This is kind of an intro and question all in one. I've been reading this site for a few months, ever since a member on an F150 site sent me this way. So far I really enjoy everything I've seen, and I look forward to spending some time here. So far I've placed two orders for numerous products I never would have thought I needed, but hey it's only money
I used to be a serious auto enthusiast when I was into sport cars but in recent years I've really slacked off. My work supplied me a basic F150 that is black and has been a pain to keep clean. As a result, I'm a member of an unlimited plan at a local touchless car wash. I know, I know, but you try driving 50k miles a year...
Anyways, I've recently regained some interest in detailing again since I purchased a new loaded Ford Edge last year. I've also just ordered a fairly loaded nex FX4 F150 and this time around I really want do my best to take care of them.
For the current cars in the fleet I've washed, clayed, and waxed with Colinite 845. Leather has been treated with lexol, glass with Rain-X, wheels with DP wheel glaze, and that's it for now.
My second order has yet to arrive but it contains black diamond wet fire, a whole lot of applicators and micro fiber towels, bottles, and pinnacle paint works cleanser. I plan on re-doing the current fleet with the cleanser, black diamond, and then finally the 845.
My question pertains to the new truck though. How soon can I treat it, and what would be the ideal plan of attack? I believe I should clay due to to rail dust, but then what? Is it too soon for a sealant and wax? How long should I wait to start cleaning and conditioning the leather?
Thanks, and I look forward to spending a lot of time with you guys with this newly rediscovered hobby