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      07-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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waxes and clay bar

i know its probably been asked a million times...


but what wax and clay bar should i get? from what i see, theres more high end stuff then i thought...

I'm planning on claying my car next weekend and then waxing it, so if i could spend a little more money on something better please let me know...

btw, im not a hardcore detailer or anything, i just want something nice. i think the best product I've used was some meguiars stuff. lol
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      07-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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I would get our stuff, not because I sell it, because it is easy to use, durable, and many M3 owners use it with positive results

I would get ...
-Claybar
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-Tough Coat Sealant

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      07-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Give Chemical Guys/Smartwax a look.

Lots of products.

There was a Meet/Tech Session at their Inglewood shop last month:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...errerid=152717
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look at sites like detailedimage.com detailersdomain.com autogeek.net
lots of reviews and you can find anything from basic to more high end stuff. you can use any clay really and any wax will give you an awesome look. pete's 53 is pretty awesome
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Cool right on guys, thanks! I'll check them all out.
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If you need any advice or help with whatever products you choose give me a call, gladly help you out!

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I second using Martin at AutoFinesse--top quality customer service and top quality products.
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I wouldnt clay without polishing, and wouldnt polish without claying!

so get a claybar, a polish, a wax

wash car
clay car
polish car
clean paint
wax car

ESPECIALLY your red!!!! that color looks SICK when done correctly! But that is with a machine, 2-3 steps of polishing, etc
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^ True! Which is why I said...

I would get ...
-Claybar
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I second using Martin at AutoFinesse--top quality customer service and top quality products.
Thanks man - hope all is well
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I would listen to what a lot of recommendations here, especially from guys like Martin_D, Eric and other great detail guys.

One thing I don't really agree on though would have to be the Chemical Guys line. They have a lot of good product, but there is also a lot of redundancy in their products.

If you are novice to detailing, which you might be (there is nothing wrong with that!!) stick to a product line and get very familiar with it. With that said, the last thing you want to do is become confused on a ton of products. With that said, try Auto Finesse as nothing but great things will come out of it.

Good luck. If you ever want help, stop by the shop and I can give you some pointers on detailing to speed up the learning curve.
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I would listen to what a lot of recommendations here, especially from guys like Martin_D, Eric and other great detail guys.

One thing I don't really agree on though would have to be the Chemical Guys line. They have a lot of good product, but there is also a lot of redundancy in their products.

If you are novice to detailing, which you might be (there is nothing wrong with that!!) stick to a product line and get very familiar with it. With that said, the last thing you want to do is become confused on a ton of products. With that said, try Auto Finesse as nothing but great things will come out of it.

Good luck. If you ever want help, stop by the shop and I can give you some pointers on detailing to speed up the learning curve.
this is true that chemical guys has alot of products that seem to be very identical and it can be very confusing to a novice but that's the beauty of the internet!! there are plenty of reviews out there on tons of detailing products and op it is your job to do your homework regardless of what we say. i used to think that chemical guys would put out products that were identical with the same description and just call it something else...not entirely true as i found out that every product they have is meant for specific uses. for example they have like 3-4 different products that say they address issues of trim but when one didn't work out for me i went to a chemical guys shop (lucky enough to be close to the san diego location) and the owner explained to me the differences of the 3-4 trim products and that some were meant to be used for different types of trim such as how faded or ruined they were. for this thread's purpose the op wanted clay and wax and pete's 53 is a great wax: cheap, brings out the shine of a black car, and has good durability.
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I would listen to what a lot of recommendations here, especially from guys like Martin_D, Eric and other great detail guys.

One thing I don't really agree on though would have to be the Chemical Guys line. They have a lot of good product, but there is also a lot of redundancy in their products.

If you are novice to detailing, which you might be (there is nothing wrong with that!!) stick to a product line and get very familiar with it. With that said, the last thing you want to do is become confused on a ton of products. With that said, try Auto Finesse as nothing but great things will come out of it.

Good luck. If you ever want help, stop by the shop and I can give you some pointers on detailing to speed up the learning curve.

thanks malek, your always very helpful.

lol and i definitely am a novice detailer, ill more then likely go with auto finesse..
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thanks malek, your always very helpful.

lol and i definitely am a novice detailer, ill more then likely go with auto finesse..
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There are slight variations in products that might appear similar, not total redundancy. Each product has a place in a detailing kit.

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I would listen to what a lot of recommendations here, especially from guys like Martin_D, Eric and other great detail guys.

One thing I don't really agree on though would have to be the Chemical Guys line. They have a lot of good product, but there is also a lot of redundancy in their products.

If you are novice to detailing, which you might be (there is nothing wrong with that!!) stick to a product line and get very familiar with it. With that said, the last thing you want to do is become confused on a ton of products. With that said, try Auto Finesse as nothing but great things will come out of it.

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