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

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


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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 »

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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.

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

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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.

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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 »

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

yes we should.   :thumbup:

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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. 

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« 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.

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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.

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

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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...

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

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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.

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« 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.
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« 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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« Reply #18 on: Jul 09, 13, 08:26 »
Nice, thanks all^^^
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« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 13, 14:26 »
surf city beyond black tire shine is the shit!
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« Reply #20 on: Jul 10, 13, 22:01 »
Used so e CG butter wet wax today. Awesome stuff easy to apply/takeoff and car looks awesome.

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #21 on: Jul 10, 13, 23:05 »
Is that stuff from Chemical Guys available locally somewhere or is it only available through their site?

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« Reply #22 on: Jul 11, 13, 13:48 »
CG dose not ship to Canada but there are a couple companys in Canada you can get CG products from. Iv'e tried 604autocare.com but i have payment issues with them and everytime i ask why they never reply to my e-mail's. I shop at either eshine.ca or autobsessed.com

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« Reply #23 on: Jul 11, 13, 13:49 »
Ecs will ship it for you

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 11, 13, 18:52 »
 :thumbup:

Thanks guys.

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« Reply #25 on: Jul 14, 13, 09:03 »
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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #26 on: Jul 14, 13, 12:19 »


I can vouch for all his products. they're great.

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« Reply #27 on: Jul 14, 13, 21:51 »
His technique is pretty solid, except for one thing.

It is possible to use sponges, just not those sponges he showed.  A better one is a nice soft one that feels good in the hand.  And as long as you give it a good shake in the water, it will be fine.  Even on brand new black paint.

BUT:  you have to shake that sponge in the soap bucket after every two strokes, otherwise debris will build up.

Compressed air is a godsend for drying the car off.  It's great for getting into the cracks that either a sillicone blade or toweling can't get into.
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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #28 on: Jul 19, 13, 23:29 »
Stopped for a coffee at park&tilford for 30 mins. Got back to car and surprise little bits of sap all over. Hopefully the multiple layers of wax will do its job.

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« Reply #29 on: Jul 19, 13, 23:46 »
Just talk to ken @ autowerkes exclusive in maple ridge off stewart crescent,,,he has tons of entry level stuff to high end stuff...all better prices than what you can find at crappy tire

Hes a master at detailing and will take the time to show you how to use the products he sells.  His detailing work is superb, or if you are a DIY kinda person he will hook you up with what you need at the right price...


I use alot of his own products and sonax, chemical guys, 303, to name a few..

Just picked up some glass polishing pads for my da to clean up truck glass (dam fords) and trying out microfiber/rubber clay mitt...can clay my car in 10 min  or less...super agressive and works wonders...
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« Reply #30 on: Jul 19, 13, 23:49 »
just talk to ken @ autowerks in maple ridge off stewart crescent,,,he has tons of entry level stuff to high end stuff...all better prices than what you can find at crappy tire

hes a master at detailing and will take the time to show you how to use the products he sells.  his details work is superb, or if you are a DIY kinda person he will hook you up with what you need at the right price...



he apprenticed Terrence...the duder who runs his own detailing service known as Glossworks.

Fact, Terrence still does work with Ken during the busy detailing season.

Ken is awesome, and also owns a W8 Passat wagon :)

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« Reply #31 on: Jul 28, 13, 01:24 »
Terence @ Glossworks is my favourite detailing product :lol:

it's actually true though...

Thanks Jessica!

he apprenticed Terrence...the duder who runs his own detailing service known as Glossworks.

Fact, Terrence still does work with Ken during the busy detailing season.

Ken is awesome, and also owns a W8 Passat wagon :)

Truth: Ken and I still tag team on many projects together.
False: Apprenticeship and Passat Wagon :)
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« Reply #32 on: Jul 28, 13, 05:40 »
Eh, I was close. Mind you, this was a while back when I last went and discussed things with ken.

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« Reply #33 on: Jul 28, 13, 20:02 »
He has since made an "upgrade" into a Ford Transit  :rofl:
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« Reply #34 on: Jul 29, 13, 09:15 »
He has since made an "upgrade" into a Ford Transit  :rofl:

OMG ... downgrade, Ken! :lol:

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Re: Favorite detailing products.
« Reply #35 on: Aug 04, 13, 09:40 »
Any recommendations on cleaning grease/dirt marks from headliners? I've heard that a diluted Woolite mixture works, but I'm curious if I should be using a brush or blotting with a towel

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« Reply #36 on: Aug 04, 13, 10:01 »
Any recommendations on cleaning grease/dirt marks from headliners? I've heard that a diluted Woolite mixture works, but I'm curious if I should be using a brush or blotting with a towel

Try a water based solution first. Something like an oxyclean, or a lightly scented citrus degreaser.

Whatever you use make sure you test it before you go all out, as the cleaner might actually release the adhesion of the fabric from the headliner board

Always start with a higher diluted solution and work your way up to a more concentrated one.
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 04, 13, 10:47 »
Any recommendations on cleaning grease/dirt marks from headliners? I've heard that a diluted Woolite mixture works, but I'm curious if I should be using a brush or blotting with a towel

Diluted Simple Green  :thumbup:

Ps im looking forward to this I messaged Nick and hes going to be putting it on the forum next week hopefully
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« Reply #38 on: Aug 04, 13, 12:24 »
Super vrt
Works wonders with faded mk2 trim
Is also for shinging up tires I believe
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« Reply #39 on: Aug 04, 13, 15:26 »
Super vrt
Works wonders with faded mk2 trim
Is also for shinging up tires I believe

Local canadian products

http://www.adamspolishes.ca/default.aspx?
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« Reply #40 on: Aug 04, 13, 19:29 »
Any recommendations on cleaning grease/dirt marks from headliners? I've heard that a diluted Woolite mixture works, but I'm curious if I should be using a brush or blotting with a towel

Autoglym Super Interior clean.
http://www.autoglymprofessional.com/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=LFL&Range=3

Dilute to 1/10 strength for regular jobs, 1/8 for stubborn spots.

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« Reply #41 on: Aug 04, 13, 19:47 »
Autoglym Super Interior clean.
http://www.autoglymprofessional.com/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=LFL&Range=3

Dilute to 1/10 strength for regular jobs, 1/8 for stubborn spots.

Thanks for the recommendation. Do you use a brush or towel?
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 05, 13, 19:12 »
I use a microfibre cloth.

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« Reply #43 on: Aug 05, 13, 22:29 »
Local canadian products

http://www.adamspolishes.ca/default.aspx?

Adams is a brand based out of the US [colorado to be exact]. The link you provided is the local distributor....Very knowledgeable couple that run that joint....i had a good chat with them and I might be getting a slew of samples to try out.

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« Reply #44 on: Aug 05, 13, 23:00 »
Adams is a brand based out of the US [colorado to be exact]. The link you provided is the local distributor....Very knowledgeable couple that run that joint....i had a good chat with them and I might be getting a slew of samples to try out.

Yeh north american, same shizzz lol. Yeh Glen knows his stuff and they sell great products. Hope you will be contributing to the detail section when it appears Dennis.
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« Reply #45 on: Aug 05, 13, 23:02 »
Yeh north american, same shizzz lol. Yeh Glen knows his stuff and they sell great products. Hope you will be contributing to the detail section when it appears Dennis.

 I pm'd you about some trim detail, check yo pms!

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« Reply #46 on: Aug 05, 13, 23:21 »
I pm'd you about some trim detail, check yo pms!

Hit up the Adams website and go visit the distributor in coquitlam, Super "VrT" is great stuff same with the in an out spray. Some advice, bring extra money with you your going to need it. Let me know if your gonna go by i might need to grab a few more little things.
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« Reply #47 on: Aug 05, 13, 23:22 »
Yeh north american, same shizzz lol. Yeh Glen knows his stuff and they sell great products. Hope you will be contributing to the detail section when it appears Dennis.

you got it homeboy!

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« Reply #48 on: Aug 06, 13, 12:41 »
Hit up the Adams website and go visit the distributor in coquitlam, Super "VrT" is great stuff same with the in an out spray. Some advice, bring extra money with you your going to need it. Let me know if your gonna go by i might need to grab a few more little things.

 Where is the distributor? I went to the website and it doesn't give you an address. I called the guy as well but I would really like to pick some up asap

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« Reply #49 on: Aug 10, 13, 10:00 »
Where is the distributor? I went to the website and it doesn't give you an address. I called the guy as well but I would really like to pick some up asap

Just call Glen and ask him= 604-931-2481
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« Reply #50 on: Aug 10, 13, 11:33 »
I use these to keep my wip  fresh & cool.


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« Reply #51 on: Aug 10, 13, 12:26 »
I use these to keep my wip  fresh & cool.

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« Reply #52 on: Aug 10, 13, 16:35 »
Adams is a brand based out of the US [colorado to be exact]. The link you provided is the local distributor....Very knowledgeable couple that run that joint....i had a good chat with them and I might be getting a slew of samples to try out.

I saw some Adam's products being used today.  The guy was trying to polish out some paint bubbles, and then went to the trunk of a TR6.  It took him almost twenty minutes to lightly polish out some small scratches on said TR6, and they still remained after he was done.  I wasn't too impressed.

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« Reply #53 on: Oct 29, 13, 18:06 »
Any other products I should look at from CG?I am going to grab a bunch of stuff off them at sema next week!