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08-24-2009, 07:54 AM #11
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- Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in the Florida Panhandle, so far out that we are in the Central Time Zone
I use Dri Wash 'n Guard exclusively for the past 25 years. It is not a wax, and can be used without washing the vehicle. It is not a wax, but leaves the finish super slick. The resultant finish is so slick that the love bugs pop right off. I do a treatment to the front of the truck before any road trip during love bug season.Brian McCabe
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
'05 Yukon XL 2500 Quadrasteer
'11 Silverado 3500
08-24-2009, 08:55 AM #12
here are some good resources for you.
I buy all my detail supplies from autogeek I use for the most part the Poorboys line of waxes they work well for me ( I hate the smell of regular wax and when you detail for several hours the smell gets to me Poorboys products smell like bubblegum, don't eat it though!) but there are many good brands. Mothers, Meguiars, Pinnacle, Adams, Zymol. The list is endless find a product you like and use it often.
Canislupis your truck looks awesome whatever you are doing keep up the good work.
If you really want to see a difference though buy random orbital polisher a Porter Cable 7424 or a
Flex xc 3401, if you get real aggresive by pushing to hard the pad will stop spinning and you wont damage your paint, until you practice stay away from a rotary they make alot of power and the pad will not stop spinning so you have to keep it moving. Keep in mind though that a rotary can make short work of scratches and swirl marks with a random it is alot more work but you can still get good results here is a picture of my truck after I detailed it. Any detail questions I will be glad to try and help you guys out.
(keep in mind in the picture I am standing back 12-15 feet and you can still see my reflection in the paint!)
Last edited by rmagni; 08-26-2009 at 12:54 PM.
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08-24-2009, 04:18 PM #13
i use turtle wax dont remember which one
2003 Z71 Silverado LS
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08-24-2009, 10:49 PM #14
I have always been tied between Adams and Smartwax, they are both amazing but the Adams VRT is the best rubber and plastic shinner ever! No matter what how much you use ,never greasy and doesn't fling on body sides AT ALL, so i will have to say im 65 percent adams and 35 percent smartwax!"Assumptions are the mother of all F***-ups.
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08-24-2009, 11:12 PM #15
i just waxed my truck with eagle one's nano wax (mainly because i got it extremely cheap and something new to try) and i was very impressed with it. the shine was just as good as before when i used turtle wax IMO. i washed down the truck first and then applied it with a microfiber cloth.
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08-24-2009, 11:14 PM #16
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
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08-24-2009, 11:14 PM #17
Turtle Wax ICE products also work very well!
08-25-2009, 12:30 AM #18
i hated the ice products, i am a big fan of Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 the results are awesome!!-Nick
2013 Silverado 1500 4x4 LT, Z71 Appearance Package, Vortec 5.3L AFM
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08-25-2009, 01:13 AM #19
It is soft and wont scratch paint or wax, but will get into tight seams and remove all that white stuff.
I also wanted to say to try a pure carnuba wax, very hard wax, made from a plant from Brazil, so it is plant based as opposed to petroleum based.
Final tip, NEVER use dish soap to wash your truck, all petro based (oil based) waxes will just dissolve and wash off. I use Mothers car wash, it is non detergent, and all your work will last.
08-25-2009, 07:25 AM #20