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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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My First Mustang is On its Way

Hello to everyone! I just ordered my first Mustang and have found myself being giddy just thinking about it. It's anticipation like I used to have when I was a teenager looking forward to a date with a hot cheerleader.

My question is this: What cleaning/detailing items should be on my "must haves" for this car? I know I could go crazy with many different things - protectants, sealers, waxes, interior protectants...and the list goes on. Seeing as this is new from the factory, what would you guys do in my situation? It is a 2014 v6 base model, black paint, black interior, black wheels with the appearance package.

Thanks in advance for the replies and I look forward to showing it off here when I get her!
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:43 AM   #2
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If i were you i would just get the basic cleaning stuff. then if you want to do more stuff down the road then you can buy those. Have fun with the car make sure to post pictures on here when you get it!!
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Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback. Does anyone else have any opinions on this? This will be my DD for a while.
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I use Maguiar's Quik Detailer for water spots and bird crap and stuff, small things. Sometimes if I have the time, I'll wash the car with soap and water and then go back over it with the detailing spray and it looks great. DO NOT use the quick detailer on a surface with loose dirt. You will scratch your paint. Use a duster to take off the loose crap first.
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I use Maguiar's Quik Detailer for water spots and bird crap and stuff, small things. Sometimes if I have the time, I'll wash the car with soap and water and then go back over it with the detailing spray and it looks great. DO NOT use the quick detailer on a surface with loose dirt. You will scratch your paint. Use a duster to take off the loose crap first.
Great!! Thanks SixBanger. Have you done any paint sealing, waxing, etc on yours?
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What is the best wash/Wax all in one you have found?
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Absolute first thing you do when you get the car. Get Opticoat installed. It is perfectly clear just like clear coat but is 3x harder, so scratches and swirl marks are going to be non existent with it.
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Absolute first thing you do when you get the car. Get Opticoat installed. It is perfectly clear just like clear coat but is 3x harder, so scratches and swirl marks are going to be non existent with it.
Thanks Soccerluvr4! Do I have any need to do any clay/polishing/etc 1st? After Opticoat, will I use any wax for a deeper look? Your comments are appreciated.
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Where do you get this done at? How much does it run?
I am looking at getting stripes. Can I get this on top of the stripes....and will it make them more durable?

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Where do you get this done at? How much does it run?
I am looking at getting stripes. Can I get this on top of the stripes....and will it make them more durable?
I'm sure you can google opti coat dealer to find someone near you who will do it for you. Around here (Eastern PA) I see quotes between $400 and $500. From what I've read you should only apply it over stripes if you want them there permenantly because it will bond to the paint.
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Thanks Soccerluvr4! Do I have any need to do any clay/polishing/etc 1st? After Opticoat, will I use any wax for a deeper look? Your comments are appreciated.

With it you really won't have any need for polishing and such. Wax won't really stick to it but it won't be necessary really since it will always look perfect. When you do it make sure that the paint is perfect. So take it in for a professional detail, then right over to Opticoat.
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