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Anybody used the chemical guys clay pad or the nanoskin and have a preference on which one is better?


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I've used the Nanoskin and it was easy and did a great job.

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Which DA polisher would you guys recommend I was looking at the torq10fx or the griots


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Which DA polisher would you guys recommend I was looking at the torq10fx or the griots


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I assume you're referring to the new Griots Boss? I personally have not tried either one, but they both look very similar to the Rupes and Flex. I'm sure they are both great machines. Please let us know which one you choose and a review would be great.

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Well I made the jump and made a few orders so now I should have my DA polisher and some products later this week and will try my hand at polishing this weekend if I can get the time. Here is a list of the stuff I have on the way

Torq 10fx
multiple polishing pads
Premium Red line microfiber towels
Chemical guys products:
Nonsense
Bare bones
Butter wet wax
Hybrid V7
50/50 Paste wax
V32,34,36,38 Compound and Polishes

A full wash set with multiple buckets and grit guards
Multiple different brushes for wheels and interior
Menzerna Power lock
and I also picked up a $100 mystery box from autogeek so we will see what comes in that later this week!!

I think I got a pretty good jump on stuff so I will see when it gets in if I need anything else.
Im sure I will have plenty of questions as I go along, Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the thread it was a ton of help! Stay tuned for pics later in the week!

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Awsome. Sounds like you have a great order comming in. I like CG products. Hope you were able to take advantage of their 30% off sale this weekend.

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Got my first part of my order in just waiting on one more box of stuff before I hopefully get started this weekend!


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Hey guys I was also wondering after I use powerlock to seal the truck what do I need to do as far as maintenance washes? Do I just wash and dry the truck with mild wash like chemical guys mr. Pink or do I also clay the truck? Not sure if flaying would remove the powerlock?


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Hey guys I was also wondering after I use powerlock to seal the truck what do I need to do as far as maintenance washes? Do I just wash and dry the truck with mild wash like chemical guys mr. Pink or do I also clay the truck? Not sure if flaying would remove the powerlock?


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You do not want to clay as maintinance. It will remove the powerlock. Wash between details using the 2 bucket method with a pH balanced automotive soap. Mr Pink is a fine soap to use.my personal favorite is CG max suds 2. Dry with water then a leaf blower then blot any remaining water with a drying microfiber towel. I use CG after wash was well which helps with drying and lubricates the paint to help avoid swirls. It also adds shine.



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Got my first part of my order in just waiting on one more box of stuff before I hopefully get started this weekend!


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Damn! Now that's a first order! Well done
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Once the rains stop in the Dallas area I want to do my first wash. I picked up the TRD in mid-January.

I was originally thinking of a combo of Chemical guys stuff - something like a foam wash and foam gun (non-pressure washer style), after drying apply a sealant, then a carnuba on top. Then I considered just getting a blackfire kit, then I read about AMMO stuff and looked at a wash/seal/wax kit from there.

I'm reading more people talking about nano-skin, clay bar, rotary DA polishers, etc.

Now I'm 100% confused to the point that I'm liable to dump wax on my leather seats.

Question 1 - My truck came w/the protection sealant junk and the clear-bra. Can I just start simple, do a foam wash, dry, then apply a carnuba across the sealant since it's only been on about 2 months?

Question 2 - If I follow the routine I read on page 120, will this strip that sealant and prepare it to start from scratch? Is there a benefit to polishing a brand new paint job or is that really for something that is older and you're trying to get back to new?

Here's the routing I'm referring to - is this a great way to start, possibly subbing the polish, seal, and wax if I wanted to try something different, but still keeping with this order and application type?

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7 Hours detailing the paint Friday with my new Griots 6 inch DA polisher...
Wash..
Nano skin - windshield included, awesome product, much easier than a clay bar.
Wash again.
Chemical Guys V38 Final Polish
Chemical Guys Jet Seal, windshield included.
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Once the rains stop in the Dallas area I want to do my first wash. I picked up the TRD in mid-January.

I was originally thinking of a combo of Chemical guys stuff - something like a foam wash and foam gun (non-pressure washer style), after drying apply a sealant, then a carnuba on top. Then I considered just getting a blackfire kit, then I read about AMMO stuff and looked at a wash/seal/wax kit from there.

I'm reading more people talking about nano-skin, clay bar, rotary DA polishers, etc.

Now I'm 100% confused to the point that I'm liable to dump wax on my leather seats.

Question 1 - My truck came w/the protection sealant junk and the clear-bra. Can I just start simple, do a foam wash, dry, then apply a carnuba across the sealant since it's only been on about 2 months?

Question 2 - If I follow the routine I read on page 120, will this strip that sealant and prepare it to start from scratch? Is there a benefit to polishing a brand new paint job or is that really for something that is older and you're trying to get back to new?

Here's the routing I'm referring to - is this a great way to start, possibly subbing the polish, seal, and wax if I wanted to try something different, but still keeping with this order and application type?
Put a zip lock baggie on your hand and run it across your tailgate or other body pannel right after washing it. If you feel little bumps you should clay bar (or nanoskin) your paint first. Chances are you will need to clay.

Do you wash your truck in a soft touch car wash? Does light scatter when you look at the reflection of the sun in your paint? If you answered yes to both or either of the above questions you will need a polishing step to get rid of swirls and scratches.

Basic order of operations is as follows.

-Wash with 2 bucket method and pH balanced auto soap
-Clay bar
-Correct paint with DA, foam pads and compound / polish. Foam pad color, DA setting, and compound / polish depends on level of correction needed/desired
-Protect paint with wax, sealant, or coating of choice.

Chemical Guys makes some pretty good stuff but there are a lot of others out there as well including Menzerna, Meguiars, and Sonax. I order most of my stuff through Detailed Image. They run lots of sales and have great customer service. Their shipping is also very reasonable.

Once you narrow down what your paint wants/needs we can talk more about product selection. My experiance has show that if you stick to the name brand higher end products you will be very impressed with the results.

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Thank you sir!

This will be the first wash period - it hasn't been through a machine and lord willing it never will.
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