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Old 02-23-2008, 12:57 AM   #21
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You got me sold, just placed my order on Autogeek.net. Give it a go on my truck, and as I get good my buddy said he'll pay me to do his mazda 6. So soon it'll pay for its self. I ordered the Porter Cable 7424 & Pad Kit. http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html
That's good, enjoy!
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:14 AM   #22
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Great Thread! Here's where I buy my detail products.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/home.do
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:06 PM   #23
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Ok, I know everything one could want to know about washing my car now!! But there is one part that is missing....how to dry it?
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:57 PM   #24
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Ok, I know everything one could want to know about washing my car now!! But there is one part that is missing....how to dry it?

http://www.autogeek.net/exterior.html

at the bottom.

heres a vid how sheeting works, using the water to remove most of the water from the surface.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UW6BcLr5rdg
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:26 AM   #25
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i use the waffle weave drying towel, autogeek.net has some...work amazingly can dry like 3 cars with one towel, great product, streak free...seriously streak free..and my black tahoe is very stubborn when it comes to streaking, and this thing is badass

http://www.autogeek.net/cobra-waffle-weave.html
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:24 AM   #26
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Ok, I know everything one could want to know about washing my car now!! But there is one part that is missing....how to dry it?
Exactly what tast101 & Trend Setta plus compressed air...

First - use the flooding method (works best on well maintained paint) to remove the majority of the water.

Second- remove the remaining water off the paint with a Waffel Weave towel. Use either the blotting method or wiping method (see the drying section in either the Pinnacle or Wolfgang video here) Which ever way you do don't apply pressure when drying. Applying too much pressure can and will cause scratches & swirls.

Third - use a compressor, shop vac, etc to remove water from crevices, emblems, trim, mirrors, etc.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:36 PM   #27
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so my trucks getting a brand new paint job soon. what would u guys recommend for its first wash and detail??? thanks.. like a list or whatever would be great, bcuz i dont wanna screw it up
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:02 PM   #28
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so my trucks getting a brand new paint job soon. what would u guys recommend for its first wash and detail??? thanks.. like a list or whatever would be great, bcuz i dont wanna screw it up

Ask the body shop how long before you can wax it...typically it's about 30-60 days.

The best thing and the most important thing is proper washing and drying with good quality products and towels.


My website has a section on proper washing/drying that can help reduce marring it also has a list of products I use and recommend: http://paintcare-n-detailing.com


Here is a short list to get started:
5 gal bucket with grit guard
good quality car soap
wash mitt (I prefer sheepskin)
Waffle Weave and good quality microfiber towels
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #29
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Okay, I'm taking a 4 day long weekend next weekend and it's supposed to be 74 and sunny so I just went out and spent $279 on detailing stuff. Bought a new random orbital and pads, hand applicator pads, microfiber cloths, Meguiars clay bar kit, 3M swirl remover for dark colors, 3M Ultraglaze, Mother's 3 step system, Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detail, Meguiars NXT wash, new mits and buckets.

I think I got just about anything that I could possibly need . I've been reading up on it for two weeks. I'm going to kill those swirl marks.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:18 PM   #30
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after fiddling with stuff i think is complicated. i just shelved all the fancy stuff, went to target and spent A WHOLE THIRTY DOLLORS (:wow: :rolleyes2: ) on a MR . Clean auto dry system. works better than all the car wash places, and even better than all the crap i bought earlier, now i will still have it pro washed waxed etc every three months but to fill in the blanks of a twice a week wash i will use the mr clean auto dry.
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