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Icon6 Cleaned it up a little

Bought me a Meguiars Clay bar kit and Wax...Can't tell a BIG difference, but it was already clean...so..Anyways the roof was the worst, the bar was like brown the whole time..lol

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nice i just got a can of NXT2 paste wax. Love the stuff.

What backspacing do your wheels have? (im guessing 3.75?)
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looks good Dustin, told you you would love the clay bar!
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You can't tell a difference on the smoothness of the paint? Mine felt like sand paper before I clay barred it, its so nice now.
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^^X2, i can always tell a difference in how that paint feels.
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Mmmm that looks good.
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Good job, looks nice.
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nice i just got a can of NXT2 paste wax. Love the stuff.

What backspacing do your wheels have? (im guessing 3.75?)
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do mine next? I need to claybar bad
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Is there a place to learn how to do all this detailing work?

All my life I've lived on a farm on gravel roads.

Now that I'm away at college I want to detail my truck
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Just poke around on here or other places. A good place to start is a good wash by hand and then use a clay bar, then wax it. Possibly one or two coats but it's up to you. There is probably days of reading on the web for detailing.


Btw the truck looks real good!
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Meguiar's Online is a great site, they have a ton of tutorials and vidoes.

Instructional Videos has a ton of videos as well.
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and we have a new sticky now, feel free to include anything else you guys think is a good site to learn on.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f24/de...8/#post1693090
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is the bar good for removing foreign matter off the paint too
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is the bar good for removing foreign matter off the paint too
It is used to remove paint contaminants from paint, glass, fiberglass and metal, such as: fallout, brake dust, bugs, tar, acid rain deposits, roadway debris, hard water deposits, etc.

Bag Test -

Wash and dry your vehicle, put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and lightly rub your fingertips over the paint. If it feels gritty or rough, your paint is contaminated.
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It depends, what are you trying to remove?
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i got some tar and yellow junk that regular wax wont take off but there is so much wax on her especially on the front,hood and roof its like glass
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Wax won't remove anything. I'd give the clay bar a shot and see how that helps.
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You can't tell a difference on the smoothness of the paint? Mine felt like sand paper before I clay barred it, its so nice now.
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Looks good to me.
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Soooo clean! It was a night and day difference when I clay barred mine. Couldn't believe how smooth the paint was after. My paint is still smooth and I clay barred it in early spring.
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Looks good Dustin

you and scott both have suck nice red trucks

Props on keeping it looking new
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I just went and got the stuff im gonna do mine now. if its still light by the time im done ill put up pictures
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