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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Finally posted my wax routine

CARLOVER007’s STEPS FOR A GREAT, LONG LASTING WAX FINISH

1. Start by washing your car using Dish soap such as Dawn since it will strip off the old wax.

2. Do not dry the car; instead use the clay bar to take off surface containments. The water helps the clay bar glide over the cars surface easier. Be sure to rip the clay bar in at least 2 pieces, since you have to throw out the clay bar if it falls on the ground. – I use Pinnacle Brand
http://www.premiumautocare.com/pipocl3pa.html

3. Wash car again

4. Use SSR 2.5 or 2.0 to get a smooth finish – use the products sparingly (a little bit goes a long way)
http://www.premiumautocare.com/posuswre.html

5. Follow up by using Poorboys EX Sealant
http://www.premiumautocare.com/poexsewica16.html

6. To maintain smooth finish (use after washing the car to get the same fresh wax look), use Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray" by Zanio. This link should work:
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Zaino

You can use a buffer on big areas such as on the hood and on top of the car, but for the trim by the door it is better to do it by hand.
If any wax gets left in crevices, you can use a Cotton Swab or toothpick to remove it (be gentle).

** Don’t forget to buy a couple Microfiber towels to remove wax, you can use a regular towel, but Microfiber helps to trap dust. **
** Try to use an applicator pad to apply wax, since regular towels will absorb the wax and you will have to use more wax for the same job. **

Here are a couple pics of the results:


The car is never garaged, and the paint is 8 years old. (It’s my daily driver ex: snow, rain, etc).

I personally prefer using Poorboy’s Products, since the finish seems to last longer. Zanio also makes incredible products, but finish doesn’t seem to last as long. As far as waxes & car products go, you get what you pay for. If you go out and buy some Turtle Wax don’t expect a finish like those.

(I don’t work for any car companies nor am I trying to encourage you to buy from PremiumAutoCare, I just use those links as references – I have used them before and they are very quick and helpful)

For more detailed information, tips and product reviews, try going to http://DetailCity.com

Feel free to add comments/suggestions

Current rides: 09 CTS-V (went to dark side) & GSXR-1000

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use yellow foam applicators not terry covered applicators

Microfiber towels are great but they cost the same as a package of 100% cotton a-shirts (aka wife beaters) and they do an even beter job, and are bigger, and disposable.

If you are going to use a buffer, dont use a cheap single speed, use a variable speed so you dont burn the paint. and if you must use a buffer, use a swirl remover afterwards or you will see some ugly swirls

dont buy a black car

mr clean autodry is a waste of money

when you wash your car after the waxing is complete (whenever the next wash may be) use turtle wax zipwax/carwash, it works great and doesnt strip wax....and its cheap.

use a simulater lambs wool wash mitt not a sponge or a brush

always blast the mitt with water before washing to get out the dust or crap from the last job, and store the mitt in a plastic ziplock bag.

dont use the same mitt for 5 years straight, the cost of a mitt compared to the cost of a paintjob is a great bargain

the best way to dry your car is a california waterblade or a simple 15 minute cruise at 50 mph

armor all makes headlights and taillights look new

when washing always start at the top and work down so the soap runs downward onto the parts that havent already been washed and rinsed, and so you dont drag the dirt from your rocker panels up onto the roof and hood etc.

more to come later as i think of it.....did i mention dont buy a black car?

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Nice car rob!!! LOL man this is amazing just wait untill nice weather, we gotta have a wax off, we got 3 different waxes we all use, I got mothers, james got zanio and u got poorboys i think we should test the waxes lol!!! Damn man that looks shinny!!!
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I have to say the california waterblade is a really good product

PS: black pwns

Current rides: 09 CTS-V (went to dark side) & GSXR-1000

Still miss her: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2304264/1
Unknown 4.6L Vortech V1, 42# injectors, 255lph fuel pump, 90MM MAF
3200 Stall DirtyDog TC, 3.73's w/ trac lok, MMX drive shaft
SCP True dual exhaust, J Mod, tranny cooler, 17" Cobra R's,
ADDCO front and rear sway bars, Koni Shocks, Sport Springs & poly bushings
DBRUS Dual Piston Front Calipers w/ 13" Drilled & Slotted pwdr coated rotors
Xenon grfx, Reverse gauges, 97 Console, Dual DVD player,
JL Audio & Pioneer speakers, Hifonics amps, 1 farad Cap, Monster cable, etc.
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