Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Lethal Racing
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection

Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #226
CamaroDreams07
Black Belt Shinemaster
 
CamaroDreams07's Avatar
 
Drives: Shinier than yours
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
sure thing.

it would be wash --> rinse --> iron cut ---> rinse --> autoscrub or clay --> compound/polish - last step.
Phil- I'd love to get your input on this. I've heard so many different explanations from well known detailers.

Seems that half of them do their iron decon before claying, and half do it after. What's your rationale for doing it before? Do you think it matters?

I normally do it after, just because I feel that it might help to pull out any iron that the clay might have "loosened." I don't know if there is any sort of credence to that, but that's just how it seems in my head.
__________________
Find my reviews helpful? Consider making a donation to the supply/beer fund
CamaroDreams07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 08:25 AM   #227
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamaroDreams07 View Post
Phil- I'd love to get your input on this. I've heard so many different explanations from well known detailers.

Seems that half of them do their iron decon before claying, and half do it after. What's your rationale for doing it before? Do you think it matters?

I normally do it after, just because I feel that it might help to pull out any iron that the clay might have "loosened." I don't know if there is any sort of credence to that, but that's just how it seems in my head.

I do it before the clay/autoscrub to pull as much out of the paint to reduce "aggressive" claying.
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #228
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747


Click on the photo for a chance to WIN!

This will expire on 1/25/13
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #229
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
2 Great Deals on Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner - Buy 2 get 1 Free or Buy 4 get 2 Free!

Take a look at what we just got from Sonax USA.

They asked us to provide you all with this promo.

Please take advantage of it while supplies last!

Good Deal
- Buy 2 Get 1 Free


or Best Deal - Buy 4 Get 2 Free



Don't forget to take a look at the perfect wheel brushes to use with your Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner!

Wheel Woolies

and the all new Spoke Back Wheel Woolie (available for pre ordering)


DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #230
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #231
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Join us on April 13, 2013 for Adam's Polishes Free Detail Clinic at Detailer's Domain.





Click here to RSVP


You can also email me with any questions - Phil@DetailersDomain.com
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #232
CamaroDreams07
Black Belt Shinemaster
 
CamaroDreams07's Avatar
 
Drives: Shinier than yours
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 9,162
Man, all the fun stuff is either in Florida or NJ. Can't wait for the pics.
__________________
Find my reviews helpful? Consider making a donation to the supply/beer fund
CamaroDreams07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #233
WiSSDiver

 
WiSSDiver's Avatar
 
Drives: 1968 Coupe, 2010 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: WIsconsin
Posts: 1,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamaroDreams07 View Post
Man, all the fun stuff is either in Florida or NJ. Can't wait for the pics.
__________________
WiSSDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 01:52 PM   #234
jokerkojack
 
jokerkojack's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Lenox, IL
Posts: 288
hi, I have a 3m clear bra and the car is ready to go for the season but it. Was wondering if I could seal or wax it? Products?
jokerkojack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #235
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by jokerkojack View Post
hi, I have a 3m clear bra and the car is ready to go for the season but it. Was wondering if I could seal or wax it? Products?
sure thing.

you can use the Sonax Polymer Net Shield on the clear film we have found it to work great on film.

Up keep it with Sonax Brilliant Shine Detail Spray
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #236
nUcLeArEnVoY
Oldbie that nobody knows
 
nUcLeArEnVoY's Avatar
 
Drives: people crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Homestead, FL
Posts: 3,285
Send a message via AIM to nUcLeArEnVoY
Phil, I'm looking to upgrade to Menzerna polishes for my yearly big detail in September and I want to try to polish the paint to its highest level of clarity I've ever accomplished.

I have very minor swirls over the course of the year since my last polish, but my main issue with my paint is water spot etching on the horizontal surfaces, in particular my roof. They're not severe, but their presence has urged me to decide on SI1500 for my first step with a LC flat orange pad.

My concern is this: to perfect the paint, I want to follow that up w/ SF4500 on a black pad, but is that setup too fine to remove any haze leftover from my first step? And, from your experience, is Camaro clear too hard for SF4500?
__________________
nUcLeArEnVoY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #237
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by nUcLeArEnVoY View Post
Phil, I'm looking to upgrade to Menzerna polishes for my yearly big detail in September and I want to try to polish the paint to its highest level of clarity I've ever accomplished.

I have very minor swirls over the course of the year since my last polish, but my main issue with my paint is water spot etching on the horizontal surfaces, in particular my roof. They're not severe, but their presence has urged me to decide on SI1500 for my first step with a LC flat orange pad.

My concern is this: to perfect the paint, I want to follow that up w/ SF4500 on a black pad, but is that setup too fine to remove any haze leftover from my first step? And, from your experience, is Camaro clear too hard for SF4500?
do you have photos of your car now? what color is it?

Phil
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #238
nUcLeArEnVoY
Oldbie that nobody knows
 
nUcLeArEnVoY's Avatar
 
Drives: people crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Homestead, FL
Posts: 3,285
Send a message via AIM to nUcLeArEnVoY
Quote:
Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
do you have photos of your car now? what color is it?

Phil
My car is black, and ATM I don't have any photos... :(


The swirls on my car are real mild, they're not really the issue. The main reason I want to hit the paint with a medium setup is because of the water spots. I know the spots are very old but I'm not sure if they're derived from manmade water sources or if they're just from a couple years worth of South Fla. rain (my car sits outside), because the last time I polished I just used a fine polish on a white pad so it probably wasn't enough to knock them out. If the spots are derived from manmade water, then they're probably very old because I have never let manmade water sources dry on my car in direct sunlight (or any time before 6:00-7:00 p.m., for that matter) for a loooooong, long time.
__________________
nUcLeArEnVoY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #239
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by nUcLeArEnVoY View Post
My car is black, and ATM I don't have any photos... :(


The swirls on my car are real mild, they're not really the issue. The main reason I want to hit the paint with a medium setup is because of the water spots. I know the spots are very old but I'm not sure if they're derived from manmade water sources or if they're just from a couple years worth of South Fla. rain (my car sits outside), because the last time I polished I just used a fine polish on a white pad so it probably wasn't enough to knock them out. If the spots are derived from manmade water, then they're probably very old because I have never let manmade water sources dry on my car in direct sunlight (or any time before 6:00-7:00 p.m., for that matter) for a loooooong, long time.

I would consider using FG400 and an Uber MF Cutting Pad, and SF4000 with an Uber Green Pad.
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 05:02 AM   #240
TedW
 
TedW's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 31
How do you clean and care for the new hoods on the 1LE?
TedW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 08:05 AM   #241
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
is it painted a matte finish?
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #242
TedW
 
TedW's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
is it painted a matte finish?
I believe it is a hood wrap. Matte black. Car is ordered. Build date: 5/13. Trying to get a head start.
TedW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #243
STINGER BEE

 
STINGER BEE's Avatar
 
Drives: Drives a 2010 2SS/RS Camaro
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Great White North*****
Posts: 2,247
Polisher

Hi Guys

I am trying to decide one 0f the following polishers the Porter Cable 7274XP versus the Meguiar's model G110v2.
The specs.on both is very close,have anyone used both and if so what is your take on it with regards to quality and performance .

Thanks
__________________
RUMBLE BEE
STINGER BEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #244
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by STINGER BEE View Post
Hi Guys

I am trying to decide one 0f the following polishers the Porter Cable 7274XP versus the Meguiar's model G110v2.
The specs.on both is very close,have anyone used both and if so what is your take on it with regards to quality and performance .

Thanks
Pick up the Griots Random Orbital Polisher better than both models you mentioned. Backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

The PC is a bit dated, we no longer carry them.

Griot's more power than both in a new design.
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 06:02 AM   #245
STINGER BEE

 
STINGER BEE's Avatar
 
Drives: Drives a 2010 2SS/RS Camaro
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Great White North*****
Posts: 2,247
Thanks very much for your response,much appreciated.Where would I be able to purchased this particular model.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
Pick up the Griots Random Orbital Polisher better than both models you mentioned. Backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

The PC is a bit dated, we no longer carry them.

Griot's more power than both in a new design.
__________________
RUMBLE BEE
STINGER BEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #246
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by STINGER BEE View Post
Thanks very much for your response,much appreciated.Where would I be able to purchased this particular model.
Seeing as how DD recommended it and they are a detailing supply seller, i'd bet you could order one from them.
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 AM   #247
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
yes we have them in stock and ready to go.

Order here - Griot's Random Orbital Polisher Base Kit
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #248
DetailersDomain

 
Drives: Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 747
DetailersDomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #249
Abdi
 
Abdi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 46
Hey guys,

I took delivery of my 1LE two days ago that was built back around the week of 4/22. Yesterday iwas invited to a cars and coffee event this sunday hosted by one of the wealthiest guys in our neck of the woods. My car will probably be the least expensive car there as most cara will be exotics driven up from the cities in NY, NJ, CT and Boston metro. Regardless I want to make the car look presentable.

Can I seal/wax this new paint?
I have yet to purchase any of the high quality stuff that vendors like detailers domain have to offer but is there anything I can use from typical retailers to get by in a pinch?

Needless to say I will be placing an order of Sonax and auto finesse items no later then Saturday.
Abdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #250
ihaveacamaro
I like teeth.
 
ihaveacamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: #198
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 4,595
Mothers gold carnauba paste wax is great stuff, probably the best over the counter.
__________________
Please check out my youtube detailing channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/roshan517

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful."
ihaveacamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Detailers around York region ciandrew Canada 13 07-30-2010 05:53 PM
Detailers in San Diego??? Roddd 1SS Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 3 07-18-2010 09:15 PM
NOVA Detailers Rafsanjani USA - Mid-Atlantic 2 04-01-2010 03:02 PM
Car Detailers XAnimal Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 0 12-21-2008 05:13 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.