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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 Phantompooper Can't believe nobody has mentioned this, but I do a once-every-six-month Dawn wash, followed by a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantompooper View Post
    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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    clay bar ???

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    A clay bar takes out the imbeded dirt built up after time. Mothers and megiuars makes a good clay bar. When using it slide it oneway over the car. There is a spray that comes with it. (But use clean car soap) Put as much soap on the car and then Rince and done. You will be like Wow

    But you have to wax after using the bar. Use a cleaner wax,seal&glaze then a carnauba wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001somws6 View Post
    A clay bar takes out the imbeded dirt built up after time. Mothers and megiuars makes a good clay bar. When using it slide it oneway over the car. There is a spray that comes with it. (But use clean car soap) Put as much soap on the car and then Rince and done. You will be like Wow

    But you have to wax after using the bar. Use a cleaner wax,seal&glaze then a carnauba wax.
    ok , do they sale the clay bars in parts stores or have to order online ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    ok , do they sale the clay bars in parts stores or have to order online ??
    Either or. You can pick up a clay bar kit from your local parts store. Meguiars or Mothers can be picked up locally
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Either or. You can pick up a clay bar kit from your local parts store. Meguiars or Mothers can be picked up locally
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    I use Mothers wheel polish and Meguiars wax/quick detailer......I think I will try the clay bar. I love detailing my car...a guy at a car show said that Meguiars quick detailer has silicone in it and will cause problems if u ever re-paint your car. Any truth in that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    ok , do they sale the clay bars in parts stores or have to order online ??
    Sucks to say, that I have never used a clay bar before. Hell, i dont even know what it is, how to use it, how to remove it. I am an idiot when it comes to this claybar...

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


    Spray rim cleaner on first then clean it off with a magic eraser. It's the bomb diggity. All tar, dust, anything will come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    Sucks to say, that I have never used a clay bar before. Hell, i dont even know what it is, how to use it, how to remove it. I am an idiot when it comes to this claybar...
    Here's a link that you can read that tells you a little bit about what clay bars do.
    Also, when do you know your paint needs to be claybarred?
    The best time is after you have washed and/or waxed your car. Do this: get a plastic sandwich baggie, stick your hand in it as if it was a glove, run your hand across your paint slowly, and if you feel the surface a bit gritty or bumpy, then you'll need a clay bar to remove those contaminants. The claybar should leave the surface pretty smooth.
    Another tip, try to get a fine grade clay bar. Use a lot of lubricant. At first it will feel like it's dragging a bit. Don't put too much pressure when rubbing your paint, it can create some marring. Again, use a lot of lube, and work small sections at a time. Fold your clay once, and continue to use. When that side is dirty, don't turn it over the clean side, fold it again, that way you'll always have two clean sides, and makes it safer to your paint.
    If the clay is too hard, you can use warm water to soften it up, and knead it much easier to cup it into your fingers. Don't drop the clay while you're using its. Use just enough to do the job, that way if you drop it, you can grab another one, rather than ruining the whole bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    use a lot of lube
    Won't be a problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Won't be a problem for me.
    I'm not talking vaseline here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by conny9784 View Post
    To clean your tips and rims try the magic eraser. the auto mr clean works good and also the clay bar too.

    Spray rim cleaner on first then clean it off with a magic eraser. It's the bomb diggity. All tar, dust, anything will come off.[/QUOTE]


    I use the magic eraser to. I use it on my tips and on the rims. works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    a guy at a car show said that Meguiars quick detailer has silicone in it and will cause problems if u ever re-paint your car. Any truth in that ?
    Alot of detailing products might use some some kind of silicone or another. That how they produce such a high gloss.....

    Myth has it paint shops have problems repainting if you ever used silicone..And that kinda true but any competent paint shop that preps correctly "should'nt" have any trouble........
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Alot of detailing products might use some some kind of silicone or another. That how they produce such a high gloss.....

    Myth has it paint shops have problems repainting if you ever used silicone..And that kinda true but any competent paint shop that preps correctly "should'nt" have any trouble........
    Edit.....On my first sentence....

    Alot of detailing products might use some some kind of silicone or oils. These are the things that cause the problems if not cleaned off properly..

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    I agree, what you use on your car shouldn't be an issue for a bodyshop to repaint your car.

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    If they strip all products from the finish properly (which they should if they are any kind of body/detail shop), then there shouldn't be any problems.

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