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

  1. Oct 23, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    Azblue

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    I was thinking the same, it wouldn't bond and be a waste. But, since the company itself made a point of bringing it up and it's cheap enough, and as a spray-on it should be relatively quick and easy, I figured I'd give it a shot. All this plus the fact that @briarpatch (who is much above my detailing abilities) mentioned he had tried it with decent results made it a worthwhile experiment for me.
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2020 at 9:57 AM
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    Griot’s Best of show spray wax has worked for me. I use it in between wax coats of collinite 915.
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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  4. Oct 24, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    Washed my truck last night and used the griot’s pfm drying towel. I thought it would soak up the whole truck but I had to wring it out 3-4 times - is that typical? Should I grab a couple other cheaper options as backups - maybe from the rag company?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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  6. Oct 24, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    Sounds about right if the truck is really wet. I have 4 of them. I usually take the truck for a quick ride just to get most the water off then it only takes one towel to finish the job.
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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    The large PFM?
     
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  8. Oct 24, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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    I generally use 1 large and 1-2 small ones to dry mine (once they're full, I don't wring them out - just put them aside). One other thing to consider is using the hose with no nozzle on it to run water over the surface rather than just the spray nozzle as a final rinse step. You'll find that less water remains, so there's less to have to dry.
     
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  9. Oct 24, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Yea the large one that’s like $35
     
  10. Oct 24, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Ya I skipped that step, it gets dark too damn early now so I was rushing at the end.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Have not had that issue with the large PFM. Water is not prone to staying on my truck after a wash, however.....so maybe my situation may not be typical.
     
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  12. Oct 24, 2020 at 9:22 PM
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  13. Oct 25, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    I never have to wring mine out unless doing a second vehicle.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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  15. Oct 25, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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    A few thoughts...

    1) do you wash your microfiber towels separate? (you should)
    2) did you use fabric softener? (you shouldn't)
    3) did you put the dryer on high? (you shouldn't)

    Sometimes with the Tundra it does get full of water. Sometimes I use another towel to get the water that is puddling on the truck/car off. Then get the truck bone dry with the Griot's.
     
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  16. Oct 25, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Typically wash all MF rags and towels together. No fabric softener, tumble dry low. I think I just left the truck too wet with a final rinse down before drying. Either way, I now have an ‘excuse’ to buy more stuff
     
  17. Oct 25, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    The Griots original spray use after rinse and dry with towel as your drying the car. And Best of Show you use when dry wipe down/buff as normal wax, correct?
     
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  19. Oct 25, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    To the detailing gurus: I'm low on CarPro Eraser and need to reup. Obviously I can make my own IPA 50/50 solution but looking more into it, it appears these products have other ingredients meant for cleaning (ex. CarPro Eraser freely admits they put an ingredient in to limit dust accumulation, which is supposed to be used before applying a CP Ceramic).

    My question: has anybody tested any other IPA wipedown products and what your preferences may be? The businessman in me says make my own IPA wipe down to save on cost. But the other products (looking at Meguiar's Surface Prep, $5 cheaper by the gallon, and on sale 20% off at Autoality today) are catching my eye.
     
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  20. Oct 25, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    I like Gyeon Prep. Good stuff. But cost wise make your own imo is the way to go.
     
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  21. Oct 25, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    I'm far from a guru.....but I have to confess I've never used anything but Eraser.....if it ain't broke, I don't fix it
     
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    I’ve used Eraser and Shine Supply Throwback. Couldn’t tell any difference.
     
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  24. Oct 26, 2020 at 4:03 AM
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    Troof, but I've gone through 3 gallons this year and the cost adds up fast if you're using it frequently.
     
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  25. Oct 26, 2020 at 4:05 AM
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    I picked up a gallon of Meg's Surface Prep for about $15 cheaper than Eraser because of a sale going on. Will let folks know. I'm poor.
     
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  26. Oct 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    You're never truly poor as long as you own a Tundra
     
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    I have always like the aerosol Sprayway it’s cheap and easy
     
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    I really like the black fire window cleaner. It’s just expensive. I also use carpro clarify which is also very good.
     
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  29. Oct 26, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    Sprayway....I typically get from Walmart for less then $5 a can.
     
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