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The First Official Maxima.org Detailing Showoff Thread (Warning: 56k Hell)

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The First Official Maxima.org Detailing Showoff Thread (Warning: 56k Hell)

Old 02-19-2004, 04:15 PM
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Here's a 2002 TL with one layer of Ibiz wax and no prior waxing.


Here is a 92 Grand Marquis that gets washed/waxed about once a year. Ibiz wax and nothing else.


92 GM again....
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:22 PM
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And one layer of Ibiz on a 1996 Benz with stock paint. No prep work.


It looks like some of my other pics are not working. WTDR says they should be up again soon.
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Old 03-18-2004, 05:21 PM
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:23 PM
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original '95 paint : mothers#1, meguairs#7, Meguairs gold class
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:41 PM
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I couldn't resist.......




This car has been through 12 New England winters and the paint is still as glossy as when it rolled off the showroom floor. I just used the Meguirs 3-step system (1 - cleaner wax, 2 - deep crystal polish, and 3 - carnuba wax). I clay bar'd the paint last summer, but haven't done so since then).


Now if only I could host a hi-res pic
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:03 PM
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dawn, meguiars clay, meguiars step 1, meguiars #26





So hard getting reflection out of sunlit sand
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:28 PM
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A little wax and alot of elbow grease
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:52 PM
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Well, I clayed they car and then waxed it. 1st time ever waxing this car, I normally pay someone to do it. And the 1st time EVER clay baring it.

The clay bar was ok, IMHO. It was not the "greatest thing ever" like I have heard. Now, I may not get the FULL benifit form it, being the 1st time me using it. It may have done more than I think. The bar was dirty.

It did clean out my door handles and they have NEVER been this clean since I bought the car.

Also did the headlights and winshield.


I used Joy dish soap to get all the BS off the paint. Then clayed, then waxed.

Anyway on to the pics....




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Old 05-15-2004, 09:19 PM
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detailed my car a week ago, used Clay Magic Clay Bar, Meguiars #9 Swirl Remover, Meguiars Next Generation Tech Wax. Here are some pics from when i finished.






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Old 06-15-2004, 05:36 PM
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Finally get to post some showoff pics. Phtography is not as good as I would like (going from film SLR to digital point and shoot is tough!), but it's good enough.

I finally learned the value of using a lighter polish instead of relying on DACP's diminishing abrasive...Menzerna FP is some really sick polish. The wax is Pinnacle only...no sealant until fall when I am sure the paint is 100% cured. Can't wait to see how this stuff looks layered. I really like how it works with the dark green paint...making it look much darker and wetter and showing off the pearl clearcoat. Good stuff for 60 bucks!





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This last one is entitled, "How clean are YOUR rims"

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Originally Posted by endus
This last one is entitled, "How clean are YOUR rims"
That is sweet, it must be nice having rims with large enough space between the spokes to get your hands in there.


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Old 08-21-2004, 09:07 AM
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Even though some of my following pics aren't Max related I still enjoy the fruits of my labor. It's the wife Civic,

Can you guess what I have on the shelves in the garage?


It was a little cloudy that day but you get the picture



And here are a few Max related before and after pics

Before

After


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Old 08-21-2004, 09:09 AM
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Since 5 is our maximum allowed attach pics shall I continue

Before

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Before

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Old 08-23-2004, 01:53 PM
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Hate to continue beating a dead horse that's over a year old, but this thread was intended on showing the fruits of our labor, correct? So I dug up a few more pics. It's not exterior related, but I still enjoyed the outcome.


Before

After



Some more after shots



And this concludes my presentation

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:41 PM
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After A good wash and wax!
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:46 PM
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Meguires gold-glass wax on the car, and simple green+low pressure water on the engine.



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Wow, some of the best shots of cars on this forum. Nice work guys.

A few of mine.




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Old 10-12-2004, 12:33 PM
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Here are some of mine. I used Ivory dish soap, Zaino Clay Bar, Meguiars Car Wash, Zaino 1, Z5 (2 Coats; Scratch and Swirl Remover), Z6 (Gloss Enhancer; Inbetween each coat), Z2 (2 coats; Show Car Polish), Z6 inbetween each coat.

For kicks name the car that you can see in my door, and you get a prize of people and






More Hi-Res shots at http://www.4drspeed.com/mycar/maxima/
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about a month later after the wax with just a bucket of soap and water
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Old 10-23-2004, 02:31 PM
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Meguiar's DACP and Zaino (ZFX, Z5, Z2)





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Old 10-23-2004, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 4DRSpeed
Here are some of mine. I used Ivory dish soap, Zaino Clay Bar, Meguiars Car Wash, Zaino 1, Z5 (2 Coats; Scratch and Swirl Remover), Z6 (Gloss Enhancer; Inbetween each coat), Z2 (2 coats; Show Car Polish), Z6 inbetween each coat.

For kicks name the car that you can see in my door, and you get a prize of people and
http://www.4drspeed.com/mycar/maxima/org1.jpg

http://www.4drspeed.com/mycar/maxima/org2.jpg

http://www.4drspeed.com/mycar/maxima/org3.jpg

More Hi-Res shots at http://www.4drspeed.com/mycar/maxima/
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Good job VE we all
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Old 11-17-2004, 08:35 AM
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'97 GLE:

Products used:

Meguiar's Gold Class Shampoo
Poorboy's SSR1
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:49 AM
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:16 PM
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One of the detailing jobs Im most proud of. When he bought the car the paint was dead, it looked flat even when wet.







Waaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaa Waaahahahaaa , oh the agony, My baby
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After washing and waxing.




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Old 06-01-2005, 07:28 PM
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I braved the mosquitos and finally took it upon myself to wash, clay, and wax my Max! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's not too bad for 6 year old paint. After washing it I was almost depressed after looking at the paint closely, but the clay bar lifted all the junk off and I'm amazed! I used the Mother's clay bar and wax. Hopefully I don't get the West Nile Virus now...





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