sounds like the clearcoat is getting shot, i would try claybar, or if your not scared to do so, wet sand and a good buff will make it look new.
That's what I was afraid of having to resort too, I don't have to orbital buffer knowledge or the knowledge to do the above mentioned. Another thing someone mentioned was taking it to a pro-detailer, but with so many ad's and people claiming to be pro's I am kinda skeptical.sounds like the clearcoat is getting shot, i would try claybar, or if your not scared to do so, wet sand and a good buff will make it look new.
You are correct, claybar is a pre-wax item. Just wait until you wash it really good and then clay it.Thanks the both of you, let me ask you this then. Since I just used the spray wax today, should I wait a while before I claybar it? If I am not mistaken claybar is a pre-wax thing?
Thanks, gonna run to do the auto store looking for some claybar!
All of the above and... A buffer is not hard to use. You will get the hang of it after using it for awhile. It order to use one you need rubbing compound to use first which you can also used by hand. It is a pain in the a$$ to use by hand but it works. Rubbing compound has little tiny bits of sand-like stuff, like using a really fine sand paper and removing small scratches and stuff on the surface. If you go this route I am not held responsible for any damage because I am not there to see how thick or thin the paint is. Also, you have to move the buffer around often and never let it sit in one place, it will burn the paint.
There is a thousand other things on the shelf at an auto parts store that one get crap out of the paint and cover scratches. Safer options too.
Everything with paint and body is a mind game, a game of making it look like it's perfect even tho nothing is.
did you pull the console out too to clean the coffee and soda out from under ther??I have an update! Today, I washed the truck really good by hand. I used claybar on the whole friggen thing, I then waxed the whole thing when I was done waxing it. I used spray detailer on the whole thing. I used clean ultra soft cloths all the way around. I have to say the truck looks pristine! I achieved that wet paint look and the paint even feels soft to the touch, its crazy. Took me about 6 hours start to finish but it was ALL worth it!
What I found out regarding to paint, a good way to see the condition of you're paint is to place an open handed hand on the paint and run the hand down the paint. If you hear anything thats a bad thing, you are not supposed to hear any sounds.
The products I used where:
-Mothers Claybar Detail kit, came with 2 claybars a Mothers soft rag and a bottle of quick detail spray.
-Mothers carnuba wax
-Mothers quick detail spray
Here is a pic of the final product
And here is the inside right before I did the carpet and everything else inside it