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What is the one thing you do?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sugar Silva, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Nov 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    Sugar Silva

    Sugar Silva [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That others don't? Meaning, aside from the normal stuff what is the one thing you do to set your truck apart from everyone else's? What detailing steps do you take that keeps your truck looking new and better than the others?

    I blast my wheel wells with armor all to keep everything nice and black. Also, I use Meguairs Ultimate Exterior Plastic for the mud flaps.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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    ace96

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    AVS bug deflector, Weathertech digital fit floor mats, TRD skid plate w/ Sockmonkey decal, SOS Cocept sliders w/ Line-x, Pioneer 3500, Hybrid Audio Technology Mirus 6X9s & 6.5s, back up cam mod, Wet Okoles-front & rear, TRD exhaust, 17X9 XD Spy w/ Falken Wildpeaks, Avid light bar
    My routine after winter

    Strip wash
    Clay bar
    Polish paint with Flex 3401- usually 2 steps
    Adam's Paint Sealant then Collinite 845 then a layer of Wolfgang Fuzion.
    Exterior plastic Adam's Super VRT - has SPF and is water repellant
    Adam's glass cleaner and sealant
    Adam's quick sealant for wheels
    Tuf shine for tires.

    Then maintain with Adam's car wash and their detail spray. Truck looks freshly waxed after each wash.

    Probably more that I am forgetting.
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I spray Armor All every where under my vehicle. Frame, axels, etc. :eek: Why? For that "Mall Crawl Shine"? NOPE......Mud doesn't stick, and water sheds off.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2014 at 3:07 AM
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    hoenah808

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    one thing I do is clay bar, polish, and seal my door jams lol....I hate opening my door and i see dirty door jams
     
  5. Nov 24, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    Sugar Silva

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    Nice, I usually wax door jams and under the hood once a year
     
  6. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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    Mr Salty

    Mr Salty "Give up the good to go for the great"

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    I do the same, you can get Armor All for pretty cheep too. Really does work good. I get those leaf packs all buttered up :p
     
  7. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    CelsisTaco

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    Tinted windows, K&N intake, Kenwood head unit, Kickers, 10 inch sub, 33 inch Firestone Destination A/T, Rear 5125 Bilistien shocks with 3 inch blocks plus an add-a-leaf, front 3" toytec. Armor: Rear northwest trail innovations weld together kit.
    Clean my interior really well every weekend, and use a Que-tip to clean the AC vents lol
     
  8. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    Mully

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    Polish everything under the body, frame, suspension, etc!
    Pics prove this.

    image.jpg
     
  9. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    Boone

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    Pressure washer, no soap. Does that count?
     
  10. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:20 AM
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    front.

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  11. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    Over 12K on my truck, looks like it just rolled off the show room floor, it was purchased Oct 2011.

    image.jpg
     
  12. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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    RdRunr

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    A friend uses "303 Aerospace" instead of Armor All. Anybody use that? Anyone every heard of it??
     
  13. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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    Use compressed air to deeply blow ground in dirt out of the carpet. You do need a big compressor to do this.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    NCtaco914

    NCtaco914 MALLIN'CRAWLIN'

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    Wd-40 the under carriage and and uv-protectant on exterior and interior trim. I hate sun fade and rust. Plus the wd40 really helps to keep the clay from sticking we have around here.




    Let the hate begin...:crapstorm:
     
  15. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    rain x. I always try to talk people into using it, but aside from the obvious that it helps driving in inclement weather, i feel it keeps the windows cleaner longer
     
  16. Nov 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    LOL! I thought I was the only one that did this :eek:
     
  17. Nov 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I use 303 on the plastic parts, but it's too expensive to use on the frame and springs.
     
  18. Nov 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    Sugar Silva

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    Yep, I don't use armor all on the interior (too greasy for my taste) but I use it in the wheel wells simply because it's affordable
     
  19. Nov 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    Sugar Silva

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    Great ideas so far guys. I'm always looking for that one other unique step to take when detailing to keep my truck looking new!
     
  20. Nov 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    taco 2011

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    I use an electric toothbrush and some soap and go over my entire truck including the interior...:anonymous:
    I don't really do anything special besides what has already been mentioned
     

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