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Detailing - tips, pics, recommendations

Discussion in 'The Beauty Parlour' started by z3cade, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    As suggested thought would be good to start a thread purely for detailing..

    Post up your questions, recommendations, tips, even walk throughs with pics :)

    Happy detailing :D
     
  2. hard top

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    You trying to steel Bad Boy's glory?

    :-^
     
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    I taught him all he knows. :D
     
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    and with pics as well....should be good
     
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    Someone start me off with what's the best place to start. I've clayed cars before, but are there any preparations before doing this?

    My MINI is desperate for a deep clean in readiness for selling it. It hasn't had a decent wash in nearly a year when I last clayed and waxed it.
     
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  6. badman gee

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    Update me to moderator sir and I will help.
     
  7. z3cade

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    My method for a full detail would be..

    Wash, dry, clay, pre wax cleanser, then wax :D
     
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    As per my last thread rim detailing..

    Method was..
    wash wish AG shampoo
    Dry
    Clay with Meguires clay kit
    Waxed with 3M marine wax, allowing to dry then buff off with microfiber
    Then applied AG Tyre dressing with a cloth

    [​IMG]
     
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    Carwash........ :bulb

    In your dreams sonny boy.......
     
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    I'm one already so stick that in your pipe and smoke it
     
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    I new that already but I was typing about moderators....... :))
     
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    :eek:fftopic

    Not heard of this? Is this just another 'wash' using the same shampoo, or a specific item?
     
  13. badman gee

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    Gaz, it prepares the paintwork ready for a wax.

    It's not always about the product type, but the prep work.
     
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    I've learnt something new today then, and found another item to add to my stock room... although I'm not convinced the MINI is really worth all the effort. :-\
     
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    ^^^^ i was going to ask the same question......i wonder if its a de-greaser ?
     
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    It deep cleans your paint work removing any old polishes and wax. Prepping your paint work for the new wax..
     
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    So would that work stripping off wax from black plastic trim? When I waxed the MINI last I wasn't exactly careful with where it ended. Tried everything to remove it, but as yet not found anything which will get rid of it.

    Any hint which will get rid of it, so I can colour them back to black would be appreciated.
     
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    I've got a question for you guru's. After a car has been waxed should there be anything I should do when washing it after it gets dirty again? As in will shampoo strip the wax off? I'm looking at getting a foam attachment and trying that BH snow foam.
     
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    Just wash it with a descent shampoo like AG or meguires wash n wax.. Etc.. These wont affect the wax and when you rinse the water will just bead off ;)
    Buy a decent wash mitt too.. As a sponge can drag grit along your paint work..
    Also a large drying towel - lay on the paint work and pat dry don't drag across..

    Snow foam guns are great as you cake the car in foam and this helps lift grit and muck away from the body work ;)
     
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    I had the same problem after waxing the mother in laws car, put some Windolene (the blue spray on stuff) on a cloth and it wiped off with no effort :)
     

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