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Old 07-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #69
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To get us back on topic....

With my convertible I use my car dryer (AKA leaf blower) to blow dust off the top and paint before I even rinse. It works pretty well to get dust/pollen off the top and minimize having to get it wet. After I'm all done I use a lint roller on the canvas.

Your thoughts on this approach?
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #70
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I am glad to read this BUT scared at the same time that I am going to miss something and cause paint issues later! LOL. Once I do this process, I am sure I will get it. I dont use car washes. My car is 3 months old. I let the rain wash it. its garaged. I notice spots on my vinyl stripes, I will buy "turtle ice' or UV protectant for the stripes. I have 2 dents that I am getting removed (dang dings from cars parked too close) then, a touch up on a few paint scratches, then, I can focus on my waxing!
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #71
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so helpful..I can't tell you how many times I've referred to this forum and the tips / advice you give.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #72
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #73
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I can't tell you how many times I've referred to this forum and the tips / advice you give.
I do the same!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #74
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Excellent write-up!
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #75
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Great read.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #76
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What would be the most common pads to use with the PC waxing,polishing and removing fine swirl marks or scratches.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #77
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What would be the most common pads to use with the PC waxing,polishing and removing fine swirl marks or scratches.
I'm not sure on popularity, but you can always find my product recommendations in this thread

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275418

If that's not clear, post in that thread. I'm trying to keep product and process separate if possible.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #78
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Thanks Matt, appreciate it very much on the Advise.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #79
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Thanks Matt, appreciate it very much on the Advise.
Are you wanting foam colors or manufacturers?
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In either case, I've asked multiple times for this thread to NOT go down the product path. It's even in the OP.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #81
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In either case, I've asked multiple times for this thread to NOT go down the product path. It's even in the OP.
Matt what product should I use for removing posts asking about products?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:44 AM   #82
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #83
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what are your guys opinions on this. i am looking at new 2LT vert. it is black , black top and inside leather black. 60 miles on it. test drove it. i am in kansas city, weather is hot, sun , cold winters. anyway, this car is a year old, build date sept 2012. when i drove it, it was really dirty as there is construction next to dealer lot, so all cars were dirty. if i buy, would you recommend wax, detail it.? oxidation issues on it? what about top? or, just wash it for now. again , it been outside for a year with winter and now summer. was curious. thanks!
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #84
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what are your guys opinions on this. i am looking at new 2LT vert. it is black , black top and inside leather black. 60 miles on it. test drove it. i am in kansas city, weather is hot, sun , cold winters. anyway, this car is a year old, build date sept 2012. when i drove it, it was really dirty as there is construction next to dealer lot, so all cars were dirty. if i buy, would you recommend wax, detail it.? oxidation issues on it? what about top? or, just wash it for now. again , it been outside for a year with winter and now summer. was curious. thanks!
Cross posting this in every thread is a little over the top and will make people want to help you a lot less.

I will respond to your PM though.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #85
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ok thanks. sorry
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