Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, The right way to wax a Cadillac in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; ...
- 01-14-03 04:29 PM #1
- 01-14-03 06:31 PM #2
I bought some car wash with wax right in it. If you have a coat of wax on it, it will revitalize it. It works well if you rub the whole car with a towel after you let some of the water run off. It is made by KIT, thats all i know. But i am satisfied with results. It works great on my GTP, makes your eyes hurt it is so glossy
- 01-14-03 07:10 PM #3
"Remember Daniel-san.....WAX ON.......WAX OFF"
I couldn't resist saying that
- 01-14-03 07:10 PM #4
- 01-15-03 10:31 AM #5
My detail products of choice have been Mother's line. I use a 10" orbital buffer. I plan on trying Zaino on the STS once the weather breaks.
For wax application by hand, i use just that - my HAND. Nothing better for applying wax and being sure there is nothing there to scratch the paint.
For touch-up and spot detailing, I use products made specifically for motorcycles - but work great on cars as well. S100 Detail + Wax spray is great for detailing doorjambs etc.
- 01-15-03 12:32 PM #6
- 01-15-03 03:28 PM #7Originally posted by the Sandman
Hmm, I've applied leather conditioner with my bare hands (no rag or applicator) but never wax. Really good results?
- 01-15-03 05:14 PM #8
- 01-15-03 09:01 PM #9
Years ago I bought several cans of the original Blue Coral (bee's wax). I am on my last can. This, for me, has by far been the best wax I have used. I have not been able to find any more of it though. I think they stopped making it.
The way I used it (by the directions) was to apply a thin coat to an area about 3 feet square. Wait till it gets sticky and buff it out.
Does a beautiful job.
Anyone know where I can get more of this stuff?
- 01-16-03 12:51 AM #10Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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Hey Pat, I don't know where to get the original Blue Coral bees wax, But I left a link to another product that works better than anything I've ever tried. I don't sell it or anything but a tech that works in my shop turned me onto it and I couldn't believe how well it worked and it goes on and off easy. Check it out in this forum. Under "Try this stuff" KC
- 01-16-03 12:45 PM #11
- 01-18-03 09:01 AM #12
I don't have a Cadillac yet, but I hope this is a helpful contribution:
For the past three years I've been on a quest for the best auto-finish products. Here's my process and my chosen products:
1) Meguiar's clay bar (twice a year)
2) 3M Swirl Remover (once a year, apply with orbital buffer)
3) 3M Imperial Hand Glaze (twice a year)
4) 3M Paste Wax--still experimenting here (as often as possible)
5) 3M Gloss Enhancer (detailing spray, as often as desired)
6) Kit car wash--I like the smell (always wash by hand if possible)
Finish First products are also pretty good, synthetic, and long lasting. I used them for a while, but on a black car I found that I had to work a little harder to keep it looking just perfect.
Just before using the clay bar, I use a mild mixture of Dawn dish soap to strip any excess wax or difficult road film. Only wash about 2 sq. feet of the car at a time, and immediately rinse. Rinse liberally!!! DON'T let that stuff sit on your paint!
Nothing is prettier than a black car when it's clean. Nothing looks worse when it's dirty. It's definitely a love/hate relationship, especially in the winter. It's 13 degrees right now.
- 01-18-03 09:27 AM #13
- 01-18-03 01:42 PM #14
I have a feeling this thread may turn into a seperate page outside the forums - on the main site.. What do ya think?
- 01-18-03 02:34 PM #15