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09-12-2011, 06:28 AM #11
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09-13-2011, 12:23 AM #12
I've heard turtle wax and mcguires are normally the top brands. I"ve only used cleaner wax and haven't gone into the polish/ wax.
My question is... Is it best to hand wax it all and clean it off with a towel, or do you guys recommend buying a polish and the whole 9 yrds with it? I got a black truck, and i really reall want the dark rich wet black tone to it.2002 Gmc sierra
5.3 v8 1500
k&n air intake
20inch liquidmetal dyno 6's
xlerator dual exhaust.
09-13-2011, 09:35 AM #13
Go Big or Go Home !! I would take it the whole 9 yrds. I have done it both ways and seem to be much happier with the result after the polish!
2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Black Leather Interior
6" Fab Tech Lift Kit
BDS Front Skid Plate
35 inch Nitto Terra Grapplers
Aftermarket Fender Flares
20 Inch Mamba Rims
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Custom Flowmaster Exhaust
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TOFF Spray in Bedliner
Billet Front Chevy Bow Tie
1% tint all the way around, 70% on front window
09-13-2011, 02:06 PM #14
Claybar, polish and wax. Smooth as a baby's butt!:cool:
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6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
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09-13-2011, 02:45 PM #15
X2 on what STB has mentioned.....After I Wash my Truck.....I then do a Clay Bar.....which is a Must before applying a Polishing Compound and Wax.
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09-13-2011, 07:49 PM #16
09-13-2011, 08:26 PM #17
I only wax the yukon with traditional turtle wax once in the spring and once in the fall before winter. throughout the summer i use the turtle wax ice, it is ever so simple, spray it on wipe it around, turn the terry cloth over and buff. I do the windows, chrome and everything with this. I am disabled and for the 15 minutes or so it is all I can tolerate & I get excellent results."The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."
2004 GMC Yukon, 4X4 SLT, 5.3L Vortex, leather interior...
Trail Master 2.5" leveling kit, Skyjacker shocks up front, EGR 1.25" Fender Flares
Putco Punch Grille Insert, gamut of Putco chrome accesories, IPCW chrome/clear taillights, velour dash cover by CoverKing
Running on 265/70/17 Cooper Discover AT3's
01-12-2012, 04:26 PM #18
Bringing an old thread back from the dead here, but figured some things needed to be clarified.
Polishing is the only way to remove swirl marks, and it almost always requires a machine if you want to get 100% correction... its a numbers game really. A polisher like the porter cable 7424xp osciallates at up to 6800 times per minute. No matter how much coffee you drink you will never ever ever be able to move your hand at that rate and keep a consistent and even application of pressure on the applicator to make any real meaningful change. The rule is that you can get a marked improvement by hand, but for 'perfect' you need a machine.
If you simply looking to hide the problems temporarily then there are products out there like the black box and filler/glazes that will help hide the swirls, but the problem is that with just a few washes or a few days in the sun the tinted fillers in those products begin to wash away or fade, leaving you back where you started.
Also - WAXES DO NOT FIX SWIRL MARKS. This is a common misconception and usually one of the first thing suggested when someone asks for advice on forums 'how do I remove swirls?' Waxes are simply a coating to protect and enhance the paint, nothing more. It takes a polish to remove swirls.
With the water spots, generally claying will handle the more mild ones, and you should clay before polishing anyways to make sure the paint is fully decontaminated. In some cases clay will only remove some of the water spotting, generally though whatevers left can be polished out with mild polishes and foam pads.
03-03-2012, 01:32 PM #19
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In my quest for a new-to-me truck, I've been looking at a lot of black trucks. These are some good tips that I'll have to keep in mind.
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