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Old 04-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Washed and waxed the car. First coat of wax after being painted.

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Polished the cai with some neverdull, still need to clean the rest. Waiting for my MSD coil pack to come in this afternoon. I also am waiting on my stainless steel radiator cover to come in!
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Washed and waxed the car. First coat of wax after being painted.
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Yes it is. Drop zone springs 2", 1.75" drop while keeping isolators in.
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Yes it is. Drop zone springs 2", 1.75" drop while keeping isolators in.
is that your dd? how do you like them? I've been looking into those.
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I usually just drive it on the weekends. As for the springs...I hate them. Ive used high quality springs on all my other vehicles. I did something different this time....and well sometimes people make mistakes. They will soon be replaced with a much higher quality setup. The dropzones are better than stock, but not by much.
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I usually just drive it on the weekends. As for the springs...I hate them. Ive used high quality springs on all my other vehicles. I did something different this time....and well sometimes people make mistakes. They will soon be replaced with a much higher quality setup. The dropzones are better than stock, but not by much.
Right on. I don't mind the ride of stock so I'm sure I won't mind these. Thanks! I wish I never sold my sr performance ones :/
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Fresh paint job helps. I hit it with the mequires ultimate polish, then the ultimate wax.
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Fresh paint job helps. I hit it with the mequires ultimate polish, then the ultimate wax.
Try Meg's 205 ...some great stuff.....and w/o being pushy Croftgate has some really great compounds and polishes too.
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Fresh paint job helps. I hit it with the mequires ultimate polish, then the ultimate wax.
Try Meg's 205...great stuff. Use by hand or polisher with a white pad or black pad for less agree sieve approach . Ad yes Croftgate also has some awesome compounds and polishes.
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Ive looked into croftgate. Seems legit. However the meguires works very well, and my paint looks amazing. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Ive looked into croftgate. Seems legit. However the meguires works very well, and my paint looks amazing. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
It is very legit stuff...I still hit my car once a year with either Meg's 205 or Croftgate compounds....but daily maintenance I am 100% Croftgate. I was a user now a dealer...that sounds so funny to type...hopefully I am not being tracked by the. FBI for being a dealer. LOL
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I just ordered the project x. Im going to tape off my explorer and do half with the mequires and half with the croftgate. Ill post pictures.

I know that the mequires can make old and tired paint look new. I have only seen croftgate products used on paint that already looks great. Ill put it to a real test and post the results.
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I just ordered the project x. Im going to tape off my explorer and do half with the mequires and half with the croftgate. Ill post pictures.

I know that the mequires can make old and tired paint look new. I have only seen croftgate products used on paint that already looks great. Ill put it to a real test and post the results.
That's awesome...Project X is a Depth and Shine Enhancer it is not a polish or compound . What Meg's product are you testing it against ? I look forward to your independent opinion and for the record I think all Meg's products are great just like I believe Croftgate products have their place on the shelf. If I may ask after you post on here can you also send me an email with details of your test both pro or con ....thanks. CroftgateIL@comcast.net
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Pics with mequires ultimate was and detail spray. Ordered Quick N Slick from LMR last night. Ill test that when it comes in. Im very sceptical. The current products I have work very well at less than a third the cost of the crofgate stuff (7 bucks vs 30 bucks a bottle).

So the Crofgate needs to show me more than three times the shine and protection to make me purchase again. We shall see.

Im going to test it against the products I currently use:

Meguires Ultimate Wax $10
Meguires detail spray $7
Surf City Spray Wax $12

Also going to buy these to test:

Turtle Wax Ice Synthetic Detailer $8
Mother's Gold $10
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wow looks good might I recommend some of the black magic products I love those and always have my stang come out sparkling after just a simple hand wash!
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Pics with mequires ultimate was and detail spray. Ordered Quick N Slick from LMR last night. Ill test that when it comes in. Im very sceptical. The current products I have work very well at less than a third the cost of the crofgate stuff (7 bucks vs 30 bucks a bottle).

So the Crofgate needs to show me more than three times the shine and protection to make me purchase again. We shall see.

Im going to test it against the products I currently use:

Meguires Ultimate Wax $10
Meguires detail spray $7
Surf City Spray Wax $12

Also going to buy these to test:

Turtle Wax Ice Synthetic Detailer $8
Mother's Gold $10
Looking forward to your test results....I tried everything before Criftgate and became a believer.
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I got my Croftgat Quick N Slick in today. I used it on the mustang, and was very dissatisfied. After playing with that and some Mequires Quick detail spray, I've come to the conclusion that the quick n slick is just an expensive detail spray that works no better than the products I currently use that are less than a third the cost of the Croftgat.

I let the hype suck me in and was sorely let down, and wasted 30 bucks in the process. Oh well lesson learned.

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Yours is the complete opposite of my experience. I have been a satisfied Zaino user for 10 years. I tried Quick N Slick starting last week and really like it. It put down a nice layer of polish on the car like Zaino, but much quicker. I would recommend it.

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Well my croftgate sample pack is in the mail right now, I'll see how it works out for me.
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I got my Croftgat Quick N Slick in today. I used it on the mustang, and was very dissatisfied. After playing with that and some Mequires Quick detail spray, I've come to the conclusion that the quick n slick is just an expensive detail spray that works no better than the products I currently use that are less than a third the cost of the Croftgat.

I let the hype suck me in and was sorely let down, and wasted 30 bucks in the process. Oh well lesson learned.
Very shocked to hear that....this might sound crazy but you are the first and I am sorry. Can you do me a favor and PM me your email or better yet a phone number and I will try to have someone from Croftgate call you to discuss your dissatisfaction.

Quick n Slick should be sprayed directly onto a microfiber towel on a clean car AND NOT directly on the car. Using to much product will leave a haze that needs to be wiped down for the full shine.

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Yours is the complete opposite of my experience. I have been a satisfied Zaino user for 10 years. I tried Quick N Slick starting last week and really like it. It put down a nice layer of polish on the car like Zaino, but much quicker. I would recommend it.

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I agree 100%. I do not knock any other products but I agree Croftgate is excellent and is quick and simple.

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Well my croftgate sample pack is in the mail right now, I'll see how it works out for me.
I also look forward to your comments. Aquanil x is a waterless wash and is applied to the surface of the car. QUICK n SLICK , Project x should be sprayed onto a quality microfiber cloth and never directly to the surface. I look forward to your opinion.
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I followed the directions. 2 sprays onto a microfiber cloth. Wipe onto on a panel at a time, using a second microfiber to buff to a shine. Using only about 2-3 ounces total. This was done in my garage with a temp of about 72 degrees. Perfect conditions.

We tried it on my buddies car. We took pictures before and after. It was no point, it looked identical. And we did random panels on his car. We couldnt tell which ones had Quick N Slick and which had nothing on them. Even tried the dime test they showed in one of the Croftgate ads. We have pretty slanted hoods, more so than the lexus that guy was using. That dime didn't budge.

I don't mind paying for a quality product. But in this case I was actually expecting something out of it. I had taken pictues of the results, but it did not make sense to keep them. They looked like the same picture. It preformed exactly like the quick detail spray I already have. Which I do like, but at it's price of 7 bucks not more than triple that.

Ive seen numerous wonder products pop up over the years. Most don't work. This one did to an extent, but other products that were much more inexpensive did just as well if not better.

Ill PM my number and name to you. I dont have a problem talking with the Crofgate people. Someone needs to tell them the other companies have their formula, and are selling it cheaper.
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I followed the directions. 2 sprays onto a microfiber cloth. Wipe onto on a panel at a time, using a second microfiber to buff to a shine. Using only about 2-3 ounces total. This was done in my garage with a temp of about 72 degrees. Perfect conditions.

We tried it on my buddies car. We took pictures before and after. It was no point, it looked identical. And we did random panels on his car. We couldnt tell which ones had Quick N Slick and which had nothing on them. Even tried the dime test they showed in one of the Croftgate ads. We have pretty slanted hoods, more so than the lexus that guy was using. That dime didn't budge.

I don't mind paying for a quality product. But in this case I was actually expecting something out of it. I had taken pictues of the results, but it did not make sense to keep them. They looked like the same picture. It preformed exactly like the quick detail spray I already have. Which I do like, but at it's price of 7 bucks not more than triple that.

Ive seen numerous wonder products pop up over the years. Most don't work. This one did to an extent, but other products that were much more inexpensive did just as well if not better.

Ill PM my number and name to you. I dont have a problem talking with the Crofgate people. Someone needs to tell them the other companies have their formula, and are selling it cheaper.
I respect your opinion and I will admit the first time I have heard poor reviews. In any case I am going to reach out to Croftgate and hopefully have someone call you. Thank you for your honest opinion and sorry your current experience was not a good one.
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Frank with Croftgate just called me. He is going to try and change my mind about the products. I'm going to go ahead and let him give it a shot. I'm skeptical, but will try to be open minded.
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Frank with Croftgate just called me. He is going to try and change my mind about the products. I'm going to go ahead and let him give it a shot. I'm skeptical, but will try to be open minded.
Great. I switched to Croftgate because and only because it works. Croftgate stands behind the products and I heard Frankie is going to come to you and personally work with you....think about how many companies would do that. I look forward to your opinions after you meet with Frank.
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Right on. I don't mind the ride of stock so I'm sure I won't mind these. Thanks! I wish I never sold my sr performance ones :/
I really like my new springs. Hope you get her back on SR Performance.
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