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on making a white car shineyyy

thanks people and btw my photoshop skills are pretty kick ass so if anyone needs help there go ahead and ask...

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on making a white car shineyyy

thanks people and btw my photoshop skills are pretty kick ass so if anyone needs help there go ahead and ask...
Thanks dude on the photoshop heads up ..I can use you for help..


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on making a white car shineyyy

thanks people and btw my photoshop skills are pretty kick ass so if anyone needs help there go ahead and ask...
cool. post something your proud of that u photoshopped. i'm not doubting you or anything just like to see what u can do B)

as for the car, go out and get a full line of meguiars products, unless u want something beyond that.
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hmm i did that... i guess its lookin better but i duno... would a clear coat do anything?

as for photoshop... hmmm ive done photoshop for some gaming companies and other forums and webpages.... As for something im proud of eh i duno if i really try i can do anything. As for cars? I can totally repaint re body or practically do anything to a car in photoshop. Name something mrm3 and ill do it for ya and you be the judge


you can look around here in my really old stuff:
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or this is somethin i did that i kinda like:
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Have you tried buffing the car? Not specifically with a buffer per se, but with a really good buffing cloth (micro fiber is awesome)? Essentially clean the car up really well, after it's dry use some Meguire's Detailing Spray to clean up any missed spots, or any dried water spots. Use meguire's Gold Class wax, buff it really well with the microfiber, then apply a second coat of meguire's Gold Class (it's my understanding that you can layer it) and maybe tidy it up with some meguire's quick wax afterwards, followed by another buffing.

White is a bitch to get really clean.

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Have you tried buffing the car? Not specifically with a buffer per se, but with a really good buffing cloth (micro fiber is awesome)? Essentially clean the car up really well, after it's dry use some Meguire's Detailing Spray to clean up any missed spots, or any dried water spots. Use meguire's Gold Class wax, buff it really well with the microfiber, then apply a second coat of meguire's Gold Class (it's my understanding that you can layer it) and maybe tidy it up with some meguire's quick wax afterwards, followed by another buffing.

White is a bitch to get really clean.
hmm i always thought the less wax you used the more shine u got. (in other words dont glob it on) although ive never thought of layers, that may be the ticket.
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Even though it's a white car I would recommend trying out Blackfire - it's a synthetic wax that actually makes the depth of the paint stand out. It was made for darker colored cars but works on lighter colored ones as well. I bought it for my black integra and it made that baby shine - really brought out the metallic. But I was worried that it wouldn't make it that nice on my silver bimmer. I finally got to it and I must say that it brings out a really nice shine in normal sunlight.

http://www.blackfireusa.com/

The new car kit gets you more than you need. =)
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do they sell it at checker auto or pep boys or any retailers you know of?
by the way thanks man for the tip

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do they sell it at checker auto or pep boys or any retailers you know of?
by the way thanks man for the tip
Nope - I'm pretty sure it's made by Proper Auto Care - http://www.properautocare.com/

I can vouch that they ship things out quite fast(located in florida) and are very helpful over the phone or email. I live in Cali and it took about a week to get the New Car kit.

I can post some pics of the old car if you want.
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L337's bling shine methods...

1) Clay Bar car (every 6 months is good)

2) Whoop out Cyclo buffer http://www.cyclomfg.com/

3) Polish with 3m Finesse It

4) Polish with 3m Perfect It

5) wax on/wax off with 3m wax

6) Seal wax Layer with Klasse Sealant

7) Add 2 more Layers of 3M wax

8) One more layer of Klasse sealant (Works like Rainx on all of your windows and plastic lenses on car exterior too) to seal in blingshine

Bling Bling...
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Originally posted by L337E46@Apr 21 2003, 11:20 PM
L337's bling shine methods...

1) Clay Bar car (every 6 months is good)

2) Whoop out Cyclo buffer http://www.cyclomfg.com/

3) Polish with 3m Finesse It

4) Polish with 3m Perfect It

5) wax on/wax off with 3m wax

6) Seal wax Layer with Klasse Sealant

7) Add 2 more Layers of 3M wax

8) One more layer of Klasse sealant (Works like Rainx on all of your windows and plastic lenses on car exterior too) to seal in blingshine

Bling Bling...
How often John do you do this routine??


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Originally posted by Ski+Apr 22 2003, 02:18 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ski @ Apr 22 2003, 02:18 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--L337E46@Apr 21 2003, 11:20 PM
L337's bling shine methods...

1) Clay Bar car (every 6 months is good)

2) Whoop out Cyclo buffer http://www.cyclomfg.com/

3) Polish with 3m Finesse It

4) Polish with 3m Perfect It

5) wax on/wax off with 3m wax

6) Seal wax Layer with Klasse Sealant

7) Add 2 more Layers of 3M wax

8) One more layer of Klasse sealant (Works like Rainx on all of your windows and plastic lenses on car exterior too) to seal in blingshine

Bling Bling...
How often John do you do this routine?? [/b][/quote]
To be honest with ya Ski I used to do it once a month....


Cause of all the rain here in nor cal now I do it every 2

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Originally posted by KMracing@Apr 20 2003, 08:09 AM
on making a white car shineyyy

thanks people and btw my photoshop skills are pretty kick ass so if anyone needs help there go ahead and ask...
this is where you all laugh........

imagine a new car that has sat in a yard for a minimum of two years..... a nice green coating of moss and lots of tree sap!

what we use (only on white cars) is a bathroom cleaner called "CIF" it was originally called "JIF"

its basically a cream bathroom cleaner that is slightly abrasive! it does the job and makes your car smell nice and fresh... :lol: :lol: :lol: i've found it better than t-cut at times........
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