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Old 05-12-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Watched TV, going to get some MOTHERS tomarrow

I am bored but I got a question.....

I was watching ESPN on how mothers car polisher works. Then I looked at the baja (which is covered in dust, and pollen from trees). I was just thinking how if it shown that good how much I would fall in love with it again. I never waxed a car b4. I was wondering how good mothers polish actually is and if it will restore the luster like it was from factory.

If so, I'm gunna pick some up tomarrow.
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:28 PM   #2
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........ I never waxed a car b4...........
Are you sick or something? People make careers out of waxing cars. Waxing your car is the most rewarding act of pleasure you could ever do for yourself!

What color is your rig?
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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If your going to wax your car Listen to me.. I'm pretty good at it...
Meg NXT was either the liquid or the paste will do... Use Mirco fibers from megs aso they will not scratch you CC.. I just spend an hour on polishing my hood and still have some slight marring or surface scratches.. but they are less noticeable.. I don't have my cammera but I will post pictures when i can she Looks soooooooooo good.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:17 AM   #4
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A clean BAJA is a sign of a sick mind!
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:47 AM   #5
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A clean BAJA is a sign of a sick mind!
Cleanliness is next to godliness! :-)
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:56 AM   #6
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Your Mama is good for your pleasure. You also need a spell checker.
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:58 PM   #7
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Your Mama is good for your pleasure. You also need a spell checker.

What is this?????

CHill out man..
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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What is this?????

CHill out man..

Hey tuff guy, the mothers car polisher is what I am talking about.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:40 PM   #9
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Hey tuff guy, the mothers car polisher is what I am talking about.
Not being a tough guy just seemed weird..
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:42 PM   #10
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I think the spell checker comment was about the spelling of tomorrow. Not a big deal as many people have difficulty with this word. I teach 4th grade and I tell my students to think of it as tom--or--row and you will never have a problem with it.

As for the waxing..... I have waxed my vehicles for many years. I am starting to get old enough now that my hands ache when I am done and my back groans from leaning over for so long. It is worth the 40 bucks to have it done by the local car care guy. Of course when I was younger..... I wouldn't have let him touch it.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:52 PM   #11
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40 bucks Ughhhhh... I know it's easier but man they must be hacks... anyways I just detailed a leg gt for well 150 and it was well worth it he was very happy.. I really spent an hour on just my hood last night ... but it was well worth it under the pollen there was a crystal clear reflextion ... no swirls no scratches and a ton of flake..
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:40 PM   #12
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I used to wax my cars, but being busy all the time doesn't help that out. Hell, my Baja hasn't seen wax in about a year now. I have the kids at work do it when it is slow. There has been so much rain around here, that it looks bad right away. I need to at least wash it, been almost a month!!! Mike
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Old 05-14-2005, 03:33 AM   #13
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Polish & wax are different things. Here's the best prescription for a vehicle not frequently or ever waxed:

Wash with a car wash product-NOT DISHSOAP (Including rims & tires)
Dry-microfiber towels are the best, fewer scratches-just dont drop one, or everything will stick to it!!
Use a paint cleaner (wipe on wipe off, does not need to haze like wax. Megiuars & Mothers both sell this, I prefer Meguiars products)
Claybar (usually just horizontal surfaces like hood & roof need claybarred. Tip: dont push down on the claybar. Spray with the product that comes with it, then glide the claybar over the paint. Yes, it's working-if it's quiet enough, you can hear it)
Now polish
Wax

I use:
Meg's rich suds wash, Meg's Hot Rims, Westley's Bleche White in the can (discontinued-it had a built in scrubbie on the top to realy clean the white lettering)
Meg's step one deep crystal paint cleaner
Meg's claybar
Meg's Step two deep crystal polish
Meg's NXT wax
Topped with Meg's gold class wax ("topping" is layering different waxes)

meg's=meguiars

I show my 2000 Mustang, and get frequent comments on my paint. It's a lot of work/takes a lot of time, but it's worth it. All the products I use can be found at Auto zone & Advance, except maybe the Meg's claybar-I use one form the professional series I picked up at a paint supply place, Mother's claybars seem more common.

As far as a PC goes, I want the Meg's PC, but you can get really good results without using a polisher/buffer. In fact, if you've never used one before, you might get better results by hand...

Reflection of our friends 86 monte in the paint on my 2000 Stang (over a month after the above process. My car was a rental in FL before I picked it up in 2001, so the paint wsa far from what it is now!!):


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Old 05-14-2005, 11:35 AM   #14
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i take it you must use one of those sears power buffers lol.
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:41 AM   #15
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naw I have both a Porter-cable Polisher and a high speed roatry polisher. Yes i was using the roatry on the hood and was working it pretty good.. I love the new polish i found it works really long and does a great job..
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:31 PM   #16
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havent had the time to go out and get this stuff yet due to all the hard work (yes I did use the baja to do my dirty work of hauling sand for the pool. Now its even more dirty lol). Sounds good though. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:13 PM   #17
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Came out great! Wish it was a sunny day




Almost got hit in this picture.

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Old 05-16-2005, 08:34 PM   #18
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Looks great... Very nice job...
Here is mine today..







Polished and 2 coats of four star UPP
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #19
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Wow, they both look nice. I just don't have the time to do all of that!! Sure would look nice though. I guess after I had a vehicle for awhile, I just don't worry about making it look nice anymore.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:06 AM   #20
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sup everyone,

I must say that meg's nxt wax is the funk, easy on, easy off and it takes out little scratches, I had a scratch from the bastard who installed my tints, he decided to cut a few on my hood with the razor. The NXT just filled it up and made it go away. However, I did notice that with the monsoon rains I get here in Miami, the NXT would bead but not run/glide off the surface. I started to get mini lakes accumulate on the hood while I was driving even at 35. Listen, I love NXT, but I cheated on it! I did half my hood with the meg's NXT, and the other half with Zymol that I heard a lot of stuff about. (the beads not gliding are a problem, because it rains alot and then the sun comes out and bakes whatever has not run off, leaving behind spots of white minerals that look nasty)
initially they looked and felt very similar, the Zymol side was a bit glossier. The test was the rain, the Zymol side was like rain x on a windshield and the NXT side still had puddles that wouldnt run.
2 weeks, 1 wash, and many rains later, I have to say that the Zymol is much better. They both are good waxes and I use to swear by NXT but Zymol has the protection from the elements I need. Looking at the hood its plain as day, one half has beads of water and the Zymol side is spotless.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #21
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Mother's wax is great stuff.

My RS was vandalized last year, but what they didn't know was that I had 4 coats of Mother's pure california gold on that car...

The spraypaint came off in under an hour of washing/claybar.



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