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02-25-2015 10:52 AM
Mr Orange SVT 2 times per week in the winter...
02-25-2015 10:33 AM
ThreeDelta 1) Pre-rinse of entire car
2) Clean wheels & tires / Meguiars D101 APC & Wheel Brightener
3) Spot wash (bugs/bird bombs/ect.) Meguiars D101
4) Pre-soak using a Gilmour Foammaster II / Chemical Guys MaxiSuds
5) 2 Bucket wash method / Meguiars Gold Class
6) Final Rinse
7) Compressed air dry / waffle weave drying towel
8) Meguiars Quick Wax or Ultimate Paste Wax* (*Every other month or so)

Aaaaaaaaaaand....that's it. Till the next week...
10-31-2014 11:36 PM
RonW956 I just fill up a 5 gallon bucket of water & "Armor all Ultra Shine wash N wax" car wash with a wash mitt..... I use a smaller bucket of soap N' water for the wheels, 2 different brushes, one for the wheels & the other for the tires only....

I mostly go thru touchless automatic car washes but i do hand wash my car at least 2-3 times a month to get that road film off that the car washes dont get.

I use Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba+Plus liquid wax every 3-6 months & I use a clean sponge & a bucket of clean water when applying the wax.... I use the bucket of water to rinse off the sponge after applying wax and I do each section of the car one at a time...

In between wax & car washes if I get any bird doo or tree sap etc. I keep Meguiar's quik detailer spray and a clean terry cloth towel in the trunk...
09-05-2014 01:58 AM
Mr Orange SVT ^^^^^^ shiney!
09-04-2014 08:38 PM
ZippyZX3 I don't, A good hard rain will clean it just fine. Meguiar's #7, DuraGloss 111, Then a top coat of Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845.

08-18-2014 05:44 AM
Mr Orange SVT Touchless car wash year round and then hand dried. In the winter I try to get it done once a week if possible. I pay a flat rate of $12.99 a month no matter how many times I go.
04-28-2014 03:39 AM
Juicedz Does everyone use the, "one and done" approach for their microfiber towels after drying? They get pretty dirty after doing the door jams, trunk, and engine bay so I usually end up tossing (2) after every car wash. The ex thought I was crazy.
04-27-2014 10:09 PM
Jvs1991 Microfiber madness incredimitt for paint. Wheel woolies for wheels.
03-26-2014 09:37 PM
bshin352 Two bucket wash method. soft Wheel brush and old sponge for wheels. Wash mitt for body and windows. Electric blower for drying followed by microfiber. Meguairs gold class wash for lubricosity.
02-06-2014 02:21 PM
FoFoTi Wash mitt on the body of the car (not on the wheels / tires)
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