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Unread 05-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Disclaimer: This was my first time seriously detailing a car beyond the usual soap/rinse routine. The Meguiar's products I used were part of a graduation gift from my dad.

Set about detailing my car this weekend, yesterday was spent reading up making sure I had the process etched into my brain. I gathered what other materials I needed (hose, bucket, etc.), and prepared myself yesterday. This morning (while it was still fairly cool in south Florida... [oxymoron]) I got to work. Started around 9am... finished at quarter to noon. Nearly three hours, and I am exhausted.

I started with a wash with Meguiar's liquid soap and wash mitt, then dried it off with a Meguiar's WaterMagnet. Polished the car with Meguiars Deep Crystal System Polish, and removed with a clean microfiber towel. Same goes for the wax (Meguiar's NXT 2.0), removing with a clean microfiber towel.

Overall I'd say I'm pretty satisfied for the time spent on this project. It's no Chip Foose show car, but for the quality of the paint (its old and hasn't been cleaned in a while) it came out pretty decent. I'll list which are before and after, though it should be obvious...

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Unread 05-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Looks great! I need to do the same on my car... again.
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Looks great especially for your first time.
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OOOH! Missed a spot!
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