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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Simple answer is. Wash your car whenever you feel you need to.

    The more you touch your car with any method of washing the more chance you have of marring the surface.

    Don’t worry about the garage floor too much. Buy yourself a floor squeegee and squeegee the floor if it gets too wet.

    Try not to overthink it. Just have fun at it and don’t worry so much. Lol

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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    Simple answer is. Wash your car whenever you feel you need to.

    The more you touch your car with any method of washing the more chance you have of marring the surface.

    Donít worry about the garage floor too much. Buy yourself a floor squeegee and squeegee the floor if it gets too wet.

    Try not to overthink it. Just have fun at it and donít worry so much. Lol
    Well ideally I donít wanna touch it much. But since lot of rain debris get attached to the car so Iíll wash it off and probably will crest light swirl marks here and there. Iíll be polishing away the swirl marks and use the special lighting I purchased to find them. Question is how often can I polish? I know it might take the clear coating slightly off but let say my method of waterless or rindless somehow creates more swirls after freshly polished car using porter cable (just small section i can see on light)

    Am I able to just take the porter cable and polish only that part? Or would it stick it out from the rest of the panel (I have white car)

    I will get better as Iím newbie. I plan on polishing and doing test runs with my Mazda 3 (sorry buddy) then get better and do it on my x3


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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

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    Well ideally I don’t wanna touch it much. But since lot of rain debris get attached to the car so I’ll wash it off and probably will crest light swirl marks here and there. I’ll be polishing away the swirl marks and use the special lighting I purchased to find them. Question is how often can I polish? I know it might take the clear coating slightly off but let say my method of waterless or rindless somehow creates more swirls after freshly polished car using porter cable (just small section i can see on light)

    Am I able to just take the porter cable and polish only that part? Or would it stick it out from the rest of the panel (I have white car)

    I will get better as I’m newbie. I plan on polishing and doing test runs with my Mazda 3 (sorry buddy) then get better and do it on my x3


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    How often you can polish depends on the thickness of your clear coat ultimately. Lol.

    I wouldn’t do any heavy correction more than once or twice a year if that. If I where you I would consider using a one step cleaner wax like HD Speed as long as your marring isn’t too deep and aggressive.

    Yes you can polish out just one panel. I do scratch removal on a per panel basis occasionally if someone doesn’t want to pay for a full correction job or they only truly need correction in one small spot and it always looks great

    Absolutely get the practice on the Mazda. What makes you good at something is time behind the tool.

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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    How often you can polish depends on the thickness of your clear coat ultimately. Lol.

    I wouldn’t do any heavy correction more than once or twice a year if that. If I where you I would consider using a one step cleaner wax like HD Speed as long as your marring isn’t too deep and aggressive.

    Yes you can polish out just one panel. I do scratch removal on a per panel basis occasionally if someone doesn’t want to pay for a full correction job or they only truly need correction in one small spot and it always looks great

    Absolutely get the practice on the Mazda. What makes you good at something is time behind the tool.
    Well that sucks. I was hoping if I created some swirl marks after a nicely done polished car, I can just go ahead and use my hand and polish that area only. But considering that polishing is 1-2x a year thing, guess it's really up to me in terms of the swirl marks caused by me in washing it properly.

    What are the heavy correction you are talking about. Just polishing, claybar, and/or iron removal? I think waxing you can do like every three months etc.. right I wanted to do lot of claybar too like use it as eraser when i see specks lol (with lot of lube though)

    If polishing removes clear coat each time, are some cars that have been polished a lot easily shown naked of clear coat? And you can get it re- clearcoat spray from paint specialist down the road I'm guessing, but probally will be like 5k $ or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Well that sucks. I was hoping if I created some swirl marks after a nicely done polished car, I can just go ahead and use my hand and polish that area only. But considering that polishing is 1-2x a year thing, guess it's really up to me in terms of the swirl marks caused by me in washing it properly.

    What are the heavy correction you are talking about. Just polishing, claybar, and/or iron removal? I think waxing you can do like every three months etc.. right I wanted to do lot of claybar too like use it as eraser when i see specks lol (with lot of lube though)

    If polishing removes clear coat each time, are some cars that have been polished a lot easily shown naked of clear coat? And you can get it re- clearcoat spray from paint specialist down the road I'm guessing, but probally will be like 5k $ or so
    When I say HEAVY polishing, I mean just that. For example a whole car 3 stage polish job. Not so much polishing with a one step, but a one step is still moving clear coat to a minor extent.

    I really think your overthinking this.

    Just be careful when you’re washing. Fix paint when it NEEDS it. Have fun with you’re new car. Don’t worry so much. You can easily manage to go a couple years without a major correction job if you’re careful with your car.

    Wash it when it needs it, and wax when it needs it, and fix paint when it needs it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    When I say HEAVY polishing, I mean just that. For example a whole car 3 stage polish job. Not so much polishing with a one step, but a one step is still moving clear coat to a minor extent.

    I really think your overthinking this.

    Just be careful when youíre washing. Fix paint when it NEEDS it. Have fun with youíre new car. Donít worry so much. You can easily manage to go a couple years without a major correction job if youíre careful with your car.

    Wash it when it needs it, and wax when it needs it, and fix paint when it needs it .
    Seconded, be as careful as possible and don't try to worry about perfection. Perfection doesn't exist on a daily driver.

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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Quote Originally Posted by bfielder32087 View Post
    Seconded, be as careful as possible and don't try to worry about perfection. Perfection doesn't exist on a daily driver.

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    Thatís what Iím trying to say. Well put sir!

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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    Thatís what Iím trying to say. Well put sir!
    I try my best Haha. And I get it we all want perfection, myself included but my car is the literal definition of a daily driver seeing as how it's the only car I own. Get driven if it's 90 and sunny, if it's a nasty thunderstorm or if it's 0 degrees with snow, ice, slush and salt on the ground. Being perfect is literally impossible. That being said other than rock chips on my front bumper and hood it's about as close as possible.

    I like what a lot of other have said. Don't over think it. Be smart and be careful using quality products and techniques. Takes a machine to it once a year if you want and go from there.

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    Re: Waterless washing in garage messes

    Don't worry too much about the solution dripping on the floor. I often do rinseless washes in the garage and there is always a line of water on the garage floor that eventually goes away even in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    When I say HEAVY polishing, I mean just that. For example a whole car 3 stage polish job. Not so much polishing with a one step, but a one step is still moving clear coat to a minor extent.

    I really think your overthinking this.

    Just be careful when you’re washing. Fix paint when it NEEDS it. Have fun with you’re new car. Don’t worry so much. You can easily manage to go a couple years without a major correction job if you’re careful with your car.

    Wash it when it needs it, and wax when it needs it, and fix paint when it needs it .
    Yeah thanks. I know I worry too much but this is my first luxury car and feel sometimes, I'm not ready for it. But more I practice, I do feel It's the right ride. I need to let go of perfection especially something I won't be able to take to heaven anyways hahahah Guess, when I see showroom cars you get inspired.

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