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

  1. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:57 AM
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    BigSkyTaco

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    Yeah I've been watching him. Here my biggest reason for going down this road. The clear on the cab is toast. Tons of stains and discoloration.
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  2. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    That Hybrid Solutions line has gotten some very good reviews. I recently bought their Ceramic Polish and Wax......will be trying that out shortly....if winter ever decides to completely leave us
     
  3. Mar 13, 2021 at 11:02 AM
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    Larry Kosilla is a good guy to watch.....he gets a little long-winded at times.....but he definitely knows his stuff. Your clearcoat may not be beyond help...surface staining can be dealt with
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    TucsonTundra1794 ASCM #6-11 I'll buy if you're willing to ship

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    Here is his site. Seems legit but ill talk to him Monday. https://www.tucsonmobiledetailing.c...LVvarrhRF4NXF4oTWhH-Be_c8Zyf2a-hoCSBYQAvD_BwE
     
  5. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    Thanks a ton. After about 3 hours of scrubbing, washing and a whole bottle of Meguiar's Iron Removing Spray Clay. A large amount of the noticeable stains are gone. Ordered up a bottle of IronX and try to get as much out as I can, before polishing/sealing. Looks noticeably cleaner and smoother. Still got a long way to go....Huge thanks too all you guys for the advice.
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  6. Mar 14, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    HighonFirewood Everything can be fixed with a hammer.

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    I’m going to get Carpro Reset, and Griots. Is Griots considered a sealant or do I need 3 products? Soap (carpro), Sealant (brand?), wax (griots)? Appreciate your thread @War Machine and help @Swfltoyomafia
     
  7. Mar 14, 2021 at 5:46 AM
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    The Griots 3-in-1 would be all you need. It’s a sealant.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    You’ll love Reset. Just pay attention to the dilution ratios. It’s expensive, so you don’t want to waste any. It will go a long way if diluted properly.
     
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  9. Mar 14, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Does Reset work in a foam cannon? I couldn’t really tell from their website.
     
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  10. Mar 14, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    Yes
     
  11. Mar 14, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    Works very well out of a foam cannon
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    I bought a MAATC snow blower for a starter unit. The unit seems well built enough, but not much in the “how to use” department. Now I just need a few days of no rain to experiment with it. We are in a pattern of rain every few day right now in my area.
     
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  13. Mar 14, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    Awesome. Thank you!
     
  14. Mar 14, 2021 at 3:17 PM
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    I'm sure someone else with more knowledge will chime in but I don't think the white trucks were clear coated back then.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    Didn't Toyota have 2 whites...one single stage and one clearcoated?
     
  16. Mar 14, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    I really don't know. My kids 1st Gen Tacoma was single stage. I think I've read the white Tundras were single stage too. I'm definitely no expert.

    Someone in the know will let us know.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    Just realized that the 5" pads I got with my backing plate conversion are all griots! After my bitching about soaking up compound. Haven't tried HDO hex logic. Just regular lake country. Where should I go with 5 "? I must have been half in the tank when I ordered the pads
     
  18. Mar 14, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    Apparently it is single stage... Guess ill just try to clean it as much as possible and seal it. Granted, it looks better now that it ever has since I bought it. The haze on the cab was significant, compared to the bed.
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2021 at 4:40 AM
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    I'm not familiar with HDO hex logic pads. The only hex logic pads that I know of are sold by Chemical Guys....can you send me a link to what you're referring to? For what it's worth...the CG Hex Logic Quantums are good pads. If you don't want the pads, you can return the kit and just order the backing plate by itself:

    https://www.griotsgarage.com/produc...56bIRezxEagYuGVBhOQb2Xx02Aw3hnjsaAvL2EALw_wcB
     
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    Pretty simple to use....I typically go with a 10:1 ratio (water to soap).....add 20oz of warm water and then add 2 oz of soap.....mix thoroughly.....attach to pressure washer....keep calm and foam on

    knob on top controls the thickness of the foam.....twisting the nozzle will adjust the fan width of the foam
     
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    You guys think so? I didn’t feel like it actually foamed enough. I think @Pudge had the same experience.
     
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    Yeah, we’re in that rain plus pollen time of year. Everything is just a mess. Three weeks ago we’re freezing, now there’s pollen everywhere. Saw this the other day. You’d probably appreciate it:

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    As for the MATCC cannon, it is a bit confusing at first. Main thing that’s weird is you want to move the dial to the “negative” side to get more foam. It’s counterintuitive to say the least. Solid product though. I’ve had mine for several years with no issues. I’ll never recommend an expensive one.

    Also, use warm water in the mixture. Works way better that way.
     
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  23. Mar 15, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    Though I haven’t done as much correction as these other guys, I’ve seen the best results with Griots Boss and Uro-Fiber pads.
     
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    I think some of the CG soap worked better but I still had good results with reset but I don’t use a cannon that often.
     
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  25. Mar 15, 2021 at 5:06 AM
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    I only use it as a pre-wash on a really filthy vehicle. CG Honeydew Snow Foam is my favorite when I use it.
     
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    Lol. My mistake, I was apparently thought they were the same pad from my readings/ skimming on here. I see the difference now. I'll probably order the hex or lake country that I have in 6". Seems the HDO are designed for long stroke.
     
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  28. Mar 15, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    Ok detailer came out today. Looking at the exterior he suggest paint correcting on the Front and top, single stage on the rest. For 1 coat of ceramic (lasts 6 months) I'm at 550. Full detail on interior and engine adds another 200. If I want the lifetime ceramic which is 4 more coats we're looking at close to 1300 and again 200 for interior and engine. Price seems right, he said It would take him about 6.5 hours for exterior alone.

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    His price is for Ceramic Pro Sport.....which is a spray ceramic coating. On the up side, once you get it corrected, you can easily do that yourself. What did he think about the pieces under the headlights? There are a ton of spay products out there, like Griot Garage 3 in 1 Ceramic Spray Wax, that will give you 6 months of protection. That package for 550 is not unreasonable.
     
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  30. Mar 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    He was concerned about one. He said he has a pad that might be able to bring it back. The other one wasn't as bad and he said he can get it pretty close to perfect. With the sport package they recommend getting it done every 6 months. But if I'm happy with everything and want to step up to the lifetime package I would just be paying for the ceramic and a wash, the paint correction will hold unless I wait longer then 6 months. He also scared me by showing me a vehicle that he had to remove the ceramic coating from because the last guy put it on wrong. It looked horrible.
     
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