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Wash, Wax...Rain!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phynyx38, May 24, 2009.

  1. May 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    phynyx38

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    So anyway it is a beautiful Saturday morning and I decide that it is a great day to detail my taco. I finish waxing it and a whole bunch of storm clouds slide in and open up on my hard work. Majorly pissed off. Anyway here are a couple pics of my clean truck. Its stock, but I will be doing my first mod on Tues, adding some nerf bars. Then I want to paint the rims and grill black, and eventually do BHLM's.



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    I want to paint these black until I can afford new wheels and tires.
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    The Rain :(
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  2. May 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I washed, clay bared, and waxed my wife's ride yesterday and the same thing happened. Oh well.

    Nice looking truck.
     
  3. May 24, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Well since you waxed it, all the little dirt and debris should come off fairly easily with a soft cloth.:eek:
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    pittim

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    yeah, now you can find out how well you waxed your truck. it shouldn't be that big of a deal since all the rain should be beading up :)
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    looks good man!


    its just murphy's law.............anytime you clean the truck up....it is guaranteed that it'll rain!!:D
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    eordonez

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    Dont you know that when you detail the truck its supposed to rain, works like an old indian rite to call for the rain....
     
  7. May 24, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Yeah I shouldn't have been surprised. The rain beaded up pretty good, so it shouldn't be too hard to get it cleaned up again.
     
  8. May 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    george3

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    Can you get clay bar with out the lube? I've got a lot of lube from kits but the clay is dirty. Thanks

     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Sorry to hear about that. I could only imagine that hours of your life were just wasted away, BUT you know as well as all of us that our trucks look good dirty too and that the time spent cleaning her is really not time wasted, but time well spent. :D It looks good either way. All the more reason to go out and find a mud puddle!!! Got to look for the positive in the rain. It means MUD! Lucky!!!!
     
  10. May 24, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    MudontheTires

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    yeah the rain yesterday and today was pretty random.. it looked like a nice day, then all of a sudden its raining probably the hardest this year haha
     
  11. May 24, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    Same thing happend to me today. Yesterday my truck looks AWESOME, today it looks like crap from the rain and dirty roads from construction. What do you do? Oh well...
     
  12. May 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Hahaha that never fails to happen to me also. Damn unpredictable Texas weather :(
     
  13. May 24, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I know you can get just the clay bars on line - autogeek.net is one place. I haven't seen them in stores.
     
  14. May 24, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    it rained BECAUSE you waxed it.
     
  15. May 24, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I didn't even know what clay baring was until I checked out the website. I'll have to try it and see how the paint comes out.
     
  16. May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Don't feel to bad, I Zaino'ed the wife's truck at my neighbors house using her garage, spent 6-7 hours wash, clay bar, wash, and 3 coats Zaino. It stayed dry for 30 minutes just long enough for my wife to seen truck immaculate. I reside myself to the fact that the paint is protected.
     
  17. May 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    I didn't know either until I found this site last year and read through the detailing thread... there's alot of information there...
     
  18. May 24, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    It never fails, a couple weeks ago i did the same thing on the X and 10 minutes after i was done it rained :laugh:

    Nice looking truck...:thumbsup:
     
  19. May 24, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i had the same thing happen to me today..washed the truck, and it rained tonight. O well, what ya gonna do
     
  20. May 25, 2009 at 2:55 AM
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    Thanks!

     
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