2002 galant (black ftw) detailing tips

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  1. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    hey y'all. i take alot of pride in my vehicle cause i paid for 70% of it (i'm 16) and ive been trying products left and right, but haven't had much success since my first spray wax :ugh:. anyway, what i HAVE had the best results were with the eagle one car wash solution and the spray turtle wax, and then with mr clean autodry (but it isn't lustrous) followed by turtle wax platinum tub wax (takes FOREVER). i keep having dull spots, so i need tips on how to apply wax, how to wash properly, and how to get the most out of the excellent color. people were like DAMN at school when i did it with the eagle one wash and spray wax :rolleyes:, but it didn't cut it for me. any helps on technique and products? thanks alot!

    -dave
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    o, and i don't have a buffer either. i have a hitachi cordless drill w/ a black and decker polishing bonnet, and its horrible.
     
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    read the stickies, throw the polishing bonnet in the garbage, you'll have better luck by hand with microfiber.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You should also register at http://autopia.org -download the e-book and read through some of the forums.
     
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    i saw your work on a tl i believe a few months ago and it inspired me :)
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    well i put some money in my account, i just need tips on what to buy. there seems to be SOO much that looks excellent and that works, i just don't want to waste my money :(
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    ok so i bought the professional polish, the blue paste wax, and ex sealant. should be good?
     
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    Their professional polish can be a bear to work with. Haven't used it myself but others who have like the results but say it can be tough to buff out. The polish w/carnauba would probably have been a better choice. I don't know if your paint needs deeper polishing though. PP and PwC are non-abrasive so if you have swirls or scratches you need to remove, they aren't going to do it. Optimum Polish is what I would recommend if you need to deep polish the paint first.

    The EX Sealant (since you didn't put EX-P), I am going to assume you have the EX w/carnauba-very, very impressive on black and you should get at least 4 months durability provided you regularly wash your car using car wash soap. Natty's Blue will add a ton of wetness.

    Post pics when you are done. :)
     
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    so don't use the professional polish? i should get the blue w/nuba instead?
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    alright so i wash the car, sealant then natty blue?
     

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