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mojo

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Favorite detailing products.
« on: Jul 06, 13, 21:28 »
So just curious on everyone's favourite sealants, waxes, compounds, ETC...?

Vangruver

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 13, 21:54 »
Anything by chemical guys.


Sabin

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 13, 22:14 »
instafinish metal polish for cut/mother's powermetal for finish work on polished aluminum wheels

Autoglym 02b/03b/04b for harder paint

Instafinish micro cut for soft paint

Autoglym super resin polish for fill//sealing

Autoglym hardwax for the final wax job.

Autoglym Bumper Care (liquid snot) for trim and exterior vinyl

Autoglym Super Sheen for interior trim, rubber and vinyl.
« Last Edit: Jul 06, 13, 22:15 by Sabin »

mojo

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #3 on: Jul 06, 13, 22:16 »
I've been using AMMO exclusively but have some CG butter wet wax arriving Monday. Ill see how it goes.

mojo

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #4 on: Jul 06, 13, 22:17 »
I usually use AMMO skin to seal and than a layer of CG XXX pure carnauba.

Vangruver

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 13, 00:37 »
I've been using AMMO exclusively but have some CG butter wet wax arriving Monday. Ill see how it goes.


i have the CG butter wet wax, it work AMAZING on dark cars.

bootymac

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 13, 11:42 »
Here are my value-oriented suggestions for those that have better things to spend money on but still want a clean car:

Exterior:
I can't be bothered with multi-step processes on a daily driver so I just slap on some cleaner wax with my DA polishing drill attachment. I'm currently using Mother's cleaner wax; it's a good compromise between a polishing and finishing compound. I'm hoping to try Autoglym Super Resin Polish or even Duragloss 501 next

Wheels:
Eagle One wheel and tire cleaner is cheap and it gets the job done when paired with a soft bristled brush. I don't bother with tire shine

Interior:
I'm loving Mother's VLR for my interior plastics and vinyl. It leaves surfaces looking brand new with no shine whatsoever

Leather:
I do a quick cleaning with a diluted Woolite mixture before using Lexol conditioner

We should have a detailing sub-forum :hi:
« Last Edit: Jul 07, 13, 11:47 by bootymac »

Sabin

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 13, 19:15 »
We should have a detailing sub-forum :hi:

yes we should.   :thumbup:

nyana

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 13, 19:57 »
This stuff:

http://www.amazon.com/Touch-GS8-Auto-Glass-Stripper/dp/B000COBXFU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Can be found at walmart in white rock, by the wiper blades.  $6 a bottle, cheap.
It's the ONLY thing i've found that will clean the windshield so the wipers do not leave that haze that goes away after a few seconds and makes it impossible to see. 

Sabin

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #9 on: Jul 07, 13, 20:57 »
Oh, stripping a windshield?

Foaming glass cleaner (motocraft, sprayway, whatever as long as it foams up) and a razor blade.  Gets rid of EVERYTHING.

nyana

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 13, 02:40 »
Oh, stripping a windshield?

Foaming glass cleaner (motocraft, sprayway, whatever as long as it foams up) and a razor blade.  Gets rid of EVERYTHING.

did that, still had the haze.  This stuff is great and works really quick, clean the glass, apply and buff off, i usually do it after it hasn't rained for a bit, my windshield is shit.

Sabin

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #11 on: Jul 08, 13, 07:47 »
I usually use a water-borne solvent when I come across that sort of a problem.

Moofluffen

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #12 on: Jul 08, 13, 09:31 »
Terence @ Glossworks is my favourite detailing product :lol:

it's actually true though...

MK5ville

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #13 on: Jul 08, 13, 11:15 »
Wife's car got COVERED in balsam fir sap out at cultus... any suggestions for getting that shit off?
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alex-t9

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #14 on: Jul 08, 13, 11:17 »
I use all Griot's products. Expensive but great.

mojo

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #15 on: Jul 08, 13, 16:10 »
Wife's car got COVERED in balsam fir sap out at cultus... any suggestions for getting that shit off?

if a normal wash dosn't cut it your gonna have to use a tar remover. wash the car first to get rid of dust and dirt, use the tar remover than put a coat of sealant on as the tar remover will probably strip any wax or sealant off.

Sabin

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #16 on: Jul 08, 13, 17:05 »
Wife's car got COVERED in balsam fir sap out at cultus... any suggestions for getting that shit off?

Two ways of dealing with that.  You can either use Autoglym's Tar remover, Active insect remover, or you can hit up a bodyshop who specializes in Sikkens and ask them for a bit of Surface Cleaner.  Try the Intensive Tar Remover first.

I'll tell you right now.  If you use Surface Cleaner, be careful with that shit.  If it's on too long, or if you rub too hard, you'll start taking off the clearcoat.  Once the crap is gone, buff the residue off and rinse the area.
« Last Edit: Jul 08, 13, 17:06 by Sabin »

AirCooledRules

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #17 on: Jul 08, 13, 17:16 »
Wife's car got COVERED in balsam fir sap out at cultus... any suggestions for getting that shit off?

I would either pressure wash it with heat or polish it off with a buffer. The heat breaks it up and removes it. Also Methyl Hydrate works. Using a microfiber cloth with methyl hydrate will break the sap down aswell
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MK5ville

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #18 on: Jul 09, 13, 08:26 »
Nice, thanks all^^^
Cynic
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Amit

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 13, 14:26 »
surf city beyond black tire shine is the shit!
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