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    I used a kit I got from pinnacle wax. The result was unbelievable. My 6 year old white coupe looks like it just rolled out of the paint booth.

    The wash kit comes with "shampoo", paint cleanser (to remove wax) that is 100% non-abrasive, and a tub of carnuba. I clay barred it in between the cleanser and the wax, and the products all perfomed excellently. I will nothing else from now on, on my Vette.

    The clay barring is ESSENTIAL.

    Mick

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    Originally posted by mick_s3
    I used a kit I got from pinnacle wax. The result was unbelievable. My 6 year old white coupe looks like it just rolled out of the paint booth.

    The wash kit comes with "shampoo", paint cleanser (to remove wax) that is 100% non-abrasive, and a tub of carnuba. I clay barred it in between the cleanser and the wax, and the products all perfomed excellently. I will nothing else from now on, on my Vette.

    The clay barring is ESSENTIAL.

    Mick
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    Oops... guess that would have been helpfull.

    Thanks!

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    my first clay bar usage but i used the Meguiars and it really wasn't that bad, the results were AWSOME and followed by more cleaning steps the black vette looks better than when it rolled off the showroom floor. the bar took up everything. I would reccomend it even w/o trying other brands

    BTW if you are going to use it call meguiars and let them tell you what to do because the directions on the box suck.

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    I have used all brands of clay bar's (white - grey - yellow), however, this past Saturday I bought the Claymagic "BLUE" clay
    bar - WOW - using this bar is soooo much easier than the other brands - I did the whole car in approx. 30 - 45 minutes - in the
    sun even! I would suggest the "BLUE" clay bar to all!!!!
    my .02 worth

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    where can one get the microfibre towels...I have purchased some here at walmart but they are small hand towels and I'm not sure of the thread count...they work fine but a larger size would be great...is there an online store for detailing stuff??

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    I just ordered a bunch from www.pakshak.com and am very happy with them. They have the larger micro fiber towels, too. If you mention that you're a member of Autopia Detailing, there will be a substantial discount. Click on the "contact" and ask them for a quote.

    Some on-line sites for car care products are:

    www.properautocare.com
    www.goodspeedmotoring.com
    www.autogeek.net
    www.griotsgarage.com
    www.autodetail.com

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    Im noticing water spots on my car. You can only see them in direct sunlight and up very close but they aggrivate me! The only way to get rid of them is to wax the car. I end up waxing the car once a week. Why are these damn things showing up! Also whats the best brand of wax? Im currently using Turtle wax color cure. It seems to work pretty well. Im gonna look into the clay bar soon! I have a lot of wax on this thing. a good 4 or 5 coats! (I cant stand it dirty my friends think im crazy cause i was it nearly every day!

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    Originally posted by atmmac
    Im noticing water spots on my car. You can only see them in direct sunlight and up very close but they aggrivate me! The only way to get rid of them is to wax the car. I end up waxing the car once a week. Why are these damn things showing up! Also whats the best brand of wax? Im currently using Turtle wax color cure. It seems to work pretty well. Im gonna look into the clay bar soon! I have a lot of wax on this thing. a good 4 or 5 coats! (I cant stand it dirty my friends think im crazy cause i was it nearly every day!

    Check out www.pinnaclewax.com

    No I not affiliated with them in any way, other than as a very satisfied customer.

    You must use the liquid carnuba, awesome stuff.

    Mick

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    IM going to go stop at lappens and see if they have any

    Thanks

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    I keep my 95 in purfect shape. Only 43K. The paint is in excellent shape. I have it waxed at least once a month. Why is it that a little bird crap can leave a mark on your finish? And you can't even wax it out?! How do I remove the imperfection that the bird crap has caused?

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    Originally posted by LT1 95
    I keep my 95 in purfect shape. Only 43K. The paint is in excellent shape. I have it waxed at least once a month. Why is it that a little bird crap can leave a mark on your finish? And you can't even wax it out?! How do I remove the imperfection that the bird crap has caused?
    Not to complicate things for you, but it could be several factors.

    First off, bird dung is quite acidic and can penetrate most waxes if left on for too long.

    Secondly here are a few questions for you about your car care approach:

    Was the product you used a polish (the type of polish that is a cleaner and protector in one).

    What are you using to wash it?

    How long did the bird droppings sit on your paint?

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    Hey Detailing Dude,

    I have my car professionally washed and waxed. I do not know what they use however they are reputable detailing pros in my area. As for the amount of time the bird crap was on my car, just hours.

    I asked my detailers what to do and they said the bird crap can eat away at your clear coat in just minutes. Wet sanding may be the only way to remove the marks. What are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT1 95
    Hey Detailing Dude,

    I have my car professionally washed and waxed. I do not know what they use however they are reputable detailing pros in my area. As for the amount of time the bird crap was on my car, just hours.

    I asked my detailers what to do and they said the bird crap can eat away at your clear coat in just minutes. Wet sanding may be the only way to remove the marks. What are your thoughts?
    They're right...... in some degree or another. I've seen bird crap go through a well waxed car quickly and some have not been very quick at all. There are a few key factors:

    • The Birds Diet
    • The Surface Protecion
    I don't know what sort of products your detailer used or what type of food the bird had been eating but worst case scenerio....... ineffective protection and lethal dung and yeah, you could be in for a round of wet sanding........ and I've seen worse where it needed a repaint.

    There's no standard for how long the feces can sit on paint car and not have damage happen.

    A good thing to carry in your trunk is a bottle of carbonated mineral water. What you can do, if you get bombed, is:
    1. Pour a bit onto the paint and let the bubbles and water work to soften it
    2. Let sit for until it looks like it's softened
    3. Shake the bottle and "Pressure Wash" the remaining excrement
    4. Wipe down..... BUT........Be quite careful when wiping down that you're not pressing hard
    5. Wash your car immediatly when you get home to clean up the mess
    You want to be quite careful with the wiping away the defecation as many species of birds assist digestion by eating tiny pebbles.....which you don't want to grind into the surface.

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    Some great, great information! Thanks so much.

    When you all clay-bar the car, do you actually feel it's doing anything as you're actually clay-ing? I clay-barred my '96 once and kind of just shrugged, quitting after 1/2 the hood because I wasn't convinced it was doing anything. Was it?

    I've always used Meguiars products but am going to try Pinnacle Souveran.

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