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    Detailing an old neglected car.

    Hi folks, what is the basic process for exterior detailing a 10+ year old neglected car. Mitsubishi in my case - are the Japanese known for soft paint?

    These are my rough ideas:


    1. wash car paint with what first?
    2. wheels/rinse - need to get some wheel brushes and cleaner
    3. ironx and clay
    4. 3d one hybrid - looking to buy a waxedshine 12mm throw
    5. ipa wipe down
    6. collinite 845
    7. clean/clay/seal glass - need to research more, seen one simple video using magic eraser.


    Just for some context, i'm looking to do this part time in my small community of 3-4k. I work on ships, i'm only home 6 mths a year. No one here offers paint correction on cars.

    Right now i'm slowly working on my own car using mothers speed clay, meguiars 06 + quik wax with collinite 845. I also have the drill DA attachment from meguiars with the polishing pad i believe, works pretty good with a powerful drill.

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    My only suggestion is to consider an alternative to 3D One that leaves behind a paint sealant. There are a lot of choices, McKees 37 360 is one example. Then you can skip the IPA and go straight to applying the 845. Otherwise I'd add a step 5.5 where you apply Jescar Powerlock+, but every step you have adds a lot of labor and you need to make sure you can price this accordingly for your community.

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    My only suggestion is to consider an alternative to 3D One that leaves behind a paint sealant. There are a lot of choices, McKees 37 360 is one example. Then you can skip the IPA and go straight to applying the 845. Otherwise I'd add a step 5.5 where you apply Jescar Powerlock+, but every step you have adds a lot of labor and you need to make sure you can price this accordingly for your community.
    Good point. I do plan on using an AIO for the public and sonax net shield i'm thinking, for quick work.

    I should of mentioned the test car - black Mitsubishi - will be done free for a friend of mine.

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Hi again folks, i'm jumped in with a relatively big order. Love to get feedback on how i should detail my friends old black mitsubishi - exterior only.

    This is what i'm working with

    1 x CarPro Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser
    1 x Chemical Guys P40 POLISH+
    1 x Sonax Wheel Cleaner & Wheel Cleaning Sponge
    1 x Chemical Guys V.R.P Protectant
    1 x Angelwax Vision Glass Cleaner
    1 x CarPro FlyBy30 Windshield & Glass Coating
    1 x Griot's Garage THE BOSS G15 Polisher & Pad Kit
    1 x CarPro TRIX Tar & Iron Remover

    I also have collinite 845 for the finishing wax and mother speed clay.

    Thoughts?

    My first question do you use the iron remover before using a car shampoo?

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Quote Originally Posted by noorth View Post
    Hi again folks, i'm jumped in with a relatively big order. Love to get feedback on how i should detail my friends old black mitsubishi - exterior only.

    This is what i'm working with

    1 x CarPro Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser
    1 x Chemical Guys P40 POLISH+
    1 x Sonax Wheel Cleaner & Wheel Cleaning Sponge
    1 x Chemical Guys V.R.P Protectant
    1 x Angelwax Vision Glass Cleaner
    1 x CarPro FlyBy30 Windshield & Glass Coating
    1 x Griot's Garage THE BOSS G15 Polisher & Pad Kit
    1 x CarPro TRIX Tar & Iron Remover

    I also have collinite 845 for the finishing wax and mother speed clay.

    Thoughts?

    My first question do you use the iron remover before using a car shampoo?
    Sounds like a good order. You can d either I prefer wash, iron remover, clay, cut/correct, polish, LSP. Not a fan of waxes myself but lots seem to love the collinite.

    I’d use trix after iron remover step. Good choice g15. Love mine


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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Also not familiar with p40+.... AIO? If not I’d try something with more cut like griots correcting cream or if want to synergize use Chem guys v36


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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Hi guys, can anyone tell me about the Chemical Guys P40 POLISH? doesn't seem to popular. I ordered from a canadian site along with the G15, i was looking for 3D speed and one but they never carried the products. Thinking now i should of gotten one of griots creams. So many products gets some confusing.

    Like is megs ultimate polish stronger then P40? I can pick that up locally.

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    Also not familiar with p40+.... AIO? If not I’d try something with more cut like griots correcting cream or if want to synergize use Chem guys v36


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    I never seen your reply lol Its a 1-step polish - cut/polish - according to chemical guys, doesn't seem very popular.

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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Quote Originally Posted by noorth View Post
    Hi guys, can anyone tell me about the Chemical Guys P40 POLISH? doesn't seem to popular. I ordered from a canadian site along with the G15, i was looking for 3D speed and one but they never carried the products. Thinking now i should of gotten one of griots creams. So many products gets some confusing.

    Like is megs ultimate polish stronger then P40? I can pick that up locally.
    No opinion on the CG P40, but I can tell you that you would love working with the Griot's creams.

    Meg's UP works very well, but it is a PITA to remove.
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    Re: Detailing an old neglected car.

    Thanks yeah the polish was an afterthought. Looks like i should of maybe gotten the correcting cream.

    I will use the P40, i'm sure it works has attended.

    No more orders lol

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