Detailed: 2007 Toyota Tacoma TRD

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Well my well decorated truck paid off again. This new client actually saw my truck about 2 months ago and had been to busy to give me a call. When he did, I knew of him and I also knew I wanted his business. He owns 5 vehicles as well as two boats. He is a land developer/contractor and is part owner in 3 local subdivisions. This vehicle is his daily driver and I knew that is was my test. Get this one right and more is on the way!!!

    Here's the process......

    Start Time:
    8:00am
    Finish Time:
    1:30pm
    Payment:
    300.00USD

    Wheels, Tires, and Wells:
    (Purple Power Degreaser 2:1 & Meguiar's Wheel Brightener 4:)
    Man the wells and tires were coated in red clay. It took two applications of degreaser and blastings with my pressure washer to get clean. The wheels cleaned up nicely with Wheel Brightener. The tires were seales with Armor All Tire Foam. The wells received a coating as well. The wheels were protected with NXT 2.0.

    Engine Bay:
    (Purple Power Degreaser 2:1 & Armor All Tire Foam)
    Simply degreased the pressure washed. While wet, the tire foam was applied and the hood shut. The engine was started and let run while I washed the exterior. It's really that easy!

    The Wash Cycle:
    (Chem. Guys Citrus Wash via Foam Gun)
    The first foaming was left to sit for about 2-3 minutes then pressure washed. The second foaming was preceded with a hand washing with a white Schmitt. Drying was handled by a Cobra Guzzler.

    Paint Compounding:
    (Menzerna's SIP via rotary & LC Black CCS Pad)
    This combo did quick work of the deeper swirls and minor scratches. The tailgate had some deeper ones but SIP took care of them. I found that this Toyota paint was pretty forgiving which only means there will be more in the paint later for me to correct again!

    Paint Polishing:
    (Meguiar's #82 Swirl Free Polish via rotary & LC Blue CCS Pad)
    There was a few holograms and marring left by SIP so I wanted to remove them and give the paint a nice pop. I simply love #82. So easy to work with and really gloss's the clearcoat nicely. It raises the metallics up nicely as well.

    Paint Protection:
    (Meguiar's NXT 2.0 via PC and EDGE2K Red Pad)
    This product is a joy to use. Easy to apply, easy to remove, and smells great! Looks are comparable to some of the higher end waxes/sealant that I've used.........at a fraction of the cost.

    Interior:
    The interior was immaculate. Other than the floor protectors (degreased and pressure washed), all that were needed was a vaccuum and wiped down. Then all surfaces were protected with DP's Interior Protecant.

    Here's the horrible working conditions that I was introduced too......YEAH RIGHT!
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    A "slightly" dirty ride. I'm kind of used to it by now here where I live.
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    Here is the paint's condition after washing. I have seen worse....
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    Nothing like swirl free metallics to steal the show!
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    This is how the engine bay turns out with my above process. No wiping needed!
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  2. Labster

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    Great work as usual justin... I hate the fact that you can work in short sleeves...It's freaking mind numbing cold up here!
     
  3. justin30513

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    Well it did warm up to 48* that day!
    LOL!

    Freaking heat wave for me too!
     
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    nice one. the weather's been so shitty up here i can't get anything done. :hs:
     
  5. justin30513

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    It's put a hurt on me some this winter. Man, it's been nice for a week now and the phone's ringing like crazy. Makes me and my wife feel better.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Two questions:

    1) Why put the dressing on the engine when wet?
    2) Why such a non-aggressive pad (Black LC CCS, assuming you meant what most call gray as Im not aware of a black bad) with the SIP. I wouldn't think that would make much of a dent.

    Ozz
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks really good as usual, Justin. How do you find time to take so many pictures though?
     
  8. justin30513

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    Well the rest of the truck is wet and unwashed so over spray doesn't matter. The heat from the engine evaporates the water leaving behind the protectant. The main reason I do it like this is because it's easy and I don't have to touch anything. No wipe down.

    I always start with a non aggressive set up. If it works then it works. I don't go more aggressive. It's black to me. I have a gray and there is a difference. This one is a little more aggressive than the blue. Remember, I'm using the rotary and a product that is intended for the rotary. This paint was pretty soft too.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Post a link to the black CCS page.
     
  10. justin30513

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    I see where the confusion of black/gray is coming in.

    LC's site calls them black.......
    http://lakecountrymfg.com/foampads_ccs_dafoam.html

    and Autogeek's calls them gray.......
    http://autogeek.net/ccs-5-5inch-foam-buffing-pads.html

    Either way, they are same pad. Perfect fro me. Black and blue are my favorite with the rotary and right polish/compound. I also prefer the rounded edged pads over the sharp edged ones. Just my preference though.

    On another note, 5.5 inch low profiles are what should only be used with the PC. With less rotating mass, my PC felt like a new machine!!! So much cut.
    Here's the 3M pads that I'm using with my PC now. Awesome deal and they are the real thing.....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/10-3M-Perfect-I...yZ109476QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    Question about the Tire foam in the engine bay.

    Doesn't it attract dirt? or is that the idea so they'll keep coming back :)
     
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    I've been using this process on engines for a long time now. It lasts and doesn't attract any more dirt than usual. It's a lot better than coating it with silicone.
     
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    I can understand that. Silicone is nasty shit:hs:
     
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    i have to start charging like u.
     
  15. Jay487

    Jay487 What's Life If You Ain't Enjoyin' It?

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    wow, sick house, look at that view! and awesome work, that black paint looks nice now

    edit: anything you need to be specifically careful of when cleaning an engine bay? I've never really sprayed one down before..
     
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    do some searching. it's been adressed quite often here lately.
     

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