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What do you wash and dry your Tundra with ???

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 55kcement, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Feb 27, 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    55kcement

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    I’m buying some products from chemical brother , was just curious what other are using ?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:18 AM
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    I would stay away from Chemical Guys personally.

    Autogeek has a 20% off sale right now. I use these towels for drying. Will dry the whole truck with 1 towel. I use CarPro Reset for shampoo
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    Acid rain wash and intense climate change sunshine drying.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Alot of them
    The Griots towels are good for drying as well.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Pfm towels for drying
     
  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    teedubbya I like fat booty

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  9. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    Chemical Guys generally takes a bad rap, but their soaps are actually pretty good and now available at WalMart. I believe that HoneyDew Snow Foam can be had there. As far as drying goes, you will find the Griots PFM drying towels tough to beat. Check you local Pep Boys to see if they're on sale. Autozone carries Jay Lenos Vehicle Wash, which is also a very good soap with excellent cleaning power and great lubricity...you just have to like the smell of cherry cough syrup.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    Dawn Dishwashing liquid. Wool mit. In the shade. Air dry. Clean my windows of spots. Light spray on shiner on body to rid it of any spots. Black shows the most White, probably needs nothing.
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    teedubbya I like fat booty

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    Hope you use something to protect the paint
     
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  12. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    Leaning towards Adam's Polishes. Let me get your Opinions!
     
  14. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    Since we were talking wash, I was saying how I wash it, and having a black truck a quick spray on shine helps because of the little bit of spots that appear. I get most of it dried with a leather chamy. Sometimes I just buff the spots out with a soft cotton rag. At least twice a year I'll wax it.
     
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  15. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Only the best H2O by Natures Earth filtered through Big City Water Services and good ole Mamas' Angry "why'd you use my good towels"
     
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    All pretty horrible advice. Just do the opposite of this stuff and you'll be okay
     
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    Yeah not trying to be a dick, but no point in waxing if your everyday wash is dish soap. That just takes off the wax.
     
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  18. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    #sarcasm...if not...#dumbassadvice
     
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    Also, check out Autogeek's sister site, https://www.autopia-carcare.com/. Their current deal is 25% off and free shipping over $50. I don't know why they have 2 sites, but it's the same folks and each site has different deals.
     
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    Foam Cannon - Adams Mega Foam Soap
    Two bucket Wash with grit guards - Adams Car Shampoo
    Microfiber mitt, one panel per side then rinse and resoap.
    Dry with Griots or adams XL drying towel(s)

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    Adams eco-wheel cleaner on wheels
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    Soak and scrub.
    Rinse and blow dry with air compressor.

    Final wipe down with aforementioned towels. quarterly I top with Ceramic Boost. Triple Soft Microber to hand buff to a clean surface. Screen Shot 2020-02-28 at 3.39.24 PM.jpg Screen Shot 2020-02-28 at 3.39.37 PM.jpg Screen Shot 2020-02-28 at 3.39.49 PM.jpg
     
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    Never placed an order with them. Always check other sites first. Will add them to my sites. Autogeek had that exact promotion yesterday. I ordered what I hope to be my last detail purchase for a while.
     
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    I primarily use my children to wash and dry my truck.
     
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    Optimum No Rinse for wash. Rag company Dry me a River waffle weave towels for drying. Hate dragging out the hose for soap washes. Done with that forever.
     
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    I really like the Shine Supply products.
     
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    I’m not really sure what to go with , Adams looks good , chemical guys looks good , griots looks good , they are all about the same price wise I’m just not sure ??
     
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    Go to the detailing section of this forum, and buy the product(s) @War Machine or @Pudge recommend. They are the detailing gods, and our valued product beta testers. Don't get on @Pudge 's bad side though...he's been known to shame detailing companies into oblivion!! :rofl:
     
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    I'm not a fan of Adam's, chem guys makes pretty good soaps but outside that it's just s lot of hype, I have had good luck with griots. I also like carpro, gyeon, shine supply, optimum
     
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    Screw you guys, I'm happy with my results, and been washing this way longer than you probably been alive. A few drops of soap is not going to strip of any wax. It shines good enough for a 13 year old truck. It's not brand new, it's not a $300,000 bentley, so who cares, why do you care. Go spend your money, I gave a cheap way, and it works.
     
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    We care because you're giving someone bad advice. Just because it looks shiny doesn't mean that it's done right. Cars look shiny after drive thru car washes, and we all know how bad those are for a car's paint. You wax twice a year? So you have your paint protected for maybe 2 months per year. You don't need to worry about the Dawn soap stripping any way, in your case there is rarely if ever any wax on the paint anyway. Cotton towels will lead to scratches, as will leather chamois. Air drying is fine if you have soft water or a really good water filtration system, but for most of us we will get water spots. Water spots just don't look bad, they leave minerals on the paint that can etch the clear coat and lead to it peeling. So you do you but don't give shitty advice to someone looking for some help on how to do things right.
     
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