Hi All, (hope this doesn't double post i got timed out)
Been awhile since i've really bothered to use much more than meguires cleaner 1 step on a vehicle. Need opinions if the below plan sounds ok.
Vehicle is an 08 toyota tundra white (single stage). Paint condition is good only 4 years old, florida sun so there is some light dull hazing spots here and there (dull areas for the most part). That's just what i cursory notice as of now but nothing glaring like you see on some clear coats which is hard to miss. I've had ss and clear coat cars but it's been awhile since the ss cars but i do understand the +'s and -'s.
Quick summary i've been reading mikes ebook (which will take many readings to aborb wow), read up on the meg products, very confusing there's so many new type products.. products that break down into a polish, glazes,syntetics waxes i figured i better seek out advice! So assume i'm ignorant but i think i have a very basic grasp due to this aggresiveness post
Also i've read mikes articles on single stage paints and white hardness
and i've read his article on #7 and single stage how the oils feeds the paint which is beneficial..which gets into the #7 line of products
I've also seen some post where he mentions the UP is a consumer line somewhat similiar to #7 in terms of the oils aspect.
I'll be using a da for this (have a rotary but i use it to whale on boat gelcoat, don't trust myself on a car with it yet..no experience in that regards).
So i've ascertained a basic plan using the last aggresive approach (considering i do likely have some mild dull/haze) starting with the consumer line is to wash, clay, DA with scratchx, polish (UP or PC) since scratchx is a cleaner, then wax. I understand I may discover more than scratchx can correct and the next level in the consumer line would be UC or 105/205 combo and the rest of the line..i haven't gotten to understanding those yet!
But here's where i got confused and just need some confirmation...given it's white, single stage (and the mentioned articles regarding oil and hardness) does that plan sound ok? I understand i may need to evaluate as i'm doing it or for the next time after seeing the results. If you say heck no the that stuff is great for soft clear coats but based on experience you'll largely be burning product on a white single stage i may need to reconsider =) I guess the question really is what's a good 'least aggresive' approach type product for a modern single stage white.
Thanks for any advice! I'm sure this is answered in a bazillion threads and is probably answered in the book so i'm doing searches and reading as well so i'll post back if i answer my own muddled questions =)