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Old 07-02-2003, 11:35 PM   #1
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No matter what I do to my WRX, it still feels gritty. I am getting fed up with it. I use Mothers California Gold Clean Wax to clean the paint, and The Wax Shop car wax. It still feels gritty Does conventional waxing methods not work with Subaru paint? I used the same cleaner wax (cause I was lazy and didn't want to finish it) and its like baby butt smoothe. Suggestions more than welcome.
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:45 PM   #2
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I used the same cleaner wax (cause I was lazy and didn't want to finish it) and its like baby butt smoothe.
confused by that last bit....missing a few words?

I've use Turtle Wax Cleaner Wax, and it seems to do a great job. I assume you've washed the car before hand But it makes it pretty smooth, then I put on some Meguairs Show Car glaze....oh man, that makes it shiiiiiny!!!! also, maybe try rubbing it a little more?
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:50 PM   #3
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oh yeah I did, guess its passed my bed time. I meant to say just the cleaner wax, and not the Wax Shop wax. I'm going to bed. Keep suggestions coming though.
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:56 PM   #4
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wait, so it's nice and smooth after using the cleaner wax, but when you use the other wax, it gets gritty? Maybe try a different wax (I'm tellin ya, the show car glaze is the BEST!), or even more likely, you could be using to much wax. If you apply too much, it can ball up when you try to take it off, and it'll leave annoying little bits. You need to use as LITTLE as possible! Hope that helps!!! Happy Waxing!!!!
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:26 AM   #5
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If you have grit or contaminants on your finish, you may want to try a claybar. Check out these websites for some tips.

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...S&Store_Code=Z
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/
http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_1000

They have good products that you may or may not decide to purchase. Even so, the advice they provide should be helpful.

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Old 07-03-2003, 12:52 AM   #6
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hey, i could help ya out sometime.

Since I live just over in upper st clair you could stop by when im free and I will show you what you need to do.

I work daily in a detailing shop all day and I detail my own car and other cars on the side as well. I have a pretty decent amount of experience.

If this grittyness is in the paint then most likely it is some sort of fallout that should be removed by claying. It is possible its just tar if its on the side panels. But if its on the hood its probably fallout.

If its not that bad FI-II or some Megs Diamond Cut will get it out as well as make your paint look perfect.

I know how to work with my black subaru im sure I coul dhelp you.

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Old 07-03-2003, 04:05 AM   #7
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Exclamation Clay it

The best thing to do is to rewash your car, and dry it... get a clay bar kit (I prefer Meguiars, but Mother's Clay kit is good too.) Basically you probably have a lot of tiny bits of road tar and other misc. stuff stuck onto the paint.

Once you clay your car, just use a paint cleaner and polish. I mentioned on another thread about my theory and backed up with the writers of Motorweek that waxing should be done only a few times a year and washing should occur more to keep that show room shine and feel.


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Old 07-03-2003, 09:13 AM   #8
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waxing should be done only a few times a year and washing should occur more to keep that show room shine and feel.

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This is right on, IMHO. I have a "car spa day" three times a year, once every four months, which includes wash, paint prep (old wax removal), clay, polish and wax. I wash her regularly, and use a speed shine product for touchups, however.

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