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Today 12:12 PM
Mr_Ruxbin Thanks Yonkers.
Appreciate all that input.
I'm going to have to step up my wash game.
Now to wash both Lisa's car and my car will be an all day thing.
Can't wait to have them both looking fresh.
Today 12:08 PM
klodkrawler05
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Originally Posted by egman2005 View Post
Clay bar is easy as pie. Just keep the car well lubricated when your using it and turn the bar over and kneed clean side again
yup this, you really can't use too much lube or knead it too much so be liberal.

I'm using this one currently
Chemical Guys CLY_109 - Clay Bar & Luber Synthetic Lubricant Kit, Light Duty
Today 12:03 PM
klodkrawler05
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Originally Posted by Mr_Ruxbin View Post
Cart consists of the following:
1 - Bucket kit (bucket, grit guard, sealing lid, mitt, and citrus wash) - $29.99
1 - Grit Guard - for bucket i already have - $6.99
Those are good I have both and love them.

1 - Three way premium mitt (chenile, bug scrubbing mesh, long tentacle thingys) - $6.99
nah, you don't need a bug scrubber on the mitt, it gives you less mitt surface which means you wind up rinsing your mitt more than needed. typically I soak mitt in the soapy water, wash half a body panel with one side of mitt then flip and wash the other half of the panel with the other side of the mitt then rinse/soak repeat for each panel.
I have this mitt: Chemical Guys MIC_493 - Chenille Microfiber Premium Scratch-Free Wash Mitt
and then for bug/tar removal on bumper/mirror/rockers I use this:
Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad can be used on glass, chrome, vinyl, fiberglass, paint and clearcoats—100% safe when used with soapy water.
My method is to pre-soak the buggy/tar areas with whatever bug/tar remover I got on sale soak the sponge in the clean soapy water and rub gently, you don't need much pressure and the bugs get trapped inside so they don't scratch the paint. Right now I'm using this because it was free in my last order and love it but its expensive so I don't know if I'd pay for it or not: CarPro Tar X Tar & Adhesive Remover, tar removal, tar remover for car, best tar remover


1 - Foam Blaster Kit - (foam blaster gun, hose nozzle, 1 gal. citrus wash & gloss, 16 oz. citrus wash daily with "extreme suds II", glossworks gloss enhancer, miracle dryer towel, chenile wash mitt and premium wash mitt) - $89.99

After already typing the above I see that this already comes with the same wash mitt I already have so in that case don't bother with the above scrubber mitt you wanted, just get the bug remover sponge instead.

I really want one of these foam blasters but I've been too cheap so far so I'm just using an empty one of these that I bought from meijer for like $9 with coupon , I don't get the same deep suds you will but its relatively foamy and serves as a good pre-wash/soak to make everything slippery.

http://www.truevalue.com//catalog/product.jsp?productId=15304&parentCategoryId=0&type=product&cid=gooshop&source=google_pla&9gtype={ifsearch:search}{ifcontent:content}&9gkw={keyword}&9gad={creative}.1&9gpla={placement}&gclid=CjwKEAjwp_uqBRClvrrXmsbPog4SJACK4gIPJR0LYFTIXCVYWNvRd8eUoxM RTK3ol3XX_HV4GjNy0xoC3eTw_wcB

1 - CWS 102 - wash and wax shampoo with gloss - $4.99
I haven't used this one yet so I'll be curious to hear what you think of it. I use Mr. Pink (cws_402) for my 1-2 times a week wash as its a mild wash that doesn't strip wax off when used in the right dilution and then I use cws_301 citrus wash as my once a month-6 weeks strip the car back to base soap.

1 - CLD 203 - signature wheel cleaner - $8.99
I tried this and it works decent if the wheels are freshly dusted or mild brake dust, for getting off track day grime and more stubborn wheels I prefer this:
SONAX Wheel Cleaner, all wheel cleaner, chrome wheel cleaner, aluminum wheel cleaner, full effect wheel cleaner

keep in mind waxing the wheels helps make them way easier to clean, I've tried a couple but most recently tried this and can't believe it. its like I'm running mild street pads instead of aggressive track pads as far as how much dust sticks to the wheels:
Poorboy’s Wheel Sealant: Protective sealant that improves & maintains the appearance of wheels. wheel protection, poorboys wheel wax

1 - TVD 107 - V.R.P. super shine dressing - $8.99
no comment as I haven't tried this one yet either.

1 - GAP 618 - Glossworkz glaze - $29.99
I haven't tried this so I don't have a direct comparison, I know on detailing forums everybody talks about using the "klasse twins" which I've tried and love but its pretty time consuming, I've found this to be 95% as good as the klasse twins and it takes about half the time to apply. the lazy in me likes that I get most of the shine for much less work. YMMV
Optimum Poli Seal, paint sealant, optimum detailing products

3 - Durafoam Contoured Dressing Applicator Pad - $7.18
that works just fine, you can probably find slightly cheaper ones but if you're ordering everything else from there might as well get that from there too.

also get one of these to help dry the car I use this first to dry the whole car then go over it with the drying towel
http://www.autogeek.net/california-jelly-blade.html
Today 12:00 PM
Mr_Ruxbin has no signal here.
will add all as soon as i get back to my desk/leave for the day.
Today 11:56 AM
FocusedOnSVT Nobody has added me :(
Today 11:56 AM
Aku
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why are we not snapchat friends?
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i have no idea.
we should be.
i'm teddy_ruxbin
add me

do it.

not that i can send you anything right now anyway...
adding meow

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Originally Posted by egman2005 View Post
Clay bar is easy as pie. Just keep the car well lubricated when your using it and turn the bar over and kneed clean side again
This.. did 1 once on the R 2 years ago.. Should probably do it again.
Today 11:53 AM
FocusedOnSVT
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i wondered what happened to that guy
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Today 11:10 AM
egman2005 Clay bar is easy as pie. Just keep the car well lubricated when your using it and turn the bar over and kneed clean side again
Today 11:10 AM
kylesvt720 That mower is hilarious Klod.
Today 11:05 AM
Mr_Ruxbin
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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
depends which stuff, I like their soap, interior stuff and claybars but find that sonax is better for wheel cleaning, ironx is better for removing deposits from paint and opti coat sealer with any carnuba wax of your choice is better for top coat.
Ok. mostly worried about my wash procedure, quality of items being used, as well as waxing/sealing.

I've only hand washed the vehicle 2 or 3 times and have noticed slight swirl marks forming. I definitely want to stop those and possible lighten their appearance. I might just be nit-picky, but it drives me absolutely crazy.

Also, I've NEVER clay bar'd a vehicle. The thought of which makes me a little paranoid, cause I've seen what happens when you do it wrong.
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