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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-02-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I myself like Meguiar's and 3M products Rain-X and Fog-X are great products for glass. My car dosen't see even one drop of rain anymore, but I still use the stuff. Your glass stays much cleaner, much longer
For chrome, I use Blue Magic, nothing else. It smells awful but does the trick. Works great on faded plastic lenses too

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-02-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We use a lot of Meguires products in addition to some Eagle One stuff.
Basically anything that we can get for FREE from the manufacturers at the races.

Seriously though, I really like 3M Mirror Glaze for MM with a low speed polisher. It works wonders on black.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-02-2002 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:

Seriously though, I really like 3M Mirror Glaze for MM with a low speed polisher. It works wonders on black.


Now that is good stuff I use a Dewalt variable speed buffer... 0-2800 rpm settings with a variable speed trigger too. Really accurate/precise control with that tool What pads do you use?

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Fastymz
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posted 11-02-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd I like to use the wool pads and the terry pads for better cutting.
I too use the Meguiar's stuff.
Right now on my car a RATTLE CAN of semi flat black paint works the best.
On the chrome I only use windex.And once in while I put some chrome polish over it too.

SCOOP

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rockafellz
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posted 11-02-2002 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Todd,

I use Zaino. None better IMO!! It lasts 3-6 months and the water beads off.

Here is a pic after a coat.

Erik

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66bluefb
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posted 11-02-2002 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wash my car about 2 times a month.I drive it everyday and like to keep it looking good.I use Turtle Wax called zip wash that washes and waxes at the same time.I use Westleys bleach white on my tires.It seems that I work on something on the car all the time to keep it running so I`m lucky that it gets washed 2 times a month. Tony

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dark7068
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posted 11-02-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I get the wife to do it

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mellowyellow
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posted 11-02-2002 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mother's Mag wheel polish on stainesss
WIndex on chrome with paper toweling
Mineral Spirits on real dirty vinyl followed by a spray of Jubilee kitchen cleaner wax. Like Mequires polishes and cleaners. Recently bought some Mother's wet look polish. Great stuff. Wesley wire wheel cleaner is good.

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Big D
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posted 11-03-2002 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy in SLC, Utah has a '57 Pickup.. Every spring I see his truck and it looks like it is freshly painted..

His fomula is to use Mequires #7 Polish,, He has NEVER waxed his truck.. Then touches it up with Mequires Quick Detailer at the shows..

I am going to give that a try..

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7DMACH1
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posted 11-03-2002 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use all 3M products. Love their stuff!!!

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cobravenom71
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posted 11-03-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been using "Meguiar's" products for many years and they seem to be consistently the best.
But I gotta' say...I just used some new stuff from "Eagle 1" and it works AWESOME! I don't know how long it will last, but it has the best-looking shine I've ever seen when it is freshly 'put-on'. I think it's called 'Eagle 1 Wet'.
Good luck! Kit.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-03-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Foam and only foam pads always as recomended by our paint and body man.

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
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