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

  1. Apr 23, 2020 at 11:49 PM
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    Amazon has it if you were wanting to keep using. I used the honeydew, I really like it. Use in my foam cannon and in bucket.

    Heard good stuff about maxisuds as well
     
  2. Apr 24, 2020 at 1:01 AM
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    I like maxisuds2. One of the only chem guys things I have ever liked.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2020 at 3:26 AM
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    Amazon for the suds. Or Autogeek / Detailed Image.

    As for carpet, I use this stuff called Biokleen Bac Out. Have not met a smell or stain it wasnt able to break down. I also use their detergent in my carpet extractor and a homemade blend for super tough stains I can DM you or post here if folks are interested.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2020 at 4:03 AM
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    Carpro Reset is available on that site. Hands down the best soap on the market in my opinion. Carpro Reload, Jescar Powerlock, and P&S Beadmaker are also favorite sealants of mine that are available on the site.

    As for carpet and upholstery, Shine Supply has the best options, but not available on that site. You may check and see how much shipping would cost from them. Our 10% forum discount may offset it.
     
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  5. Apr 24, 2020 at 4:04 AM
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    Honeydew is great stuff.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    Good stuff, thanks guys. I'd snag some stuff from Amazon, but they're taking forever to ship stuff that they deem "non-essential" these days. I'll check out Shine Supply, but I think exchange and international shipping is going to kill that option for me.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Tons of good car soaps out there. WalMart now carries some Chemical Guys products.....to me Honeydew was better than Mr. Pink. CarPro Reset is probably one of the best soaps on the market, but it's a little on the pricey side. If I'm doing a coated car, thats what I use. For non-coated vehicles, I'm using P&S Pearl Auto Shampoo.....very reasonable at about 20.00/gallon... good cleaning power and lubricity, and tons of suds. If you have an Autozone nearby, they also have been carrying Jay Leno's Vehicle Wash....another very good soap, but you have to like the smell of cherry cough syrup.

    For carpets and upholstery, I've been using Chemical Guys Fabric Clean diluted 10:1
     
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  8. Apr 24, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    Pop and lock, esp storage, access lorado, front tints
    I have used a clay bar and didn’t do the trick. This paint is real thick
     
  9. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM
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    Hey guys, just got a new trd pro and want to buy a pressure washer to keep it clean.... any recommendations on quality? What would the recommended gpm be for a torque big mouth foam cannon???
     
  10. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    A lot depends on your budget, and what else you want to use it for. Ideally, GPM should be around 2.0 GPM. PSI is a lot less important as it pertains to washing a car. You simply do not need 3400 PSI. If you go electric, you can spend big bucks on a Kranzle, or something professional grade but more mid-price, like an AR 630, or you can do like me and buy a lower priced unit. I have a SunJoe SPX3000, rated at 2030 PSI and 1.76 GPM, both of which are overstated. That being said, it does an excellent job and produces good foam. I did remove the 1.25mm orifice from the foam cannon and replaced with with a 1.1mm orifice, which did improve the foam considerably.
     
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  11. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    So I washed my truck this weekend and the surface got plenty wet. I felt with my hands while wet as well as actually stepping on it and it's just like stepping on the plastic not coated like before. Very happy with it! Cleaned up easily too!
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  12. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    What are your opinions on these products?

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  13. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    I've always liked the speed wipe and diablo wheel cleaner.
     
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  14. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Not a big Chemical guys guy. But not much invested there. So use it up. Diablo and the citrus wash and gloss are good products. Happy detailing
     
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  15. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    picked them up today. first time buying name brand cleaners so maybe I don’t screw up my paint. Anyways it need to be painted so.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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    Since Im here. Any of you detailing guys know what’s going on with Tac SystemsUSA? Seems like they pulled out of the States. If true, I’m officially depressed. Love their products. Their site is down. *cries*
     
  17. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    theres a thread about this subject on Autopia....looks like they're back
     
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  18. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    I've not used that brand of foam gun, but I do like using a foam gun in general. The only Chemical Guys products I've used from that photo are Diablo and Citrus Wash and Gloss. Both were decent, not spectacular. Diablo is an average wheel cleaner, but I've since moved on to Sonax and been very happy. The Citrus Wash and Gloss is a nice car wash product, but as far as CG stuff goes, I liked honeydew snow foam better. There were some folks around the internet saying that if you used Citrus W&G at a high enough concentration, you could strip exisitng waxes....never found that to be true.

    CG stuff generally gets bashed.....but give your stuff a legitimate go....you may find that it works well for you
     
  19. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    It is. What great timing. Their site has been down for months. Thank you very much. Moonlight is a great product. Fyi
     
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    I like the Tire Kicker. It leaves a nice finish. I have the Banana Spray Wax, but haven’t used it. The Diablo wheel cleaner was pretty awful. The Power Cone is great for wheels. Haven’t tried the others.
     
  21. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    Have heard very good things about that product...maybe its time to give it a try
     
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  22. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    They have many great products. Reasonably priced as well. Give it a try one day. Shinee wax,one step master,and moonlight are top notch.
     
  23. Apr 27, 2020 at 7:50 PM
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    picked up honeydew today too
     
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  24. Apr 28, 2020 at 4:18 AM
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    Honeydew is the best I’ve tried in a foam cannon. Good stuff.
     
  25. Apr 30, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    How often do you guys change or clean your pads when doing a polish job?
     
  26. Apr 30, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    I go through 6 of the 5.5 inch pads....and 2-3 of the 3 inch......will be giving the Tundra a full detail including decon, correction, polish and seal this weekend. That might be overkill......but I like working with clean pads.
     
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    If you use a brush or air compressor, can probably get away with using 3-4 pads for a full job. Every other pass or so, brush or air the pad clean to keep it fresh.
     
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    I only clean them afterwards. I just use a bunch so I always have a fresh one. I don’t wash and reuse in one sitting. I do the same with microfiber towels.
    Of course, this only works if you don’t mind buying a lot of towels and pads.
     
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    So I'm looking at Lakecountry 5.5" pads and not sure whether to get the Flat cutback DA pads or the CCS pads.
    The DA pads are open cell for better cooling and the CCS pads are closed cell but have the small pockets for cooling.
    Anyone used these and care to comment on how they compare. Price is the same by the way.

    I read the two pads that Turtle wax supplies with their new black ceramic polish are the ccs pads.
     
  30. May 1, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    OK, non-Tundra/car but detailing related. Whenever I do either of our vehicles I do it the right way, correct, hand wash, Powerlock, etc. I also am old with a screwed up back so I do it in the garage, it takes all day, and I hurt for 2 days after.

    That being said, I also have a 2014 travel trailer that I have never washed or detailed. I'd love to do it right, but currently we are already into out 100+ degree days and I also know that my back can't handle it. So my thinking was something is better than nothing and I'd really like to clean it up a bit. I was thinking (until I can devote a few days in cooler weather to do it right) I would try one of those wash and wax products with a telescoping soft brush. This is what I'm looking at now, any thoughts?


    https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guy...1&keywords=wash+and+wax&qid=1588383979&sr=8-3
     
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