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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2003, 05:56:40 AM »

My armour-all wipes got moldy spots all over them...

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2003, 06:45:26 AM »

I like to use meguires gold class wax and soap.i been using it on my bonneville since new "99" and the paint still looks shiny as the day we picked her up. ^_^  
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2003, 07:49:01 AM »

I used to swear by Gold Class-It does give a fantatic shine, it would make my white Impala gleam. It didn't seem to last too long though(water stop beading). So I tried Meguires "professional" Mirror Glaze wax(#23 I think,yellow bottle) and this stuff shines at least as well and lasts alot longer in my experience.
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2003, 02:44:22 PM »

Personally I don't like the wipes because it gets all over my hands.  I like to use the wad of paper towel or rag.
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2003, 02:04:24 PM »

Thank you for the suggestions -  I went out yesterday trying to find all of these great things to clean my car with.  Of course right before I was going to wax it I got pooped on!

 
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2003, 04:14:24 PM »

I noticed in the dealership topic you mentioned that your Tek often comes back from the dealer with scratches on it.  I would recommend "Finesse It" from 3M to remove these scratches.  It can be hard to find but it works great.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2003, 07:11:51 PM »

If you get wax on the black parts, Peanut Butter works great to take it off. I prefer Jiffy. Tongue  
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2003, 01:15:04 PM »

TO add to 03's
Peanut butter [not chunky] does work,, but only uses the oils in the peanuts to hide the wax

One of the things I found for the wax on the cladding is a
white drafting eraser>>> just erase your mistakes away
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2003, 03:44:35 PM »

I have an orbital sander with some 60 grit sand paper that not only gets the extra wax off, but also gets those dried off bugs off the front!

LOL!

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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2003, 04:00:35 PM »

LOL!!

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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2003, 09:07:09 PM »

TEkDAVE - What does "Finesse It" do for scratches?  You said it is hard to find, were do you find it?

I am glad everyone is giving their recommendations to what they use because if someone swears buy using a specifice product I am definetly going to go and use it - Like Mothers Back to Black.  Usually I wouldn't spend money on that because I am always afraid to buy it and it doesn't work as good as the picture on the bottle looks. Since I know it is a great product I am definetly going to buy it.  

I used to use Meguires "professional" Mirror Glaze wax on my car models paint - I never thought I using it on my car.  I will try that.  I usually use GOLD CLASS, if my boyfriend doesn't take it to his work (a carwash, part time) and uses their NEW wax they just get in.  Some have Teflon in them or some are suppose to make the "wet" look.  But anyway  . . .

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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2003, 04:30:18 PM »

"Finesse It" is an automotive rubbing compound designed for painted surfaces.  According to 3M it "Quickly and effectively removes minor scratches, producing a brilliant, deep, wet look shine. For best results use by machine."  I had a 4" scratch on my Tek and I used a buffer and Finesse It to completely remove it.  You can no longer even see it was there.  3M markets this product to detail shops directly so it is not normally in auto parts stores.  I bought mine directly from 3M (www.3m.com) through their website.  I was told you could also buy it directly from auto paint suppliers.  It cost me $12 for one bottle but it did work as advertised.

3M Finesse It
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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2003, 06:20:18 PM »

I have found the best cleaner for my Tek--my husband :wub:  
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2003, 07:05:23 AM »

DIscOTeck~  GOOD JOB!   :lol:   I sometimes get my boyfriend to clean my car, but I am so anal I always see spots he missed and I usually just do it over again! :angry:  
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2003, 07:24:51 AM »

You need a better boyfriend then   :rolleyes:  
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