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What detailing tricks can you offer to everyone else?

This is a discussion on What detailing tricks can you offer to everyone else? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Just like the title says, lets start posting up some of the tricks/techniques we all use when we are detailing...

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    What detailing tricks can you offer to everyone else?

    Just like the title says, lets start posting up some of the tricks/techniques we all use when we are detailing
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    Don't roll down the window after you wash/dry your car.

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    I use a soft paint brush to sweep dust out of tight spots under the hood...

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    When using the clay bar dont use the spray it comes with. Use a fresh clean bucket of car soap. It works much better than the spray and can cover a bigger area.

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    Meguiars clear coat scrub is basicly a liquid claybar.

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    Good stuff so far guys, keep the tips coming

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    A microfiber sponge works great too.

    To clean your tips and rims try the magic eraser. the auto mr clean works good and also the clay bar too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Man View Post
    I use a soft paint brush to sweep dust out of tight spots under the hood...
    I use a soft brush to get the water out from the taillights and rear fascia too. Or I use a vaccuum to suck the water out of the same spot, don't have water dripping down the bumper that way.

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    I use an open ended water hose to rinse, rather than a spray nozzle. The water seems to bead up right away and easier to dry.

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    Use DAWN Dishwashing soap to claybar.
    Always clean and detail out of direct sunlight.
    Use Newspapers to clean windows.
    Johnsons Baby Oil (NOT LOTION) on vinyl (dashboards and stuff)...beats the hell out of any car products vinyl cleaner I have ever used....
    When detailing your engine I always vacum it first. I know I know....you'll be amazed how much dirt and crap it gets....then you dont have to rub all that stuff around tyrying to get it out when it is wet.
    Olive Oil on a cotton ball will take the white wax residue right off black plastic trim.....instantly...
    Regular old toilet brush is the best wheel cleaner ever made.....

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    Before applying a coat of wax wipe the car down with a detailing spray before you apply it, it will help make the surface just a bit slicker and help spreading the polish or wax even easier....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Before applying a coat of wax wipe the car down with a detailing spray before you apply it, it will help make the surface just a bit slicker and help spreading the polish or wax even easier....
    I do this.
    Although I spray the applicator pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I do this.
    Although I spray the applicator pad.
    I do that as well.........

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    Something that helps with rinsing your car after washing is to remove any nozzle you may have on the hose, and let the sheeting action of the water run off the car for a cleaner finish. Do this after your car is all rinsed off, and you will be surprised at how much it helps.

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