polish & wax - 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 03-08-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default polish & wax

I never took care of my cars until I joined BC back in nov 05 this year will be my first wax cause now IM a car clean freak, could I have quick tips as I never done this before
Also claybar .I read lots about kinds and meguires seems to be consesus but not really any ho to'*.Teach me please .
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

get a start by reading everything you can find here...

megs how-to section, here...quick tips, and here...how to claybar

this is my car after its first claybar
Name:  PDR_0017.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  95.3 KB
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 05:41 AM   #3
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 Re: polish & wax

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdq
I never took care of my cars until I joined BC back in nov 05 this year will be my first wax cause now IM a car clean freak, could I have quick tips as I never done this before
Also claybar .I read lots about kinds and meguires seems to be consesus but not really any ho to'*.Teach me please .
Lots of good reading links supplied by Haro in the post above. Take your time and browse all three websites.

Ok you asked for a procedure and this is what I do to my car twice a year. I do some modification of the process almost every week.

Tools to wash and clean car:
Two buckets- one for wash solution and one with clean water to rinse cleaning tool.
Boars Hair Brush
High Quality sheepskin wool mitt.
Old worn out sheepskin wool mitt.
Chenille wash mitt.
Three waffle weave micro fiber drying towels.
Two micro fiber glass cleaning towels.
Five ultra plush micro fiber towels.
Worn out Zaino cotton product applicator.
Boars Hair 1 inch paint brush.
Vacuum cleaner.
Leaf Blower

Product I use to clean car.
Zaino Z7 car wash.
Zaino Z16 perfect tire gloss.
Zaino Z6 ultra clean gloss enhancer spray.
Bon Ami window cleaner
Pledge
Eagle 1 A2Z tire cleaner

Wash and clean routine:
Use 1 in Boars hair brush to clean cracks and crevices in the interior of the car.

Use pledge to clean wood dash kit.

Clean interior windows using Bon Ami and micro fiber glass cleaning towel.

Vacuum car and clean mats.

If tires are really dirty I will use Eagle 1 A2Z to clean tires. Otherwise Zaino Z16 will be all I use.

Wash exterior or the car using a Boars hair brush to clean the hood, top, trunk and doors down to the rocker panels. Use a high quality sheep skin wool mitt to clean rocker panels and body panels that lie under the car. Use worn out sheep skin wool mitt to clean wheels and finally use a chenille mitt to clean the wheel wells. Before I replenish the cleaning solution on the tool that I am using I rinse the tool off in the clean water.

Use leaf blower to blow off excess water from car.

Use the three waffle weave micro fiber towels to blot dry the car including the underside of the trunk and hood. Also open the doors and do the door jambs.

Use Zaino Z6 and remove with Ultra Plush micro fiber towels.

Use worn out Zaino product applicator to apply Zaino Z16 to tires.

Use Bon Ami and micro fiber glass cleaning towel to clean exterior glass.

This process takes me about an hour and a half from start to finish. When this is finished if I choose to do so I can now apply another coat of Zaino Z2 or Z5. The application of Zaino takes me about an hour and a half to do the entire car including under the hood, trunk, and the door jambs. I also use Zaino on my wheels as a carnauba wax will melt once the wheel heats up in the summer time.

Yes some of us like to keep a clean car. I am a firm believer that a clean car runs better.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 10:09 AM   #4
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys exactly what I wanted , mine always drives better clean. I also think it gives me 50 more HP LOL.
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Nope. Sorry. Only 30..... Might feel like 50 if you let her get really dirty, but it'* 30 HP tops....



Liquid glass is a good alternative to standard waxes. Lasts a heck of a lot longer, and is easier to use. BUT, the car best be really clean before you apply it. Anything under it is gonna be there for quite soime time....

Check this thread - http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=37485
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 11:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Home Sweet Home in New York
Posts: 2,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mortehl is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOS95B
Nope. Sorry. Only 30..... Might feel like 50 if you let her get really dirty, but it'* 30 HP tops....



Liquid glass is a good alternative to standard waxes. Lasts a heck of a lot longer, and is easier to use. BUT, the car best be really clean before you apply it. Anything under it is gonna be there for quite soime time....

Check this thread - http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=37485

I second MOS here. Billboost has me hooked on Liquid Glass and I swear by it now... just thoroughly clean the car first.
Mortehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 11:08 AM   #7
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 MOS95B
Nope. Sorry. Only 30..... Might feel like 50 if you let her get really dirty, but it'* 30 HP tops....



Liquid glass is a good alternative to standard waxes. Lasts a heck of a lot longer, and is easier to use. BUT, the car best be really clean before you apply it. Anything under it is gonna be there for quite soime time....

Check this thread - http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=37485
I thought LG gave an extra 45HP, could be wrong on this.

As you realize anythig you do is better than nothing.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 11:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

So, just parking it under the downspout during a good rain isn't good enough????

I know that I think about waxing it pretty often, will that help? If so, how often do I have to think about it for best results?
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Just think about it? Or actually get up and do something???

During the winter, I use the crappy drive through wash and wax about every other week, so using real wax, you could probably go once a month(?) Maybe every other month....

With the Liquid glass, I'd say you could easily get away with once in the spring, once in the fall, and just wash in between
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 11:41 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

Lol, it was a really crappy, and failed, attempt at humor. Truth is, I am really bad about waxing my cars often enough.

I have recently been talking to a friend who is fanatic and has had a few show cars. He believes that almost all the retail clay bar out there is crap (crumbly and inconsistant in his opinion) and says he will pick some up for me at the auto body shop where he gets his. Then I'll look into the Liquid Glass you guys are talking about.
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$&)$&*)#&+()#%& )#@(%&#)%*(&+_ Maymybonnieliveforevr Lounge 6 05-02-2007 07:07 PM
wash, clay bar, polish and wax...56k crack a beer c0rsa180 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 18 04-20-2006 06:26 PM
Buff, Buff, Polish & Wax..... bandit Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 14 04-12-2006 10:52 PM
Fresh Clay, Polish and Wax c0rsa180 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 20 05-25-2005 07:39 PM
Wax/Car Polish macho_mike21 General GM Chat 9 08-14-2003 10:56 AM


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 08:36 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.