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Old 06-14-14, 03:06 PM
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Do you think it's worth it?

Do you know if they do it in house or send the car to a detailer?
They do it in house.

I'm a bit too lazy to clean out the car by myself, especially since it gets to 100F here during the summer.
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Sounds very thorough. Thanks for the tips.
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I saw a link to a process for a 3 bucket wash the other day and didn't save the link. Now can't find it.
Can someone post that link. Just can't remember where it was and search doesn't seem to be coming up with it. Thx..
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I saw a link to a process for a 3 bucket wash the other day and didn't save the link. Now can't find it.
Can someone post that link. Just can't remember where it was and search doesn't seem to be coming up with it. Thx..
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How to Properly Wash & Dry a Car - Todd Cooperider


I will be working on creating a new Club Lexus detailing guide this year that will feature a much more in depth guide to the complete detailing process as well as links to informational articles and to product recommendations... stay tuned!

-Zach
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Thank you so much. Looking forward to the new guide!!
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Old 03-04-15, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by zmcgovern4 View Post
Here you go...

How to Properly Wash & Dry a Car - Todd Cooperider


I will be working on creating a new Club Lexus detailing guide this year that will feature a much more in depth guide to the complete detailing process as well as links to informational articles and to product recommendations... stay tuned!

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Originally Posted by zmcgovern4 View Post
Here you go...

How to Properly Wash & Dry a Car - Todd Cooperider


I will be working on creating a new Club Lexus detailing guide this year that will feature a much more in depth guide to the complete detailing process as well as links to informational articles and to product recommendations... stay tuned!

-Zach
Yeah that is good to hear. I feel like the "STICKY" threads definitely need to be refreshed. Some of them seem outdated. We also need to introduce some new products, and methods to the scene. Synthetic clay bar, ironx, IPA wipe down, remover, paint coating etc

A dedicated thread regarding paint coating MUST be in the sticky somewhere IMO.
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Yeah that is good to hear. I feel like the "STICKY" threads definitely need to be refreshed. Some of them seem outdated. We also need to introduce some new products, and methods to the scene. Synthetic clay bar, ironx, IPA wipe down, remover, paint coating etc

A dedicated thread regarding paint coating MUST be in the sticky somewhere IMO.
All of that will be covered in the thread I am working on.

Please be patient... as you know, I am very busy and this is not necessarily a high priority for me at the moment
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All of that will be covered in the thread I am working on.

Please be patient... as you know, I am very busy and this is not necessarily a high priority for me at the moment
That is great to hear. Looking forward to it.

No, I don't mean to rush at all in my previous post. It is more like a suggestion of the "what" should be covered and not "when" should be done.

The high priority for you is probably earning more money through detailing and then go on vacation to make the wifey happy.

I am still working on making my wife less angry because I spend so much money on detailing my cars lol.
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That is great to hear. Looking forward to it.

No, I don't mean to rush at all in my previous post. It is more like a suggestion of the "what" should be covered and not "when" should be done.

The high priority for you is probably earning more money through detailing and then go on vacation to make the wifey happy.

I am still working on making my wife less angry because I spend so much money on detailing my cars lol.
Detail on the side, she will be happy when the money rolls in haha
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Detail on the side, she will be happy when the money rolls in haha
In fact, today is my pay day and money is rolling in plus it is FRIDAY!!! Let see what detailing stuff I'm getting today...Woo hooo
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After step 1 on the first page you can leave the car wet, no need to dry when proceeding to clay bar the car.
In fact its better to leave the car wet so you are not using so much of your detailer liquid keeping the clay bar moist.
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After step 1 on the first page you can leave the car wet, no need to dry when proceeding to clay bar the car.
In fact its better to leave the car wet so you are not using so much of your detailer liquid keeping the clay bar moist.
Unless you're working in warmer temperatures and risk water drying on the car... this will create water spots and will require the entire car to be washed again.

If you simply wash & dry the car, then spray clay lube on one panel at a time, and dry each panel after claying, there is no risk of water spotting and no need to re-wash the car.

It can be done either way... whatever is easiest for you.
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Originally Posted by zmcgovern4 View Post
Unless you're working in warmer temperatures and risk water drying on the car... this will create water spots and will require the entire car to be washed again.

If you simply wash & dry the car, then spray clay lube on one panel at a time, and dry each panel after claying, there is no risk of water spotting and no need to re-wash the car.

It can be done either way... whatever is easiest for you.
Never had an issue since i clay bar a section and then rinse the car again. Also wash and wax in the morning on a hot day.
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