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What detailing tricks can you offer to everyone else?

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    Ditch your shammy, or absorber. Switch to Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels to dry your car with instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Ditch your shammy, or absorber. Switch to Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels to dry your car with instead
    Where are you purchasing them at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Where are you purchasing them at?
    Checker's should have them. That's where I bought mine. It's from Meguiars. Check for Meguiar's products where you buy your detailing stuff.

    After doing some research, and actually doing a test, I was able to verify that the shammy can trap debris under it and rub it across your paint as you dry your car. The Waffle Weave towels, not only abosorb more and better, but the debris get pushed into the fabric lessening the chances of being dragged onto your paint. I just thought I'd pass this along to those who wanted to know what the difference was.

    I still use my shammy to dry the trunk area, and other parts where swirls, and scratches are not relevant, or showing
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    I was unable to find that waffle towel at Checker Goose.
    Checked last weekend.

    I need to find one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I was unable to find that waffle towel at Checker Goose.
    Checked last weekend.

    I need to find one though.
    I'll see if I can get you one. i just can't remember which Checkers Autoparts I got it from.

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    This is where I get most of my detailing stuff from. They got the best prices, and great people to deal with.
    Here's the waffle weave towel, or Water Magnet as it's also called http://www.autogeek.net/x2000.html

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    I use a PVA AQUADRY drying towel.....works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Ditch your shammy, or absorber. Switch to Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels to dry your car with instead
    I was looking at one at autozone the other day. I may give it a try.

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    I use the large blue Microfiber 's that you get at Walmart. Work very well for me.....At $7 apiece they're tough to beat........No marring or scratching at all...........

    Let the flaming begin............................................
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    for a quick clean on our polished rims with clear, and exhaust tips, use aerosoul glass cleaner. for a quickie job it works great.

    an even better and more fun way to get water out of tail lights and mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    I use the large blue Microfiber 's that you get at Walmart. Work very well for me.....At $7 apiece they're tough to beat........No marring or scratching at all...........

    Let the flaming begin............................................
    i also use those quite often... i keep a few of those in the car for the times i gotta hit a quick rinse off/clean-up at the car wash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    I use the large blue Microfiber 's that you get at Walmart. Work very well for me.....At $7 apiece they're tough to beat........No marring or scratching at all...........

    Let the flaming begin............................................
    I think those work just as good

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    Sarge,
    I used the olive oil trick. Thanks very much, I've had wax on the black plastic trim for almost a year. I've tried just about everything to get it off. Good post!

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    Can't believe nobody has mentioned this, but I do a once-every-six-month Dawn wash, followed by a clay bar, then I rewash the car with Pantene 2-in-1 for dry hair with a capful of extra virgin olive oil. The shine is unbelievable and your car smells great too.


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    Claybaring is important as it is part of proper prep for any type of wax/polish. If proper prep is not done, you won't get the best results from your waxing. I use Zaino so I follow the process as it dictates and I've always gotten pretty good results.




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    As for drying and removing polish, I only use DF Towels.

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