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Old 04-25-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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I Polished and Sealed...

Last night after work, I spent a few hours in the garage claying, nano polish with the Porter Cable, wet mirror finish glaze, and Jet seal. The results were amazing.

This car is my daily driver and sees bird poo, nasty acid rain, snow and salt. Not a single scratch or swirl mark. I couldn't be happier...

Now I just need to go cruise.


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Old 04-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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Last night after work, I spent a few hours in the garage claying, nano polish with the Porter Cable, wet mirror finish glaze, and Jet seal. The results were amazing.

This car is my daily driver and sees bird poo, nasty acid rain, snow and salt. Not a single scratch or swirl mark. I couldn't be happier...

Now I just need to go cruise.


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Nice looking car! You've done it up well!
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Nice Car!! looks glossy!! I have recently been researching detailing methods like paint correction with polishes and different kinds of waxes. Man there is a ton to learn and i think im gonna tough it out and do most by hand. Your lucky you have the DA polisher to cut the time in half !
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Nice looking car! You've done it up well!
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Nice Car!! looks glossy!! I have recently been researching detailing methods like paint correction with polishes and different kinds of waxes. Man there is a ton to learn and i think im gonna tough it out and do most by hand. Your lucky you have the DA polisher to cut the time in half !

My Porter Cable was a gift from an ex girlfriend but they're relatively inexpensive (around $100.00).

There's nothing wrong with glaze and wax by hand either especially if you take your time. It can be a great stress relief... Until it rains.

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Looks great man. You have the PC 7424XP? Just got one and I love it. Did the wife's car this week

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Yes, That's the one. Don't know how I lived without it
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Looks good however you should try washing a black car lol you see pollen and dust stick to the paint after you just take it out for a spin.
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Looks good however you should try washing a black car lol you see pollen and dust stick to the paint after you just take it out for a spin.

I had one black car and said I would never do it again. 1/2 hour after drying without even moving the car and I could see dust.
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Yes, That's the one. Don't know how I lived without it
Absolutely love mine too.
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Last night after work, I spent a few hours in the garage claying, nano polish with the Porter Cable, wet mirror finish glaze, and Jet seal. The results were amazing.

This car is my daily driver and sees bird poo, nasty acid rain, snow and salt. Not a single scratch or swirl mark. I couldn't be happier...

Now I just need to go cruise.


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I would like to know your process and the waxes you used . The shine on yours is amazing . Thanks in advance
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Looks awesome! Chemical Guys products rock.
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I would like to know your process and the waxes you used . The shine on yours is amazing . Thanks in advance


First I washed the car to get all the dirt off. A lot of guys use the 2 bucket method, but I use the car wash high pressure wash and 1 microfiber mit for the body and 1 mit for the wheels.

I clayed with Chem Guys clay and lube as normal and gave the car another rinse down.

I used Chem Guys Nano Polish 3n with a rotary buffer and green polishing pad. I had a few light swirls here and there and this eliminated them. Start on a low setting to work it in and a higher for polishing until there's hardly any product on the surface.

I then used Chem Guys Mirror Wet Finish with a regular foam pad with the buffer applied like the polish.

I then used Chem Guys Jet Seal and applied it with the buffer with a foam pad. You only need to put it on a low setting or apply it by hand since it's applied like Wax. Let dry for 20 mins and buff off.

I stopped there but plan on topping it this weekend with a wax to get even more depth to the paint.

I really like these products because they apply and buff off easier than anything I've used at any local auto store .

I think the Jet Seal is about $40 per bottle but if you order $100.00 in products ( microfiber towels, some pads, wax, polish, glass cleaner, interior cleaner, leather cleaner, leather conditioner, interior scent, a few detailing brushes, tire shine, engine degreaser was 120.00) you get a free Jet Seal with their promo code.

So, I thought it was an awesome deal. Plus, if you have matte stripes or black plastic parts, the products don't mess them up or leave that dreaded white residue.

And yes... To keep the dust off I use a car duster but a secret a lot people forget is... You barely touch the car with it/ wisp it over the surface ever so lightly. I've seen people just mash those things against the paint and that'll cause scratches.

They claim a lot of their products have "anti static" properties to minimize dust. I haven't really noticed a difference but then again, I live in the desert and dust is a sad fact of life around here. I dust once a day and it looks fresh.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks a lot . Great detail . Need to get off me arse and do mine soon . Calling for rain for the next week here though
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I've spent $300+ on Chemical Guys stuff. I'd reccomend to anyone. Their anti static quick detailers do indeed work.
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OP, your pony looks amazing, super shine and great job. For those of you who are thinking of detailing your rides I strongly recommend purchasing a DA polisher. A few months ago I purchased my first DA polisher kit from Auto Geek and wow, its awesome. I had purchased a starter kit Porter Cable 7424 XP DA with a bunch of pads for just under 200 dollars.

Super easy to use and the results are amazing. Forget waxing, compounding, polishing by hand. The DA does the job in a fraction of the time by hand. This is a must have for people who take pride in the appearance and paint of their ride. The first few weeks I had my Porter Cable DA polisher I had completed a three step correction process on my pony and wife's mini van.

I had done compound, polish and sealant. I had not used a clay bar for any paint correction and while I really should of, I was very pleased with the compound used to remove the water marks, swirl marks and surface scratches.

As far as detailing products I am a big fan and use Meguiar's products. Not taking anything away from Chemical Guys and their products because I hear they sell excellent stuff. I just really like Meguiar's detailing products and are priced very well not to mention Wally World (Aka Wal Mart) sells a nice selection of Meguiar's products which many are in stock.

I had used the Meguiar's Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish and Ultimate Wax which is really a full synthetic sealer not an actual wax. I was thrilled with its results. I also have been using Meguiar's professional mirror glaze 6 cleaner wax which does a fantastic job.

As far as a clay bar goes, I just ordered the Meguiar's clay kit for around 20 bucks which comes with two clay bars, detailer spray bottle and microfiber towel. This clay bar kit I hear has amazing results and again not taking anything away from Chemical Guys and their products.

Regardless which detailing products used, having the DA polisher is the only way to go for people who take pride in their cars appearance and want to wax or compound or polish their rides.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:09 AM   #17
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You're right. A DA is important to take the car to the next level.

Don't feel bad about recommending other products. I'm all about what works and I'm sure others are too. I'd try some Megs products if they work well.
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