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Old 03-07-2015, 10:44 PM  
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Car Care and Detailing Thread

Others mentioned I should start this thread in my other thread. And while I won't have the new car for a while, I'd like to hear some thoughts and recommendations so I can have most of it on hand before the car shows up. My other thread had a lot of great posts in it and you guys have been a big help.

While black cars looks great clean, keeping it relatively clean in Phoenix might be the death of me. But I'll sure as shit give it my best shot.

I actually like cleaning and waxing our current cars but it's not like I am being meticulous about it. I've never had a car with rims either and I know those can get dirty quick. I've never owned a dark colored car and I've never had a car with leather. I plan to take really good care of this car and would like some tips on doing so. But I'm just a ****ing n00b.

I'll throw some links out from Amazon as I mention things.


Some of the things already on my list are:
1. Not sure if everyone recommends wool wash mitt over micorfiber here but many people I know do?
http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Genuin...wool+wash+mitt

2. Grit guard and two wash buckets. One for rinse and one for soap/water.

http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Genuin...wool+wash+mitt

3. Waffle Weave Drying towel. There are tons of towels out there but this seems to be able to take up a lot of water.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q8DMA0/...I21164SXVV1AWB

4. Car Wash

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009IQXFO/...b_recs_2_title


Some mention that after washing you should use a paint cleanser before waxing. But wondering if washing then clay baring is sufficient prior to wax?

I've seen this P21S Paintwork Cleanser mentioned on a few reads. Looks like good use for water spots and swirls prior to waxing if needed. Not sure if you would do entire car first or just use it for bad spots before waxing?

http://www.amazon.com/P21S-12350B-Pa...twork+Cleanser


Also, a company called Zaino has great reviews and recommendations. They have a package that looks like it includes all products I'd need together including wash, polish, wax, leather and tire care.

http://www.zainostore.com/mm5/mercha...y_Code=prokits



I do not have a polisher and would need to get one of those as well but not sure where to start on that front.



Can't wait to see what you guys have tried and recommend.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:18 PM   #1051
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Trebb if it's too crazy - go buy super clean degreaser at walmart in the auto product dept - it's in a purple spray bottle - about 3.99 or something. that'll certainly do it. I'd do the first method I'd mentioned above, first though.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:27 PM   #1052
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Thanks SR. I will look into your suggestions. Will using a clay bar with window cleaner harm it for use on paint? Not that it matters that much but I thought maybe keep one for paint and one for glass.
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Thanks SR. I will look into your suggestions. Will using a clay bar with window cleaner harm it for use on paint? Not that it matters that much but I thought maybe keep one for paint and one for glass.
I wouldn't recommend it - I thought you just meant glass - so here - do this - go to walmart and buy the Mothers Clay kit for 14.99 or so - use the instant detailer for the lube (this comes in the kit) - this will work on paint and glass - i was just trying to save you money since most households have glass cleaner - just finish with glass cleaner and microfiber. if you do end up claying w/ the super clean - which is fine for glass - protect your hands - it's pretty agressive.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:09 PM   #1054
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SR has some good suggestions. The follow is for the GLASS ONLY. If you want to try something that you might already have around the house, mix up some Dawn with warm water and use 0000 steel wool. Float it lightly over an inconspicuous spot. I've gotten some odd residues off my windshield that way.
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Don’t live in a swamp

Desert dwellers don’t have these problems.

Is it paint or windshield? EDIT: those are paint.

Elbow grease is the only thing I know of.
It's not a swamp, it came from the mulch in a friend's next door neighbor's yard. It will shoot 20+ feet toward bright shiny objects such as cars, fences and siding.



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