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Taco washin time

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LAoffroadin, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin [OP] BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    alright guys another pointless thread..... im off to wash the Taco with the mothers caranuba car wash.... what does everyone use? opinions/ suggestions...:D
     
  2. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    mcdowell

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    I've always used california gold on all my vehicles. Wax varies depending on vehicle. The Mustang is garage kept so it gets the higher quality stuff less frequently. My daily's which the Taco is gets the spray wax, also mothers.

    Protip- for the unpainted plastic parts spray on some of the liquid wax onto a microfiber towel and go over the plastic bits. It lasts weeks and keeps the plastic from looking faded and dull. Also from my usage I havent seen any ill effect.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin [OP] BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::taco::taco:
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    wyotaco06

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    Put on 2 coats of Meguiars NXT 2.0 in October before it started snowing...5 months later water is still beading up. I haven't washed my truck in 5 months either:cool:
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    jpneely

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    very, very stock.

    only the best!


    also what i be usin
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin [OP] BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    haha has anyone else tried the mothers caranuba? if so opinions?
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Alloutdrs1

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    I use Griots and Surf city for my car wash, 5 gallon bucket with a grit guard and i to do the 3 mitt thing with my vehicles. Check out www.autogeek.net great site for detailing supplies.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    glk21c

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    that's interesting. What is a "little" and what size bucket do you use? I guess you don't notice any weird haze or something when you go to dry it off??
     
  10. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Just got some new product last weekend and used it. Truck looks amazing. My buddy saw It and decided to detail his truck with it too. Cleans, shines but not greasy, and protects. Repels dust and has spf 40. Lol. Great for the dash, vinyl, exterior black trim etc. It's called 303 aerospace protectant. You can get it at your local marine/boat shop.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    LAoffroadin [OP] BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    alight guys im all finished washing after removing the mud flaps... heres what it looks like...

    mail.jpg
    mail.jpg
     
  12. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    wrxRome

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    looks good

    edit: i use this wax: best stuff i have used yet....

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    this guy is a genius... haha whats the meaning of life?
     
  14. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    I have only had my truck for about a month * love it by the way* and while its not new was still a 20k investment, so right from the start I knew it was time to invest in some new cleaning supplies. I came across this site the dayafter picking up the truck and used the ask a detailer thread and autogeek.

    I am liking Optimum No Rinse. And for all the Black trim and plastics I went with the aerospace 303. Now i am no auto detailer and waxing always pissed me off cause I would always get it on the trim so I went with optimum spray wax which is advertised as not having any effect on black trim or plastics.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    I do the following:
    -Griots or Meguiars car wash
    -Meguiars/Mothers/Griots speed shine to remove water spots (only between waxings)
    -Clay bar (once a year)
    -Machine polish (twice a year)
    -Optimum Opti-Seal (after polishing twice a year)
    -Collinite 845 (4 times a year)

    I always have excellent water beading and the paint looks great...

    I have been using Rain-X on the windows but I'm thinking about using Aquapel, we will see which lasts longer for the price...


    And for the Camaro, which never sees rain or anything else harmful I give it one wash a year with no soap and a new sheepskin mitt and dust it any other time...I use a high quality wax (Griot's paste has great shine but doesn't last long enough for the Taco) once a month or so during the summer and a Griot's Speed Shine weekly.

    What does everybody use for the tire shine? I am willing to sacrifice some shine if it lasts longer...
     
  16. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    I've used mothers carnuba wax for years. It has always been pretty good stuff, always gave vehicles a deep wet look, but the downfall of carnuba products is that they don't last very long (maybe a month or so at most). I have since switched over to using meguire's nxt 2.0 because it is a synthetic wax it lasts twice to three times as long & is widely available.

    Some of the boutique products like optimum & klasse are awesome, but they are more money & are only available online.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    I use Mothers wash also, but I like to use two mits and two buckets..one mit for the top half, and one for the bottom, one bucket with soap and one to rinse the nasty shit out of my mit before soaping it again. After that the wheels get cleaned with a soft bristled brush, and finally the fender wells.

    In between waxes (Mothers Carnauba Cleaner wax) I like to use ICE to keep up the shine, some people on here complain about it, but works fine for me.

    Also use an air hose and nozzle to blow dry
     
  18. Mar 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Meguiar's Ultimate Wash. Provides great sudsing and helps prevent small particles from swirling up the paint.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    Sunny today for the first time in weeks. My truck is filthy. I'll take before and after pics and post here tonight. ;)
     
  20. Mar 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    sweet man ill be watching...
     
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