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Old 05-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #251
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Mothers gold carnauba paste wax is great stuff, probably the best over the counter.
Thank you for the response. I've previously used Mothers and was happy with it on the cheap used cars that I've owned since my divorce over ten years ago. This new car is sort of my redemption from it.

I've been lurking in this forum for a while now and it's nothing short of impressive to see the amount of help and useful info at Camaro5.

I've heard people say not to seal or polish a new car right away... What's your opinion on this?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #252
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Thank you for the response. I've previously used Mothers and was happy with it on the cheap used cars that I've owned since my divorce over ten years ago. This new car is sort of my redemption from it.

I've been lurking in this forum for a while now and it's nothing short of impressive to see the amount of help and useful info at Camaro5.

I've heard people say not to seal or polish a new car right away... What's your opinion on this?
That's wrong. You can seal, wax, or polish a brand new car the day you get it. The paint is baked at the factory.

What you can't do is wax or Seal a car that has been repainted at a body shop, where they do not bake the paint on. There it's crucial to wait at least 30 days.

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #253
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That's wrong. You can seal, wax, or polish a brand new car the day you get it. The paint is baked at the factory.

What you can't do is wax or Seal a car that has been repainted at a body shop, where they do not bake the paint on. There it's crucial to wait at least 30 days.

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What you are saying makes perfect sense to me.

I've been reading your threads over the past few months to include your comprehensive guide of items and I must say that your contributions here are pretty awesome.

I have a 2002 VW Jetta with 210K miles that I plan to practice with before I do any kind of polishing on the Camaro.

Thank you!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #254
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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.
sorry for the delay, what color is your car?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #255
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No worries, I cleaned my car with some over the counter items as suggested above.

My car is Blue ray metallic with the vinyl wrap hood.

I would still like to properly clean polish, and seal the car next weekend with some of the high quality items that you have listed.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #256
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sure thing are you looking for something durable for your wax or sealant?

do you plan on buying a machine>?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #257
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I would like to use sealant after I polish and use some wax on top of the sealant occasionally over the summer months. I like the look of carnauba.

I would like to buy a machine, with that said I have zero experience with it so I will begin using it on my 2002 Jetta that I drive every day. It's got plenty of paint flaws. My wife owns a VW Touareg that I would also like to polish and seal. The Camaro is my first American car. Both the VW's are black in color.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #258
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ok sure thing you can do

Menzerna Power Lock
followed by Adam's Americana Wax.

If you want to pick a machine take a look at this kit we have.

Griot's Swirl Remover Kit.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #259
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ok sure thing you can do

Menzerna Power Lock
followed by Adam's Americana Wax.

If you want to pick a machine take a look at this kit we have.

Griot's Swirl Remover Kit.

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The kit looks like exactly what I need and I was looking for.

I will follow up with you on your website. Thank you!
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #260
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The kit looks like exactly what I need and I was looking for.

I will follow up with you on your website. Thank you!
no problem let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #261
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Road paint lines

Well, I was being stupid and drove over wet road paint late last night. Now I have white speckle paint along the side of my 2011 yellow camaro convertable. I am in need of advice on how to safely remove paint from the car. Thanks for your advice in advance.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #262
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sure thing you can try 3m adhesive remover.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #263
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I couldn't pass up today's deal on the griots 6" polisher, and am now wondering if I need different polish. I see some products are labeled as "machine" polish, will these give a noticeably better result? I only have light swirls to deal with, so I don't think I need anything for heavy cutting. All I have now is Mothers California Gold (3-step kit) that I thought was good until I started reading these forums

How about wax? Are they all good for hand or machine use?
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #264
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yup that was a good one that's for sure
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #265
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #266
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Hey DD, I am going to make the most out of my wax application and start using pre-wax cleaners. Want to use Pinnacle's Paintwork Cleansing Lotion since I've heard good things about it.

Details around the net regarding pressure during application seems to be unclear though, so I'm asking do you really need to apply pressure when using pre-wax cleaners as though they're polishes? I'm going to apply it by hand w/ a Lake Country CCS white hand applicator pad. I know that there are very mild abrasives in paint cleaners and that the solvents in them are actually what do most of the "cleansing" action, so I would think using pressure when working it in isn't necessary but I just want to make sure.
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Hey DD, I am going to make the most out of my wax application and start using pre-wax cleaners. Want to use Pinnacle's Paintwork Cleansing Lotion since I've heard good things about it.

Details around the net regarding pressure during application seems to be unclear though, so I'm asking do you really need to apply pressure when using pre-wax cleaners as though they're polishes? I'm going to apply it by hand w/ a Lake Country CCS white hand applicator pad. I know that there are very mild abrasives in paint cleaners and that the solvents in them are actually what do most of the "cleansing" action, so I would think using pressure when working it in isn't necessary but I just want to make sure.
for pre cleaners I typically do not put all that much pressure I apply buff off, I'm pretty sure there are instructions on the bottle I would try to follow that as close as you can for best results.
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I was wondering how I should clean my interior panels? And what products I should use? I've got painted panels so I don't want to scratch the surface.
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have you thought of wiping down with Adam's total interior or 1z einszett cockpit, and then clean up the surface with polish and wax?
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Thanks, didnt think of that. Should I polish and wax every time I clean the panels?
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Thanks, didnt think of that. Should I polish and wax every time I clean the panels?
just when they are a bit scuffed up or when they have light scratches
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #272
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Where you at Phil,no videos,pics or much of anything from you guys on the detailing side.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #273
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sorry its seems like its been a bit slow on the boards, we have a ton of write ups. I'll post the new products and videos up here in a few.
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Can you recommend a product to fill and/or polish small chips in glass and plastic headlight lenses?
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I don't know of anything that can fill pitted glass or pitted headlight lenses
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