Detailing - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 26 of 26
Like Tree3Likes
Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Detailing in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by Txao1051 I am thinking about investing in a pressure washer but don't want to spend over 200. ...
  1. #16
    the cadillac man's Avatar
    the cadillac man is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 03 cadillac escalade
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    speedwell tn,
    Posts
    6,730
    Quote Originally Posted by Txao1051
    I am thinking about investing in a pressure washer but don't want to spend over 200. Any one make any recommendations on how many psi/ gpm I should use... Thanks in advance
    The lowest gpm is best as to not remove the paint

  2. #17
    6lbsofSound is online now Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 03 Escalade
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    185

    Re: Detailing

    Here is an article on all you need to know about pressure washers for detailing.
    http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ssure-washers/

  3. #18
    mackey is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V Black
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    170

    Detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by 6lbsofSound View Post
    And you can scour the detailing forums on threads discussing the length of protection and most users do a top off every other month.
    sounds like a washing or application issue if they need to constantly (re)top. ive read the opposite on all the detailing forums im on (lasting yrs) and most vehicles the OC being applied to, are dd's. the only complaint seems to be that it doesnt have that showcar shine that youd get with other LSPs.

    OC needs a whole month just to cure properly and instructions are that it should be untouched prior to fully curing. most places youre able to order OC from, specifically state its a permanent coating.

    standard sealants should last a few months so if theyre reapplying OC, which is a resin, every other month, somethings up and it's not the product.

    / 2 cents
    Quote Originally Posted by Txao1051 View Post
    I am thinking about investing in a pressure washer but don't want to spend over 200.
    you get what you pay for.

  4. #19
    sprink60's Avatar
    sprink60 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 Escalade ESV
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    Posts
    234

    Re: Detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by 6lbsofSound View Post
    I use wolfgangs polish and swirl remover, which is forumlated by Mezerna. Does a terrfic job raven black. But you do need a DA with an orange or yellow pad to get the best level of correction. For washing I use Adams PH balanced soap and great white towels for drying along with the Adam's Detail Spray as a drying agent. Waxing and sealants if have found Opticoat for a sealant which last for 4-6 months and I use either chemical guys black wax or adam's americana. I am kind of at a toss up on the wax and I will experiment more once the weather is warmer.
    Stay with Wolfgang...their Carnuba on top of the polymer sealer is "show quality". The Carnuba last about a month but is easy enough to re apply but the sealer will last 6-8 months easily.

  5. #20
    Txao1051's Avatar
    Txao1051 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade EXT
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Age
    26
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by jjtwomey

    Waterless car wash and wax is the best.... No need to clean with soap and water before giving it a quick spray wax.... This is all in one and really looks great on black paint trim, and an chrome

    I also use the aerospace protectant form my dash and leather.... Stuff has a great shine... Repels dust and lasts for like a month

    Everything listed above is super easy wipe on wipe off... Virtually no buffing/effort

    Anyone ever used lanes or chemical guys?

  6. #21
    6lbsofSound is online now Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 03 Escalade
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    185

    Re: Detailing

    I used chemical guys quit a bit. What are you looking to use?

  7. #22
    Txao1051's Avatar
    Txao1051 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade EXT
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Age
    26
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by 6lbsofSound
    I used chemical guys quit a bit. What are you looking to use?
    I was looking at maxi suds, mr pink, or citrus wash . What smells the best and gives awesome results?

  8. #23
    6lbsofSound is online now Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 03 Escalade
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    185

    Re: Detailing

    I have used the citrus wash and mr pink. I prefer the mr pink, nice and sudsy a bit more than the citrus. Both leave the same level of gloss in my opinion.

    The glossworkz one has more gloss enhancers and could cut a step out of your process if you normally follow up with a detail spray, after a wash. Leaves the vehicle looking like you just spent hours waxing it.

  9. #24
    Silent_Assasin's Avatar
    Silent_Assasin is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 Escalade EXT - Rip Tide Blue
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Age
    27
    Posts
    127

    Re: Detailing

    I dont really like the ICE spray wax, that stuff just seemed way to watery to me! ...didnt seem to do that well of a job!...

  10. #25
    Txao1051's Avatar
    Txao1051 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade EXT
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Age
    26
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by Silent_Assasin
    I dont really like the ICE spray wax, that stuff just seemed way to watery to me! ...didnt seem to do that well of a job!...
    Have you tried armor all butter wax or a pure carnauba wax?

  11. #26
    Txao1051's Avatar
    Txao1051 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade EXT
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Age
    26
    Posts
    98
    I ended up purchasing one of everything from chemical guys. So far I liked the honeydew was more than glossworkz. Then I clay the Lade... Followed up by a light compound and swirl remover to restore the paint then glazed and wax... Looks amazing. Took about 10 hours and was dark before I could see the end result... Then snowed the next day when I was at work...

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting