Detailed: 2004 Toyota Tacoma (Red)

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Well, it's nice to be using my camera again! This one belongs to one of my local bankers here in Blue Ridge. I've done some repo's for him and the bank in the past. This Tacoma will be given to his son, tomorrow, for his 16th birthday. I did more on this one than I should have but I had nothing else today and I wanted to learn Menzerna's Nano (106) some more.

    Here's the process...........

    Wash Cycle:
    NXT Tech Wash & Purple Power Pre-Wash
    (20 oz. of wash and 12 oz of the degreaser applied via foam gun)
    This mix is my go-to pre-soak. It works well at cleaning bugs, tires, and rims. I let the foam soak for 5 minutes and then rinse. I follow with a DP Four -in- One rinseless wash. Drying is handles by a Guzzler.

    Tires, Wells, & Engine Bay:
    (Armor All Tire Foam after cleaning foam)
    The bay, wells, and tires were coat in Armor All Tire foam and let sit. The engine was the started and let run for 20 minutes to bake. The tires and trim were then treated to a coat of Armor All Tire Gel. Looked nice on the fender flares.

    Paint Correction:
    Menzerna's PO106ff
    (Applied with Cyclo and EDGE2K Yellow Pads)
    Today was an experiment to try to handle the dusting that comes with this awesome polish. I first wet the pads with a QD mix of Four -in- One. I rubbed the solution into the pad. I then put two, tiny drop of PwS onto each pad. I rubbed this into the pad by hand as well. Ok. On to polishing now. When I came to each section of the truck (door panel, hood, etc.), I would use ONE dime sized drop of 106 per Cyclo pad (it has two pads). Guess what? No dusting and the polished wonderful abilities were not hindered at all! I want someone else to try this out and give me some feed back with this process. Use your own QD too. This polish is simply awesome. I don't see me using anything else for a long time.

    Paint Protection:
    Poorboy's EX
    (Applied with Cyclo and EDGE2K White Pads)
    I've had a sample of this for a while now (thanks supercharged) and have not used it. Someone told me I needed to try it out on red so here goes. Wow! The carnauba in EX really made it the red deepen and appear wet. Reminded me a lot of Souveran liquid. I'm pretty happy with this LSP. I will have to use up the remaining amount so I can get more!

    The interior was in perfect shape. No pics required for it. Just a vacuum and wiped down.

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    The headlights were done with 106 as well.........
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  2. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    i need to get one of those foam guns, they like a lot of fun.
     
  3. Willey2cool

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    yeah the foam guns look like they save alot of time
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looking good, Justin!

    Have you tried mixing 30% Clearkote RMG into 106? Adds some depth and wetness to the crystal clear look of 106 and cuts down on some of the dusting.

    I agree about EX w/carnauba, really nice sealant/wax blend. You'd probably like Carnauba Moose even better though.... ;)
     
  5. Run N. Gun

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    "Dude, some guy splooged your truck!" LOL The whole truck looks incredible! I love the before/after engine shots. Nice work, Justin.
     

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