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Old 07-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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best car detailer products to buy?

picked up a imola red m3. will post pictures once i'm done TLCing her.

although before anything, i need help with the following:

what is the best product to use for

- soap
- rim cleaner
- leather upholstery
- interior dash cleaning
- carpet cleaner (stains on the trunk)
- which brush to get?

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: best car detailer products to buy?

I've had good results with griots products. You can buy them direct or pick them up at advance auto. Advance has coupons every now and then which you can use on them to make them even cheaper plus save on shipping.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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Dodo Juice has been fantastic for me as far as waxes/sealants go.

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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- I use auto finesse lather. Its a nice pH neutral soap that doesnt strip wax. Another great soap for value is the meguiars Shampoo plus and Hyper wash

rim cleaner
- To clean up bad brake dust use sonax full effect or 1z einszett colourtec. For maintenance washes I use Auto Finesse Imperial

leather upholstery
- Leatherique would be the best option to soften the leather used in the e46 M3.

interior dash cleaning
-1z Einszett plastic cleaner to clean the dash and door panels. Then 1z einszett cockpit to maintain it

carpet cleaner (stains on the trunk)
-1z blitz works really well. Just make sure you dilute it.

which brush to get?
-I use the swissvax brushes. They work really well

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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All of the above sugestions are great. You should read up on the various detailing threads located here and visit the various sponsors' sites to aquire the knowledge so you can make an informed purchase for your detailing needs.

There are several "How-To" sections on the above sponsors' websites.

We all on here have a lot of personal favorites, some are considered the best or close to the best for the detailing function they are designed to perform.
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