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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #76
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What pads? Lake country?

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Unread 08-12-2013, 02:33 AM   #77
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Actually, I'm going to try out some Hex-Logic pads! Going to get the orange and white pads.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 04:22 AM   #78
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I'm also a big fan of keeping things clean when I'm staying on the pavement for a while. I detailed at a Porsche dealer for a few years during and after HS but am mostly too lazy to go that in depth... Every once and a while though:

The old '08


Getting a good buff and wax just before deploying:




One thing that I've found is that most people opt for a cheap buffer... Or really, a cheap grinder/polisher. I've always said that if you want a real buffer, you should be expecting to spend over $150. A grinder/polisher is not meant to buff... they typically don't offer the same level of speed adjustment and precision which can lead to burning through paint. My weapon of choice is a Hitachi with either a Meguires or a Milwaukee pad with Griots Garage and or 3M compound. I've recently added a Griots Garage 3" random orbital to the arsenal and am a big fan... I use the Hitachi to make quick work of large surfaces and the Griots for the small hard to reach places.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #79
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Anyone detail over the weekend?
Yep not the Jeep though. Detailed the race car yesterday.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #80
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Just wanted some insight from you guys. I'm the second owner of my jeep and the previous was a smoker are there any good ways to get the cigarette smell out. Especially from the A/C
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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #81
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Just wanted some insight from you guys. I'm the second owner of my jeep and the previous was a smoker are there any good ways to get the cigarette smell out. Especially from the A/C
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Unread 08-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #82
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Just wanted some insight from you guys. I'm the second owner of my jeep and the previous was a smoker are there any good ways to get the cigarette smell out. Especially from the A/C
Get an ozone machine, its my next purchase!!
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #83
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I didn't notice many products for the black exterior plastic. The only black plastic I have is on the roof rack and that piece on the rear bumper. I haven't found anything to make that pop that doesn't seem to look worse after a month. I noticed someone say they use re-black is that good or is there anything else??? Thanks
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #84
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I didn't notice many products for the black exterior plastic. The only black plastic I have is on the roof rack and that piece on the rear bumper. I haven't found anything to make that pop that doesn't seem to look worse after a month. I noticed someone say they use re-black is that good or is there anything else??? Thanks
Turtle wax makes a product called trim restorer that seems to last at least a month and it continues to improve the plastic with each use. The only real way to fix it is to paint it I would say.
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Just wanted some insight from you guys. I'm the second owner of my jeep and the previous was a smoker are there any good ways to get the cigarette smell out. Especially from the A/C
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #86
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I didn't notice many products for the black exterior plastic. The only black plastic I have is on the roof rack and that piece on the rear bumper. I haven't found anything to make that pop that doesn't seem to look worse after a month. I noticed someone say they use re-black is that good or is there anything else??? Thanks
Forever Black trim dye. It doesn't coat your plastic, it actually soaks in and dyes it again. Used it on wrangler flares, turned out great and actually lasts close to forever
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #87
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Try some different products, use what you like, and use it often.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #88
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Anyone detail over the weekend?
Last weekend was detail weekend for me.
My hood is getting more wear than I'd like. Dumb question, does putting 2 coats of wax on there do anything? I am using meguairs, guess I am in good company.
Also got a few paint chips missing, wondering if I should hunt down touchup paint or is wax ok to protect it for a while. Been a long time since I've had to worry about stuff like this on my cars.

So do you guys keep the engine bay sparkling, too? I don't detail mine, but I keep it cleaner than the average joe.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #89
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Last weekend was detail weekend for me.
My hood is getting more wear than I'd like. Dumb question, does putting 2 coats of wax on there do anything? I am using meguairs, guess I am in good company.
Also got a few paint chips missing, wondering if I should hunt down touchup paint or is wax ok to protect it for a while. Been a long time since I've had to worry about stuff like this on my cars.

So do you guys keep the engine bay sparkling, too? I don't detail mine, but I keep it cleaner than the average joe.
Paint chips really won't be protected by wax, better off with good touch up paint clear coat. I do keep my engine bay sparkling, I'll have to get a picture. Simple green does a good job for this. I cover up the electronics when cleaning the engine bay as well.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:05 AM   #90
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I don't usually clean my engine bay on a regular basis, but when I do I just wipe it down with a damp, soapy rag. I don't usually do the detailing underneath the hood. It makes it look good, but I don't usually have the hood up. Just keeping things clean under there can go a long way to keeping parts working correctly.

As far as doing two coats of wax, I don't see a problem with it. It's going to help protect it a little more.
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