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What is everyone’s must haves for detailing?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by yotalife251, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    yotalife251

    yotalife251 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what is your go to products for your Tacoma?

    I am
    About to get back into detailing ( just my own ) and a lot of things have changed in the last 5-6 years.

    I still have my porter cable 7424XP and a few pads, still have some chemical guys citrus wash, a few clay bars, Mother’s quick detailer, meguairs ultimate compound, a meguiars prewax cleaner and hi tech yellow.

    But what are some new must haves?
    Adams line? Griots? Chemical guys?



    And lastly what is your favorite thing to apply routinely for the black runner trim around windows and such?

    I used to use back to black but seems 303 is used more often now?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    ace96

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    Fan of Carpro Perl for rubber trim. For plastic trim I use GTechniq C4 coating. It will last longer than any dressing ever thought about.

    It’s hard to save must haves cause there are so many products on the market...Carpro, Gyeon, GTechniq, Sonax,Optimum...etc
     
  3. Jan 29, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    PackCon

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    Must haves are a list a mile long.
    Water
    Hose
    Buckets
    pH balanced soaps
    Wash mits
    A lot of Microfiber towels
    Clay bar
    Iron X
    Wheel brushes
    DA polisher
    A full set of a few color pads
    Jet Seal
    Glass cleaner
    Interior detailer
    Vacuum
    Steamer
    Leather conditioner

    The list goes on.

    I use Chem Guys Trim and Tire Gel for my trim. It lasts months and doesn’t run.

    303 sucks.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Dawdaw808

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    I'm a fan of auto magic products. That's what we used when I detailed for a Toyota dealership. I only wax my truck with auto magic bc-2 wax & polish combo. Works great.

    As for exterior vinyl trim, we used auto magic cool blue tire and vinyl dressing. Worked very nicely.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    oscolivar1

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    Everything and anything Carpro line up.
    Detail brushes and mitts of all kinds.
    Nanoskin clay mitt
    Maxshine polisher 15mm
    IK foamer
     
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  6. Jan 29, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    yotalife251

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    Great info keep it up
     
  7. Jan 29, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    IPNPULZ

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    Behind Enemy Lines.....
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    going to be fun!
    Must have products

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  8. Jan 29, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Get Jet Seal. Google it
     
  9. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    cvisinho

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    My must haves are circumstantial. I like easy 95% of the time. I am very particular also. My truck is polished and ceramic coated 1X a year, the rest is maintenance if not overkill.
    I wash it weekly when the weather is nice and i always follow with a durable spray detailer/hydrophobic spray/wax after washing. Something like aqua-wax, jax wax, megs synthetic, and adams guard and gloss(or similar) once a month, I like shine and beads.

    -Power washer and foam cannon to make quick washes a breeze. Currently still on a gallon of CG extreme body wash and wax i took a gamble on. Haters gonna hate but this soap is good and glossy AF. Cant wait to try the Griots foaming surface wash and poly gloss though
    -Definitely a grit guard,micro mitts and 2 bucket method for the heavy duty cleaning
    -Flexible wheel brush to get in the nooks/crannys/barrels
    -A good wheel coating to prolong deep wheel cleaning efforts and enable spray and rinse cleaning
    -Various tire shines, i still am yet to find one i am 100% in love with
    -Glass coating. Griots or something of the like. I hate cleaning glass
    -Awesome Orange. Yes the dollar store stuff. Amazing as an apc for scuffs, interior plastic or carpet cleaning
    -plush MF towels
    -PC7424,megs MF cutting discs, and LC pads for other stuff
    -megs ultimate interior detailer, does the trick and arguably better than high $$ interior sprays. Put your $ elsewhere
    -clay bars and magic erasers just incase
    -lexol for my clazzios
     
  10. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    Stoner's Invisible Glass Cleaner

    Poor Boy's Spray & Rinse Wheel Cleaner (Nothing better under the sun or moon)
     
  11. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Stuff
    Anybody remember that tire shine from the mid 90's, that came in the neon green bottle?
    I'm not remembering the name of it.
     

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