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Old 09-26-2010, 10:36 PM   #1  
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Default I waxed my car today... Couple pics...

This is the first time I get to detail it this year. I think I did a quick wax it 3 times total, I try to wash it at least every week or two, but this has been SUCH a busy year I really didn't get to do a proper detail untill now; the end of the driving season (it was 37F here last night!).
The process was as follows:
Wash with Down dish soap to remove all traces of old wax
Wash with car soap to make sure it is extra clean. Usually I'd claybar in between both waxes, but I was too busy.

I used a Porter Cable random orbit buffer and a medium foam pad. Step one was Zaino Fusion; a mildy abrasive compound to remove some of the scratches.
Step two was Zaino All-in-one; a cleaner wax that's supposed to remove swirl marks.
Step 3 was Zaino 5 Pro, the wax itself, which is supposed to fill in some lighter scratches. This product I do not like: it is greasy and doesn't dry. It actually detracted from the appearence of the vehicle leaving some streaks that 3 separate buffings wouldn't remove. BUT, since it is so greasy, it stays on, so that's why I used it for the end of the season.

The car turns 78,000 miles this week and is a daily driver; the paint is obviously quite worn... Still, it sure cleans up nice when I put the time into it :thumbsup:
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:45 PM   #2  
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Looks amazing!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:53 PM   #3  
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Great Job !!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #4  
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Nice.I waxed mine today as well and didn't want to drive it afterwards because it looked so good!
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Nice! Now a red stripe on the lip of your wheels would make it look BOSS!!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 PM   #6  
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:14 AM   #7  
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Nice job, what do you use on your car? I'm a big fan of liquid glass, usually do 3 coats and finish with a high speed buffer..........shines like mirror afterwards. I have tried Turtle way, Ice wax and love that stuff because it leaves no white residue......you even wax the black trim and rubber, no discoloration.
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Lookin' good
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Fantastic job if your car is black.

If it's any other color, you missed a few spots!




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gorgeous, im currently blacking mine out and I like what my future looks like
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Nice job, what do you use on your car? I'm a big fan of liquid glass, usually do 3 coats and finish with a high speed buffer..........shines like mirror afterwards. I have tried Turtle way, Ice wax and love that stuff because it leaves no white residue......you even wax the black trim and rubber, no discoloration.
Looks Good! Sam! He says in the post that he used Zaino,
I'm a big fan of Liquid Glass too. With 3m compounds from body supply's. Really surprized more don't use it.
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Looks great, Sam.
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The factory rims in black look tremendous.
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sweet....nice,,,..
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The reflection in the first picture says it all. Great work, Sam.
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