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Old 04-20-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Hey folks. I am new. Recently took delivery of my 2014 Gt Premium. I want to know the brands you guys/gals use for detailing. Car wash, wax etc? What are the best brands. Pinnacle, Mothers, Chemical Guys? Thanks for your input.
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I personally love Chemical Guys.
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I used Wolfgang's products over the weekend and absolutely freaked out how wonderful it turned out. Swirls gone, glass finish and smooooooooooth. Man it looks hot.
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Another huge fan of Chemical guys. Got two full boxes of their products.
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I vote for chemical guys. Purchasing some wash, Glaze, sealant and wax within a the next few weeks. Tried out a synthetic detail spray from them and i liked it alot better than meguires quick detail that i normally use.
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I agree. Chemical guys wipes on and comes off so effortlessly. Mags, turtle wax ice detailers were always hard and streaky for me.
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Some of the best spray wax I've used is called Lucas Slick Mist.... You can find it at Walmart and it's pretty cheap, but it's surprisingly really good.
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To start you off I'll recommend the basics for people on a budget (all CG stuff)

2 5gal buckets
2 grit guards
1 chenille microfiber wash mitt
16 oz Citrus wash & gloss shampoo
2 waffle weave microfiber drying towels
2 workhorse pro grade microfiber towels
16 oz Hybrid V7 quick detailer/spray sealant

Citrus wash & gloss is a strong detergent, good for cars w/o wax (bc it will strip wax) and leaves a nice gloss. Since there's no wax in this kit, you'd use Hybrid V7 for extra shine, water beading, and UV protection - it can be used on EVERYTHING too (paint/glass/lenses/I use it on my iPhone). 2 buckets would be used with the 2 bucket method.

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I'd spring the extra cash like I did and get a 3rd bucket for the wheels, wheel wells, etc.
They are nasty as all get out and it's best to keep that brush or mitt all by itself.
An extra $15 is well worth the headache.
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^ Not entirely necessary IMO. Just save the wheels and plastics for last. I use the CG gerbil brush for my wheels and the flagged tip short handle brush for my plastics, so my wash mitt doesn't see any excessive dirt. The buckets get dumped and rinsed afterwards.
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To each their own...but I want to eliminate any chance of scratching the wheels with anything too...and like I mentioned for an extra $15 it's a piece of mind kinda thing...
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What I would recommend is getting it professionally buffed and polished and then go get Opticoat, it's something that has been coming up in most threads here lately. It's 3x harder than clear coat so you have much less chances of swirl marks and even scratches.
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To each their own...but I want to eliminate any chance of scratching the wheels with anything too...and like I mentioned for an extra $15 it's a piece of mind kinda thing...
My OEM clear coated wheels don't seem to scratch easily, so I guess I don't have to take as much of a precaution. They're also Opti Coated so that'll help with scratches too.

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What I would recommend is getting it professionally buffed and polished and then go get Opticoat, it's something that has been coming up in most threads here lately. It's 3x harder than clear coat so you have much less chances of swirl marks and even scratches.
Agreed. If you've got a couple hundred bucks lying around and want to put it towards a GREAT investment, get the Opti Coat ASAP. Otherwise, if you wait it may cost more for it to be applied down the road.
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