About to go detail product shopping... here is my list

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  1. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Ok ive read through all the stickies and stuff. I havent waxed my car for a while so it needs the grand treatment. If it turns out good enough im going to try and do detailing on the side a few times a week. Here is what im going to get:

    MicroFiber cloths (VIP or Wal Mart)
    Wheel brush, body & bumper brush, thin brush for tight areas, interior brush (soft bristles)
    Spray Bottle(for 50/50 simple green/water mixture and 1/6 wool light water mixture)
    Simple Green
    Spray Nozzel

    Meguiars Pro Body Shop: Show Car Glaze Polish
    Meguiars Swirl Remover
    Meguiars Clay Bar
    http://www.meguiars.com

    Eagle's 20/20 Glass cleaner

    Mothers wheel polish

    S100 Wax @ Harley Dealer

    Is there anything else I need? What do you guys do about water pressure? Without a pressure cleaner thing you can gets a very hard stream of water... is there anything one can do? Or do you guys (scott in particular) just use the water pressure available when at a clients place?

    Is this the correct order: Wash car - clay bar car - polish car - wax car - clean windows. ? Probably do the engine bay before any of that? Then move to the interiour (Wool light and what should i use for the dash? I thought i read that here but now i cant find that)

    I want to do this major detailing on Saturday... Thaks!!
     
  2. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I always do the interior then engine, then exterior, then wheels/wheel wells. I have heard of people claying while they wash and loving it, but I haven't tried it yet :dunno: Oh, I admit I haven't tried the 20/20 glass cleaner, but I <3 Stoner's, that shit is awesome :bigthumb:
     
  3. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Yeah that sounds good.
    Another question - what should i use for the actual car wash soap?
     
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    Whatever's cheap and specifically branded as a car wash. I use this Meguiar's stuff that comes in gallon jug - the bottle is purple, but the soap is clear.
     
  5. Creator

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    ok what about the rest of the questions =)
     
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    I use my hose and turn it on all the way, more than adequate pressure for my use. Most mobile detailers will use the client's water, there are some portable generators and pumps available, but I can imagine that they would be fairly expensive.

    I do the engine, interior, then all the outside detailing. There's no absolute rule that says how you have to do stuff, but that's just how I do it. If the dash is dirty, use some 20/20 glass cleaner to clean it up. Then wipe all your surfaces down with Armor-All. Wait a few minutes, then run a dry towel over all the areas you just Armor-All'd. It will remove the greasy feel, but keep the shine.
     
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    Cool man. Is there anything i seem to be missing from my list above? Any product you would substitute?
     
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    Ok...im gonna order now! Anyone else have ideas
     
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    SKU Item and Size Unit Price Quantity Total Price
    DEL G-1116 Quik Clay Detailing System 16 oz. $9.99 1 $9.99
    DEL M-0764 Show Car Glaze 64 oz. $24.99 1 $24.99
    DEL M-0916 Swirl Remover 16 oz. $10.99 1 $10.99
    DEL M-2805 All Metal Polish 5 oz. $6.99 1 $6.99
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    SUB-TOTAL $52.96
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I am sure you already ordered, but I prefer Clearkote's Vanilla Moose to Meguiars Show Car Glaze #7. Both have a nice wet shine, but Vanilla Moose is much easier to remove than #7. MUCH EASIER!

    Other than that, you products list is fine and should make your car look great!
     

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