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Re: A good buffer

i always wipe down in between products with a 50/50 alcohol then move on to next product. wash and wipe after clay. then wipe after polish. then sealant/ then wax.



i agree on a brand new car NO COMPOUND unless there are areas that need attention.


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polish if needed
wipe with alcohol
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i always wipe down in between products with a 50/50 alcohol then move on to next product. wash and wipe after clay. then wipe after polish. then sealant/ then wax.

i agree on a brand new car NO COMPOUND unless there are areas that need attention.

wash
clay
wash
polish if needed
wipe with alcohol
sealant
wax
Alcohol.. Never heard that route before.. And yea, that's why I wasn't sure about the compound.. She is pretty near perfect, but clay is necessary. Also, can u use soapy water with clay or do I need a product?
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Alcohol.. Never heard that route before.. And yea, that's why I wasn't sure about the compound.. She is pretty near perfect, but clay is necessary. Also, can u use soapy water with clay or do I need a product?

I've used soapy water before with fine results, key is just to make sure there is appropriate lubricator.


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Re: A good buffer

Alcohol 50/50 is a wipe down between steps.

I suggest the meguiars forums for your free time.


You can use any detail spray as a lube. .....I never tried soapy water.

Use a fine clay and you will get all the rail dust and such.
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Re: A good buffer

Have at look at the Vendors forum for brands that support Jeep Garage.
Both Adams and Detailed Image offer 10% of for members. Both just had Memorial day discounts of 15% and 20% respectively, plus free shipping for Adams. Both have frequent deals posted.

Adams: Adam's Premium Car Care - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum
Detailed Image: Detailed Image - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

I did my car for the first time last week, it is 6 months old.
Washed with Chem Guys citrus wash.
Dry with Adams Detail Spray.
Clay with luber. I was surprised at how little it actually picked up.
Wash again with Citrus Wash
Apply Gloss enhancer, buff off.
Apply Chem Guys Jet Sealant, buff off (many sealants these days need no curing time, and can be buffed off right after application. The one I used and Adams are like this, I am sure there are many more)
Apply second coat of Sealant (probably not necessary, but hell, I'm not doing it again for at least 6 months so whats another pass and 30-40mins)
Apply Adams Premium Americana paste wax, buff off.
Apply second coat of wax.

From here on car gets washed with Adams Shampoo and not the citrus wash, as the Adams is PH balanced and Citrus is not.

I still have wheels to finish the job. I have a specific rim cleaner, and then it will get two coatings of the sealant.

I did all of it manually, ie no power tool, and it wasn't that difficult. A dual action applicator would have been nice for the glaze and sealant to apply and buff off, the wax was super easy to apply and buff off by hand and I would do no different.
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never tried soapy water but agree with rob...any QD will work
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Have at look at the Vendors forum for brands that support Jeep Garage.
Both Adams and Detailed Image offer 10% of for members. Both just had Memorial day discounts of 15% and 20% respectively, plus free shipping for Adams. Both have frequent deals posted.

Adams: Adam's Premium Car Care - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum
Detailed Image: Detailed Image - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

I did my car for the first time last week, it is 6 months old.
Washed with Chem Guys citrus wash.
Dry with Adams Detail Spray.
Clay with luber. I was surprised at how little it actually picked up.
Wash again with Citrus Wash
Apply Gloss enhancer, buff off.
Apply Chem Guys Jet Sealant, buff off (many sealants these days need no curing time, and can be buffed off right after application. The one I used and Adams are like this, I am sure there are many more)
Apply second coat of Sealant (probably not necessary, but hell, I'm not doing it again for at least 6 months so whats another pass and 30-40mins)
Apply Adams Premium Americana paste wax, buff off.
Apply second coat of wax.

From here on car gets washed with Adams Shampoo and not the citrus wash, as the Adams is PH balanced and Citrus is not.

I still have wheels to finish the job. I have a specific rim cleaner, and then it will get two coatings of the sealant.

I did all of it manually, ie no power tool, and it wasn't that difficult. A dual action applicator would have been nice for the glaze and sealant to apply and buff off, the wax was super easy to apply and buff off by hand and I would do no different.
So the citrus will strip and the Adams won't?
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Re: A good buffer

If it is a true citrus wash, then it is acidic. Their own say it is not PH balanced, and that is always a recommendation for keeping your coatings.
Adams Shampoo is PH Balanced and they say it won't strip.

This review says the Citrus wash will strip at the right concentrate, and be fine at a lesser one.
Reviewed: Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss - Auto Geek Online Auto Detailing Forum
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Re: A good buffer

so, my fathers day gift from the wifey is the meguirs set. Just want to make sure i have it right...

Since she is new and garage kept with no scratches (knock on wood) I don't need the compound?

Wash, clay bar, paint cleaner, polish, sealant then wax?
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add in a wash after the claybar and proceed to the paint cleaner.
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So the citrus will strip and the Adams won't?
I washed with the Adams shampoo, that stuff is great. The suds are thicker and stay forever. Barely any evaporation in the bucket during the entire wash. Definitely my choice of wash from now on.
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I washed with the Adams shampoo, that stuff is great. The suds a re thicker and stay forever. Barely any evaporation in the bucket during the entire wash. Definitely my choice of wash from now on.
Good to know and thanks. Man, I honestly can't wait to detail her. Gunna spend the whole afternoon doing it.
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