: Detailing



Txao1051
02-24-13, 10:38 PM
Well it's almost spring and people are going to start detailing their pretty lades... What is the preferred brand/brands to make the lades super pretty this spring

MrHolland
02-24-13, 11:02 PM
Great thread!! Subscribing

jjtwomey
02-24-13, 11:40 PM
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Well it's almost spring and people are going to start detailing their pretty lades... What is the preferred brand/brands to make the lades super pretty this spring

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

YoshiMan
02-25-13, 01:15 AM
I need to wax my Escalade... I need to buy a power buffer this time around, as my Coupe Deville took me FOREVER!!!

One product i have used that showed good results is the Meguires leather conditioner that comes in the pump bottle. I have an older Lexus as well that had a severely neglected interior, and that stuff has actually softened it up significantly

my99svt
02-25-13, 07:33 AM
Zaino!

Txao1051
02-25-13, 07:37 PM
Zaino!

Zaino???

MrHolland
02-25-13, 07:43 PM
Detailing products. Google can explain better than I. Also Pinnacle and Klasse.

my99svt
02-26-13, 07:34 AM
Zaino???

http://www.zainostore.com/

6lbsofSound
02-26-13, 12:44 PM
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.

mackey
02-26-13, 01:58 PM
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.

why is OC only lasting 4-6mo? its a permanent coating (resin) not a sealant or wax. it should last years, not months.

Txao1051
02-26-13, 04:07 PM
Where can I find some white diamond touch up paint?

6lbsofSound
02-27-13, 07:52 PM
why is OC only lasting 4-6mo? its a permanent coating (resin) not a sealant or wax. it should last years, not months.

My suv lives outside year round. And you can scour the detailing forums on threads discussing the length of protection and most users do a top off every other month. it just depends on conditions and climate like anything else. It does a good job and doesnt break the bank, i switch up sealants every so often, and I have yet to see one last for years, I think the claims are a bit unrealistic.

skills2005
03-05-13, 09:44 AM
Saturday I hand waxed my truck with meguiar wax and it looks flawless.

Txao1051
03-05-13, 09:46 PM
i just got some Ice gift box and an armor all gift box... im debating which one to use first.

Txao1051
03-09-13, 07:16 PM
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 cadillac man
03-09-13, 08:21 PM
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

6lbsofSound
03-10-13, 12:32 PM
Here is an article on all you need to know about pressure washers for detailing.
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/ask-a-pro-pressure-washers/

mackey
03-11-13, 03:38 PM
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
I am thinking about investing in a pressure washer but don't want to spend over 200. you get what you pay for.

sprink60
03-15-13, 02:15 AM
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.

Txao1051
03-16-13, 12:16 AM
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?

6lbsofSound
03-16-13, 10:56 AM
I used chemical guys quit a bit. What are you looking to use?

Txao1051
03-16-13, 11:59 AM
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?

6lbsofSound
03-16-13, 12:20 PM
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.

Silent_Assasin
03-16-13, 12:41 PM
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!...

Txao1051
03-23-13, 10:19 AM
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?

Txao1051
04-17-13, 10:20 AM
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...