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Old 25-11-13
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I have recently purchased Meguiars Gold class car wash after using CT 18 for a while.I hose off dust etc with rain water,have used the proper hand mit & also a sponge,.hose off as I go,then wipe off any residual water ,panel by panel & polish off with completely dry cloth.Have got 15 klm to the nearest bitumen but the paint work looks like it has been wiped over with a wet cloth ie watery looking marks swirled all over.I have used the Meguiars about 5 times.Any sugestion on the best way of washing, & or shampoo to use ,to when dealing with dusty rural roads.Thinking of going back to using a chamois for the final wipe over.The 2 bucket system didn,t work either.Years ago I always had the cleanest car in the district using a small squirt of Handy Andy in the bucket.Not game to try it in the Paj. Would love some help on the above please.I wash in the shade too!
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I blow dry my cars and 4x4 with my Stihl leaf blower works a treat
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Thinking of going back to using a chamois for the final wipe over.
I reckon you might have answered your own question there!

Can't beat a good quality shamois. I have no idea where to get a decent one (or which brand).The ones I've been using for years I bought of a mate who was in the trade but has now moved overseas.

What chamois are other forumites using?

I like to have one chamois for paintwork and a second one that is dedicated for wheels, engine bay, door jams, etc.
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My first post well here I go ( my Tug NW White GLXR 2 weeks old at 500km, HD Firestone Airbags, Tekonsha Prodigy, Formula 1 Tint. MM Towbar kit, Rhino Racks, lots more to come in 2014) Its ready for towing and that's all Im concerned about, gettin out there.

I've ve just detailed a new NW Paj and an old Paj NM, my new paj looked ordinary when I got it. It had been in the yard for god know's how long. MM paint is crap/thin. a bit like our Sub Forester.

You need a spare couple of hrs listening to the radio etc for this wash and this is only for the few out here they give a toss about paintcare etc
You should only need do it once or twice a year depending on your environment etc

Have used Gold Class for years, its ok if u buy it on special. I have switched to new Meguiars NXT Tech Wash

The swirles try Meguiars Scratch X, never used it but i read its ok, lots of detailers use it according to USA online forums.

My detail/anal tips ( once year) as I've ve just done it twice in the past month.

Use good microfibre cloths, I dont use sponges, use a good mit, use quality chamois and keep real clean i use about about 4 microfibre towels one for each stage

My pajbus is a Flat white (non-metallic) and has come out glossy white, everything beads nothing sticks to it (yet), very smooth, showroom proud.

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Meguirs Nxt Tech Wash, as normal
Meguiars Claybar and Polish ( painful 1.5 hrs but made a hell of a difference)
Meguiars Mirror Glaze, hand polish on/off, brings out the depth of the paint colour
Use Tech wax, love this stuff, polish on /off all by hand, no machines
Repeated wax step
I use Mothers natural black for any external plastics, they look new again
All in the shade followed by:

A few beers, James Squire Pale Ale Nine Tails is the poison this month
Followed by Bundy Rum for dessert.

Next wash will be Nxt Tech Wash and that's it
Every so often Il hit it with Meguiar's Quik detailer ultimate wax, keeps it protected.
This Paj is a business car so needs to be kept clean.

I didn't buy paint protection, my mate was a detailer said wax on/ wax off canubra,

My wife wishes I would clean the house the way I cleaned the car....lol, not going to happen.
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I have recently purchased Meguiars Gold class car wash after using CT 18 for a while.I hose off dust etc with rain water,have used the proper hand mit & also a sponge,.hose off as I go,then wipe off any residual water ,panel by panel & polish off with completely dry cloth.Have got 15 klm to the nearest bitumen but the paint work looks like it has been wiped over with a wet cloth ie watery looking marks swirled all over.I have used the Meguiars about 5 times.Any sugestion on the best way of washing, & or shampoo to use ,to when dealing with dusty rural roads.Thinking of going back to using a chamois for the final wipe over.The 2 bucket system didn,t work either.Years ago I always had the cleanest car in the district using a small squirt of Handy Andy in the bucket.Not game to try it in the Paj. Would love some help on the above please.I wash in the shade too!

Hosing first will not remove the dust/dirt. The reason dust/dirt sticks is the negative/positive charge between vehicle and atmosphere.

Quality detergent is needed to break down the surface tension.

CT18 can be a bit harsh on paintwork. I would rather use RL18 also made by Warwick/Chemtech.

I have been using a wash from Amorall lately and find that pretty good.

With RL18 you can wash in the sun or shade and you don't have to wash a portion at a time. Wash the whole car then rinse it off.

Believe it or not there is an art and a proper way to wash a vehicle.
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I blow dry my cars and 4x4 with my Stihl leaf blower works a treat
This sounds like a good idea. The problem with using a Chamois on a car that drives on dust road is that the wiping with the chamois leaves marks for the dust to stick to (static maybe?)
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This sounds like a good idea. The problem with using a Chamois on a car that drives on dust road is that the wiping with the chamois leaves marks for the dust to stick to (static maybe?)
Yes ,am wondering if the static electricity that the NW hits us with when we are getting out of the car helps the dust to adhere.Does anyone use Nu Finish wash or polish ?
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All the Harley riders use Mr Sheen from the supermarket. Wash and dry the car, squirt on Mr Sheen (on to a dry rag) then wipe off (with another dry rag) while it is still wet. Don't allow it to dry as it will streak. I use those synthetic microcloth rags bundled in several colors from kmart. Great results for paint, chrome, pipes, mirrors, the lot. About $5 a bottle. The same thing in an auto bottle would be 5 times the price. It's silicon so I don't know how it will go on top of wax, may take a couple of applications.
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Yes ,am wondering if the static electricity that the NW hits us with when we are getting out of the car helps the dust to adhere.Does anyone use Nu Finish wash or polish ?
I love the Nu Finsh polish. Well, actually, it is more of a paint sealer than a polish. It may not create the best shine but i find it is awsome at protecting paint.
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