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post #1 of 40 Old 1st February 2008, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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What do you guiys do to keep your car looking perfect. I bought some Meguires NXT and it works great. It gives the car a nice "wet" look without white powder residue. The only problem I have is after a few car washes its back to swirls and a dull shine at best.
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I recently bought the buffer kit from Girot's Garage ($200) which comes with a very high-quality orbital buffer, polish and wax. Excellent results!
I highly recommend it.
Lots of other really cool stuff in the Girot's catalog, too.
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Really great stuff!


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Wsahing my cars is an all day event that most of you may or may not wish to do. First the vehicle is sprayed down with a strong stream of water to remove any road grime, then I get heated soapy water, I use ZEP's red powder soap. I use the sponge in one direction one time then back in the bucket to rinse and reload with soapy water. after she has been soaped down, she gets rinsed again. Not I will dry her with a microfiber cloth, if I find any place that catchs, I get out Meguires detailing clay and final inspection as a lubricate. The car then is clayed till I have a glass surface. Back out to be washed again and dryed. Now she is ready to be waxed. I use a carabu wax that is heated in your hand to melt and then rubbed into the car finish, a small section at a time, then buffed. Inbetween washings, I use final inspection by Meguires. If at anytime, I see bird poo on my car, it is removed immediately. This procedure is used all all of my vehicles, more so on the 06 Mitsubishi Evolution as they have crappy paint from the factory.
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After a thorough wash and dry, I use Mother's swirl remover and follow up with Liquid Glass polish.
I had been a Zymol fan for a long time, but the Liquid Glass gives an amazing long lasting wet look shine with little effort.

Twice a year a go over each car with a clay bar to clean off contaminants.

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+2 on the clay bar treatment!
It is amazing what a good rub down with a clay bar will get off your paint.
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Originally Posted by sunny///M5 View Post
My wax:


Really great stuff!
Agree with using 'German-Made' wax products! I personally use Zymol Creme! Excellent results and never ever leaves that crappy 'white' residue!
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1) Strip the car down using Dawn dishsoap, then claybar entire car
2) remove/diminish swirls with Menzerna P085 professional polish
3) 3m Swirl Remover
4) Glaze (choice is up to you, I use Meguiars #9)
5) Glaze again (maybe even once more)
6) Top wax of your choice
7) Wash/dry car after wax to remove residue
8) Subsequent washes; Maintain top wax with Eagle one Wax as U dry (only if you use a carnuba topwax, synthetics will just repel it)

On my X5, Menzerna FMJ kit (it gets parked outside) which consists of Intensiv Polish, Final Polish, Finishing Glaze, then FMJ
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