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

  1. Jan 23, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    But, but - where's your Tundras.com decal? It all started here - right? :)
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/tundras-com-decals.376/#post-6057
     
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    I wouldn't do it!!! Even though it takes some time to hurt the paint, it isn't good for it.

    Acetone


    Acetone contains chemicals that will eat away at car paint. This liquid will dissolve the paint to the base. It takes just a few hours for this to take effect on car paint. If you remove the acetone immediately, the damage will be minimal. It can be taken off with soap and water.
     
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    I've had very good results removing overspray with GOOP brand hand cleaner. I get it at the grocery store in the laundry supplies aisle.
    Rub it in, let it soak in a little, keep rubbing & they seem to come off. Never left it on though, always do a thorough washing of the area & polish/wax after. If it can soften things to remove overspray, I'd guess it could soften paint if left on. but as a hand cleaner, it can't be too harsh.
    [​IMG] (not the "goop" stuff Gwyneth Paltrow is hawking.)
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    Some great advice Jim! Also OP if you go with a clay bar, use the LEAST AGGRESSIVE first.

    @FirstGenVol... here are some articles for your reading pleasure...
    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/fiat-show-car-saved-from-paint-
    overspray-w-hd-video/


     
  5. Jan 23, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    What is the difference between the levels of clay? (light, medium, heavy). Is one tackier than the other? Is the density different? I have some over spray I am removing from one of my other vehicles and i bought the heavy clay bar since i figured it would do the job of the other 2.
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/what-grade-clay-bar-should-i-purchase/
     
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    X2 ^^^^^
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    U bet. Sorry that I didn’t add it to my previous post....getting old...:rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2019 at 11:19 PM
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    Alright 2 more questions.

    1. So whenever I’ve waxed my vehicles I have always used meguiars yellow wax and a da polisher with a finishing pad. For some reason my pad seems to absorb a lot of wax throughout the process instead of spreading it, it absorbs so much wax I have to literally wring it out. Why is this happening? Am I using to much wax? The wrong pad?

    2. My spray bottles always seem to leak. Is there a spray bottle you guys recommend? They seem to leak from the trigger area.
     
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    I can’t speak to your first question, as I apply wax and sealant by hand.

    For the bottles, my two favorites are from Carpro and Shine Supply.

    https://www.carpro-us.com/brushes-b...-empty-spray-bottle-w-trigger-cap-500ml-17oz/

    https://shinesupply.com/products/shine-bottle-w-sprayer


    If you’d rather get one locally instead of ordering them, the ones from Autozone are also very good and durable:

    https://m.autozone.com/test-scan-an...ozone-32-oz-spray-bottle/217353_0_0?location=

    Lastly, I absolutely love the metal bottles that West Coast Customs uses for their products, though I haven’t found a source to get empty ones. I intend to save some of the ones I have once they are empty.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/West-Coast-Customs-Exterior-Detailer/104929856
     
  12. Jan 24, 2019 at 4:39 AM
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    Question 1....
    The wax you are using is a liquid? It could be that the pad is just becoming saturated with product. Thin layer application is best. The initial use, you could prime the pad. Put some product on your pad and spread it around to cover the entire pad. Then use only enough product, a few drops to a couple of circles.
    This article , towards the bottom, gives some pointers. You could also try getting another pad or two and switch out at a certain point.
    Just apply a thin layer and, as always, refer to the directions. Question 2...
    What bottles are you currently using and what product are the “leakers?” I normally use the bottle the product comes in and buy in bulk after that. Depending on the product I will also take the sprayer off and run water thru the tube and work the sprayer. Sometimes, product can accumulate over time inside the sprayer mechanism and cause issues...
    Also, I like using the chemical resistant sprayers that you can find at any home improvement store. Some have a silver sprayer in color. Meg’s also makes label specific bottles to the products you are using. Ana example... Something like this too... https://www.theragcompany.com/search.php?search_query=Sprayer&section=product
     
  13. Jan 24, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    Thanks for the reply, you can find those metal bottles in most beauty/hair supply store. Don’t ask me how I know lol
     
  14. Jan 24, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Thanks for the reply!

    Yes I am using liquid wax. I will switch out the pads as I wax. I honestly never thought of that haha.

    Most of my meguiars bottles (ultimate detailer/wax) and other bottles leak. It could be the way I’m storing them. I hang them all on a rack by the trigger. Do you think this could be causing them to leak?
     
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    I’ve checked a couple, but didn’t see them. The search continues.
     
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    That’s pretty likely.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    If I come across any of them in any specific store I’ll let you know, so you can check in your area.
     
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    It could but I know people who do and have no issues...
     
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    Yeah i know a few people who also have no issues. But with my luck i am not surprised
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    You don’t happen to use the Megs bottles, like the one I posted, do you? I know awhile back some folks had issues with them...
     
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    Im not sure i know which ones your talking about. I was using the ones where the product comes in.
     
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    Ok. That answers the question...LOL!
     
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    Lol i did not know people had issues with those. I picked up some spray bottles from sams today to give them a try. Sams classifies them as commercial grade bottles. They were only 7 bucks for a 6 pack so I figured it would be worth a shot. I will report back with my findings
     
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    If they are the ones I got there, take them back. As soon as you squeeze the trigger the lid pops off.
     
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    same ones that I purchased from Sam's. so far no problems.
     
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    So I have a bunch of light scratches on the side of my Tundra. They appear to just be in the clear coat. I’ve been using ScratchX on them but they keep showing after washes. Any ideas as to what else I can try before I take it to have them buffed out? I’d try power buffing them myself but I’ve never used one so I don’t trust myself not buffing too much.
     
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    ScratchX does work well, but better with a DA polisher. It’s very hard to get them out by hand. I’m not an expert on using one, but I’ve done it enough to know it’s pretty difficult to do damage with one. They’ll stop spinning if you push to hard.
    Won’t say they are fool proof, but I’ve yet to hurt anything with one, and I’m a complete amateur with them. A cheap Harbor Freight one with pads can be had for less than 80 bucks, or you could buy a better one depending on your budget.
    That said, if you’re not having your whole truck done, just a few light scratches, a professional detailer isn’t likely to charge much. I like having my own, just so I can keep practicing and learning. I also use it to polish my granite countertops.
     
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    Thanks @War Machine for your reviews on BeadMaker! I finally got some decent weather to do a wash, clay mitt, and initial application of BeadMaker to my Tundra. I am very impressed with the product, it does smell good, goes on easy, comes off easy, and leaves a very smooth surface. Hopefully it will last a while because that is a lot of sheet metal for this old man to detail. Here are some pics after I finished up:

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