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Detailing Your Bike..................

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    Originally posted by Daytona440
    it is currently 6:48 and i have been cleaning my car since about 2:30...now it's time to do the interior...i get a little anal about my clean my toys too....

    Pics....................where's the pics?

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    Originally posted by FireNutzRR
    Shut up and clean your wheels on the Duc! I will never get over how crappy mine were last weekend. Never again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You know what really pisses me off about that? I never got a good shot of your wheels last week

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    Originally posted by A996S
    You know what really pisses me off about that? I never got a good shot of your wheels last week

    Well look at what I found Wayno


    See if you can guess who the dirty wheels belong to. Notice the bike on the right (my bike) has very clean wheels and at that point, I hadn't washed them for at least a month

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    Originally posted by A996S
    Well look at what I found Wayno


    See if you can guess who the dirty wheels belong to. Notice the bike on the right (my bike) has very clean wheels and at that point, I hadn't washed them for at least a month

    Hehehehehehehe................You got me. You suck...........

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    Detailing Your Bike..................

    Originally posted by Daytona440
    it is currently 6:48 and i have been cleaning my car since about 2:30...now it's time to do the interior...i get a little anal about my clean my toys too....
    Always clean the interior first. When you do the interior you stir up all kinds of dust onto your freshly cleaned exterior.

    Interior tips (bikes need not apply):
    -Fill a bucket with warm water and laundry detergent. It helps to have a hot water pressure washer to make suds.
    -Use a paintbrush on the dash and a bathroom scrub brush on the headliner and carpets. Use more suds than water.
    -Headliner first, dash second, carpets last
    -Use a shop vac to suck out the majority of water after each stage. Then use an air compressor and a chamois to get the water out of the cracks and crevaces.
    -Clean the glass with airosol glass cleaner and dry it with newspaper. No streaks or lint.

    This ussually takes 4-6 hours depending on the level of analness. The object is to make everything look "clean" not "cleaned".

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    Detailing Your Bike..................

    Originally posted by SWEET_Z
    Always clean the interior first. When you do the interior you stir up all kinds of dust onto your freshly cleaned exterior.

    Interior tips (bikes need not apply):
    -Fill a bucket with warm water and laundry detergent. It helps to have a hot water pressure washer to make suds.
    -Use a paintbrush on the dash and a bathroom scrub brush on the headliner and carpets. Use more suds than water.
    -Headliner first, dash second, carpets last
    -Use a shop vac to suck out the majority of water after each stage. Then use an air compressor and a chamois to get the water out of the cracks and crevaces.
    -Clean the glass with airosol glass cleaner and dry it with newspaper. No streaks or lint.

    This ussually takes 4-6 hours depending on the level of analness. The object is to make everything look "clean" not "cleaned".
    Good tips...Thanks...my problem today is that i was having a daylight issue...LOL...losing that hour SUCKS!!

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    Originally posted by A996S
    You're crazy Tim. This is why I bought a silver car. I used to be obsessed with keeping my cars waxed because they were always a dark color. I find that I'm not nearly as anal about waxing my current car since it is such a light color.
    My SVT Contour was the last black car I will ever own for sure. Waaaay too much hassle to keep shiny.

    My new silver Tacoma looks great even if I don't wash it for 2 weeks. Love it!

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    Originally posted by ancosta
    My new silver Tacoma looks great even if I don't wash it for 2 weeks. Love it!
    04 or 05? The <04's were that lunar mist metallic, which had a few parts per million of brown in it, just to keep you from thinking it's ever really completely clean, but also - never 'dirty' way cool


    (I Had an 01 Silver Taco.)

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    Originally posted by somestrangeguy
    04 or 05? The <04's were that lunar mist metallic, which had a few parts per million of brown in it, just to keep you from thinking
    it's ever really completely clean, but also - never 'dirty' way cool

    (I Had an 01 Silver Taco.)
    Yes I have the lunar mist as well.

    Mine is an 04...standard cab 2.7 4cyl, manual, 4wd, etc. Nothing fancy but very utilitarian:





    I love this truck...! (I repeat this to myself every time I roll up my windows or manually lock my doors )

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    I'll post up some of my car later, but this is my buddies cars. He is amazing when it comes to detailing cars. I value no ones opinion even remotely as much as his. I think his work speaks for itself...
    I know they are big, but necessary to show the detail...
    here is a close up of the hood of his 2001 Firehawk:


    And here is his Toy (the hawk) and his daily driver (mustang GT).

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    since we are talking about zaino....i love this stuff. best reflection you can get out of a polish. the great thing about this stuff is that it is very durable. one coat with last several months where other waxes only last a month. the secret to this stuff is apply it very thin and do a few layers. i have a few pictures here, but they don't do justice. i have better ones but im at work.


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    Tim and Beantown,

    YOur cars's look super. I started to do my truck since my bike came out so nice. The truck was in pretty bad shape. I started with 3M perfect-it II to get the nasty spider scratches out and then have applied Menzerna final polish. The truck looks just short of amazing, and I haven't put any wax on it yet. I do think I will try the Zaino for the final coat protector though.

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    Tim,

    YOu gotta hook me up with your buddy!!

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    Sounds good Wayne, i'll let him know you like his work....
    Here's one of my car...In poor lighting, 2 days after i had cleaned it.

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    sometimes when it rains I leave the cover off.

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    Detailing Your Bike..................

    When I go all out I first clean with a hose and bucket of wather with Mother's car wash. Then I dry it and bring it into the garage (if its sunny) and use some Meguiars gold class liquid wax. I find myself getting less and less meticulous about cleaning it. The bike has a couple chips of paint missing, a slight dent in the tank and a mismatched tail section now.

    Id say the bike was in its prime at end of last year beginning of this. I was using mothers carnuba paste wax then.




    Do you think a clay bar might bring back some of the paint that fell off or maybe put a shine on the primer thats left on my truck?

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    My truck didn't look quite as bad as yours but it was very neglected. Hadn't seen wax or wash in 2 years. I've been paying way too much attention to my ride.

    I know your truck would look 200% better if you did what I did to mine............

    Look at the reflection on the hood. You couldn't see anything before.

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    found this on the R6 board...got a good laugh...

    Armor All & bikes..

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