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    Re: Car Cleaning/Detailing Thread

    Interesting..So I take it like it is the same sort of method as Plati-Dip that it can just peel right off? I might have to consider some sort of clear bra for the front lower end of the bumper. New York roads are not the cleanest

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedle
    Quick question for the pros out there. Washed my Black Raven ATS last night and was rushed to where I couldnt dry it properly, of course now I have some pretty severe water spots on both the painted surfaces along with glass. Any tips on products/techniques to use on removing them? Notes: Will probably be done by hand and I have not attempted to wash it again since I first saw them. (At work panicking now)

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    Re: Car Cleaning/Detailing Thread

    Detailed Image is my home for all things detailing. Their pro blog and guide are really helpful.

    I use a two bucket wash, always with grit guards. Meguiar's Gold Class soap for now, I'd like to get a foam gun this year to add to the routine. Always liked Meguiar's clay and Quik Detailer for paint decon. I use a Porter Cable 7424 DA and Meguiar's 105/205 polishes with Lake Country orange/white pads for any correction and touch up polish. Blackfire Wet Diamond sealant and Midnight Sun wax once the paint is all cleaned up.

    Invisible Glass does the trick for windows. Meguiar's Hot Rims for tires/wheels. Leatherique oil and Prestine Clean for interior leather, 303 Aerospace protectant for everything else.

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    Re: Car Cleaning/Detailing Thread

    For fear of odd reactions I use Spray'n'Shine waterless car wash every week, it waxes the car also, then once a month I'll use a decent wax and DA polisher.

    Contrary to what people think it doesn't cause swirls, well as long as you are careful with your microfiber cloths that is. I've used it for a few years now and the only swirls on the cars I've had were those that were already there. Another plus is I can get a car clean and shining in an hour or less too

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    Re: Car Cleaning/Detailing Thread

    Hint: Before you use any washless detail spray or spritz, use a California Duster. One piece of grit can ruin your entire day.

    Only microfiber cloths, carefully cleaned by you, using special detergents.

    I use a PorterCable DA, several grades of swirl polish and several grades of foam pads. Swirls suck.

    See Post #38

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