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    New Car 1st Detail

    I'm trying to get ideas of what type of detail should be done on a new car. This is what I had in mind but please let me know what you would add or change.

    1. Wash and Dry
    2. Clay
    3. Sealant

    I have been hearing about removing iron deposits, but I'm not that familiar with this step, and whether or not it should be done on a new car.

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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Well, the clay will remove iron deposits. Removing them chemically is another way to do it, and may remove below-surface deposits that the clay leaves behind. The "iron-eating" products have only been around for about 5 years, before that people used to just use clay (or use decon acid).

    If you want to use an iron-eater, it's pretty simple, spray it on after the wash step and let it dwell for a bit, then rinse or rewash. They smell pretty bad, however.

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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Well, the clay will remove iron deposits. Removing them chemically is another way to do it, and may remove below-surface deposits that the clay leaves behind. The "iron-eating" products have only been around for about 5 years, before that people used to just use clay (or use decon acid).

    If you want to use an iron-eater, it's pretty simple, spray it on after the wash step and let it dwell for a bit, then rinse or rewash. They smell pretty bad, however.
    Are there any that don't smell horrible?


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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    No they all smell like sulfur.

    My process for a new car is:

    wash with Clean Slate or strong Citrus wash
    IronX shampoo
    synthetic clay block
    polish with coating prep such as Car Pro Essence Plus and a white pad
    coat with Opti Gloss Coat

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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkH View Post
    No they all smell like sulfur.

    My process for a new car is:

    wash with Clean Slate or strong Citrus wash
    IronX shampoo
    synthetic clay block
    polish with coating prep such as Car Pro Essence Plus and a white pad
    coat with Opti Gloss Coat
    CarPro Essence Plus should not be used BEFORE a coating. Regular Essence works as a primer for some coatings and Essence Plus can be used on coated vehicles.
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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Yes my bad. Typo.


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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkH View Post
    No they all smell like sulfur.

    My process for a new car is:

    wash with Clean Slate or strong Citrus wash
    IronX shampoo
    synthetic clay block
    polish with coating prep such as Car Pro Essence Plus and a white pad
    coat with Opti Gloss Coat
    I personally wouldn't recommend applying Gloss Coat over CarPro Essence. CarPro CQuartz Classic or Relaod would be be better options honestly. Synergy.
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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    That three step process is good. Maybe add a polishing step too to remove any light swirls (if you can see any). Itd be a good idea to check for any marring after the clay step, polish will remove this. I recommend meguiars m205

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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    Collinite 845 for a wax/sealant

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    Re: New Car 1st Detail

    yeah I was going to say just polish with a prep but I tried to come up with a brand real quickly and blew it.


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