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post Jan 9 2005, 05:26 PM
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Here's mine:

For washing the car:
Blue Coral Car Wash

Various Waxes:
3M Perfect-It Showcar Paste Wax
Zymol Cleaner Wax
Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax
Meguiars Cleaner Wax
Meguiar's Deep Crystal Carnuba Paste Wax
Mother's Carnuba Cleaner Wax
P21S Carnauba Wax
Poorboy's EX Sealant

For Quick Touch ups:

Meguiar's Quick Detailer
3M Perfect-It Gloss Enhancer
Mother's Showtime Instant Detailer

Polish

Meguiar's Deep Crystal Polish

For Claying:
Mother's California Gold Clay Bar

For Scratch Touch-ups:
Kit's Scratch Out
Meguiar's Scratch X

For the Tires:
Stoner's More Shine Less Time

For the Leather:
Klasse Leather Cleaner/Protectant
Pinnacle Leather Conditioner

For Interior Vinyl/Plastic:
303 Protectant

For the Glass:

Stoner's Invisible Glass

For Black Exterior Trim:
Black Again
Meguiar's Gold Class Trim Detailer
Stoner's Trim Shine
Mother's Back to Black

Bug & Tar Remover:
Blue Magic Tar & Bug Gel

For the Wheels
Castrol Super Clean All Wheel cleaner

Misc.
303 Wiper Blade Treatment
Small interior detail brush
Hand Held Euro-Vac
P21S Drying Towel
ArmorAll Wipes (don't use lol)
Various Microfiber towels... sponges, mitts, applicator pads, chamois, drying towels etc.
Elbow Grease


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post Jan 28 2005, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Jan 9 2005, 05:26 PM)
For Scratch Touch-ups:
Kit's Scratch Out
Meguiar's Scratch X
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I have a few scratches on the hood of my car, not very deep but very annoying to look at. Was wondering how those 2 products worked and if they were available at a local level or just something online?

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post Jan 28 2005, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE (Natef53 @ Jan 28 2005, 10:16 AM)
I have a few scratches on the hood of my car, not very deep but very annoying to look at. Was wondering how those 2 products worked and if they were available at a local level or just something online?

Thanks!
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You should be able to buy the Meguiar's Scratch-X at any local automotive supply company, or bigger dept. stores that have a auto care product section.

The Meguiar's is a great product, but it's not a cure all in many cases! And it requires a fair bit of work before it works! You have to be patient and rub and rub and rub! If you buy it, follow the instructions on the back!

Most very minor scratches will be removed, but deeper ones will require more in the way of a high speed rotary to generate enough heat and to remove a micro thin layer of paint to remove the scratch!


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post Jan 28 2005, 06:43 PM
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Well here is mine!

Meguiars Gold Class Wax
Klasse AIO
P21S
Poorboy's SSR1
Poorboy's SSR2
Poorboy's SSR3
Poorboy's Trim Restorer
Poorboy's EX Sealant w/carnauba
Mothers Back to Black (retired)
Meguiars Clay System
Meguiars Leather Wipes
Mr Clean Auto Dry Car Wash
Lamb Wool Wash Mitts
Shit loads of different microfiber towels
WEN 6" Random Orbital Buffer (4000opm)
Loads of different buffings/applicator pads
Aerospace 303 Protectant
Turtle Wax Tire Wet
Armor All
Eagle One Window Cleaner
Meguiars QD
Compressed Air Cans
Blue Shop Towels
5 gal QSP Shop Vac (added May 12, 2005)!
Porter Cable 7424 Random Orbital Polisher (added May 22, 2005)! 676.gif
Lake Country Polishing Pads for PC (White, Orange & Black) (added May 2005)
California Car Duster (Added June 2005)
Poorboy's Bold & Bright Tire Dressing (May 2005)
Poorboy's Wheel Sealant (May 2005)
Poorboy's Wheel Cleaner (May 2005)
Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent (added in 2006)
Poorboy's Leather Stuff 16oz (added in 2006)
Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing (added in 2006)
Simonize MF Wash Mitt - (added in 2006)
Meguiars Deep Pile Chenille Wash Mitt (added in 2006)
Meguiars Water Magnet Drying Towel 22"X30" (added in 2006)
Meguiars Deep Crystal Car Wash Soap (added in 2006)
Simple Green Max - (Added in 2006)
Stoner Ivisible Glass (added in 2006)
Simoniz mini Steamer/Cleaner (2006)
Microtex M/F chenille wash mitt (2007)
Greased Lightning wheel cleaner (2007)
Megiars Hot Tire Foam (2007)


That's it for now! More to come! wink.gif

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post Feb 15 2005, 12:41 AM
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Only thing I didn't see mentioned that I use all the time is Blue Coral Dri-Clean rug cleaner. Works wonders for such a little amount of involved.


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Just got this detail kit for a birthday present, can't wait to try it out. I'm not great at detailing but I do try to keep the car new looking. It's not work really, it's a hobby of sorts.

www.adamspolishes.com

The Essentials Kit
Catalog No : 8002
Price : $129.95
Our original 'Essentials Kit' is by far our most popular kit. If you are not sure where to begin, go with the Essentials Kit! It also includes an Instructional DVD that walks you through, step-by-step! From our high-suds, Ph neutral Car Wash, to our Butter Wax, the Essentials Kit has it all! Includes the Clay Bar, Detail Spray, VRT, Revive Polish, Butter Wax, two Microfiber Towels, applicator pads, and Detail Sponges. Also included is the Swirl & Scratch Remover, a thick, soft wash pad, and it's all nicely packaged in our 3.5 gallon Detail Bucket with a Spin-Off, sealed lid. Use the bucket for a stool to boot!


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Ron! Let us know how it goes with this kit! takepicture.gif


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post Feb 24 2005, 05:19 PM
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Here's mine

WASH

Paint/windows:
Soft cloth, preferably microfiber version x2
5 gallon bucket
Car wash of choice (I have used several)
Lots of water at a pressure that will remove dirt without scrubbing

I tend to wash the car 2-3 times because doing it once is not good enough.

For the tires:
Soft, but still firm bristle brush (made for wheels/tires), regular rag for general cleaning.
Wheel/tire cleaner can be used for heavy grime, but usually isn't necessary.

Exterior polishing:

PC orbital polisher with a buttload of different pads if necessary but hand polishing is usually recommended.
Wax of choice; I use a Dupont polish that has carnuba wax with teflon. This stuff lasts a long time plus it resists dirt.
microfiber towels of various sizes
For serious scratches, the polisher can remove those, but sometimes more evasive work is needed, which a pro should be consulted.
Touchup paint if necessary.


Interior will come later.


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post Feb 24 2005, 05:34 PM
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I tend to wash the car 2-3 times because doing it once is not good enough.


That is a really good point. thumbsup.gif


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post Feb 24 2005, 06:05 PM
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Car wash of choice (I have used several)


I tend to used pretty basic stuff like Blue Coral Wash for this and budget more of my detailing money for the waxing products. Are there really huge advantages to the higher priced car wash products?


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QUOTE (elantragt @ Feb 24 2005, 03:05 PM)
I tend to used pretty basic stuff like Blue Coral Wash for this  and budget more of my detailing money for the waxing products. Are there really huge advantages to the higher priced car wash products?
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Not really. Soap is soap, does the same thing. However you will find wax in some solutions, which can cause problems if not enough product is used or if it dries too quickly. Some people might think the higher priced stuff is easier on the paint, but when I looked at the ingredients, the solutions had very similar ingredients to lower priced solutions.

When in doubt, compare the labels.

Not totally off topic, but if you are going to use dish detergent sad.gif they can be different in harshness.

Waxing should be what you should be more aware of the ingredients. Each is different and may not do what you want it to do. All waxes have some cleaners, but stuff like Meguires cleaner wax has more abrasives in it.

For my windows, I make up my own concoction. I use a cup of vinegar, a cup of rubbing alcohol and mix the two in a gallon jug and fill that with water. That really cuts the grime. Paper towels are the recommended wipe because they won't streak like hell. The solution is good for your window washing fluid as well. It is able to cut the grime plus keep the window from getting too bad on road debris.

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I may try that window cleaning solution! thumbsup.gif

I have to admit there was a time way back when I did use dishwashing soap to clean my cars. It was handy and I got lots of suds... of course I was probably washing away a lot of my wax too! blush.gif


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