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Old 07-03-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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What do/will you use to clean your Camaro?

What are the best cleaning products to use- cloths, soaps, waxes, etc to use when keeping your car dirt and scratch free?
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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i like mother's or magnus( something like that).
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Cosmetics subforum. Lot of info in there.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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What are the best cleaning products to use- cloths, soaps, waxes, etc to use when keeping your car dirt and scratch free?
Ant, do a little "searching" in this forum and you'll find answers to all of your questions.

If there is something you cannot find an answer to, shoot me a PM, and I'll be happy to help.

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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Dont waste your time with anything else... use everything zaino!
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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A disc sander with a 40 grit disc...and lots of Zaino.......

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Meguiar's inside and out.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #7
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the best results I've seen is Zaino...I will order my kit once I get a better time frame of when my car will be here
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:57 PM   #9
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a few Camaro 5 owners in Socal use us :p
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a few Camaro 5 owners in Socal use us :p
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:16 PM   #11
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btw I contribute to the detailing section by answering questions regarding car care.

OP to answer your question

You need microfiber cloths, quick detailing spray, your favorite carnauba wax (I use Meguiars). Just avoid car washes and you will be fine. If you must take your car through a car wash use a touch-free but make sure to wax after as the highly concentrated soaps strip any paint protection on your paintwork.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:55 PM   #13
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I use all Zaino on the Camaro..110% happy. Costly, but worth the effort and result.

Bought blonde towels, microfiber wash mitt.

100% cotton towels for soak up, no rubbing or drying.

Bleche white and brush for tires. Soft bottle brush for wheels.

Windex for glass..

Vacuum cleaner for matts and interior.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:46 AM   #14
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I use all Zaino on the Camaro..110% happy. Costly, but worth the effort and result.

Bought blonde towels, microfiber wash mitt.

100% cotton towels for soak up, no rubbing or drying.

Bleche white and brush for tires. Soft bottle brush for wheels.

Windex for glass..

Vacuum cleaner for matts and interior.
I hope that is non-amonia Windex your using on the glass,especially the glass with window tint.Tint and amonia do not go together that well.I actually use a garbage bag and windex to remove tint.
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Used Windex with ammonia since 02, knowingly on tinted windows.

Friend who did the tint wanted to know how well 3M tint held up. 6 years later, no issues. May be with inferior tint, but not with 3M.

On the Camaro, Vinegar.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #17
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Iam using EAGLE ONE WAX AS-U-DRY MICROFIBER CLOTHS ALL WAYSMEGUIARS ON TIRES HOT SHINEI was using MEGUIARAS QUIK DETAILER DONT LIKE IT LEFT A HAZING ON ITBut my car is BLACK to The eagle one is working great now
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:14 AM   #18
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Dont waste your time with anything else... use everything zaino!
+1, love all their products. Meguiars Tech 2.0 is pretty good, but will not go back to using anything else but the entire Zaino line.
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Used Windex with ammonia since 02, knowingly on tinted windows.

Friend who did the tint wanted to know how well 3M tint held up. 6 years later, no issues. May be with inferior tint, but not with 3M.

On the Camaro, Vinegar.


Vinegar is invaluable as a natural cleaner in our house!

A 50-50 mix of filtered water and alcohol makes a great window cleaner and is all I find necessary to use.
Vinegar/water mix for the really tough to clean stuff ....
but your windows should really never get "that" dirty, unless you hit a bunch of bugs or other contamination.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:11 AM   #20
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Dont waste your time with anything else... use everything zaino!
Jbeazy is right. I just did my car today

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Old 07-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #21
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A friend of mine gave me a partial gallon of a detailing spray called Auto Tech Wow. It's the color of watered down milk and it works great on my black SS. The best thing about it is that it doesn't leave any kind of haze on the plastic or glass like regular car was does.

I haven't been able to find any of this stuff on eBay or any place else so if someone can find a source for it please let me know.

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I know I know, its sacrilige to use cheap products (or anything other than Zaino) on a Camaro, but this will be my daily car, and I'm a college student with neither the funds or time to get the Zaino stuff everyone explodes in their pants over. I ordered a set of Turtle Wax Ice products, wash, liquid polish, detail spray, interior cleaner and glass cleaner for $40 total. It came with a polish pad and two microfiber cloths which were awesome. I just used my mom's Lincoln MKS as a guinea pig since I don't have my Camaro yet, and I have to say I'm very impressed for $40 and 2 hours inside and out on a very dirty car. I know it won't ever stack up to the good stuff, but it will be good enough for me, very shiny, very clean. Everything did what it was supposed to. Probably won't continue using the window cleaner though, I prefer plain old ammonia-free Windex.

I picked up a Mother's microfiber mitt and a no-name microfiber drying towel for under $10 combined. They both worked awesome.

Now ya'll can feel free to tell me how bad Turtle Wax is.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:28 AM   #25
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Soap and water. lol Just joking Im usuing armon all wax and wash soap. or might be wash and wax but you get point. I think it works great!
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