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    Re: 1st post here.

    I was a lurker for months, once you join AGO you'll start to pick up even more info. I think it has something to do with interacting with all the other OCD car people. I have learned more on AGO/Autopia than 10 years of detailing cars in 90's-2000's pre forum days.

    Welcome to AGO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by W8TLS View Post
    When I bought the car used there was a lot of paint overspray on the front end. Clay bar wouldn't remove. I wet sanded the hood and fenders with 3000 grit. Buffed with, XPC3, Turtle wax scratch and swirl remover. All by HAND, I have no buffer. went over the car 2 times with Meguiar's #7, Then 1 coat of Duragloss 111, Final Coat of Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845. As for washing I just use the blue Dawn dish soap and hot water to strip everything before I start. Been 2 years since I did the 3 step. Will be doing it again this spring.

    This when I first bought the car. No waxes yet.

    02-OCT-2013
    My New Used Car, 2008 Ford Focus photo - Tim Smith photos at pbase.com


    This time I tried something different. Mixed Duragloss 111 and Collinite #845 50/50.

    31-MAY-2016
    Just waxed. Now I need to fix the plastic trim. photo - Tim Smith photos at pbase.com

    This spring I'll do a Dawn wash then Meguiar's #7 and Duragloss #601 and #605 and see how that works.

    Oh I have found when doing by hand, Foam applicators work the best. Getting harder to find tho, So I buy the cheap microfiber ones and cut the open to get the foam.

    I need to start taking the pictures with the same camera and lens. Noticed they all look different.

    Tim
    I know what you mean about the applicators. Used to see them everywhere, now can't find any local. Are you going to continue by hand or considering a DA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    I know what you mean about the applicators. Used to see them everywhere, now can't find any local. Are you going to continue by hand or considering a DA?
    DA is on my wish list. Never used on either. Been looking at a Chicago Electric 6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher at my local store. Only work part time and that is $$ I don't have to spend on one. Guess I'll have to stay with lots of elbow grease.

    I can remember in the old days in the 70's we didn't even use any pads. Put the wax on by our hands. Messy Messy Messy.

    Tim

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    Re: 1st post here.

    Hi Tim, Welcome to AutoGeekOnline!

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    Re: 1st post here.

    Welcome from SW PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by W8TLS View Post
    Hi I'm Tim From Ohio.

    I'm 59 years young, In the brain at least. Body falling apart, LOL. First post here. Been lurking here for some time now. I'm a Duragloss fan. I drive a 2008 Ford Focus SE Delux. Just ordered #601 and #105 here. Been using a 3 step process that worked out great. But as I get older it gets harder to do.

    My normal routine is using Meguiar's #7, DuraGloss 111, Then a top coat of Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845. Going to try the #105 instead of the #111.

    My car using this 3 step process in 04-SEP-2014

    Meguiar's #7, DuraGloss 111, Then a top coat of Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845 photo - Tim Smith photos at pbase.com

    I'm a Firm believer in Meguiar's #7 as the first coat. Really deepens the color on my car.

    Tim
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    Re: 1st post here.

    Welcome Tim! Those are great pics considering you did that work by hand.
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    Re: 1st post here.

    I stopped using #7 on clearcoated cars a long time ago. I would suggest trying your Duragloss regimen on one panel and see if that darkens your paint to your satisfaction without the #7.


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    I know what you mean about the applicators. Used to see them everywhere, now can't find any local. Are you going to continue by hand or considering a DA?
    Yeah, and they got really expensive! Like the Meg's applicators that used to be ubiquitous now list for $5.49 for a 2-pack. Didn't that used to be $1.99?
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    Welcome Tim. What area of Ohio do you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan K View Post
    Welcome Tim. What area of Ohio do you live in?
    Right next to WPAFB.

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