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Old 03-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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It's finally getting warm enough to do proper detailing on my war and I'm getting a fresh order together for parts. What do you guys think I'm missing or any suggestions?

Just getting into the detailing realm and been reading and watching to figure out the best stuff.

External:

Meguiar's Car Wash
ONR No-Rub
Medium Clay Bar
Adam's Quick Sealant
Megaiar's Wax

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1z Cockpit Prem.



Also, should I just use a seal or a wax and not both? And preference?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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What wash media are you using? I recommend this:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-...poo_p_849.html

Personally, I wouldn't use Meguiar's Wax. It's an ok wax, but there's much better options based off their ease of use and longevity.

Have you been watching the "How-To" videos at www.adamspolishes.com? Make sure you know how to apply the Quick Sealant so you don't over do it. Personally, i'd just wash, clay, seal and be done with it. That will give about 3 months of protection, assuming it's applied correctly.

Just assuming but do you mean Optinum No-Rinse? I'm not sure what the no-rub is, but just make sure it's diluted to spec for use as the clay lube.

I'm sure you'll be using the two-bucket method too right?

Good luck!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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It's finally getting warm enough to do proper detailing on my war and I'm getting a fresh order together for parts. What do you guys think I'm missing or any suggestions?

Just getting into the detailing realm and been reading and watching to figure out the best stuff.

External:

Meguiar's Car Wash
ONR No-Rub
Medium Clay Bar
Adam's Quick Sealant
Megaiar's Wax

Internal:

1z Cockpit Prem.

Also, should I just use a seal or a wax and not both? And preference?
....not familiar with ONR No Rub but if you mean Optimum No Rinse (aka ONR), then its redundant in your process unless you're using it as a clay lubricant. Also, as far as the "medium" clay, depending on the particular product it may be more abrasive than your typical OTC clays found at your local retailer. ....and if so, your chances of having some marring left behind by the process will be that much greater. Its not much of a concern if you're correcting afterward but I see you will be going straight to an LSP;wax/sealant so that may be an issue you'll need to be conscious of.

As for using a wax after a sealant, I'd keep it simple for now and just stick with the sealant. Personally, I rarely use toppers myself simply because I don't have a need for them. ....personal preference and depends a lot on what you're trying to accomplish.

1z CP is a favorite of mine but in recent years I switched to Meguiars Quick Interior Detailer. I found it to be very similar to CP in performance but at a fraction of the price especially when buying by the gallon (sold under their Detailer line in this size). It leaves a nice OEM finish with no added sheen and has a clean, fresh, citrus-like scent similar to CP. ....both great products.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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What wash media are you using? I recommend this:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-...poo_p_849.html

Personally, I wouldn't use Meguiar's Wax. It's an ok wax, but there's much better options based off their ease of use and longevity.

Have you been watching the "How-To" videos at www.adamspolishes.com? Make sure you know how to apply the Quick Sealant so you don't over do it. Personally, i'd just wash, clay, seal and be done with it. That will give about 3 months of protection, assuming it's applied correctly.

Just assuming but do you mean Optinum No-Rinse? I'm not sure what the no-rub is, but just make sure it's diluted to spec for use as the clay lube.

I'm sure you'll be using the two-bucket method too right?

Good luck!
I was looking for a good media, that looks like the one I'm looking for. Thanks! Yes been watching those videos. That's how I got the ideas for all these stuff. And the sealant thing was new to me wasn't sure if it needed wax as well.

Is there any other method than 2 bucket?!

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....not familiar with ONR No Rub but if you mean Optimum No Rinse (aka ONR), then its redundant in your process unless you're using it as a clay lubricant. Also, as far as the "medium" clay, depending on the particular product it may be more abrasive than your typical OTC clays found at your local retailer. ....and if so, your chances of having some marring left behind by the process will be that much greater. Its not much of a concern if you're correcting afterward but I see you will be going straight to an LSP;wax/sealant so that may be an issue you'll need to be conscious of.

As for using a wax after a sealant, I'd keep it simple for now and just stick with the sealant. Personally, I rarely use toppers myself simply because I don't have a need for them. ....personal preference and depends a lot on what you're trying to accomplish.

1z CP is a favorite of mine but in recent years I switched to Meguiars Quick Interior Detailer. I found it to be very similar to CP in performance but at a fraction of the price especially when buying by the gallon (sold under their Detailer line in this size). It leaves a nice OEM finish with no added sheen and has a clean, fresh, citrus-like scent similar to CP. ....both great products.
Using the ONR as a clay lube. And what should I look for to avoid maring?

Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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Using the ONR as a clay lube. And what should I look for to avoid maring?

Thanks!
....light pressure, plenty of lubrication, good lighting, inspect often and watch body lines, edges, etc. Having said all of that, a light touch isn't always appropriate depending on the characteristics of the contamination you're trying to remove.

It can boil down to a compromise in the amount of marring you're willing to accept for the more stubborn situations. Also, depending on the grade of clay used, it will also have an impact on the potential for marring. Patience can go a long way as well. .....inspect often and adjust as necessary.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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....light pressure, plenty of lubrication, good lighting, inspect often and watch body lines, edges, etc. Having said all of that, a light touch isn't always appropriate depending on the characteristics of the contamination you're trying to remove.

It can boil down to a compromise in the amount of marring you're willing to accept for the more stubborn situations. Also, depending on the grade of clay used, it will also have an impact on the potential for marring. Patience can go a long way as well. .....inspect often and adjust as necessary.
thanks! i got the car this year and i know a good clay bar is the best thign to do for the new cars. I'll just take it slow with light/no pressure and see how it goes.
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