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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:28 PM

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QUOTE (vios2000 @ Sep 27 2009, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi all,

just did the following:

1. car wash with meguier nxT car wash
2. meguir gold wax.

can't really different between meguire power and my normal kit products ???? smile_dead.gif or i need to apply clay bar before i wax it again? but, my surface is clean and smooth so i don't think i need that clay process isn't it? and i didn't get my target or "mirror like" or" oily look" finishing....

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Maybe a sifu's work using normal products also can get remarkable result?

My detailing work last weekend also did not up to my expectation, as I've skipped clay & polish. Only wash,wax then seal. I guess claying is really important to prepare the surface to polish, before jumping to wax & seal.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:50 AM

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Claying is a very important step in detailing. It helps get rid of contaminants that can 'dull' your paintwork.
Claying also helps create a cleaner surface for a wax or sealant to be applied on, so the results should be better and lasts longer smile.gif

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:25 AM

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QUOTE (SplitFire @ Sep 27 2009, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe a sifu's work using normal products also can get remarkable result?

My detailing work last weekend also did not up to my expectation, as I've skipped clay & polish. Only wash,wax then seal. I guess claying is really important to prepare the surface to polish, before jumping to wax & seal.


As vx55 said...claying also important where i partially remove some of your old product bonded on the surface...this help new product bond properly.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:38 AM

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vios2000,
SplitFire,

Remember, if you're after the 'look', the most important step(s) is the surface preparation works (i.e. clay, polish, etc), not the wax/sealant. Wax/sealant can only do so much to the look since it's main functions is to seal and protect.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:27 AM

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QUOTE (KrisMas @ Sep 28 2009, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
vios2000,
SplitFire,

Remember, if you're after the 'look', the most important step(s) is the surface preparation works (i.e. clay, polish, etc), not the wax/sealant. Wax/sealant can only do so much to the look since it's main functions is to seal and protect.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

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QUOTE (KrisMas @ Sep 28 2009, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
vios2000,
SplitFire,

Remember, if you're after the 'look', the most important step(s) is the surface preparation works (i.e. clay, polish, etc), not the wax/sealant. Wax/sealant can only do so much to the look since it's main functions is to seal and protect.

Regards.

Agreed. Wax & Sealant only protect what you have done to the surface. So if the surface is not prep nicely until shine, then wax and sealant won't help.
Clay and polish (paint cleaning) will be more important. Once the surface is prep until shine then only seal with wax or sealant.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:19 PM

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Okay, the results after clay, polish with DG501 AIO with ROB, and seal with DG601 then DG105 by hand......2nd attempt
Not happy with 1st attempt about 2 months ago.....

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:21 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Sep 29 2009, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, the results after clay, polish with DG501 AIO with ROB, and seal with DG601 then DG105 by hand......2nd attempt
Not happy with 1st attempt about 2 months ago.....


Wow, wet paint smile_big.gif
Looks good smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:41 AM

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TREMENDOUSLY WET paint and looks VERY good... smile_thumbup.gif smile_thumbup.gif smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

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Indeed very glossy smile_thumbup.gif