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Old 05-07-2015, 05:59 PM
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That time of year, what are you using

Well boys and girls its that time of year again in the north east. What are you guys using to clean and shine the your rides. I've always hovered around Maguire's product, I'm thinking of trying out some of Chemical Guys product this year
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Mothers wash n wax carnauba ...what I use after I did the nu finish polish, the first time it was took out of storage.
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Just purchased a bunch of chemguys stuff, their grape soap with wax, a drying assistant spray, some wheel and bug/tar cleaners, pads, cant remember the rest but im excited because its usually really good stuff.
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There is some research involved with chemical guys, they have what seems to be a million products. I was just checking out Griots products anyone ever use them?
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I'm pretty happy with clay bar and then Turbo Wax. I don't have a good tire shine, or anything decent for the black plastic/rubber bits.

Last tire shine I used was armorall extreme, but it would throw off on to the paint....so no.

I've been using clay on the headlights/tail lights etc. and windows with decent results. The turbo wax(not the cleaner) is safe on the plastics too, so I use it on the tail lights & side marker lights in the back. They look pretty good.

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Old 05-11-2015, 10:11 PM
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Meguiars Deep Crystal wash, Meguiars Liquid Wax, Meguiars Quick Detailer, Meguiars Hot Shine, and Black Magic Aluminum wheel cleaner

As you can tell I like Meguiars... lol. It's not the absolute best, but it's cheap and does everything I need it to do to make my car look just as good as anything else on the road.
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I use pollen to wax my car. Works great
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Mothers wash n wax carnauba ...what I use after I did the nu finish polish, the first time it was took out of storage.
I use mothers wash and wax carnauba too. Got it the first time cuz it matched the color of my car lol.

I also use armorall butter smooth wax

The pollen is killing me though it wont stay clean
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:22 PM
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I use mothers wash and wax carnauba too. Got it the first time cuz it matched the color of my car lol.

I also use armorall butter smooth wax

The pollen is killing me though it wont stay clean
Same problem here with pollen, I purchased the California Duster works great. Start up the car in the am quick dusting then off I go pollen free until its lunch time then all the pollen is back lol.
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Same problem here with pollen, I purchased the California Duster works great. Start up the car in the am quick dusting then off I go pollen free until its lunch time then all the pollen is back lol.
Have you ever had problems with the California Duster leaving a weird oily residue on your car? I purchased one a few weeks ago and it left residue all over my car, it's been sitting on newspaper since then trying to get the oil out and still no better.
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I use Adam's Polishes (wash, clay bar, detail spray, waterless wash, the list goes on ), love their stuff. But it costs a bit so def look out for when they do 15% off and flat rate shipping.


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Same problem here with pollen, I purchased the California Duster works great. Start up the car in the am quick dusting then off I go pollen free until its lunch time then all the pollen is back lol.
Must be you like scratching your paint....
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yeah i would never use a duster unless the car sits inside and your just dusting the DUST off of the highly waxed surface. Any other time its just putting hair line scratches in the paint.

just hose the car off if your looking to get the pollen off.


best part of having a yellow car is you only see the pollen on the windows
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yeah i would never use a duster unless the car sits inside and your just dusting the DUST off of the highly waxed surface. Any other time its just putting hair line scratches in the paint.

just hose the car off if your looking to get the pollen off.


best part of having a yellow car is you only see the pollen on the windows
You lucky bastard lol pollen shows up on black like a sore thumb.
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Hahaha yeah which is why i would never own a dark color car... Im **** lol
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^I'm adam!

To properly use a california duster is tricky. a) car needs to be COMPLETELY clean and you literally use the duster to ever so lightly go over the surface, you gotta hold it so the ends of the bristles or whatever are just barely touching the paint to remove the dust. when not in use, hang up in the closet to keep the fibers nice and not dusty. gotta dust off the duster too lol.

i personally wouldn't use one but if used properly it works without scratching paint. good for shows i suppose.

anyway i got my order of chemguys stuff yesterday and can't wait to use it!

as always, check out my car washing thread! cheers

https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/how-...-heavy-301154/
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Originally Posted by ss88 View Post
Well boys and girls its that time of year again in the north east. What are you guys using to clean and shine the your rides. I've always hovered around Maguire's product, I'm thinking of trying out some of Chemical Guys product this year
This is all I use, and love it.

I run a small detail business, and all my customers love the look of their cars after I'm finished with them.

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Hahaha yeah which is why i would never own a dark color car... Im **** lol
This is my last dark colored car....

My wifes white equinox always looks clean.

My car is dirty the second I pull it out of the garage after detailing it, lol.

but damn does she look sharp when all waxed up nice.

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^I'm adam!

To properly use a california duster is tricky. a) car needs to be COMPLETELY clean and you literally use the duster to ever so lightly go over the surface, you gotta hold it so the ends of the bristles or whatever are just barely touching the paint to remove the dust. when not in use, hang up in the closet to keep the fibers nice and not dusty. gotta dust off the duster too lol.

i personally wouldn't use one but if used properly it works without scratching paint. good for shows i suppose.
This part they never seem to actually show in any commercials its just some dude just dusting away.
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This is all I use, and love it.

I run a small detail business, and all my customers love the look of their cars after I'm finished with them.

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They def are a good product, but you have to get a polisher to get results. I like Adams better mostly due to being local to me and they try to only use products from the USA or countries with similar labor laws and standards.
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They def are a good product, but you have to get a polisher to get results. I like Adams better mostly due to being local to me and they try to only use products from the USA or countries with similar labor laws and standards.
Yep, I use a polisher.
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Yep, I use a polisher.
I knew you did. It was more for the OP or other readers, don't fall for the swirl correction by hand because your hand will fall off by the time you get done and 4 seasons will have passed.
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I knew you did. It was more for the OP or other readers, don't fall for the swirl correction by hand because your hand will fall off by the time you get done and 4 seasons will have passed.
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Way too true lol
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Yep, I use a polisher.
whats the going rate on a detail ? I have some swirl marks that could disappear.


.... head install & detail combo lmao
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