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Old 08-15-2011, 07:28 PM   #101
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sure thing.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #102
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I have two quick questions for you:


1. What do you suggest for removing light to moderate scratches on a black vehicle? Something that I can apply by hand would be the best. And then what wax to follow up with. The truck spends most of it's time outside.

Sure thing, by hand that will be a tough one I guess I would suggest Menzerna Power Finish that's a good polish.

I would suggest though to use a PC or the like it would do a much better job and probably save you a ton of time.


2.What can I use to get the white wax haze off my trim. This is on my Black Silverado that my dad went a little crazy with the orbital on!!! I saw a cleaning product on the site, I think pre-wow or something like that but with that do I have to follow up each wash with a trim coating?

What type of trim is it can you get a photo...

You may want to use a soft brush and some Adam's APC then follow with Pre Wow.

Let me know if that helps.
Phil, Thanks again for the advice and the products. Next time I'll try and remember the discount code. Anyway, the Prewow seemed to work pretty good. It got most of the white haze off. Should I try it again before the next wash and just keep going about it like that until its all gone? Also, on the Menzerna product....I'm in the process of apply it now with an orbital. I just want to be clear on the next step. Am I to buff if off then apply a wax/sealer? Thanks for your time and patience with me.

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Old 08-26-2011, 10:42 AM   #103
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Phil, no love??? What can I use to that's a little more aggresive on the scratches? I have some stubborn ones! How about this:http://www.detailersdomain.com/Menze...ound_p_61.html


The truck in question is black.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #104
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yes that will work but follow it with a super intensive and super finish.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:10 AM   #105
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yes that will work but follow it with a super intensive and super finish.

Do you have some better suggestions?
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #106
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what else did you have in mind, maybe you can share a photo of the areas you need work on.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:56 PM   #107
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K I'm going out a limb here because this question may be stupid for some but I've never waxed any of my cars before and would like to start with my new, if it ever shows up, 2012 T3. My concern and I have not seen an answer yet previously, how do I wax around the stripes or clay. I've read before that they need to be taped as to not get any wax on them but I'm afraid of taping them. Also what about sealants, can they be put on? Please help the anxiety of what to do is killing me even before the car gets here.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:58 AM   #108
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K I'm going out a limb here because this question may be stupid for some but I've never waxed any of my cars before and would like to start with my new, if it ever shows up, 2012 T3. My concern and I have not seen an answer yet previously, how do I wax around the stripes or clay. I've read before that they need to be taped as to not get any wax on them but I'm afraid of taping them. Also what about sealants, can they be put on? Please help the anxiety of what to do is killing me even before the car gets here.
I believe the stripes are not painted on these they are vinyl.

If they are I would consider using a liquid type product, spray on a mf towel , wipe, and buff off.

don't let anything sit on it and use something clear as it won't stain.

These would be what i would consider.

1Z einszett Spray Wax

Optimum Opti Seal


As for taping while polishing that would be a good idea.

You can use 3m masking tape developed for automotive paints
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #109
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Thanks, the stripes are suppose to be carbon fiber on the T3. I don't know if that makes a difference. just really concerned about possibly any residue on the edge of the stripes as well as being able to see the difference between where the wax ends and the spray starts. Last thing you want is a car like this then not having the knowledge to care for and looking like a dumb a**.
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Got a chip repair question. I've managed to fill in a chip to the primer that was .25 inches by about .75 inches. My problem is that when I sand it down even I alway manage to sand some of the original paint down to the primer so it is discolored. Any tips on how to prevent that?
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:54 PM   #111
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Hey Phil,
What's the best product I can use for cleaning and polishing my Bogarts. The car went right to the shop for almost a month after a weekend of drag racing without being cleaned so the rims have some caked on brake dust. I'm afraid that it may start pitting.

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Old 12-22-2011, 10:06 PM   #112
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What's the best product I can use for cleaning and polishing my Bogarts. The car went right to the shop for almost a month after a weekend of drag racing without being cleaned so the rims have some caked on brake dust. I'm afraid that it may start pitting.

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Sonax Full Effect or P21s wheel gel will treat you right. Just spray it on, let it set, aggitate it with a Swissvax wheel brush. Then spray them off. They are safe on any wheels.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:01 AM   #113
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Sonax Full Effect or P21s wheel gel will treat you right. Just spray it on, let it set, aggitate it with a Swissvax wheel brush. Then spray them off. They are safe on any wheels.
yeah I would agree this is a good kit

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner Kit
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #114
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I've got number rash from a bad park job next to me. Don't think its down to the paint but there are some white scratches. Will a good buff and wax take care if these?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #116
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How can I make my oem polished wheels really shine. They just dont seem near as shiny as others that I see around town. Thanks in advance
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I've got number rash from a bad park job next to me. Don't think its down to the paint but there are some white scratches. Will a good buff and wax take care if these?
any pictures?
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How can I make my oem polished wheels really shine. They just dont seem near as shiny as others that I see around town. Thanks in advance
take a picture of them, what have you used to clean them so far?
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i will try to get a pic posted asap. all i have done is washed them with car, nothing special
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I look forward to them.
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sorry it took so long, been a long day. like i said they just seem to be not nears a "shiny" as they were just two weeks ago. but maybe its just me thinking that.
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Hey Phil,
Just came across this thread and bought the convertible cleaner and protectant kit.
I have (picked up Nov 25 2011) a 2012 2SS/RS convertible and had my first "droppings" on the top a few days ago. I cleaned it right away, but it made me want to get some product geared for cleaning and protecting.
Also, I found out about using Prima Wheel Armour on the RS wheels that came with my car, on this thread as well.
I know I will be looking at this thread for more useful information and the products that you provide,
Thanks!
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Hey Phil,
Just came across this thread and bought the convertible cleaner and protectant kit.
I have (picked up Nov 25 2011) a 2012 2SS/RS convertible and had my first "droppings" on the top a few days ago. I cleaned it right away, but it made me want to get some product geared for cleaning and protecting.
Also, I found out about using Prima Wheel Armour on the RS wheels that came with my car, on this thread as well.
I know I will be looking at this thread for more useful information and the products that you provide,
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anna,

thanks for the order I know Sue got that out today so you should have a tracking number etc already.

prima wheel armour is great.

if you need anything at all just email or call us.
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sorry it took so long, been a long day. like i said they just seem to be not nears a "shiny" as they were just two weeks ago. but maybe its just me thinking that.
dznts,

you can try cleaning them up and using some polish on them.

what do you currently have in your garage?
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what do you currently have in your garage?
what do you mean exactly?
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