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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Oct 4, 2021 at 9:33 AM
    j0shxp

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    Floor mats count? It’s a work in progress.....
    i used some adhesive Velcro to cover mine

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D38TNF9

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  2. Oct 4, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    I completed winter detailing on my gf's Scion and my truck. Her ten year old car needed it bad, but it shined right up (apart from a few plastic panels that have begun to fade). Both got washed, clay barred, and washed again before hers got a coat of Turtle Wax Hybrid Ceramic spray wax, mine got Klasse AIO first, then the Turtle Wax. They'll get another quick coat this week sometime but the second coat of wax is always easier and faster. I wanna try most of the Hybrid Solutions line from turtle wax, I've come to appreciate quick and easy waxing even if I have to do it three times per year instead of two.

    I also finished outfitting them for emergency winter gear, her's has an ammo box with jumper cables, glow sticks, basic tools, a flashlight, a towel, and a small pre-packaged survival kit from the surplus store. Mine has all that and more under the back seats, I basically just added some basic recovery gear to keep during the snowy months.

    We ordered some wholesale hats/gloves to keep in our cars and give to pan handlers, her heart just can't take it, and this is a great way to give something practical to those in need!
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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    Being in Alaska I've always had winter kits for the cars, never know if you'll get stuck in your car in a snow bank. Love the hat and gloves idea, do you mind sharing where you ordered from?
     
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  4. Oct 4, 2021 at 10:20 AM
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    Local shop that did our ceramic coating turned us on to this for black plastic bits. Local to boot for us as well. Our taco is to new to tell really I guess, but he swears 200 washes before re-appling.

    https://www.amazon.com/CERAKOTE-Ceramic-Trim-Coat-Kit/dp/B07SHJVK4G
     
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  5. Oct 4, 2021 at 10:33 AM
    RobWinNC

    RobWinNC ...needs more chrome.

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    I agree!! Two more weeks!
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip Glovebox and Console dividers MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded Sylvania down road halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up and Ghost Antenna Tonneau Cover - tri-fold Cali-raised Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights Icon Add a leaf 2” rear lift Bilstein 5100 with 1” front lift with rear shocks Rear diff breather relocation TacoMods ECT gear shift button KTJO4x4 A-Pillar Handle RAV4 spot mirror Exhaust Re-route Mobtown Hidden Hitch Rear Bumper RCI Full skid plates + Cat guards Fuel Tank Skid plate Heated seats On the list: Battery Upgrade to AGM Soundskins sound dampening? Randy Ellis Rock Sliders? Remote Start? 31" tires Re-Gear Tune? Aluminum low profile front bumper Oil change upgrade
    Ha! I dunno, that $150-$250 shipping on these things is pretty severe too.

    Yaaah! I just did the 3D letters the other day and dang that looks way nicer than I thought.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    Man the Amazon reviews are either "BEST STUFF EVER!!!" or "THIS STUFF DESTROYED MY CAR!!!!" with no in between.. I imagine there's a trick to application.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    I'm back into a 4x4 for the first time in years, even if I only use it to pull out a couple FWD cars from the neighborhood snow banks it's worth having a kit at the ready!

    We just got this box from Amazon to get the idea rolling, we might try and find a better bulk deal for the next round. $34 for 12 hats and 12 pair of gloves, so about $1.40 each. I suspect it will feel good and be appreciated to give those out.

    https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Beani...+Gloves+wholesale&qid=1633370127&sr=8-13&th=1

    Project Farm on youtube ended up with that as their recommendation for a trim restorer/protectant, good timing by you on that one since I also remembered that video while I worked yesterday. Their video on ceramic spray waxes gave me the itch to try the cheap turtle wax stuff.

    I enjoy taking a day to detail the paintwork twice per year, so the "enjoyment/ease of use" to "cost/time" ratio is the balancing act I do, but I'm curious about how far ceramic coating tech will come in a few years. I know turtle wax isn't as strong as a real ceramic coating but if water beads up all winter, I'm good with it. I hope you see 200 washes before that coating fades, that would be several years for sure!
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    This is the other product he likes for quick spray. Seems to work pretty well. I ordered both to keep in the garage.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SFMRQ2?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
     
  11. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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    And not a shop, but another friend recommended this stuff. Havent tried, not sure I will. The taco is ceramic coated now and areas with the clear protectant (clear bra of sorts), but we have 2 other vehicles I will would like to keep purdy as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G210256-Hybrid-Ceramic-Boost/dp/B08PQ1B1K5?crid=3NKZBEHHQ0OTK&dchild=1&keywords=meguiars+ceramic&qid=1633371366&sprefix=megau%2Caps%2C246&sr=8-3
     
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  12. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:19 AM
    Jackie Moon

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    The only worry for me is that it seems to be only for paint work, I gotta have stuff that's OK on all plastic and rubber trim, as well as glass. I hate worrying about overspray. Have you noticed it stain anything that's not paint? Again, I'm all about the easy stuff cause I'll actually use it haha. I grew up using Nu Finish with my dad and that stuff is a nightmare compared to what's around today.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    There are a few videos around on how to remove pretty much the entire interior, and the particular order/clip & fastener locations. Took maybe 30 mins to do it all carefully, but I've done most of it before. I would say 60-90 mins to remove most of the interior for first time.
     
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  14. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    I use Klasse All-In-One as a wash product, that stuff is amazing. It can be applied like a traditional wax as well, so if it really came down to it that would be the only product I use if I wanted to save some shelf space.
     
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  15. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    He said overspray wasn't an issue, and he literally was spraying the truck down once more with it when I went to pick it up. I have seen any issue. Maybe I will grab some spare plastic bits, spray and leave in the sun.
     
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  16. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Good to know, I'll try it out sometime!
     
  17. Oct 4, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    I used this on my bed rails and OEM bed cover. It went on perfect, with exception of the very last little bit by the tailgate. I had to light sand it with 800 grit and reapply. YES, there is a trick to it. Cool, low humidity day, out of direct sunlight. Put it on heavy, don't skimp, and don't go over it until the first coat has had time to dry.
     
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    As predicted, faith in the sticky was lack luster.... but at least just one side (fr driver). There is about 6-8" it just has no stick to, just in the center portion. Rest seem to have adhere'd fine.

    Thoughts on sticky stuff? I have some VHB tape, but would need to trim and think it maybe to thick. I have some other 3m tape, but not sure if it is to thin.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2021 at 12:09 PM
    retrofive

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    I don't know his prep before I got there, but like said when we went got there to pick up the truck he used the Groit spray and the Ceramic trim coat pretty willy nilly as just a quick wipe before we left.

    Time will tell. Right now the truck is smooth as babies bottom.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    My two aussholes got a padded room in the back, with a hammock, naturally I had to order childproof seatbelt latch covers, because they like to unhook the seatbelts and fly out the windows…

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