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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tammikm, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    tammikm

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    do you guys wax the colour keyed plastic on your trucks as well? just not sure if I should wax the plastic while I'm doing it.

    thanks
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Veccster

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    Good question :rolleyes:
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    STLTaco09

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I do. I wax everything that is the color of my truck (silver streak mica). I even go over the silver emblems, but its sometimes a pain to buff the wax out from the corners of the emblems then.

    Edit: You're talking about pieces like the grill surround, front bumper (assuming its plastic, dont know for sure), etc, right?
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Hardcorehehaw

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    I wax anything color matched.
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    LBtaco

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    I wax all painted surfaces.
    recently started using Mothers back to black for the plastic and rubber, works good.
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Gooch

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    As long as your wax is safe to use on all surfaces, you should wax everything. Paint, plastic, chrome, aluminum, rubber/plastic trim, wheels (usually chrome or clearcoated aluminum) etc.

    The only things I don't wax on my truck's exterior are my tires and my front windshield.
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    tacoholic

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    Wax everything that has paint on it!
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Wax on. Wax off.
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    I wax everything and turtle wax ice does not leave a white residue on the black plastic parts IE the door latches etc
     
  10. May 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    +1. Pretty good stuff. Easy on and off so I tend to wax more often. And, it works better than ArmorAll on exterior plastic parts and panels.
     
  11. May 15, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    wax this
     
  12. May 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    Ice , by turtle wax .wax on everything Wax windows and palstic and the whole truck with no resedue at all.I use all the ice products .
     
  13. May 15, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    wax a chump like a candle?


    good to know about the ICE wax...i hate the white powder residue
     
  14. May 15, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Wax nostalgic.
     
  15. May 15, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    ok, just bought the meguire's clay bar kit, cause my truck feels like sand paper even after waxing, now this kit came with a small bottle of cleaner wax, what is the difference between the cleaner wax and the meguire's gold class liquid wax that I have? should I use the meguire's gold class wax or the meguire's cleaner wax after clay baring?
     
  16. May 16, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    just finished clay baring and waxing, all I can say is WOW!! What a difference the clay bar makes, its so smooth now! unbelievable!! anyone who has not clay barred, go do it its amazing!!!
     
  17. May 16, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    How long did it take to wash, clay the truck and wax it?
     
  18. May 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    tammikm

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    took about 3 hrs total from start to finish, but well worth it
     
  19. May 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Ouch
     
  20. May 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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