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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; Originally Posted by 4get gto Before applying a coat of wax wipe the car down with a detailing spray before ...

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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....

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    Clean your rims and tires before you work on the body. That way you don't have to wash the body twice...
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    I have some lazy never have time tips for people who hate to wash, wax and still want the car to look like hours were spent on it.

    1)Clean the wheels with dawn and a rag, wash it off.
    2)Go to the auto no touch car wash and get the premium wash. The reason for the premium wash is less spots and it cleans under the car too.
    3)Once dry, Apply a coat of turtle wax ice on the entire car(minus front window). Direct sun is best for the turtle wax ice(I would never do this with any other wax or polish). should take 1/2 hour at most.
    4)If you have any chrome on the car use cleaner on it and your done.

    This sounds stupid, auto wash and turtle wax ice, but the results are incredible and looks like a whole day was spent on the outside. I did this all summer and a wash once a month, ice detailer touch up once a week and I used the ICE main stuff, once a month. If Done once a month, covers up scratches, keeps car cleaner longer, is cheap and leaves and great glossy shine. Can be used under the hood also and on any black plastic parts makes them look new(wipers, seals etc).
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    Spruce up those gray looking wheel wells with some of that old detailing spray that you don't use anymore.......After washing spray it on and makes it look good for a while....Or alittle semi / flat black spray paints works too.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I think I am getting the PorterCable out on the Trans Am tomorrow.

    Supposed to be real nice here tomorrow and Thursday. I got 2 coats on Zaino on the past 2 days, might get another one on Thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Spruce up those gray looking wheel wells with some of that old detailing spray that you don't use anymore.......After washing spray it on and makes it look good for a while....Or alittle semi / flat black spray paints works too.....
    I spraypainted mine gloss black and they get gray and nasty anyway. This does help for carshows tho.

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    When cleaning your wheels/tires spray the wheel with window cleaner,then spray your "tire shine" onto your tire, finally wipe your wheel of with a dry cloth.

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    AWESOME thread guys! too bad its snow season here

    I also use the detailing spray before a coat of wax method!

    keep the tips coming!

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    has anyone ever used 3m Adhesive remover on bird poo spots where the paint has been damaged from leaving the poo on too long? just a little trick i heard awhile back but never tryed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85mcss View Post
    has anyone ever used 3m Adhesive remover on bird poo spots where the paint has been damaged from leaving the poo on too long? just a little trick i heard awhile back but never tryed...
    I have that stuff Brandon and everything so far that I have used it on, it works great! That stuff is fantastic. It wouldn't suprise me one bit if it removed bird poo spots.

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    What detailing spray do you guys use? Meguirers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    What detailing spray do you guys use? Meguirers?
    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Zaino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    What detailing spray do you guys use? Meguirers?
    yes and no offense but it's Meguiars

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSilverSurfer View Post
    yes and no offense but it's Meguiars

    I don't know if there is a really bad product made today....
    Everybody is looking for that magical wax that jumps on your car , does the polishing , wipes itself off, shines like hell and last two years........Just so you can go out next week and do it over again cause you got bored sitting around the house.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSilverSurfer View Post
    yes and no offense but it's Meguiars
    Trust me, I'm not here to win any spelling beas

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    Got to be more.....???

    Tips.....

    We came to a stand still......

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    Never use Sealant over wax. Sealant always goes on first.

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    1.) Always use clean rags and mitts, dirty rags and mitts can scratch and cause swirl marks in your clear coat.

    2.) Never let bird shit sit on your paint, it will eat your paint.

    3.) Always wash, polish and wax your car in a well shaded area.

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