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HOPEFULLY THIS WILL END ALL WAX ,POLISH, WASH THREADS...

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by BWS550, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    THIS IS HOW I HAVE BEEN DOING MY TR FOR THE PAST 2 YRS OR SO

    1- START WITH A SIMPLY WASH..ZYMOL WASH OR EVEN DAWN..
    2- CLAY BAR IF NEEDED AS IF THE DAWN DOESNT GET ALL WAX (DOESNT HURT THE PAINT)
    3- ZYMOL HD TO BRING THE SHINE AND LUSTER OUT...

    4- HAND WAX ONLY USING EITHER ZYMOL ITAKIA OR CONCOURSE


    ITS NICE AND EASY WITH ZYMOL...LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS,,


    FOR A QUICK SHINE ... I USE EITHER MEQUIRERS (SP) #34
    OR ... GRIOTS SPEED SHINE
    OR ... PINNACLE SOVERIGN QUICK DETAIL


    GOOD LUCK,

    BRUCE
     
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  3. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Gosh Bruce, you just eliminated .47.5% of all site activity!

    Whataya trying to do, starve Rob and the wife???? LOL!

    I hear ya, brother. I cleaned the gf's garage, and her ex took all the tools when he left, but I found five years's supply of Meguire's.

    I thanked him this AM, as he picked up her kid for school.
     
  4. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    Damn you Bruce, as much as I hate all the senseless polls on FerrariChat,
    The One pole I wanted to conduct, shot down in flames!


    THANK YOU!


    Now about floor-mats... ;)
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The only thing I don't understand..... he drives a rusted Ford F150 missing a tailgate.

    What was he using the wax ON??????!! Oh well.
     
  6. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    HEY DAVE


    YOU ALSO FORGOT ABOUT J SCOTT LEONARDS "FISH-LIKE" LICENSE FRAMES :)
     
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  8. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
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    Bruce:

    Never use Dawn or any other related product (Joy, etc). Dishwasher soaps will strip the wax right off your car. Use a product like Zymol's Clear Auto Bath instead. The PH is neutral and it will not remove the wax on your car.
    You are better using a buck of water than Dawn or Joy. In fact, the manual to the Rolls specifically states that only plain water is to be used when washing the car.

    Ken
     
  9. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Bruce -

    I'm with you !

    (1) Dawn wash
    (2) Griots clay bar with misted water for a lubricant (not speed shine)
    (3) Griots soap rewash
    (4) Zymol and/or Griot's Best in Show and/or Meguires Deep Crystal (don't laugh... it works for me)

    Speed Shine is terrific in metallic finishes and lighter colors -- but I'm still struggling to find it's utility with Rosso Nero. Seems very hard to control the streaking.

    The best thing about Zymol is the smell. It reminds me of spring break in Florida.

    For the tires? A light coat of Meguires Endurance (smells like grape juice) is an outstanding choice for long-lasting non-ghetto shine.

    For the glass? That's an art, not a science. The product doesn't matter nearly as much as the application. Foams seem to work quite well, but at the end of the day, newspaper still rules.

    -Daniel
     
  10. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Ken - that's exactly the result we're seeking. Strip the wax with Dawn, then clay to really remove all embedded contaminents. Then polish, wax, and cruise away!

    -Daniel
     
  11. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    I AGREE WITH DAN, BUT STILL LOVE YA KEN


    DAN...I SMELLED SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHEN TALKING ABOUT "SPRING BREAK IN MY HAYDAYS :) IN FLORIDA..........
     
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  13. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    After the car is prepared properly -- wax removed, washed, polish, wax -- what do you do after a day of spirited driving and you get, for example, water and dirt/dust on the car? Wash with water using ? Any information very much appreciated.
     
  14. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

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    Zymol is great wax.
     
  15. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Funny you should ask... my Sunday afternoon (after ripping through about 90 miles of hard driving) went like this:

    1. bucket of Griot's car wash -- nice & bubbly!
    2. Lambswool mitt the car. Good soap will leave the wax untouched.
    3. Use whatever soap is left in the bucket and a dedicated wheel brush (I love the Griots foam brushes http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?SKUupsell=15220) to clean the wheels.
    4. Chamois dry as much as possible; microfiber the little bits that remain.

    No wax, polish or anything more is necessary. Cover her up put her away, and start planning your next romp through the countryside.
     
  16. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    Thank you Daniel!
     
  17. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    OK, one more thing, and I apologize for these basic questions. Do you rinse the car first before applying the bucket of water with the Giriots soap? And, secondly, don't you rinse the wash mit every time you apply it to the car so that you don't mix the dirt on the mit with the clean bucket of water? Again, thank you, I'm obviously new to this.
     
  18. atheyg

    atheyg Guest

    Use a quick spray detailer after a drive to get the bugs and dirt off, no need to wash the car.
     
  19. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    HECK YES! Rise the car well before touching it with anything !

    I don't use a "double bucket" system... just a hose and one soapy bucket. I'll swish the lambswool inside the bucket each time I dunk it, but that's about it. One more thing.... don't soap the -entire- car at once. The soap would dry on the surface before you can finish the whole thing (a bad thing!) Soap about 30%, the lightly mist it (just to keep it wet), then do the next portion, mist again, etc. The point is just to keep the soap from drying on the car before you've started the rinsing process.

    Atheyg - For me, the jury is still out regarding SpeedShine on a Rosso Nero car.

    -Daniel
     
  20. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    Got it. Thanks Daniel.
     
  21. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    After trying everything on earth, including the $1400 Zymol (given as a gift) I keep going back to my favorite two.

    1) Klasse
    2) Autoglym

    Either one can be topped with pure carnauba, P21-s being my favorite.

    I keep telling Rob we need a "Wax and Mats" section...
    :)

    ps - see my profile pix...this combo has produced many trophy's..
     
  22. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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  23. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

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    Isn't Simple Green really bad for paint? I always thought it was, but the other day someone told me it wasn't that harsh... comments?
     
  24. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    ive tried everything to!

    would never go back to a wax.

    if you actually use the car i find

    zymol bathe

    Zymol HD cleanse

    Zaino or klasse

    It may not look quite as good as a top wax job after first application but afte a week its better and it lasts 6 months and does not attract dirt into the paint
     
  25. peterp

    peterp F1 Veteran

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    I agreed with this statement until last week. Try Stoner Invisible Glass -- this stuff is amazing. I also for the first time used a blue cloth made for window cleaning from Turtle Wax. This combination makes it very simple to clean glass -- takes about 10 minutes to do all windows and looks cleaner than I've ever seen them. The cleaner directions indicate that paper towels have absorbancy chemicals that impede the cleaning. Newspaper works well also, but the blue cloth is much easier to use.
     
  26. NC348

    NC348 Karting

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    go to the nearest U-haul place and get a box of packing paper - same stuff without the newsprint
     
  27. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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