Problem soft washing chalky surfaces

Love them! I only know the chemical guru and soap pimp Mr Chad Reiffer . He’s the absolute best and hard to beat. I watch Dan’s videos on the YouTube. I’ve been doing this a while and been around the block on the soap/acid merry go round. Found them Last year from a member on here and never looked back and couldn’t be happier. I also like that there employee owned and make everything in house and don’t price online or sell. Chad actually wants to talk to a potential client and dig in and see what we’re actually washing and work for his money, not sell watered down sissy smelling junk and be done with us. As you know it’s hard enough to wash a truck and make a customer happy, can’t make chicken soup outta chicken poop, so to speak.And he offers solid advice to solve a potential problem. And to boot there chemicals are 2nd to none. Nice folks in my book

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He’s our PWRA sleuthing ,sniffing attack dog. Better watch out ,we use a harbor freight cheap zip strip on him as a dog chain. Could snap at anytime. He dines on trolls and 8 penny nails. Don’t let his picture fool ya. He’s way meaner looking in person. :joy:

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This just rolled in from Indy and its headed to Montana along with another one (my old man and Grandpa). When they get back from a trip I always wash em up for free but its such a time and labor intensive process as I only trust a very mild soap and hand wash. Last week both had a 3 layer ceramic coat put on. Would you trust any 2 stage process on something like this with a ceramic coating or any from hydro chem? I can ask them but field experience and opinions are most important.

I know how it is and understand the dynamic I knew it was a matter of time. Us admins and friends stick together on our group too. If yall didn’t say something I probably would have left already but its clear people here actually care so thats awesome.

Had a stowaway on board

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I wash trucks 90 % of the time that are these, and polish them twice a year to make them look like this.


I 2 step everything. Just got to use different methods and soap and acids to achieve the desired look and don’t ruin heavily polished aluminum or stainless steel.

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I personally would use a very mild SOP acid for my #1 to make your aluminium, chrome and stainless pop a little more , followed by a mild SOP soap @hot degrees. DS cheater wax and rinse.

Ok I will run a few products by our detailer guy and see what he says. I believe any acid products void the 5 year warranty but man do they make things easier. Never washed anything with a coating on it thats going to see the amount of road abuse these will so I’m curious to see how easy they will or will not clean up. When you do your polishing what brand of wheel do you use? I have used my M12 Milwaukee speed polisher on some personal stuff and boats. Got some of the Rupes wheels and a kit even the little nano this spring but then I got busy washing houses so never got a chance to try them out yet. Got an old Mack I want to shine up this winter.

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All that detail work and no hub cap?

I usually do a three stage polish using 8 " airway buffing wheels @4000 rpm, three different rogue bars, then I have a separate grinder with a 10" 60ply cotton pad to do my final @6000 rpm. If I have to sand aluminum or stainless to prep. I start with 320 and work my way up in grit, 1000 grit for show room finish ,most only go to 500 grit and call it a day because it gets costly for the customer. When all finished, I use my home brew sealer to protect it. I go Dewalt all day. Easy to rebuild and clean out after use.

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Perfect time to shave? :goat:

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Never !! @Grizz

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I sure hope you don’t plan on getting one of those man bun thingamajigs…lol See, that old guy has one and someone tried shooting at him with an arrow.

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Yeah. But he’s rocking those eye brows ! Makes up for the oriental man bun.
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Not yet, project started with just a new Tractor and it ran 3 months over due so it still needs the finishing touches but the thrill of the build is what we all chase so when its done then its not fun anymore. The wheels will all be replaced for customs at some point but its been down in Indy and at NRC for awhile getting some fixes and leaving Monday so will see.

Mind = blown. You do some killer work! May be of some interest to you idk but I like some of these products here. Mainly c1, silo seal, c2, and W6 for rims seems to be holding up well for me 6months in. Don’t know if you have ever messed with ceramic before but on a show truck it would really amplify your attention to detail and adds a depth to the surface thats tough to explain until you see it. Gtechniq.com

I got to wash this dump truck yesterday it has 4900 miles on it

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How do you sand and polish these small tedious areas without get into the paint? I know you can sand and polish the clear coat just like aluminum but you mention going up to 1000 grit on aluminum. I would think you’d have to go higher than that on clear coat so just curious how you’re able to get into those small areas? Do you ever disassemble trim or take certain parts off? Do you tape off with painter’s tape? Not that I plan on polishing trucks I’m just curious how you do it cause they look amazing. They look better than the day they rolled off the showroom floor.

Here is a tool that can help.