Car show detailing

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Fierocious, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Fierocious

    Fierocious New Member

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    Ok let me know what you guys would do:
    I'm going to this car show in Daytona which is a good 250-300 miles away.
    I really want to detail my car real nice. So whats my best plan?
    Detail car before I go and hope it doesnt get too nasty?
    Detail car before I go and wrap the car in plastic wrap?:mamoru:
    Clay bar and do the harder stuff here and finish it up there?
    Or any other ideas you guys have?
    Thanks
     
  2. spark plugs.

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    detail it and trailer it with a car cover on. :dunno:
     
  3. Buck-O

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    The common thing is to do most of your heavy polishing at home. And throw a sealent like Klasse AIO onto it.
    Get some Scotch/3m (not the cheap off brand shit) BLue/blue or Blue/orange painters masking tape, and cover every directly exposed piece of car. Like the front bumper, grill, wheel arches, behind the front and rear wheels. The underside of the bumper, etc.

    If you have somneone else coming with you in a support vehicle, then take your whole detail kit along with you. It can never hurt.

    Now that you have all your polishing done at home. You can peel your masking tape. Take some QD, sprits the car, and wip it clean. Then you can apply a nice glaze to the paint to get it sparkling, and shiney, and alive. Then top it with a nice carnuba, like S100. Re-wash your windows, shine your tires, etc. and your done.

    Just make sure that when you detail it, you get EVERYTHING!! From door jams, to trunk and hood sills. It has to be spotless.

    And during your polishing, make sure you get it loooking absolutely perfect. If its an indoor carshow, nothing, and i mean NOTHING will show paint imperfections like a mercury halide vapor light. So it has to be PERFECT.

    Oh, and one more little thing. Test your paint to see if it has any contaminent in it. The "baggy test". If you can feel rough grainy particulate int eh paint. Clay away. If not. And the paint is relatively smooth without any problems. Dont bother claying, you'll jsut be adding more swirls and scratched intot he paint then you need to. Which means more polshing steps later on.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You aren't kidding! I use the lights at QT's (gas/convenience stores) to check my own car. I usually cry once I get it under their lights. :wtc:
     
  5. Fierocious

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    Its outside. Inside the daytona speedway infield.
    looks like I'll be hogging the hose in the hotel parking lot :)
     
  6. Buck-O

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    No doubt.
    Its becuase of those fucking lights, that i dont own a black car anymore.
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    My 626 is my first and last black car. No way will I ever again have a black daily driver.
     
  8. Buck-O

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    Silver bassed metalics FTW.

    My Maxima is a dark periwinkle blue with a silver metalic flake to it.
    Its a great DD color.

    Next DD will probibly be silver, for obvious reasons.
     

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