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Old 08-25-2009, 11:41 AM
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I am surprised to hear to many ppl use 303 Aerospace for Interior Protectant... I gotta try that sometime! I used to use Leatherique for leather and interior but Leatherique
is pretty expensive and hard to find so I'll try 303 Aerospace next time.
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Car Soap: Dodo Juice Sour Power

Claybar: Clay Magic

Polish (light cutting): Menzerna 106FF

Polish (medium cutting): Menzerna IP

Polish (heavy cutting): Menzerna Power Gloss

Glaze: Glazes are for people who cant polish

Sealant: Blackfire Wet Diamond, handsdown

Wax: Poorboys World Natty's paste wax

Tire Dressing: Poorboy's World Bold & Bright, all I will use.

Wheel Sealant: Poorboy's World wheel sealant

Interior Protectant: 303 Aerospace

Leather Care: Poorboy's World Leather Stuff (for light cleaning)

Quick Detailer: Poorboy's World QD+

I really like poorboys as you can see, great value.
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Thanks! I have not really detailed a car only wash/dry so I can not contribute. But I would love to learn how.
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DODO Juice products FTW!
Purple Haze - soft wax
Blue Velvet - hard wax

Best shine ever on Lakeshore Slate.
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Car Soap: Chemical Guys Citrus Wash, CG Wash and Clear, Megs NXT wash, or ONR

Claybar: Poorboy's world clay bar, DI Fine Grade, or Megs Clay bar

Claybar Lube: Dodo Juice Born Slippery Clay Lube

Polish (light cutting): Megs M205

Polish (medium cutting):

Polish (heavy cutting): Megs M105

Glaze: CG EZ Creme Glaze

Sealant: CG Jetseal 109 or PBW EX sealant

Wax: Megs NXT 2.0, PBW Natty Blue, Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub, or Dodo Juice Supernatural (depending on the situation)

Tire Dressing: Megs Endurance (i think)

Wheel Cleaner: CG Sticky Gel Wheel Cleaner and CG Diablo Gel Rim & Wheel Cleaner

Wheel Sealant: PBW Wheel Sealant or Klasse AIO

Interior Protectant: 303 Aerospace or Optimum Protectant Plus

Leather Care: Connolly Hide Leather Care or Lexol

Quick Detailer: CG Speedwipe, PBW Spray & Wipe, ONR Quick Detailer mix (I keep a 4oz spray bottle of this in the car)

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Yup..Stoners. I've tied a few other of the safe for tint cleaners, and none of them are as good.
Started using the SIG after yours and other recommendations and I like it so far. Have you guys taken a stab at using the Glass Science products? A friend of mine works at O'Reilly's and they carry the Glass Science products along with the typical Rain-X. Wanted to see other's opinions on them before I spend the money on all three (Glass Scrub, Rain Clear, and Fog Clear) products.

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I just used Leatherique on my interior this past weekend and has tremendous results! Loved every second of it and the process was rather quick and easy (besides the 24 hour waiting period). You can check out the pics and a full review here:

http://panoramic-3d.ru/forums/care-de...atherique.html
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Suprised to see no one has mentioned Adams. I will never use anything else. Small company, but great stuff!

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adams butter is pretty good.
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Got a 07 G35 and want to detail the car next week, searched some thread about what products to use, here is what i will be buying (thanks to this thread)

Car wash –Poorboys Super Slick & Suds or Meguiar's G7164 Gold Class
Clay bar – Clay Magic or Mother’s
Polish – TBD
Glaze - Meguiar's M-0716 Mirror Glaze #7
Sealant – Jetseal 109
Wax – Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0
Wheel sealant – Jeatseal 109 or wheel wax
Interior protectant – Aerospace 303 protectant
Quick detailer – Meguiar's G14422 Ultimate Quick Detailer


I have some questions:

1) wax then sealant or sealant then wax? I think wax then sealant right?
2) never tried clay bar - is it difficult?
3) compound is same as clay bar?
4) for polish - can I just use soft pads with liquid polish (such as Meguiar's M20532 Ultra Finishing Polish or Pinnacle XMT) or I need to use machine buffer (which I am afraid to try on this car)
5) liquid wax or paste wax?

Sorry for some dumb questions, just never really into detailing...
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I have some questions:

1) wax then sealant or sealant then wax? I think wax then sealant right?
2) never tried clay bar - is it difficult?
3) compound is same as clay bar?
4) for polish - can I just use soft pads with liquid polish (such as Meguiar's M20532 Ultra Finishing Polish or Pinnacle XMT) or I need to use machine buffer (which I am afraid to try on this car)
5) liquid wax or paste wax?

Sorry for some dumb questions, just never really into detailing...

1) Sealant first, then wax about 24 hours later (to give the sealant time to "cure").

2) Claying is easy. There are how-to videos all over YouTube. Here's one from Meguiar's, for example:

3) Compounding is not the same as claying. Clay bars are used to remove residual surface contamination (such as tar, sap, some paint overspray, etc.) after a wash.

Compounding is what you do to remove imperfections in the paint (such as scratches, swirls, holograms, etc.). The word "compounding" is basically synonymous with the word "polishing." You use compounds/polishes (which contain varying degrees of micro-abrasives) to level out and remove extremely thin layers of your clear coat/paint...which, if done correctly, will leave you with a blemish free, mirror like finish.

Note, compounds are generally thought of as more abrasive than polishes.

4) You can definitely polish by hand; though, I wouldn't recommend it. If you decide to polish by hand, make sure you get a handful of quality microfiber or foam applicators. Personally, I mainly use my Porter Cable 7424XP random orbital buffer (in combination with the appropriate pad and compound/polish for the job). Sometimes, I'll use my Makita 9227C-X3 rotary buffer (again, in combination with the appropriate pad and compound/polish for the job).

5) There's not exactly a right or wrong answer here. Not all waxes are created equal, but it kind of comes down to your preference. I prefer carnuba wax pastes.

Be sure to read up on this stuff (and more)...it'll do you a lot of good. Detailed Image has a bunch of great articles that will help you out:
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Car Soap: CG Citrus Wash+Gloss

Claybar: ClayMagic

Polish (light cutting):

Polish (medium cutting):

Polish (heavy cutting):

Glaze:

Sealant:

Wax:

Tire Dressing:

Interior Protectant:

Quick Detailer:
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What is your favorite product for...

Car Soap: Optimum Car Wash for regular maintenance washes or Chemical Guys Citrus if I need to remove any wax or sealant. Optimum No Rinse for winter washes - this stuff is amazing.

Claybar: Any

Polish (light cutting): Menzerna PO85RD

Polish (medium cutting): Meguiars M205

Polish (heavy cutting): Meguiars M105

Sealant: Blackfire Wet Diamond

Wax: Blackfire Midnight Sun

Interior Protectant: Optimum Opti-Clean diluted to ratio

Leather Care: Optimum Protectant Plus, Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil and Prestine Clean

Quick Detailer: Optimum No Rinse at QD ratio
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The GTA In Detail "Car Care F.A.Q":

How GTA In Detail does it!
Information about your clearcoat.
How to properly wash your car.
Using a claybar.
Yearly & Winter Maintenance.
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Hopefully not a silly question from a rookie but does anyone use a pressure washer?
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After filling this out, I think I'm going to need to start asking Meguiar's for some royalties....

[QUOTE=Garnet Canuck;3166853]Just gathering some information from you fellow detailers (both professional and amateur) and am looking to find out what your favorite product is for the following:

Car Soap: Meguiar's Deep Crystal

Claybar: Megs Professional (Mild or Aggressive, depending..)

Polish (light cutting): Megs #205 (or Ultimate Polish)

Polish (medium cutting): Megs Swirl-X

Polish (heavy cutting): Megs #105 (or Ultimate Compound)

Glaze: Megs #7 Show Car Glaze

Sealant: Megs NXT Gen Tech Wax 2.0

Wax: Megs #26 Hi Tech Yellow Wax (or Deep Crystal)

Tire Dressing: Megs Gold Class (shiny) or No-Touch (flat)

Wheel Sealant: whichever wax I'm using

Interior Protectant: rarely use them, just clean (don't like the shine

Leather Care: Blue Magic (2 bottle set, cleaner/conditioner)

Quick Detailer: Megs Last Touch (use for clay lube too)




**Where possible, I listed the consumer-grade product that was similar or equivalent to the pro-grade that I chose as my favorite- the biggest difference, for those who don't follow this topic, is that the Professional line, or Mirror Glaze line, are all designed/approved for rotary and are body-shop safe. Either set works by DA or by hand..

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