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PostSubject: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 3:39 pm

I cant decide if I want to get my car detailed before i put it away for the winter or to wait until spring of next year...? any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 3:40 pm

Both!!!

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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 3:46 pm

ya but its like 200 for a professional detailing!!
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 4:05 pm

Shawn1112 wrote:
Both!!!

X2! Professional detailing IMO is a waste of money if you know how to do it yourself. I do mine all the time since I got the Charger. I had a shop do it once and they did an amazing job but id rather put that money towards another mod. If you can only do it once then you should do it before you put it away. Then just give it a good wash in the spring. But thats only if you dont drive it during the winter and it sits in a garage. If you drive it at all then id say do it before winter and then again when spring hits.

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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 4:10 pm

i have no idea how to buff and polish and wax...i suck at it big time!! thats why id rather have a pro do it...unless somebody here could help me out!!
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 4:28 pm

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i have no idea how to buff and polish and wax...i suck at it big time!! thats why id rather have a pro do it...unless somebody here could help me out!!

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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 4:37 pm

ya but ive tried before using rubbing compound and it just looked worse...i can never get it to look like the pros...
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 4:47 pm

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ya but ive tried before using rubbing compound and it just looked worse...i can never get it to look like the pros...

Look on Youtube, there are a shit ton of tutorials on how to buff/wax your car with a buffer. Thats how i learned. Just be prepared to spend a lot of time doing it. Everytime I do my car, it takes at a minimum of 11 hours. I make sure I do it right.

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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 5:16 pm

Try to stay away from rubbing compound because if you don't use it correctly it create more Micro marring to the paint. Like Joey said check out YouTube or become a member of Autopia.com
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2010, 7:05 pm

at least have a car wash do a quick wax on it before you put it away but full detail jobs i do in the spring.

i wax my car again before i put it away but i don't try to get the swirls and all that out. somehow it seems to get swirls just sitting in my garage every year anyways, so a full buff would be a waste of time and clear coat. you only have so much clear coat you can buff so save it for spring.

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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeNovember 3rd 2010, 11:47 am

ok i tried a lil bit last night...i used an 10" orbital with turtle wax polishing compound and swirl remover...only thing i noticed is when i was tring to take it off some didnt want to come off...but it did when i washed it...
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PostSubject: Re: When to detail?   When to detail? I_icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2010, 10:29 am



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