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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 10:09 AM
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I've been looking for all the best tips for cleaning my vehicles lately. What is your process and products that you use?
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I've been looking for all the best tips for cleaning my vehicles lately. What is your process and products that you use?
If you view this topic, there are many, many recommendations and so many different user preferences for products that all work based on the user's experience. My choice and preference is Mothers Claybar, Meguiars Ultimate compound and Collinite 845 Insulator Wax. Everything is easy on, easy off. Between wax jobs I use Plexus Plastic Polish ( your clear coat is essentially clear plastic, and I contacted Plexus regarding this, and they gave it thumbs up). It works better than any quick detailer. Exterior lower vinyl trim is Wipe New (lasts about six months), and I spray with Plexus after washing. Glass, I user Stoners Invisible Glass.
Tire shine, Meguiars Hot Shine aerosol, or 303 Protectant. For washing I use Awlwash, a soap developed for use on a very high end marine paint. If the vehicle is very dirty, I use Yamaha pre wash cleaner on the bad areas first.

Interior vinyl is 303, plastic I use the 303 and/or the Plexus.

Always clean the exterior in a shaded area, do one panel at a time, rinse soap before it dries. I have a Bullseye Power Nozzle on my 5/8 rubber garden hose, puts out a real good pressure.

I always wash in a straight back and forth motion, never in a circular. For drying I use Meguiars Water Magnets. I have several. Go all over the vehicle with the first one to remove the bulk of the water, finish off with a second dry one. Don't use the same wash mitt to to clean wheels and tires, that you use on the paint. There are so many water "traps" on KL that I use compressed air to blow excess water away from the rear glass edges, tail lights, side mirrors, emblems and front grilles.
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@NScherry :

The GC looks amazing. No wonder you got way more than list.

Clay bar I'm willing to try. At some point

Touch up paint : yeah got some while at the dealer for 2nd oil change. $28 (canadian) for the little bottle. Sheesh. Perfect match though. Now all I have to do is prepare the chips and drop some paint ; one on the hood (that stone ended up in the windshield as well, costing me $70 for the repair) and another on the left passanger door (lawnmower incident, don't ask...).

Thanks for all the tips as well.
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I appreciate the response. I'm going to put this in my notes
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After washing my cars, to get rid of the big water droplets, I use a electric leaf blower. Then follow up with a sheepskin chamois.
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Great job on the jeeps

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I've been looking for all the best tips for cleaning my vehicles lately. What is your process and products that you use?
Theres so many product lines to choose from to do detailing I highly recommend chemical guys products been happy with them for several years. Its up to you what you want to use. Their youtube channel has many 'how to' videos.

Stay away from anything made with silicone. (armor all)

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After washing my cars, to get rid of the big water droplets, I use a electric leaf blower. Then follow up with a sheepskin chamois.
Leaf blower only works if you have a decent coat of wax on already. Great to get water out of the nooks and crannies.

I highly recommend microfiber waffle weave drying towels. I can get the entire vehicle and then some without wringing out once. Follow back on the entire vehicle with a dry microfiber and detail spray to get rid of streaks, water spots and any dust at the same time shines right up.
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@NScherry well done! Glad to see someone else who is as OCD as me and keeping the Cherokee spotless! I think we're in the minority as Jeep owners ha
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Wowza! Awesome job...Still haven't found anyone willing to help me do mine lol...I don't have the patience for that...Hand wash and rinse fine, but man o man that looks good!
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Beautiful. I need to look into some more higher end cleaning products. My father only used water to wash his vehicles and turtle wax twice a year. Needless to say I have ALOT of learning to do.

I had planned to wash/clay bar and wax my jeep before my shoulder surgery, but with this weather looks like I'll have to wait till after the surgery.
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Thanks for that recommendation of using microfiber waffle weave drying towels. That should speed up my drying time compared to all the time I spend on wringing out the old sheepskin.
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