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Help me detail the Z

Ok so I thought that I would bring this conversation to another thread so as not to hijack the "Look what I got today" thread.

What should I use from start to finish to get make this car look new again? The dealership waxed it before I picked it up so I obviously should remove that...How? From what I am seeing in a couple of different threads it should go as follows:

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Now is that correct or am I missing steps? Keep in mind I have some swirls and some pretty good scratches that I need to get out of the clearcoat. I have even seen people use a couple of different polishes. What kinds should I use? What should I use to apply everything? What do you guys think?
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Yup you got the steps right!

Here is the detail I did a long time ago.

First full detail

Products are kind of outdated though.

Right now I have a stock consisting of Menzerna polishes.

However this summer I will try to use to use Meguiar's Compounds M205 and M105, I've read really nice things about them.
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Use dishwashing liquid to take the dealer wax off, Griot's polish, claybar,yada yada!!!!
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Todd Cooperider showed me how to do mine:

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...grey-metallic/

Follow this guide from start to finish and enjoy your awesome car
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Your steps are right on I never washed after i clayed just because I'm wiping away residue with a microfiber & quick detailer spray then go straight to polish. Every body in here is going to have different opinions and ways they do things. Some of us have dropped alot of bank on products and do a multistep show car detail.
After you clay take a baggy on your hand and go over some of the scratches if you can feel the scratch or catch your finger nail in it most likely a polish isn't going to remove it.

If your not using a rotary or da polisher by getting some nice cutting pads and using a decent all in one cleaner, polish, swirl Remover, and sealant you cab get good results in one step. Optimum, wolfgang, pinnacle, poor boys world offer user friendly all in ones. http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...low-chart.html
Check out that link theres a flow chart that could help minimize confusion. That's my two cents, happy detailing!
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Thanks guys! Maybe I should just take it to performance auto spa lol
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i enjoy detailing, it's hard work but in the end you see that shine and you know "i did that."

i don't know how to explain it... I guess maybe like building a fence in your back yard and after hours of sweat and tolling you can step back and admire your hard work.
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Yeah I did it to the G but I actually did not have the scratches on the '03 that I have on the '10! Last spring I spent probably 12-15 hrs on the G and it did feel fantastic knowing I did that. I am a bit nervous about messing up the paint on the new car.
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the rule of thumb is if you can feel the scratch with your thumb you aren't gonna get it out with a buffer
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Couldn't be said any better Carson the hard work pays off.
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Step one: Get Melissa to clean the wheels
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha
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hahahahahah... Josh when you come to the next car show, be prepared to watch Chris' woman clean his wheels like a mad woman!
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Step one: Get Melissa to clean the wheels
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha

Step one : kick your A$$

Step two : drive off waving
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my car needs a detail, i have swirls like crazy!!
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