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Got my truck back from differential shop and now have this stuff on the body. When I went to dust the truck I could feel a resistance. I tried detailing but it remains. Not sure what it is. Could a simple washing take care of this?
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Got my truck back from differential shop and now have this stuff on the body. When I went to dust the truck I could feel a resistance. I tried detailing but it remains. Not sure what it is. Could a simple washing take care of this?
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if it is really all over the car - I would get some warm really sudsy water and give it a chance to soak in before giving it a gentle wash.

You should never use a product like Dawn dish soap on paint because it will strip away at the wax coating... but if you feel like a normal wash soap will not cut through - use it and then plan on a new coat of wax to bring back the shine.
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Actually, last week I used Dawn to clean the old waxes off before a fresh polish/wax. This morning I used my car wash at a higher strength, but the hood still feels rough to the touch.
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Wash, CLAY BAR, wash again, polish, seal then wax. Clay bar will clean the surface of your truck however it might leave small scratches that need to be polished out. Once you clay bar remember your truck surface is "naked", so you need to put something on it to protect the surface.
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It's funny what modern text language does to your brain.

I saw the title "SAP" and thought it said "SUP" (meaning what's up), and thought, hmmmmm that's an interesting way to start a new thread!

Curse you text messaging!!
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Thanks for the info guys. I hate to have to polish and wax again, but with the Az sun I must protect the paint.
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IMHO given your location, if you use a sealant before you wax I think you will find that it will last longer than just a coat of wax. A good sealant will last about 6 months and a good wax will last about 6 weeks before you have to put another coat of wax on. You can put your sealant on then wait about a day and then top it with a good quality wax and your protection will be even better. Then all you have to do is use a good spray detailer after you wash your truck inbetween waxes. These time frames depend on where you park your truck(inside or outside) how often you wash your truck etc etc. Many people use OTC products and are very happy with the results. I would recommend that you look at web sites like autogeek.net for products that are used by professional detailers. I've always had better results with the products the pro's use. Some may disagree with the above statement, but thats why we all drink different kinds of beer----LOL
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IMHO given your location, if you use a sealant before you wax I think you will find that it will last longer than just a coat of wax. A good sealant will last about 6 months and a good wax will last about 6 weeks before you have to put another coat of wax on. You can put your sealant on then wait about a day and then top it with a good quality wax and your protection will be even better. The all you have to do is use a good spray detailer after you wash your truck inbetween waxes. These time frames depend on where you park your truck(inside or outside) how often you wash your truck etc etc. Many people use OTC products and are very happy with the results. I would recommend that you look at web sites like autogeek.net for products that are used by professional detailers. I've always had better results with the products the pro's use. Some may disagree with the above statement, but thats why we all drink different kinds of beer----LOL
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Thanks, Jay. I have been an avid Griot's user.
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