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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 06:44 PM
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I'm sorry to offend anyone. I would like to protect the metal... but as with my last (much abused) Subaru, after 11 years of desert detailing, it didn't look much different than after the 1st week.

I see lots of very shiny wranglers in grocery store parking lots. A glance at the tires (especially the spare, which collects dust off-road in the desert) tells me that those vehicles have driven very few miles on rough roads. I suppose it's a bit like having a Lamborghini that can do 190 mph.
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 07:54 PM
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Would never use any duster. They scratch. Please don't use.
The only way I could see one scratching the surface would be if you used it with extreme pressure. In the 12 years I've used them, I have never seen an original CCD induce a scratch on any vehicle, including the black Jeeps I've owned. I use mine 2-3 times a day in pollen season.
I know my exterior well, as I spend an average of eight hours a week detailing when the weather is good.
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nice job @zsf721. I only wash, Mothers clay (every other month), Smartwax wax, Smartwax sealant (every other car wash), Honda shin etsu grease the any rubber (twice a year), damp water/rag clean the plastic then finish it off with 303, and chemical guys upholstery sealant.


I just put on my headphones, and have a field day cleaning my vehicles. Its very relaxing.
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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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We may have a difference of opinion caused buy a definition. When I say scratch, I am really talking about micro marring. Those are the light swirls that look like spider webs. Pollen is sharp. Google images will show you a good representation.


If your happy-Carry on AND Enjoy. I am not trying to convince you or others just explain my position.


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The only way I could see one scratching the surface would be if you used it with extreme pressure. In the 12 years I've used them, I have never seen an original CCD induce a scratch on any vehicle, including the black Jeeps I've owned. I use mine 2-3 times a day in pollen season.
I know my exterior well, as I spend an average of eight hours a week detailing when the weather is good.
Everyone has an opinion however, and I respect yours.
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What about the tow hooks? That red wrinkle finish will probably start filling with dirt soon. Did you use the GTechniq EXO on those too?
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No, I actually used the trim coating. The EXO is really just designed for clear coated paint.. The tow hooks are kind of a rubbery finish.


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What about the tow hooks? That red wrinkle finish will probably start filling with dirt soon. Did you use the GTechniq EXO on those too?
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post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Just came back to report that since last May 97 Months ago) all I have done is was the Jeep with Soap and water, clean the wheels and glass and driove it.


The coating is keeping the surface free of any bonded contaminants, and the trim coating still looks as good as the day I applied it.


Nothing really sticks to the surface, it is pretty much self cleaning in a very hard rain.


will shoot picks after this weekend s wash. Its in for service Saturday and then Ill wash it up.
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Came back to update. Jeep still beads like crazy And is easy to keep clean.
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