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    I go car wash every week, using those manual pressure washers.

    Then dry the car off with Meguries chamos, its not a leather one. It's like a fabric one its very good, doesn't scratch paint.

    Then after car is completly dry, I use Meguires NXT wax.

    Was just wondering if its safe to use the NXT wax everyweek?? I like using it because it hides the swirls away, and gives it that deep finish.

    Then I clean the interior with that Amroald thingy, oh yeah I vaccume interior aswell. lol.
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    microfibre mitt and cloths, 2 buckets, Ph neutral carwash, custom wheel cleaner....you know how it is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by M3 CS View Post
    microfibre mitt and cloths, 2 buckets, Ph neutral carwash, custom wheel cleaner....you know how it is..
    This is probably the safest and wisest way to wash your car scratch/swirl free avoiding any damage to your paint.. #1 so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50-JDM View Post
    I go car wash every week, using those manual pressure washers.

    Then dry the car off with Meguries chamos, its not a leather one. It's like a fabric one its very good, doesn't scratch paint.

    Then after car is completely dry, I use Meguires NXT wax.

    Was just wondering if its safe to use the NXT wax every week?? I like using it because it hides the swirls away, and gives it that deep finish.

    Then I clean the interior with that Amroald thingy, oh yeah I vacuum interior as well. lol.
    A good replacement of the Armorall Interior Product i would suggest 303 Aerospace Protectant as unlike Armorall, it does not contain any silicone's and is not distillate based so it will give you a Matte/Satin Finish and also non greasy as well. Definitely a much better choice for you i think and what i personally use in my car as well..

    You are right about it does hide your imperfections, but the solution to that is to remove all the imperfections and you could use another Premium Wax that would only have to be re-applied every 3-4 months, better yet you could go Synthetic Sealant and do it every 6-12 months and still have that glow/shine that you're after.


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    [QUOTE=CarCareProducts;873691]A good replacement of the Armorall Interior Product i would suggest 303 Aerospace Protectant as unlike Armorall, it does not contain any silicone's and is not distillate based so it will give you a Matte/Satin Finish and also non greasy as well. Definitely a much better choice for you i think and what i personally use in my car as well..

    You are right about it does hide your imperfections, but the solution to that is to remove all the imperfections and you could use another Premium Wax that would only have to be re-applied every 3-4 months, better yet you could go Synthetic Sealant and do it every 6-12 months and still have that glow/shine that you're after.


    Below is a flow chart on the safest way to wash your car.


    Awesome feedback,

    regarding the " another Premium Wax " which product would you personally go with? Where is it available from? How much?
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    By the picture you have in your avatar i assume its the Integra? Black as well?

    It comes down to personal preference if you want to reapply Wax every 3-4 months, or as mentioned above go for a Synthetic. By the sounds of things you are definitely a wax man and for your black i would try something like the Dodo Juice Purple Haze which is a colour charged wax as it works incredibly well with Dark Coloured Cars (eg. yours) and is a Carnauba Based Wax with Montan Wax and Dark Beeswax to really give you that depth in the colour. Where as mentioned if you went Synthetic you would get a very Glossy/Wet look over a natural wax.

    But this is a pure wax, it will not have any fillers and hide any imperfections but it will give you a phenomenal depth i think personally..

    Let me know what you have, what you want to replace (if anything) and what the condition of the paint is (even if you email it to [email protected]) and we can im sure have a better result for you and be most cost effective in the long run more than anything as well... oh not to forget LESS time involved! aarggh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarCareProducts View Post
    This is probably the safest and wisest way to wash your car scratch/swirl free avoiding any damage to your paint.. #1 so far.

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    Yeah, Dan from DMS does my car and referred me to you guys. I've spent a fair bit on your products getting my M3s looking mint.
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    Everyone else keeps their cars dirty it seems
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    Mine is pretty standard:

    1. Rinse whole car with standard garden hose.
    2. Get bucket of:

    3. Use microfibre sponge with above.
    4. One more rinse to get rid of suds
    5. Chamois
    6. If any marks stick out that I can't get rid of with washing, pull out the Claybar or ScratchX.


    (Also following only if I have wheels I want to take care of)
    a. Apply Sonax Wheel Cleaner.
    b. Wait then rinse wheels
    c. Use rag to clean off remaining dirt/dust on wheels.
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    just applied 1 coat of DJ Supernatural followed by DJ Red Mist on my silver bmw last week. looks quite nice and I'm pretty happy with the results.

    I'll apply 2 coats of Supernatural and red mist on the M3 and see how it goes. I bought it from Mike last year and only got a chance to use it now haha
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