Cadillac Owners Forum banner


  1. Guest speaker at Cadillac Club

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    I was a guest speaker last night at the Cadillac Club, held at heritage Cadillac in Lombard. about 35 people, they had too classic Caddy's there, should of had my camera. what I do at club meetings, I pick three topics that I feel are important in detailing and discuss them, last night, it as...
  2. Gotta Love Zaino, but...

    Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum 2004-2009
    I spent a good chunk of the afternoon washing the SRX and applying two coats of zaino. The car looks great, but the zaino also makes the orange peel more noticeable.
  3. Clay on the rise

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    Just to keep everyone in the loop of what is going on, their has been an on going battle in court over trade mark and patent infridgement rights with clay. This is going to tighten up supplies and eventually raise cost. I'm doing my best to source clay and I will do what I can to keep cost down...
  4. Pics of my Lade

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    So it's nothing special....completely stock [barring the K&N filter and aftermarket exhaust tip]. I gave it a bath with Meguiars soap and a Meguiars clay bar rub today and figured this was as good a time as any to post pics. Lades are a dime a dozen around here, but there's only 1 other...
  5. Washed, Clayed, Washed, Waxed

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Hey guys, I don't think I've ever posted a pic of my car on here, so I figure after a pain staking 4 hours of cleaning this thing I should atleast throw up a pic or 2. Here was my process for refrence. 1. Washed entire car, including wheels, with Dawn (regular - no foo foo additives or aloe...
  6. STS Detail

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    It was nice meeting Steve over the weekend, I always find it amazing and that on a global forum, I still run into people that live like minutes way from me. Such is the case with Steve, he followed me on this forum, and contacted me for a detail. I was honored to do his 2000 STS. It was in need...
  7. Need replacement trim molding

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    Hi Guys, Maybe I can get some help here, does anyone know where I can get replacement body molding and trim that goes along the body and door, the trim molding is riveted on and the vinyl is all dried out and broken:crybaby: .... I have a 1986 America II Ltd Ed. Eldorado...only 897 of these...
  8. Tech session Pics

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    I started an advance detailing seminar at my shop this year where people come and learn how to wet sand, clay bar, and power buff paint. here are some pics of the last class I had. I keep the class to a 2 person minimum, and 4 person maximum, that way all who attend get enough "hands on" time...
  9. clay bar

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    so has anyone use the clay bar if so happy with does it make a difference thanks for the feed back :bouncy:
  10. Sprinkler Water stain marks on Glass.

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    I had these water marks I couldn't get off with any product you could find. All claimed to do it an none fully worked. I tried 0000 steel wool mixed with a cheap polishing compound from Pep Boys. It took a while to really take it all off by hand but came out nice. Thought I would pass it on.
  11. Problem with Black

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    A fellow member (Dennis) brought me his CTS yesterday after hearing about me on the forum. guess what color it was???? Black what else. car had less than 1,000 miles, and it looked like someone dried the car with sandpaper. scratches on the hood, trunk and side panels. Last visit to the dealer...
  12. Recommendations for washing your CTS.....

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Dumb question but ive been washing my Jetta with palmolive soap for 3 years... Im not using that for my new ride...Whats good out there? Anything? Any recommendations? Much appreciated
  13. Turbomangt, need your opinion...

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    Hey turbo, about a month ago my car was really dirty and covered in dirt. The type of dirt where people like to occasionally write, "Wash Me" and other crap on. So I come out of school and someone decides to draw something on my car, I won't say what it is :bouncy: and I leave it there, since I...
  14. Another Praise for Perfect Auto Finish / TurboManGT

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    re-posted from the CTS-V section... Ok, I did it on saturday afternoon. Took a few hours because my car was pretty dirty... The initial cleaning steps, wash and clay, was the biggest time consumption. The polish/cleaning step did not take long. Just apply with a foam applicator in small...
  15. 1974 "Calais"

    RWD 19xx-1984 DeVille and Fleetwood,1985-1996 Flee
    I found one for sale near my school with only 28,000 original miles and an asking price of $3,900. Can anyone tell me as much as they know about this particular car? I've never even heard of a "Calais." It looks exactly like a '74 Sedan de Ville.
  16. Clearcoat Oxidation spots

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    So when I bought my 2000 catera about two months back, I noticed that there are a few clearcoat oxidation spots... These spots range from mild to moderate in severity, and will provide pictures if needed... But what I'm getting at, is I'm wondering if Turbo or any of the other detail...
  17. Pics sealant applied w/DAPC

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    Here is an M-3 I detailed today, after prepping the surface with clay and my paint cleaner, I used the DAPC to apply my polymer. One thing I noticed with these cars, some areas are hard to get your fingers into, like the side vents and front grille, it pays to have some Q-tips on had for these...
  18. The Df Concours Magic Cube™

    DF Motorsports
    THE DF CONCOURS MAGIC CUBE™ What's a Magic Cube? You've never seen anything like this before. This is our own invention and is the next best thing to clay, perhaps even better. It's a 3" cube of special foam that will form itself to any surface or crevice instantly. It's very soft, feels...
  19. Quick clay bar question

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Never done this before so i was wondering if before applying the bar can you lubricate with just water instead of the Zaino Z7 lubricant?
  20. What's a good Wax to used?

    Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Ext
    I'm looking for a good polish that will help give that glassy look? :tisk: