I always questioned Paint Cleaners/Oxidations

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by LocoStrange, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. LocoStrange

    LocoStrange New Member

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    Until I detailed my fathers mini van today. Imagine a minivan, in Chicago, since 96. The only washes it had was either a few times during winter at the car wash to remove salt, OR it cleaning itself during a rain storm. However, it did spend most of the its time in a garage. Surprisingly, it was not THAT bad compared to some of the horror stories that I have seen here.

    Anyways, back to the topic. I am still an amateur when it comes to detailing and I do thinks by hand, not a buffer. However, maybe it is because I kept my car very clean but I always questioned Paint Cleaners and its oxidation properties until I washed that mini van. Right now, that van looks almost brand new if it wasnt for all the scratches and bumps and what-nots.

    The stupid thing took almost 5 hours to detail. Washed it, air dryed it since I was lazy and it was sunny :rofl:. Clayed, Meguires Step 1 Paint Cleaner, Meguirers #7 (or whatever Polish). And then Ultimate Paint Protection Sealant. After it dries, I am going to apply another layer.

    Also, I used the Paint Cleaner today on my car, the Mustang, since I was wondering why it stop showing its 3 colors (depending on where the light shines) and I guess whatever was causing it, was also removed by the Cleaner...so its back to looking like its very first detail :)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Real eye opener when you learn that the polish and not the wax is responsible for most of the shine, eh?
     
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    I was very surprised :rofl:
     
  4. Run N. Gun

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    Nice work, Loco. First hand experience is always the best.

    BTW - did you take any pics of your handy work. I'm sure the before/after differences are amazing.
     

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