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      05-31-2011, 06:37 PM   #23
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I think hes trying to get rid of the dealer wax/sealant type of stuff...


What's the point of doing clay on a brand new car?

Well, I guess the dealer wax/sealant are off from my car now, but I'd still wash it with meguiars gold class wash..

i figured i'd clay it lightly just to be sure the paint was clean. The clay did pick up a small amount of dirt/contaminants though. So it was worth it.
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      05-31-2011, 06:40 PM   #24
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I think hes trying to get rid of the dealer wax/sealant type of stuff...


What's the point of doing clay on a brand new car?

Well, I guess the dealer wax/sealant are off from my car now, but I'd still wash it with meguiars gold class wash..
You would be surprised how much contaminants are stuck in the paint from the factory. These cars are usually left outside in the elements before they are sold. They really don't care about the paint finish as long as it is nice a shiny when you pick it up.
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      05-31-2011, 06:51 PM   #25
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oh... damn, its been a month, is it too late to do anything?
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      05-31-2011, 07:45 PM   #26
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maybe i should get this?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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      05-31-2011, 11:53 PM   #27
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It sounds like we're dealing with pretty new cars here.

Personally, I really like this post: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41760, written up by picus, a respected detailer on this forum.

Yes, it has been some years and it deals with brand new cars, but just skip the parts where he talks about removing stickers and tape.

Enjoy!
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      06-01-2011, 04:09 PM   #28
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thats a great thread, thanks
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      06-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #29
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some others that were not mentioned.

Swissvax Glacier - on the high side
Menzerna Power Lock
Einszett Glanzhttp://detailersdomain.com/carcarepr...tGlanzWax.html
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      07-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #30
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Word White BMW's are clean...
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      07-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #31
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You would not believe what came off my brand new AW with the clay bar it was disgusting
Clay bar rocks
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      07-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #32
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SWISSVAX GLACIER! It's the best wax for white... hands down.
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      07-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #33
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see for yourself:

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=1064891027
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      07-20-2011, 01:48 PM   #34
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... gents ... thank you for valuable tips and tricks and product information

head is about to explode ... ... trying to figure out the proper sequence of applying products - just took delivery of an alpine white e90 ...

regards
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... almost forgot ... any suggestions for a product to wipe down and protect the dash-board (dark color ... vinyl ?)

thank you
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      07-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #36
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I just used Mothers FX SynWax. The wax was actually designed for light colored cars, I was shocked from the results. Really made my silver and white cars pop, where as most the time they are still bland. I would suggest taking a look at it. I bought my paste on amazon.
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      07-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #37
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Also for interior i find 303 Aerospace to work very well. Doesn't leave a residue and gives a very natural look to the interior
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this weekend I hit some areas that had issues with swirl marks with Meg's DA Microfiber system, I was really amazed at the shine the finishing wax added to the car.
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the meg's da microfiber system is a seriously great product!
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      08-01-2011, 12:08 PM   #40
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the meg's da microfiber system is a seriously great product!
it is, 3-6 passes with cutting and 2-3 with finishing was enough to more or less remove all swirls on my alpine white, which as we all know has pretty hard clear.
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      08-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #41
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i used zaino this weekend on my AW and it is perfect.
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      08-15-2011, 10:03 PM   #42
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Great thread I posted; sorry I never checked it! LOL...A lot of info on here and I plan on cleaning my car this weekend; so I need to order something ASAP!
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      08-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #43
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go for Swissvax cleaner fluid and glacier! you won't regret it!
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      08-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #44
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I am going to see how this looks first before I order the Swissvax; not cheap! LOL
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