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After Claying

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by josef, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    josef

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    I have clay bared my new 2019 Tundra limited twice. Do I need to do anything now??
     
  2. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Now‘s the time to correct any imperfections that may bother you and get the paint as nice as you can. Then a good coat of wax or two. Even better would be a ceramic coating or sealant. Claybar takes the wax off as well as all the contaminants. I’ve been thinking of trying the Maguires do it yourself ceramic coating. Plenty of other companies but I trust Maguires as my go to. Plus the price is right.

    Check out our detailing threads.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    After claying you have several options of what you can do, if you want to work on the paint more. But there is one thing that you HAVE to do now and that is seal the paint somehow with wax, a sealant, or ceramic coat. The clay process should pretty much remove any paint protection that you have on your truck so you need to replace that. It's up to you what you want to use. Personally I use synthetic polymer or sio2 sealants, one day will use ceramic. Some use wax but I don't because it doesn't last long.
    Now as far as what you might WANT to do, if you have any scratches, swirls, or imperfections, you may want to polish those out leaving smooth and defect free paint to seal. You could use compound and polish by hand, but a DA polisher makes it go much faster and will likely yield better results.
    You can decide if you wanna buff and polish, it's a big undertaking, but one thing is for sure and that is you have to get a layer of paint protection down soon.
     
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  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:29 AM
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    After much wringing of my hands I finally purchased Mothers 01024 CMX Ceramic spray coating. Applying it was very easy and it does look very sharp. After taking a long trip I decided to clean the bugs off the front using bug off following the directions and rinsing with a lot of water. As a test I did not dry my truck. What a mess, water stains everywhere.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    Uncle Joe!!!! What’s up! You know I ended up buying an air dryer for my truck. It’s got a high power blower and heater all in one that blows hot air to dry. Makes it a lot easier than by hand. I had mine ceramic coated a year ago and it was the best investment I could have made. Here’s mine after a quick wash and blow dry. What’s your new sled look like?
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  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    Yeah, unless you have deionized water, it’s gonna do that. You use Shine Supply Bug Off? What did you think?
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    I am very pleased with it, i have used it on my other vehicles, both Toyotas and just sprayed it off and never had all these water stains, even my bumper and grill stained big time and never has before. These stains are on my 2019 tundra, same water.

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  9. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    2019 Toyota Tundra limited. Had to find something that would do most of the driving for me Now that my wife has died and I don't have anyone to clutch the dash with varying pitches of screaming. I'll get you a better picture soon. What's the name of the dryer??

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  10. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    o_O Definitely use some sort of synthetic wax, meguiars ultimate liquid wax is super easy to apply and it gives a great shine. Only downside is it lasts maybe 3 months, but its so easy to apply you should every other month to build it up.
     
  11. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    I use the turtle wax version it works great
     
  12. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    MAGDADDY Let’s go places

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    The dryer is called Masterblaster by metrovac. It’s a touch pricey but I like it a lot. I really like your truck, and you got the perfect color, I’ve got the same. Glad to see you on the forum, there’s loads of information here. Need to come down with James hang out. Good luck on getting it all sealed up, that’s a big job.

    Ps its Jon, Fays son, Amy’s brother, sorry I didn’t put this in the first message.
     
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