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Old 06-20-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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ID:	159682 just bout some polish compound and a clay bar, it's raining so might as well spend this day to good use 😭😭😭😭🙈🙊😋

But first, what order do I do this in? Right now I'm cleaning the car with soap/water with clay bar. Then once it's done; whats the next step, polish, compoud, wax? Thanks in adv.
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Always go from the most to the least abrasive. If it's not needed, then don't use the polish, wait for that time to come (it will).

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basically the steps are clean, polish, wax


without a machine, you cant do any real polishing or compounding, but in my opinion a car as new as yours shouldn't need it. If you wash, clay, and then apply a good cleaner wax, it should look like new.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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basically the steps are clean, polish, wax


without a machine, you cant do any real polishing or compounding, but in my opinion a car as new as yours shouldn't need it. If you wash, clay, and then apply a good cleaner wax, it should look like new.

I know 😭😭I just like making my car look the best it could look man. 😍
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looks good, black cars are the best and worst for detailing, when they are clean and polished, nothing looks better, but keeping it that way is ALOT of work, just wash it frequently, wax 2-3 times a yr, and stay away from drive through car washes
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looks good, black cars are the best and worst for detailing, when they are clean and polished, nothing looks better, but keeping it that way is ALOT of work, just wash it frequently, wax 2-3 times a yr, and stay away from drive through car washes

If the car doesn't get fully dry white water spots get all over I can't handle it. I hand wash my car at least once a week.
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Wash it, clay it, wash it down and dry it good, then compound it, then polish it, the put a good wax on it to finish it off.

If you can, get a buffer. I got the meguairs g110v2. Very simple to use, and does a great job. It also makes the detailing process much easier, and less straining.
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Polishing a black car rewards you the most. They SHINE when maintained. But if done incorrectly you can swirl the crap out of it. I would only polish it if it has spiderwebs or swirls in the paint she. The sun hits it. Otherwise just a nice clay wax.
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Did you get those side scoops from AM? I love the look of those but im curious how well they'll stay on
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Did you get those side scoops from AM? I love the look of those but im curious how well they'll stay on

They came on the car when I bought it used w/ 20K miles. They don't move at all and are really sturdy and durable. I like the look, it enhances the look of my car. Highly suggested to get.
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I have no issue with brushless drive through car washes, but when the weather is nice, I prefer doing it by hand. The big thing to remember is that doing cleaning at home is going to be frustrating for many because of hardness in the water. That is why I go to the car wash so I can rinse with distilled/softened water. I clay bar twice a year and wax, wash weekly, and detail at every show.
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looks good, black cars are the best and worst for detailing, when they are clean and polished, nothing looks better, but keeping it that way is ALOT of work, just wash it frequently, wax 2-3 times a yr, and stay away from drive through car washes

Only wax two to three times a year? That's way too little. Shouldn't you wax it more than once every 4 months?


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Only wax two to three times a year? That's way too little. Shouldn't you wax it more than once every 4 months?


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I wax damn near every month. I use spray wax after every wash. And the hand stuff every month.


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I wax damn near every month. I use spray wax after every wash. And the hand stuff every month.


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Right? 2-3 times a year? I do 2-3 COATS a month . Base layer of synthetic, one more because I'm anal and a nice top coat of Carnauba.

I'd also put Red cars out there as pretty good contenders with Black as hard to keep clean. When mine's clean it looks amazing, but a slight rain and the dirt shows like no other.

I just wish I could have a car cover I can drive with in crap weather
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Right? 2-3 times a year? I do 2-3 COATS a month . Base layer of synthetic, one more because I'm anal and a nice top coat of Carnauba.



I'd also put Red cars out there as pretty good contenders with Black as hard to keep clean. When mine's clean it looks amazing, but a slight rain and the dirt shows like no other.



I just wish I could have a car cover I can drive with in crap weather

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looks good, black cars are the best and worst for detailing, when they are clean and polished, nothing looks better, but keeping it that way is ALOT of work, just wash it frequently, wax 2-3 times a yr, and stay away from drive through car washes

it depends on the kind of wax, a synthetic wax will last longer than a caranauba wax, and it depends how well you take care of it, if you use the wrong soap or a drive through car wash the wax wont last as long either, but if you wax and wash properly more than 4 times a yr is unnecessary, shouldn't hurt anything, but not needed.
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