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Old 04-15-2011, 01:22 PM   #41 (permalink)
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at the end of the day... as long as your not using dish soap to wash your car everyone is happy.

personally, I will stick to the old way of washing with car soap and a microfiber mit, rinsing and then applying wax 3-4 times per year and using the quick detailer inbetween.

to each his/her own.

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Old 04-15-2011, 01:48 PM   #42 (permalink)
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so I guess no more doubters want to chime in? I'll post a youtube too, hopefully tomorrow.

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I am not trying to be argumentative with my statements. Its hard to see any swirl marks in my car when I have it freshly done, and trust me they are there. They appear when it gets "dirtier" than super clean. Yours looks good but unless severe, its tough to see swirl marks.
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QUOTE (jasen1 @ Apr 15 2011, 10:22 AM)
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at the end of the day... as long as your not using dish soap to wash your car everyone is happy.

personally, I will stick to the old way of washing with car soap and a microfiber mit, rinsing and then applying wax 3-4 times per year and using the quick detailer inbetween.

to each his/her own.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:00 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I am a cheapskate and those bottles of quick waxes cost about 6-8 bucks for 32 ounces. Water from the hose is free.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #45 (permalink)
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QUOTE (dynamike @ Apr 15 2011, 12:08 PM)
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No my Quik Wax does not specify washing with soap and water.
But to 99,99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999 % of the public ,the word "wash" means that water is involved.
Now let me ask you a question?
Does your bottle say Car wash and wax ????????
Sorry ,I won't be waiting around for your UTube..as far as I am concerned this ship has sailed.

no skin off my nose. as i have said repeatedly, to each, his own. its raining today so prolly cant do a utoob tonight after work. soon, tho.

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Is there a reason you don't/won't hose it down first?
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QUOTE (FilthyAnimal @ Apr 15 2011, 02:19 PM)
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Is there a reason you don't/won't hose it down first?

no reason to? save water/hassle. also, there is no reason to.

if you had seen the car with WEEKS of disgusting salt-infested grime and grit (they put down sand with the salt) both before and after i hand cleaned it with only wax and towels, you would throw your carwashing stuff on ebay and die a millionaire from all the water and soap you wont use. not to mention all the time saved. Once you get going, maintaining the perfection is extremely easy. you can just do one panel at a time, for five minutes at a stretch, then go do something else and the next day pick up where you left off. I get a lot of it done when my wife goes out to smoke cigarrettes in the garage (winter weather mode still around here) and i just work on the cleaning/touching up in the five minute periods when she is out there.



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Old 04-16-2011, 12:04 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I don't agree with this method, I still make sure I wash my car thoroughly with plain water before applying wax. You are still grinding dirt into the clearcoat if you use this method and long term it will affect the paint job.
+1 Soapy water floats the dirt off. While I can see doing this in your garage in the middle of a cold mid-west winter when washing may not be an option, I feel that you are in essence rubbing the dirt across the clear coat when you use wax to remove the dirt. Wax is a sealant with a pretty high viscosity and should only be applied to paint that has been cleaned.

Wash the car with soapy water, rinse with clear, dry the car with a chamois or consider using a leaf blower, claybar the paint (this works wonders and should be done twice a year to a daily driver) and then apply the wax of your choice.

My Sonata is still too new to need a second coat of wax yet .... but this car is 16 years old with 125,000 miles on it and has been used as a daily driver for the past 6 years. This was last summer after a wash, claybar and two coats of wax. Took 16 hours but this was just before a show.

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I previously used MacG'sGold Class wax until I read Consumers Reports' review. It finished respectably at 5th or 6th place, while a far cheaper Black Magic Liquid wax took top honors for shine and durability. At roughlly $4 a bottle it can not be beat. Detailer sites often rave over Zaino, but I will stick with a tested product. Consumer reports also provided a video of its testing method, and I have been impressed with the results and ease of application. Waxing every 2 months in harsh conditions and every 3 months in more favorable climates with nearly any product will produce great results. It really is more about frequency and effort than product
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i cant wait to post the utoobe. hopefully the sun will come out at some point this weekend. I am going to be working on the other car, detailing it as prep for sale presentation. here's my cl:

http://terrehaute.craigslist.org/cto/2328182602.html

Unfortunately, this poor dear's paint is toast. I got to it well too late to save it with the wax method. I'll be up at harbor freight tomorrow morning buying a buffer to try to extricate some of the oxidation on that one.
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