Chevy Silverado 2500 Truck Detail:
HD Duramax Diesel

Welcome to this Chevy Silverado 2500 truck detail! Complete with the HD Duramax Diesel engine. Come along as I highlight this beast of a truck just purchased by one of my good customers. These spotlights are designed to be interactive so make sure to leave your comments for Chandler at the bottom of the page.

Thank you in advance,

Darren Priest

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Owner: Chandler E.

Occupation: Real Estate Inspections Service

Model: 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel

Location: Yorba Linda, CA

Having known Chandler since he was waist high to me, I have been servicing the family cars for at least 15+ years. I had been anticipating the arrival of his new truck for some time.

Prior to the purchase of his new truck, Chandler had been slumming it in a 5 series BMW that was in immaculate condition, but soon grew tired of being so low to the ground and wanted to upgrade his view of the road; I would say he did it in a big way!

Because Chandler enlists my auto detailing services, he has chosen to leave all the trucks cosmetic maintenance in the hands of this professional. But Chandler still likes to be an informed consumer so we have discussed the various areas of concern unique to his new truck.

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Overview

Chandler will soon be adding much in the way of customization to his truck, but until then, care and maintenance are mostly basic, with a few points of concern. I have designed a monthly program using products and techniques based on the following:


  • Paint protection based on the fact that this is an outdoor truck.
  • Paint enhancement based on color of car.
  • Car leather care and maintenance.
  • Car interior care based on color of interior.

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Paint Care

White happens to be one of the most user friendly colors for care and maintenance. With all light colored paint, you have more choices in products due to the forgiving nature of the color. Use of a synthetic polymer sealant as a starting base coat for a new car/truck, followed with consistent use of a quality spray wax that is non-staining to black trim pieces. The many black trim pieces on this truck make this an area of concern; traditional waxes are prone to staining these trim pieces. Extra care must be taken when applying polymers or traditional carnaubas when working around black trim pieces.

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Interior

The two main concerns for Chandlers truck is proper care and maintenance of the cars leather interior, and the fact that it is dark. Just like paint colors, interior colors each come with their unique set of pros and cons. Dark interiors hide actual dirt better, but superficial dirt like dust and lint show up more easily. While superficial dirt is much easier to fix and clean, it does require more frequent cleanings.

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Wheels

Modern day wheels finished in the OE silver finish are easy to clean and maintain. The smooth silver and clear coated finish is resistant to brake dust and harmful chemicals. Simple cleaners used with some form of manual agitation of a soft brush, is all that is required to keep wheels lasting a life time. Of course these stock wheels will only be a temporary injustice as Chandler typically doesn't hang with stock for very long.

Chevy Silverado 2500 Truck Detail Summary

Thank you Chandler for being such a good sport and appearing with your behemoth of a truck! We are all anxious to see what the final product will look like when you have finished personalizing it with customs; I will be sure to update when the time comes.

See the side bar at right for additional resource links for specific tips and strategies that are pertinent to this truck.



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Use any of the links below to shop for my personal recommendations. I have personally tested each of these products in the real world of my auto detailing business and these products promise you professional results. While there are many products available, I have simplified this process for you with my list below.


Meguiar's Professional Clay

Detailing clay is a critical and mandatory step in proper paint care. Use the Meguiar's Professional detailing clay to remove airborne pollutants that embed themselves into your cars paint. The professional way to prep your paint for a glass smooth finish to be used prior to waxing.

Meguiars Professional Detailing Clay

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Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax

By combining synthetic polymers and formulating into a paste wax, you get the ultimate in beauty and protection. Perfect for dark colored cars for depth and glossing. Polymer technology creates a durable layer of protection guaranteed to outlast traditional carnauba paste waxes.

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Meguiar's Polymer Sealant

For the ultimate in durability and protection, nothing lasts longer or holds up to the elements better than polymer technology. Perfect for use on boats, RV's, or light colored cars when protection is your first goal. With the ease of use in liquid form, wax less often with this advance polymer sealant.

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Meguiars Mirror Glaze #20 Polymer Sealant


Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax

Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax is a spray detailer and wax all in one. Use as a stand alone wax after using the clay bar, or to enhance and refresh any wax already on your paints finish. This product is so easy to use, and very light in consistency, I actually use this as a Quik Detailer; this way I am also getting added wax protection and enhancement each time. Recommended for any dark colored cars after washing for added depth and glossing. Ideal for hot climates, as can be used in direct sunlight on hot paint.

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Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax


Griot's Garage Micro Fiber Cloths

If you are new to micro fiber, you are in for a big treat! These amazing wonders have completely replaced the ageless staple of baby diapers as the universally accepted tool for wax removal. So versatile, you will find many other uses for them also. I simply reserve a number of these cloths for wax removal only.

Griot's Garage Micro Fiber Wax Removal Cloths, 3 Pack

Griot's Garage Micro Fiber Wax Removal Cloths, 3 Pack


Water Sprite Chamois

The exact chamois I have used professionally for over twenty years; still the best! I like this over-sized version that I cut in half; one half is reserved for freshly washed cars, the other half for dirtier jobs like wiping door jambs. Simply hose out with pressure when they get dirty. All the benefits of natural chamois, with none of the drawbacks! An absolute must for every "Driveway Detailer".

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Water Sprite Plus® Chamois 4 sq. Feet


California Car Duster

One of my personal favorites and an absolute must! Whether you are a die hard enthusiast, or someone looking to just keep their car looking great with minimal effort. Enhance the love affair with your car and extend the time between washings by using the proven California Car Duster.

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