February 20, 2005Hey experts. New kid on the block. I got my new durnago about 2 months ago. Was wonder what everyone uses to keep the older SUV look good. I have pretty much been sticking with Mequiar's. I have the car soap, leather wipes and detailer. I just bought the Hot Shine for the tires. Anyone have any other suggestions. Maybe a quick easy wax. I do have some scratches that need fillin.
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February 20, 2005pick-up a scratch and swirl remover. I use 3M
do you have a buffer? that'll help quit a bit too
February 20, 2005I understand the Meguiar's NXT is great stuff. I'm not sure if that has fillers, but Rock said it best. I recently started using a buffer (Porter Cable 7424) and some good swirl removers. The results are amazing.
February 21, 2005if you want to stick with meguiars, there are many products that you should check out... here are a few
- Meguiars Color X
-Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner/Polisher (works well with a Porter Cable)
- Meguiars NXT Sealant
- Meguiars NXT Insane Tire Shine (New tire spray...name says it all)
- Meguiars #16
- Meguiars #26
There are many more great products by Meguiars, but if you're lookin for variety here are a few other brands to check out...
- Four Star
When it comes to detailing, 90 percent of the detail is paint prep (claybar, swirl removal, etc) and 10 percent products. Obviously there are many different companies clamining their products are the best, but in reality, it all depends on what you want. If you want your vehicle to look shiny, you have to compensate durability. If you want durability, you have to compensate a little shine. Here are a few sites that really helped me out! Good Luck!
February 21, 2005Thanks guys. So the gist is that I need a buffer. I had no idea that there were so many products. That is really amazing. I do find the tire spray good but find that it gets "dusty" really fast. It collects road scum and what I assume is brake dust.
February 21, 2005Rock, the NXT, what specifically is that product for? Is it a wax or a scratch filler. Have any of you used Meguiars Scratch X? I got the tip from the guy that works with me. He owns a vette.
March 31, 2005I just signed up and am just snooping through some of the old posts and thought I'd add something here.
Not just any buffer --- you need a high quality variable speed buffer, not one of those lame orbital units that just smear wax around. And do some reading if you're a newbe --- too much speed and pressure and you can burn through the paint in a couple of seconds.