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  1. genynnc

    going to start detailing my own car

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bowlofturtle</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> This ideally was what i was looking for. Most of the info stated was supported by all the other postings i've read. I also found that HF backing has a lot of flex and isn't...
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    going to start detailing my own car

    You seem satisfied with a wash/ clay/ wax... so, going off of this I will give you one idea for the best path forward... HF D/A- perfectly fine with what you are going to do... no need for the Griots unless you get it for around $100. Backing plate is can be viewed as a problem but mostly...
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    Meg's Ultimate vs Collinite 845/476s?

    Meguiar's Ultimate Wax (Liquid or Paste) will last every bit as long as 845 and look better doing it. That is on a properly prepared paint surface. 476 will last longer than either Meg's Ultimate or 845.
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    Painted my car, any advice on cut and buff?

    As has already been said, you want to deal with the texture and orange peel issues sooner rather than later because, over time, the paint becomes harder and cures. How many coats of clear did you use? 3- 4 coats would give you a good margin if beginning with 800 or 1,000 grit, anything...
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    Detailed - 2015 Toyota Avalon w/CQuartz TiO2

    Zeuss- 2 coats are not required but recommended for overall product build and protection... one coat could suffice but it probably wouldn't live up to the 24 months as is typical with 2 coats.
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    Bicycles Rights On The Roadway.....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: qwerty1234</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> For those who want to "regulate" bicycles, how the heck would you enforce it?? </div></div> Easy. Every driving age adult who wishes to ‘commute’ with a bicycle must...
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    Best "quick wax"?

    Stick with Meg's UWQ... if anything buy it in a gallon (D156.) I use it professionally and nothing on the market is going to be as user friendly, look great, and protect as well. It's not a leader in any of the aforementioned categories, professionally, but it excels at all of them versus OTC...
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    Meguiar's Ultimate Wax - Report

    In my area, we have experienced 18" of rain over the past 45 days... 3 days of rain is nothing. Meg's ULW has been on my wife's car since November. Still going strong. I used D156 once.. wash with Meg's Hyper Wash. Again, something is wrong in the process if you are only getting 60 days out...
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    Meguiar's Ultimate Wax - Report

    I will echo Nuke. Properly prepped, Meg's UW or ULW should last a solid 4 months with just washing with a proper car soap. Using D156 or Ultimate Wash n Wax soap, this sealant should make 5+ months easily. Meg's Ultimate Wax, in either paste or liquid, is the best OTC sealant on the market...
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    Which "All in One" applied by PC?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: The Critic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">HD Speed is phenomenal. But like most AIOs, durability is not is strong suit. </div></div> Truth spoken. HD Speed... even vs. D151... no contest. The new formulation cuts...
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    Mothers Synthetic Wax

    Mother's Synthetic Wax is a cleaner wax (however the protection part is actually synthetic- a sealant.) It has conditioner's (oils/ carrier solvents) and very, very, very mild abrasive package along with chemical cleaners. So, it will very well "hide" defects rather than remove them (not...
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    Orbital buffer/polisher recommendation

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: deanm11</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Snoman002</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I will say it again, the the HF DA. It's cheap and you can...
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    What's the longest lasting sealant?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 007</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SonicMustang</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <img...
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    What are your favorite detailing products?

    Shampoo- CarPro Reset/ Meg's Hyper Wash (Reset is an awesome shampoo... just not cost effective for non-coating type details) Decon/Clay- CG clay, all grades (Not a huge fan of Nanoskin type products...although I do use them). Body Solvent- Tar removal/ Tree Sap removal (I like...
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    DG AquaWax or Meg's Ult. Quick Wax -Durability?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 3800Series</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I use meguiars ultimate wax (paste) and the qiuk wax spray. I like them altho I thing $10 for a spray wax is a waste. Wiped my car down with it twice and its over half empty...
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    C.A.R. Products Bullet Proof Paint Coating - Pics

    Critic, Great test! I saw your post over at AG as well. Will be tuning into to this to see your future thoughts/ observations. Sounds like the Bulletproof applications is along the lines of other 'spray' coatings? And you only used 1oz. so... you could get quite a few coatings out of one...
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    Your wax/sealant lasted how many months?!?!

    I tend to subjectively evaluate how the wax/sealant is performing on the vehicle, holistically. That is: During a final rinse, after washing, I will note the beading/sheeting on the horizontal and vertical surfaces... if I see a marked difference in performance... I know it's time to reapply...
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    What can you tell me about this paint damage? PICS

    Some may be rock chips... but the majority of those defects are the beginning of "crow's feet" or clear coat failure. Nothing will remove/ repair that/them. Look at the last picture... they are really heavy there, in a circular blob to the 7 o'clock... joined together. Black base colors need...
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    Perfect Candidate for an AIO

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Vikas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If I could get TheCritic's service at the price he is offering in my area, I would never ever pick up another detailing product or tool in my life. And I bet you guys, I would...
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    Perfect Candidate for an AIO

    Critic, You <span style="font-style: italic">should</span> be able to make a $150 price point on an AIO, exterior only service... I would make it a $199 on a 4-door, mid-size sedan. However, I don't know your market... and your market could be saturated with detailers since you are in CA. It...
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