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What to use for washing and waxing truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by PeeDeeComa, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Apr 27, 2015 at 7:41 AM
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    PeeDeeComa

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    Hey guys.....I just bought my first Tacoma a little over a week ago and after several days of raining and pollen dropping.....I am seeking advice on what products to use to wash my truck, wipe down the interior, and what product is best waxing my truck. I have a 2015 DCSB PreRunner. I know there is a lot of over the counter products that works very well but I didn't know if anyone has a better recommendation on what to use. This is my first new truck and I want to make sure that I keep it looking good. In the town I use to live in...I had a guy wash my vehicles (trying to help him out) but I have moved since and I rather wash my truck since it is new. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2015 at 6:16 PM
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    I recommend a sealant. It won't hold pollen to the paint like a wax will.
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2015 at 7:34 PM
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    Any particular brand?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    I use a good car wash soap, like Mequirs Gold. There are others as well. I like Klassee AIO or Collinite Insulator wax.

    You need to do more prep work though at various stages of life. Spend some time reading about clay or autoscrubs, polishes and polishers.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2015 at 3:25 PM
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    After hearing so much about Collinite 845 I finally gave it a try. It's been on for a week and I think I'm hooked. Real easy application and it seems like nothing sticks. I just hosed off about a 1000 bugs with zero effort.
     
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