help out a detailing newb - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


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.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2006, 10:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jack is on a distinguished road
Default

I'll throw my support for claying in here too.Used one for the first time last month, love it, will do it every time I wax now.

I'm not trying to turn this into a flame war over what wax is better though. Myself I use Meguiars NXT, I like it but I know everyone has their prefferences.

as for you living off a dusty gravel road I can sympathyze with you there. I too live of a dirt road and have a dirt driveway, and travel down many other dirt roads as well. Get yourself a California duster.They are great for quickly taking dust and pollen of the surface of your car.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006, 10:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sol
I'm weary of using dish soap. If you want a fresh coat of wax, use the clay. You'll clean all the crud out of the paint as well as remove any old wax and polish.
if the wax is under the dirt you remove with the clay bar it will NOT remove wax. Which is why they were suggesting dish soap. Which is not the proper way to remove wax.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006, 10:37 PM   #13
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

If things are that dirty, then claying twice in a spot will remove everything for sure.
Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 01:10 AM   #14
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default

but dish soap has abrasives in it. I was told to always use a car wash detergent for that reason.
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 06:07 AM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippy1827
but dish soap has abrasives in it. I was told to always use a car wash detergent for that reason.
Dish soap is really good at removing oils and a lot of waxes have oils in them. There is nothing bad about oil in the wax used on cars. Makes the wax go on easier and protect longer.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Detailing Business Help SpinEm_90 Lounge 31 05-11-2010 11:26 PM
Audio Newb syntac Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 07-13-2003 09:05 PM
Newb Needs help randallons Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 7 07-05-2003 10:50 AM
Tranny Cooler question from the Newb... karfreek Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 03-10-2003 09:41 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:19 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.