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I use any decent car wash... lots of soapy watyer, etc. Clean it then, (if neded) with Griot's Garage cleaning clay and fastshine... use their Carnauba Paste wax... works very well. (I use this system on Honda Odyssey & CR-V as well!
 

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I'm with Gasman ... have been real pleased with Griot's Garage. I think their car wash is terrific, and they have a large selection of car care products (I like the liquid carnuba wax) and detailing recommendations. www.griotsgarage.com but you ought to get hold of the printed catalog. :)
 

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Obviously, I'm a zainiac now, but once upon a time I used Turtle Wax ZipWash, in a big, cheap jug, with good results.
 

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I have used Zymol in the past and it has worked well, but I have since switched to Griot's Garage wax for both my cars. It works great.

I also use many of their other car care products.
 

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I have always been a big fan of Meguires products. Their #26 wax works great (dry or liquid form). I use a orbital buffer and it makes the car look really impressive. Last week I used the Swirl remover, followed by #7 polish and finished by a coat of #26 and on a 1992 Volvo. The car looks better than the day we first bought it....

Ootyboy

PS: If you are confused about the numbers check out the meguires web site: http://www.meguiars.com/
All of their products are by number.
 

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klasse twins/blitz wzx

you need a good car shampoo, klasse twins and top it off with
blitz wax you will be amazed by the result plus you only have to do it twice a year.check www.autopia-carcare.com and go to forum nice site check the archive..later:D
 

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This must be a rhetorical question. ;). In my past life I only used Meguires. I have seen the light and no know that I was wrong. Zaino is the only choice...
 

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I'm with ootyboy, I use Meguires. Good stuff.

I also would/have used Zymol & Zaino.
 

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Been using Griot's Machine Polishes and Best of Show Wax for the past three years with excellent results. Plan to try Zaino on the MDX as soon as the new product comes out. I'm not stripping the Griots until I know the Zaino can be used in cooler climates. The procedure to apply both are much the same, strip off old product, clay, polish, etc.
 

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I would also recommend using a Powerwasher to rinse off your car before using any type of Shampoo or cloth. A lot of times cars have fine grains or sands on the paint that cannot be removed with a regular water hose. Once you start applying the shampoo and wiping it down it causes fine scratches on the paint. If you powerwash you get the fine grain stuff off and there will be no scratches.

I have a 1400 PSI electric power washer. You just have to make sure that you are not too close to the paint, because it can cause some major damage.


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I know you diehard Zaino's may laugh big time, but I've used Durashine's product for 6 years. I like it since it really does sheet the water and it's super easy to apply. You take a hose and flush the excess off.

Go ahead and chuckle, but as I'm not a fanatic for the finish- this does a great job and is easy!

Be gentle on the rebuttles please.
 

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Redwing

Honestly, if it works for you, then more power to you -- that's why there are a bunch of alternatives depending on the "look" and amount of effort people want to put into washing/waxing. I washed my old Heep GC 3 or 4 times in as many years (but it was gray, and it was a Heep). Here's a new avatar for you :)

 

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Re: Redwing

TheWorm said:
Honestly, if it works for you, then more power to you -- that's why there are a bunch of alternatives depending on the "look" and amount of effort people want to put into washing/waxing. I washed my old Heep GC 3 or 4 times in as many years (but it was gray, and it was a Heep). Here's a new avatar for you :)

I deserve that- but really, the stuff works pretty well. Remember the posts on RainX. Not for all, but does work. I have hand waxed my Infinti about 4 times and used the "shine" the rest of the time, and the finish is great. The car is dark green, and after rains- no spots- at least not tons of them. It spots lots more with the "carnuba" type hi end waxes.
 

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I thought I would do a search on powerwashing. I ended up here.

Is powerwashing considered safe? I read it can cause major damage. Any bad experiences anyone?

Or as someone mentioned, use it first, to remove sand particles before washing.
 
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