REF: Hand Detailing Checklist

Eran

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Here is a complete list of some very high-quality and readily available hand-detailing products. Most of these are available at local auto parts stores either off the shelf, or through special order. All other products can be ordered through internet retailers. Following this list will be an ordered step-by-step for exterior product use.

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[color=red][b]Hand Detailing Product Checklist:[/b][/color]

[i][b]Meguiar's Products[/i][/b]
[b][_] Meguiars Detailer Shmapoo Plus [color=red][i]D11101[/i][/color] - 1 gal - $17[/b]
	[i]Very gentle, thick medium-suds, general purpose wash.[/i]
[b][_] Meguiars Body Shop Hand Polish [color=red][i]M8132[/i][/color] - 32 oz - $17[/b]
	[i]Very fine cut, combines best qualities of hand glaze and polish.[/i]
[b][_] Meguiars Hi-Tech Yellow Wax [color=red][i]M2616[/i][/color] - 16 oz - $13 (summer)[/b]
	[i]A thick, full carnanuba wax.  High shine, easy on, medium off.[/i]
[b][_] Meguiars NXT Tech Wax [color=red][i]G12718[/i][/color] - 18 oz - $18 (winter)[/b]
	[i]A medium-thick, synthetic wax.  Easy on/off in cold + high humidity.[/i]
[b][_] Meguiars NXT Tech Protect [color=red][i]G12924[/i][/color] - 24 oz - $8[/b]
	[i]Exterior/Interior dash/trim dressing + wax removal.[/i]
[b][_] Meguiars Gold Class Endurance Tire Dressing [color=red][i]G7416[/i][/color] - 16 oz - $8[/b]
	[i]Thick, high gloss tire dressing.  Gel form.[/i]

[i][b]MOTHERS Products[/i][/b]
[b][_] MOTHERS Mag & Aluminum Polish [color=red][i]MO-05100[/i][/color] - 5oz - $6[/b]
	[i]Fine cut metal paste/cream polish.[/i]
[b][_] MOTHERS Billet Polish [color=red][i]MO-05106[/i][/color] - 4oz - $15[/b]
	[i]Super-Fine cut mirror-surface/billet paste/cream polish.[/i]
[b][_] MOTHERS PowerBall [color=red][i]MO-5140[/i][/color] - $30[/b]
	[i]Excellent metal polishing tool. Requires drill.[/i]

[i][b]3M Products[/i][/b]
[b][_] 3M Perfect-It II Rubbing Compound [color=red][i]39002[/i][/color] - 16oz - $12[/b]
	[i]Removes medium oxidation, medium swirls, water marks.[/i]

[i][b]Other Products[/i][/b]
[b][_] Clay Magic Perfect Finish Kit [color=red][i]88256[/i][/color] - 100g - $12[/b]
	[i]Stiff, sticky fine grade clay.  Removes contaminants and overspray.[/i]
[b][_] Sprayway Glass Cleaner [color=red][i]SW-050[/i][/color] - 19oz - $4[/b]
	[i]Non-Amoniated glass cleaner, high foam.[/i]
[b][_] Simple Green Concentrate - 1 gal - $10[/b]
	[i]All-purpose stain remover and degreaser.[/i]
[b][_] Rain-X Bug & Tar Pre-Wash Gel [color=red][i]5067042[/i][/color] - 23oz - $7[/b]
	[i]Gel-spray adhesive remover.  Works on bugs, tar, glue, stickers.[/i]
[b][_] Urethane Supply Wax Blaster [color=red][i]3401[/i][/color] - 8oz - $6[/b]
	[i]Removes wax build-up from urethane trim.[/i]
[b][_] The Absorber [color=red][i]B0000AY3X8[/i][/color] - $11[/b]
	[i]Synthetic chamios drying cloth.  Reusable.[/i]

[i][b]Application/Removal[/i][/b]
[b][_] Open-Cell Foam Applicator Pads (6) - $15-20[/b]
[b][_] Microfiber Cloth (10) - $20-25[/b]
[b][_] Glass Cloth (3) - $10-15[/b]
[b][_] Tire dressing sponge (2) - $6[/b]
[b][_] Upholstry Brush - $5[/b]
[b][_] Blue Shop Towels - 1 roll - $2[/b]

[i][b]Tools[/i][/b]
[b][_] 50ft Kink-Free Hose
[_] Multi-Setting Hose Nozle
[_] 5-Gallon Bucket
[_] Shop Vacuum With Hose Attachments
[_] Old Toothbrushes
[_] Q-Tips[/b]
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[b][color=red]Exterior Detailing Steps:[/b][/color]

 [b]Order[/b]	|	[b]Product[/b]		|	[b]Apply With[/b]	|	[b]Remove With[/b]	
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 1	|	Shampoo Plus	|	Microfiber	|	Water
 2	|	Clay Magic	|	Water		|	n/a
 3	|	Perfect-It II	|	Foam Pad	|	Microfiber
 4	|	Hand Polish	|	Foam Pad	|	Microfiber
 5	|	Tech Protect	|	Microfiber	|	n/a
 6	|	Wax		|	Foam Pad	|	Microfiber
 7	|	Absorber	|	n/a		|	n/a
 8	|	Tire Dressing	|	Tire Sponge	|	n/a
 9	|	Glass Cleaner	|	n/a		|	Glass Cloth
 

c_diddy

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very good info. Thanks. I've always wondered where I would be able to get these....and price.
 


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These are the products I use too, so if you wish to find a full how-to, I've posted some before. =)

Oh, and I like to use the NXT Wax most of the time just because of it's ease of use in all kinds of weather. It's easy to deal with in cold and heat, humidity, etc. It's also advertised as Meguiars' longest lasting wax.
 

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i dont get it? im supposed to have all of those products? and what about places like tucson where theres high dry heat say around 105*-110* from sunrise to noon, then thunder showers from noon to dusk which results in high humidity and 80* temperatures? kinda complicated but is there any thing that will protect my paint for that?
 


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Shiznit said:
i dont get it? im supposed to have all of those products? and what about places like tucson where theres high dry heat say around 105*-110* from sunrise to noon, then thunder showers from noon to dusk which results in high humidity and 80* temperatures? kinda complicated but is there any thing that will protect my paint for that?
This really isn't an advice thread. Mainly just a shopping list of high-quality detailing products. If you'd like advice from other people who have more experience detailing in adverse weather conditions, I'd suguest making a thread. Don't know how to help you, I've never had to work in those conditions.
 

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Shiznit said:
i dont get it? im supposed to have all of those products? and what about places like tucson where theres high dry heat say around 105*-110* from sunrise to noon, then thunder showers from noon to dusk which results in high humidity and 80* temperatures? kinda complicated but is there any thing that will protect my paint for that?
I think this is just to show our "shopping" or stock list. Just like other people have done in the past for detailing. =)

Not that everyone needs to have these products...not at all. Just to give people an idea of what kinds of products might be good choices.
 

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Eran said:
This really isn't an advice thread. Mainly just a shopping list of high-quality detailing products. If you'd like advice from other people who have more experience detailing in adverse weather conditions, I'd suguest making a thread. Don't know how to help you, I've never had to work in those conditions.
hahaha touche
 

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I actually book-marked this thread for this weekend. after I drop my car im going to go through these steps!! :D

and for shop towels... I use the ones you can get at the gas station, they have piles of them there for me to use, I figure, Im paying 3.00+ dollars for gas, they can part with some stacks of paper towels.
 

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oh btw Eran, how do I go about cleaning my trim? Ive polished and waxed my car a few times over the years, but I slip sometimes and the "goop" has gotten on the trim around my windows and seems to have stained parts "white" and other flavors... is that even possible to get off? I actually dropped a bottle of turtle-wax polish on my driveway earlier this year and the white-spots are still visible... haha.
 

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Yeah, that Wax Blaster product I listed up there from Urethane Supply :thumbs up.

Also, the NXT Tech Protect seems to do a pretty good job of removing wax from my trim, or at least masking it.
 

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Urethane Supply also has a Black Trim stuff (yellow and black bottle) that will re-dye the black trim. IT IS MESSY. Test this product on other things before you use it on anything you want to keep. It is runny and it advises you to mask, though I'm sure it'd run right down the tape. I'm sure it could be polished off of well waxed paint easily, but best not to have to worry about that.
 

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Shiznit said:
i dont get it? im supposed to have all of those products? and what about places like tucson where theres high dry heat say around 105*-110* from sunrise to noon, then thunder showers from noon to dusk which results in high humidity and 80* temperatures? kinda complicated but is there any thing that will protect my paint for that?
yes , you need a good polymer wax that wont break down with the sun and heat also a good polymer wax has a uv rating also !! soo it wont fade your paint
 

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Too bad they only carry Meguiars :cry:

I'm trying to move away from meguiars and into some more professional products. My birthday is coming up soon, and I'm either gonna ask for a porter or just a whole bunch of detailing stuff from Wolfgang, Pinnacle, and 3M.
 




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