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Old 06-22-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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My car's surface was starting to feel a little rough and had some pretty bad swirling so yesterday I did a little detailing session on my car, mostly by some helpful advice from you guys. I did a wash, followed by Mothers Gold clay bar/detail spray, Zymol cleaner/polish, and Mothers Carnauba wax. Also used Meguire's leather cleaner/conditioner and some Armor-All on the interior. I also just got a new black top with a glass rear window and 5% tint all around, so the car is looking real nice right now (I'll try to get new pics soon). I Did it all by hand because I haven't got a buffer yet but I had the help of a friend which made it go alot faster. Of course, it rained last night but hopefully, it will still look good over the next few washes. Now, the questions: Does anyone recommend any of those wax as you dry products to keep the shine going for longer? Also I ussually just use tire shine on the cars black plastic parts, it that the best way to go? Anything I should use while the top is new to keep it looking new?

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If you want longevity then a carnuba wax is the worst thing to use. I have found that Zaino gives you the longest shine (many months)

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Old 06-22-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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Really? I heard that carnauba should be your last step and helps it last... I used carnauba paste and that stuff is thick as hell, sometimes hard to rub off.
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Carn. is more known for a last step SHINE agent. It does not tend to last very well at all.
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I've heard Zaino is a good follow-up, and you may want to try out the Meguiars NXT speed detailing spray.

It works AWESOME and I specifically noticed I have less bugs implanting themselves on my bumper and hood.

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