Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 SVT Ford F150 Lightning, Roush, Saleen and other performance F150's

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2004, 05:59 PM
psubrian psubrian is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 29
psubrian is starting off with a positive reputation.
First Waxing, Any Suggestions

It's time to put my first coat of wax on the Lightning. I did not opt for the $200 paint sealant option at the dealership. Any recommendations on a paint sealant or brand of wax I should use? I want to start this off right.
__________________
Bri
2003 Lightning
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2004, 06:11 PM
SVT JOE SVT JOE is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fairmont West VA
Posts: 37
SVT JOE is starting off with a positive reputation.
Its good you didnt fall for thge dealer paint sealent, its cheap wax that washes off after one car wash(used to work at a dealer). I would recomend Adams polishes, thats what i use on my lightning. I have tried just about everything else and I am happier with the adams results

Joe
__________________
http://www.ford-trucks.com/user_gall.../71259.520.390

2002 Silver Lightning with a few mods
Used to be 02Ghost now Im SVT JOE
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2004, 06:58 PM
mitch5170's Avatar
mitch5170 mitch5170 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 454
mitch5170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Not an expert by any means, but I do suggest that you "Claybar" the entire truck before any wax application. the claybar will remove any contaminants so they wont get sealed in under the wax.


products?
I hear Zaino stuff is excellent!

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

Also like Joe said above...Adams polishes are good stuff too! I have seen some of Joe's detailing work, and armed with Adams...its rocks!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2004, 02:24 PM
SVT JOE SVT JOE is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fairmont West VA
Posts: 37
SVT JOE is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mitch is right, use the clay bar, you would amazed how much stuff can be on the paint. Even though your truck is new the paint will have alot of contamination in it.
__________________
http://www.ford-trucks.com/user_gall.../71259.520.390

2002 Silver Lightning with a few mods
Used to be 02Ghost now Im SVT JOE
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2004, 03:06 PM
psubrian psubrian is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 29
psubrian is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks. The Zaino Brothers polish sounds great. I'll order some. I must admit I am a little nervous about trying the clay bar. Doesn't it leave tiny scrathes from dragging the contaminants across the paint?
__________________
Bri
2003 Lightning
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2004, 07:54 PM
mitch5170's Avatar
mitch5170 mitch5170 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 454
mitch5170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
No it wont, when using the claybar you also use a lubricant like a quick detail type of spray, so it picks up the crud and will not scratch the paint....assuming its not big chunks of dirt!

wash the truck real good, then after it dries "Feel" the surface
then claybar a small section, and feel the difference! its amazing stuff! After you do a section, work the clay (knead it) so a fresh spot is used for the next section.




claybar also works well for removing paint overspray!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 07:54 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup