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04blackedge 10-23-2007 09:21 PM

What car cleaning supplies do you use?
 
Heres my list of stuff I use:

-Armor All Car Wash Concentrate
-Turtle Wax Rubbing Compount
-Meguier's NXT Tech Liquid Wax
-Armor All Proctecant
-Armor All Tire Foam
-Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish

also do you guys use liquid wax or paste wax? Whats the main difference?

dave01978 10-24-2007 06:14 AM

i use all the following

Dri wash n guard ultra-ion
Dri wash n guard, tire and trim treatment
dri wash n guard leather and vinyl treatment
dri wash n guard carpet and upholstry treatment
dri wash n guard premium metal polish
dri wash n guard oxygone (I don't use it on my truck as it doesnt need it but it is in my detailing bag)

sambob117 10-24-2007 06:40 AM

-Armor All Car Wash
-Meguiars Clay Bar and Liquid Wax
-Armor All Tire Foam
-Armor All Proctecant on tonneau
-Armor All interior products
-Green Machine steam cleaner

greygooseranger 10-24-2007 08:16 AM

3M, hands down...

gatorblue92 10-24-2007 05:02 PM

meguiers 3 step wax on the benz and zymol on the truck & sentra whenever they get waxed(been over two years on both of em:eek:)

htjunkie 10-24-2007 06:38 PM

Meguiers NXT Liquid wax, Meguiers Insane Shine tire spray, Meguier's NXT Speed Detailer, Westley's Bleche White tire cleaner, California Duster, and a chamios.

jtslmn720 10-24-2007 07:57 PM

Insulator Wax (forget the brand)
Armor All tire shine
Mothers Clay bar
California Water Blade (cuts down drying to one towel)
Simple Green

zabeard 10-24-2007 08:02 PM

mothers clay bar (paint)
NXT liquid wax (paint)
NXT detailer (on dash, all plastic, glass, and paint)
Busch Aluminum products. (wheels)

JoshK 10-24-2007 08:16 PM

Water, soap haha

Also NXT wax and sometime the NXT detailer

casfz1 10-24-2007 09:50 PM

Whatever the drive thru car wash puts on it.

Redneckstone 10-24-2007 10:12 PM

Meguiar's NXT Generation Car Wash
Meguiar's Detailing Clay - Mild
Meguiar's Quik Detailer
Meguiar's Deep Crystal System Paint Cleaner
Meguiar's ScratchX
Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax
Meguiar's NXT Generation Speed Detailer
Meguiar's Hot Shine High Gloss Tire Coating
Westley's Bleach White
Meguiar's NXT Generation All Metal Polysh
Meguiar's NXT Generation Glass Cleaner


keeps my going on 15 year old truck looking like it is brand new.. hell i still get people at gas stations say i have a nice "NEW" truck lol i just say thanks and chuckle

04blackedge 10-24-2007 10:15 PM

I think i'm just gonna deal out the cash and get the whole Meguiar's product line, i love their stuff.

Redneckstone 10-24-2007 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 04blackedge
I think i'm just gonna deal out the cash and get the whole Meguiar's product line, i love their stuff.

there is a Rep that just loves it when he see's me at the shows... got to love the big Meguiar's truck lol i always drop some major $$ every time i am at a show.. gotta keep stocked up ;)

Cynicalfaith89 10-25-2007 11:00 AM

water and dish soap! i need to wax and clay my truck but right now just water and DAWN :party:

jtslmn720 10-25-2007 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cynicalfaith89
water and dish soap! i need to wax and clay my truck but right now just water and DAWN :party:

never use dish soap, it has degreasers in it that can damage your paint and clear coat

Drew1287 10-25-2007 11:07 AM

zaino

crawly1025 10-25-2007 11:45 AM

Meguier's and 3M for everything.

Cynicalfaith89 10-25-2007 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtslmn720
never use dish soap, it has degreasers in it that can damage your paint and clear coat

o man for real? hmm never new that ive been washing cars with dish soap for years never noticed anything i guess its time to go get some car soap :dunce:

Twisted Ranger 10-26-2007 08:57 PM

Menzurna Products Rock
 
Check out this link my friend had a 03 Mecedes and used menzurna and it looked brand knew we are starting a detailing business in the Spring. here is the link http://www.menzernausa.com/Automotive_Detail.htm
later

Twisted Ranger

knightmare1015 02-19-2008 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04blackedge (Post 784296)
Heres my list of stuff I use:

-Armor All Car Wash Concentrate
-Turtle Wax Rubbing Compount
-Meguier's NXT Tech Liquid Wax
-Armor All Proctecant
-Armor All Tire Foam
-Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish

also do you guys use liquid wax or paste wax? Whats the main difference?

Liquid takes less time to dry than paste wax. Plus liquid u have to apply the majority of them in the shade. here's what I use for cleaning. meguier's Gold Class carwash, Zymol Liquid cleaner wax (applied with buffer, removed by hand) Turtlewax Ice (applied with buffer but not removed at all) 3rd coat is zymol cleaner wax (applied with buffer, then removed by hand). after doing this process 18 months between clean up jobs. Wheels: Duragloss #851 wheel cleaner/aluminum brightner, Black magic no scrub wheel clearner apply the duragloss first and let set for 3 minutes. Apply the black magic next and let set for 5 minutes then hose the wheels off and ur done. Works excellent on raised white letter tires. The finishing touch is meguiers hot rims tire gel. I use liquids myself.

knightmare1015 02-19-2008 02:29 AM

Stay away from MR. Clean's Autodry if ur truck or car is black. The **** destroys black paint. If I had a way to proove it I'd post a photo of my friend's Ranger. He's looking at a new paint job because of that crap.

Black Dragon 02-19-2008 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dave01978 (Post 784539)
i use all the following

Dri wash n guard ultra-ion
Dri wash n guard, tire and trim treatment
dri wash n guard leather and vinyl treatment
dri wash n guard carpet and upholstry treatment
dri wash n guard premium metal polish
dri wash n guard oxygone (I don't use it on my truck as it doesnt need it but it is in my detailing bag)

Any reason you use so much Dri wash n guard?
:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

htjunkie 02-20-2008 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cynicalfaith89 (Post 785808)
o man for real? hmm never new that ive been washing cars with dish soap for years never noticed anything i guess its time to go get some car soap :dunce:

It will also take off any wax that has been applied to the vehicle.

zabeard 02-20-2008 10:08 AM

Meguier's

99RangerXLT 02-20-2008 01:44 PM

Clay bar, they are all the same so not brand loyal, mother's is usually what's in stock at Wal-mart.
Lusso car wash
Lusso Polish
Lusso wax

It's spendy, but it gives me a showroom finish everytime.


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