My plan for my new black car.

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by turbobaja, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. turbobaja

    turbobaja All in time....

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    I'll test it on my moms black car first to see if I like it. Hers is in really bad shape so anything will be an improvement. I've been conditioned to only use dish detergent for washing cars. I recently upgraded to the wash shampoo but nothing else. Now I want to keep my paint looking as best I can. I've done a lot of searching and am going to try several ideas molded into 1 to get a finish I want while trying to keep the cost down. So if you see some of your ideas here thats why.

    Items to use:
    -meguiars gold class car wash shampoo conditioner
    -meguiars nxt gen tech wax
    -2 buckets
    -microfiber towels
    -100% Terry Cloth Towels for Buffing the Polishes
    -Greased lightning degreaser for engine
    -Mr Clean Eraser for interior (testing)
    -Mr Clean Eraser wheel and tire (testing)
    -Dash Duster
    -Detail brush
    -2 applicator pads (will probably just use a terry cloth in 1/8ths instead)
    -Clay bar
    -Meguiars Swirl Free Polish
    -Wash mit (2)
    -Black magic tire shine for engine hoses
    -Eagle 20/20 glass cleaner

    Exterior paint and glass:
    -Wash car with 2 mits using a rinse bucket and soap bucket working on small areas at a time.
    -Dry using sheeting method, blotting with terry towels, finishing with a MF towel.
    -Use clay bar, wipe off with MF towel
    -Use Eagle 20/20 to clean all glass
    -Use Meguiars Swirl Free Polish
    -Use S100 shine enhancing paint cleanser (if not using SFP)
    -Apply NXT wax with MF towel

    Wheels and tires:
    -Wash with the heavy dirt mit first then use the eraser after the car is dry.

    Interior:
    -Vacuum loose debris
    -Use duster on all plastics
    -Try eraser on plastics and seats minus top dash (letherette seats)

    Clean the engine using degreaser and black tire shine before washing the exterior.

    What does everyone think?
     
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    turbobaja All in time....

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    Right now I'm also debating on getting either DACP or S100 polish
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd get #80 Speed Glaze instead, unless you need DACP to correct moderate paint defects...and even then I'd get #80 since it finishes down as wet looking as #81 Hand Polish or #7 Show Car Glaze. You can go straight to NXT after #80 and it will look terrific, as you can see here:

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    I would also seriously consider getting a Porter Cable 7424 or 7336 and a few polishing and finishing pads to make it easier.

    BTW, the S100 polish is very light, it really won't remove any problems, it mostly adds gloss. I prefer Clearkote's Vanilla Moose since it does have a very slight cut to it and looks very wet.

    I think you will like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, I have a similar product I got from a pro distributor and it really works! Just get it wet and start rubbing. I was amazed at how well it does on the door panels, especially at the bottom where they have scuff marks from shoes.
     
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    turbobaja All in time....

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    Also I picked up these at Walmart. How can I tell these will do the job without scratching?
    -100% Terry Cloth Towels
    -MF towels
    -applicator pads
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Test any towels or pads on a CD. If they don't scratch the CD, they won't scratch your car. Just spray a little quick detailer and wipe.
     
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    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    Silly question, but should speed glaze be worked in, in a back and forth motion or circular (by hand of course)?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Same direction back and forth as air flows over the car.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    www.exceldetail.com has a good backing plate and some very nice pads-which are only $7.49 each (at least the last time I checked).
     

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