: I thought waxing was good



CTS-V420
12-28-06, 06:53 PM
I wash my car weekly and wax it every 2 months. After a nice wax it really makes the V look pretty. But this time I decided to take it a step further
Wash , Wash, CLAY BAR, WAX
HOLY SHiza does claybaring really get deep into that Black Raven paint. Made my 05 V look Brand Spanking new
If you guys haven't clay bard before, I highly recomend it...If you have, I wish I started clay baring a long time ago
Pics will come tomorrow or later, when I can find Good lighting!

theloanman219
12-28-06, 07:22 PM
A couple days after I got my car delivered to me I went and had it clayed and damnnnnn it looked good. It got all the road grit and oils from the other cars on the truck completely off. I am mad that I only got the tops done. I should have done the whole thing.

Jon
12-28-06, 07:29 PM
Back in July after a claybar and wax:
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/ctsv_album1/img_6586_std.jpg

rand49er
12-28-06, 07:49 PM
Back in July after a claybar and wax:
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/ctsv_album1/img_6586_std.jpgWOW, Jon, that hurts my eyes! :cool2: You shoulda warned us! :thumbsup:

Hey, 420, we'll be waitin' to see those pics tomorrow!

HiTechRV
12-28-06, 08:39 PM
Jon that shine is amazing. Mine is new and does not shine like that.

nikon
12-28-06, 09:21 PM
Jon that shine is amazing. Mine is new and does not shine like that.

:histeric::histeric:...lol, I just like it when my mine looks wet...It's silver so it's never gonna be super shiny like the black is...but man that wet look:nanaparty:

ChicagoCTS32
12-28-06, 10:53 PM
Jon, level with us... it only lasted like that for about 10 minutes ;)

I love black when it's clean, but when it is dirty, it makes me want to cry. My white doesn't show anything (at least until it's really dirty).

Jon
12-28-06, 11:23 PM
Jon, level with us... it only lasted like that for about 10 minutes ;)

I love black when it's clean, but when it is dirty, it makes me want to cry. My white doesn't show anything (at least until it's really dirty).
lol, that's why I keep it under a cover in the garage :p

And thanks to everyone else for the comments

RANGER 66
12-28-06, 11:34 PM
Looks great, what brand did you use? You want to swing by the house and knock out mine?

trekster
12-28-06, 11:52 PM
Damn, dude you put my V to shame. I actually think that i'm going to need my car to get repainted. Espically, after the 2 small dents and the scratches mostly due to the highway. Damn you 710 freeway!

G--
12-29-06, 06:14 AM
Jon - I bet if it looks that good on the screen, the real thing would catch anyones eye on the road, damn...my V is ashamed of me as well now.

CTS-V420/Jon - which products did you use, and approx. how long was the process for each step?
I have have to plan ahead with the family if I am going to do this to mine sometime in the forseeable future. Seeing those picts is good motivation.

Jon
12-29-06, 08:00 AM
Thanks guys. It was Meguier's clay bar then Optimum polish and wax.

The Tony Show
12-29-06, 08:06 AM
I did mine about a month ago with Griot's Garage clay and speed shine, followed with Griot's Best of Show Wax. I posted pics and info in the detailing forum:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-detailing-appearance-modification-body-wheel/91191-griots-garage-wow.html

You're right about keeping it that way, but nothing looks better than a freshly detailed black car!

Silver Dollar
12-29-06, 08:53 AM
You're right about keeping it that way, but nothing looks better than a freshly detailed black car!

So true. I've owned two back cars. I always say I'll never do it again but every time I head to the dealer to purchase a new vehicle and see a shinny new black model I have to fight the urge.

thebigjimsho
12-29-06, 09:14 AM
I did mine about a month ago with Griot's Garage clay and speed shine, followed with Griot's Best of Show Wax. I posted pics and info in the detailing forum:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-detailing-appearance-modification-body-wheel/91191-griots-garage-wow.html

You're right about keeping it that way, but nothing looks better than a freshly detailed black car!The best stuff, period.

As for keeping it that way, Griot's has a lot of stuff that makes it easier. As for the work/reward of a black car, I'll take black every time.

rand49er
12-29-06, 09:48 AM
I came SO-O-O close to getting a black V (called the dealer back after agreeing to the purchase to tell him I wanted the gray one instead) ... black is gorgeous color especially when they look like Jon's. It's living in Michigan that's the problem; green/beautiful six months of the year and gray/overcast/rainy/snowy the other six months. :helpless:

ahahnu
12-29-06, 10:50 AM
I had a roomate two years ago that was fixated on his WS6 TA. He swore by nothing but griots. I bought some of their products and wont go back. I want to get an orbital this year and take out some of the swirl marks. I just feel really bad, I love my car, and it is my daily driver, although I prolly wouldn't have it any other way if I had a choice, anyway, it gets enjoyed and is starting to show signs, little nicks, rim rash, etc. When I drove to NYC all the time, parking garage attendants would touch the back bumper to other cars leaving screw marks from where they touched. Such a shame.

The Tony Show
12-29-06, 11:17 AM
If you're going to buff out swirls, don't use anything other than Griot's buffer and pads. It's completely safe and idiot proof (handy for me!), and you can't screw it up.

CTS-V420
12-29-06, 11:20 AM
I've been dying to ungarage the V but its too overcast out to take good photos. Im lookn for good lighting to take the pics..She is sooo clean!

thebigjimsho
12-29-06, 11:23 AM
If you're going to buff out swirls, don't use anything other than Griot's buffer and pads. It's completely safe and idiot proof (handy for me!), and you can't screw it up.They do have new orbitals with nice handles. But the previous models I bought elsewhere. You can get the exact orbital at Loews, for a bit less.

thebigjimsho
12-29-06, 11:26 AM
If you're going to buff out swirls, don't use anything other than Griot's buffer and pads. It's completely safe and idiot proof (handy for me!), and you can't screw it up.Their handbook is incredibly handy. When I took delivery of my V it had ghost swirlmarks. I used the finest polish and the orbital and the car looked absolutely perfect.