POST YOUR DETAIL TECHNIQUES HERE!

washing, waxing, buffing, polishing, and all that good shit.
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POST YOUR DETAIL TECHNIQUES HERE!

postby Speednub » 10/14/13 @ 12:27

What do YOU use to clean your car? And how often do you do it! Be specific! :bannyd:
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postby Nicktorius™ » 10/14/13 @ 14:47

I don't wash my car. It rains too much to give a fuck.
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postby vejatabul » 10/14/13 @ 15:00

Brake fluid, all over that shit.

Gasoline in the tires for that perfect tire colonic.

Urine for all surfaces that experience touch.

Blood; only in the trunk, cause that is the only civilized place to transport victims.
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postby bryan805 » 10/14/13 @ 18:59

I use armor all for vinyl and interior, put that shit on a rag and wipe it on, makes my top and interior look brand new! My plastic window is really messed up though, really hazy and yellowing, anyone have any products that can clear it up?
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postby andy » 10/14/13 @ 19:00

Those products that people use for their headlights should clean up your window.
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postby Hateoneveryone » 10/14/13 @ 20:11

Windex on the wheels
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postby revlimiter » 10/14/13 @ 20:58

http://revlimiter.net/blog/2013/09/prod ... -products/

I did this review not long ago. The company actually sent me their stuff to review. And it was GOOD! I was amazed.
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postby Teejay187 » 10/15/13 @ 13:27

revlimiter wrote:http://revlimiter.net/blog/2013/09/product-review-aero-detailing-products/

I did this review not long ago. The company actually sent me their stuff to review. And it was GOOD! I was amazed.


'Great review! Will have a closer look at these products!
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postby andy » 10/15/13 @ 13:41

About once or twice a month I try to fully detail my cars.
Tools I use:
2 buckets
2 sponges
1 Simple Green
1 Dual Action Random Orbital
1 clay bar
1 orange pad
1 white pad
2 microfiber towels
Cutting compound of your choice
Polishing compound of your choice
wax of your choice

I was my car with the 2 bucket method. I use the second sponge (bone cheepy) for the wheels and I spray simple green on my wheels to get the clean.

I clay bar the entire car. The i assess if I need to cut and polish or just polish. I use the dual action polisher and apply it to the whole car with my cutting compound, then I wipe off the haze with a microfiber towel. Then I use polishing compound on the whole car. I wipe off the haze when I am done. I prefer to keep the polisher on mode 5. Do not apply too much pressure as it will just slow down the polisher.

I then use my wax of choice and let it sit on the car for 20-30 minutes to let it dry and then I use another microfiber towel to buff off the residue.

Done.
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postby iRoadster » 10/15/13 @ 18:39

You clay bar, polish, and wax your car once or twice A MONTH?!
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postby Royal-Stretch » 10/16/13 @ 09:01

iRoadster wrote:You clay bar, polish, and wax your car once or twice A MONTH?!


Thats what im sayin, bye bye clearcoat!!
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postby Royal-Stretch » 10/16/13 @ 09:07

I just use regular armor-all wash soap, then a quick detailer to remove any slight dust, finished with mothers carnauba wax. Just started using gel tire shine and my lord does this stuff work wonders!!! Also if you have painted rims, adding a quick coat of wax after they're clean shines them up like mad.

Ps don't ever buy bbs rs's or knock offs because you'll be cleaning these suckers every phucking day and going through a bottle of rim cleaner a week!!! (feels like it anyway)
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postby theAngryMarmot » 10/16/13 @ 11:31

When I had a car that worth waxing/etc I used :

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/ult ... y=ourPicks

Not the best, but a good kit that is great for someone that is not a "pro" detailer. They also sell a bunch of other neat products.

The current car - just to get any shine on it whatsoever resulted in my wiping it down with xylene (no joke - I have a bunch laying around that I mix with my gas) and then buffing to a level that would destroy the paint on a normal car.
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postby andy » 10/16/13 @ 13:45

iRoadster wrote:You clay bar, polish, and wax your car once or twice A MONTH?!


Well I haven't washed or waxed my volvo in a while. I really should. I would polish it if it truly needed it. Otherwise I would just wash.
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postby Agp35 » 10/17/13 @ 01:32

revlimiter wrote:http://revlimiter.net/blog/2013/09/product-review-aero-detailing-products/

I did this review not long ago. The company actually sent me their stuff to review. And it was GOOD! I was amazed.


@revlimiter I ordered the quick wax you reviewed from them for my dad's birthday present (he loves to detail his car), thank you for the recommendation! hopefully he will let me try it out on the miata
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postby Speednub » 10/21/13 @ 01:08

Wowwwww. Adam, those products actually look pretty promising. Might pick up a set in a week or two!

LOL @vejatabul. Nicktorius™, I didn't know it was that bad in WA hahaha

But yeah, claybarring + waxing twice a month DOES seem WAYY too excessive, don't ya think? My paint would be toast within a year hahaha. Though I love how systematic and detailed (pun unintended) your guide is. Keep the techniques comin', folks!
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postby andy » 10/21/13 @ 01:16

Yah I guess I should have clarified. About once or twice a month I try to detail a car. There are 3 in rotation that I detail. My volvo, my miata, and my dads car.

Its been a good 2 months since I detailed the volvo, same for the merc, and the miata got fresh paint a month ago, so I have not touched its virgin clear coat yet.

i see how what I said could cause some confusion. Sorry.
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postby bigx5murf » 10/22/13 @ 19:04

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postby Tinners » 10/23/13 @ 12:42

I use Jaxwax stuff.

Wash&wax in a bucket of water, wash it.
Dry it
Polish it
Wax it
Drive it through a field
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postby bigx5murf » 10/23/13 @ 15:32

I like optimum products, but when I'm in a pinch I use griot's, since that stuff's available down the street locally for me.
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postby Waffles » 10/23/13 @ 16:08

I have been using turtle wax on my windows for years. Works better than rainex but does not last as long.
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postby PHEOX » 10/24/13 @ 23:02

Adam's Polishes stuff.
Detail Addict stuff.
Chemical Guys stuff.
AMMO stuff (soon)
Opti coat (soon)
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postby jfms6 » 10/28/13 @ 11:06

I use the Adam's Polishes line. I used to use all the over the counter stuff but I wasn't getting the results that I was looking for.
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postby doubleoh9 » 10/29/13 @ 22:24

personally i bought the 5 gallons of soap in a bottle with a spigot from amazon (cant find the link, sorry guys), with the amount of cars we wash weekly (6 dailys, 2 garage queens) its pretty nice because we run through a bottle weekly because my brother is neurotic cleaning almost daily. it cleans the jet black 68 impala without spots and a nice shine so it gets my approval
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postby bigx5murf » 04/18/14 @ 04:14

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postby Teejay187 » 06/09/14 @ 06:09

I wash and wax my car. I should maybe clay and polish it soon :kitty:
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postby Tinners » 06/15/14 @ 10:30

Decided to remove some scratches and swirl marks the other day.

Used Poorboys SSR 3 and SSR1, followed by Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and then Kleenfreaks wax.

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