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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 08-08-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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Picked this up from Mothers.com
http://www.mothers.com/detailguide/

Weekly
Wash
Trim
Glass: Clean
Interior: Vacuum

Bi-weekly
Wheels

Monthly
Intensive Detailing: Jambs, under-hood, emblems, etc.
Apply correct preservative, protectant, clean cracks
Tires
Full dress, scrub bead to tread
Polish, clean along seals
Clean stains, vacuum trunk, etc.
Leather: Condition

Every 8-12 weeks
Bead to hub, polish wheel & lugs
Paint: Sealer/glaze
Paint: Wax
Thoroughly clean leather surface and recondition

Bi-annual
Paint: Pre-wax cleaner/polish

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Detailing PDFs
http://www.mothers.com/detailguidedownload/
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Heh, I've been doing most of that bi weekly or so, Never waxed it though..... Printed it out
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So far since i bought the Alero I've:
The day i got it: Liquid glass precleaner, then the polish
A day later i used Meguiars Liquid gold class on it
Then one month later...last week..I used the meguiars gold class paste on it, then i used Never Dull on the wheels, and foaming tire shine on it.
I take care of it, i dont want the paint to turn out like the Bonneville!
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hmmmm, washing my bonneville...... now there'* an idea....
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All my cars are going to see is the trip to the car wash when they get dirty till spring. Can't wait till it heats up
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Default Re: Cleaning & Detailing Planner

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Originally Posted by Merlin 91/97
Picked this up from Mothers.com
http://www.mothers.com/detailguide/

Weekly
Wash
Trim
Glass: Clean
Interior: Vacuum

Bi-weekly
Wheels

Monthly
Intensive Detailing: Jambs, under-hood, emblems, etc.
Apply correct preservative, protectant, clean cracks
Tires
Full dress, scrub bead to tread
Polish, clean along seals
Clean stains, vacuum trunk, etc.
Leather: Condition

Every 8-12 weeks
Bead to hub, polish wheel & lugs
Paint: Sealer/glaze
Paint: Wax
Thoroughly clean leather surface and recondition

Bi-annual
Paint: Pre-wax cleaner/polish

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Detailing PDFs
http://www.mothers.com/detailguidedownload/

Does anyone really do all this? I don't think so. I'd end up spending more time on the car than my wife!
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I do all but the following about every 2 weeks (it is nice having a job washing cars when theres nothing to do.)

emblems, etc. Apply correct preservative, protectant, clean cracks
Polish,Clean stains. Bead to hub, polish wheel & lugs
Paint: Sealer/glaze Paint: Wax Thoroughly clean leather surface and recondition
Paint: Pre-wax cleaner/polish

I do use micro wax on the head and tail lights to give it that extra shine and use mist and shine or shine as you dry occasionaly.

I recomend wiping out all of your door jams every time you wash it to dry and keep it clean it only takes a couple of sec while you are at it you can get the extra dirt splatter that may be on the under edege of the car behind tires that did not get removed.
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I do that list to the T most of the time. Since the car wash is outside the bay doors of the limo shop, its a one stop deal for me. Plus I used to detail cars in my earlier years[lol] as a job.
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