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

  1. Jul 8, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    Pudge how are those spots doing. I had similar areas and even though some people disagreed I used a magic eraser on it then compound/polish after a little time it looked great. But of course my truck is white so your blue maybe a little different
     
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  2. Jul 8, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    Question for the griots 3-1 ceramic spray guys out there.

    I’m wondering if I can use it as a topcoat over my cquartz U.K. I have been applying elixir and reload at time intervals that have been recommended
     
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    Detailers...New to the game, using a DA polisher but the polish is drying out very quickly. Any thoughts... too much product, not enough? After doing a panel I would have to rub fairly hard to lift all the polish. Any help would be awesome
     
  4. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:36 PM
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    All right let’s get some more info

    what da?
    What pad?
    Polish?
    Temp outside?
    Sun shade garage?
    What MF towels?

    What is you application process of polish to pads?
     
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    Watch this, I just happened to watch a ton of them today. May help ya out. Skip to about the 6:25 mark.. https://youtu.be/QEY-hyXkJKg
     
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    Watched the video... seems like I did too large an area... one door for example with too little product... I added 5/6 small drops directly to the pad. So I should do half that area with the same amount of product. I’m also gonna switch to the Adams Polish. But I do t have a lot of correction...It’s a 2020 that I baby and wash once a week. I use griots wax... so I think a better polish might also help me out.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2020 at 2:25 PM
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    Is it a black pad? I think you may not be applying enough product. I usually wet the pad slightly if it’s brand new with some griots speed then wipe some polish around the pad with my fingers (if that makes sense) then I will apply 5-6 dots of product on the pad and with the da off touch it to the paint in the area I’m about to polish. Then I do a small area for example I break the hood into 3 spaces then each body section is an area. Do me a favor try applying some product on a small hand pad and apply to a 12"x12" section then buff off with mf flip mf and give a final wipe and see how that does. Make sure you use more then one pad on a da or use a compressed air gun to clean the pad if available. I don’t use turtle wax anything so I have no experience with that specific product but let’s see if it’s human error or not.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    I do a whole door but I will sometimes add a little more product in the middle of application it comes down to the feel and look of the product when I apply which takes time to get good at.
     
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    Skip Adams polish and go with griots
     
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    I’ll try it. I’m not using the black pad... Using the white pad and definitely doing too large an area. I’ll fix those 2 issues and let you know... Thanks for the advise
     
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    They look the same. I have done anything to them yet. I might do a decal
     
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    Lots of factors here mentioned earlier. I like to spray a little carpro immolube on my pads, seems to help the drying issue.
     
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    @Swfltoyomafia any experience with Griots perfecting cream as a polish? With my paint and it’s newness think it would be a good choice? Or just griots complete polish?
     
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  15. Jul 8, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Cheap air brush. Optimum tire sealant. I still have remnants of this sealant I applied a year ago, and I tried to get it off. We'll see how this technique works. 2 coats done. First one i rubbed in with a MF towel. Second coat was fine mist, no rub. Done right this keeps tires looking good for 6-12 months minus curb scuffs lol

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    Boss perfecting cream is the one I use from them.
     
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    That looks great. Do you have issues with over spray from the mist?
     
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    No clue lol, but I know it only sticks to rubber so I think I'm okay. Sun came out. Still not sure if I like this stuff but I have a lot so I tried again. I just wish it was easier to remove.

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    Link to the air brush piece? Looks good man.
     
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    So I finally got to wash my truck last night and try out the kwazar sprayer....awesome! I'm a lil upset I haven't been using this before. I'm using it for my cleaner for my tires and fender liners. Didn't tear up my hands doing it and also notice I got through product a lot quicker, but it does exactly what I need it to do. Thanks for the suggestions @Swfltoyomafia and @War Machine .
     
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    Perfect use for that sprayer. Glad your liking it.
     
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    $12 for a 17 oz. spray bottle? That hurts my soul.
     
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    I bought it on sale...but trust me...if you have something that you spray alot, it works awesome and it's worth it
     
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    Tire express is on sale today at autogeek. $15.99 a bottle FYI
     
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    My recently purchased black Tundra has swirl marks in the paint .... assuming from brush car washes. I've got a porter cable 7424, and was going to use lake country white pads with black fire one step all in one. Does that sound like a good plan?

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    I would think so. You might need to move up to orange. I would test it out in a small area 6”x6” and see how it does. I like black fire products so you should be good there.
     
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    Do a test spot, but I can almost guarantee white pads wont get the results you're after.
     
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    Thanks! Since I need to order pads, maybe I'll do 4 white and 2 orange...or maybe 3 And 3? I think they usually come in qty of 6.

    Edit;. Was a little hesitant to use an orange pad on the typical thin Toyota clear, but maybe that isn't as big of a deal as it seems?
     
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    I wouldn’t be scared of orange. If that’s the pad you need order 3-4 to do the whole truck
     
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