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I had been using Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer for a while but not happy with how it sometimes lingered on my black paint. So I recently switched to Griot's Garage Speed Shine and am satisfied with the results. What do you guys prefer for Quik wipe and detail products? What works best on our Black trucks?
Frame wax coating repaired under warranty
aseibel posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & SierraHi all, I have seen several threads in the past where people asked about repairing the wax coating on their frame. This may be nice for others to know. I recently took my ride in to have a good once over before my 36 month warranty expired. No real issues with the truck at all. My frame had rust on it, but I didn't think it was that excessive for living in WI. But I asked about it when I was there. To my shock, they volunteered to repair the rust spots and re-coat it under warranty. Here's some before photos of my frame:
Hi everyone, I'm new here, apologize for any posting errors in advance. Just picked up a CPO 2017 Sierra 1500 earlier this month after trading in my 2013 1500. Paint is in very good condition as it only had 12,xxx miles when I bought it so looks like the miles were gentle. I want t keep it looking as good as it does now and I keep seeing posts on social media about ceramic coatings. I really know nothing about it so wanted to hear from those who do. How long does it last, how do you wash it once applied, about what should I pay for a service like that, does the surface feel like there is wax on it or does it feel like bare metal? Any other info would be greatly appreciated!
Best Car Wax and Technique.
Birdwatcher62 posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & SierraWaiting for it to warm up one of these days to give my 2018 Sierra 1500 it's first hand polish. I usually use Turtle Wax Wet and Dry after a wash and polish my vehicle once or twice a year with a paste wax. Looking for tips on best products and techniques.
Not sure I've shared this before but, If your into detailing your new truck and looking for optimum leather and upholstery care try using Clorox Wipes to clean and remove dirt & debris, oils, minor stains, etc from your truck's leather and as well other the plastic/vinyl interior components. Clorox wipes will not damage or harm your leather (or other upholstery) and provides an easy method to periodically clean auto interiors. A friend of mine who specializes in high-line and collector car vehicle detailing informed me of this (use of Clorox wipes) and I have since been regularly using them (in between leather treatments). They also work great for removing denim stains and even better, won't discolor the white stitching (french stitching) of your leather seats as other cleaners and leather treatments will do. If skeptical, try them in an inconspicuous location and see for yourself.
Hello gracious forum. Recently ordered a new 2014 Sierra and this is my first new truck and I would like to do-it-right the first time when it comes to caring for my paint. On a brand new truck what do you recommend I apply to protect the paint. Do I need to do anything need to seal it? or just use wax? What about the diamond-kote paint sealant they tried to sell me at the dealership? I live in Canada where winter is a pain so I'd like to add a layer or protection to the paint if possible and appreciate any advice you can offer.. Thank You, - Alan
Full Detail: '08 Lexus RX330
AdamsPolishes posted a topic in Vehicle Appearance, Care, & MaintenanceHere's another great job by Chase! I always love these jobs. This is the wife, of the client I did the Cayman for. GREAT people, and they've seen what my hands can do. This is her daily driver, and I think they'll order up a polishing package in the summer, but for now it was just a wash, clay, sealant, interior job. I'm always very grateful for return clients like this, and furthering our relationship. I went to the client's house for this one, here's how things went down: Adam's Deep Wheel Cleaner, Wheel Woolies, Boar's Hair brush, & New Lugnut Brush on wheels Adam's All Purpose Cleaner& Fender Brushon tires & wheel wells Adam's All Purpose Cleaner & Fender Brush to clean floormats Adam's All Purpose Cleaner, Wheel Woolies, & Boar's Hair Brush to clean the engine bay Blow dry engine bay with MetroVac Sidekick & one of my "dirty job" towels Full two bucket wash with Adam's Firehose Nozzle & shutoff valve, Adam's Jumbo Wash pads, & Adam's Car Wash Shampoo Dress wheeel wells with Adam's Invisible Undercarriage Spray Adam's Clay Bar, Adam's Detail Spray, & Adam's Great White Drying Towel to decontaminate the surface Blow dry cracks & crevices with MetroVac Sidekick 70/30 Alcohol wipedown with Adam's Singlesoft Microfiber Towel Adam's Quick Sealant Comboto protect this baby Nourish engine bay, tires, & all exterior plastics with Adam's SVRT, Adam's In/out Spray, and a Block Sponge Vacuum interior with my Shop Vac Dust dash with small brushes, Adam's Detail Spray & "dirty job" towel Scrub seats and door areas with Adam's Leather/Interior Cleaner, Adam's Horsehair Interior Brush, & one of my "dirty job" towels Nourish seats & door areas with Adam's Leather Conditioner Clean interior & exterior glass with Adam's Glass Cleaner & towel Dress roof rack with Adam's SVRT On to the pics baby! Arriving on the scene: Lettin' the DWC & APC get right down to work: Engine bay before: Washed & Blow dry: Always check this area during a wash. The lugnut brush is used for MANY other areas than just lugs: All done washing: Ready for a pool rinse, let the car help dry itself: Hittin' those fender wells before moving forward, in case any overspray gets on the car, I have a few steps after, to remove it. I don't dry the car beforehand, when I clay. Any water left on the car after rinsing (ALWAYS DO THIS IN THE SHADE OR GARAGE) acts as lubricant for when I clay, and then I use the Great White Drying Towel to absorb what's left behind. I took this pic, so you can see all the dirt and junk left behind, EVEN AFTER a wash, absorbed into the towel. This is after just the roof. I always like to dress all areas with SVRT & In/Out Spray BEFORE I apply my LSP or do my IPA wipedown, because I'll remove any accidental messy areas, in the steps to come. Here's a 50/50 of the rear step pad, after 1 coat of SVRT: Buttoned up after 3 coats absorbed: Engine bay afters: