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Old 01-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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So what about wax? And microfiber? And trim brushes? And glass sealant? Interior protectant? What about a dual action polisher? Or a clay bar and iron remover? Tar remover? I'm just kidding haha

If your just a simple you probably need a good cheap long lasting wax like collinite 845. And interior wipe down like 1z cockpit premium. And you should be set. Let me know if you have any detailing questions
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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Let me know if you have any detailing questions
Haha you scared me for a sec. Just waiting for a sunny day to wash her
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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I would include microfiber (at least a towel if not a mitt) and clay bar. CLay bar is really easy to use and is inexpensive.

...and wax. i use the 845 stuff too ^

... and glass cleaner (can actually use the clay bar for this)

Im a beginner at detailing too but theres so much out there. good luck!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Watch this video all the way, very helpful for the new and old car washer

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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Yeah I Plan On Doing Clay Bar/Sealant/Wax Once Winter Is Over. I've Heard Nothing But Good Things About #845 So That Will Most Likely Be My Choice Of Wax. Been Doing A Lot Of Watching And Reading On Autogeek And Let Me Tell You Something, Mike Phillips Is An Inspirational Individual. Nothing But Respect For The Man
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:30 AM   #7
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optimum no rinse... its the only thing i'll wash my car with. NO RINSE too!
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:01 AM   #8
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Not working with rotating brushes, because freezing and extra scratch the car. Use the vacuum cleaner and put a sponge or brush your soap to clean and just park your car and then you do not have to worry about using something that someone dropped on the ground. Chamois it off then once the wax in a time that should be ok. If the grungy clay it off before it was.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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Not working with rotating brushes, because freezing and extra scratch the car. Use the vacuum cleaner and put a sponge or brush your soap to clean and just park your car and then you do not have to worry about using something that someone dropped on the ground. Chamois it off then once the wax in a time that should be ok. If the grungy clay it off before it was.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #10
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I got the detailing bug too, went a little overboard. 1 order from DD and 2 from AG in a month.

- Wool Wash Mitt
- 2x Grit Guard
- Wheel Brush
- 2x Sonax full effect
- 2x Chemical Guys Mr Pink
- Lusso Auto Bathe
- MTM Foam Lance
- Microfiber Drying Towels
- Assorted Microfiber Towels
- Einzett w99
- 3x Microfiber Wash Mitts
- Chemical Guys All Clean
- Assorted Boar's Hair Brushes
- Flex 3401 VRG
- 5 Foam Pads
- Autoscrub Pad
- Menzerna FG 400, SF1500, SF4000, Power Lock
- Collinite 845
- Diamondite Glass
- Iron X
- 3x Lake Country 5.5 Hydrotech
- Prima Nero

I don't know I might have gone overboard, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. O yeah I bough a Craftsman power washer. **** me!

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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Solid order ^
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #12
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I recently made a similar fat order from Chemical Guys. They have great products and very competitive pricing on their site.

Chemicals CG Grape Madness Purple Craze Wax + Glaze
Chemicals CG Mango Breeze Complete Waterless Detailing System ECOSMART-RU
Chemicals CG Hint of Coconut White All-In-1 Polish
Chemicals CG Pomegranate Hot Pink Glass Workz
Chemicals CG Super Shine Sprayable Dressing
Chemicals CG Clear Seal Gloss Enhancer & Protectant
Chemicals CG HYBRID V7
Clay CG Poly Clay Bar and Luber light
Misc CG Sprayers x3
Pads CG Microfiber Polishing and Finishing pad
Pads CG Microfiber Cutting and Compounding pad
Pads Large Cotton Race Striped Premium Dressing Applicator
Tools Porter Cable 7424 Random Orbital Polisher
Towels CG El Gordo 12 16.6x16.5 Supra Microfiber towels x2
Towels CG Ultimate Glass Waffle Weave 3 24x16
Towels CG Orange Banger Microfiber Towel
Wash CG Bucket with Grit Guard and Gamma lid
Wash Fluffy wash mitt
Wash CG Citrus Car Wash + Gloss
Wash CG Chennille Microfiber Premium mitt
Wash CG Neon Madness Mega Suds Wash + Wax
Wash Stiffy Brush
Wash Raccoon Brush
Wash CG Premium Blue Wheel and Rim Cleaner

You can find all the details on how to do a proper 2 bucket wash, clay, polish, and wax on sites like ChemicalGuys, AutoGeek, Autopia, etc.

Some tips from my old age: have plenty of high quality microfiber towels on hand, never use anything more abrasive than you are 100% ready for, and always dry and wax your car after a wash.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #13
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for something basic keep it simple. ive always recommended to the weekend warriors to

Wash using just about any soap brand. im an advid fan of AutoMagic, Meguiars, AutoBrite, Ardex.

Clay bar after you rinse the car to remove any contaiminents. RINSE CAR AFTERWARDS!

invest in a portercable 7424xp it will make polishing and waxxing CAKE plus helps take care of silly scratches along the way.

look into meguiars m105 and m205 polish then use Collinite 845 or any liquid/paste tin wax you would like. if you have any questions feel free to PM me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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Just picked up a griots kit, need a lot more microfibers.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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The detailing section of nasioc is a much nicer place than general and technical .
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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i live near a small piper owned airport in florida, my friends father gets this wax for airplanes that allows water to rinse off anything, even bugs. He just recently switched to some similar stuff from the military and its even better. Ill try to find out more and post back on that.

Question about clearcoat and car covers.. Florida gets a lot of rain and a lot of sun. Does anyone have any experience with a car cover making things worse if it sits too long? I have a carport but it aint no garage so Ive been thinking of buying one.

SECOND question, Sprinklers recently hit my car while I was sleeping. And the hard water from the ground left some nasty water spots im still seeing on my windows, panels are fine. Nothing is getting it off. I went to talk to a guy at the local auto parts store and he said he'd been detailing cars for 20 years, told me to use this #00/double zero/double awt really fine steel wool. haha NOW there is NO WAY im running back to my car to try this before I consult some forums. Opinions on this?

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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For hard waterspots on glass, I use vinegar (diluted or not).

If that doesn't take it off, you might have light etching in your glass. Which probably requires professional care to get rid of.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:30 AM   #18
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ya i was worried the sulfur from the sprinkler system didnt eat away at anything, imma go try that now, brb..
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #19
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Hey Guys, Thanks For The Replies. I Got A Chance To Use The ONR Last Weekend And It Worked Great Along With The Detail Spritz. As For Getting A Porter Cable, I Think I'm Gonna Hold Off On That, I Want To Get Some More Hand Polishing Experience Under My Belt Before Moving Up The Ladder (I'm Scared Of Burning My Paint). I Find Detailing Very Rewarding, It Proves To The People Around You How Dedicated You Are Towards Your Vehicle(s) And It's Reassuring To Know That You're Prolonging The Cosmetic Life Of The Car.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #20
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I goal is to spend the least amount of time on the car and make it the best looking possible. As of now, Zaino products are fine but you have to keep the car clean.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #21
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i live near a small piper owned airport in florida, my friends father gets this wax for airplanes that allows water to rinse off anything, even bugs. He just recently switched to some similar stuff from the military and its even better. Ill try to find out more and post back on that.

Question about clearcoat and car covers.. Florida gets a lot of rain and a lot of sun. Does anyone have any experience with a car cover making things worse if it sits too long? I have a carport but it aint no garage so Ive been thinking of buying one.

SECOND question, Sprinklers recently hit my car while I was sleeping. And the hard water from the ground left some nasty water spots im still seeing on my windows, panels are fine. Nothing is getting it off. I went to talk to a guy at the local auto parts store and he said he'd been detailing cars for 20 years, told me to use this #00/double zero/double awt really fine steel wool. haha NOW there is NO WAY im running back to my car to try this before I consult some forums. Opinions on this?
ok so vinegar didnt work, neither did claybar.

After some more internet research, I found a few places where people said it was ok, and even the dealer said they use it.

Took a leap of faith, by golly the steel wool took tha junk straight off. Lubed it up with some car window cleaner, and lightly pressed while rubbing in a circular motion.

VOILA!!

still havent asked about that wax :/
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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ok so vinegar didnt work, neither did claybar.

After some more internet research, I found a few places where people said it was ok, and even the dealer said they use it.

Took a leap of faith, by golly the steel wool took tha junk straight off. Lubed it up with some car window cleaner, and lightly pressed while rubbing in a circular motion.

VOILA!!

still havent asked about that wax :/
Glad It Worked Out For You. Ask About The Airplane Wax, That Sounds Cool
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