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Old 02-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #57
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What is your opinion on steam jet wash technology for cleaning the exterior of your car?

I live in Saudi Arabia and I have found a car wash centre that uses a Steam jet system to clean cars.

I've been on their website (http://steamjetinc.com/e_index.html) and it looks like a good idea.

But I'm concerned if it causes any damage to the paintwork and finish to my car.

we use steam in the shop all the time. if you have the settings in the right place temperature etc it should work fine.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #58
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Hey man, Im thinking of grabbing a clay bar for spring.

http://www.eshine.ca/riccardo_blue_d...y_8oz-4000.php

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #59
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Why should I use a wheel cleaner, how does it differ from just using something like Meg's Gold Class and a brush?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #60
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Hey man, Im thinking of grabbing a clay bar for spring.

http://www.eshine.ca/riccardo_blue_d...y_8oz-4000.php

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if eshine has the yellow one pick that one up its much nicer.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:16 PM   #61
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Why should I use a wheel cleaner, how does it differ from just using something like Meg's Gold Class and a brush?
its not bad to use car wash if your wheels are in good shape.

wheel cleaner is designed to move dirt /grime/and more importantly brake dust from wheel.



my call would be Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner for the win!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:29 PM   #62
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During my winter detail, I did the full works, wash, iron x (for iron deposits), wash, autoscrub, compound, polish, seal. Fast forward about two months and I found new rusted iron deposits on the rear hatch.

Did I do something wrong? I know the rear hatch is particular dirty and rough, but I thought the sealant (Griots Paint Sealant) would have better longevity than this.

How should I address this w/o doing a full detail?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #63
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how often should you get a claybar and wax job? i live in so cal and we get a good amount of sun in the summer but that's about it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #64
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how often should you get a claybar and wax job? i live in so cal and we get a good amount of sun in the summer but that's about it.
Wax generally lasts up to 4 weeks. Claybar as needed, don't do it if its not needed. Once you strip the wax (before reapplication) feel the paint, if it feels gritty, reclay. Try the plastic bag method (rub hand over paint w/ plastic bag).
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:44 PM   #65
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Wax generally lasts up to 4 weeks. Claybar as needed, don't do it if its not needed. Once you strip the wax (before reapplication) feel the paint, if it feels gritty, reclay. Try the plastic bag method (rub hand over paint w/ plastic bag).
ok ive been right on point then. i have been doing it about every other month. i do drive 60 miles a day on the freeway though, so that beats it up too.
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During my winter detail, I did the full works, wash, iron x (for iron deposits), wash, autoscrub, compound, polish, seal. Fast forward about two months and I found new rusted iron deposits on the rear hatch.

Did I do something wrong? I know the rear hatch is particular dirty and rough, but I thought the sealant (Griots Paint Sealant) would have better longevity than this.

How should I address this w/o doing a full detail?
you did nothing wrong , on white these spots will be the most noticable, what sealant did you use, and do you do weekly washes?

The griots paint sealant I have found does not last that long.

I would consider cleaning it up and either sealing it again with the Griots or maybe pick up something more durable. Again the key would be routine washes, and trust me its easier said than done sometime.
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how often should you get a claybar and wax job? i live in so cal and we get a good amount of sun in the summer but that's about it.
I would clay when its necessary but for the most part 2 times a year.

how many miles do you do per year?
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #68
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you did nothing wrong , on white these spots will be the most noticable, what sealant did you use, and do you do weekly washes?

The griots paint sealant I have found does not last that long.

I would consider cleaning it up and either sealing it again with the Griots or maybe pick up something more durable. Again the key would be routine washes, and trust me its easier said than done sometime.
I topped off the paint w/ Collinite 845 since. It definitely seems like a solid wax. I wash as often as I can. Being as I live in an apt, this is limited to once every two weeks. I do proper ONR washes w/ warm water (at the coin op).

Any issue in leaving the rail dust there until my Spring detail?
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I topped off the paint w/ Collinite 845 since. It definitely seems like a solid wax. I wash as often as I can. Being as I live in an apt, this is limited to once every two weeks. I do proper ONR washes w/ warm water (at the coin op).

Any issue in leaving the rail dust there until my Spring detail?
no issues it may just be tougher to remove in the spring.

if we get a warm day like today ; ) it maybe worth it to remove.

but remember its good to protect after you clay.
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2 questions for you if you don't mind?!

A) Just picked up a set of wheels pictured below. Looking for any brushes, cleaners etc to help me clean them easier. Thankfully they have large openings that I can reach a sponge into but if there's something better I'm all for it.

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=822

B) I recently iron-x, clay, zaino all in one'd my new car. Paint doesn't seem super smooth/slick or repel a ton of water like I hoped it would. Doesn't have the bumpy feeling so the clay did its job. Did I miss a step? I was in a rush but pretty sure I got the whole car w/ the zaino. Not looking to spend a ton on numerous products but if theres something bang for the buck I'd be happy.
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