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Unread 08-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #61
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Zaino stuff is mainly available online at least for my area. Also, for especially dirty interiors and carpets I'll use a carpet cleaner and some spot remover and I've always had success with that.

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Unread 08-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #62
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Where can I buy it from? And thanks!
Haven't seen it anywhere but online
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Unread 08-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #63
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Okay, I have a quick question.
First, I am thinking about possibly starting a little detailing business on the side. Nothing extravagant, just looking for some extra cash. I really hate doing interiors, namely carpets. What does everyone recommend for cleaning carpets and floor mats? Is there a trick way, or a trick application that works best?

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What does everyone do in regards to stains on wheels? I have tried a lot of products, and can't really find one that takes the brownish/yellowish stains off of wheels. You name it, I've tried it but nothing works.
I have a dual action polisher with a carpet/upholstery attachment.. so i will either use that or just an "iron" handle scrub brush with cleaner, i use Griots, their polisher is awesome and i do like their products. As for the wheels have you tried a clay bar?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #64
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What does everyone use for cleaning their leather interior?
I use Meguiar's Leather treatment for mine. It is a spray. I do it a few times a month to keep my leather looking nice and keep it fresh. I also will wipe my seats down with a damp rag and a little bit of soap in between cleanings to keep all of the dirt and crime to a minimum.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #65
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I have a dual action polisher with a carpet/upholstery attachment.. so i will either use that or just an "iron" handle scrub brush with cleaner, i use Griots, their polisher is awesome and i do like their products. As for the wheels have you tried a clay bar?
No, I actually haven't tried claying wheels, but it might be a viable option. It's not my wheels that I am really concerned about, it is the dirtier wheels that a potential customer could bring in.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #66
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No, I actually haven't tried claying wheels, but it might be a viable option. It's not my wheels that I am really concerned about, it is the dirtier wheels that a potential customer could bring in.
If someone is paying for a premium detail from me I remove the wheels and clean them inside and out. It makes it a lot easier to clean the wheel and then you an also clean the wheel wells
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #67
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That's a good idea! Ill try clay and see if it works.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #68
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Where can you buy clay bars? None at AutoZone
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #69
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You can get the Meguiars kit online or at Walmart.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #70
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Orielly's Auto parts has the mothers and meguiars kits. I believe both come with 2 bars, quick detailing spray (the lubricant for the bars), and a microfiber towel.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #71
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It really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're working on a vehicle that is extremely contaminated with brake dust and other contaminates, I would use wheel soap, dish soap or a mild cleaner as a lubricant with a small portion of a clay bar. Not many places sell "wheel soap", usually it is an all around vehicle soap which may be "good" for the paint, but not necessarily for the wheels, and vice versa. I say dish soap because the chemicals are generally too harsh for paint but may be safe for wheels. I used Simple Green on my 95 ZJ when i bought it, but diluted the spray bottle even more, and it actually did pretty good. But like others have mentioned, those kits come with 2 clay bars (usually) with the brands lubricant and a towel. So, personally, if i bought one of those kits, i would use one for just wheels.. but not a whole one, i would say half of one broken again into 1/4 pieces for each wheel. But be sure to get as much dirt off the wheel as possible before using clay, also, work outside of the wheel in.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #72
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It really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're working on a vehicle that is extremely contaminated with brake dust and other contaminates, I would use wheel soap, dish soap or a mild cleaner as a lubricant with a small portion of a clay bar. Not many places sell "wheel soap", usually it is an all around vehicle soap which may be "good" for the paint, but not necessarily for the wheels, and vice versa. I say dish soap because the chemicals are generally too harsh for paint but may be safe for wheels. I used Simple Green on my 95 ZJ when i bought it, but diluted the spray bottle even more, and it actually did pretty good. But like others have mentioned, those kits come with 2 clay bars (usually) with the brands lubricant and a towel. So, personally, if i bought one of those kits, i would use one for just wheels.. but not a whole one, i would say half of one broken again into 1/4 pieces for each wheel. But be sure to get as much dirt off the wheel as possible before using clay, also, work outside of the wheel in.
Thanks for the tip. I have tried using a toothbrush on some wheels, but some of them are pretty stained. I can do a pretty decent job with the toothbrush and wheel cleaner, but I wanted something that was a little better. I'll try Mean Green or Simple Green first, and if that doesn't work I'll try the clay.

Thanks again!
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Unread 08-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #73
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No problem man! If that still doesn't work, try a steamer
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #74
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Anyone detail over the weekend?
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:30 AM   #75
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Getting a new bottle of V38 shipped to me along with some pads and pad conditioner! Also trying to clean out the garage so I can fit my beauty in there. THEN it will time once again for a full detail.
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