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Old 10-27-2010, 05:04 AM   #1
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Dusty Stripes

I noticed my Cyber Gray Metallic stripes shows the dust faster than the paint on my car. Can i use waterless car wash on them.If so, what wash does everyone use.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:09 AM   #2
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Detail spray ... I prefer Turtle Wax Ice
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:11 AM   #3
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Detail spray ... I prefer Turtle Wax Ice
I agree!! It does a great job!!!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:06 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:41 AM   #5
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why does everyone think ICE is a good product?

anything you can purchase at walmart is not even close to professional quality. save your money and find someone that sells ardex in your area. they typically sell to detailers only but I am sure you can google a rep in the area and most will come to you with a truck and sell you whatever you want. plus they can tell you which products will work best on your application. I have been detailing cars for 22 years and have tried just about everything on the market at one point or another and ardex is the best I have found.

http://www.ardexwax.com/?gclid=CIDqm...FQ2e7QodHGEdhw
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:40 AM   #6
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I noticed my Cyber Gray Metallic stripes shows the dust faster than the paint on my car. Can i use waterless car wash on them.If so, what wash does everyone use.
YES you can, I do, BUT before I do anything, I get out my California Duster adn use is correctly, then I will use the waterless car wash I have like a detail spray. been workong like a champ for at least 20 years now. I happen to use DWG's DRI WASH 'n GUARD.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:18 AM   #7
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Turtle wax ice works great,no need to spend more money on expensive products!
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:26 AM   #8
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I like Lucas Slick Mist. Easy on and easy off. I have the black stripes and after I used it I noticed the slight metallic in the stripe. Very satisfied.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #9
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I don't use the Turtle Wax Ice detail spray, but Shawn (Final Touch Detail here in Houston) said that he hated to admit it, but the Ice Car Wash is one of the best soaps you can buy.

I agree, some people get wrapped up in buying something just because it's "exclusive". Not to say that those products aren't good, but there are less expensive products out there that are equally as awesome.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:35 AM   #10
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Turtle wax ice works great,no need to spend more money on expensive products!
Well I would not say that. But if your used to the store bought stuff thats great. All I have used really but I have had some top shelft stuff in the past.
Wroks better and a lot faster to use.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #11
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you are going to get dust no matter what you use.i keep a good coat of wax on my car.i will get dust on it,but it blows off when i drive it.if it sets for a couple of days,i just use my cal.duster.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:11 AM   #12
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My black ones do the same thing. I use regular car wash soap and Turtle Wax Ice to finish them off. They ALWAYS show the dust quickly. Just gotta live with it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:14 AM   #13
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The stuff you get at Wal Mart is the same as anywhere else. They don't make a cheap version of wax, oil or anything else just for Wal Mart. They sell at a low price because of their massive buying power.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:18 AM   #14
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for in between light dusting on the stripes i use turtle wax ice, to really get them looking good i use the adams vrt spray
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:39 AM   #15
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Those stripes are vinyl, and vinyl or any plastic collects a slight static carge which of course will attract dust more than metal. Take from a Corvette owner (they are all plastic you know), they just attact a little dust. That is unless you live in the Pacific Northwest like I do, then the rain washes it right off.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #16
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Of course you can see dust on dark stripes faster... dust is light in color dark stripes are... well i hope you get it.

Just a california duster to knock the dust off. No need wasting detail spray to rub swirl marks into your paint or vinyl.

If you have dust then get rained on, wash.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:27 AM   #18
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Turtle wax ice works great,no need to spend more money on expensive products!
I thinK ICE is more expensive than meguiar's. I used to use ICE but I hated how long it took to wipe off. I switch to Meguiar's in 2006 and haven't looked back. As long as you maintain your layer of wax all the products go on and off easily.
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The stuff you get at Wal Mart is the same as anywhere else. They don't make a cheap version of wax, oil or anything else just for Wal Mart. They sell at a low price because of their massive buying power.
referring to the brands..... turtle wax blue coral... etc... you cannot buy really good quality product there. what they sell is for the novice to use....
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:44 AM   #20
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referring to the brands..... turtle wax blue coral... etc... you cannot buy really good quality product there. what they sell is for the novice to use....
and the novice I am still learning proper care techniques
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #21
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Scythezo...What Meguires do you use that is easier than Ice?
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and the novice I am still learning proper care techniques
Guess I'm just an "Old School" novice, been using Turtle Wax products since the 60's ...
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:21 PM   #24
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2nd the 2nd - Zaino is the best i've ever used.


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http://www.ardexwax.com/Product_Page.html#Wax

check out this link, they have a product for about every possible need.
typically i detail using almost strictly VIPER wax which goes on and comes off super fast, if you screw up and hit pourus plastic it wont screw you and stain it. I can wax my black camaro in about 30 minutes top to bottom and no ill effects with streaking or anything. I also use nu-wave cleaner which can be diluted 20/80 for cleaning everything from rims to stains in interior. they sell a clear coat sealant which is what auto butler charges you 200 bucks for. btw a whole gallon bottle of viper is 25 bucks. lasts me about a year and i wax about 50 to 70 cars out of it roughly.
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