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Old 04-26-2006, 10:18 PM   #26
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Mequiars 3 part system works well, but man I need a Porter Cable polisher. The 3 part by hand takes a F'n long time!

Otherwise for just the 'normal' cleanings. I just drive to the car wash, wash, dry and use Mequiars liquid detailer.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:37 PM   #27
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #28
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wash
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no special products used, just generic meguires stuff bought at autozone
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:29 AM   #29
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i have a question , i waxed my car for the first time today.. first time ever actually. i used mothers liquid wax.. the one in a bottle and u pour onto the application pad. i also have a tub of meguires "solid" wax. Is the hardened wax better or the liq better? also i dont want to mess up with the solid wax , idk how how much to use and what not. also my trunk and roof are still kinda rough.. its smooth , but not like the rest of my car , i put 2 coats on the trunk and roof... that did nothing

Did you clay?? the roughness is from imbeded contamants,as far as wax goes use either just make sure you put a nice thin coat on other wise brake out the chizzle..
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:42 AM   #30
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For the roughness just poly clay it. Then polish it either by hand or with a PC7336. Last wax it. Don't overuse product. It only makes taking it off harder. It's better to get a layerable wax that you can just keep adding onto. I usually wax the panels 3x then wax the top panels almost every time I wash it to keep up on it. It makes it really easy to keep up on. Your paint should almost feel like it has a soft feel when it's really clean. There shouls be no roughness. When I clean mine it feels like static when I'm done. Similar to the feel of static on the TV screen.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:25 AM   #31
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:32 PM   #32
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omg, the shiniest car ever!!! i gotta use those products!!!!!!! damn is that thing shiny, lol
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:33 PM   #33
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omg, the shiniest car ever!!! i gotta use those products!!!!!!! damn is that thing shiny, lol
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:58 PM   #34
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Nothing special....Just a washed and waxed with stuff i had kicking around. One coat gold class, one coat TW platinum ultra glass paste.



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Old 04-29-2006, 02:02 AM   #35
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:37 PM   #36
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KIT Carnuba Wash & Wax
(Forgot the Claybar )
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:27 PM   #37
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so do yall seal then wax or wax then seal?
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:41 PM   #38
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so do yall seal then wax or wax then seal?
not sure what you mean by seal, but wax is usually the last thing do when I detail.
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #39
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do yall apply the sealant/glaze before or after the wax?
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:16 PM   #40
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Before. This might give you a better clue
Wash
Clay
Wash
Compound (if needed)
Polish (w/ machine if needed)
Polish (I use Klasse by hand after the machine)
Sealer Glaze (I'm assuming your talking about Klasse) x3 wait 12hrs. between each coat
Wax x3 (I use P21s because it's layerable and is very clean. It There's not a lot of additives that will discolor moldings and stuff)
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:19 PM   #41
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i have a question , i waxed my car for the first time today.. first time ever actually. i used mothers liquid wax.. the one in a bottle and u pour onto the application pad. i also have a tub of meguires "solid" wax. Is the hardened wax better or the liq better? also i dont want to mess up with the solid wax , idk how how much to use and what not. also my trunk and roof are still kinda rough.. its smooth , but not like the rest of my car , i put 2 coats on the trunk and roof... that did nothing
liquid = solid
they are the same..
unless you are using a buffer i suggest using liquid it's easier to apply evenly.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:22 PM   #42
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Before. This might give you a better clue
Wash
Clay
Wash
Compound (if needed)
Polish (w/ machine if needed)
Polish (I use Klasse by hand after the machine)
Sealer Glaze (I'm assuming your talking about Klasse) x3 wait 12hrs. between each coat
Wax x3 (I use P21s because it's layerable and is very clean. It There's not a lot of additives that will discolor moldings and stuff)
you do not need to wash after clay..
just make sure you wipe off the lubrecant whether it's quicker detailer or soap and water.

Wash
Clay
Cleaner (i.e. Mirror glaze #80)
Polish
Wax
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:27 PM   #43
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you do not need to wash after clay..
just make sure you wipe off the lubrecant whether it's quicker detailer or soap and water.
Wouldn't wiping the whole car off with a detailing spray be too time consuming vs. a quick wash. Also I think using soap and water would fall under the washing category but who knows...I'm just giving you a hard time.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #44
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Wouldn't wiping the whole car off with a detailing spray be too time consuming vs. a quick wash. Also I think using soap and water would fall under the washing category but who knows...I'm just giving you a hard time.
you don't need to wash again if you wipe off excess lub you are using with the clay, while you are claying the car.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:37 PM   #45
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I usually wash the car anyways because the car is usualy still wet when I'm done. I use a lot of liquid to really make sure I'm not adding to the scratches I'm trying to remove next. I just give it a real quick wash with a clean mit. I've never tried your method but I'm sure it works.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:40 PM   #46
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My buddy works at a Mercedes dealership and we used AutoMagic on mine, it's ridiculously expensive wax but my car looked unbelieveable. He said for the up keep just use the meguires spray wax after every wash and that will keep the wax fresh on the car for a long time. We washed, preped with clay , washed one more time, paint thinnered the foggy spots with the buffer, then primed with the buffer, stage 2 waxed the car, and the final buff job. It turned out damn good, even the head detailer stopped and looked at it.

And oh yeah it took 2 of us almost 5 hours to get it done, given we wern't working at breakneck speed or anything.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:06 PM   #47
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wash
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detail with clay
#6 cleaner wax
#7 show shine wax
#36 sealant wax

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BREWPUBEAVER - Where did you get the fog light cover with the hole in it ??
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:36 PM   #48
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:51 PM   #49
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wash
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meguiars carnuba paste cleaner wax
meguiars polish from the beige bottle
meguiars nxt wax

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Old 05-02-2006, 01:22 AM   #50
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