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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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A couple detailing questions...

What I use:

Microfiber wash mitten
Meguairs Golden Class car wash
Microfiber cloths
2 bucket method


So first off I have these little spots all around my car, mostly near the lower half of the car but mainly in the front, like they're paint chips or dirt that i cant seem to get off with wax or washing. Some of them may possibly be left over wax that I didn't catch. But most are something else. I'll post pics later, but I can really see them with my led flashlight. How can I possibly get these spots off? Or what can they be?


Next question is how do I remove water spots from my windshield? I've tried washing it with my Meguairs Gold Class car wash and rain x with microfiber cloths and I just can't seem to get the spots off.

Third is everytime I go to dry my car and use my microfiber cloths, THEY NEVER SOAK UP ALL THE WATER! No matter how many times I go over it and wring it out and I still can't seem to pick up all the water. I have 3, 4, or 5 different towels and it just doesn't work....what am I doing wrong? I've tried going left to right, then flipping it over, and going right under where I just got left to right. I've tried circular motion, and then I just got fed up and just kept going over it left right up down, whatever to get it. Finally get most of it but there is still spots.


I love keeping my car clean but I just can't seem to keep it SPOTLESS.

Plus I need to get a toothpick or something and get in between the creases and get rid of the excess wax and such. I just feel like I'm doing it all wrong...

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What I use:

Microfiber wash mitten
Meguairs Golden Class car wash
Microfiber cloths
2 bucket method


So first off I have these little spots all around my car, mostly near the lower half of the car but mainly in the front, like they're paint chips or dirt that i cant seem to get off with wax or washing. Some of them may possibly be left over wax that I didn't catch. But most are something else. I'll post pics later, but I can really see them with my led flashlight. How can I possibly get these spots off? Or what can they be?


Next question is how do I remove water spots from my windshield? I've tried washing it with my Meguairs Gold Class car wash and rain x with microfiber cloths and I just can't seem to get the spots off.

Third is everytime I go to dry my car and use my microfiber cloths, THEY NEVER SOAK UP ALL THE WATER! No matter how many times I go over it and wring it out and I still can't seem to pick up all the water. I have 3, 4, or 5 different towels and it just doesn't work....what am I doing wrong? I've tried going left to right, then flipping it over, and going right under where I just got left to right. I've tried circular motion, and then I just got fed up and just kept going over it left right up down, whatever to get it. Finally get most of it but there is still spots.


I love keeping my car clean but I just can't seem to keep it SPOTLESS.

Plus I need to get a toothpick or something and get in between the creases and get rid of the excess wax and such. I just feel like I'm doing it all wrong...
What you should try is a clay bar to get all the little dirt and residue build up off that only washing dosnt get. You can get the mothers kit from walmart for like 18 bucks. It is a must have for cleaning your car. You only use it every once and a while but you can reuse the clay.

Next buy your self one or two of the "absorber" towels from walmart. They're like almost 10 bucks a piece but they make drying your car a 100 times easier and you can get the water spots off with it while your drying. In my opinion worth every penny. They come in a plastic tube.

Next get some good quality wax. Like mcguires gold plus or turtle wax ice or something like that.

And I personally hate the microfiber cloths leave to much fuzzy shit behind. I would go with the chamios cloths. Specially for waxing. They're yellow and kinda feel like a suede leather type cloth. I use the little ones that come a few in a pack from walmart and I think they're the best for waxing in my opinion.

Get a spray detailer like mcguires or turtle wax ice or whatever you want and some polish also by turtle wax ice or whoever.

Your mitt and car wash are fine and as far as the windows go to walmart and pick up a can of invisible glass from the auto section. That stuff is the best for Windows and its tint safe.

So all in all what you'll need to buy if you don't already have it.

Good quality wax
Spray detailer
Liquid polish
Clay bar kit (mothers)
Invisible glass (aerosol can)
"The Absorber" (for drying)
Chamois towels (for waxing)
And tire shine.

I prefer mcguires and turtle wax ice brands myself.

Now wash your car like you normally would. Then use the absorber towel to dry it off. Then use the clay bar kit on the whole car (youtube it if you don't know how but its easy). Then wax your car. Make sure to do one section at a time and let the wax dry and look cloudy after applying before buffing with the chamois cloth to a shine for best results. Next use the liquid polish again one section at a time let dry and buff out with the chamois cloth. After doing that to the car you can if you wish then use the spray detailer and give the car one last wipe down. After the then use your invisible glass spray on your Windows. Cleaning completely with a paper towel ( my buddy uses news paper for the windows and swears by it but I've personally never tried it.) Lastly apply tire shine and wipe off any excess you get on your rims.

If you follow all that you'll have the best looking car on the block. And to keep it looking Sharp for a longer time give it a quick wipe every day and give it a quicky with the spray detailer and it will stay looking car show ready longer.

Hope this helps and post up pics if you do all this so we can see the clean glory lol

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Thank you so much! I get paid Friday so I'll make a trip down to autozone and walmart. I'll take before and after pics.


Only problem is my car is always in direct sunlight at all times of the day...
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just wash and dry quick lol but when it comes to waxing it you'll want to either find shade or just wait untill evening when your car isnt baking in the sun so bad. ive actually done mine in the walmart parking lot at night under thier parking lot lamps once bc it was so hot during the day. but just wait until the evening or real early in the morning and you'll be fine.

also you could pick up some chrome polish for your rims if you want. not necessary but might help. also you can wax the outside of your windows specifically the windshield and it will help with rain and whatnot. also your rims you can wax. it makes it easier when you go to clean them next time.

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I usually also wax my headlights and tail lights. I once waxed when it was 68 degrees out and WOW it was the best coat of wax I ever put, soft and lasted forever.
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I use meguairs aluminum tire shine or something. I waxed one rim when I did my first waxing ever and left the other 3 waxless and noticed a difference when I went to give it a wash. So I waxed the others the other night but got lazy and left one more waxless cause it was nearly 11 at night. Which is also when I waxed my car was at night because I knew I couldn't do it in time in the morning and beat the sun. I was dumb enough (I knew about doing part by part) but I waxed nearly the entire car before I went back over it. My mother came out and freaked (she knows nothing about washing so I was surprised) and said you better start getting it off before it sticks!

I didn't know about waxing my windows. I saw that you can use a 50/50 vinegar and water to remove water stains and keep the windshield clean along with using newspaper. I waxed my headlights and taillights because that's how I used to do it with my uncles car and my car. He taught me some detailing things. I know that it'll be easier for me to do it at night, but your process (washing, waxing, polish, wipe down, detailing spray, wheels, windshield) is going to take me incredibly tooooooo long. It'll be past midnight before I finish and that's if I even get every little spot because I noticed I missed a few spots the times I did it at night cause I couldn't see a damn thing! I took 10+ pics so I'll upload them tomorrow, phones on 5% and I'm heading to bed for an early shift tomorrow.
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I think this is the last of them
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If you can run your nail through a scratch and it doesn't catch the scratch, It can be buffed out. For the larger chips I'd recommend buying a little bottle of touch-up paint from the dealer. I got one for $12 and it's one of those ball point or brush deals. Always a great idea to patch em up.

I love a freshly waxed car, I snapped a pic after trying out Zymol Cleaner Wax for the first time and I LOVE the results.



What I really like about the pic is how clear the metallic flake is, as well as myself
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What kind of polish should I go ahead and pick up?


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Very nice! I'll look around for that touch up paint. For wax I use Meguairs gold class caranuba plus

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Here's my to-get list:


(2) http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=939161_0_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=899712_0_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=245771_0_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=347848_0_0_

(Clay bar and detail spray package) http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=189455_0_0_

I couldn't find the absorber on walmart website but I found it on auto zone, is this it? http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=939161_0_0_

if not, is this it? http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=200030_0_0_

this is the one that walmart had: http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Origin...Towel/14294919

Interior wipes: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Meguiar-s-...Wipes/16550252

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=558858_0_0_ (is 3 ft good enough?)

Touch up paint from R.K - $12

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=21192_0_0_

And I need an oil change done soon, been about 3,000 if not a little more. I'd have to check my records. Mobil 1 Synthetic. Going to need to save up some pay checks!
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Looks like you got a good setup for cleaning products. One thing to remember with the clay bar is to turn it and knead it frequently and if you ever drop it. Just toss it, a bunch of little rocks can get stuck in it scratching your paint.
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That all looks good. I believe the first link is the right absorber. Just go to walmart and they should have it in the auto cleaning section. And that chamois cloth is fine but its the expensive one. That make little ones that come in like a 6 pack that are cheaper and I like better bc then you have a different one for each product you use.

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