Adan's, two buckets and or? - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
Detailing & Car Care Discuss detailing techniques and products for your Toyota here!
Sponsored by:

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 11-25-2012, 08:22 AM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Adan's, two buckets and or?

Ok so what do folks here use and why?

Two buckets, one bucket, drive thru car washes or what?

What, why and where to get these products?

Getting a new 2013 Avalon and want to keep it looking sharp.

Do I take the car from the dealer not cleaned and it it myself? That seems extreme but if it's the best thing to do, I sure will do it that way..

What if they won't let me take the car not cleaned? Can I make any suggestions o requests?

Skip
slalemand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 11-27-2012, 03:46 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I use two Home Depot Homer buckets, both with grit guards in the bottom. I never take it to a car wash and I'd never let the dealer wash the car either.

I like autogeek.net for detailing supplies. It's also where I got the grit guards. My 10 year old car still gets lots of looks and looks better than when new -- aside from some rock chips here and there. It's not garaged and typically in the Florida heat. I am currently in the middle of her 4th strip and wax/seal. Hopefully with your new Avalon you will only need to wash and dry her for a little while.

-Cheers!
Xander Crews is offline  
#3 Old 11-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Washing my (Maybe) New Avalon, & Test Ride thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xander Crews View Post
I use two Home Depot Homer buckets, both with grit guards in the bottom. I never take it to a car wash and I'd never let the dealer wash the car either.

I like autogeek.net for detailing supplies. It's also where I got the grit guards. My 10 year old car still gets lots of looks and looks better than when new -- aside from some rock chips here and there. It's not garaged and typically in the Florida heat. I am currently in the middle of her 4th strip and wax/seal. Hopefully with your new Avalon you will only need to wash and dry her for a little while.

-Cheers!
Thanks for the insight.

I just drove the new Avalon, and here's my first impressions:

Well first my quick first impressions. (about 30 minute drive, 18-22 miles +-)

The good:

- The fit and finish is very good
- The doors feel real good and solid opening & closing
- The interior, (seats, floors, Center Console, Dash) is very nice
- The Nav is much nicer in appearance
- The GRILL is fine with the nice larger plastic plate frame that comes with the car
- Back Seat Heated and spacious

The NOT so Good
- The sunroof cover is WAY to thin, and cheap (weight savings)
- The seat belt straps are thinner and feel cheap Although they pull nice, firm and smooth. (weight savings)
- The steering wheel will take some getting use to (it's slippery so you have to hold on tightly (maybe making you tired))
- Back seat should have a fan control along with the temp control
- Rear seats took a long time to heat up
- An awful lot of plastic (and thin too) (weight savings)
- Super Saver Spare Tire (weight savings)

The Not sure yet:

- The seats are nice and firm (Long rides?)
- Controls on the dash are a bit of a reach for me
- Not any quieter then my 2011
- Different ride then my 2011

These are just a few of the things I got out of my first test drive.

Skip
slalemand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Nation Forums > Detailing & Car Care

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome