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Old 08-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #4181
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #4182
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I'll look up some pics then haha. Mine's in perfect condition if I recall correctly.

Sadly, we would be without trim for a few days if we swapped.
If you search you'll find plenty of people complaining about their cloudy chrome trim. I can snap some pics of mine if you'd like to see it

lol. It would be kinda funny
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #4183
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #4184
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #4185
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:57 PM   #4186
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Washed it and need to clay it. Have clay just never done it before how hard is it?

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:25 PM   #4187
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:32 PM   #4188
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Washed and vacuumed it for the first time in oooooohz.... 2-3 weeks?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #4189
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Washed it and need to clay it. Have clay just never done it before how hard is it?

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Super easy, just time consuming.



Washed her today, pulled the front plate and filled the holes, and treated the leather with Meguiars.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #4190
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Super easy, just time consuming.



Washed her today, pulled the front plate and filled the holes, and treated the leather with Meguiars.
Should I do it in the garage or is it ok to wax in the sun?

And how long should it take?

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Old 08-21-2011, 12:33 AM   #4191
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Should I do it in the garage or is it ok to wax in the sun?

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Took me a good hr. I wouldn't do it in the sun, you have to really get the section you're working on wet with the detailer. You wouldn't want to take the chance of letting it dry and having the clay scratch the paint.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:38 AM   #4192
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Should I do it in the garage or is it ok to wax in the sun?

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It can supposedly leave stains if you wax in direct sunlight on a hot day. If it is 110 degrees tomorrow, the garage would be a good idea. If you have to wax outside, just do a panel at a time and get it off the car quickly.

How long the clay takes is entirely up to you and how anal you are about your vehicle. I am uber-picky and want to get every microscopic spec off of my car. A full wash-clay-wash-wax takes me about 4 hours.

If you have never done it before, you will be amazed at the difference the clay makes. Impurities that look like they are part of the paint will lift right off.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:29 PM   #4193
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #4194
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #4195
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #4196
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Found my old muffler in my truck lol. I had no clue they put the old one in there when they put the other one on.

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #4197
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #4198
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #4199
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Can you show a DIY for window trim dip please !
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #4200
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Dip is bad. heres the diy, cover up surrounding area, paint, dry. maybe a 2nd coat of flat black. dry. done
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