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Old 10-09-2009, 05:09 PM
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Just waxed my '09 for the first time yesterday. I spent about 6 hours detailing and the wax was the last step. In any case when I finally got up in the bed and did the roof I noticed that the roof felt "raw", like I was running my hand over a coat of primer rather than finished paint. Even after waxing it was still rough by comparison so I waxed it twice. Now it feels smooth, but it made my wonder what the difference was.

I live in south florida (new resident in the last year), is this UV damage already starting. I've only had the truck 2 months, and though I don't know how long it was baking in the sun on the lot, it only had 9 miles on it when I bought it so I don't think it was even test driven and I can't imagine it was there long before I took it home.

What else could that be? Does the paint settle differently on the flat surface of the roof durring factory painting? In any case I'm baffled.
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Try to clay it . You'll be surprised what a difference it makes . Then you''ll end up redoing your whole truck . http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/produc...p?T1=MEG+G1016
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Yeah, i'd say try a clay bar, it could be deposits building up on the roof and the clay bar will pull them off the paint. then rewax
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I was thinking of trying a clay bar but have been tight on money. Like might not be able to pay the rent tight. I already had all the other detail stuff on hand, including enough wax for a go, and didn't really want to spend any extra.

I've never used clay before so that will be new when I get too it. I was trying to explain the clay bar concept to my wife. She doesn't get it.

If you think it's just contaminants that's a relief (sort of). I'll have to see what i can do the next time I detail. As it was I spent about 6 hours. My wife doesn't like when I armorall the trim inside the door but I always do it anyway. I don't have nerf bars and she has fallen out of the truck twice in the two months I've had it.
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LMAO! sorry to hear she fell out, but that's figgin' hilarious. Tell her to hold onto the handle when she gets out then... unless you armorall'd that too!

Also, check the armorall ingredients, if any of them say silicon STOP using it! they will make it nice and shiney but dry out the vinyl.
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You may be starting to lose your clear coat. Stay on top of it or you may need to repaint.
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LMAO! sorry to hear she fell out, but that's figgin' hilarious. Tell her to hold onto the handle when she gets out then... unless you armorall'd that too!
Of course I armorall'd those too. Need to make them shiny.

Thanks for the tip on the silicon, I think the package said safe for vinyl but I'll check the ingredients anyway.

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The container doesn't list ingredients but it says, "Renews & Revitalizes vinyl, rubber, & plastic"

Father down there is another section that made me laugh,
"Use only as directed. Not for use on floors, vehichle controls (pedals, grips, steering wheels), ... and other surfaces where slipperiness may be hazardous."

Guess I am not using as directed.
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Dean,

I'm having a tough time making out your avatar ... is that you rolling a WW kayak?
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I'm having a tough time making out your avatar ... is that you rolling a WW kayak?
Nantahala Falls. And to be accurate, it is me trying to roll a WW kayak!
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Nantahala Falls. And to be accurate, it is me trying to roll a WW kayak!
Cool. I've yet to learn to roll my boat. I know all the steps, but I havent had time (or a partner) to help me put them in practice yet. I should be a taking an ACA class with Karen Knight is a few weeks though. Should learn it then.
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