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Old 11-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #281361
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Clay bar is a great and very safe way to "clean" your paint. If you paint feels rough, start with a clay bar, Mothers has an excellent kit for $20, it's available at any car parts store. Make sure you properly lubricate the car to help prevent marring (marks on your paint) otherwise you need to polish it out. Ideally, you want to wash, clay, wash (again), polish, wash (for the third time, polish leaves behind an oil residue, you need a clean surface to work with before you wax the car), then follow up with your wax. The results will be bueno. But it's a lot of work, and if you are doing it by hand you will NOT remove the swirls and light scratches..


I saw your thread a while back...are you still doing details? Because if so in spring or maybe summer I may take you up on that...even though you are an hour away

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #281362
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My mom's car needs a serious detail. The paint is really contaminated and it needs a good wax, but surprisingly, it doesn't need a whole lot of paint correction.
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I usually do wash clay wax every 6 months, wax every other month, wash every week.

Your method seems like a lot of work, clay barring takes a pretty long time
Good stuff. Washing three times isn't necessary, wiping down with some alcohol or some equivalent is also good. It really varies upon the car and how extensive the detail is.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #281363
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well this paper is due wednesday so fairly last minute. I normally would do it tuesday night but because the world hates me I have 3 major papers due this week
I'm a professional content provider - 10 plus years journalist for Dow Jones, cnet etc. in marketing content now and always willing to pick up side work. I wrote a 14 page white paper and an 8 page research note in the last 36 without breaking a sweat in the least.

In college I wrote papers for ounces of bud, but I'll write you a 10-15 pager on anything that doesn't require me to complete mathematical problems for $200 flat 12 hour turnaround, let me know. Ill also work for parts I need... Or bud.

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Clay bar is a great and very safe way to "clean" your paint. If you paint feels rough, start with a clay bar, Mothers has an excellent kit for $20, it's available at any car parts store. Make sure you properly lubricate the car to help prevent marring (marks on your paint) otherwise you need to polish it out. Ideally, you want to wash, clay, wash (again), polish, wash (for the third time, polish leaves behind an oil residue, you need a clean surface to work with before you wax the car), then follow up with your wax. The results will be bueno. But it's a lot of work, and if you are doing it by hand you will NOT remove the swirls and light scratches..
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I saw your thread a while back...are you still doing details? Because if so in spring or maybe summer I may take you up on that...even though you are an hour away

How much for a 323ci?
Yeah, shoot me a PM. I'm good to detail on breaks. Definitely over the Summer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #281366
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is this stuff any good?

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Clay bar is a great and very safe way to "clean" your paint. If you paint feels rough, start with a clay bar, Mothers has an excellent kit for $20.
If I can do it any moron can do it, you just need the detailer spray to keep the clay from sticking... My car looked so good after I did it last spring... Must do again!
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I'd believe it if my car is worse or at least at a similar level

My interior isn't so bad, but the exterior is just awful. Basically covered in swirl marks, rough paint, even fade in a couple of places
Is your car jet black or black sapphire? Jet black must be a nightmare. Looks great when it's been detailed, but it's really easy to notice any flaws. That's why I like metallic paints. They hide the imperfections better.

My car is Space Gray... great color in terms of hiding the dirt.
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I'd definitely hit you up, but I'm a few hundred miles away!
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my car needs a serious cleaning. For sure needs clayed REALLY bad, and a couple layers of wax

too bad I don't have a house anymore
Can camp in my 4 car driveway and use hose anytime hombre gives me an excusentonignire family and work in mine too...
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I usually do wash clay wax every 6 months, wax every other month, wash every week.

Your method seems like a lot of work, clay barring takes a pretty long time
that's pretty much my regiment. Although during the summer I wax it maybe every two-three weeks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #281372
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Is your car jet black or black sapphire? Jet black must be a nightmare. Looks great when it's been detailed, but it's really easy to notice any flaws. That's why I like metallic paints. They hide the imperfections better.

My car is Space Gray... great color in terms of hiding the dirt.
My tiag is good at looking average 24/7

Doesn't really look super dirty, but it doesn't look all that fantastic when detailed either.

Still better than a black car. Fvck that, black cars aren't worth it
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I'm a professional content provider - 10 plus years journalist for Dow Jones, cnet etc. in marketing content now and always willing to pick up sided work. I wrote a 14 page white paper and an 8 page research note in the last 36 without breaking a sweat in the least.

In college I wrote papers for ounces of bud, but U'll write you a 10-15 pager on anything that doesn't require me to complete mathematical problems for $200 flat 12 hour turnaround, let me know. Ill also work for parts I need... Or bud.

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That's actually not a bad price. If I had other finals to worry about, not having to worry about a long paper would be a great relief.

Do you guarantee an A? That's the question... lol
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Is your car jet black or black sapphire? Jet black must be a nightmare. Looks great when it's been detailed, but it's really easy to notice any flaws. That's why I like metallic paints. They hide the imperfections better.

My car is Space Gray... great color in terms of hiding the dirt.
Jet black

and there have been so many times were I've washed/waxed it andt hen not even 4 hours later go "oh fvck, what's that?! That's new!"

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Lol, I've spent a whole afternoon detailing my dad's black g35 just to see the next day it's covered in a fine layer of dust
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Even I'll admit that thread was DOA. Nobody is interested in a thread sans coil overs And my SULEV thread is full of Mtech II questions lol
You and your car need more spice; not much flavor.
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That's actually not a bad price. If I had other finals to worry about, not having to worry about a long paper would be a great relief.

Do you guarantee an A? That's the question... lol
on the having to guarantee an A

I would be tempted too however basically all of my papers are due this week
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My tiag is good at looking average 24/7

Doesn't really look super dirty, but it doesn't look all that fantastic when detailed either.

Still better than a black car. Fvck that, black cars aren't worth it
Remove dat orange peel for a mirror finish
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