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Old 08-10-2014, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ajdoha234 View Post
Wow, that looks good. How long did it take you to do that?? I can honestly say that I never waxed my car. I either paid someone to do it (fairly cheap to find someone to do it when I lived in Qatar). I also used drive thru washes religiously. But that was the greatly added benefit of owning a silver car. Almost impossible to see swirl marks on a silver car..downside is it never had that WOW bling shine. Attached is a picture of probably the best I ever had it looking.

Your silver looks pretty slick!

It was a learning curve on keeping the paint in good condition. I never go through car wash. It's always hand washed. I also have a good stash of cleaning and detailing products. Worth the investment. The first time I washed, clayed, wash and waxed, it took me around 6 hours. Those were the days of "kids-free"!

NowI just wash, clay and wax twice a year. If your car paint is already in good shape, it's not difficult to keep it in good condition throughout your ownership. Now I normally wash and clay on a Sat afternoon. Keep it locked and dust free in the garage, then wax early on Sunday morning while everybody is still sleeping

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:02 AM
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A detailing person who knows what they are doing will not charge $300 for claying, polishing, and waxing. I've witnessed hundreds of horror stories of ruined finishes after the wax wears off.

This isn't true, that's about what I use to charge (now at that price I wouldn't touch the interior). And yes there are good and bad detailers...some can **** up a car bad.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rajeek View Post
I think he means the glaze was a bad idea.

Sent from Bighorns' pants.

Glaze, glaze.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DLF750 View Post
Well, that's a lie. I HAD the car detailed. $300 and they washed clayed compounded and waxed her. Shampooed the carpets, cleaned treated and conditioned the leather etc and touched up every scratch on the car. Looks like new! If you need detailing in Chicago, I've got the best guy
where'd u get the 760 quad tips/diffuser and how much? thx.
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