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Vehicle Cleaning and Detailing - What Products Do You Use? - November 15, 2010, 05:48 PM

It's that time of year. Time to throw on a good layer of protection before the winter sets in.
I have always pretty much been a Meguires guy (Zymol when I could find it on sale) but OnelowCubn put me on to this stuff yesterday ...

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Based on how I saw his car come out yesterday after a washing with GlossWorkz soap, I was impressed. Went home and did some research, and it looks like a number of professional high end detailers and car cleaning nuts are giving it good reviews and using their products as part of their regime.

The GlossWorkz car shampoo leaves the paint super slick with a high gloss layer of protection. (Kind of gonna screw with my M/C paint a bit since it's matte - but I may test an area) but the car will be perfect.

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Best part, it's 2/3's less expensive than Zymol and smells like Watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Can't wait to see how good their glazes and sealants are.

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If you want to strip everything off your paint and start with a clean surface for clay barring and then adding new layers of wax and polish, look at their Citrus cleaner. It looks like it was highly recommended by the pros.

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November 15, 2010, 06:01 PM

Only use Mothers on my cars, trucks and motorcycles...love their products!
Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners

But always willing to give something new a try. Will get some from cuban to test out.


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PLEXUS: i put that s#!t on everything! (but the chain) and it doesn't smell like chemicals. i use it on my helmets and shields too. good stuff!


edit: my bad, i thought this was a thread about bikes. should have known better...

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Since i've always had black sports casr...for the last 15+ years I always use Black wax. It works so much better than regular wax. i use a dewaxer 1st, using micro cloth, then follow up with my black wax (turtle Wax). it gives it that deep new gloss look. it hides swirls and small blemishes...shit is the best.






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Product Description

Turtle Wax Black Box Car Wax Kit is a one-of-a-kind black tinted pre-cleaner and conditioner that removes surface contaminants. It features a unique black tinted spray detailer that cleans away pre-cleaner and debris while preparing the surface for waxing. Highest quality carnauba based black-infused wax brings out the true black in the vehicle's finish.

Features
  • New products and a researched process gives the deepest, wettest black shine to the vehicle
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  • Removes surface contaminants
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SAVE $2.8 - Turtle Wax T3KT Black Box Car Wax Kit $19.19


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PLEXUS: i put that s#!t on everything! (but the chain) and it doesn't smell like chemicals. i use it on my helmets and shields too. good stuff!
edit: my bad, i thought this was a thread about bikes. should have known better...
Your bad? The post applies to both cars and bikes. Why would you think it doesn't?

When you wash, clay, wax and polish plastics - you're not doing anything to the plastic (w/the exception of the shield/windscreen which are naked), you're compounding/waxing/polishing and sealing the clearcoat itself.



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Since i've always had black sports casr...for the last 15+ years I always use Black wax. It works so much better than regular wax. i use a dewaxer 1st, using micro cloth, then follow up with my black wax (turtle Wax). it gives it that deep new gloss look. it hides swirls and small blemishes...shit is the best.


im going to try some BLACK BOX next.....snicker lol black box....haaaa

My first car was black. I'm sorry bruh, don't think I could ever do it to myself again. Every speck of dirt and every imperfection would show.
Washing 2x a month wasn't enough. I'd find myself sometimes hosing it down 2-3 times a week - usually first thing in the morning before I drove off so the air would blow it dry.

Way too much maintenance for my tastes.



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November 15, 2010, 06:48 PM

Meguier's NXT tech wax, lot's of elbow grease. Use their leather conditioner, and some other stuff they have on the dash. Invisible Glass for the windows is hard to beat. Still a pain in the ass to get right, not matter what you use.

Meguier's swirl removal will work miracles for scratches and blemishes in the clear coat.


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My first car was black. I'm sorry bruh, don't think I could ever do it to myself again. Every speck of dirt and every imperfection would show.
Washing 2x a month wasn't enough. I'd find myself sometimes hosing it down 2-3 times a week - usually first thing in the morning before I drove off so the air would blow it dry.

Way too much maintenance for my tastes.
Yeah, but there's no car as beautiful as a shiny black sports car.


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my favorite are Meguier's NXT tech wax and Liquid glass for older paints.

meguier's and mothers are my preferred brands.


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everything Einszett and Klasse. Them Krauts make some good car shit. And Aquapel > RainX and Stoners > any glass cleaner
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end of the season bump. it's that time of year again.



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Wash
Claybar
Light polish
Medium polish
Wax
Light detailer spray

That's why I refrain from doing my cars myself now. It takes too long.


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i detail my own car and enjoy doing it.. thats why my 12 year old bitch is shinier than new cars


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