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I just bought Meguiar tire cleaner I believe. hopefully that works in giving my tire treads a clean look then I will buff the sidewell.
I've never heard of a tire cleaner before, you bought a wheel cleaner. They're meant to be sprayed on your wheels not your tires to clean off brake dust and dirt. All the name brand products will be alloy and clearcoat safe so I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
 

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I've never heard of a tire cleaner before, you bought a wheel cleaner. They're meant to be sprayed on your wheels not your tires to clean off brake dust and dirt. All the name brand products will be alloy and clearcoat safe so I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
Yeah, says Tire and wheel cleaner. guess to break down the dirt build-up in the treads and hose down with water?
 

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not sure if this is the right place to ask but
what is the best product to use to wax&polish carbon fiber pars.?
 

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My method thus far:

Use "fire hose" attachment on my regular garden hose. I'll refill/replenish my car wash bucket as needed depending on how filthy car is
-Bring her out to driveway to rinse lightly
-Move back in garage to keep out of direct sunlight
-Begin wash, using light pressure with a cotton terry or microfiber cloth
-Bring her back in and use turtle wax wash using a microfiber cloth/cotton terry cloth. Get plenty of suds on said rag and start from the roof, working down panel by panel rinsing after each section is complete, washing every component of the cars.
-I skip scrubbing my plastic pieces on doors as I do not want to marr them.
-Very lightly clean your window visors, they marr very easily
-Alloys/Tires: I'll use a brake dust breaker, probably Griots brand from Pepboys, rinse them off then lightly wash with sudsy car wash.
-I do not use tire shine, I just scrub the tire sidewall well with sudsy soap on a rag
-Rinse, rinse, rinse
Time to dry
-I use 3 large microfiber drying cloths, use first cloth to completely remove all big water spots on car, wringing out towel in process, then toss it in the dryer
-Use remaining dry, clean microfiber cloths to dry your car to a shine
-Wax if needed (I use turtle wax)
-Touch up paint
-Admire your work
-Pics

Yes, wax your headlights/taillights. No dont wax your glass or any plastic. I don't wax my hyperblack foglight housings idk why not I just dont. Should I?
 

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Where can I get a good foaming soap gun meant for washing cars? And what brand of gun would be a good investment?
Unless you can wash in the shade and when its cool the foam guns offer no benefit at all .. And the soap will dry on the car leaving residue . Tried it .. waste of time and money.
 

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I didn't see it mentioned already but if it has I apologize for the repeat information. If anyone is looking for a good washing method look up the "Gary Dean" method on youtube. It's this professional car detailer who has a strict way and based off what people are doing with 2 bucket method it might save on time. Just another option for people to consider when maintaining their vehicle.
 

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I just bought Meguiar tire cleaner I believe. hopefully that works in giving my tire treads a clean look then I will buff the sidewell.
You clean the treads?
 

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Just a heads up guys I recently clay barred my car and had some gunk stuck on to the paint that just wouldn't clay bar off so took some Goo Gone sprayed it onto a microfiber cloth and was able to get it all off.
 

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I have used goo gone a couple times to remove dealer sticker adhesive residue with no issues. I always followed that up by wiping the area with IPA solution to remove the oily-ness left on the paint then a wash.
 
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