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Old 10-23-2007
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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?
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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)
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-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
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3M, hands down...
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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)
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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.
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Insulator Wax (forget the brand)
Armor All tire shine
Mothers Clay bar
California Water Blade (cuts down drying to one towel)
Simple Green
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mothers clay bar (paint)
NXT liquid wax (paint)
NXT detailer (on dash, all plastic, glass, and paint)
Busch Aluminum products. (wheels)
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Water, soap haha

Also NXT wax and sometime the NXT detailer
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Whatever the drive thru car wash puts on it.
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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
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I think i'm just gonna deal out the cash and get the whole Meguiar's product line, i love their stuff.
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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
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water and dish soap! i need to wax and clay my truck but right now just water and DAWN
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water and dish soap! i need to wax and clay my truck but right now just water and DAWN
never use dish soap, it has degreasers in it that can damage your paint and clear coat
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Meguier's and 3M for everything.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
It will also take off any wax that has been applied to the vehicle.
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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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