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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ari666, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. c2105026

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    Oh no I’m sorry I was referring to title of thread
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    I need to get onto some serious vehicle detailing this weekend with some polishing and waxing, have been slack this year and the paint work is looking a bit dull, the tropical sun up here is harsh, you really have to keep on top of it.

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    Bought and used a clay bar kit for the first time, which came with the Meguiars Quik Detail spray for lube, mate, they work a treat! What a difference it makes to the final finish, gives the paint surface that smooth as glass feel before you polish and wax.
    I need to do a second detail though, the polish I had wasn't enough to completely deal with the water marks on the roof and bonnet
    (I won't let that happen again)
    The Quik Detail spray didn't seem to help much with the clay bar lube though, not sure why, when I re-polish the roof and bonnet, I'll try the wash suds as a lube for the clay bar

    Also upgraded my car wash with some Meguiars Gold Class shampoo & conditioner :D luxurious suds LOLz

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    Does seem strange. I've used this product many times and the Quik Detailer has always worked well as the lube.
     
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    Yeah, not sure what the issue was, my kit came with the white clay which I think is the finest grade. It started to stick after 3 passes and applying more lube made no difference, it also left a thin film on the surface (which buffed off easily with a cloth).
    I wasn't using any pressure just basically trying to lightly glide it over the surface.
    I did a fresh water rinse and chamois before hand. (it was washed two days prior and garaged)

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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I've always found the lube very slippery. Maybe there was something wrong with the lube.
     
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    I've used this and the Mothers kits and has always been good. Clay your windows as well they will come up a lot better.
     
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    Washed my car today because Sunday’s wash got washed out that evening
     
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    I was given a refund on the Meguiars clay bar kit after returning the product.

    ..and ended up buying and trying another of the same, but got it cheaper as it was on sale ($22) :)
    This one seemed to work as it supposed to

    Anyway, so started my external detail from scratch, all by hand and it took 11 hours lol (over 2 days)
    Step 1: Luxury wash and chamois dry
    Step 2: Clay all panels
    Step 3: Polish (I used Mequiars Ultimate Compound)
    Step 4: Wax

    Looks good, its' not show car quality but it looks good and the paint is now protected.
    The wax actually makes it easier to wash and chamois....and gotta love that water beading.

    Even if you use electric hand tools for polishing it's still a very labour intensive job....hopefully regular maintenance from here will reduce the labour load

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    I ignored this and just got in and drove it like normal. The steering wheel is a bit off centre, but being in the car doesn't feel different to before the accident. The insurer doesn't believe the car is worth repairing but it drives better than all of the other cars I have checked out as potential replacements.
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    Finally got around to washing it.
    So attractive to the bugs being yellow :/
     
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    lolz

    'specially bees.......................it is true

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    Gee, it is quiet to drive now.
     
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    grinding noise finally gone LH bearing completely stuffed and the RH was still in good after 280k's

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    Pollushon Boost gives me a bar....

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    Fuel pump upgrade today, went surprisingly smooth but it's thankfully a plug and play unit.

    There is literally nothing left to do but tune it :)

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    Pollushon Boost gives me a bar....

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    Tried to tune the old girl but sadly discovered the water injection nozzle that came with the kit is too small. New 375ml/min ordered express and should be here Monday....

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    Changed the thermostat. Cleaned everything and it is weeping around the gasket. FML.
     
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    I normally used some RTV as well as the gasket when changing the thermostat. Is it hard to remove the housing again and use some RTV along with a new gasket, assuming you mean on the Monaro?
     

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