Results 1 to 11 of 11

Order of detailing

This is a discussion on Order of detailing within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Is this the right order of doing things? 1) clay bar 2) polish 3) glaze 4) wax ???? I am ...

  1. #1
    I lika da Chevy's LETHALxLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,329

    BLACK
    Z/28 LS1

    Order of detailing

    Is this the right order of doing things?
    1) clay bar
    2) polish
    3) glaze
    4) wax

    ???? I am pretty sure it is but wanna make certain. Thanks

  2. #2
    ME!!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    PRATTVILLE ALABAMA
    Posts
    1,007

    LPM
    01 Z28

    i was wanting to know this also.

  3. #3
    M6 King Hot Black Trans-Am's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    5,085
    Blog Entries
    1

    09 EclipseGT 75 Chevy 4x4
    2001 Trans-Am 13 F-XT

    autogeek.net tells you lots of info.

    http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html

    That order sounds right to me, but I'd wash the car first and do paint sealant before the wax. That's what I'm doing right now.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Danger731's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Indy
    Posts
    6,712
    wash with palmolive to remove all the old wax first ?

  5. #5
    Consumer of kraut SiggyZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tulsa
    Posts
    4,773

    Light Pewter Metallic
    y2k 8-cylinder catfish

    Wash it good with a good dish cutting soap before you do anything else.

    2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 A4 - Light Pewter Metallic
    Direct Flo lid, SLP Loudmouth, Bassani Offroad Y-Pipe, BMR strut tower brace, BMR subframe connectors, shift points tune and !EGR

    2011 Kia Forte EX A6 Sportmatic - Titanium Silver Metallic

  6. #6
    COME AT ME BRO Soltakr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    O.C. California
    Posts
    1,474

    Black
    2002 Camaro SS (crashed)

    Siggy is right about the dish soap is good to start.
    Check this it has everything you need and want.http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-videos.aspx

  7. #7
    ME!!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    PRATTVILLE ALABAMA
    Posts
    1,007

    LPM
    01 Z28

    ^^^link is no good^^^

  8. #8
    ME!!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    PRATTVILLE ALABAMA
    Posts
    1,007

    LPM
    01 Z28

    also i heard dawn dish det. is the best to use.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    28
    Posts
    79

    Red
    94 Pont. Firebird Formula

    ive heard not to use dish soap because its not good for the clear coat... and to just use car soap and clay bar because the clay bay will remove the wax without doing any damage... and make sure to add a wash step in front of the clay bar to get all the major pieces of dirt and contaminants that are on the car off so the clay bar will have a longer lifespan

  10. #10
    Senior Member Z06-Goose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,276

    Avus Silver
    2007 Audi RS4

    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Is this the right order of doing things?
    1) clay bar
    2) polish
    3) glaze
    4) wax

    ???? I am pretty sure it is but wanna make certain. Thanks
    In a nutshell it is correct
    There are a few little steps in between, like doing a wipe down of IPA 50/50 after claybarring, and polish. When you polish by machine, you really don't have to use dish detergent to remove anything. The polish in itself will remove anything clean off the surface. You may only need to use dish detergent, if you're not polishing, and want to do a fresh coat of wax. Me personally not a fan of dish detergent to put on my car, or a customer's for that matter...

  11. #11
    I lika da Chevy's LETHALxLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,329

    BLACK
    Z/28 LS1

    Thanks man- yeah I am gonna polish it after clay bar so no dish liquid for me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Detailing your car
    By hooley17 in forum Showcar and Detailing
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-03-2013, 06:18 AM
  2. Question: Car Detailing..
    By smkn gts in forum Showcar and Detailing
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 03-03-2010, 10:10 PM
  3. Need help detailing
    By 440 rwhp trans am in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-24-2008, 11:31 AM
  4. detailing for $
    By craig02ta in forum Showcar and Detailing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-10-2007, 02:01 PM
  5. Detailing Your Car
    By transamprincess98 in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 05-01-2007, 01:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •