I'm being kind of lazy and not searching the entire thread. I was wondering about a couple of things.
1. What is the best product to use and best method of application for exterior textured black plastic to keep it looking new and not faded grey?
2. What is the best product and application for dashboards/interior that will not leave it greasy/glossy/wet looking?
3. Is something like Maguire's Quick Detail good for bug removal between washes? Is there a better product or method?
Apply with a microfiber towel or foam sponge, let sit briefly, wipe off excess with a dry towel. On especially weathered trim I've done two or three light applications with what I consider great success.
Hard to see in this pix but this is after a winter up here in CanaDUH.
Couple of questions for the detailing pros here...
1) I have a small chip in the rear bumper. I've ordered some Dr Colorchip to fill it in, but in general, can you sand and polish a painted plastic body panel just as you would the sheet metal?
2) I have a small electric power washer (this one to be specific) and while I haven't used it on the car yet, it does come with small bottle that attaches to the hose for cleaning solutions. Is there a specific auto shampoo that is recommended for this type of application? I figure with the right solution and low pressure I could get a decent foaming action.
NANOSKIN Autoscrub 6 inch Pad - Better and Faster than Claying
Wow is all I can say about this new tool and new technology. I believe this will change the way most pro detailers and DIYers will prep their cars. This is truly a time saver and will pay for itself after a couple detail jobs. We have spent in some cases 1-2 hours claying and prepping a midsize sedan (in rough shape) we recently tested the AutoScrub on an Audi S8 and we were finished in about 15 minutes! You really won't believe this until you try it yourself. The AutoScrub will make you leave your clay bar behind.
NANOSKIN AutoScrub works fast and achieves professional results with the new advanced rubber polymer technology, which replaces the use of clay bars.
A dual action orbital polisher is required. AutoScrub will safely and easily removes paint over spray, water spots, tree sap, rail dust and other bonded surface contaminants from the surface of automotive paint, glass, moldings and plastic.
AutoScrub works great with your favorite detail spray or clay lubricant. Unlike the clay bar, the AutoScrub can be cleaned by simply rinsing off the accumulated contaminates with water. If you drop the AutoScrub on the ground, no worries, just rinse the sponge pad clean and you're ready to keep using it.
AutoScrub allows for sturdy and controlled handling, unlike clay bars where constant reshaping is required.
- Lasts up to 4 times longer than clay bars
- Glides on & off easily for a slick finish
- If inadvertently dropped on shop floor, simply rinse clean
- Up to 50-60 uses before you need to replace it
1. Thoroughly wash vehicle free of dust, sand, and dirt.
2. Mist sufficient detail spray or clay lubricant onto the surface evenly.
3. Polish the surface with dual action orbital polisher using light pressure (Low Speed).
4. Wipe off residue and move on to compound and polishing or even go straight to your last step.
- Sufficient lubrication is crucial to the AUTOSCRUB application.
- DO NOT use water
- DO NOT use with rotary polisher.
Take a look at the 3 offers we have. Pre Order Pricing is in effect, we should have the first wave by Friday.
NanoSkin AutoScrub 3 inch Kit
NanoSkin AutoScrub 6 inch Kit
Nano Skin AutoScrub 6 Inch Pad
Various photos of how the pad looks and works
3 inch pad kit
6 inch pad on the Griots on an Uber 5 inch backing plate
this has been discussed in length on several forums,
but what does one use on vw leatherette, and mercedes mbtex?
mbtex gets dry and starts cracking, what can be used to soften it up, and prevent it from cracking further
regarding the leatherette, just to clean it
Hi, I have a few questions regarding care of car car products.
1) What is the policy on washing microfiber towels for reuse? I currently do this in my washing machine at home. I have a system to keep the leather polish towels separate from the wax buffer towels etc. but wash them all at once.
1a) what method do you use to clean the Uber Foam Pads?
2) What product do you recommend for cleaning the tan vinyl sun visors on a MKIV VW? Mine are pretty nasty and I am sure haven't been touched in 12 years!
3) I don't have a garage but like to keep a cover over my car, MKIV GTI. What do you suggest for a 4 season cover that won't ruin all the hard work of detailing that I just put into it and that keeps the rain and UV out? I do put an additional tarp over the cover in the winter as it never gets driven from November to April.
Thanks so much for your help!