What is a good product to apply to a jeep soft top and the vinyl windows? How often should the product be applied?
DD - I am planning on finally taking my mk3 black jetta out of storage. Its been mostly dust covered, rinsed off and car covered for the past few years. There are swirls, but overall the paint is in good shape considered its an 8/94 build year. Its a mix of original paint and few panels resprayed.
I would like some suggestions of products to clean the car up. I have a PC7424, and previously used Meguiars compounds and polishes but want to see what is new out there. Mostly familiar on how to use polishes, sealants and waxes, but appreciate input.
I Have your washing sponges already, so fire away on some exterior cleaning products. Want to order tomorrow! Thanks
Car in question (note that hood is coming off and replaced with a new one, with new paint >90 days old):
i own a 2000 VW passat Wagon V6, and i currently have the stock 195\65\R15s on the car, and my friend owns a 2002 Audi A41.8T sport package, and his originals are 235\45\R17s. i did the math on the height and everything else so i dnt mess up my trans and speedometer, and the numbers are 25.3469in with mine and 25.6326 for his. i think ill be alright but i dont know the offset differences so i figured id ask what the offset for both cars are so i dont look completely stupid
I have been looking around and can't quite find the info I'm looking for.
I just traded in my 06' GLI and purchased a new Golf R (wow, completely love this thing fwiw) a few weeks ago and I want to get a handle on a few things early on.
1st- Curious about a good process for keeping the matte leather steering wheel that way as long as possible as well as a recommended cleaner if/when needed. Do you recommend putting any kind of protectant on it now, or wait until it needs cleaning and then go with (what?).
2nd- I passed on the dealer offered wonder sealant and was going to put my own on. I've ordered Meguiar's M21 sealant as I have had good luck with their products in the past, particularly their 3 step paint process. I'm unclear about the prep for applying the M21, should I do a dawn wash, paint cleaner, then M21 followed by my wax of choice? Is my presumed process missing something or incorrect?
I seem to have always had an issue with getting wax on the plastic & rubber bits of the exterior, which leads to discoloration that doesn't seem to ever wash away. I just picked up a Golf R a couple weeks ago and am thinking about doing my first detailing session this weekend. Beyond just "be more careful," how can I avoid getting wax on parts of the car where it tends to discolor? And if it does happen, is there something I can do/use to get rid of the white streaks? The car is black, so any mistakes like that will really stand out...
First let me say I was at the Adams demo yesterday and had a great time
I decided to attack my car on my own I purchased a flex 3401 and the Adams 3 stage polish kit, my car is a 2011 vw jetta with very light swirls. It's always been hand washed but I must admit when I first got it I knew nothing about the 2 bucket system. Once I get the car washed and clayed should I start with the severe swirl remover or do you think that might be a little harsh?
First of all... I have a Black 2012 VW GTI
Went out of town recently to a larger city. Unbeknownst to me I parked by a sprinkler system that left horrible water spots on my roof and hood. Not being in an area with a brushless car wash I didn't try to wash the car. Three days pass, back at home, I wash the car and unfortunately the water spots didn't come out. I tried Meguiars paint cleaner, clay bar, and distilled vinegar. Nothing worked! I can still slightly feel the waterspots. They're definitely smoother than the were post wash.
Freaking out, I contacted a local business that does paint work. Very quality work btw, locally known for their ability to work with paint. They suggested using Purple Power degreaser on the spots. Soaking a terry cloth towel and wiping the spots to breakdown the deposits. I do trust their opinion however, I want a second opinion on this. What do you think? Is this safe? They assured me it wouldn't hurt the clear coat.
Definitely need advice!!
This is my F-150. There are some water spots that won't come out. Oddly they are mostly on the left rear and tailgate. I tried meguiars polishing compound, it made the rest of the truck look great with some eagle one black magic wax on top of it. But these won't come out. Ideas?
Just used my Autoscrub tonight on my windshield. It was an OEM VW windshield recently installed. There was a film on it, that I just couldn't get off. I tried Stoners, Adam's Glass cleaner, amonia/water mix, clay baring and was just about to break out Bar Keepers Fried. I decided to use the Autoscrub (hey it's suggested to start out on the glass anyways) and it worked wonders. I can't see the film anymore, I wanted to spray the washer fluid to see if the streaks showed up but the glass has never been this clean. So I'll wait until the morning dew sets in.
I do have one question. When I was removing the left over Glide mixture from the glass I noticed some sticky streaks. I'm wondering if it was caused by the film/surface of a new Autoscrub or was it the film that I couldn't get off my windshield? Anyone else noticed anything like it the first time using the Autoscrub?
DD - I'm in the process of currently redoing my interior. I noticed a corner of my carpet wasnt properly secured so I went to put some glue on it. I learned a valuable lesson because something must have been stuck in the can, and a little bit of rogue glue one in a million shot got on my brand new suede steering wheel.
I tried to clean it off with a pencil eraser, but Im worried about trying anything else and making it worse.
Please help me remove this 3m 77 spray before the Peter North jokes start rolling in.
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I spoke to you yesterday via e-mail about swapping the three included Adam's products for different Adam's products, with the deal of the day.
Which three would you recommend for moderate to severe swirls and scratches on a black Audi?
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Not really a budget, but I don't want to go over kill, just want bang for the $ products that do a good job.
I live in an apartment, so sadly I don't have a pressure washer available or a machine polisher.
1-2 hours a week would be great.
we have not had much luck with pressure washers in that price range.
I would pick up something with 1400 psi plus and with a good warranty.
We use to break them every 2-3 weeks due to our usage.
Hence we moved on to a Kranzle and we have not had an issue with 20-40 cars per month over 2 years.