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Old 06-17-2013, 10:57 PM
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I use Optimum Car Wash.

For a spot free finish I use an electric leaf blower.
It's a great idea as long as it has a filter for the intake. Otherwise it can pickup debris and basically shoot it at your paint.

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As far as drying, I now use nothing but Microfiber towels as I read on a few car detail sites (auotpia.org and autogeek.com) that they are not thick/abosorbent enough to keep small missed particles away from the paint?
True, the shammies don't have a knap to catch any particles well, so if you drag them they could scratch if there is contaminate on the surface. What they do very well, however, is soak up large quantities of water quickly. So to use them I blot. This way your not dragging the cloth and it still removes most of the water. Follow up with the waffle drying towel and your dry in no time.
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Has anyone ever tried a product called Captain Richard's Best (used to be called the Bomb Motorcycle cleaner and polish. I found a thread mentioning it on the dodge challenger forum http://www.challengerforumz.com/show...t=75057&page=3

I used to use it religiously on my 2003 Honda Gl1800 (I was damn fussy about what got used on that bike, the paint was known as Illusion Blue and it was a good looking ride, when I bought a side car for it i had it painted the same color too) the cost of that paint was over $500 a quart and it was a pita to spray, fine metal flake and other stuff made it almost impossible to blend.

Just for grins i have attached a picture of that bike and my old 2003 Ram 1500, yes it got the same treatment too (if you click on the picture its easier to see) I still have the truck id sell it but its got some minor hail damage and i have pretty much made up my mind that i am gonna let my oldest boy have it because I know he will take good care of it.
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As far as waxing goes, I swear by Collinite 845 Insulator wax as it is by far the longest lasting wax I have ever used.
I use this religiously on all my "flat" color cars. I have white truck now, and it's the best wax you can use... But my wife has a Silver with some metallic flake in it, and it just don't give you the depth the paint deserves. I use Poor Boys Liquid Nattys Blue on her car.
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I use Zymol wash. Smells like "Ladies lyin' in the Sun" I also, use 2 different sponges, one above the lower body line and one below. I haven't found a wax I really like yet. Going to try some of the high end ones listed on a previous thread and see how it goes.
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... I haven't found a wax I really like yet. Going to try some of the high end ones listed on a previous thread and see how it goes.
The truth is any decent wax will get you good results if (and this is a big if) the prep,work, is done correctly. A pro can probably get a better result with the cheapest Walmart wax than most people can get with the most expensive luxury brand.
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