Pre-winterizing questions and info

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  1. lemans23

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    Hey all, it's time to get my Civ si ready for teh winterage. You say WTF, and I say it's been cold as a mother here lately and I may not be outside to do it again if I wait too long. Just ordered:
    SSR2
    Natural look dressing
    trim restorer
    shitload of towels
    spray and wipe
    EX-P
    (all poorboys, I already have nattys blue (even tho my car is silver, i used to have a black car))


    No, I don't have a PC, I'm going to use the SSR by hand. What I really need is a good wheel cleaner. All the spray on-hose off jobs don't seem to work well. I need something that'll take brake dust off easily so that I don't have to go back with my duster (use it to clean between the spokes) dipped in car wash solution. Any help? Also, any suggestions on engine bay cleaning would be A+ as well.
     
  2. Buck-O

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    Eagle1 A2Z wheel cleaner has never let my down.

    You still have to scrub, but not as hard. I really like it.


    As for the engine, i really like Greezed Lightening's Orange Blast. Alot of others prefer Simple Green, and my buddy Alex SWEARS by Castrol Super Clean.
     
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    Castrol Super Clean, and Duragloss Wheel Cleaner.................bahdahbing
     
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    Starting tomorrow, will update.
     
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    SSR2 by hand and then waxing? You are going to need something lighter first, like SSR1 or maybe Meguiars #9 after SSR2 and before waxing for best results.
     
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    SSR2, sealant, wax. Why, what's wrong with using that polish?
     
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    Bumpy bump.
     
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    Yeah, that'd be perfect. You can get light hazing with SSR2, depending on the paint hardness, so it is best to use a lighter polish before sealing.

    BTW, bumping ain't going to help you if it isn't raining in the Dallas area because I'm out detailing....'07 Mercedes S550 and an '06 C6 Z06 today. ;)
     
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    I started to use the SSR2 in a smal part of my bumper,a nd within seconds I could tell that there was no way in HELL that I was going to do the entire car that way. So, I'll polish it once I buy a PC. I stull used the EX-P and Natty's blue, which made it shine like a fuckin mirror. However, the EX-P doesn't give the wetness that the EX does. Any reason why? It's clearer, but not as wet.
     
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    Pure sealants seem to be very clear and reflective, carnaubas tend to be rich and wet.
     
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    Well, there it is!
     
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    Is Pre-Winterizing waxing any different than normal waxing? You use the same waxes/sealants for both right? Or is different stuff recommended for winter?
     
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    No lol, it's the same, just the terms I used. Once the first snowfall starts, I'll throw another coat of wax on her just to be safe, and also at that time, I'll polish it.
     
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    Lemans....Post your posts one word at a time so I can keep seeing you avatar as I scroll down!
     
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    Lol
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......
     

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