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

  1. Oct 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    FirstGenVol

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    A friend of mine just picked up this old F250 and asked me to help him detail it.

    My question is, what can we use on the wheels? I don't have an close up shots but he said he tried cleaning them and whatever is on there won't come off. Would Iron-x do it?


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    He asked if we could claybar it and I told him no. He only keeps his vehicles for a year max. No way I'm spending all day claying this beast only for him to get rid of it.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    IronX may help some, but probably not much. You could try some wheel cleaner with acid.

    Quality Chemical Mag Brite - Acid Wheel and Rim Cleaner formulated to Safely Remove Brake dust and Heavy Road Film.-1 Gallon (128 oz.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BFFMRTT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Cc5MDbK1Z1GFY
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    Thanks man I'll give it a shot.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    I checked my bottle yesterday. It says “plastic and wheels” on the box. I haven’t used it, but it’s what I’ve heard recommended the most.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    My wiper cowl is faded. Should I Solution Finish first then this, or just this or just Solution Finish?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    Now that my truck is lifted what are you all useing to put on the lift components to help keep them clean and free of rust?
     
  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    I’d go with Solution Finish unless you already have Dlux. I know for certain it does a great job, and have yet to try the DLux. I’m guessing the Dlux is more about prevention than cure.
     
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  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    I think this is the way to go. Use the solutions finish to get it back to black, then after a few days or a week, use DLux to protect your new finish and prevent future damage. I would imagine putting a coating on top of faded gray trim will result in coated faded gray trim. However some have said they had good results as far as getting trim black again with gtechiq permanent trim restorer, which I think is similar to DLux. Personally I would want it turned back to black before I sealed it
     
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  10. Oct 8, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    What’s the best way to get get semi-deep scratches out of headlight??
     
  11. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Unfortunately I think you just have to replace the headlamp. Surface scratches, discoloration and build up can usually be removed, but deep scratches I think you are hosed. Unless others have been able to???
     
  12. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    Maybe wet sanding and blending the sanding marks, then polish the marks out. But deep can mean a wide range of things. You may need new lights if the damage is too deep
     
  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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  17. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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  18. Oct 10, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    It has never even crossed my mind to be honest. I’ve never known anyone to do anything like that until I joined here.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    Looking for a good recommendation on fixing a long scratch all the way down the side of my truck from a bush.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Got any pictures? This will be very helpful.
    How deep is it? If you run your fingernail across it, does it catch? Is it just the clear coat or is there paint involved?
    The recommendations could range from layering touch up paint and wet sanding to a simple polishing.
     
  21. Oct 13, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    I so pisssd off today. 2 beautiful days this weekend for getting yardwork and detaling done. I have been sick in bed since Saturday morning with some kinda of stomach bug
    I havent been sick in years even though I work in the ER. I have so much I want to get done, detailing and swapping shocks. Will have to wait til I feel better, this sucks, losing 2 great work days.
     
  22. Oct 14, 2019 at 4:07 AM
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    That sucks Sean. That’s how I’ve been with my back lately. We’ve had really good detailing weather, but I just haven’t been able to do much. Worst part about back pain is that it’s hard to do anything, but sitting around makes it worse.
     
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  23. Oct 14, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Need more advice/direction:

    I have a Torqx Random Orbital Polisher and was looking to get a couple wool pads for it.
    What do you all recommend?

    Thx
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  24. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    I like the buff and shine uro wool, and carpro foamed wool. Also lake country makes great pads so I would check them out too.
     
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  25. Oct 15, 2019 at 4:23 AM
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    First thing to do is give it 'the fingernail test'....see if your fingernail catches in it...if it does, you may be at the repaint stage. Pics would be helpful if it will show up
     
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    Thanks @Pudge
     
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  27. Oct 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    What do you guys recommend for taking car of the paint issue in the below picture? Any idea what happened here?
    IMG_3465.jpg
     
  28. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Looks like the clear coat is oxidized. You should be able to improve it through Iron remover, clay, and polishing, but not sure how much. I’d honestly like to try it myself and see. Sometimes it’s too bad and there’s nothing to do but respray it. I do think it can be at least improved, if not fixed.
     
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  29. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Agreed....looks like oxidization (<---is that a word?) to me too. Perform a test spot in an inconspicuous area with a light polish or even a cleaner wax to see...after wash and decon of course....I'd like to have a shot at that one as well
     
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  30. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    Thanks Jason, I'll pass along the info. It's on a coworkers son's truck.
     

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