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showroom shine #354007 Dec 17, 11:03pm Dec 17, 11:03pm
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showroom shine
What are the steps to get into a showroom shine. and which products are good?
Is the meguiar's 3 step system anygood

Re: showroom shine [Re: Celica_Zheng] #354008 Dec 17, 11:35pm Dec 17, 11:35pm
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I use Zaino Bros. I like it the shine is really high quality. theres is a three step process but in the end looks flawless

Re: showroom shine [Re: Lilredcelica] #354009 Dec 18, 12:34am Dec 18, 12:34am
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I used the Meguiars three step. But before that I used Mothers clay bar. I have had the car 2 years and never cleaned the paint nor polished and waxed it. So I used the clay bar to get all the crap off the paint. 2 years of bird shit, bug guts, dirt, and whatever else. The paint came out great. Feels like glass and reflects like it too. What a difference from before and after.

Re: showroom shine [Re: Lilredcelica] #354010 Dec 18, 10:13pm Dec 18, 10:13pm
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Originally Posted by Lilredcelica
I use Zaino Bros. I like it the shine is really high quality. theres is a three step process but in the end looks flawless

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Re: showroom shine [Re: celi4me] #354011 Dec 19, 12:04pm Dec 19, 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by celi4me
I used the Meguiars three step. But before that I used Mothers clay bar. I have had the car 2 years and never cleaned the paint nor polished and waxed it. So I used the clay bar to get all the crap off the paint. 2 years of bird shit, bug guts, dirt, and whatever else. The paint came out great. Feels like glass and reflects like it too. What a difference from before and after.


Just out of curiosity, is using the clay bar a time consuming pain in the ass? I know they're supposed to really work well, but I'm not sure if I have the patience to do it.

Re: showroom shine [Re: racergts03] #354012 Dec 19, 12:11pm Dec 19, 12:11pm
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It wasn't too bad with how long it took. The clay bar took me about 45 minutes to do the whole car. The only thing is you have to wash the car two times. Once before the clay bar then again after the clay bar, and then polish and wax.

It was worth it though. The paint feels so smooth. I don't know how else to explain it, but with the Meguiars three step the paint feels moisturized or wet. Thats how smooth the paint feels.

Overall the entire process of clay bar to the 3rd step of waxing was about 4 hours.

Re: showroom shine [Re: celi4me] #354013 Dec 19, 12:16pm Dec 19, 12:16pm
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That doesn't sound too bad. I think I'll attemp this before summer rolls around. Thanks for the info.

Re: showroom shine [Re: racergts03] #354014 Dec 19, 3:43pm Dec 19, 3:43pm
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Re: showroom shine [Re: Spread Eagle] #354015 Dec 20, 12:18am Dec 20, 12:18am
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The clay bar is awesome! I learned about it from they guy down the street from me. He collects cars. He has like 3 or 4 Mercedes. One is a limited edition, only like 500 were made. He has an S2000, PT Cruiser, and a Prowler. The Prowler is a show car and he's got custom paint and all sorts of goodies for it. He uses the clay bar on all of them with the mother's wax. When he showed me, I felt his cars, then I felt my just washed celica. The celica's paint felt rough! Its hard to explain, but I am definately going to get the clay bar and before spring comes I'll have my car silky smooth.

Re: showroom shine [Re: spectraGTS] #354016 Dec 20, 1:04am Dec 20, 1:04am
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so we can you go to autozone and get the clay bar??

how much is it??

and do we have to polish and wax after usin the clay bar???


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Re: showroom shine [Re: jgmx] #354017 Dec 20, 2:27am Dec 20, 2:27am
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what is clay bar? ahah i heard of it a dozen times.. but i still don't know what it is. and how do you use it?

Re: showroom shine [Re: Celica_Zheng] #354018 Dec 20, 6:22am Dec 20, 6:22am
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Originally Posted by Celica_Zheng
What are the steps to get into a showroom shine. and which products are good?
Is the meguiar's 3 step system anygood


Yeah man, this works great. I used it and just kept spot waxing areas where it get's beat the most and it always shines even when its somewhat dirty lol. I always have people ask me if I just washed my car. Im like NO it's because I wax my car and take care of it grin

Re: showroom shine [Re: RookieGTS] #354019 Dec 20, 7:19am Dec 20, 7:19am
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Re: showroom shine [Re: Teknikal] #354020 Dec 20, 8:00am Dec 20, 8:00am
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I use mothers products...clay bar, wax stripper, sealer, and reflections paint...(sort of like the meguiars 3 step)...all of that after a wash and dry with the water blade thing...if you don't ahve one, then get one, they seriously cut down my dry time...and no smudges!!!!

Re: showroom shine [Re: jgmx] #354021 Dec 20, 8:27am Dec 20, 8:27am
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Originally Posted by jgmx
so we can you go to autozone and get the clay bar??

how much is it??

and do we have to polish and wax after usin the clay bar???


Yes. About $10. Yes.

Re: showroom shine [Re: TaeMachine] #354022 Dec 21, 1:25pm Dec 21, 1:25pm
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I just got some of that premier turtle wax stuff. Its like 9 bucks at autozone and you could slide all over my car. Unfortunately in the process i did notice all those little imperfections I never found at the dealership

Re: showroom shine [Re: AdamVIP] #354023 Dec 24, 5:28am Dec 24, 5:28am
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i need to buy some new products grin

i used to only wax my car w/ meguairs wax...

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