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Old 06-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #36
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Also too I want to add, that I've tried other more expensive waxes but I am sticking with the Turtle wax Black box. I know it's a "Walmart" type brand, but truth be told, no other wax has given me the shine and long lasting protection that turtle wax does. I've posted these pics before, but seriously, how much more clean and shine do you need on the paint than what this $30 kit provides?

As far as how to wax, I actually apply my wax by hand using the supplied applicators and then I have a small orbital buffer with a microfiber towel attached to it to remove the wax, and then I use another towel to buff it to a nice shine by hand. I only wax when I notice the protection and shine are deteriorating with each wash. Usually about once a month. It's a lot of up keep I know, but hey, it's a brand new $35,000 car and she turns heads, especially now with the stripes and CDC grille.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #37
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Yea I really need to get my stripes done
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #38
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I am not taking any chances with my 275 in front and 335's in the rear. Just my 2 cents
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I am not taking any chances with my 275 in front and 335's in the rear. Just my 2 cents
Love your car man! I'm looking for a orange cobra as a matter of fact. Soon as I find a nice one I'm on it!
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wash it and enjoy !
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #41
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+1111111111111 My car will NEVER see a drive through car wash.
Second that! My car will NEVER EVER go through a car wash. Hand wash only baby!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #42
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You have all heard me say it before and I will say it again. Croftgate Waterless Products is the only thing I use to clean AND protect my Stang and daily drivers. 100% safe and amazing shine and protection from the elements. I understand the skepticism on waterless...and I was there with you...now NOBODY could ever convince me to spray my car down with water or EVER take it through a rack. Just to be fair, I also rep for Croftgate but only after I was and am a user of these amazing products. Any questions feel free to PM me anytime.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #43
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Second that! My car will NEVER EVER go through a car wash. Hand wash only baby!
You guys .__. I used to say that a year ago.
Every weekend I would wash. Every month wax.

Now I live on a mile long dirt road, the min you drive on it. !!!!!Dirty!!!!!!

Second solution I found was just look up the best car wash in town, and go there clean it.

At least no one is going be cleaning inside of my car, only I will do that.
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You guys .__. I used to say that a year ago.
Every weekend I would wash. Every month wax.

Now I live on a mile long dirt road, the min you drive on it. !!!!!Dirty!!!!!!

Second solution I found was just look up the best car wash in town, and go there clean it.

At least no one is going be cleaning inside of my car, only I will do that.
Hey I live on a gravel road with a gravel driveway and I will still only handwash! Lol. Just sayin

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You have all heard me say it before and I will say it again. Croftgate Waterless Products is the only thing I use to clean AND protect my Stang and daily drivers. 100% safe and amazing shine and protection from the elements. I understand the skepticism on waterless...and I was there with you...now NOBODY could ever convince me to spray my car down with water or EVER take it through a rack. Just to be fair, I also rep for Croftgate but only after I was and am a user of these amazing products. Any questions feel free to PM me anytime.
+1000 croftgate is awesome!
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.__. Dude big difference.

Mines almost 1.2 mile to be exact.
Everyday. One way out 1.2 mile.
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.__. Dude big difference.

Mines almost 1.2 mile to be exact.
Everyday. One way out 1.2 mile.
Doesnt matter. Our private subdivision road is about a mile. And even though im about the second house with cars going in and out the gravel dust almost instantly coats your car...im just saying I will NEVER take mine through a car wash. T
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Doesnt matter. Our private subdivision road is about a mile. And even though im about the second house with cars going in and out the gravel dust almost instantly coats your car...im just saying I will NEVER take mine through a car wash. T
So do you hand wash everyday or do you just go a week or whatever with a dirty looking car?

Here, with it being a desert, sand is always flying everywhere and dust storms are common place. I make sure I am in the garage if there is a dust storm coming but if I am at work I am SOL

These are from where I live (Phoenix, AZ)



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Well I live in Indiana. So no sand here. It is garage kept sometimes and I wash it about 3 times a week or do the spray detailer. Keep in mind it has been raining like a ***** here too lately. Also my color of car hides dirt very well. I work as a medic. So I only work 3 days a week so I have plenty of time to wash my car. It is WELL taken care of. To each their own. If you wanna run yours through a car wash go ahead......my personal preference is I will NEVER do that. Thats what im saying..
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Food for thought.... move to different maybe less dusty place. Jk. If it was me I would get a cheap car cover take a nice soft breathable bed sheet get the stitched together with sheet on inside and put that on it. A buddy of mine did it with his 350z now we dont get 110 degree weather but still in summer time direct sunlight his is fine and it doesnt pull paint and keeps it dust free.

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Also, hand wash is best in all honesty going through those spinners that is kinda like sand paper to clear coat. It will leave swirls in clear so watch out if you do that wax more often to keep some protection from it.
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Food for thought.... move to different maybe less dusty place. Jk. If it was me I would get a cheap car cover take a nice soft breathable bed sheet get the stitched together with sheet on inside and put that on it. A buddy of mine did it with his 350z now we dont get 110 degree weather but still in summer time direct sunlight his is fine and it doesnt pull paint and keeps it dust free.

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Also, hand wash is best in all honesty going through those spinners that is kinda like sand paper to clear coat. It will leave swirls in clear so watch out if you do that wax more often to keep some protection from it.
Only hand wash with Microfiber towels....any touch less or high power sprayer can induce damage to the clear....and anything less than MF towel can instill micro marring or swirls. I ONLY use waterless Croftgate products and do everything by hand.
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Dust Storm

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I got insulted when some people complained on dirtiness of my car.

Today was my cleaning day!

So took me 5 hours to ensure no dirtiness before I even started waxing.
Bout a hour in the car, ensure no dust in it.

The only bad part is the wheels because I needed to move the car to different building to do the wax part for the shed.

Edit- added cloud picture so you can see no swirl marks. Nothing. Just the sky reflecting off my shiny wax.

I used the turtle wax in case anyone wonders
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Only hand wash with Microfiber towels....any touch less or high power sprayer can induce damage to the clear....and anything less than MF towel can instill micro marring or swirls. I ONLY use waterless Croftgate products and do everything by hand.
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Here is what I was talking about with what happens in AZ with a dust storm and just a tiny bit of rain...
(Luckily the Mustang was in the garage)

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Here is what I was talking about with what happens in AZ with a dust storm and just a tiny bit of rain...
(Luckily the Mustang was in the garage)
Thats about what my stang looks like after the rain (some sprinkles) hits it when gravel dust is on it :/ I feel ur pain
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Never gone through one of those drive through washes and never will. I'm not going to pay for a machine to mess up my car when I can have some bonding time with my car at home in the driveway.
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Just finished doing a minor paint correction on mine. Car was foamed using chemical guys honeydew then washed using 2 bucket method with grit guards and dried using leaf blower then waffle weave towel. Was previously clayed 2 months ago and it passed the test. The porter cable 7424xp with a white polishing pad using m205 to remove slight defects throughout car. After that step I then followed with black fire all finish paint protection sealant and allowed to cure for 24 hours then topped with their ivory paste wax.
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