so I bought a new vehicle and dont know where to start

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  1. 93CivicEX

    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    I bought a 97 Wrangler last week.

    looks/feels like its NEVER been waxed.

    the paint has a ton of little scratches on the hood especially that I think should come out with a good buffing.

    I do not have an orbital buffer, but could probably hook something up to my cordless drill :dunno:

    aside from washing it, where to start?

    claybar, paint cleaner, polish, wax?



    also, whats the best way to clean the top?


    also, the dash has TONS of dirt embedded in its 'texture'. I tried degreaser, with a nylon bristle brush, and it didnt seem to do much :dunno:

    suggestions?

    thanks show and shine! :)
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    btw, the vehicle is a forrest green, with a tan soft top/interior :)

    (97 wrangler)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Claying would be your first step. That will remove all the imbedded grit. The product list will have polish and wax suggestions, along with the product review sticky. Don't use the drill, the motor isn't powerful enough. $200 will get you a PC and some pads, definitely a worthwhile investment.
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    there is 0% chance im gonna spend $200 on a buffer.

    The vehicle is a jeep. I dont care THAT much about it... Id just like to get it cleaned up nice the first time, then I will probably never even wax it again :rofl:

    anyone rent em?

    any show and shiners in south FL that wanna let me borrow one for an afternoon? :)
     
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    You can do the work by hand if you want, it will work better than trying to use a drill.
     
  7. NorthPac

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    Find a independent Detailer and have him do it for you is the fastest way to go to get your car in good shape, it would save you money. Most Detailers educate there customers on how to take care of there cars.

    If you want to do it your self, There is tons of stuff on the net on how to detail.

    Oh and hey degreaser on dash is bad for it, get a fine brush with MF.

     

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