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Old Thu, Jun-07-2018, 06:13:32 PM   #11
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Not at that level and don't have a lot to share yet, but here are my chemicals and my first shot at it.
Awesome job - car looks great!

Iíve learned that itís not about the fancy equipment but rather the process and taking your time. Now upgrading to the fancy stuff is fun as well. Detailing is equally as expensive as modifying these cars when you really get into it.
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It's cool that you can really get into it and there are so many products to try, but you can also get a lot done with some very affordable basics like Meguiar's even.
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I like what I see. Interesting choice of products as well.

Iíve been thinking about trying Chemical Brothers. They seem to have amazing videos and selections. Also, American made :thumbsup

Anyone have experience with them? Iíve been exclusively using Mothers products but want to try a very light clay bar and wax.
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Add my two cents as I just completed a lengthy detail the other day. You can't go wrong with clay bar then Meguiars M105->M205->M21->Insert your favorite wax here. Throw in a porter cable random orbital and you are gold. This combination has been used by many for a long time. Simple and relatively inexpensive and most importantly looks great. My choice of wax is Meguiars NXT 2.0 liquid. I like to hand apply, don't know why, just do. I use Meguiars APC for wheel wells and Sonax for engine cleaning and detailing. Gliptone for leather with a good tampico brush, RaggTopp for convertible care.

For those new to paint correction be careful with the M105 as you can burn through the clear depending on your car's condition and how many times it has been rough cut before. My car is titanium so you really needed to see before/after in person but posted a pic anyways along with all the other crap I use.
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I like what I see. Interesting choice of products as well.

I’ve been thinking about trying Chemical Brothers. They seem to have amazing videos and selections. Also, American made :thumbsup

Anyone have experience with them? I’ve been exclusively using Mothers products but want to try a very light clay bar and wax.
Chemical guys? I use a few of the products:

CG Barebones undercarriage
CG Window Cleaner
CG Honey Dew ( in my foam canon )
CG Mr. Pink ( good wash soap )
CG Citrus wash - I have yet to use this but bought some for a strip wash
CG polish stuff - didn't love it

CarPro makes a great line of products and I would choose them every time!

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Add my two cents as I just completed a lengthy detail the other day. You can't go wrong with clay bar then Meguiars M105->M205->M21->Insert your favorite wax here. Throw in a porter cable random orbital and your gold. This combination has been used by many for a long time. Simple and relatively inexpensive and most importantly looks great. My choice of wax is Meguiars NXT 2.0 liquid. I like to hand apply, don't know why, just do. I use Meguiars APC for wheel wells and Sonax for engine cleaning and detailing. Gliptone for leather with a good tampico brush, RaggTopp for convertible care.

For those new to paint correction be careful with the M105 as you can burn through the clear depending on your car's condition and how many times it has been rough cut before. My car is titanium so you really needed to see before/after in person but posted a pic anyways along with all the other crap I use.
Looks great!

M105 is great but it creates a LOT of dust.

Nothing wrong with the good ole fashion wax after paint correction. I have been using Collinite 845 with good results. I need to try the whole Jescar Powerlock + / 845 combo!
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