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    Soap and Wax?

    I just read the Zaino tips and tricks.

    Since I have had my car I've used my Mr. Clean Powerclean to wash my car. And I've dried with Microfiber cloth, never waxed.

    What is the best soap that I can use with the Powerclean, and what is a good affordable wax I can use? This will be the first time I wax my car, and any tips would be great.

    Also, for shiny tires, I have always used Black Magic, however I heard someone talking about mixing their own shine, anyone familiar with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    I just read the Zaino tips and tricks.

    Since I have had my car I've used my Mr. Clean Powerclean to wash my car. And I've dried with Microfiber cloth, never waxed.

    What is the best soap that I can use with the Powerclean, and what is a good affordable wax I can use? This will be the first time I wax my car, and any tips would be great.

    Also, for shiny tires, I have always used Black Magic, however I heard someone talking about mixing their own shine, anyone familiar with this?
    I use mothers cleaner wax along with meguires polish. On the tires i use the Armoral tire shine. If you buy the mothers Clay Bar kit you get 2 waxes and a clay bar and something else if im not mistaken. Ive been using a absorber and a blower to dry the car. I use the leaf blower till i have most of the water off the car then i get all the extra water in the hard to get places with the absorber. I use armorall protectant for the inside of the car and megires for the leather seats. They make something thats almost like hand lotion. I also use armorall car was in a bucket with a grit guard and a really nappy washing sponge. Something with alot nappy will pick up alot more dirt then something with no nap at all.

    Its best to apply the wax with a applicator which you can buy at any store. Put it on wait till it glazes a bit and when you can wipe it off with a finger and leave nothing behind it means its time to wipe it off. I use the cleaner then the polish then the cleaner again usually by the time im done i cant sit the bottle anywhere on the car or it slides off. I wax every 3 weeks or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    I use mothers cleaner wax along with meguires polish. On the tires i use the Armoral tire shine. If you buy the mothers Clay Bar kit you get 2 waxes and a clay bar and something else if im not mistaken. Ive been using a absorber and a blower to dry the car. I use the leaf blower till i have most of the water off the car then i get all the extra water in the hard to get places with the absorber. I use armorall protectant for the inside of the car and megires for the leather seats. They make something thats almost like hand lotion. I also use armorall car was in a bucket with a grit guard and a really nappy washing sponge. Something with alot nappy will pick up alot more dirt then something with no nap at all.
    Thanks man, that helps a lot.

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    NP its easy stuff just dont go with a hand held waxxer till you have waxed the car alot by hand. I still prefer to do it by hand most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    NP its easy stuff just dont go with a hand held waxxer till you have waxed the car alot by hand. I still prefer to do it by hand most of the time.
    Yeah taking a motorized hand tool to the surface of my car gives me the willies.

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    Well since this is your first time, I would definetly recommend using a clay bar first. After you wash the car. You want to make sure you get all the grime off before you wax your car.

    My recommendation for your next step would be meguiars 3 step deep crystal system. It works great on darker vehicles. It's a little more expensive than the mothers that 95camaroZNC recommended, but you will be extremely happy with the results.

    (yes there are more expensive products out there that give awesome results too, and I'm sure others will recommend them, but this is great for the price)

    See my results with it here:
    Used Meguiars and wow!!!

    If you do use this system, make sure you have plenty of time to do all three steps. Steps one and two don't protect the vehicle, you must do step 3.

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    Well I ended up getting some Meguiar's Gold wax. I put on a coat early today, and I just put on the second coat. It's looking pretty sick.








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    [QUOTE=95camaroZNC;1873832 I still prefer to do it by hand most of the time.[/QUOTE]

    And that might be alittle more information than he asked for............


    Just busting on ya.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    And that might be alittle more information than he asked for............


    Just busting on ya.........
    lol i figured, i forget to be more DESCRIPTIVE with you smart asses.

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    I went with Meguiar's Gold. I put two layers of wax on. It is shiny as hell.







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    [QUOTE=95camaroZNC;1873832 I still prefer to do it by hand most of the time.[/QUOTE]


    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    And that might be alittle more information than he asked for............


    Just busting on ya.........
    OK, I've read this like five times, and each time I think you're saying "Just busting a nut on ya". And I think, Dude that's gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    OK, I've read this like five times, and each time I think you're saying "Just busting a nut on ya". And I think, Dude that's gross.
    Yeah, that's what I saw the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Yeah, that's what I saw the first time.
    Hows the rain doing on it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Hows the rain doing on it lol
    Hahaha. Actually pretty well. It's beading off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Hahaha. Actually pretty well. It's beading off.
    Drying up pretty well here. Probably go hose it off and do something creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    OK, I've read this like five times, and each time I think you're saying "Just busting a nut on ya". And I think, Dude that's gross.
    Alright ..........Talk about being " DESCRIPTIVE ".......


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Alright ..........Talk about being " DESCRIPTIVE ".......

    you did it to yourself sir

    You did a great job the car looks really nice, wasnt all that hard was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    you did it to yourself sir

    You did a great job the car looks really nice, wasnt all that hard was it?
    "wasn't all that HARD was it?" thats personal info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    And that might be alittle more information than he asked for............


    Just busting on ya.........


    Thats classic right there! hahahhaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    you did it to yourself sir

    You did a great job the car looks really nice, wasnt all that hard was it?
    Yeah it wasn't what I expected at all. Haha, I even called the Meguiar's help line to make sure I was doing it right. But it was easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    "wasn't all that HARD was it?" thats personal info.
    Haha. Real hard.

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