Ask the Guru - Detailing Questions - Page 83 - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1231 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 43
Thanks: 20
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumbo Jet View Post
1500 will not always get the deep scratches out. For the stubborn ones, step up to FG 400 and a Surbuf pad. Leave it on and go right over it with SF 4000 and a white or green pad to jewel it out.
I'll pick up some FG 400. I've tried to take some photos of the areas that are bothering me, but haven't been able to get it to come out visible.

Thank you all for your advice and help. I do have one more question. I was working on another part of the truck today and was taking out a scratch. I gave it much the same treatment as listed above, and got it mostly out. But I did notice that there is a section next to the scratch now that is a tiny bit lighter than the rest of the truck.

It's not too noticeable, but I'm worried that I may have started to burn through the paint. I know that our trucks are notorious for having soft paint, but is it thin enough that I would have begun to burn through it with an orange pad and 1500 (6 passes each way x3)? I didn't just hold the polisher over the scratch, and made sure to work a 12"x12" area to concentrate on this scratch.

Sorry for asking so many questions. I might be expecting too much out of my polisher. I was hoping to make my trucks paint look flawless, but am seeing that reality is going to make me settle for "damn good" instead.
srey is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to srey For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-12-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1232 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
 
firerescue4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Poconos PA
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 1,954 Times in 1,395 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 535 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by srey View Post
I'll pick up some FG 400. I've tried to take some photos of the areas that are bothering me, but haven't been able to get it to come out visible.

Thank you all for your advice and help. I do have one more question. I was working on another part of the truck today and was taking out a scratch. I gave it much the same treatment as listed above, and got it mostly out. But I did notice that there is a section next to the scratch now that is a tiny bit lighter than the rest of the truck.

It's not too noticeable, but I'm worried that I may have started to burn through the paint. I know that our trucks are notorious for having soft paint, but is it thin enough that I would have begun to burn through it with an orange pad and 1500 (6 passes each way x3)? I didn't just hold the polisher over the scratch, and made sure to work a 12"x12" area to concentrate on this scratch.

Sorry for asking so many questions. I might be expecting too much out of my polisher. I was hoping to make my trucks paint look flawless, but am seeing that reality is going to make me settle for "damn good" instead.
I have a few scratches that have not come out. Primarily on the tailgate where I have hit it while loading material. I remain impressed at the imperfections that have come out and accept that it is truck that is used like a truck and things happen.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Crew Max TRD
OME 612 front
Coachbuilder +2 Coachbuilder shackles rear with OME shocks
Ranch hand front bumper
Hawk LTS Pads at 4 corners with Centric Powerslot rotors
35X12.50x20 Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
20X9 +30 Dick Cepek Torque Rims
Diamondback Bed Cover
e-bay Pocket Flares
24" LED Light Bar
K&N drop in

Official Tri-State Member #6
firerescue4 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to firerescue4 For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-12-2014)
post #1233 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 22
Thanks: 25
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have waded through this entire thread and am very glad I did. I learned a lot. Thank you JumboJet.

Few questions:
Can I polish headlights with the DA, menzerna 400, 1500, 4000 and sealant or do I need a special headlight kit that comes with a drill attachment buffer?

Do I polish the glass the exact same way as the paint with sealant and all?

What shampoo do you recommend for interior carpets?

And lastly, how do you recommend washing micro fiber rags and mitts?

Thank you for your help!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2014 CrewMax Limited 2WD
Black with Tan Interior
Limited Package
BSM
Moonroof
ToyoGuard Elite
Spray in Liner
Clear Paint Protection
All Weather Mats
Bed Mat
Sway Bar
LED Interior
Sill Protectors
Predator Step Bars
BedStep
allergyking is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to allergyking For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-14-2014)
 
post #1234 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 04:41 PM
Super Moderator
Premium Member
 
tridacna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 19,418
Thanks: 6,868
Thanked 41,853 Times in 15,149 Posts
Mentioned: 362 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6494 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allergyking View Post
Can I polish headlights with the DA, menzerna 400, 1500, 4000 and sealant or do I need a special headlight kit that comes with a drill attachment buffer?
Sure can and it's much easier than the drill kit.
tridacna is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tridacna For This Useful Post:
allergyking (01-14-2014), Mr. Creosote (01-14-2014)
post #1235 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 29
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allergyking View Post
I have waded through this entire thread and am very glad I did. I learned a lot. Thank you JumboJet.

Few questions:
Can I polish headlights with the DA, menzerna 400, 1500, 4000 and sealant or do I need a special headlight kit that comes with a drill attachment buffer?
Yes you can. No need to spend the extra cash on a another kit

Do I polish the glass the exact same way as the paint with sealant and all?
I clean it and then use a coat of Menzerna Power Lock, but if you have water spots I would hit it with the 400 and see if that helps.

What shampoo do you recommend for interior carpets?
I used Adam's Interior and Carpet Cleaner. Works really well and I have even used it around the house some too.

And lastly, how do you recommend washing micro fiber rags and mitts?

There is a detergent called MicroRestore Microfiber Detergent. I used it and it also works very well. Keeps the towel soft and very absorbent. Home detergent will actually make the towl repel water. Just toss the mitt in with the towels when I wash mine.

Thank you for your help!
I am just a novice, but hope this helps.
garner is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to garner For This Useful Post:
allergyking (01-16-2014), Jumbo Jet (02-06-2014), Mr. Creosote (01-16-2014)
post #1236 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
firerescue4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Poconos PA
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 1,954 Times in 1,395 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 535 Post(s)
Stocking up for spring!!! Chemical guys offered a 2013 Brew set for 36 bucks so I jumped on it twice! Comes with 4 progressive levels of compound / polish, sealant, degreaser, citrus car wash, trim and tire dressing, and a microfiber towel.

I have tried a few of their products with good results. Excited to see how these products compare to Meguiars products.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1390699841760.jpg (68.9 KB, 43 views)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Crew Max TRD
OME 612 front
Coachbuilder +2 Coachbuilder shackles rear with OME shocks
Ranch hand front bumper
Hawk LTS Pads at 4 corners with Centric Powerslot rotors
35X12.50x20 Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
20X9 +30 Dick Cepek Torque Rims
Diamondback Bed Cover
e-bay Pocket Flares
24" LED Light Bar
K&N drop in

Official Tri-State Member #6
firerescue4 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to firerescue4 For This Useful Post:
Jumbo Jet (02-06-2014), Mr. Creosote (01-25-2014)
post #1237 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 08:38 PM
Senior Member
 
jwoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 1,459
Thanked 1,733 Times in 790 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
How are you guys storing your NanoSkin after use? I've used it a couple different times. Tried storing it in the original packaging and it stuck like hell to the plastic sheet it came with. Next time I tried putting some wax paper over the rubber side. Same freaking thing...

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

JWOUTDOORS: BIG RIG CLUB MEMBER #62
2010 DC TRD 5.7 4x4, TRD dual exhaust, BakFlip F1, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, 20x9 Fuel Kranks, 35x12.50 MT Baja ATZ, Toytec coilovers, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, Coachbuilder1 3" shackles, aFe Pro Dry S drop in filter, Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator, Bushwackers, Realtree AP Wet Okoles, BHLM
jwoutdoors is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jwoutdoors For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-26-2014)
post #1238 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Senior Member
 
firerescue4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Poconos PA
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 1,954 Times in 1,395 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 535 Post(s)
Clean it then in a zip lock bag it goes.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Crew Max TRD
OME 612 front
Coachbuilder +2 Coachbuilder shackles rear with OME shocks
Ranch hand front bumper
Hawk LTS Pads at 4 corners with Centric Powerslot rotors
35X12.50x20 Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
20X9 +30 Dick Cepek Torque Rims
Diamondback Bed Cover
e-bay Pocket Flares
24" LED Light Bar
K&N drop in

Official Tri-State Member #6
firerescue4 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to firerescue4 For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-26-2014)
post #1239 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 10:19 PM
Senior Member
 
jwoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 1,459
Thanked 1,733 Times in 790 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Does it not glue itself to the bag?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

JWOUTDOORS: BIG RIG CLUB MEMBER #62
2010 DC TRD 5.7 4x4, TRD dual exhaust, BakFlip F1, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, 20x9 Fuel Kranks, 35x12.50 MT Baja ATZ, Toytec coilovers, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, Coachbuilder1 3" shackles, aFe Pro Dry S drop in filter, Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator, Bushwackers, Realtree AP Wet Okoles, BHLM
jwoutdoors is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jwoutdoors For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (01-26-2014)
post #1240 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Stealth Ninja Moderator
Premium Member
 
StevenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 19,465
Thanks: 871
Thanked 33,618 Times in 15,490 Posts
Mentioned: 904 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11078 Post(s)
Garage
Mine is just sitting in my stack of pads in the cabinet.

2015 Tundra CrewMax 1794 2WD

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ddd
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ddd
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

StevenD is offline  
post #1241 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Senior Member
 
firerescue4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Poconos PA
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 1,954 Times in 1,395 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 535 Post(s)
I haven't had it stick yet.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Crew Max TRD
OME 612 front
Coachbuilder +2 Coachbuilder shackles rear with OME shocks
Ranch hand front bumper
Hawk LTS Pads at 4 corners with Centric Powerslot rotors
35X12.50x20 Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
20X9 +30 Dick Cepek Torque Rims
Diamondback Bed Cover
e-bay Pocket Flares
24" LED Light Bar
K&N drop in

Official Tri-State Member #6
firerescue4 is offline  
post #1242 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 11:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
Posts: 326
Thanks: 26
Thanked 227 Times in 153 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Question

Why is it bad to wash, correct, polish and seal in direct sunlight? Seems like I've read this in many different places. Just curious The scratches/swirls are always more visible to me in direct sunlight. Thanks.
South Coast Stu is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to South Coast Stu For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (02-03-2014)
post #1243 of 1983 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 11:41 AM
Senior Member
 
kstateskier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 2,860
Thanks: 2,120
Thanked 2,407 Times in 1,314 Posts
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 296 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by South Coast Stu View Post
Why is it bad to wash, correct, polish and seal in direct sunlight? Seems like I've read this in many different places. Just curious The scratches/swirls are always more visible to me in direct sunlight. Thanks.
Technically you can do it all in the sun. However it tends to dry out your polish quicker the warmer it is, and the more sunlight you're getting it. If you keep a bottle of half water/half detail spray handy you can keep the dust down and keep your polish pad moist.

First time I corrected my entire truck was in the driveway in direct hot sunlight in South Texas, it can be done!

2017 Tundra Crewmax Limited Weatherby Lake, MO
TRDPro Reservoir shocks Rear
TRD Stainless Dual Exhaust
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

kstateskier is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kstateskier For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (02-03-2014), South Coast Stu (01-28-2014)
post #1244 of 1983 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Senior Member
 
nobonesBP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 226
Thanks: 288
Thanked 705 Times in 184 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
This weekend I scrubbed the textured vinyl/rubber armrests on my doors with a somewhat stiff brush, solution of 10% simple green and soap. After drying, I used Aero 303 -maybe too heavy. This morning the door arm rests look great, but feel a bit tacky, not at all like the plastic. Not sure if I screwed them up with too harsh of a scrub/solution or if I was too heavy on the 303? Any ideas on what I might try?

Last edited by nobonesBP; 02-04-2014 at 01:09 PM.
nobonesBP is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to nobonesBP For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (02-03-2014)
post #1245 of 1983 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 09:53 PM
Senior Member
 
firerescue4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Poconos PA
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 1,954 Times in 1,395 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 535 Post(s)
Let there be foammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. This Spring anyway.
15 bucks at Walmart.com with free store delivery.
Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1392259879891.jpg (47.7 KB, 62 views)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Crew Max TRD
OME 612 front
Coachbuilder +2 Coachbuilder shackles rear with OME shocks
Ranch hand front bumper
Hawk LTS Pads at 4 corners with Centric Powerslot rotors
35X12.50x20 Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
20X9 +30 Dick Cepek Torque Rims
Diamondback Bed Cover
e-bay Pocket Flares
24" LED Light Bar
K&N drop in

Official Tri-State Member #6
firerescue4 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to firerescue4 For This Useful Post:
Mr. Creosote (02-12-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Tundra Discussion > Detailing Tips and Tricks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome