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Old 11-09-2017, 03:24 PM   #1
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Washing / Cleaning Bodywork between 'Big Washes' ??

Afternoon all good people,

I am new here, so please be gentle!

Last Saturday I did my first 'big car wash'...foam, two buckets, wax etc etc.

Due to the weather conditions (only have few ours dry weather) I skipped clay process...anyway - I am very happy with the achieved finish on my red Mazda 6 - very nice.

And even after few heavy showers, when the car dries out the paintwork looks very nice.

I mainly used Maguiars products:
- for foaming: Maguiars Wash & Wax (probably next time will use something else - strictly for foaming);
- hand wash - Maguiars Wash & Wax (two buckets);
- Towel dry the car;
- skipped clay and polish (no time this time);
- applied Maguiars Wet Wax (although buffing off roof and front of the car in light rain....)

And even after few heavy showers, when the car dries out the paintwork looks very nice.

Anyway - my question(s) here is:

Q1: How should I treat/clean the car now - I mean between / until next 'big wash' ??

Q2: What products should I use? (i.e. foam wash, jet was or only bucket wash with some shampoo + wax, polish or QD) ??

Q3: Is there any safe way to dust the bodywork off (dry) and not scratch it ??

Many thanks,

Chris
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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1. Do the first 3 steps again for a maintenance wash and maybe use a quick detailer. No need to wax again as long as it's holding the durability.

2. Would say foam or jet, then two bucket.

3. My opinion, no. I would only wash when I had the full amount of time, cut corners and you will cut the quality of the results.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:42 PM   #3
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Agree with Sam on points 1&2.

On point 3 - just don't, you will damage the paint!
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:59 PM   #4
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Thank you both gents!!

Re Q3: that was my thoughts...

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:08 PM   #5
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As add something like this to your arsenal:-
http://www.valetpro.eu/citrus-pre-wash.html
Use it on the bottom third of the car and let it dwell and blast off the proceed to your wash routine.
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OK guys - thanks for all replies.

Now: assuming I've done steps 1 & 2....and probably re-applying wax will not be necessary - can I just use QD to bring back some more shine ??

If so (I am talking about Maguiars QD), is it like spray - wipe/buff with MF, then repeat this panel/section by panel/section ???

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OK guys - thanks for all replies.

Now: assuming I've done steps 1 & 2....and probably re-applying wax will not be necessary - can I just use QD to bring back some more shine ??

If so (I am talking about Maguiars QD), is it like spray - wipe/buff with MF, then repeat this panel/section by panel/section ???

Thanks,

Chris
Exactly right fella, I find spraying onto a MF towel then apply to paintwork is the way to go, stops it getting on windows, trim or wheels where you don't want it.

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