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Old 08-01-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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I gently caress the microfiber towel as I fondly rub the body with premium synthetic wax.
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I wish I knew what I was doing when it comes to waxing my car. It's so black and has soo many scratches. I'm thinking of just dropping some bucks on detailing service.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #13
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I wish I knew what I was doing when it comes to waxing my car. It's so black and has soo many scratches. I'm thinking of just dropping some bucks on detailing service.
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Black cars need much more attention due to how easily they show scratching/swirls. If your paint is as bad as you make it sound, you'll want to invest in paint correction. Before having that done though, you'll want to research and learn how to do a two-bucket wash along with the application of wax/sealant. Spending money on paint correction will be worthless if you don't know how to properly avoid damaging the paint during washing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #14
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Black cars need much more attention due to how easily they show scratching/swirls. If your paint is as bad as you make it sound, you'll want to invest in paint correction. Before having that done though, you'll want to research and learn how to do a two-bucket wash along with the application of wax/sealant. Spending money on paint correction will be worthless if you don't know how to properly avoid damaging the paint during washing.
Yup. That's exactly why I don't mess with it. Don't have the money for paint, and don't know how to fix the paint I got or to maintain it if I got it painted. I just bucket-wash it with some soap and water and call it a day.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #15
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I clay bar all my cars as soon as spring starts to get rid of winter grime along with a full wax job then in October it gets a protective wax before winter starts and then I just try to keep it clean and use a quick spray detailer inbetween.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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I put chemical guys m-seal on my ST a few weeks ago. Looks great. Highly recommended. Make sure you clay bar first!
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I thought you were supposed to seal in all the contaminants.
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Well currently polishing my brand new focus so heres my process

Wash with two bucket method and microfiber mitts
Rinse and flood water
Waffle weave microfiber to dry the paint
Clay bar entire car
Polish with meguiars 205 and microfiber pad on dual action polisher
Hand apply two coats of dodo juice rubbish boys wax
Wheels washed with car wash soap and waxed as well
Tires with meguiars apc and dressed with auto finesse dressing

My weekly routine for both of my cars is a rinseless wash followed by a quick wipe down with meguiars last touch spray detailer. Keeps them swirl free and nice and shiny.
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Claybar is good but the Arnold's rags give better results, last longer and you can clean them. Only thing is they cost $50+ apiece.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #20
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Claybar is good but the Arnold's rags give better results, last longer and you can clean them. Only thing is they cost $50+ apiece.
Definitely worth the price though. They do a better job than clay and they make the job so much quicker.
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