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    Cleaning cars!!

    Alright!!, lets get it going!, lets see everybody's secrets on making our cars shine.
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    what i do i wash with meguiars ultimate wash and wax (2 bucket method)
    after all that ill dry the car
    once complety dry and clean i use meguiars ultimate quik wax.
    then im done! lol
    and say after my car wash few days later or a week or 2 its get dusty from garage parking ill use meguiars ultimate quik detailer.

    on my LAZY days ill go to those touch free car wash and ill just rinse the whole car down go home dry.. then quik wax lol
    thats my way so yeah dont judge people! aha
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    I have found the wax that gives me the greatest shine & durability is a British wax called Autoglym High Definition Wax. It is not cheap at $50 that includes the paste wax with 2 applicators and a microfibre cloth. It is available in Canada at Canadian Tire.
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    Hand wash and dry, then every so often back to black wax... talk about a real bitch. Has anyone ever used the back to black wax? You better have some time on your hands if you plan to do that.
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    So lets say im going to clean my car now,

    I have a hose, one bucket, a sponge, Rain-x foaming, a towels,

    Black car

    what else can I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soozzeeq View Post
    Hand wash and dry, then every so often back to black wax... talk about a real bitch. Has anyone ever used the back to black wax? You better have some time on your hands if you plan to do that.
    Are you talking about Mothers' Back-to-Black Trim Dressing? It says it's was for unpainted black plastic and trim pieces. I've used it on my old truck's fender flares and bumpers, and it sucked. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work much better at getting such pieces looking like new.

    As far as black waxes, I've used Turtle Wax's Black Box and it does a decent job of filling in little nicks and hairline scratches, making them much less visible. But yea, it's a royal PITA to work with
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    Run it through touchless car wash then drive home to vacuum interior and then a hand wash (+ conditioning of interior plastics and clean interior glass). If required, clay using Mother's clay bar. Touch-up any paint chips if required. Polish using Meguiar's products if there are surface scratches. Finish off with 2 coats of Meguiar Gold Class wax.

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    On days I feel like cheaping out, I hit the $5 soft cloth wash at the local gas station. On the fun sunny days when I have nothing to do but have a few Sam Adams and wash my car I use the Meguiar's wash with some super soft sponge and get the car super soapy. Then I rinse her off and shammy the car the best I can. The rest air dries while I finish my beers. Then the usual window clean with some stuff I got at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I forget the name but it works amazing. Tire dressings are tough. I have had no real luck with any of them. I've tried the gels, the foams and the sprays. If anyone can suggest something great, let me know and how you make it work so well. Vaccuuming comes last if at all. Lol. I have always like the Meguiar brand name. Never seems to let you down.
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    These are some good methods


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    Every week I remove all mats and thoroughly dust off all the dirt. I then leave them out in the sun for a while. Then vacuum the carpet and seats before dusting off the dash and any other surface. i use a damp cloth for any stubborn dirt marks (esp. at the areas where u shoes leave marks close to the door). I then Febreze the seats and carpet.

    Then I soap the car with Meguires Ultimate wash and wax then use another cloth to soap and clean the underbody (under the fender and mudguards) where the wheels are.
    after all that ill rinse and then dry the car with a shammy.
    Once it's dry I use meguiars ultimate quik wax.

    After all that I spray ArmorAll tire foam on the tires


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