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Water/Washed Off Mud Spotting Fender Flares...tips? :(

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ReddingtonTRD, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. ReddingtonTRD

    ReddingtonTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey! At yesterday's Hollister run, I drove my black truck through some puddles. All my previous Tacomas have had lighter paint w/ the metallic specks. I never realized how difficult black was to maintain! I washed it today- tried a clay bar (nothing) and Meguiar's ultimate compound-removed a lot…but I still have streaks/spotting on the plastic fenders, etc.

    I'm still in the anal "my truck is new" phase, so I'd like to remove them if possible . Keep trying by hand or can anyone recommend a local place on the Peninsula (northern cal) with a Porter-Cable or similar to get this junk out? Thanks! Sean
     
  2. 12TRDTacoma

    12TRDTacoma Mid Traveling

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    SHOW: - Bruteforce Hybrid bumper - SOS Concepts 3/16 IFS skid - All black Grillcraft grille - LED headlights - LED DRL fog lights - BAMF behind the grill full LED light bar setup - 21" LED CREE lightbar externally mounted - 16" Level 8 Guardian rims - BFG A/T KO 265/75/16 tires - Factor 55 Hitchlink w/ shackle attachment - Relentless Fab T-Case skid SUSPENSION (Go I guess you could say): - Sway Away Non OE 2.0X6" stroke extended travel front RR coilovers (Valving: Compression 15 Rebound 10) aired to 290 PSI - Fox 2.0 front air bumps (Currently aired to 290 PSI) - 1.5" Deavers F85 AAL (Overload spring retained to achieve 2.25") - Fox 2.0X10" stroke Remote Reservoir shocks (Factory Fox valving) - Chevy Silverado polyfoam Bump stops relocated onto frame MISCELLANEOUS (Complimentary Mods): - Bed compartment lock box mod - Trailer plug harness relocate - 400W anytime inverter mod - Aero Turbine 2525XL muffler - Whip Antenna Bed Mount Bracket
    Hey Sean, you might just have to bite the bullet and deal with it for a little bit until it gradually washes off. I had tons of spotting on my plastic surfaces once when I went mudding and after a couple washes it gradually faded away.

    Additionally, I also found that you can remove a lot of crap off with your hand! Lol.
     
  3. Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    i just rub meguires ultimate black on the plastic fenders and it does the job. Then again they are approaching grey from being 10 years old. If you find yourself in saratoga pm me and we will slap some on and see what happens
     
  4. ReddingtonTRD

    ReddingtonTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lol- the hand huh? Where can I buy that product?
     
  5. ReddingtonTRD

    ReddingtonTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is your nautical blue metallic? I think Toyota is using single stage for black, making everything a pain.
     
  6. 12TRDTacoma

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    Haha... Yeah I mean it worked for me today!! As far as yours goes, single stage does suck. I agree!
     
  7. ReddingtonTRD

    ReddingtonTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I swear by Meguiars products. Their water spot removal took that junk right off! Clay, compound, and polish wouldn't touch it. Truck is back to "new." Thanks for all the tips!
     
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