i need some waxing and polishing help

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by operationrob, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. operationrob

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    alright, i just got a 1993 thunderbird LX that has been sitting for quite a bit. today i polished it with Rain Dance liquid wax, and used the abrasive wax to get some scratches and scuff marks out. it looks a little more shiny than it did before, but i want it to look really good. any advice on what to use, and what can i pick up locally (ie. walmart, autozone, etc) so i dont have to order it online, and stuff that is relatively cheap.

    heres a befoe pic
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    no after pic. because i was too lazy. and no 4x4 much :squint: the ass is just hanging off the edge so it looks higher.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Too lazy to read the stickies? :mamoru:

    Pretty much everything you want to know is in them.
     
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    yes, i read them, but i want to know of stuff that i can buy locally and that is relatively cheap. stickies give websites.
     
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    alright, i am thinknig about using Meguiar`s Scratch X-Tube, and then probably some vanilla moose or something, and then a carnauba wax, or some S100 stuff that my dad has. do you think that will do the trick to make everything look better?
     
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    Really, there is no way to know just what it will take to give the best shine to your car from just a picture.

    I wouldn't use ScratchX on the whole car, Meguiars #9 is better suited for it and is also available at most parts stores. Follow with Vanilla Moose and Carnauba Moose or you can use S100, but it only lasts 6-8 weeks, maybe a bit less given your location (winter weather, acid rain, etc).
     
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    alright, thanks. i'll give it a try. the car should be garaged until about april so it wont be in the snow much.
     

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