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Good Washing Technique?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by southerntaco889, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    southerntaco889

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    Hey i been using Duragloss #902 for my wash with a chamois mitt, then drying completely with a generic shamwow and finally a coat of Meguiar's yellow carnuba wax. Is this a good set of products to use? Whats a good recommended sealant? The Meguiars #21 seems to be the consensus in a couple of threads I just read. Any help would be appreciated. This truck is gonna have to last me hopefully 250,000 miles and i want it to look good its whole life
     
  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    wow idk how i manged to miss that whole sticky. thanks! btw on a different subject. I bought my truck used and idk if its a factory thing or aftermarket but there is a clear vinyl-like bug shield mess all over the front bumper, grill, and leading edge of the hood. It's starting to peel just a little and get dinged up and it looks like crap. I was wondering if there was any way to remove it without damaging the paint or clear?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    I think thats a paint protector. Never had one on my vehicles so I don't know. I would assume taking it off wouldn't hurt your paint if you do it carefully. May be a difference in color of paint because of it covering sections of your car, even though it is clear.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    k, thanks for the info. Really need somebody that's had it and took it off to chime in on this before i do it though. I don't want a new paint job lol.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    The carnuba wax shoul be used to "show off" your ride. Carnuba dissipates rather quickly. Especially on hot days. After a good clay and polish session, I like to lay down two coats of either JetSeal 109 or adam's Super Machine Wax. Then I top with my wax.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Good Tip :cool:
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    No problem. Happy detailing! Any questions, hit me up.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    My idea of a good wash is as follows...
    1. Find large mud puddle
    2. Drive through puddle
    3. Repeat step #2 several times
    4. Go home
     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    I hear ya bro !! Thats good stuff right there ! :D :D
     
  11. Jul 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    That clear protection tape is basically the same thing as a vinyl. Some peel off with a heat gun, some even come off with ammonia like window tint. I would try a heat gun and heat it well, then peel slowly.
     
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