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Quick question

Hi all, What auto detailing do you use?

Old 09-23-2019, 02:08 AM
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I use a very skilled detailer. He has won concours trophies. Alas, this won't help you because he's fussy about the cars he's willing to detail. I'm positive your car wouldn't make the cut.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:41 PM
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Yea, my detailer refuses to talk to spammer or robots.
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I have a special formula...two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen.

I'm not like Glen's guy....
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My detailer uses a fine brush and tire spray compound on the threads to keep them shiny.
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Dawn for da wash, pledge for the tires / interior, Ford type 'F' tranny fluid-soaked-rag to polish the paint to a ultra high luster..............
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Start with 40 grit sand paper and work your way up from there... this works great on painted surfaces, leather upholstery, glass, aluminum and magnesium wheels.

YMMV...
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Brake fluid is the best spot remover imo. Try a bit on the middle of yer hood before an inconspicuous location imo....YMMV.

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Detailing? ... Just drive the damn thing.
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For polishing dichromium wheels, use the model XQJ-37 nuclear powered pan sexual rotoplooker.
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Seriously, guys....
Is there EVER a straightforward and helpful question about detailing?

Pretty soon we will discuss:
- Zymol
- Griots
- Turtle wax
- Ceramic
- Paint protection film.....

- Well set-up 944ís
- Mustangs
- ZDDP oil
- and Black Audi Wagons

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I try not to let Skittles fall into the air vents.
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Ya gotta slap it like slap, slap, slap.
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I try not to let Skittles fall into the air vents.
But if you do, make sure it's either strawberry, orange or lemon only.
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The secret is putting armor-all on the tire treads.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NutmegCarrera View Post
Seriously, guys....
Is there EVER a straightforward and helpful question about detailing?

Pretty soon we will discuss:
- Zymol
- Griots
- Turtle wax
- Ceramic
- Paint protection film.....

- Well set-up 944ís
- Mustangs
- ZDDP oil
- and Black Audi Wagons

Don't forget the ubiquitous, yet unanswered question... "Is a Porsche 928 an exotic car?"
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The worst problem is to clean all the dead bugs off the car - that "Kills Bugs Fast" ad applies not just to turbos but even to my lowly 8:1 hp:lb. "car of moderation"


I use this guy to remove insects:

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Also for stubborn dirt on aluminum wheels - I use oven cleaner
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snow tires

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