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      12-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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my detailing shopping cart for the upcoming m3 arrival

impatiently awaiting delivery of my new m3 (see other threads)

put together some last minute things to order from detailers domain.

I have tons of MF towels , drying towels, adams shampoo, sonax wheel cleaner , etc; already from detailers domain ..


going to get the leather master kit seems like it will keep the seats looking fresh all the time

also going to get the auto finesse all in one that just came out..

generally I am again all in one products.. but auto finesse seems to put out good products and I notice they use this at detailers domain themselves and I trust their input on items..

anyone have any first hand experience with the auto finesse triple ??
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impatiently awaiting delivery of my new m3 (see other threads)

put together some last minute things to order from detailers domain.

I have tons of MF towels , drying towels, adams shampoo, sonax wheel cleaner , etc; already from detailers domain ..


going to get the leather master kit seems like it will keep the seats looking fresh all the time

also going to get the auto finesse all in one that just came out..

generally I am again all in one products.. but auto finesse seems to put out good products and I notice they use this at detailers domain themselves and I trust their input on items..

anyone have any first hand experience with the auto finesse triple ??
Not bad. Even for a new car, make sure the dealer doesn't wash your car. Assuming it was never washed, the swirls should be at a minimal. From there, you personally wash the car using the two bucket method, IronX it, clay, seal it and wax. That's usually good for at least 6 months depending on your storage and the products you use.

I love my sonax and while it's nice, if you want, to save some money, you can buy the wolf's chemical deionizer. It will work on the whole car like IronX and on the wheels like Sonax. Lots of towels of course. I like using the new Chemical Guys' Honeydew Soap. Doesn't strip as much sealant/wax as other soaps.

This is all what I use, obviously everyone has their preferences
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Some dealers do a good job of washing. Personally I researched and saw a member had posted to go and look at several of the black cars on the lot and see if there are swirl marks. I tried to make sure to also look at cars the same color as mine to see if there were any swirl marks on them. You might not be able to work your way around getting it washed. If your dealer does the perma plate on the interior then they'll probably wash it.
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ray catena is notoriously good at detailing their cars... my dad bought a CPO white CLK convt from them 2 summers ago... car was prepped meticulously... best paint prep ive ever seen from a car dealer.

plus my buddy works there as a delivery coordinator and he said they generally take precautions and use quality stuff
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Triple is a good product from what I've seen. If you dig through this section you can find a demo of it being used on a black hood with great results. Don't forget it has some fillers in it and abrasives so while it knocks out some defects it will hide others
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Triple is a good product from what I've seen. If you dig through this section you can find a demo of it being used on a black hood with great results. Don't forget it has some fillers in it and abrasives so while it knocks out some defects it will hide others
yeah i saw the example of it that why I am definitely interested in it !
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I suggest a starter kit off autogeek.net with a D/A orbital sander..check out their instructional videos on how to wash/clay/compound/polish your car properly.

Its very informative and you can learn alot..I do all my own detailing now.
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I suggest a starter kit off autogeek.net with a D/A orbital sander..check out their instructional videos on how to wash/clay/compound/polish your car properly.

Its very informative and you can learn alot..I do all my own detailing now.
I used to detail cars alot... I had a PC 7424 and all adams product... ran out of product, sold the PC with intentions to buy the flex 3401 just never got the chance to pick it up and got extremely busy with work
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I used to detail cars alot... I had a PC 7424 and all adams product... ran out of product, sold the PC with intentions to buy the flex 3401 just never got the chance to pick it up and got extremely busy with work
Confused..so if you have detailed before..why this thread?
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besides everything already mentioned, you need to get a good wheel brush. brake dust sucks and all the oem wheel styles are a bitchto clean
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Confused..so if you have detailed before..why this thread?
was curious on consumers first hand experience /opinion on auto finesse triple...


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besides everything already mentioned, you need to get a good wheel brush. brake dust sucks and all the oem wheel styles are a bitchto clean
ya I got a nice wheel brush recently... didnt even get to use it yet on anything actually.
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was curious on consumers first hand experience /opinion on auto finesse triple...
check out this thread

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768194

To be honest I dont like to use any products with fillers for paint correction..
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I believe I have a thread on here somewhere, used Tripple to remove scratches on door handles on my girlfriends old car.

Tripple is an amazing product, for sure. I love it and use it pretty much all the time. It is true that it is a light polish, but I do not believe it has fillers in it. It will remove a good amount of swirls, but not all of them.

It does a great job for what it is, a quick all-in-one. Great when you're strapped for time.
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I believe I have a thread on here somewhere, used Tripple to remove scratches on door handles on my girlfriends old car.

Tripple is an amazing product, for sure. I love it and use it pretty much all the time. It is true that it is a light polish, but I do not believe it has fillers in it. It will remove a good amount of swirls, but not all of them.

It does a great job for what it is, a quick all-in-one. Great when you're strapped for time.
Tripple has fillers in it thats why its an all in one.....rule of thumb is any polish you can use by hand is generally going to have fillers.
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Tripple has fillers in it thats why its an all in one.....rule of thumb is any polish you can use by hand is generally going to have fillers.
I have it, read the labels, etc. No where does it mention anything about any fillers.

Maybe the sponsors can chime in on this. Not that it really matters, like I said, it's does a good job for what it is.
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how well does the iron cut/ iron x w.e work ? do I need to use that and still clay or is that replacing claying... i assume the paint will be in at least decent condition an not full of containment when i first get the car ...

so many new things out in the detailing world recently...
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how well does the iron cut/ iron x w.e work ? do I need to use that and still clay or is that replacing claying... i assume the paint will be in at least decent condition an not full of containment when i first get the car ...

so many new things out in the detailing world recently...
The best way to determine if you need to clay is after you wash your car,,put a ziploc bag over your hand and run it over the finish..if it drags or snags anywhere you need to clay

Do not clay unless you need to b/c clay is abrasive, you always have to compound/polish after you clay

Doing any compound/polish by hand is a serious chore...and you wont get the best results...you need to invest in an orbital polisher if you are going to detail properly.
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how well does the iron cut/ iron x w.e work ? do I need to use that and still clay or is that replacing claying... i assume the paint will be in at least decent condition an not full of containment when i first get the car ...

so many new things out in the detailing world recently...
detailers usually use iron x first to make the claying stage much easier
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The best way to determine if you need to clay is after you wash your car,,put a ziploc bag over your hand and run it over the finish..if it drags or snags anywhere you need to clay

Do not clay unless you need to b/c clay is abrasive, you always have to compound/polish after you clay

Doing any compound/polish by hand is a serious chore...and you wont get the best results...you need to invest in an orbital polisher if you are going to detail properly.
I was just about to make this point. Claying (no matter how much or which type of lubricant you use) creates micro-marring. You pretty much have to polish with at least a fine grade product after claying. An orbital polisher would be a must in this case.
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I was just about to make this point. Claying (no matter how much or which type of lubricant you use) creates micro-marring. You pretty much have to polish with at least a fine grade product after claying. An orbital polisher would be a must in this case.
would triple be an abrasive enough of a polish ? cause its an all in one thats the point that confuses me ...
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would triple be an abrasive enough of a polish ? cause its an all in one thats the point that confuses me ...
Yes, that should be fine It's a polish, glaze and wax all in one. . Although keep in mind that triple has fillers in it so it may hide deeper swirl marks and marring that were not polished down.

Polish removes swirls and marring, glaze fills in whatever the polish didn't remove and the wax protects the paint from further damage.
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Some dealers do a good job of washing. Personally I researched and saw a member had posted to go and look at several of the black cars on the lot and see if there are swirl marks. I tried to make sure to also look at cars the same color as mine to see if there were any swirl marks on them. You might not be able to work your way around getting it washed. If your dealer does the perma plate on the interior then they'll probably wash it.
I use to be very diligent about washing my own car but for a period of time I got lazy...never again!

Sure there are places that do a good job, especially if you go to specialty detailers but in general you just end up with an almost clean car and bunch of swirl marks
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