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honeyburst
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Posts: 846
From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 04-16-2006 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
I've been using Meguires (sp?) 3 step process....cleaner, polish, carnuba wax....
Anyone try anything that puts on a better shine ??? (also that gets rid of VERY, VERY, VERY light swirl marks like you would get from "dry dusting" *shudder*)

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mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 04-16-2006 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
My 68 Cv. was painted over two years ago with S-W Ultra 7000 BC/CC. It is a pretty decent job, considering the price and all they did. It was weak on the buffing so I buffed it before selling it back to seller. Two years later, buy it back, still no motor, etc. Still not completely happy. On a whim, used some Mothers Mag Wheel Polish which is a fine white compund and darn good! Lightly hit that with a new pad and chased it with a liquid fine compound from the shop who did the job. Finished if off with a hand polish of Mother's "Reflections" a polish for the wet look. It is darn good also and does give that sought after look.

For swirls have a large bottle of a product called Liquid Ebony. It is 25 years old, used it on a black lacquer job on a 62 Vette. Still good. TO use, glide the buffer lightly, letting it work-no pressure.

Looked at waxes the other day at Advance. Close to home, look, and then buy cheaper at "Pep Homos" (what a name!) There are so many out there and some VERY expensive. Going to stick with Reflections. Do not use wax, just polish. Mequiar's stuff is very good-imagine that 3 step process IS good!

IIGood
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Posts: 3919
From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-16-2006 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
Zaino Brothers polishes here.

www.zainostore.com

Bit more work and expense than Meguiar's, but get the shades out when you're done...cuz MAN...

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
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'77 Ghia--"II Good"

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70boss302
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Posts: 477
From: Jeffersonville, NY USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 04-16-2006 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70boss302        Reply w/Quote
Another vote for Zaino. I wash w/ dawn 1x a year to strip old stuff off and clay bar. Start w/ Z5 and work your way down to an amazing shine. After that, just a few repeated coats or some quick detailer.

kid vishus
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Posts: 7251
From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-16-2006 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
I'm too cheap to buy expensive wax. I use this stuff

http://www.malcopro.com/cgi-win/mselect.exe/1117

and then go over it again with whatever cheaper wax I currently have, whether it be Turtle Wax, Zymol, Mothers, etc. The Malco product works great. There are several professional detail guys around here and that's all they will use. Even if you use it without a buffer, it goes on easy and wipes off easy and leaves a great shine behind it. I just go over it with whatever wax I have on hand since it doesn't have any wax in it.

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 04-16-2006 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
When my body guy dropped off my car the main thing he stressed was no wax, ever. In fact he said he's seen many of his customers ruin his paint jobs using Turtle Wax and other cheap waxes. I guess it loads up the paint and you can never take it off. He told me not to put anything on it for about a year or so, and them come see him and he'll give me something to condition it with.

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honeyburst
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From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 04-16-2006 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
I was told the same thing....no wax for a year....but he never said anything about "no wax...ever".....

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honeyburst
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posted 04-16-2006 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
also....someone told me, once, in another life, to apply the wax/polish and immediately rub it out...without letting it dry....something about the oils in the polish being rubbed into the paint instead of evaporating when it dries....
anyone ever heard of that ???

Mark Ugrich
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From: Waukesha, Wisconsin,U.S.A.
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 04-16-2006 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Ugrich        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
I'm too cheap to buy expensive wax. I use this stuff

http://www.malcopro.com/cgi-win/mselect.exe/1117

and then go over it again with whatever cheaper wax I currently have, whether it be Turtle Wax, Zymol, Mothers, etc. The Malco product works great. There are several professional detail guys around here and that's all they will use. Even if you use it without a buffer, it goes on easy and wipes off easy and leaves a great shine behind it. I just go over it with whatever wax I have on hand since it doesn't have any wax in it.


I usually go with the cheaper stuff too.I used to hand wax all my cars, now I never use anything but a random orbital buffer with a terry cloth or micro fiber pad.Apply the wax with the buffer, take it off with a micro fiber towel for a swirl free finish . Really works great!

exlocal
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Posts: 1552
From: hacienda hts., CA, USA
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 04-16-2006 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for exlocal        Reply w/Quote
I found a carnuba wax that is provided to detailers. It will not stain rubber and plastics and is really easy to put on and wipe off. It cost about $30/gallon. Good stuff.

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honeyburst
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From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 04-17-2006 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
oh, and while I was polishing my new wheels that had been sitting in a field for no telling how many years....I tried Mothers, that cut the oxidation but wouldn't really "shine" them.....a friend gave me this purple, what he called, "jeweler's rouge"....made them look like a mirror !...will find out what the real name is

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Stewart
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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
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posted 04-17-2006 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
www.britemax.com/

Click on products, and go to Extreme Elements Auto and Marine sealant. It's not a wax.

The Extreme Elements is what I use to protect my paint.

The Britemax products are what I used to remove my oxidation.

Using the Resto Max oxidation remover and a Porter-Cable 7424 random orbit machine, my paint went from this...

To this...

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And using the Perfect Prep swirl remover, my paint went from this...

To this...

Stewart

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Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-17-2006 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
VERY IMPRESSIVE, STEWART!

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honeyburst
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Posts: 846
From: Nashville, TN, USA
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posted 04-17-2006 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
looking into Zaino......but you can only get it on line ???

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1973 Convertible, Past: 1969 GT, 1967 6cyl coupe, 1968 coupe
Two Rivers Ford, Parts Dept., Nashville, TN
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70 Pony
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From: West Chester, PA, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 04-17-2006 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony        Reply w/Quote
I always use Maguires or 3M products....but the best I ever used for pre cleaning, getting rid of swirls, over sparay etc was the Mother's Clay Bar. Simple process using the quick detailer then rubbing the clay bar over it, then wiping....
Strips everything other than the paint and really brings it back to life..
Then a good Polish.
Wax is not a polish or a cleaner, it is used only to PROTECT the polished car from the elements.
On a garage kept car (I know I'll get arguments here)I don't think you need a protective wax.
A thorough cleaning with the clay bar, then a good polish, and occasional 'Quick Detailer' job before a cruise etc is the way I like to go.
JMHO....

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kwazykat
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posted 04-17-2006 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
ooops.... sorry.... i thought we were talkin' bikini waxes.... DOH!!!

i used to love rain dance but it is no longer available..... what was nice is that it was blue and easy to see on my white paint....... oh well!!

so..... i let boyfrinn pick out the goods and use what he buys!

kk

honeyburst
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From: Nashville, TN, USA
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posted 04-17-2006 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
well....washed, then waxed (damn that stuff hurts when you pull it off )
by the time I got finished waxing, the sun was down.......I'll have to wait until tomorrow when I'm in line dropping off the kids at school to double check myself and see how it turns out......

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Without life there could be no music, but without music, there can be no life.
1973 Convertible, Past: 1969 GT, 1967 6cyl coupe, 1968 coupe
Two Rivers Ford, Parts Dept., Nashville, TN
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Bob429
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Posts: 545
From: Watervliet,MI,USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-17-2006 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429        Reply w/Quote
Opti gloss serious shine . It's an aerosol polish/cleaner. It works on just about everything. Paint, Glass, Leather vinyl. I buy it at NAPA. Great stuff

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