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Old 04-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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Engine: 2005-20?? 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 610 24-Valve Diesel I6 325hp 610 lb/ft
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I've moved on from natural waxes to the man made kind. Its a little confusing, some call them sealers, some polishes, some synthetic wax etc. They last longer and shine just as well in my opinion. I also like some cleaner in my products, but a clay bar first does a better job. On my Challenger, I use a clay bar about once a year, and use Zaino. Zaino is really good stuff, and it doesn't leave a white residue if you get it on black plastic. Zaino has very little cleaning ability, so a clay bar is really needed.

I also use a dual action power buffer on my drivers. People worry about burning there paint or scrathing it with power buffers, but its much easier than it looks. Its almost impossible to burn through your paint, unless you are really trying.

Another recomendation I have is to get some micro fiber cloths, they are a huge improvement that has been made to the detailing industry.

All these posts and info may seem confusing, but start out simple, experiment with different products, and you will have it figured out before long.
2004 3/4 ton Quad Cab, 24 valve 5.9 Cummins
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