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Old 09-27-2011, 03:56 PM   #51
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Nice chart/illustration.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #52
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.....I should mention the flow chart is courtesy of Autogeek.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #53
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Wow, thank you for the chart. Cleared up a lot of things for me.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #54
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.....I should mention the flow chart is courtesy of Autogeek.
Kwan your all over the place
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #55
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Kwan your all over the place
Wow damn iPhone! KEAN
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #56
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Kwan your all over the place
....yeah. I tend to post in spurts.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #57
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meguiars nxt works great on my obp 2011
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:19 PM   #58
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freaking awesome, that clears it up a lot...

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Old 09-28-2011, 01:19 AM   #59
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I use Werkstat prime followed by by Werkstat jet acrylic,as used by a very high class detailing firm in Scotland called Polished Bliss,this is a sealant and give very good results on white through to light metalics.







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Old 09-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #60
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I just picked up a Meguiar's kit with s claybar, wax, and instant detailer. What polish and sealant do you guys recommend?
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:08 AM   #61
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What polish and sealant do you guys recommend?
....what works in my (or anyone else) situation may not necessarily work well in yours. No offense but to get a good answer you need to be much more specific with your question. As an example, let's start with polishes....

- Will you be applying by hand? If not, what sort of machine do you have including pads and experience?

- What is the current condition of your finish?

- What are looking to achieve with the polish?

- Will you be doing this indoors or outside in the shade?

- How much time do you have to commit to this task?


....as far as sealants:

- What product(s) do you currently use? List your likes and dislikes.

- What characteristics are you looking for in a new product?

....get the drift?
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:24 AM   #62
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....what works in my (or anyone else) situation may not necessarily work well in yours. No offense but to get a good answer you need to be much more specific with your question. As an example, let's start with polishes....

- Will you be applying by hand? If not, what sort of machine do you have including pads and experience?

- What is the current condition of your finish?

- What are looking to achieve with the polish?

- Will you be doing this indoors or outside in the shade?

- How much time do you have to commit to this task?

....as far as sealants:

- What product(s) do you currently use? List your likes and dislikes.

- What characteristics are you looking for in a new product?

....get the drift?
Yep I gotcha. Sorry that was a pretty generic question.

I picked my my '11 wrb on Wednesday so I am just trying to get a routine down to keep her looking beautiful.

I will be waxing her in my garage and am willing to spend 4 or 5 hours doing a monthly routine (in addition to weekly washes)

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #63
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Hey guys, I've had incredible results with a wax called ZBest Car Wax. If I recall correctly, you can get two bottles for like $28 off their website. Always wax out of direct sun light, the wax is an easy application. Literally you'd apply each section at a time, and you don't wipe off the wax, but rather rub it into the paint.

Good luck!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #64
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/\ I see that stuff at the LA AutoShow EVERY year and I Still haven't bitten. Not sure what it is why I've never purchased it. The demo is unreal.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #65
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Zbest car wax is a basic carnuba wax, not gonna last 6 months. Never heard of it before but the "as seen on tv" makes me lean toward its junk.

Wax will look better but shorter life span. Lasts few weeks to maybe 3 months.
Sealant lasts longer but not as much depth in paint. Supposed to last 4-6 months but I doubt 5 or 6 months.

If your only option for buying them is at a retail store Meguiars, Mothers are probably good enough waxes.

If you can purchase products online then products like Menzerna Power Lock Sealant is good. Einszett Glanz Wax I love and works well.

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Old 10-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #66
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How do you guys wash your microfiber cloths after they get dirty from using them to polish?
What about clay bars, when do you know you need a new one? Can you "clean" the junk off the clay bar?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #67
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How do you guys wash your microfiber cloths after they get dirty from using them to polish?
What about clay bars, when do you know you need a new one? Can you "clean" the junk off the clay bar?
You can wash your microfibers in the washing machine, but don't use the dryer or harsh chemicals.

You can clay whenever. You can put a sandwich bag on your hand and try to run it over the paint. If it doesn't slide well this is a good sign you should claybar.

Claybars have a short life. If you drop it on the ground, throw it away. You don't need a huge piece of clay but make sure the surface your using the clay on is very well lubricated with a detail spray.

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The first step to a glass-like finish is to thoroughly wash and dry your car. Work on small sections at a time, spraying first with Showtime and then moving the clay bar across the surface in a back and forth motion. Don’t use a circular or swirling method when applying the clay. You may notice a gritty resistance and sound. This is normal and will stop as the surface is cleaned. Once the clay moves without any resistance the surface is clean. Now feel the paint surface, you’ll be awed by how much smoother it has become! Move on to the next section, always remembering to slightly overlap the previously clayed area. You will begin to see a reddish brown deposit residue forming on the clay bar. This is the grime being trapped within the clay and away from the paint surface. As the clay bar becomes soiled, fold it over itself and reform the sections to reveal unsoiled clay.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:59 PM   #68
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Chris & Rosy B, that WRX is beaaaautifull. Love the color
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #69
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Any good swril remover or fine scratch ? Anyone ?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:39 PM   #70
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Any good swril remover or fine scratch ? Anyone ?
Define "small scratch". Is it down to the primer? Is it a fine line scratch in just the clear?

If it is down to the primer, you will need a re-spray.

If it is a fine line scratch, a compound followed by a polish should do the trick.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #71
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How do you guys wash your microfiber cloths after they get dirty from using them to polish?
What about clay bars, when do you know you need a new one? Can you "clean" the junk off the clay bar?

You can wash the microfibers in the washer just don't use fabric softner.
As far as the clay bars you can knead them to get a clean spot but I just use them til they are dirty then toss out and use a new one, don't want to risk scratching the paint.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #72
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I just picked up a Meguiar's kit with s claybar, wax, and instant detailer. What polish and sealant do you guys recommend?

I just bought the same thing and used it tonight. I tried the VooDoo Ride wax got a free bottle figured I'd try it. I usually use Meguiars wax it has always worked good in the past.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #73
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You need to use this stuff when washing your microfiber towels -

Amazon.com: 32oz. Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent Concentrate: AutomotiveAmazon.com: 32oz. Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent Concentrate: Automotive


I don't think I've EVER washed a microfiber clothe in my life. I purchased one of those Zwipes Double packs and have yet to make a dent in the two large boxes I received.

That and they seem to disappear the second I put them down.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:43 PM   #74
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Chris & Rosy B, that WRX is beaaaautifull. Love the color
+1 makes me want to paint mine.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #75
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Thanks a bunch for posting this. I've been having a hell of a time trying to decide what i want/need to detail my new (used) scoob. This helped a lot!

Question though. I dont have a buffer or anything, so ill be applying/removing clay/glaze/wax/detailer by hand. Do most people just use the foam applicators/microfiber towels for this. I'm also debating on investing on a good set of microfiber towels/detergent, think its worth the money?

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