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Makin' the Car Shiny #157092 Apr 16, 9:43pm Apr 16, 9:43pm
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Makin' the Car Shiny
so i was just wondering what you guys use when you really wanna make your car shine like for a show or something? when i polish mine it shines a little, but nothing like i've seen some of yours do...what's the secret?

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157093 Apr 16, 10:09pm Apr 16, 10:09pm
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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS

so i was just wondering what you guys use when you really wanna make your car shine like for a show or something? when i polish mine it shines a little, but nothing like i've seen some of yours do...what's the secret?


i use Black Magic wet shine


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157094 Apr 16, 10:10pm Apr 16, 10:10pm
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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157095 Apr 16, 10:22pm Apr 16, 10:22pm
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Meguiars, or/and Zymol

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157096 Apr 16, 10:37pm Apr 16, 10:37pm
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u need chrome to shine happywink

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: stefanoc] #157097 Apr 17, 3:23am Apr 17, 3:23am
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clay bar + Zymol = sweet shiny goodness.

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157098 Apr 17, 6:57am Apr 17, 6:57am
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wax it thumbsup i use meguiars


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157099 Apr 17, 7:19am Apr 17, 7:19am
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a spray wax or showroom shine.


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: 5280vvti] #157100 Apr 17, 8:28am Apr 17, 8:28am
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Meguiars, or/and Zymol

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157101 Apr 17, 10:03am Apr 17, 10:03am
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my ritual before a car show.

clear a day start at 8 a.m.

1 wash car
2 dry car
3 claybar
4 zymols cleaner wax
5 meguiers show car glaze
6 meguiers number 7(i think) carnuba wax
7 meguiers 5 minute detailer

also i don't wax in circles i wax in straiht lines, no swirls and a really deep shine.


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157102 Apr 17, 3:35pm Apr 17, 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
my ritual before a car show.

clear a day start at 8 a.m.

1 wash car
2 dry car
3 claybar
4 zymols cleaner wax
5 meguiers show car glaze
6 meguiers number 7(i think) carnuba wax
7 meguiers 5 minute detailer

also i don't wax in circles i wax in straiht lines, no swirls and a really deep shine.
Secrets from the pro! rice

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157103 Apr 17, 4:13pm Apr 17, 4:13pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
my ritual before a car show.

clear a day start at 8 a.m.

1 wash car
2 dry car
3 claybar
4 zymols cleaner wax
5 meguiers show car glaze
6 meguiers number 7(i think) carnuba wax
7 meguiers 5 minute detailer

also i don't wax in circles i wax in straiht lines, no swirls and a really deep shine.


So you started at 8am.. when did you finish?

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157104 Apr 17, 4:45pm Apr 17, 4:45pm
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Buff with Imperial handglaze (3m)
Wax with McGuir Tech wax
Rewash car to remove any wax dust.
Towel dry.
Start on Engine bay...Wax [plastics
Armour all black plastics and hoses underhood.
Chrome cleaner on Intake and tailpipe.
Interior...armourall EVERYTHING
Clean glass inside and out.
Do rims with Mothers mag cleaner.
Wax rims.
Hotshot on tires, wipe off excess spray from rims.
Wipe off all neon tubes
Put in a Dream Theater cd and hit the road. grin thumbsup

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157105 Apr 17, 5:50pm Apr 17, 5:50pm
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i just washed my tonight!

the best thing to do to make it shiny...

like i said..

wax that mofo

then go over it with spray wax or showroom shine...

if your paint is nice, you'll know when the towel slides right off the Hood. thumbsup


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157106 Apr 17, 9:34pm Apr 17, 9:34pm
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Wash
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meguiers show car glaze
meguiers wax

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157107 Apr 17, 10:09pm Apr 17, 10:09pm
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so whats the best stuff to use when washing your car? any secrets on the "best method"?

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157108 Apr 17, 10:45pm Apr 17, 10:45pm
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I just take the car to a detail shop & it comes back shiny as hell thumbsup

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157109 Apr 17, 11:07pm Apr 17, 11:07pm
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how much is it for the detail shop

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157110 Apr 17, 11:09pm Apr 17, 11:09pm
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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: psychomunkie] #157111 Apr 18, 9:26am Apr 18, 9:26am
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what would be the best thing and product to use to take off some minor scratches????

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157112 Apr 18, 10:10am Apr 18, 10:10am
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minor scratches how deep are they you may beable to hide them with a scratch remover liek meguuers sccratch x

never use armour all anything it clogs the pours and will crack you plasticsc and your dash over time

for engine plastics and rear seats and dash use vynl x
for elather use lexol cleaner adn tehn conditioner


also i started at 8 and finished at 8

but i took my time and used a detail brushe between coats to get rid off wax dust

my normal wash wasx takes about 2 hours if i go nosotp thast wash wax and interior


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157113 Apr 18, 10:12am Apr 18, 10:12am
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good question

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: nebraskaGTS] #157114 Apr 18, 10:15am Apr 18, 10:15am
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if teh scrathes are too deep for teh cratch x you will need tuch up paint or a repaint.

stock the celi has a very thin coat of paint i had my front end painted and no knocks or scrathes yet on it after ra year.

stock it had a billion of em after 6 months


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157115 May 11, 12:50pm May 11, 12:50pm
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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #157116 May 11, 1:37pm May 11, 1:37pm
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Just got some wax from the store today. Time to use it soon. grin



Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Spread Eagle] #157117 May 14, 4:41am May 14, 4:41am
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this is a lot of good info!!


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: qbanprepster21] #157118 May 14, 6:04am May 14, 6:04am
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here is my ritual

Wash it with Armor all car wash, or Blue Coral Car Wash
Dry sections as I go with California Dry Blade, and Chamois Cloth
Rims get Mother's Chrome Polish
Tires get Black Magic Spray (wipe off excess that got on rims)
Wax with Mother's original California Gold Carnuba Wax - hand pad apply, orbital buffer off with soft terry cloth cover
Finish with Mother's showtime instant detailer

if I'm going to a show, then the waxing is like this:
Mother's pre-wax cleaner
Then I apply Mother's Gold Sealer and Glaze (The Serious secret to SHINE CITY eek eek)
then I finish with the Pure Carnuba Wax

And that's just for the body (I've still got windows, engine bay, and interior after that)

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Peterkwon87] #157119 May 18, 10:00pm May 18, 10:00pm
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i let my sister wash my car and wax it, because she wanted to, which is cool with me. but now theres white streaks where she used the wax on the plastics right under the windsheild by the wipers. how do i get that off?


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: metalliceli] #157120 May 19, 7:18pm May 19, 7:18pm
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mother back to balck works okay but use vynlex to take it off works like a charm


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157121 May 19, 8:44pm May 19, 8:44pm
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wash with turtle wax zip wash
then machine buff

Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: darksidecelica] #157122 May 20, 2:55pm May 20, 2:55pm
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i sure hope yoru putting something on the car to buff and not buffing it after a wasah wihth out wax or polish


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Re: Makin' the Car Shiny [Re: Krayze] #157123 May 31, 8:53pm May 31, 8:53pm
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here's what i do...
1) wash with meguiars car wash using a boars fur brush.
2) Use Griots clay bar and Griots Speedshine do get ALL dirt off surface of the paint.
3) Break out the Porter Cable orbital buffer and go to town using Griots Best of Show wax. Let dry and remove with terry cloth...then use the cotton buffer pad to finish it off.
4) You now have a shine like it was just driven out of the showroom!
Go here for more info on products>> http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_1000

these products are better than megiuars in my opinion thumbsup thumbsup

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