Need Help. Sea mist

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  1. pLaYIstIcPimP

    pLaYIstIcPimP New Member

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    okay, so i live by the ocean and i had my hood eaten up on my old car to where it was just nasty. and i think i know why. I think the sea mist that i get on my car some nights is eating through the wax and the clear coat. My car needs a weekend detail for sure. It is black and has all KINDS of swirls. BAD. My buddy has the porter cable and all the pads so i am all go there. But what i need to know is what products i need to use. I will clay the car but I need to know what i should be using. I can take a pic of the finish if i need to. but i also need a very hard wax because of the sea mist. i am willing to wax this thing every 3 months, i just don't want the hood to end up looking like it did on my other car. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Nathan
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    There is no way to tell what pads and polishes you will need to start off with on your car without seeing it in person and maybe even trying a few. Read through the detailing EDU, that shoudl give you an idea of what products are available.

    If you want a heavy, durable wax, order some Collinite 845 Insulator Wax.
     
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    thanks scott. i will get some pics up. i know that we have the full range of poorboys stuff. so we will start there. and yeah, i need something that will hold up, will it look nice also with what you suggested above? I don't care to have to wax every 3 months if i looks a little better.
     
  4. Buck-O

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    If you have access to Poorboys EX or EX-P, especially the new formulations, they are very durable, and last quite a while. Its been 8 months since i fully detailed my moms car, and her little Oldsmobile still beads water with a coat of Poorboys EX on it. THough i should point out that its parked under a carport when its home, and is in a parking garage during teh day. But it still gets covered in diesel suit from the busses int eh bus terminal. But in terms of sun, it doesnt see a whole heck of alot. But still, 8 months, by any measure, is a long time.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I agree with Buck, EX w/carnauba really holds up well. Super easy to use too.
     
  6. Buck-O

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    Yes very easy to work with. Just make sure you spread it thin.
    Ive notied it has a nasty habbit of hazingin areas where its a little to thick. And as it evaporates, it leaves a white chalky "streak" (for lack of a better word) that looks like you missed a spot when buffing. ANd its preaty difficult to remove.
    But as long as you spread it thin, and let it sit for a good 25-30 minutes, it will buff off smoothly, and leave a clean surface, athat wont streak like that a few weeks later as the excess evaporates off.


    Thankfully i found this out on my own car, before it happen on a customers. :hsd:
     
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    thanks guys, and yes, we have the poorboy ex stuff. and that sounds great. i will be waxing it every 3 months and i think that should do it well. thanks for the input.
     
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    getting a car cover will help alot when it coes to sea mist, or park in a garage if you have access.
     

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