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Discussion in 'Cars & Automotive' started by UtahUte, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. UtahUte

    UtahUte Well-Known Member

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    What brand do you use. I’m a chemical guys guy for right now. I’m using up what I have

    I like those Vo7 line and Black light soaps.
    I also use thier Butter wet wax.
    And Jet Seal.

    Let me know what’s out there and what you use.
     



  2. Hank Kingsley

    Hank Kingsley Crusty Curmudgeon

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    If it's good enough for the Queen of England's limos it's good enough for me. High quality stuff.

    Autoglym - Home page
     
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    outofyourmind Oklahoma Sooners

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    I wash my pickup once a year, whether it needs it or not.
    But I skipped last year.

    But really, is just take it thru the automatic car wash. It does a decent job.




    Hope that helps
     
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    Absolutely nothing produces as good of a shine as good old carnauba wax. I use Mother's California Gold.
     
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    I have a tub of straight up turtle wax that works just fine for me.
     
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  7. UtahUte

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    Not really, my car is one of my investments. It will never ever see a drive through car wash in its life with me. Always washed by hand.
     
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    My uncle used to repair/restore cars for a living. Would enter 3 cars at a time in shows and would take home 3 trophies. He's the one that turned me on to Meguiar's. He's a car guy, through and through....
     
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    I have used the Meguiers Gold Class soap. It works pretty good. It’s smazing in my foam cannon. It foams up very well. I have also used thier clay bar kit. Good stuff​
     
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    I drive through the gas station car wash.
     
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    I've either gone with Mother's or Meguire products in the past mostly. I rarely get a chance to do a full detail on my vehicles now that I've got two rugrats that want to 'help' which adds a lot of time to the already time consuming job. So I typically just vacuum the interior and wipe down with a damp cloth, use a wash and wax soap on the exterior, and tire foam at the end when I do have 30-60 minutes to do it.

    With my old Cobra and the bachelor life, it would get a full detail each month (described below) with maintenance washes and quick detailer every week or sooner if needed.

    - use detail brushes to sweep out dust from crevices
    - remove and clean rubber floor mats
    - vacuum interior
    - clean windows to streak free shine
    - wipe down interior with wet cloth, then cream protectants for the leather and dash/etc to an even matte finish (didn't like shiny products on the inside)

    - degreaser/cleaner for engine bay
    - apply engine bay shine product and idle the engine for five minutes to help it cure
    - wash exterior with dawn
    - clay bar to remove bugs, tar, or any other trash that makes its way into the paint
    - wash again
    - protectant for vinyl top being careful to only keep it on the top
    - sealer/glaze
    - carnuba wax
    - quick detailer with microfiber to help remove any residue or uneven shine from removing the wax
    - polish chrome wheels
    - tire gel and wipe down so it doesn't throw it all over the side when moving
    - rain-x
    - back to black for exterior weather stripping/rubber/etc that may have fading or wax residue
    - open doors, hood, and trunk to wipe down sills

    Overall, that took a ton of time and I'd be wore out. Definitely not feasible with kids around.
     
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    A lot of people seem pretty obsessed with such stuff.

    Drive them.
    Use them up.
    Let the next guy worry about it.
     
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    I take care of mine and will wax it at least once a season, but I don't obsess. When I had my Nova in high school, I was a little more obsessed with it, but not by much.

    I washed mine on Friday, but didn't wax it. I will likely wash it again soon and put a coat of wax on it. Almost out of wash concentrate, so I need to go out and get some new stuff.

    Any recommendations? It's all soap to me.
     
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    I moved up from McGuires and Mothers.
     
  15. UtahUte

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    I’m pretty anal about what I use
    I use a ph balanced soap so it doesn’t strip the wax and sealant. Dish soap is no good. That’s what it does, it strips all the paint protectants.
    The steps are simple

    Wash ( with a wax and sealant stripper)
    Clay bar
    Wash again.
    Apply a glaze
    Apply a wax
    Apply a sealant.
    But yes it’s a process, but I like
    To protect my paint.
    I usually do this twice a year because the winters here in Utah
    Suck, with the way UDOT puts salt
    down it tends to mess with the wax and sealant.
     
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    combine it with a bit of sand and/or gravel and it wreaks havoc on wheel wells, waxed or not.
     
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    A recent AutoGlym job on my pair of Germans.

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