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Ask the Detailer

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by T-Rex266, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 [OP] T-Rex Staff Member

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    After a few members have mentioned @SouthBoundSteve having his own detailing thread, (whether he likes it not) He should have one.
    For those that are not familiar with @SouthBoundSteve , he’s known as the neighborhood Detailing Guru. He graciously takes time out of his day and provides expert guidance time, and time again on washing, detailing, and products he finds that work well. Hell, he’s even sent several of us some great products to try.

    The rules are simple-
    If you don’t agree, move on.
    If you’re going to be an ass, you’re out.

    With that being said, I’ll link him to this thread.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I vote yay! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    Funny, he's doing a background check on my products in another thread.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Vehicle washing, by hand. I currently use the automotive washing soap that has wax in it. Yay or nay?
     
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  5. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Totally. My truck needs some TLC and need to learn from the bestest
     
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  6. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 I'M GOIN' OFF THE RAILS ON A CRAZY TRAIN

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    El Jefe de jefes
     
  7. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    da_jeep_luva

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    I️ have powder coated bumper caps, a rock nicked a small price and I️ can see surface rust underneath. What can I️ put in as a filler to prevent further rust? Hole is roughly the size of a pepper flake.
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Update your iOS software :goingcrazy:
     
  9. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Agrees your truck is the second best colour

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Is that what's causing the boxes?
     
  10. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    Scheduled for tonight!!!!
     
  11. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Yes. Old IOS changes “I” to this symbols.

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  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    Are you asking me?? LoL!
     
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    I would actually go back to where you had it done to see if they can recommend something. Once rust starts...:eek:
     
  14. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:49 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    Well, thanks Sean...
    If you fine folks can cut me some slack. Mrs. War Eagle and I are gonna be closing on the new house in the next couple of weeks so I’m a tad pre-occupied with the bank, Insurance, blah blah blah....

    Since our new home is in another state, we’ll be doing some traveling too.
     
  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:28 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Agrees your truck is the second best colour

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Yeah, @Sean266 , nice gesture, but your timing sucks! :yawn:
     
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  16. Nov 14, 2017 at 4:27 AM
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    Can you recommend the best length guard for manscaping?
     
  17. Nov 14, 2017 at 4:45 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    @Sean266 or @Almaboy will assist you with that....issue...
     
  18. Nov 14, 2017 at 5:38 AM
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    Yessir

    I’ve been telling Steve this since at least July. :boink:

     
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  19. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    How soft is the paint on our Tundras?
     
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  20. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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    I don’t even want to know what you had to google to find that image.
     
  21. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    If you look at the properties of the photo, you can see it was simply uploaded from c:\my documents\banking\misc4
     
  22. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:47 AM
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    :bananadead:
     
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  23. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:52 AM
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    MatthewPTguy Not a new member

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    Thanks for grossing me out and making me laugh at the same time!!!
     
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  24. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Thanks for the tag, Steve!

    A Rusty Gillette is your best bet, bud.
     
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  25. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Negative

    You have a new appointed position, now face your responsibility like the champ you are :thumbsup:

    Just kidding, bud. Good luck on the move!!
     
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  26. Nov 14, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug just bacon...

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    I’ll answer that for you so we don’t waste the “guru’s” time. SOFT.
     
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  27. Nov 14, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    That's what i thought. I don't think i plan on polishing anytime soon. Watch your pressure and products!
     
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  28. Nov 14, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    This thread got of the rails quick....like usual...LOL!

    The research I have found does show that our paints are soft. I know a member on here had an issue, after talking with Toyota, about his paint and some huge concerns.
    I try and emphasize proper wash techniques and Care. Polishing/compounding all the time is something I would discourage. With that said, I’m reading more and more about manufacturers using thinner clearcoats and color coats but going heavier with the base. Now, each manufacturer is different so...
    Here is a good read about hardness vs. softness and products...
    http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/hard-paint-and-soft-paint-what-are-your-polishing-choices/
     
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  29. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    HOLY FACK! I laughed so hard in my office at that image for 1 and then the replies to it were on point!
    Now I have to explain why at work, I'm on personal forums! hahahahah shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
     
  30. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    I'm posting this picture, just so I don't have to see the last one as the thumbnail for this thread any more...
     
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