Notices
Automotive Care & Detailing Discussions on washing, waxing, polishing, detailing, cleaning and maintaining the beauty of your Lexus.

Official "Look What I Got Today" Detailing Thread

 
Old 09-05-13, 07:36 AM
  #16  
zmcgovern4
Auto Detailing Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
zmcgovern4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,463
Received 80 Likes on 69 Posts
Default

Nice! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the TW rinseless product
zmcgovern4 is offline  
Old 09-10-13, 12:45 PM
  #17  
1111GS
Moderator
 
1111GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: _____
Posts: 1,298
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by zmcgovern4 View Post
Nice! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the TW rinseless product
I got to try it out this past weekend. I must say I'm very impressed. It works so great. It gives the car a very glossy shiny look. It smells just like ONR. They may be made by the same manufacturer. I no longer have to do wax spray after wash as I used to do with ONRW (I've never used ONRWW.). Sometimes I think we over look inexpensive products. I give this product a 5 star for quality and price. I love it.
1111GS is offline  
Old 09-10-13, 03:53 PM
  #18  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bnlexus View Post
Ran out of ONR and remember a post from Syd! Thanks, buddy. Similar smell too.
glad you liked it, and it does smell heavenly. i have mine on the shelf as a just in case...
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-11-13, 10:42 AM
  #19  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

wifey surprised me today. i was admiring my green grass and the UPS truck pulled up. he came out with a box and i immediately saw the Sonax tape. so i opened her up in the garage and i was surprised because i kept saying to the wife that i need some SPNS... well i didn't really need it, i just wanted it.



she paid $28.00 from the Sonax site for 2 bottles of the wheel cleaner, SPNS and the app sponge. she's got a hug coming when she gets home. my bad for the blurry pic, but you get the message.
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-11-13, 11:30 AM
  #20  
1111GS
Moderator
 
1111GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: _____
Posts: 1,298
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

You're too cheap. I can see how excited you were. Thanks for the post on TRFWW. Love the product. I stopped using Sonax Wheel Cleaner. I feel it's very toxic. Plus I clean mine so often that I don't have a need for a strong product like this.
1111GS is offline  
Old 09-11-13, 11:54 AM
  #21  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bnlexus View Post
You're too cheap. I can see how excited you were. Thanks for the post on TRFWW. Love the product. I stopped using Sonax Wheel Cleaner. I feel it's very toxic. Plus I clean mine so often that I don't have a need for a strong product like this.
I've been called every name in the book... but never cheap . The TWRW was a pleasant surprise when I used it also. The wheel cleaner is for when I take an extended road trip 1K plus miles, then I'll use it when I get back home. I foam my wheels when I foam the car and that's all that's needed to clean them. Once you add the sealants, coatings etc. in the beginning when the car and wheels are new then you're good for a good while as far as not having to use wheel cleaners. The tires are a diff story.
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 10:01 AM
  #22  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

neighbor is amazed at how clean i keep my car... he walks over and says i have a case of this and would you like 1?



strange because i wasn't happy with the tire shine i was using... so i thanked him and went to work on my tires. didn't know dupli-color had a tire shine.

IMO, it's pretty good. much better than the one i was using, no sling and dries super quick. not too shiny and wet looking. i sprayed it on a foam app and applied, didn't feel safe spraying it directly on the tire.


Last edited by sydtoosic; 09-12-13 at 10:13 AM.
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 10:23 AM
  #23  
I8ABMR
Lexus Fanatic
 
I8ABMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Waiting for next track day
Posts: 22,610
Received 73 Likes on 45 Posts
Default

looks water based. Stay away from the older solvent based crap. It has hexane and its a carcinogen as well as the issue with sling and drying out the tire sidewall
I8ABMR is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 01:18 PM
  #24  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
looks water based. Stay away from the older solvent based crap. It has hexane and its a carcinogen as well as the issue with sling and drying out the tire sidewall
thanx for the heads up BMR... So the dupli-color should be thrown in the garbage ?
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 01:23 PM
  #25  
TacoBeach
Driver School Candidate
 
TacoBeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ca
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I have a really nubee question about what you said here:

Originally Posted by sydtoosic View Post
I foam my wheels when I foam the car and that's all that's needed to clean them. Once you add the sealants, coatings etc. in the beginning when the car and wheels are new then you're good for a good while as far as not having to use wheel cleaners. The tires are a diff story.
I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up a new USB IS250c this weekend and cleaning the car is kinda new to me.

What do you exactly mean by "foam the car" or wheels? And, once I drive my new car home, should I use some kind of 'sealant' on the wheels? I've only "armoral'ed" my tires in the past & did nothing to the wheels but that's going change this weekend. So, what would you recommend I do on a brand new Lexus body (paint) and wheels? Thanks!

PS: I've read this thread twice, googled the products and figured out some acronyms, but still have trouble with choices.
TacoBeach is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 03:56 PM
  #26  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TacoBeach View Post
I have a really nubee question about what you said here:



I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up a new USB IS250c this weekend and cleaning the car is kinda new to me.

What do you exactly mean by "foam the car" or wheels? And, once I drive my new car home, should I use some kind of 'sealant' on the wheels? I've only "armoral'ed" my tires in the past & did nothing to the wheels but that's going change this weekend. So, what would you recommend I do on a brand new Lexus body (paint) and wheels? Thanks!

PS: I've read this thread twice, googled the products and figured out some acronyms, but still have trouble with choices.
I foam the car and wheels with my foam cannon. When you pick up the car, coat your wheels with Opti coat 2.0. Cleaning them will be much easier afterwards. There are other sealants on the market but OC2.0 IMO is a no brainer. You can have the car detailed and then add a coating. There are a few good ones out there, just do your homework and pick the one you like. OC2.0 ( hint , hint ) there's also 22PLE, Wolfs Hardbody, CQuartz Finest, AQuartz... Just to mention a few.
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 03:58 PM
  #27  
1111GS
Moderator
 
1111GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: _____
Posts: 1,298
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by sydtoosic View Post
strange because i wasn't happy with the tire shine i was using... so i thanked him and went to work on my tires. didn't know dupli-color had a tire shine.

IMO, it's pretty good. much better than the one i was using, no sling and dries super quick. not too shiny and wet looking. i sprayed it on a foam app and applied, didn't feel safe spraying it directly on the tire.
You no longer use Finesse Tyre Gel? I like it but feel that it fades a little too fast.
1111GS is offline  
Old 09-12-13, 07:35 PM
  #28  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bnlexus View Post
You no longer use Finesse Tyre Gel? I like it but feel that it fades a little too fast.
yeah it doesn't last long, I used the rest of it and was looking for something different, since I like to do reviews on the products I use. Dupli color seemed to be the answer, I've read mixed reviews as usual and researched the ingredients and it seems to be pretty safe but BMR, states that it may be a no no. It's silicon free which is a plus. I like the matte look... Not too shiny, just a slight luster. I wouldn't spray it directly on the tire, I'll do more research before I use it again. Maybe Tuf Shine or Opti bond tire gel. You need something that won't dry out your sidewall, and that lasts past the first few washes.
sydtoosic is offline  
Old 09-16-13, 08:30 AM
  #29  
zmcgovern4
Auto Detailing Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
zmcgovern4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,463
Received 80 Likes on 69 Posts
Default

Well I got a $100 Amazon gift card the other day as a gift from my credit card points... figured I'd use it to pick up some more detailing supplies...


^Some more Black All purpose microfiber... perfect for cleaning engine bays, exhaust tips, wheels, and those other dirty areas.


^Some more spray bottles... always need more spray bottles!


^I'm finally going to jump on the 'clay alternative' bandwagon. Thought I'd try out the Nanoskin Fine Grade Mitt. It has sounded the most appealing to me and I have been wanting to try it for a while.


^Couldn't resist... pretty funny shirt!
zmcgovern4 is offline  
Old 09-16-13, 11:17 AM
  #30  
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,417
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

i too, would like to try the nano skin scrub. i want to foam and wash the car with OCWC and OPC, then give her a light claying or maybe a paint cleaner Sonax NPT with me PC and a black finishing pad, just to refresh the OC. it would be very light cleaning, nothing aggressive. i actually tried 2 spray bottles from walmart... see through plastic with the ratio table on the side. $2.50 each and i'm quite impressed with them. i've got a few T-shirts from DD and wear them whenever i can. question... will the nano scrub mar or scratch the OC coating?
sydtoosic is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Official "Look What I Got Today" Detailing Thread


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: