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      03-05-2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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What car wash products do you use?

I have an Alpine White G20 on order and looking to get some new supplies for when it is delivered in April.

I've been a fan of Chemical Guys products for a few years now. Used them on my previous Benz and generally thought they were good quality. However I'm not sure how they actually stack up against Meguiar's, Mothers, Adam's, etc.

Does anyone have any product advice or cleaning tips? I try to follow these steps generally:

1. Rinse Car
2. Foam Cannon/Blaster with Chemical Guys Mr. Pink soap
3. Two Bucket Wash Method with Wash Mitts
4. Meguiar's Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner
5. Clay Bar
6. Chemical Guys Jet Seal or White Light
7. Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax
8. Chemical Guys V7 Spray Sealant and Detailer

Thanks!
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      03-19-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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Those are great products. Check out AMMO NYC. Larry is crazy meticulous. His hydrate is a unique product that dries and leaves a layer of protection. Check out his very detailed videos. Expensive but the absolute best
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      05-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
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2 buckets with multiple wash mitts(1 bucket with mitts and soapy water and other is empty bucket)

After soaping the car take 1 mitt and focus on an area of the car, use both sides, discard. Repeat with the remaining wash mitts.

Final rinse, and dry done!

I use Sonax cleaner for rims known for german rims..
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      06-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #4
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Mainly Adam's, but I'm not monogamous. My process has settled down to...

Adam's for detail spray, glass cleaner, vrt, buttery wax, interior cleaner, waterless wash, paint sealant*, drying & buffing towels.
Chemical Guys for wash & apc.
Sonax for wheels.
Menzerna for polishes
Uber, Adam's, or Chemical Guys foam pads + 7424XP
Optimum No Rinse for clay lube+detail spray+winter maintenance.
P21S for chrome polish.
Zaino Glass polish for windshields
BMW Bug & Tar, works surprisingly well for stubborn tar.

*evaluating... So far I like the process & initial look, TBD on longevity.

Regarding tips and advice... Always use a grit guard and a 2-bucket wash process. Do not skimp on good towels. Don't stress too much about which product is "best"; use what works for you and your process. And have fun - detailing a fine automobile as a weekend warrior should be enjoyable.

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