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

  1. Jun 20, 2022 at 1:57 AM
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    aggie_tundra

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    What polish and pads should I look at for 2 black paint vehicles that have plenty of swirls in the paint? I’ve never done anything more than just wash, claybar, and wax. Currently using honeydew wash and griots 3 in 1 ceramic wax.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2022 at 6:01 AM
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    Try and get some pictures posted up and you're going to get some better replies.
    Are you doing it by hand or using a machine?
     
  3. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    What’s the best stuff to keep my new Clazzios looking good and clean? Never had leather before.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:58 AM
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    3/1 leveling kit with 295/60/20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Go Rhino Dominator D6 step rails, Husky X-Act floor liners (front and back).
    Anyone recommend a good detail garage around West Columbia South Carolina
     
  5. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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    Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You'll find lexol down there. It's good stuff. I have some voodoo leather conditioner that I like. I personally don't have leather but I use it when needed on others cars. Never had clazzios either, you may wanna see what they suggest about cleaning in the paperwork just to be safe if their is any warranty to be had.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:57 AM
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    My wife's Yukon has leather seats......I switched to Chamberlains Leather products a while ago and have never looked back
     
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  7. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:58 AM
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    I polished my black 19 using 3d one polish and white lake country pads with a griots polisher. Seemed to do the trick although I wasn't looking for perfection. I tried using their orange pads but it left a bit of haze so stuck with white and one trip around the truck.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2022 at 9:03 AM
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    Not from that area....but looking through the ones I found....I'd try the Palmetto Shine Shop first.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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    Thanks
     
  10. Jun 21, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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    Planning on a machine and I’ll snap some pics later this evening when I get a chance.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM
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    I had a vinyl hood decal on for just over 2 years until the AZ sun caused it to start cracking. I've picked at it and removed the decal, but I can see an adhesive film outline underneath the whole area the decal was placed. I ordered some Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax based on some reviews I found online. Has amyone used this before and will this aid in removing the vinyl decal adhesive?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:40 PM
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    I'd steer away from trying to remove adhesive residue with a wax type product. Try to find some rapid remover or a dedicated adhesive remover you can get locally. If you have a sign/decal or wrap shop near by they'll likely have rapid remover.
     
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  13. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:59 PM
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    See if you can find 3M automotive adhesive remover. I used to remove the old film on my Tacoma’s fender flares. I was able to find it at Advanced Auto.
     
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  14. Jun 21, 2022 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll see if I can find some 3M adhesive remover and give that a shot.
     
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  15. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM
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    I’m sure this has been answered a million times, but drying towels (which ones) or a leaf blower to dry?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    I personally use a leaf blower now. Anytime you are not touching the paint is always a plus. Use an EGO battery powered blower. Works well as long as the paint is beading water.

    For towels check out the Rag Company. I buy all my towels from them and they do supply other companies like Adams.
     
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  17. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    Damn, Ego leaf blower is $200 at Lowes
     
  18. Jun 22, 2022 at 6:32 PM
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    I’m sure there are cheaper options out there. Chose them from there reviews. Plus there is aftermarket nozzle that is shorter.
     
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    how long does the battery last on that blower ?
     
  20. Jun 22, 2022 at 6:47 PM
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    I used it the other day to try wife’s 4Runner. Took approximately half the battery to dry it but I used the turbo feature quite a bit.
     
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  28. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:38 PM
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    Most of those are cleaners. If looking for detailer you want Adams Interior Detailer with microban. Light cleaning abilities and leaves some protection behind. Think of it as an all in one.
     
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  29. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:50 PM
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    I have the interior detailer, but these seats make you buffer the spray into them more. On my tundra it was always simple as it absorbed it quickly
     
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