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nebraskaGTS
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nebraskaGTS Apr 17, 5:43am - #157092 

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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?
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gtscelica05 Apr 17, 6:09am - #157093 
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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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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Apr 17, 6:10am - #157094 

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mothers, or meguires

was....5speed with i/h/e
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is....04 srt4 stock
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5280vvti
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5280vvti Apr 17, 6:22am - #157095 

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Meguiars, or/and Zymol
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stefanoc Apr 17, 6:37am - #157096 

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u need chrome to shine happywink
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hephaestus Apr 17, 11:23am - #157097 
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clay bar + Zymol = sweet shiny goodness.
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eric_h Apr 17, 2:57pm - #157098 

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wax it thumbsup i use meguiars

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VSGTS14 Apr 17, 3:19pm - #157099 

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a spray wax or showroom shine.

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ToiletPaper Apr 17, 4:28pm - #157100 
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Meguiars, or/and Zymol
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Krayze Apr 17, 6:03pm - #157101 

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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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Chico Apr 17, 11:35pm - #157102 

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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.
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psychomunkie Apr 18, 12:13am - #157103 

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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?
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grcelica Apr 18, 12:45am - #157104 

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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
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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 1:50am - #157105 

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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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CelicaPrincess Apr 18, 5:34am - #157106 
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Wash
Dry
meguiers show car glaze
meguiers wax
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GTSVST Apr 18, 6:09am - #157107 
2000 Red Toyota Celica
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so whats the best stuff to use when washing your car? any secrets on the "best method"?
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xmangt1 Apr 18, 6:45am - #157108 

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I just take the car to a detail shop & it comes back shiny as hell thumbsup
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Firestorm Apr 18, 7:07am - #157109 

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how much is it for the detail shop
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xmangt1 Apr 18, 7:09am - #157110 

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A bill. Includes engine of course.
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Andres Apr 18, 5:26pm - #157111 
2002 Blue Toyota Celica GT
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what would be the best thing and product to use to take off some minor scratches????
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Krayze Apr 18, 6:10pm - #157112 

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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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oas
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oas Apr 18, 6:12pm - #157113 
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good question
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Krayze Apr 18, 6:15pm - #157114 

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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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SPec_ceLICA May 11, 8:50pm - #157115 

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Spread Eagle May 11, 9:37pm - #157116 

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Just got some wax from the store today. Time to use it soon. grin


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qbanprepster21 May 14, 12:41pm - #157117 
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this is a lot of good info!!

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AZZKIKR May 14, 2:04pm - #157118 

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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)
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metalliceli May 19, 6:00am - #157119 

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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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Krayze May 20, 3:18am - #157120 

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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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darksidecelica May 20, 4:44am - #157121 

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wash with turtle wax zip wash
then machine buff
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Krayze May 20, 10:55pm - #157122 

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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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ricenit Jun 1, 4:53am - #157123 
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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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