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Question New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

It is the 3rd weekend and 500 miles of owning my gorgeous black summit. I hand-washed it myself last weekend but it is a little tall for me to reach the roof. I am planning on taking it to get professionally washed and waxed today or tomorrow. Is there any particular wax that they should not use or are most of them ok on my new baby?

Photos taken with iphone on Treasure Island, CA.

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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

blackfire wet diamond is great sealant!!! meguiars #26 is a great wax!!! nice pics!
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

^^ i agree. im a big fan of the meguiar's line. Meg #26 ftw!
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

Zaino is the best imo - look it up
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

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Zaino is the best imo - look it up

Triple ditto on the Zaino. Any Zaino.

Clay it first (yes even on a new car) it makes a big difference.
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I always give mine a wash with Dawn soap to strip whatever crap wax the dealer put on there, then hit it with Meguires NXT.
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

Looks very very nice!!
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

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I always give mine a wash with Dawn soap to strip whatever crap wax the dealer put on there, then hit it with Meguires NXT.
i wouldnt use Dawn on any car's surface. Get a quality car shampoo and claybar! here's a read from one of the forums im on
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sho...t=washing+dawn
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

I have been impressed with the results from any of the Griot's Garage (http://www.griotsgarage.com) line of products. Really well thought-out products,and their guide to detailing is excellent. I like to wash with boar's hair brushes or microfiber mitts (never use nylon or plastic brushes!), available on extension wands for big vehicles. Rinse thoroughly, "blow dry" with a dedicated portable car vac/blower, then towel with chamois or microfiber. I use less soap than recommended in warm (not hot) water. If paint is already great, or a new car, there is no need for polishing. Polish always removes "something", so unless you already have swirl marks or scratches you won't need it. On a new car I'll start with Paint Prep to remove dealer-applied silicone-based treatments--they can contribute to haziness or poor adhesion of "better" products. Next I'll go over all painted surfaces with Speed Shine and paint cleaning clay to remove the micro-contaminates that don't come off with washing (!). Our new cars will have particles of rail dust embedded in the clearcoat which washing alone won't remove. On bodywork I use a 100% carnuba or Best of Show wax. On a daily driver I might use the Paint Sealant product, which looks great and lasts a long time. On the wheels I use Paint Sealant which lasts longer than wax and makes it easier to clean wheels between washes. One of Griot's tech advisors turned me on to their Engine Bay Dressing, which keeps the engine bay looking good and makes it easier to clean as grime accumulates. I'll lightly wipe the Engine Bay Dressing on any hoses and cables coming into the cabin which helps them shed grime. This stuff does not stay wet and gooey like Armor-All (which I dislike). You can even spray it under the fender wells to help them shed grime and muck, making it easier to get them clean with just a water blast from the hose. Unpainted plastic surfaces get the Plastic Cleaner and Plastic Polish (use the polish with a very light touch, "less is more") with 100% cotton wipes and towels.

Washing with the right products, and using the Paint Cleaning Clay is the most important part of the ritual. Lots of coating products look good. . . a lot comes down to whether one is okay using silicone-based products, or whether you'd rather be silicone-free. I personally think I get best results from the carnuba wax products or state-of-the-art Sealants. I obsess about the finish for the first year or two of ownership, then I get lazy. I lose all self-control and start using automatic carwashes! Shame. This is the point where I start to need to polish the swirl marks out. A good random orbital polisher makes this job go a lot easier.
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Congrats - nice truck!
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Re: New summit photos (+question about 1st wash & wax)

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Triple ditto on the Zaino. Any Zaino.

Clay it first (yes even on a new car) it makes a big difference.

Agree with the above...
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Love Meguiar's prep stuff like 205(favorite) and 105
Not a fan of Dawn or any other dish soap on a car.
For the finish Collinite #915 is hard to beat.
Go to AutoGeek and read the reviews and pick something you like and stick with it.
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