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Old 04-07-2007, 07:52 PM
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Detailing Do's N Dont's

What do you guys use to make your rides look so good?

What products do you find the best to use?

What do you think is a waste of money?

As you all know I desperately need help! lol
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I think having a big high quality chamois makes a huge difference, at least with my water. I use rain-x car soap with wax, which I really like, meguiars quick detailer and wax, and mothers for the chrome. One important thing for me is to use lintless cloths.
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As you all know I desperately need help!
that is something of an understatement.

but the best advice i can give you is, don't drink any beer untill AFTER you are done washing and waxing.
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Soap and water, keep it clean to start with helps a lot

I use a lot of Poor Boys products and Meguirs seem to be the stuff I use mostly
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Dish Soap~Laundry Detergeant~Paper Towels~Silicone Based Wax
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Dish soap and laundry detergeant are very harmful to paint. Paper towels are made from recycled paper and contain minute bits of metal. Silicone based waxes will strip off the clear coat. If garaged and driven as a weekend cruiser, use a clay bar and a good quality wax. Dust frequently, wash seldom. Water and metal don't mix, and water can find its way into places where drains may be clogged. Rust never sleeps. When you do wash, use a leaf blower to dry the vehicle.
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i use Poor Boys on a consistent basis...I use varying Meguirs and other products depending on my mood and my wallet..
Primarily Poor Boys spray and wash
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actually, if you are starting all over, like i am, Dawn is a great wash, followed by clay, paint cleaner/scratch/swirl remover, then polish and two coats of wax
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actually, if you are starting all over, like i am, Dawn is a great wash, followed by clay, paint cleaner/scratch/swirl remover, then polish and two coats of wax
I've been detailing vehicles since 1957, and if you have a clear coat finish, be advised that dish soap is very harmful to the finish. Not only will it dry out the paint if not thoroughly removed, leaving a film on the paint, but will strip any wax off that is there.
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Soap and water, keep it clean to start with helps a lot

I use a lot of Poor Boys products and Meguirs seem to be the stuff I use mostly
So what is this Poor Boys products you speak of ? Where do you get them?
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Any one use Mother's Power Balls?

http://www.properautocare.com/mopo1....OVMTC=advanced
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Google PoorBoys, no space.

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When you do wash, use a leaf blower to dry the vehicle.
I have done this before. Works great.

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P.S. You WILL get weird looks from your neighbours...and wife though.
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I have done this before. Works great.

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P.S. You WILL get weird looks from your neighbours...and wife though.
Owning the vehicles I do gets me weird looks anyway. The old battleaxe that lives across the street thinks I'm nuts-she may not be too far off with that assessment!
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I've been detailing vehicles since 1957, and if you have a clear coat finish, be advised that dish soap is very harmful to the finish. Not only will it dry out the paint if not thoroughly removed, leaving a film on the paint, but will strip any wax off that is there.
right, stripping the wax is what i want....so i can remove the contaminants, hit it with some scratch/swirl remover, then polish, and two coats of fresh wax
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