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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    Nathan......For me it takes around......1Hr to 1-1/ do my Truck.
    Thats it??! Wow I've always thought it took longer for some reason. Well awesome! May just have to do it one day this week!

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

  2. #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.

  3. #13
    Jr. Apprentice pray1140's Avatar
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    Rowlett Texas


    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
    Big Country Step Rails
    Custom Flowmaster Exhaust
    Chrome Chevy Stamped Exhaust Tips
    TOFF Spray in Bedliner
    Billet Front Chevy Bow Tie
    1% tint all the way around, 70% on front window

  4. #14


    Claybar, polish and wax. Smooth as a baby's butt!

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    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
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
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    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

  5. #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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    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."

    Carl Rogers

    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

  8. #18


    Bringing an old thread back from the dead here, but figured some things needed to be clarified.

    Quote Originally Posted by groceryman View Post
    I am going to try to wax/polish my truck this weekend any suggestions on what would be the best product to use. My paint is in pretty good shape a few water spots and a few light swirls.
    The first thing to understand is that its more about the process than it is about the products. Sure a quality product will make the job easier, faster, or yield better results, but in the end its WHAT you do and HOW you do it that will address your paint issues.

    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.
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  9. #19


    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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