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Old 12-24-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Okay so im doing all this searching, and all I can find is people saying how they have done the three step phase. Can anyone direct me to a walk through/how to/ list of what I actually need to do this?
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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is this similar to the Mother's three step? i turned it into a 4 step and this is what i did
car washed and dried

1. clay bar the entire car
2. step one is their carnumba cleaner wax
3. sealer and glaze
4. carnumba paste wax

i did everything by hand. Basically i got myself a set of microfiber rags and used a new rag for each step. I also used a new applicator pad for each step as well. I really recommend doing the clay bar before you do the other steps. It adds about another hour + to the experience but once you've done that step, the whole paint is smoother and makes the rest of it that much smoother...

what exactly are you having problems with?

This is the 4 step i used
step 1
https://store.mothers.com/product_in...products_id=26
steps 2-4
https://store.mothers.com/product_in...products_id=59

my pictures http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1413283
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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Ok I think thats what I meant, mothers not meguiars. I basically needed to know what to get and how to do it, and you helped me. Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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is this similar to the Mother's three step? i turned it into a 4 step and this is what i did
car washed and dried

1. clay bar the entire car
2. step one is their carnumba cleaner wax
3. sealer and glaze
4. carnumba paste wax

i did everything by hand. Basically i got myself a set of microfiber rags and used a new rag for each step. I also used a new applicator pad for each step as well. I really recommend doing the clay bar before you do the other steps. It adds about another hour + to the experience but once you've done that step, the whole paint is smoother and makes the rest of it that much smoother...

what exactly are you having problems with?

This is the 4 step i used
step 1
https://store.mothers.com/product_in...products_id=26
steps 2-4
https://store.mothers.com/product_in...products_id=59

my pictures http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1413283
you wasted your time doing the carnuba cleaner, and possibly made it less effective, the clay removes anything and everything the carnuba cleaner would have, all you need to do is clay, selant/ glaze and then wax. No longer than 2 hours start to finish.
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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you wasted your time doing the carnuba cleaner, and possibly made it less effective, the clay removes anything and everything the carnuba cleaner would have, all you need to do is clay, selant/ glaze and then wax. No longer than 2 hours start to finish.
well, thanks...but i dont really feel like i wasted my time. Heck, the instructions on the bo for Mothers said to do exactly that and included the carnuba cleaner with the clay bar with instructions on using that after you use the bar, so i kind of trust to follow them . That one step took about 20 minutes compared to the other steps, so it wouldn't make a difference either way
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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well, thanks...but i dont really feel like i wasted my time. Heck, the instructions on the bo for Mothers said to do exactly that and included the carnuba cleaner with the clay bar with instructions on using that after you use the bar, so i kind of trust to follow them . That one step took about 20 minutes compared to the other steps, so it wouldn't make a difference either way
You mixed there process's, instead of just sticking with one. You combined there clay/ wax kit with there sealant/ wax system. It really should go clay polish glaze sealant wax. When you put on that glaze/ sealant you removed the carnuba.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:12 PM   #7
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You mixed there process's, instead of just sticking with one. You combined there clay/ wax kit with there sealant/ wax system. It really should go clay polish glaze sealant wax. When you put on that glaze/ sealant you removed the carnuba.
I clayed the car, then used their 3 step process though. They have a 3 step system and the first step of their system is the wax remover.

Their system is wax remover, polish/sealer/, carnouba.

I just did a clay bar with lubrication, then this system

https://store.mothers.com/product_in...products_id=59
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:18 AM   #8
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Ok now im more confused than I was to begin with!! lol
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:48 PM   #9
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OK you can use any system you want you just need to do 3 things..


clay
polish
wax/seal





both of these cars where done by washing/claying. and a hand polish with poorboys sealent with polish.

now thier swirls are still there but they are good looking shiny cars...

now the hard part is the polishing you need a maching to do that..

other then that your good to go..
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