My car's a daily driven car, I wash at least two times a week, once minimum. I'm wondering how often I should wax and what wax should I use? Is Megs Ultimate good?
For claying and general use I get the Optimum No Rinse and mix it to QD strength and it works great .. I do a lot of cars and $$ are important. A few onces makes a gallon and you also have it to use on door edges and It works great for removing bugs on road trips.
Plus you have the rest to use for washing your car when reg. methods aren't avaialble.
Thanks, looks great!
I now have another question.
I bought my current car, 1999 GTI in Black Magic Peal just before winter and didn't have much of a time to prep it for the snow and salt. Just a wash, wax and car washes during the winter. Being the first really good car weekend in New England that I have been able to get to detailing I went at it. After washing, claying and waxing most of the car feels, to me, superb. A towel laid on the hood will slide off because there is so little friction and for the most part the paint is in good condition for a 12 year old car, good meaning no swirls but lots of scratches :/. However, the roof and hatch are a different story. Even after the wash/clay/wax they don't even look like they have been touched and feel for lack of a better description dry/scratchy/dull etc. to the touch. Like dry skin vs. moisturized...
Do you have any idea what could be the issue? I didn't notice this in the fall but wasn't paying too close attention.
Do you have any cures???
I would agree.
on top of that best way to apply a wax or sealant is as directed by the manufacturer.
some mfg say leave it on till it hazes, some are apply and remove within 30 sec to 1 minute.
some are apply in a 1x1 section.
some say leave it on for 1 hour and then remove etc...
If you're going to do paint corrections all over the car (swirls for example), is it still necessary to clay bar the car after washing and before the polishing? It seems to me that whatever you would remove with clay will be removed by the polish anyway.
Hi Phil. I recently ordered some supplies from you guys for the memorial day sale and I received my package today. First off thank you for the discount and the free shipping...It really was a great deal. However, I bought the aquarts iron x and it was leaking in the box. Is there anything that you guys can do? Thanks Phil
Picked up sonax wheel cleaner from you guys. Love it!
In anycase, I have a couple of questions
1) The outside of my windshield seems to be marred to an extent. When it's dry it looks fine, but as soon as it rains and i throw my wipers on, i see all these marks/patterns that makes it hard to see during rainfall. What can I do to remedy that?
2) Bird dookie! Left patterns on paint. Best way to get rid of it? Thinking some sort of polish, but unsure what type.
Thanks again guys! Im probably gonna pick up a PC kit from you guys ;D
thanks! sonax is great!
what I would do with the windshield would be to clay the glass, then use your new porter cable and polishes to clean it up.
if the glass is etched it might be on there permanently.
you may also want to swap out your wipers.
if the bird crap wasn't on there too long you should be able to reduce the etch mark that it caused.
local shop (props to pak shak) recommended to me several products and a brief howto for a noob detailing kit awhile back. (menzerna sip, menzerna final polish, no rinse, rejex)
i will be the proud owner of a new car in a coupla months.
is it recommended to apply a good sealant (like rejex) once i take ownership? also, are the products i listed adequate for my new car?