Alright i thought i would share for anyone who is intrested what I am doing to give my paint a touch up from the winter...
Keep in mind i cleaned my car once a week at carwash.ca in the winter time so some what break down on what the winter does to a car..
**feel free to help me make some changes i am very intrested in what you guys have to say!**
alright the products i am using are:
dawn dish soap
meguiars claybar kit
mothers pre wax cleaner
mothers sealer and glaze
mothers carnauba paste wax
nu finish scartch doctor
turle wax color cure
Eagle one all wheel and tire cleaner
wet and black tire shiner
mothers back to black trim wax
10" orbital buffer i got from walmart
microfiber buffing pads
lots of microfiber towels
some ordinary towels
touch up paint
i went to canadian tire and picked up all this stuff except for the orbital buffer..
Alright well i did this set up last year and its fairly easy im no professional of any sort.
I waited for a day that was +12 since wax works best between +10 and +15 according to meguiars online resources
i start with 2 buckets and two wash mits put some dawn soap in the buckets and some hoze water
-the reason im using dawn soap is to really clean the paint down as much as i can
clean the car like normal getting all the dirt off with the dawn i scrubbed everywere after i cleaned the whole car i cleaned under the sideskirts, the wheels with *eagle one wheel cleaner, and the wheel wells.. ****THIS IS A AWESOME TIME TO CHECK FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE RUST!!** i noticed a spot and on the fender in the inside so i fixed it with a touch up pen...
after the whole car was clean everywere and i was satisfied i dried it off with some ordinary towels... once the car was completly dry i made sure there was no part of it in direct sun light and i ran my hand over the whole car too see were the major oxidation build up was occuring. I then used the clay bar kit
I used the clay bar kit as directed i made sure not to miss a single spot. i then rinsed the car off with hoze water after using the clay bar and dried it again to make i didnt forget any spray wax from the clay bar on it.
I then took the nu finish scratch doctor and used it on some of the annoying scratches i recived in the winter it worked OK I would reccomend it for those cobweb swirl marks.
i started off with my pre wax cleaner as directed in the mothers 3 step system this system is very good i love it...
after applying the prewax cleaner to all the paint on the car i then took a microfiber buffing pad and used the orbital buffer around the whole car...i then took a normal microfiber towel and wixed off the remaining pre wax cleaner....
next i used the seal and glaze in same way that i used the prewax cleaner and continued on with the next step
the next mother step is to use the paste wax and then your finish i decided to add my own step of taking turle wax color cure same color as my car and applying one coat, then two. I then buffed it off with the orbital and wiped remainder of it off with a microfiber towel..
I then continued onto using mothers paste wax on the paint... and buffed it off like i normaly do the paint was swirl free and looked good i ran my hand over all the spots that i felt huge oxidation build up before and felt smooth soft paint I was satisfied.
I then took mothers back to black took off my wiper arms and applied it to all the trim, weatherstrpping, and plastic parts that didn't have paint on them on my car. they shined black and looked like they were brand new. VERY satisfied with this product.
I finished up by cleaning the windows inside and out with windex, and used some tire foam ***not to much!!! and was very satisfied with my overall results..
i usually follow this clean up by washing with regular car soap and applying mothers paste wax once a week and monthly do step two and three of the three step restore system and clay bar when needed.
Hopfully by doing this i can prevent rust on the vehical for its entire life.. also prevent the paint from getting messed up i know this is nothing compared to a pro using a power polish but its what i do myself and since the car isnt that old the paint isnt that bad of shape to being with.
THANKS FOR READING
I love cleaning my car and I am intrested in what you guys do and use!!