I have the following:
Megauirs D151 PRC (used a lot)
Meguiars #07 Glaze (Rarely ever used, was given to me)
Meguiars #26 ( I use this on every detail)
Thinking about getting Menzerna Power Lock Sealant
I use a DA Porter Cable. Ive done detailing in the past and its been years with all these new technology with compounds, polishes, and wax/sealants...
I'm looking for new pads and looking to do some correction on a Mercedes Black paint... Water stains, swirls, slight scratches here and there.
What steps do you recommend? For this job, I'm thinking about hitting it with M105, M205, #07(is this step recommended?) #26 and Finishing off with Menzerna Power Lock Sealant... What pads do you recommend per step, and speed?
Last edited by itzkv; 08-21-2012 at 10:24 PM.
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here is a kit that would work great on your glass, take a look at the video as well.
Adam's Glass Cleaning/Sealant Kit
I bought a 2010 Golf two months ago and this being my first self-owned car, I want to take good care of it, especially before it gets any colder. It's 45degrees today My dealer gives me free car washes but obviously that's not enough. I don't have ANY equipment or products at all. I've looked over the website but it's a bit overwhelming and I'm not sure where to start. I figured I'd just ask for recommendations for both interior and exterior care.
My dealer told me the car was detailed while I was signing the papers and it looks good to my eye, paint is still mostly smooth with minor grit. No swirls anywhere. Headlights and taillights look good. I think for now I can mostly worry about "upkeep" rather than "repair".
Things that may affect product choices:
steelies/hubcaps for winter (with brand spanking new Tarmacs for next warm season )
tints on the windows
gf that drops food and hair all over the place
no access to heated garage/indoor drain
I'm eyeballing at least a foam gun and possibly the Adam's starter kit. I've also been partial to Rain-X products but I thought I might try Aquapel this time around. I love seeing the water just bead right off.
What could/should I do to prepare for a typical Chicago winter? Anything I can hold off until the spring? Want to put a kit together for me? I would love to be able to purchase most things from Detailers Domain and be done with it until spring. Again, I'm starting from a blank slate. I'm thinking I have a budget of $300-500 for now.
I have a black car with quite a few deep paint chips. When buffing/polishing/waxing, I always tape around the trim, badges, etc to keep wax or compound from getting in the cracks or onto the trim, but I always have trouble with wax and compound getting into the chips.
I apply the product with my Griots 6" orbital (using Adam's products and Uber pads), then buff off by hand when I'm all done, but I usually have trouble getting wax out of paint chips. Is there an easy way to do this? I've tried QD with a microfiber but that doesn't seem to work very well. I was thinking of trying rubbing alcohol or QD with a Q-tip since it's smaller and might be able to get into the tighter spots. Just wondering if you guys had any tips or techniques that would help in this situation before I try anything else.
Lastly, what would be the best way to cover up these chips? Some have recommend Dr. Color Chip, but I feel like I could achieve the same results with a brush and a small amount of paint and save a few bucks. Input?
Hope you can help, Phil. Thanks
Last edited by c0r3y.af; 10-10-2012 at 09:04 AM.
I just purchased a foam cannon and menzerna glaze from your site (already have the Power Lock sealant). I have the following questions:
1. What is the best process for using the foam cannon? Do I spray it on a wet or dry car? Do I rinse it off then wash with the normal 2 bucket wash or do I just wash it while it's covered in suds?
2. ImhavebavPC with LCD pads. I was planning in using the blue pad for applying the glaze and sealant. Will that work or should I be using a grey pad instead?
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i have a volvo s60R with nordkap interior, i am looking for the best leather cleaner/conditioner for the seats, door cards, and arm rest. the seats are in good condition, but i would like to get them cleaned/conditioned before the winter.
i would like to know your opinion on the following cleaners/conditioners...
-1Z einszett Leather Care Lederpflege
-Sonax Leather Foam
-Adam's Leather Cleaner and Leather Conditioner
-Auto Finesse Hide Leather Cleanser and Leather Conditioner
also, all these are applied/cleaned with microfiber towels? or is the leather cleaning brush recommended?
98 MK3 Jetta Wolfsburg MT (sold)
2005 Volvo s60R MT
-1Z einszett Leather Care Lederpflege - works great many with euros love this product. - matte finish
-Sonax Leather Foam - works great to clean and condition, very quick, I'm using this right now on my S4 and Q7 - matte finish
-Adam's Leather Cleaner and Leather Conditioner - leaves a sheen to your leather
-Auto Finesse Hide Leather Cleanser and Leather Conditioner - have not had too much experience with it yet.
the application above are wipe and buff off.
I have an '09 S5, ext. color: Daytona Grey Pearl; int.: Magma Red leather. Mileage is 15K & car very rarely sees rain & is kept in a garage. I'm embarrassed to say I've yet to detail but that's about to change (although my friends tell me the finish looks great...but I know better). Car also has a VentureShield (VS) clear bra on entire front fascia & partial hood as well as small pieces on each fender where tires would normally kick-up road debris. Normal wash & dry routine is 2-bucket method (w/ Grit Guards) & spritzing w/ spray detailer & MF W/W towel. Have a PC orbital which I've used on other vehicles using Griot pads & polishes so I'm familiar/comfortable with the process. The steps I envision for the S5 are as follows.....
2. Iron X
3. AutoScrub pad (fine grade) w/ AutoScrub Glide lube
6. 50% IPA wipe
7. Sealant / Wax
8. Treat rubber, vinyl, plastic components w/ 303 Protectant
Questions I have...
1. Will Iron X in any way damage or lift the VS?
2. Have never used AutoScrub to this point have always used clay. Plan on "breaking-in" Autoscrub pad on other vehicle before doing S5 so that will be some practice. Can AutoScrub be used on the VS? Since the VS is not wrapped at the hood edges will the combination of the AutoScrub & PC damage the edges of the VS or pull it up at the corners? Should I mask off the VS at the exposed edges.
3. Can polish (applied w/ PC) be used on VS? Same concern here about damage to edges of VS.
4. I've read much on this Forum about Menzerna products. Which ones would your recommend for my paint (polish & sealant)? Other product brands that you might suggest I'd want to consider?
5. I've purchased some Leatherique Rejuvenator & Cleaner. Have never used this product, any heads-up or cautions on using this on my seats (this will be the 1st time they've been cleaned & treated)?
In advance many thanks for your thoughts and time in responding!
As noted in Question #2 above will be practicing/getting use to AutoScrub on another vehicle which is an '03 CTS (color: White Diamond). It has tape pinstripes...any concerns/precautions about use of Iron X & AutoScrub pad on the pinstripes? Should I protect with painter's tape?
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?
Will you guys ever carry the NanoSkin Speedy Prep towel
Have you ever used it?
I still would use traditional clay bars with heavier contaminates, just this looks awesome for already smooth cars.
Not to interested in the NanoSkin scrub pads nor the 6'' disk
we are testing the nanoskin wash mitt and to be honest it does mar up the paint as well.
not sure I'm in love with it, I want to test it on a few more cars before I pull the trigger.
that being said we are loving the autoscrub pads for the orbital polishers.
Awesome, thanks for the head up!
I just noticed you guys are in NJ (Well sorta, so far north lol)
Do you know when the 5.5 inch uber MF cutting pads will be restocked?
https://detailersdomain.com/Meguiars...ack_p_553.htmlthe uber mf cutting pads will be back in stock in 2 weeks.
if you need something right away the meg's mf cutting pads should do