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Buffing/Waxing the Celica #85016 Jan 17, 5:05pm Jan 17, 5:05pm
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Buffing/Waxing the Celica
Hey I was wondering if it's worth it to take it to a car wash place and have them high speed buff it for 70 dollars? There's also an OB wax with machine for 40, and a hand wax for 35. But the OB wax I can do at home, cause I have a mini buffer. But since I just got my car, its used so it isn't as shiny, I want to high speed buff it to get it bling blinging!

Is it worth the 70? Or should I just go and get a high speed buffer myself?


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Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: Duy] #85017 Jan 17, 5:28pm Jan 17, 5:28pm
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You can f*ck your paint up if you do not know what you are doing with a high speed buff.


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Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: Duy] #85018 Jan 17, 5:33pm Jan 17, 5:33pm
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just wash and wax like a normal person

i wash my car 2wice a week and wax 1ce a month, and it always looks clean


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Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: NorwayGT] #85019 Jan 17, 7:07pm Jan 17, 7:07pm
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personally i think hand jobs (no pun intended--pervs) look better if you know what you are doing. orbital buffers & waxers are basically for ease of use and don't necessarily translate into a better job. thumbsup

Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #85020 Jan 17, 7:15pm Jan 17, 7:15pm
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Don't mess around with a high speed buffer unless you're experienced in doing so or unless you take it to a place were they know what they are doing. Just remember that all that machine buffing, wet sanding, or whatever and any combination they do will strip a little paint. Your car will look like a Mirror though maybe even better than when you bought it.

Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: hephaestus] #85021 Jan 17, 10:17pm Jan 17, 10:17pm
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I thank Stephen for a Zymol recommendation in a previous post on waxing...stuff is AWESOME..do it yourself...only takes about 2 hours to wash and wax by hand...add 2-3 hours to detail the rubber moldings, interior, and engine bay. Think of it as quality time with your Celica thumbsup


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Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: NorwayGT] #85022 Jan 18, 12:57am Jan 18, 12:57am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
just wash and wax like a normal person

i wash my car 2wice a week and wax 1ce a month, and it always looks clean

Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: Duy] #85023 Jan 18, 11:51am Jan 18, 11:51am
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i hand waxed her when i first got her, but it still isn't as shiny as i would want it to be. there are some small scratches that i want out, that a high speed buffer do


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Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: Duy] #85024 Jan 18, 1:09pm Jan 18, 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by Duy
Hey I was wondering if it's worth it to take it to a car wash place and have them high speed buff it for 70 dollars? There's also an OB wax with machine for 40, and a hand wax for 35. But the OB wax I can do at home, cause I have a mini buffer. But since I just got my car, its used so it isn't as shiny, I want to high speed buff it to get it bling blinging!

Is it worth the 70? Or should I just go and get a high speed buffer myself?



Forget the shop, buy some Meguiar's cleaner wax and Meguiar's Gold(comes in a black box) after that, your car will be your biggest bling bling.

I have a white celi, after using the Meguiar's gold, I can see myself in white paint.

Re: Buffing/Waxing the Celica [Re: beans] #85025 Jan 18, 1:31pm Jan 18, 1:31pm
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so..i clean with the cleaner wax..and wax it with the gold?


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