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What are the best detailing products?... Maybe I can help.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 1BadTundra, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Apr 2, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    What is a good recommendation to wipe down the interior of a 2017 Tundra TSS?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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    Plastic or leather?
    I use 303 for all the plastic. I havent had to really clean the leather, I just hit it with a dry microfiber to get the dust.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2017 at 1:34 AM
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    The market is huge for interior cleaners/protectants. We use Meguiar's interior matte finish cleaner/protectant, and 303 as well. Just stay away from silicone based protectants, they tend to dry out and break down the interior finishes, no matter what kind of car.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2017 at 3:02 AM
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    303!
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2017 at 3:45 PM
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    Can someone recommend a decent foam cannon? I was looking at the Chemical Guys TORQ one, but that price... is it that much better than the other brands that are a 1/3 the price?
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    Amazon has some but I haven't used those. There are some detailing sites starting to offer Spring Sales so you may want to look around.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    I ordered the Fasmov one for like $17 from Amazon. When I use it I will post about it.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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    I've shopped around... just concerned about the quality. I'm willing to part with the cost for the TORQ one, if that price is justified by a tangible quality difference.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    I have used this one and it works great!
    $17 Fasmov Car Wash Pressure Washer Jet Wash 1/4" Quick Release Adjustable Snow Foam Lance Foam Cannon Foam Blasterhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DKC6IY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Just as an FYI - to get the level of foam as advertised by CB you need to use a lot more soap than they say (1oz).
     
  10. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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    Can you make a suggestion for micro fiber towels?
     
  11. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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  12. Jul 16, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    All of the above - applying 303, Waxaddict Tyre stuff, wax removal ...
     
  13. Jul 16, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    You can buy the microfiber towels at the box stores for using 303.
    As far as Tire applicators for Wax Addict product...
    https://www.carpro-us.com/wheels-trim/waxaddict-tyre-applicator/ Or, you can pick up the Eagle one type applicators at the box stores.
    Wax removal...
    https://www.theragcompany.com/value-bundle-eagle-edgeless-16-x-16-microfiber-towel-5-pack/
    These are also good for detail sprays too.
    These I also like because sometimes the shorter nap does the trick...
    https://www.theragcompany.com/the-wizard-16-x-16-premium-plush-microfiber-polishing-towel/

    I always wash my towels before using in warm to hot water, no soft water or fabric softeners. When drying low or no heat and no fabric sheets.
    There is a detergent made for microfibers.
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    I know this is an older post but I was reading back through the thread and saw this. I agree this tool makes cleaning your windshield much easier but I add a step to my process. Before applying my favorite window cleaner (invisiglass), I clean the window with a damp magic eraser. The eraser gets all the haze and oily residue from the gas exchange of the interior plastics. Once you clean it with the magic eraser, dry the glass and then clean it with the microfiber tool and glass cleaner. You'll be amazed with the results.
     
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  15. Sep 20, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    I just bought a new Tundra in July. Water seems to just stay on the truck, instead of beading up and rolling off. What products do you recommend to make this better and protect the paint.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    Meguires NXT
     
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  17. Sep 21, 2017 at 6:36 AM
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    For an all around performer, Meguiars NXT 2.0 is great stuff. I can do the entire truck in like 15-20 minutes, and it lasts a reasonable amount of time.

    I wouldn't match it up against some of the products detail nerds around here use - but for a weekend warrior just looking to keep the truck looking nice - its perfect. I apply every few months, and use the Meguiars detail spray in between.

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  18. Sep 21, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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    I need someone to do a good detail job on my truck.....and the 4 runner.....and i'm a broke college student.....:frusty::ballchain:

    I've looked at the chemical guys stuff. It looks to really do the job.
     
  19. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks MistrRoboto I think we have the exact same truck.

    Truck.jpg
     
  20. Sep 25, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    This thread is great. Just bought a new pressure washer yesterday as well as $250 worth of products off of Amazon. Super pumped to wash my truck. Embarrassed to say I haven't yet, bought it new in April. I have two questions that I'm hoping you guys can help with. Number one is the bottom of the truck seems to have some kind of protective plastic wrapcover.jpg brake dust.jpg , is it okay to clay bar over this? And number two, what is this build up? Is that from the brake dust? Am I supposed to be able to get that off with just washing, or is that what will be removed with the clay bar? Sorry for the newb questions, just trying to get this done right.
     
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  21. Sep 25, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    Do some searching in the detailing section. And do whatever @WarEagleSteve says to do. Not sure what products you just bought are, but let us know. There's good advice here, especially Steve.

    Oh and welcome aboard!

     
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  22. Sep 26, 2017 at 4:12 AM
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    You can clay bar it just don't put a lot of elbow grease in it and make sure you use a good amount of lubricant spray. Try a small section first before going crazy. Preferably in an inconspicuous spot.
    Next, try above first then let us know if the build up is gone. You may need a tar or ferrous metal remover...we'll see.
    Just an FYI....using a clay bar "could" induce some minor swirling so hence easy on the protective film and paint for that matter...:thumbsup:
    I'm guessing you've washed it already and that build up was still there?
     
  23. Sep 26, 2017 at 4:18 AM
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    Check this article out...
    http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/how-to-remove-rail-dust-with-carpro-ironx-and-a-clay-bar/

    And this...
    http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/how-to-properly-use-a-clay-bar/
     
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    It is time to purchase more Waxaddict tyre conditioner, applicators. I gave some extra Waxaddict bottles and sample size bottles of Chemical Guys butter wet wax and their Mr Pink to others to try.

    I came close to buying more Waxaddict from CarPro.us this weekend but will wait for Black Friday to see if there will be any discounts.

    @WarEagleSteve, what do you think of Waxaddict slick tyre dressing vs their tyre conditioner. I am thinking of trying that too.

    Thank you,
     
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    Good morning Jim!
    After trying both, I prefer the Tyre Conditioner. The dressing is ok but nothing beats the original!

    As far as sales, Car Pro has started their “pre pre pre pre pre B.F. sales....:thumbsup:
     
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    Hey Jim and @WarEagleSteve

    Any better foam (or other) applicators available than what came with the tyre conditioner?

    Aggressive sidewall of BFG KO2 chewed mine up pretty quickly.
    Something that can be held with the hand and not just fingers.
     
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    So I just looked on Chemical Guys and they have a wax that costs $2500 for 8 oz...WHAT?!?! :crazy:
     
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  29. Nov 13, 2017 at 5:06 AM
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    Soooooo, you’re not buying...:rofl::rofl:
     
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    For $2500, I'd just LineX the whole truck and be done with it
     

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