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TopCoat F11 is the Proverbial Shiznit.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Backslider, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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  2. Aug 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    Still debating how I'm gonna go about the first wash after applying the first coat. Guess I'll have to wait and see how dirty it even gets and how much spraying water alone will take off, but plan is to do my normal 2 bucket method but using just my wash mit and water, no soap, then apply 2nd topcoat. Is that what most of you guys are doing?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    That's pretty much exactly what I have been doing. I sometimes pressure wash before hitting.
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    Water and microfiber will be fine. I was skeptical too but after doing it I feel better now.
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    That was supposed to say "mitting."

    I've gotten pissed and hit some vehicles in my day, so far not my Tundra..
     
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  6. Aug 9, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    I'm amazed right now. Put about 150 miles on the truck today, about 15 of it being in the rain. Got a haircut then ran home and by the time I got home literally 95% or better of the water had fallen off the truck. I hopped out and spent about 45 seconds whiping a couple drops of water and two dirty water spots behind my rear wheels and now it looks like I just washed it again. Excited to put another coat on.
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    @ToyotaTundraMike this stuff is addicting. That's why I purchased the gallon! Topcoat everything!
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    Interested in seeing how much I use next time if I only used about 2 ounces on the 1st coat. Gonna try it out on my bicycle frame next time I wash it as well, should do great on it. Yeah...I better go ahead and order the gallon as well lol.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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    If you guys aren't already, try it on wheels. It's pretty flippin' awesome watching literal mud rinse right off. =]
     
  10. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    Yeah I did my black TRD Pro rims and it brought a shine to them that I haven't seen before. It seems to do really well on anything black/dark. I'm actually about to go outside and try it on my toolbox since it was dirty from me standing on it to topcoat the roof last night.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2017 at 5:01 PM
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    Mine finally arrived today. I emailed them and miraculously within an hour I had a shipped email confirm - then it came a day later in the mail. I am convinced they lost my order. No actual response from a human being though. Poor customer service. Hopefully the product outshines the customer service - pun intended.
     
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  12. Aug 12, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    Decided to do the same strip wash/clay/rinse/dry/f11 process on my girls GMC. Now hers looks better than mine, wtf.

    I have now done the 1st coat on both vehicles top to bottom and still have about 90% of the 16 ounce bottle left (used all of the small bottle). If you guys arent using the small round microfiber applicator pads to apply than you are probably wasting a lot of product.

    Second coat going on my truck one afternoon next week. Has rained almost every day and my truck still looks good. Some dirty water spots but thats to be expected with how much driving I have done in the rain since last wash.

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  13. Aug 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    Good tip on the applicator. I have some new ones stored but never thought to use them. I'll give it a shot next time.

    Your first picture is TundraProLevel with the reflection..
     
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    Wow excellent results on that GMC!!! Yeah I learned from the first use. First time I used the microfiber they supplied and I wasted lots. On the Tundra I used an applicator pad and I barely used any. Can't wait to add more coats but I just don't need it at this time.

    What do you recommend as a stripper? I'm talking about the one to remove the wax....!
     
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    The adams polishes strip wash has been doing the job for me. I probably don't need another coat yet on the Tundra either but I'm curious to see how easy the 2nd coat goes on and how easy the dirt comes off without using soap. Plus I ordered a pack of cleaning brushes from meguiars that ill be eager to try when they get here this week. Been skipping cleaning my wheel wells due to not wanting to ruin a good rag or wash mit.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    I think it might be smart to put on a second coat before the first wears off - my understanding is that this fortifies the product's bond to your car's surface and helps increase overall protection. I just hand washed my wife's car, when the sun backs off a bit I'm going to give it a wipe and probably a quick once-over with TopCoat.
     
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    Thats my thinking as well. Gonna try and get about 4 coats on within the next month or so that way it builds up and lasts longer.
     
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    Ordered my gallon on Monday and it shipped out on Thursday. Should get here next Thursday. Not sure why some people have issues delays with their orders.
     
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    Fin.

    No power on the Nikon so cell phone pics will have to do.

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    I hadn't wash the truck in a while but when I did the dirt came off so easily after the 2nd coat, put the third coat on today and I'm hooked, makes cleaning my truck so easy and gives it a good shine, saves sooooooo much time, gallon coming soon lol
     
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    Hope you got some mango habanero.
     
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    Do You wash with water only?
     
  23. Aug 14, 2017 at 3:47 AM
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    Yeah the ones you can get at any autopart store or walmart in the car detailing isle are the ones I have been using. They come in white or blue.

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    Yup, I just pressure wash it first, that alone gets rid of 80% of the filth, then I grab a clean microfiber with my left hand and the water hose with my right hand, so I'm spraying the truck as I go, the microfiber effortlessly glides over the surface and I apply almost zero pressure on it and that's all it takes, it's like using the eraser in Microsoft paint lol the way it so easily glides I don't feel like I'm scratching the paint.
     
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    F11 delivery today, will try to get to it this weekend.IMG_1688.jpg
     
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    First layer on the gas saver, it's awesome on dark colors.

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    2nd coat went on the truck last night after washing with just water and a wash mit. Went on a little easier than the first, feels extra slick this time. Never felt like I was scratching truck while washing with just the wet mit.

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