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      07-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #23
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hey fellow JB owner

Question, I applaud your diligence, but I know that I'm too lazy or won't have enough time for that entire process. Can you recommend a good car soap, just for weekly washes, then drying with mf towels.

Much thanks.
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Nice job. I spent some time detailing this weekend as well. I did 203 followed up by 85RD on my SG - using my new 7424xp. The results were pretty good, but I still have water spots on the horizontal surfaces and some deeper scratches.

Do you think the SIP with an orange or yellow pad will do the trick? I hate to spend more money (the SIP isn't cheap), but worth it I suppose.
Chris- I'll send you a PM later. This is a great question for George from DI. You can also PM him.
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hey fellow JB owner

Question, I applaud your diligence, but I know that I'm too lazy or won't have enough time for that entire process. Can you recommend a good car soap, just for weekly washes, then drying with mf towels.

Much thanks.
Thanks.

Minimum 5 things for a great washing experience: 5 gal bucket, Grit Guard, car shampoo, washing medium, and (wool mit, Lake Country Red Foam Ulti-Mit, or Uber boars hair brush) Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel. Technique is also important. Never wash in circles because you could introduce more swirls into the paint. Like Tony(Toad) taught me, follow the grain. If you want to step it up like the pros - then two bucket system, foam gun, and water cleaner system. A foam gun is next on my list.

Personally for cost and effectiveness, I would try the P21S Shampoo, LC Red Mit. Don't forget the grit guard, and drying towel. There are great resources here, and make sure to support our vendors!

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http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...S&Category=114

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looks good bro... i still have yet to do my car... I have SIP and 106FA as well...I also have 85rd which I plan on using as a final polishing step. Hopefully I will get to doing it soon... My flex has been collecting dust forever haha
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My JB is dying for this kind of detail right now.
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hey fellow JB owner

Question, I applaud your diligence, but I know that I'm too lazy or won't have enough time for that entire process. Can you recommend a good car soap, just for weekly washes, then drying with mf towels.

Much thanks.
Dodo Juice - Born to be Mild works really well especially if you're using any of the Dodo wax products. Seems to "replenish" the applied wax rather than wear it down so quickly as other shampoos/soaps do.
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Nice job. I spent some time detailing this weekend as well. I did 203 followed up by 85RD on my SG - using my new 7424xp. The results were pretty good, but I still have water spots on the horizontal surfaces and some deeper scratches.

Do you think the SIP with an orange or yellow pad will do the trick? I hate to spend more money (the SIP isn't cheap), but worth it I suppose.
I always use an orange pad if I have any type of light - moderate polishing/cutting to do. Just enough bite to remove the smaller imperfections we JB owners hate ........
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Hey Miro ....

Dude, had to take another look at the reflection pics ........ gotta love the detail on the hood! Wait till you get a couple of coats of the PH applied ......... then you'll see that same shine magnified x 2!!

Awesome work.
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Hey Miro ....

Dude, had to take another look at the reflection pics ........ gotta love the detail on the hood! Wait till you get a couple of coats of the PH applied ......... then you'll see that same shine magnified x 2!!

Awesome work.
Haha, thanks Tony! One day I'll be almost as good as you. Those were at my buddies house because I barrowed his garage. My little camera doesn't capture the shine...time for a DSLR.

Thanks for helping out with the other questions. I was hoping you would chime in.
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looks great, black is a great color when its waxed
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Would you mind sharing wheel and tire information like manufactuer, model and sizes. Those wheels are sick.
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DAMN! turned out CLEAN!
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looks great, black is a great color when its waxed
It is indeed!
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Im sure the pics dont do it justice at all but it looks SICK in the pics. Damn 12 hrs is a lotta luvin, i hate spending 1.5 hrs washing my car let alone 12 hrs! LOL
It's worth the time to make your baby shine!
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Would you mind sharing wheel and tire information like manufactuer, model and sizes. Those wheels are sick.
Thanks man. VMR V710 in M3 offsets.
Click the view garage link under my member name, PM me if you have further questions.
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DAMN! turned out CLEAN!
For sure, time for another coat of Purple haze!
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