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      03-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Washing the Car

Can anyone tell me what products they use to wash their cars?

Also, my car is two weeks old and I found small scratches on it can anyone recomend a product to hide them? I know BMW sells their own scratch remover as well as touch up paint but it isnt that noticible a scratch (except to me)

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2 Sheepskin wash mitts
2 buckets, 1 gritt guard
Meguiars gold class shampoo
foam gun

go to detailedimage.com..great products, great prices

those small scratches are most likely swirl marks that can be removed only by a buffer and polish

keep a good few coats of wax on the car and you will dimish the swirl marks, also read the sticky in the detailing section for properly washing a car.
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the small scratches are probably swirls that are due to either you or the dealer washing the car improperly. Like said above, use sheepskin mitts and a gritguard when washing. However, properly washing will only prevent new swirls from appearing, not remove the old ones.

For that, you need a random orbit buffer, something like the Porter Cable 7424. I like the Optimum line of prodcucts so I would use their polish on either a yellow or white pad. Then, some sort of sealant like Megs 21. Follow with a carnuba wax that doesn't have any sort of cleaners in it. I order my stuff from Detailer's Domain or Autogeek.
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2 Sheepskin wash mitts
2 buckets, 1 gritt guard
Meguiars gold class shampoo
foam gun

go to detailedimage.com..great products, great prices

those small scratches are most likely swirl marks that can be removed only by a buffer and polish

keep a good few coats of wax on the car and you will dimish the swirl marks, also read the sticky in the detailing section for properly washing a car.
+1 on detailedimage....thats where i buy my shit
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detailedimage ships really fast too if you're in the tristate area!
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It's not a swirl mark. Its a real scratch like if someone was walking buy it with something metal and hit it (its on the front bumper and it's not very noticible) but its a straight line.
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i see...the optimum polish might take it out like I mentioned, or you might have to step it up to their compound. It depends on how deep it is, but its hard to get out by hand
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sorry a bit off-topic but for wax.

hands down Z-Best wax is awesome
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