still be shocked if there was proper correction for that price. Around here, for a correction job, on a truck, you'd be looking at at least 4-500 +
    Either way...I'm glad you're happy w/ the results :)
     
  8. May 31, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    And another TacomaWorld bubble is burst. :sorry: OP

    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 31, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Thats a cool high speed pic
     
  10. May 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    No way i would do a full correction for 50 bucks. Agreed that he probably used a glaze with a filler and some wax on top of that. If your happy with it and willing to go back every 2-3 months to have it reapplied then your truck will stay shiny.
     
  11. May 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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  13. May 31, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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