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Old 08-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #3976
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Going to be doing a full detail on my new (used) '13 DGM WRX, wanted to just double check that my process is right and I'm not missing anything. Overall the paint is in pretty good shape but there are some light scratches/swirls so I was planning on just compounding the whole car to make it uniform, with extra attention on the scratches.
  1. Wash with dish-soap detergent (2-bucket method)
  2. Clay-bar
  3. Wash with car-wash soap
  4. Compound
  5. Polish
  6. Wax

A couple questions:
  1. Does the dish detergent matter? Anything to avoid (like ones with oxyclean added, etc)?
  2. Is the dishwash soap bad for anything else on the car (rubber/vinyl/etc)?
  3. Will the compound take care of the scratches (Using Meguiar's Ultimate), or do I need an actual scratch remover?
  4. Anything I'm forgetting?
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:44 PM   #3977
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Love the clay bar. Look up AMMO NYC on youtube (if have not already) you will learn a lot about car detailing.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:49 AM   #3978
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:11 PM   #3979
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Hey Phil, I finally had time to try out the Griots swirl remover kit I purchased on my moms filthy 06 Honda Accord. I did a full two bucket wash, chamois and microfiber dry, clay (usually break the Mothers clay bar brick into 4 pieces, one quarter of it was already done after just a quarter panel and half the hood lol) and finally started to use the yellow pad and Menzerna FG400. Her car sits outside a lot, not washed or cared for often and had tons of swirls, spiderwebs and hollograms.

I used the FG400 on the whole car and noticed a huge improvment, however I wasnt able to acheive the mirror gloss finishes that you display in your write ups. What did I do wrong? I did a 2x2 area at a time, using the cross pattern described in the manual roughly 6-8 passes, with the paint staying cool/warm to the touch.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:07 PM   #3980
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Long story short: I polished the glass on a car I inherited with tons of hard water stains on the windows. Lots of polish got on the trim and now it is being difficult to remove.

What method/product can I use to get this off?
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #3981
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Hey guys, the SUBIE code is no longer valid
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #3982
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yes sir it is still active and working.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #3983
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I just tried it and it said the code was used too many times. Oh well.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #3984
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try it one more time I just updated it all.

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Old 09-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #3985
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I already submitted haha. I need the stuff for the weekend. Thanks though!
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #3986
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What do you guys recommend for getting rid of this scuff? Came like that from the dealer and I didn't see it right away. Something I can do by hand preferably..


Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #3987
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:49 AM   #3988
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What do you guys recommend for getting rid of this scuff? Came like that from the dealer and I didn't see it right away. Something I can do by hand preferably..


Thanks!
sure you can use a paint cleaner or a polish, do you have anything on hand?
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