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First day of Spring Truck wash...

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Todd Turbo S, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Todd Turbo S

    Todd Turbo S Full Access Member

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    Took and vantage of the first day of Spring, did my first “Reload” application for Ceramic coatings. I used a product called, Car Pro Reload, first time using it, i like the way it bonds to the paint. Also used Car Pro “reset”

    For years I’ve been tired of reapplying tire products to get that temporary shine and always got the “sling” of the residual product on the doors. Did some research and decided on “Tuf Shine”, lots of prep work to cleaning the tires and I applied 3 coats, as I wanted the shinny look. Very pleased how it turned out. Supposedly, this stuff last a long time.

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    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    It looks great. I’ll bet that took some time too.
     
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    Thank you. Yes, 8 hours in total...but that included the inside as well. Also applied the car pro to all door jambs, engine bay and wheel wells....it’s a labor of love
     
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    I admire your passion for your truck. My passion is to drive it and take it off road, but I like what you have done. I always love it when people are proud of what they own.
     
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    sixshooter_45 Ruby Red Metallic Supercrew, 3.5 L Twin Turbos.

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    Beautiful, great job.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Great job!
     
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    Much appreciated
     
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    Nice job. I finally detailed my truck for the first time last week (#coronacleanup). The truck spends a lot of time off-road and it was taking longer and longer to get the mud off the paint. It had never been waxed since new. The last wash took 5 suds-bucket refreshes to get the exterior clean , then a clay bar treatment, followed by light machine polish, followed by a machine applied poly wax. All in all...3 days. IMO it looks better than when I drove it off the lot 18 months ago. Hopefully in the future the mud won't bond to the paint like concrete.
     
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