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Any trick for getting the lines out where my fender flares were or is it a lost cause?


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Do you have a PC or Griots polisher? And can you feel the paint worn down with your fingernail? Or is that just a line of build-up or dirt from the flares?

I'd start with a wash and clay of the panels, then a light polish to remove the lines, if they are just build-up.
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No I don't but I will try what you said first. I thinks it is a lot of tiny little scratches. But idk. Thanks!


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Would 303 Aerospace Cleaner be safe on my black high-gloss dash kit, the a/c panel as well as the grey plastic? Nothing I've tried has ever cleaned the grey plastic all that well. I've heard great things about 303 and have used the basic armorall products that seem to attract tons of dust. Ready to try something new..

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303 is a great cleaner. Have you tried a glass cleaner on the high gloss dash kit yet? I clean mine with 1Z Einszettes Windscreen Clear.
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I also use window cleaner for my dash and consoles. Then finish with Adams VRT.

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Re: Ask the Guru - Detailing Questions

Hey Jumbo first off thank you very much for sharing your expertise.
Is it ok to use a TOUCH FREE auto wash? Im usually pretty busy and when I get ramdom bird droppings or other things on my paint I want them off now. I dont always have time to give it the good wash at home. Are the chemicals at car washes too harsh? I NEVER use their brushes.

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I personally don't use them, but I will sometimes use the ones with the pressure washers to get the undercarriage clean after driving on the beach. Some, not all, but some use harsher chemicals that strip your wax off. It's a gamble without knowing what kind of soaps they use, but the ones by my house buy 55 gal. drums of a harsh, non-ph balanced cleaner from a local distributor that I use for misc. stuff. So I only use the pressure washers.

I guess it boils down to, I'd rather use the touch less wash than let bird crap etch my paint.
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Wipe bird poop off with water and wash when you get time. Those machines will jack your paint up making it worse.
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Maybe my best bet then would be to just use the water spray alone to clear off debris.

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RO or distilled water gets poop off fast and easy due to its low ph. Keep a bottle on deck at all times. No need to wipe much as the low ph water loosens it right up.
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Any recommendations on gray fender flares, and weathered rubber molding that should be black??
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Any recommendations on gray fender flares, and weathered rubber molding that should be black??
Adams Super VRT and/or Adams In and Out spray. I love Super VRT for my bed rails and the plastic cowl around the wipers. Beads water for months.

For the weathered rubber molding around the windows, try Klasse AIO. I've restored many a rubber trim with Klasse AIO. Wipe it on, and wipe it off.... super easy.
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