I do it once before winter and one in spring. Some retros would be nice.. but it's the holiday season right now and spring tuition is coming up (18k). If I do retros, I want something that can handle 55w.good work. I will being giving my car major TLC after the winter season!!
Someone needs some gun metal retros to match those sick TL-S wheels, haha.
nice, go for it. I did mines in 28 degrees weather.nice... makes me wanna go clean my car now.
freezing cold.. 3hours all by hand this time.Gonna Take My Car Through The Wash This Weekend. No Handing Washing Car In The Snow.
Thanks! I was so tempted to finally wash my car and try the ultimate compound out. It come out great. Totally worth bring outside for 3hrs.Well Done! Meguiar's Ultimate compound is friendly to use "by hand" as you have shown.
The car looks great.
Depending on the wax. If it was something like carnauba wax, then I would use the buffer. As for the wheel well, tires, and splash guards, etc... I spray Simple Green or Grease Lightning on then go over them with the soapy brush and water after I finish the body of the car. Then take a microfiber towel to wipe whatever I miss when drying off the car. Also, for tires, a little tire shine does the trick afterwards, but in the pictures, no tire shine was used.hmm would hand or using a random orbital polisher thing be better? i have this cheap motor trend one that i use to apply wax. btw what do you use to clean your wheel wells and tires and splash guards and stuff? just the same soap/water but at the end?
Turtle Wax ICE Spray Detailer (to remove any excess ultimate polish that I miss) and ICE Liquid Polish to finish it up. Just in detailing supplies cost me a good $70+ (but it will last me 3 major details).Looks great! What are you using for the lsp(last step product)? Hopefully you applied a wax or better a sealant. Since you like Meguiars the NXT 2.0 is good.
so would you wax over the duragloss?Want a real spray sealant that looks like a million bucks? Go with this:
Give the TW stuff to someone you don't like. In spite of the name the Aquawax is a sealant, it contains no wax. Superb product that those in the know use and won't be without.
In this instance Duragloss Aquawax can be put on top of your car wax with no negatives. It is a sealant but also has brightness/shine enhancers that allow it to be put under or over most anything. This one is an exception to the rule.so would you wax over the duragloss?
wash - dry - clay - wash (optional) - polish - duragloss - wax?
Ike isn't saying not to drive the car. When most sealants are used (Aquawax being the exception) they must bond for 12-24 hours after wiping them off. The idea is to keep the paint from getting wet during that time to avoid durability issues. Once it has "cured" wax can be layered on top of it if desired.I can't go 24hrs without having to drive the car to run some errands..