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Old 06-18-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Spent 3 hours washing her, haven't even touched the inside...
How did u get the shine so amazing?
What did you use/methods/any advice?
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Well my first car was a super black maxima. So I've spent countless hours and techniques to keep from making swirls and wipe marks as black will show all imperfections. I basically use my hands and store bought supplies. It takes time, but as the saying goes, if you take your time...
Only hand wash, never automatic car washes. Helps too that the car is only two years old. I use a good car soap with warm water, a cotton MIT or glove, and I try to stay outta the sun or heat. Find a shade or cool day to keep the cars body temp low. Once I knock all the dirt and soap off, I'll rinse it right away. To dry it, I like the absorber. It works well and leaves no streaks. After I'm done drying it off, I'll grab a microfiber towel and the mequires wipe and shine or any type of spray wax. The spray wax will pick up any streaks or water spots, and keep the shine up. I'll try to keep this routine up at least twice a week. Also never wipe or scrub the body with a circular motion. As I learned with my black maxima, circular motions create swirls. Even when applying wax. Try to kick the habit as its hard, and use straight up and down or side to side wipes.
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Well my first car was a super black maxima. So I've spent countless hours and techniques to keep from making swirls and wipe marks as black will show all imperfections. I basically use my hands and store bought supplies. It takes time, but as the saying goes, if you take your time...
Only hand wash, never automatic car washes. Helps too that the car is only two years old. I use a good car soap with warm water, a cotton MIT or glove, and I try to stay outta the sun or heat. Find a shade or cool day to keep the cars body temp low. Once I knock all the dirt and soap off, I'll rinse it right away. To dry it, I like the absorber. It works well and leaves no streaks. After I'm done drying it off, I'll grab a microfiber towel and the mequires wipe and shine or any type of spray wax. The spray wax will pick up any streaks or water spots, and keep the shine up. I'll try to keep this routine up at least twice a week. Also never wipe or scrub the body with a circular motion. As I learned with my black maxima, circular motions create swirls. Even when applying wax. Try to kick the habit as its hard, and use straight up and down or side to side wipes.
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Hmmm never thought about not doing circular motions when washing or waxing...Ima try that...looks amazing BTW!!
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Looks great! Thanks!
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Yeah, if u think about swirls and there shape, they can only come from one thing. Thanjs
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Can a good wax get rid f them tho?
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Looks great man!
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Can a good wax get rid f them tho?
A wet sand with a good buffer will usually take out swirls. Don't know of any waxes that work for swirl removal.
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Can a good wax get rid f them tho?
After I wash my car i use a cleaner then I polish it then i use wax and in the past I used the wax called liquid glass, buy it's like 25 dollars for a small quart
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Hey I see you in Joliet all the time
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