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What are the steps to detail your truck. I just want to make sure I'm doing them in the correct order. Here is the steps i do in order:

Wash truck
Liquid Paint Cleanor
Scratch and Swirl Remover
Polish
Wax

Is this the correct order?
 

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1. Call Charles
2. Pay Charles
3. Admire final results.
 

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step 1 find mud hole
step 2 drive through mud hole
step 3 repeat step 2 for 30 minutes or so
step 4 find a car wash (do it your self after hours) risen off titan
step 5 find mud hole
 

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firecracker said:
who's the "Charles" character? will he do mine?



BTW....I believe that is the correct order.
"Charles" is the mobile car wash/detail guy who visits the offices my wife works in. He does both our cars. We plan ahead so she takes my truck to work and I take her Durango. Does a fabulous job. Yes, he will do yours. If you bring it to VA Beach. Beer is in the fridge.
 

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step 4 find a car wash (do it your self after hours) risen off titan
Yes!!!!! Please do this.......This step is what allows me (and other detailers nationwide) to suppliment my income each week when I get paid to remove swirls, scratches, and other major imperfections out of peoples paint jobs from the $1.50 do it yourself washes!!!!!! LOL
 

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jhromy said:
What are the steps to detail your truck. I just want to make sure I'm doing them in the correct order. Here is the steps i do in order:

Wash truck
Liquid Paint Cleanor
Scratch and Swirl Remover
Polish
Wax

Is this the correct order?
Unlike others :D..... I have some useful info for you. Just did mine this past weekend.
 

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Don't let the dealer wash your rigs after servicing, most use brushes that put nice swirls in your clearcoats.....found out the hard way, newest dealer I go to handwashes with a mitt which is nice......ask!
 

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Damn, I really need to take an entire day or two to detail our trucks... Usually, I wash it, dry it, and wax it.

Although, Rob gave me a clay bar to use. I need to try that out as well.

Good post, Jhromy!
 

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Plan on doing a full Zaino job on my truck this weekend. Never used Zaino before so I'm excited to see how it turns out. I've seen several trucks done but no smoke ones. I'll try to post some pics when/if I get it done.
 

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Plan on doing a full Zaino job on my truck this weekend. Never used Zaino before so I'm excited to see how it turns out. I've seen several trucks done but no smoke ones. I'll try to post some pics when/if I get it done.
Zaino advanced polymer polish with activator... sweet stuff.

I did 3 coats with only 1.5 oz. by the 3rd coat it looked wet.
 

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where do you get zaino?
 

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where do you get zaino?
Here's your man. I've only used the Z-3 polish with accelerator.
 

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autopia.org Everything you could possibly want to know about detailing.
I like Klasse AIO, but you can't go wrong with Zaino either.
A Porter Cable orbital buffer and some good pads make the job easier.
 

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Matchgrade, only problem with Autopia is you may turn OCD like I did. Neighbors think I NUTS!!! I just bought my 07 KC last week and I am going crazy because the weather has been rainy!

But seriously, Autopia is THE detail site on the Internet. More info then you will ever need plus lots of good answers.....

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Matchgrade, only problem with Autopia is you may turn OCD like I did. Neighbors think I NUTS!!! I just bought my 07 KC last week and I am going crazy because the weather has been rainy!

But seriously, Autopia is THE detail site on the Internet. More info then you will ever need plus lots of good answers.....

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My neighbors already consider me OCD over my vehicles. They didn't think I was nuts until I told them how much I would charge to detail their vehicles.:)
 
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