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Old 12-26-2003, 11:46   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, I am forever cleaning my black BA XR8. Not that i mind, i acutally quite enjoy it - The first cruuze after its nice and clean and shiny is worth it in my books!

My question to everyone is what is YOUR tricks for drying after a wash... Is there anything YOU do to give it that extra shiny look on a regular basis? Do you polish after every wash? (phew)

Interested to here everyones ideas.
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I make sure it beads at all times, and give it a good chamios and thats it. Keeps it looking good and dust free for at least 3-4 days in nice weather, then come Saturday again, it's wash time
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hi gremin, there is a thread on black cars in the Ute forum section going at the moment, there has been a lot of impute on washing & looking after black cars......here is a link.

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I do the same as Philbie, wash it, make sure its beading (or polish it if it isnt) and then give it a good chamios. As soon as thats done I take it for a quick spin around the block and chamios off any drips that have appeared. I then give some areas a quick wipe with a dry, clean cloth nappy then stand back ad admire it for 10 minutes :s6:
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..............and a beer or two
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or three :s6:

Actually, wifey often brings me a nice scotch and coke at about that time!
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then wash it agian after you have drove it down to the shops
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Chamios, then towel dry or just towel, but you go through less towels if you use ths chamios first.
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My sequance is as follow's
wash (in shade in the evening or early morning) with Mequire's wash gel,
chamois of with an Enki chamois(synthetic),
and wah lah, beautifull,
Today I got some Mequire's paint cleaner and done the car then used the wet look polish and then Gold Class wax and it is BRILLENT it's taking out swirl's and some deep scrathes, the best stuff I've used so far.
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Chamois dry, followed by either Meguiar's Gold Class and or QuikDetailer. Then again the car is usually detailed about 3-4 times a week anyways.
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