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Old 12-15-2010, 05:00 PM
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anybody know of a good wax to use for a white truck. i realy wanna make it shine and want the tires to shine as well, so basically i would accept any type of help for cleaning supplies that you know of
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:48 PM
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just research tghe cleaning and detailing section up here and you will find plenty of information.

Basically I am known as Mr. Clean on the forums for a few reasons. I religiously clean my truck every week and have went to extreme measures to keep it clean. I have dissassembled my truck to wash it...lol

You cant go wrong with anything Meguiar's. You can find a shat load of their stuff at any Walmart. Im no professional but i can help you out here.

Car Wash:

Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash---is a GREAT car wash that foams well and cleans well and smells oh so good. apply it with a nice microfiber mitt or wool mitt or whatever. Not to mention it cost only like $3.50.

Next step is a good drying. i use NOTHING BUT microfiber towels. Make sure you get a nice supply of them and NEVER wash or dry them with regular towels unless you like a linted truck. Make sure you get a nice waffle towel. they hold a shat load of water

If you have never heard of a clay bar, get accustomed to it. Go pick up a Meguair's clay bar system. reseach it on here and you will find that it is the shit.

Now if you want a good shine, i like the Meguiar's Deep Crystal Polish, pick that up as well as the Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner. Great products.

As for wax and your original question, Meguiar's NXT 2.0 is a great wax. I have never used the paste, only liquid. It is extremely easy to put on and take off by hand. Also, try the gold Class Carnauba Wax, great stuff.

As for tire shine, cant tell you, I hate the stuff. i just clean my wheels and tires really good with Simple Green. I am the type of person who takes each wheel and tire off every once in a while and cleans them front and back with simple green a brush and a rag.

For glass, go get some Invisible Glass in the can, great shit.

For Interior shine, leave Armor All ALONE. shit sucks. Try Meguiar's Natural Shine. It leaves a nice matte finish and smells SOOOOOOOOOO good.

Here is my truck after I clean my truck with all this:











here is where i polished my toolbox





Polished wheel



and yes i did dissassemble the truck



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Old 12-15-2010, 06:51 PM
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^^^ dam man i'm so glad i washed mine sunday because this would of drove mw crazy lol i went 2 months without a wash but i had so much dam wax on it that the dirt just came right off then i waxed it then it rained the next day hahaha!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:53 PM
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lol mine is FILTHY right now but then again it is like 18 degrees outside and the waterhose is froze solid
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: CLeanin

For ya tires get a gel, the shine will last alot longer, my favorite is the black magic gel as for everything else he said I totally agree

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Dixie what did ya use on ya toolbox, I got some diamon plate bedrails that are oxidized and wanna know what to use to clean em up come springtime
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:05 PM
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I can't possibly say it better than Mr. Clean here. Sure I clean my doorjambs, but never have I removed my bed. But you get the jest. He's saying that wax alone won't produce ideal results. There are steps used to prepare for wax, so that it will both look and work better. Scrubbing or rubbing anything on paint before it has been lightly cleaned with good carwash soap and rinsed to remove abrasive dust and dirt first will produce spiderweb scratches, aka swirl marks. So keep that in mind too.

And I agree that butter belongs on toast, not tires.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:09 PM
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My Writeup:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...e-toolbox.html

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i wish i could say that mine was swirl free from all that shit I do, BUT i work at a granite quarry, so M-F, nice granite dust on my truck that even rinsing before hand does not take care of. i need a pressure washer

for the record, i didnt just decide that i needed to disassemble the truck to wash, i had a good reason:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...k-warning.html
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:14 PM
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Thanks man
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:21 PM
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yup!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:58 PM
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What kind of simple green do you use on your tires, just the regular stuff?
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:19 PM
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yessir, walmart carries a big concentrate bottle of it for $5 that i just pour into spray bottles.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:09 AM
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Ok I'll give that a try, I'm always buying those big jugs for cleaning my bikes, its almost $9 buck at the walmarts up here
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:12 AM
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Can you use that simple green on painted rims?
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:47 AM
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yeah i use it on polished aluminum wheels. are they your paint or factory paint?
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:04 AM
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Paint, I got em from tirerack lol they in my pics
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