BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums

BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums (https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/)
-   M5 E39 and E60 tips & tricks (https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/m5-e39-e60-tips-tricks/)
-   -   Detailing Spray... Can it be used VERY often? (https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/m5-e39-e60-tips-tricks/122313-detailing-spray-can-used-very-often.html)

bmwluvr4evr 20th July 2008 10:48 PM

Detailing Spray... Can it be used VERY often?
 
I just love keeping blackie in show room condition even when it's just sitting in the garage. Makes me excited just looking at it, like the time I first layed eyes on it! As soon as it's taken out of the garage it gets all dusty and then full of bugs on its arrival back to its lair. I've used detailing spray 3 days in a row once. In my area there are also strict water restrictions. What do you yall suggest as to how often it can be used? :dunno:

Laidback 22nd July 2008 05:52 PM

Meguiars and griots garage are good quick detailer and you can use it as often as you want but only for light dust on the car...just make sure that you mist the paint well to lift of light dust and wipe off gently...


Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwluvr4evr (Post 1374467)
I just love keeping blackie in show room condition even when it's just sitting in the garage. Makes me excited just looking at it, like the time I first layed eyes on it! As soon as it's taken out of the garage it gets all dusty and then full of bugs on its arrival back to its lair. I've used detailing spray 3 days in a row once. In my area there are also strict water restrictions. What do you yall suggest as to how often it can be used? :dunno:


bmwluvr4evr 22nd July 2008 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laidback (Post 1375364)
Meguiars and griots garage are good quick detailer and you can use it as often as you want but only for light dust on the car...just make sure that you mist the paint well to lift of light dust and wipe off gently...

Meguiars is the I use in fact. The car isn't an everyday car so it doesn't get too dirty other than the wheels but thanks for replying! :M5thumbs:

sor118 27th July 2008 06:39 PM

132 Attachment(s)
I would first use this:

California Car Duster Company - The Original California Car Duster

to remove the dust and then use a detailer spray to avoid adding more swirlmarks.

Ted 21st August 2008 01:13 PM

My gas station has a vendor that sells some kind of miracle can for about $10 a can! They offer demonstrations of how it washes your car without water and works on every surface including rubber, glass, wheels, and exhaust. It does seem to work really good but I would never use it.

MiamiDave 8th September 2008 01:31 AM

I use 100% damp cotton towel, moving it frequently to pull dirt & dust. I'll use Honda spray polish to go over and take the water spots off of it. Wipe, and ready.

CSBM5 13th September 2008 08:00 PM

If you're on water restrictions (even if you're not), get some Optimum No-Rinse (ONR). I've been a car fanatic for 35 years or more, and I thought this stuff was a joke prior to seeing how well it worked and then trying it myself.

You need a bucket, 2 gallons of water, 1 small and 1 large microfiber towel, and 2 capfuls of ONR (I usually use 3-4 capfuls in 2 gallons). Follow the directions, and the car will look beautiful when you're done with no scratches. The surface will be glossy and smooth.

Also, my detailer just recently went berserk after I told him about ONR (he’s been detailing for more than 20 years, and he thought I was crazy when I told him about it), but after he tried it, he loves it. He talked with Optimum Polymer Technologies, and they sent him some trial packs of their products. He recently did my M5 and finished it off with Optimum Poli-Seal, and this stuff is incredible. I had previously only used Zaino Z2 or Z5, but Poli-Seal seems even better than Zaino to me. The flake in the LeMans Blue paint just leaps out at you it seems. The surface is incredibly smooth. Good stuff.

On Optimum's web site, Optimum Car Products, they have the 32oz bottle of ONR, but I buy it in gallon sizes through Amazon (think it is Palm Beach Motoring Accessories).

Chuck

BVN 9th December 2009 10:13 PM

I use the Meguiars quick detailer 8 times out of 10. Even if the car is really dirty - I just use more microfiber cloths.

bmwluvr4evr 24th December 2009 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVN (Post 1703174)
I use the Meguiars quick detailer 8 times out of 10. Even if the car is really dirty - I just use more microfiber cloths.

Went out and bought many more microfiber towels. Good stuff;)

CSBM5 24th December 2009 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVN (Post 1703174)
I use the Meguiars quick detailer 8 times out of 10. Even if the car is really dirty - I just use more microfiber cloths.

I buy the gallon size Meguiars "professional" series detailer spray and just refill the Meguiars spray bottle -- works out much cheaper. Also, I've found their professional series All Purpose Cleaner and Super Degreaser to be great products. You mix them to the dilution you want for the job at hand, and they are mild (i.e. no VOCs) yet very powerful at cleaning. APC is useful for just about anything while SD will take apart any nasty cleaning job like a dirty differential housing, engine, etc. It leaves no white residue behind like some degreasers do. Good stuff. Here's the link.

Chuck


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Everything Copyright 2000-2008. Do not use ANYTHING from this site without written permission. All images, graphics, sound files, video files and text appearing on this web site are the exclusive property of m5board.com and are protected under international copyright laws. All images, graphics, sound files, video files and text on this site are for on-screen and on-site viewing and listening only. No part of this web site may be reproduced, copied, saved, stored, manipulated, or used in any form for personal or commercial purposes without the prior written permission of m5board.com. Use of any image or graphic as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration is a violation of the copyright. Any copyright infringement will be prosecuted to the full extent of federal and international copyright laws. M5board.com is an enthusiast board and we don't condone any dangerous activity. Our airfield events are completely safe based on years of experience, we conduct them during clear visibility with mature participants that have several years of experience with high-performance automobiles, large unobstructed run-off zones on sealed off private former military airbases and we clearly mark the braking zones. If inexperienced with high speed driving we do not recommend organizing your own event but attending a high-performance driving school. The use of the term "BMW" on this site is for reference only, and does not imply any connection between m5board.com and BMW AG or BMW North America.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome