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Author Topic: wHaT dO yOu UsE?  (Read 16087 times)
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GoddessShip
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« on: May 16, 2003, 12:52:26 PM »

:unsure:  I was wondering what everyone recommends in: :unsure:  
Washing - is your secret dish soap?
Waxing - baby diapers?
How do you get the break dusk off your wheels?
What product do you use to make your tires shine?
What is the best product to clean the inside and out of your windows?
What about getting stains out in your upholstery :toss: . . .etc. . . . .  
What do you use that works and we can buy at our local stores.  Or if you creative people have some crazy recipe that works
 
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2003, 01:04:58 PM »

I use Mothers Waxes and Polishes - Proud Sponsors of the 2002 Aztek Rally
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0aztek3
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2003, 02:15:29 PM »

For washing I usually use Turtle wax brand(won't strip wax). If I plan to use the clay bar I use Dawn dishwashing liquid to strip the wax. I dry it off using a synthetic chamois.

For waxing, I use mostly Meguires Products and Mothers Clay bar.  I clay bar first, then Meguires cleaner wax, then Meguires Showglaze.Buffing off with Microfiber cloth(from Wal-Mart,it gets all the residue)-bling bling shine:lol:  I've heard alot of good things about Zaino Bros. sealant, but you can only buy it through the mail or a zaino dealer which are few and far between.

For Tires, I use Turtle Wax tire wax-this stuff shines good lasts a long time, plus it won't leave black splattler marks on your paint if you drive off after applying it.

For windows, Eagle One 20/20-this stuff is great

I clay bar and wax my wheels so the brake dust comes off when I wash it, I use a different wash mit and bucket for the wheels(brake dust bad for paint)
 
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TEKFAN2K3
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 08:02:47 PM »

Hi . I usually wash the GTP with Armor all car wash, then, Mother's California clay bar if the paint gets rough.  Then 2 coats of Zaino for a very sexy feel :blol: . Then Black magic super wet on the tires, and Armor all low-gloss on all the fantastic plastic.
Of course, now my new Tek will get the same beauty treatment.  

See ya.
Demetri
 
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2003, 08:03:59 PM »

:wub: my baby only gets touched with Meguires all around. I use the rubber /vinyl cleaner on the cladding,the quick wax, quick detailer and all the rest on the body. Interior dash gets a good soaking with armorall and when the cladding is done cleaned with the meguires I use up more armorall on there also to keep the shine in. I use the black magic tire wet on the tires too after a good spray out with the power washer to get the dust out from behind em.
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GoddessShip
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2003, 07:16:49 AM »

What does everyone use on the black trim on the outside of car?
On my old Chevy I used Armor All on the outside and the sun faded the black  - I am afraid to use it on my Azzy.  I actually use Simoniz Spray Shine on all my black trim.  It shines for a while.  The only bad thing is there isn't alot of Simoniz brand on the shelves.  My boyfriend "borrows" it for me at the car wash he works at.  It is the only think I will trust so far.  Any suggestions?
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2003, 07:26:37 AM »

Again I have to say Mothers (Proud Sponsor of the 2002 Aztek Owners Rally)

BACK-TO-BLACKŪ

As your ride's exterior ages, rubber, plastic and vinyl exterior hardware of all colors will dry, crack, flake and deteriorate. This oxidation can be stopped and reversed with MothersŪ Back-to-BlackŪ, our favorite auto-care concoction. This trim treatment is great for all sorts of exterior hardware in all colors-bumpers, molding, louvers, window trim, vents, seals, skirts, door handles, wiper arms-anything that's plastic, rubber or vinyl. Apply Back-to-BlackŪ to sun-burnt plastic, rubber and vinyl to revive the factory-new sheen, then re-treat that exterior hardware regularly.



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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2003, 07:33:39 AM »

I really like those gas station "Free with fill-up" automatic car washes. I like the way the stiff bristles beats the daylights out of the car. Sometimes you get an extra treat when the CB antenna it ripped off of someone elses car is wrapped up in the brushes and beats little holes into the plastic cladding. Those little blue bristles sticking out of your moulding after the wash are a bonus too!

Friends and neighbors, this is an easy and inexpensive way to customize your tek in about 5 minutes! :lolu:  
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2003, 08:04:55 AM »

When I need a quick wash in-between the hand wash I use nothing but brushless systems!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2003, 08:12:26 AM »

Yes, AVOID the brush car washes, they suck! Touchless is the way to go if you value your paint job.
 Greg, I'm gonna try that back to black stuff.

tanktek,
I use Meguires Natural Shine for the interior. I isn't too glossy, has a nice smell and isn't greasy like armor all. Plus, the more applications the shinier it gets. I used it for the black exterior trim too. I doesn't get the orange discoloration streaks like armor all does especially with tires.
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kyaztek
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2003, 02:39:57 PM »

The next wash I do will be with Einszett wash and wax. My brother gave me some for my birthday. It is the only product that touches his Passat. I'll give it a try and let you all know.

I've been using Armor All wipes on the cladding and they work pretty good. They keep overspray from a bottle off the paint. I'll have to give the back-to-black a try sometime.
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2003, 02:45:31 PM »

I tried the wipes once (once being the operative word) and was not pleased. It left alot of lent pieces all over the cladding!  :angry:  
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2003, 05:40:46 PM »

Yeah..I noticed that too  :angry: ...I am going to try the Meguiars wipes next time....I ran out of the Armor All wipes
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2003, 07:39:51 PM »

Simple Green makes wipes too. That's what I use to clean the interior plastic. I haven't noticed any lint from them.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2003, 09:27:23 PM »

Thanks 0aztek3 I'll give the meguires natural shine a try as soon as I find some. I'm about out of my detailer spray so I guess I'll be making a stop this weekend for some.
Elisha ( olive green 01 tanktek)
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Elisha  2005/06/07 Rally organizer
Proud owner of the Aztek General lee ,full decal set and dixie horn, fully loaded AWD, AFC banner on back glass, line of fire third tailgate light, custom painted dash/ door panels/engine cover, westin push bar, hood scoops ,and cold air intake
2004 son- Rylan
1976 hubby-Roger
1969 Dodge Charger ( general lee to be)
owned 3 Azteks since 2002
Manville , Il
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