Taking delivery on new black Mercedes E320... is this enough?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by EgoFalter, May 11, 2009.

  1. EgoFalter

    EgoFalter Say 'Ariloulaleelay'. It's fun

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    I'll have the car next week.
    Going by Scottwax's recommendations I plan on buying Opti-Seal and Carnauba Moose along with some microfiber towels and foam pads. I used the Mr. Clean Autodry on my previous cars and it worked alright so I'll continue to use that.

    I don't know anything about Mercedes paint and I'm starting fresh here so I want to make sure I get everything right from the beginning. Any other suggestions or info?
     
  2. porsch1909

    porsch1909 OT Supporter

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    I would be in for this. My Dad just got a new E320.
     
  3. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    depends how bad it is when you take delivery

    dont let the dealer buff it tell them you want it with the plastic still on it.

    I would and vanilla moose glaze to your list. I have never used opti seal either. If ti comes in bad Some DACP and some one who knows how to use a buffer will be helpful

    What about wash mitts?

    I would look at going to a no rinse product and washing it more often. I have a black car and would wash it every day if I had time. A no rinse product saves time.
     
  4. MartyFukstein

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    Welcome to black car ownership.

    You'll be religious about it for a few months...then give up.

    Just be sure to wash it once a week and wax once a season and you're in the top 90th percentile.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd seriously consider switching to ONR to wash your car. It will end up being as fast as that Mr. Clean thing, a lot less expensive and the polymers keep the paint slick and beading. Plus the Mr. Clean thing seems to leave behind a film or residue that reduces slickness.
     
  6. EgoFalter

    EgoFalter Say 'Ariloulaleelay'. It's fun

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    I'm getting the mercedes because my last two cars were totalled by flood damage a few weeks ago. They were both black - Infiniti G35 and a Z06... so I know the drawbacks :)
     
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    EgoFalter Say 'Ariloulaleelay'. It's fun

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    Ok, I'll get ONR. Do you agree that I should request that they leave the stickers on the car, or just let them remove them and wash wax it before I take delivery?
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Ahh this thread makes me laugh.
     
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    If you don't want to correct the swirls after you take delivery, then no, tell them not to bother with touching the car.
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Other than pulling the plastic off the interior and whatever plastic they may put over the car to protect it while being shipping, don't let them do anything. No dealer emblem either.
     
  11. EgoFalter

    EgoFalter Say 'Ariloulaleelay'. It's fun

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    Wolfgang is a really good wax, but unless your car is metallic black, I think Carnauba Moose will look better.

    Personally, if I was going to lay out that kind of money, I'd get a PC and pads instead. Proper polishing makes more of a difference than a high end wax.
     
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    Werd, I had to literally argue with the sales manager when we bought my wife's new VW. He insisted that they HAD to clean it, I politely told him:

    "I don't want your minimum wage illegals going within 50' of my new car with anything that resembles a sponge/polisher/pressure washer. I detail cars as a second job, and guarantee you whatever they do will result in more work for me."

    He didn't like it, but we took the car without it going to the wash. I took the stickers off myself too, so I could make sure they stayed intact so I could put them in the maintenance folder I built for the car. Yes, I am THAT anal. All receipts, a fuel log, and a set of forms, inspired by aircraft maintenance forms (my primary job), that detail every bit of work done on the vehicle while in my possession.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    Good luck with the new car.
     

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