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Winter prep and other advice

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by yosh2000, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Dec 21, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    yosh2000

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    For Christmas, I want to help my bro in law revive his 2002 4runner. I have the pictured equipment currently, anything else I would need I would need to get at a local BM store, as we don't have time to get anything shipped.

    Not sure the last time the car was waxed? So, I was thinking the following:

    1. Wash
    2. Clay
    3. Polish
    Then what? Klasse all in one? Wax then klasse sealant? Not sure the next steps after above.

    Also, what pads should I use for what?

    If @SouthBoundSteve or other pros around here could give me a bullet point order of what to do and what products to use I sure would appreciate it. This is part of my bro in laws Christmas present!

    Sidenote, for my 17 tundra, should I use the all in one or sealant to protect for the upcoming CO winter?

    Thanks all!!

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  2. Dec 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    Great, thanks so much for the info! I think I'll go get the polish.

    It's a 2002 4runner, no idea on paint, I assume just a single stage paint. It's the champagne color. Basically a slightly darker silver.

    I'll have to double check the pads, they are lake country. I'll have to go to their website and check with the pad color equates to. Denser pad for the polish and a softer pad for the klasse?

    Bro in law is not particular at all, as all he has done is wash it! Clay, polish and the klasse I think will really blow his socks off!

    Do I need any wax after the klasse? It's my understanding the glaze is all I need after the all in one. Thinking 4runner and my new tundra.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    Old post from the detailing forum.....

    Autopia-CarCare.com offers Lake Country CCS Foam Pads in the following foam blends.

    • Yellow Cutting Foam - Use this pad to apply compounds or polishes to remove severe oxidation, swirls, and scratches. It is the most aggressive and should only be used on oxidized and older finishes. Always follow this pad with an orange or white pad and a fine polish to refine the paint until it is smooth.
    • Coarse Green Cutting/Polishing - This foam is of medium density with the ability to level very fine scratches and very light oxidation. Use light swirl removers with this pad.
    • Orange Light Cutting Foam - Firm, high density foam for scratch and defect removal. Use this pad with polishes and swirl removers. It’s an all around pad that will work on most light to moderate imperfections.
    • White Polishing Foam - Less dense foam formula for the application of waxes, micro-fine polishes and sealants. This pad has very light cutting power so its perfect for pre-wax cleaners.
    • Green Polishing/Finishing Foam - Use this foam to apply one-step cleaner waxes. It is a balance of polishing and finishing that is perfect for all-in-one product application.
    • Gray Finishing 6.5 inch Foam Pad - Composition is firm enough to withstand added pressure during final finishing to remove buffer swirls. It has no cut and will apply thin, even coats of waxes, sealants, and glazes.
    • Blue Finessing Foam – Pad has soft composition for applying glaze, finishing polish, sealants, and liquid waxes. Flat pad provides full contact with paint surface to minimize the pressure applied by the user.
    • Red Ultrasoft Wax/Sealant Foam - This soft, imported foam is ideal for applying the final coat of wax or sealant. The foam works especially well when applying liquid waxes or sealants because it is firm enough to keep the majority of the product on the paint, rather than soaking it up. The red foam has no cut or cleaning ability.
    • Super Soft Gold Jewelling Foam - The CCS Super Soft Gold Jewelling Pad is made of Lake Country`s softest foam. Use the gold pad to apply a very fine polish or glaze as the final step of the polishing process. Jewelling is the term coined for this step because it intensifies gloss and reflectivity, like a jewel. The gold foam pad also works well for wax and sealant application.

    Chart here. https://p11.secure.hostingprod.com/@auto-geek.net/ssl/charts/buffing-pad-chart-lc.htm
     
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  4. Dec 21, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    Class is in session. Professor Steve in the house.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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    Tight, thanks @Tundra Fan that's exactly what I needed! Steve pm'd me and got me lined out on the klasse. Y'all are great, thanks for the help!
     
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    Steve-O and Pudgy got me thinking........

    Can I maple syrup my paint for added sheen and get that candy coated shell I’ve been looking for? :notsure:
     
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