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Auto Body, Paint
Jan 29, 2000 (2:54 am)
I can't imagine anything that is water soluble having any real protection at all. It may add a littel shine, but it will surely wash away when it gets wet next time.
But hey - no one who cares enough to study these forums would go to a car wash, would they?
Jan 29, 2000 (4:12 pm)
An easy way to test your vehicle without buying clay...
Take a piece of Saran wrap (or other plastic wrap for foods) and lay it flat on your truck's painted surface. Then slide your fingertips over it. You should feel the impressions of stuff that clay will remove.
ClayMagic supplies a plastic glove to do this. I have shown this to many folks as I have described claying and each is amazed at the difference once I have clayed a spot on their or my vehicle. Almost all he vehicles were brand new and each benefited from claying.
My two cents...
#504 of 510 Thanks everyone
Feb 01, 2000 (2:40 am)
I just want to drop quick thanks for all the advices. I got my Lexus back from detailer yesterday and it is stunning. I am considered doing the job myself this spring ( although I am not sure I can do as good of a job or willing to invest 4 hours detailing my car ). I am leaving for three weeks vacation tomorrow morning. I will check back with everyone soon as I return, perhaps I can pick up a few tips on detailing. Thank again.
Feb 01, 2000 (4:28 am)
Thanks for being big enough to say thanks. I would have like to have seen your face when you saw your (now)beautiful car! I am sure that you will now keep it and future cars that way, yes?
Again, it is really EASY to keep your car looking great if you just do a little all the time!
#506 of 510 Durashine
Feb 10, 2000 (3:43 pm)
What do you think about Durashine? I've used it on
my older 1990 cars because its super fast to use.
Car doesn't need to be totally dry when you start.
Can be applied to the entire car and then just hosed off. Takes 30-40 minutes total. Results seem ok but the shine isn't quite up to that of a
regular wax. But waxing takes me much longer so I tend to avoid it having better things to do.
I'm getting a 2000 Odyssey in a few months and
wondering what the best way to go is in term of
appearence, protection, longevity and time needed
per application of all products involved.
#507 of 510 Brand name Car Care products on Internet
Feb 10, 2000 (4:55 pm)
Can anyone recommend a few reputable internet sites that sell the car care products in discounted price? I am a big fan on e-commerce as I just purchased my car on the internet as well.
I would appreciate your comments.
Feb 10, 2000 (6:11 pm)
You may be able to beat their prices on some products at local stores and some products are available that are not locally. Watch your shipping costs! Also some of the "makers" have on-line sites too. Have yet to find any that are really discounted.
#509 of 510 Window Cleaning
Feb 11, 2000 (5:35 am)
Years ago there was a great article in Car & Driver by a detailer. The focus was on easy ways us non-detailers could get a great finish on our cars. One thing he recommended that I modified slightly works the best for windows. I believe his method was the old standby of water and newspapers. This is too messy. My method is to 1) wash the car and windows first. 2) Get a cotton towel that is slightly damp. 3) Rub Rub Rub!!! the glass in a circular motion with a balled up section of towel. Watch carefully the reflections on the glass. As you rub you will see the normal surface "ghosts" (water spots etc) that are always there gradually disappear. It is a little tiring, but the glass absolutely gleams!
Try not to rub window gaskets and seals while you are cleaning the glass. Never do this on a dirty window. Never do this on tinted windows inside. Always pre-clean in some fashion. You won't believe how good even old windows look.
Feb 12, 2000 (6:09 pm)
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