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I like the Meguiars tech wax. Did my black Escalade the other night and all I can say is wow!!


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post #32 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 02:40 PM
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Wow, an old thread! Heres a few jobs with different products.........
Long day to say the least. I started out with the F 150, which hadn't seen a detailer as long as I have known these fine folks. About 3 years now! Ive only washed it a few times, but never taken a PC to it. Well today it met its match. BF paint wash (old formula), Optimum Medium grade grey clay, 1Z PP, an Orange pad, UPP with a grey pad, diluted Smart Dressing for tires, DG All Wheel Cleaner for wheels.
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Next up, the Toureg, and some of the most beautiful paint I have ever had the pleasure of working on. Washed with BF paint wash (a real old formula), DG All Wheel Cleaner for the wheels, Sonus Ultra Light Clay, diluted Smart dressing for tires. DG 105 with a green pad for the paint. Interior leather treated with DG Leather conditioner.
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And finally, what was to have just been a wash, ended up getting detailed. The rear deck was suffering from some water etching, so I broke out some Optimum Compound with a green pad. The used DG 105 over everything except the PPF on the front hood, and fron of the 1/4 panels. The owner was a little disturbed when I showed them the same etching under the PPF! I sealed that up with AW. Duragloss All Wheel Cleaner for the spokes, One Grand ERV for the tires. Beautiful twin turbo, and a very pleasing color. No befores as it was originaly destined for just a wash, and I forgot, plus I was a little pooped....lol
But here is a beautiful car for sure!




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nice work, what do you recommend for darker metallic colors? something i can get like at pep boys that will give my car a deep wet look?


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Dark colors require clarity for true depth and color. And that mean bringing the paint to as swirl free status as attainable witout compromising clear coat. Obviously a polish or paint cleaner will be needed. And to keep it that way, a PC or UDM is probably a long term order.
Im not real familiar with whats sold in OTC shops, but I would imagine the Mothers Reflections line would be a good place to start......

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Dark colors require clarity for true depth and color. And that mean bringing the paint to as swirl free status as attainable witout compromising clear coat. Obviously a polish or paint cleaner will be needed. And to keep it that way, a PC or UDM is probably a long term order.
Im not real familiar with whats sold in OTC shops, but I would imagine the Mothers Reflections line would be a good place to start......

i kind of undertstood what you said...but...can u dumb it down? whats a pc or udm?


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ok, so about 2 weeks or so i waxed the car with meguiars nxt past wax....very very good, nice deep wet shine to eat, water beads of rather nicely, washed it a few days ago and still had a nice shine, after drying i went at it with mothers fx spray wax quick detailer, really REALLY brought out the shine again

quite pleased with meguairs nxt...but i think there could be something better....might clay bar the car in a few weeks


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So reviving this thread again (because I am new here) and to see what people are using now (new products or evolved decisions). Has anyone had any experience with the 5 Star Shine product at all?
I have a badly faded red car that I want to bring back to life before I sell it, is there something new on the market that I should consider, or are the old faithful products still the way to go? The last guy that detailed my car left some nasty swirl marks in places where he was heavy handed with his buffer.
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So reviving this thread again (because I am new here) and to see what people are using now (new products or evolved decisions). Has anyone had any experience with the 5 Star Shine product at all?
I have a badly faded red car that I want to bring back to life before I sell it, is there something new on the market that I should consider, or are the old faithful products still the way to go? The last guy that detailed my car left some nasty swirl marks in places where he was heavy handed with his buffer.
That last guy wasn't heavy handed just an idiot using a harsh polish and finishing with it too... as for products, honestly, stuff has evolved a bit, but compared to 2007, same old crap just a different toilet... Meguiar's waxes are good, Zymol, P21S, etc. as for your car, I would consider getting a proper detail done to get it back to tip-top shape, unless it's damage in the clear coat, then just clay it and wax it well. OTC I would recommend Meguiar's products as they're one of the best now and I can highly recommend them having used their line for over 3 years now.

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So reviving this thread again (because I am new here) and to see what people are using now (new products or evolved decisions). Has anyone had any experience with the 5 Star Shine product at all?
I have a badly faded red car that I want to bring back to life before I sell it, is there something new on the market that I should consider, or are the old faithful products still the way to go? The last guy that detailed my car left some nasty swirl marks in places where he was heavy handed with his buffer.

Your red maybe single stage paint. Meguiar's 83/80 or the new 105/205 will do wonders. Polishing is what makes the paint shine. Wax protects it.

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See there are many good wax available in the market...it totally depends upon you what type of wax you preffer...you should be very careful before doing wax.. see that is is branded so that you don't face any problem

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i thoroughly enjoy shining my wife's shwartz black 740iL. my fav products are meguiars 105 followed by menzerna power finish and burnished to a high gloss with menzerna 106fa or 85rd then protected with 2 coats blackfire wet diamond polymer sealant... it doesn't just turn heads it causes whiplash...
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smartwax ftw!!!! woohoo oh and chemical guys they got this amazing carnauba paste wax! woooooo! the ish!
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