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Old 03-23-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Wash > clay > polish > carnauba > synthetic

I've searched other threads and so far I'm curious as to why some do syn base carna topcoat?
I've always done the way listed in the title and always had stunning results for 6-7 months depending on how much environment exposure I give it. I use gold class wash for the lubricosity (tux black met) along with the two bucket method , meguairs white clay bar and quick detailed for lube. I've recently changed from mothers micro glaze to the turtle wax renew rx premium polish (black bottle, white liquid) and the turtle polish does a spectacular job compared to the micro glaze, is loads easier to wipe off and is sil-free (not that it matters as most waxes contain silica of sorts). For waxes on this particular focus, I've used mothers pure carnauba as a base then follow a few hours after with the mothers synthetic.

I'm open to opinions and suggestions to my method. And anyone with the tux black met color how is the paint looking? Any micro swirls? I don't have swirls.


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Wash > clay > polish > carnauba > synthetic

You would want to do synthetic as a base then carnauba since the Nuba will wear off before the synthetic. No experience with turtle wax polish but I personally would never use that. Meguiars, menzerna and hd polish all make nice polishes. Auto finesse also has some nice waxes and pre wax cleaners.

As far as swirls as long as you're not using old rags to wash the car and aren't using bath towels to dry you should be fine. Just use a quality microfiber. Also you could always have swirls but the wax and polish could be filling them. After a few washes the fillers can wash away and you'll see the swirls. Just something to keep in mind.
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You would want to do synthetic as a base then carnauba since the Nuba will wear off before the synthetic. No experience with turtle wax polish but I personally would never use that. Meguiars, menzerna and hd polish all make nice polishes. Auto finesse also has some nice waxes and pre wax cleaners.

As far as swirls as long as you're not using old rags to wash the car and aren't using bath towels to dry you should be fine. Just use a quality microfiber. Also you could always have swirls but the wax and polish could be filling them. After a few washes the fillers can wash away and you'll see the swirls. Just something to keep in mind.

Hmmm. I'll give it a shot next time I have to wax.

This turtle polish isn't in the tub btw, looks to be new. But no ill effects so I like it. Yah deff not using anything but mfbr. I will keep that in mind and we shall see....
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Yeah synthetic base since it last longer. I personally use the meguirs microcut cleaners for my polishing.
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And polishes do not fill up swirls. Only the wax. A polish acts as a microcut to the clearcoat.
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Just a microcut? Wouldn't that mean it'd level the swirls?
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And polishes do not fill up swirls. Only the wax. A polish acts as a microcut to the clearcoat.

Ummm yes polishes contain fillers, some more than others that can fill in swirls.
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I would not use that turtle wax on a bicycle...
I use a sealant then carnauba on top of it. Gives a super deep warm shine and I get the superior protection of the sealant.
I am a big fan of the surf city garage products and sonus products. Both are great. Dodo Juice is also a terrific product.
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There is a detailer on youtube named larry. AmmoNYC is his company and he just released some products and i might give them a shot
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I've tried the surf city garage stuff, very good stuff. haven't heard of dodo juice
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