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Finally jumped on some REAL detailing. Now the obsession starts.

With some coaching from Jumbo Jet, I set myself up with some Zainos products, Klassee AIO, and a Griots 6" DA with Griots Red and orange pads.

Also got some Meguiars M105 and 205 but planned it for the neglected finish on our 2008 honda odyssey not necessarily my 2012 Tundra.

I just needed a decent day to get it done. It's been a week since I did it. Here's what I did to the Tundra.

Wash and dry, full claybar with Zainos claybar kit.

Used the Griots DA with an orange pad (it's fairly stiff) and applied/removed the Klassee AIO. Then did the Zaino Z2 with the Griots red pad (pretty soft pad). I was amazed. It's incredible how silky smooth the truck feels and looks. What Really impressed me is a couple days ago I noticed it was getting a little dusty looking (not really dirty just looked dusty) but I didn't get a chance to wash it this weekend. Then we had a rainy day Monday and some sprinkles on Tuesday. I was driving around both days so I expected a mess once the sun came back out. Today it's sunny and clear and the truck looks like I just washed it. It's so slippery soft still and not even a water spot from the rain. Like the finish just let everything rinse off. Incredible.

Now, as amazing as it is, I started to get real critical. I do have some spider webbing in the finish when you look in the bright sun reflection. What are my options. Wash with Dawn liquid soap and claybar it back to bare finish then hit it with something like the Meguiars 205 to work some of that out? Where to go from here?

Thanks Jumbo, I never would have thought it would be this easy to get amazing results. I heard a ton of compliments in the past week and I know it can get even better.

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You'll need some swirl mark remover, to get rid of the "spider webbing"


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Haha, that's awesome, and welcome to the club. It sounds like you're hooked, and this is where things go south. Soon hyper vigilance will set in, and you'll be noticing everyone's crappy paint at the stop lights. Oh, it's all fun and games until you want to start experimenting with polishes and waxes. Hiding orders from your wife, trying to rush home and get the Fed-Ex package off the front porch before she gets home. Perhaps I've said too much.

Klasse is a great chemical cleaner, but has very little cutting power. Start with the lightest polish and work up from there. M205 and an orange pad with the Griots on 5 should begin to cut into light swirls. If you're not seeing an improvement, step up to M105, orange pad then follow again with 205.

Dawn is a redundant step if you're claying. Claying will strip the surface clean as it is. Dawn is for the kitchen, not the cars. Any car wash shampoo and clay will strip it clean.

Klasse topped with Zaino is an amazing combo, I'm really glad you liked it. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with it.
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Another one converted! Nothing to add to Jumbo's comment other than you know the rules.... Pix or it didn't happen!


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Ugh oh you're in for it now!

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Today it's sunny and clear and the truck looks like I just washed it. It's so slippery soft still and not even a water spot from the rain. Like the finish just let everything rinse off. Incredible.



That's the best part. Keeping the truck clean is so much easier!
Did you throw out your turtle wax yet?



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Soon hyper vigilance will set in, and you'll be noticing everyone's crappy paint at the stop lights.
I was getting gas the other week, on the other side of the pump was a town car from the limo place down the street. I could see all the swirls in it, it was horrendous. Then it set in that I might have a problem.

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Then it set in that I might have a problem.
Pff I could've told you that
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Lets see some pics Big Shasta!

It is funny how addictive this can become (and how quickly). I did my Tundra during the Thanksgiving break and it was pretty scratched up from off-roading, I honestly spent about 12 hours total on her and I was dead tired when I was done, however, the next day I only had two thoughts 1) I bet I can do even better, 2) I should see how good I can get the wife's old 2002 Grand Prix looking. Not sure when I will have the time but I do want to try both of them.


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I polished my iPhone the other day. 105 orange, 205 orange.... Who's got a problem?! This guy.

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I polished my iPhone the other day. 105 orange, 205 orange.... Who's got a problem?! This guy.
I've been known to do that lol
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I polished my iPhone the other day. 105 orange, 205 orange.... Who's got a problem?! This guy.
That's awesome, I never considered doing my phone but I have been looking around the house and noticing other things I can polish. Can you use car polish on 'other' things too then or are people using different polishes for different items. For instance, I have a huge stainless steel refrigerator and it looks good still but I was thinking it would look amazing with a good polish. Should I hit it will the DA using a good stainless steel polish and them maybe a coat of wax or should I just use some M205 on it?


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Brand new washer and dryer were delivered on Monday. As soon as they were in place they got a layer of Klasse and two layers of Z-2.... it was awesome. Our granite counter tops are sealed with Z-2, our mailbox has Klasse on it, and all of my fly rods are sealed with Klasse and Zaino Z-2.
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oh boy...see what you started.

JC is gonna try Klasse AIO on his teeth.

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oh boy...see what you started.

JC is gonna try Klasse AIO on his teeth.
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Our granite counter tops are sealed with Z-2
How well does that work? The "sealer" they sell at home depot is crap!

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