Wanting a "wetter" look for my M3

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  1. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I just got the car about 4 weeks ago. The first week I had it I washed it with Meguiars shampoo wash. Took in the garage and clayed the entire car, I really hate this step because its so tiring. Next I used Meguiars swirl remover 2.0 and finished it up with Meguiars #16 paste wax. When I did the wax I did a really thin coat, but looking back I dont think I put enough. I still have swirl marks too but not as much as before and the car feels soft. But it just doesnt look "wet" :( Is it just that silver doesnt shine? This was all done by hand with microfiber cloths

    Did I do this in the right order? What other products should I use? Recommendations welcome
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Optimum Opti-Seal topped with Optimum Car Wax.

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    Now that's glossy HOT! I'll give that try on my TL-S!
     
  5. OlafBeserka

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    thanks! Will order some up. Any suggestions where I should get it, that has a good price?
     
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    Optimum FTW

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  8. OlafBeserka

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    Nice bbs rgr? looks good. Where did you buy the optimum from?
     
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    www.optimumcarcare.com

    If you get the bigger jub its only ~$0.31 per oz which is significantly cheaper than the 17oz spray bottle (~$0.88 per oz).
     
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    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    Thanks, I get my stuff from exceldetail, autogeek or detailed Image.

    Detailed image is having a sale on ONR for today,if I didn't have 2 gallons already I would be ordering some :cool:
     
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    Where to I get Optimum in Canada?
     
  13. Scottwax

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    I believe eShine.ca carries Optimum products.
     
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    No, no, no. If you did a thin coat and made sure you didn't miss any areas, you did it right.

    Here's how you can think of it: Waxing paint is just molecular chemistry. The wax forms a bond with the paint, and only so many wax molecules can touch the paint molecules at one time to form a bond.

    So all you're doing by applying a thick coat is wasting more product and making residue removal more difficult; you're not adding any protection or gloss/depth.
     
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