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post #11 of 49 Old 05-13-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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It's no secret lol.

Washed her really well using the two bucket method. Wash top to bottom, small sections at a time. Then I chamois her off. Then clean inside each door jam with a microfiber cloth.

I park her in the garage for the rest. First using Meguairs clay bar kit, I clay a small section at a time. Then I used Meguairs swirl remover, again in small sections. After that I give the car a light coat of Meguairs cleaner wax. Wipe it all off and enjoy

I also use Meguairs interior cleaner for the doors and invisible glass for all the windows.

Basically I only use Meguairs. The products can be costly at first but I store them indoors in the winter so I haven't had to replace anything yet. I have a few cars lined up to detail this spring summer so a replenishment may be needed. But if you only clay and wax once or twice a year it should last you a while.

I will do a small photoshoot tomorrow before work
Have you ever used turtle wax ice liquid wax? would you recommend it? Do you use mcguiars paste wax or liquid quick detailer wax? Also, what do you use along with your clay bar? Do you need a "lubricant" ?
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If you buy the clay bar kit it comes with the spray (Meguairs Quik Detailer). The wax is a liquid. I have never used any other products so I can't comment on them. I just have always purchased Meguairs and continue to do so.



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Yay This next weekend will be the big day. I'm hoping to have the dent out of my car before I do this detail project. Suppouse to be sunny all week, I'll try to clean the interior in one shot too. Shoudl keep it nice for another six months! Have you tried the ultimate wash and wax? What car wash do you use by Meguiars?
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I actually have car wash liquid from Nissan. They gave it to me last year with a bunch of Nissan detailing products. I still use that. But any car wash soap should be fine

It's nice to have a clean car.

I detailed Dave (the minivan) today too. He only got a wash and interior cleaning (swapped out his weather tech mats too). I'll wax him maybe in the fall. He is still fairly new, only 9,000kms on him so he doesn't need the full cleaning just yet.



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You could make some serious money
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After hours of cleaning I took her out of the garage today clean clean clean. Mmm. Good as new





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After hours of cleaning I took her out of the garage today clean clean clean. Mmm. Good as new

How often do you clay? I think I might do it only twice a year, this first session is probably its first session so i may go through a few bars lol. Huge pieces of tar like substance on my paint, definitely something clay can remove? By huge i mean the size of rice krispies lol
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I am still using the same clay from the first kit I ever bought lol. Two pieces came with the clay bar kit I purchased. It should last you a while. I usually would clay / wax twice a year.



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Thank you for the tips, iluvmyversa08.
Soon as this rainy weather lets up I'm gonna get cracking on this.
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Thank you for the tips, iluvmyversa08.
Soon as this rainy weather lets up I'm gonna get cracking on this.
No problem. Hopefully I was able to help

Be sure to post some pics if you can



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