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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Polishing my paint.

I am sure this question has been asked before, what do you guys/girls use to polish the paint on your Prowlers? I use maquires on all my vehicles, can I use it on the Prowler paint to protect it?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 06:45 PM
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i mostly use spray detail ...works great on the paint and most of all it wont make any black plastic turn white
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i mostly use spray detail ...works great on the paint and most of all it wont make any black plastic turn white
I use turtle wax ice,you can put it on anything wont turn white.and wipe off with micro fiber towel.I use it on my windshield also.been using it for 8 years.......

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I use maguire's three step wax in the spring so I get a good protective coating then when I wash it regularly in the summer and fall months I use eagle brand wax as u dry.. works great for me.. although I still tend to get it pretty scratched up.. oh well.. its a toy.. haha

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I use maguire's three step wax in the spring so I get a good protective coating then when I wash it regularly in the summer and fall months I use eagle brand wax as u dry.. works great for me.. although I still tend to get it pretty scratched up.. oh well.. its a toy.. haha
on the older's ones like mine you can just rub your finger on it and it will scratch.I think the newer ones have automotive paint,like you said there gonna get scratched.

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on the older's ones like mine you can just rub your finger on it and it will scratch.I think the newer ones have automotive paint,like you said there gonna get scratched.
Yeah, I must say it is pretty tough paint for a utv.. my hood still looks great and its seen lots of action.. the side fenders, especially the ones in the back are showing a bit of wear but no fault of the fenders.. its my driving! oh well.. can always paint em again if they get real bad I guess.. at least the plastic underneath is the same color as the paint..

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hellll I just lay them on their side and polish them with the dirt n rocks , then whip on them with branches and brush ... does a great job keeping them shinny

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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hellll I just lay them on their side and polish them with the dirt n rocks , then whip on them with branches and brush ... does a great job keeping them shinny
Gary you sound just like a very good friend of mine that I have know since 3 grade,he is no longer around,but he would buy a new 4-wheeler and head straight for the brush,he always said that's how you break them in.also his new trucks included.

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my truck is a 1 ton dually , them damnnn fenders are $1000.00 each at the dealer so I don't go into the brush with the rig .. it's an '01 and the original fenders are still on it with no cracks or breaks

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

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'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

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1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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I use Mothers Calafornia gold Brazilian Carnauba cleaner wax on all my toy's. It may cost a bit more but well worth it.

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