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Old 04-10-2015, 10:03 AM
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Also remember to clay bar you vehicle first. I'm sure there is tons of contaminants in your paint from its rail trip out west.
Can you give me a quick schooling, or a link on, "Clay Bar 101"? I've never used one.

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Old 04-10-2015, 10:29 AM
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It's very simple. Your clay bar kit will come with the clay bar and a spray on lubricant. Start by washing you car thoroughly. Then simply spray the lubricant (which I think is just a detailing spray) on to the area your working. Be generous with the spray too much is better than not enough. Then break a piece off the bar and use it by rubbing back and forth across the painted surface. Reapply the spray to keep the paint lubricated. You're going to feel the clay bar grabbing the contaminants from the paint. Look at your clay bay and when it looks dirty you can simply kneed it and you'll have a clean surface on the bar to continue using. If you take a clean rag and run it across an area you've done to see if you've gotten all the contaminants off your paint. If the rag slides smoothly across the paint you know the panel is clean and ready for wax. Here's a summary.

1) Start with a clean car.
2) Spray the lubricant on thoroughly.
3) Take a piece of of the clay bar and work in back and forth across the painted surface.
4) Reapply lubricant to keep the paint protected.
5) Continue working the area until it is smooth to the touch.
6) make sure to apply a wax when you are done to protect your paint.

Search you tube. There are some good videos on clay barring. It will ease your concerns by swing how simple it really is. The results you get are well worth the extra hour or two.


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Thanks much. I'm going to give it a shot before I wax it.
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Re: Nu Finish ??

I'm a Liquid Glass proponent, Have tried many many products, and as yet none have out done Liquid Glass, easy to use, great shine, and protection, a little pricy but it has been around for ever......I would suggest using a magic clay to get your paint in great shape prior, and then if your really picky, apply a good fine polish after your clay treatment, finish up with the Liquid Glass...... You don't have to do these steps if your paint is in good condition, just apply the Liquid glass, also use care, you don't want to apply Liquid Glass on any textured black plastic areas, as it won't come off
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Thanks much. I'm going to give it a shot before I wax it.
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You can use any modeling clay, you can get it at hobby shops etc
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You can use any modeling clay, you can get it at hobby shops etc

I did not know that. Thanks for the tip👍


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I've used Nu finish on my Toyota Tundras and both my wife's JK and mine. Never any issues. Same rules apply as other waxes, I.e. Avoid plastic trim etc.
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I just used it today. Good stuff


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How about plastic exterior trim? I've been using plain Jane Armor All in the white bottle for years. Is there something better I don't know about, that you guys do? I like the high gloss, but not the fact dirt sticks to it like mad. I'm trying to find a good product that will dry nice and shiny and slick to the touch, but not tacky. The same with Tire Shine. I've found from surfing around You Tube, most of the pro detailers like a thick, water based product for tires, because it has less tendency to "sling off" on to your paint. But again...... Which one? There are literally dozens.

One of the best guys on You Tube I've found for detailing advice, is a guy named Larry. His You Tube channel is, "AMMO NYC". He even has his own line of signature detailing products he uses and demonstrates. Check him out. He really knows his stuff, and demonstrates his methods and products on some of the highest priced, fanciest cars you'll ever come across!

Another thing about this new Grand Cherokee is all the plastic trim under the hood, including that huge engine bonnet. I'd like to keep that protected as well. It gets hotter than hell under that hood, and stays that way for hours on end. I would like to keep it protected so nothing starts drying out and cracking over time. I've also got a lot to learn about leather. This is the first vehicle I've ever owned with full leather interior. More stuff to buy.

This morning I'm off to the store for a Clay Bar and a new wash mitt. I'm sure I'll find $50.00 worth of still more crap I "need". Yesterday I ordered a Dash Topper for it, and a set of Weather Tech floor guards and a cargo pan. I'm undecided about the side bar steps. I'm going to hold off for now, and drive the vehicle for a while. Besides, I'm going broke!
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I like to use aerospace protectant 303. It gives tires a nice rich clean look without being overly shiny or greasy looking. It also works great on plastic trim and bumpers like on my wife Jeep Wrangler. I don't use any on my interior trim, but it says it's good on leather too. I usually only use a rag with a little dawn dish soap or simple green to wipe down the interior. I hate a greasy feeling interior and we don't get enough harsh sun here in Michigan to really need a protectant. Well at least my garaged vehicles don't. I buy my aerospace protectant at my local RV store it's cheaper and they stock it by the gallon. For cleaning dirty tires I use bleche-whit(sp?) tire cleaner if for no other reason than my dad used it to clean his tires. It seems to do a good job of getting tires back to there raw state so to speak and readies them for protectant. I'm sure you'll get a hundred different opinion on all this. All of which have there merits. You just need to find what works for you.

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For cleaning dirty tires I use bleche-whit(sp?) tire cleaner if for no other reason than my dad used it to clean his tires. It seems to do a good job of getting tires back to there raw state so to speak and readies them for protectant.
I've been using Westley's Bleach White for years as well. It's really good for removing all of the oxidized rubber from the sidewalls. I like the way when you spray it on, how you can watch the brown crap just run off the tire. I just try to keep it off the wheels because it's some strong stuff. Thanks for the advice on the 303. I'll keep an eye out for some, and give it a shot.
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