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07-06-2009, 04:18 AM #1
Ok so quick question..I want to detail my car and I want to know about somethings..What are the best products to use. Where can I find that clay that everyone talks about, I wana try it out and see how it works. And also what is the best way to apply wax on the car, circular or side to side. Ok thanks fellas...
07-06-2009, 06:19 AM #2Senior Member
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As a beginning detailing enthusiast you need correct information of techniques along with the right products, as for application of wax or sealants side to side is best as if you have some contaminates in your applicator correcting a straight scratch is easier than a circular one. To answer your question concerning clay, clay bars are designed to shear off contaminates collecting on the surface of your car which also includes the glass in addition to your painted surfaces.
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07-06-2009, 03:42 PM #3
Because you are asking about clay you are already off to a great start! Most people skip that step simply because they A) don't know about it or B) are concerned about causing damage or removing clear coat. We are here to both teach you about it and dispel that rumor!
We have two levels of clay bar - one is more aggressive for heavy correction - the other is more mild which works for a bigger segment of the population. You'll want to use a safe, non-staining product as a lubricant - our Gloss Enhancer detail spray works perfect for a clay bar session!
As far as applying wax I work side to side for the reasons Auto Conceirge listed above.
Feel free to post up any questions you have - we are here to help!
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07-07-2009, 01:51 PM #4
Great info guys! I have a couple questions as well.
What should I use to get that thick suds coat on the car to soak? I've always used a bucket with soap and a wash mitt. My car is suffering because of it i'm sure. I have a pressure washer already but the part that mixes in soap doesn't work. I was looking for something that can attach to a hose.
Also I tried using a clay bar on an older truck and it looked like it marred the paint quite a bit. Was that because I didn't use enough lubricant? Or is that what it is suppose to do and you buff that off?
When you get down to the paint correction piece...how do you know what product to use or what speed to run the polisher at? I am looking at purchasing the 7424 polisher but am unsure as to which pad and product I should use.
Thanks for any help guys. True novice here...but would really like to learn the correct ways.-Patrick