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Old 02-09-2019, 09:45 PM #31
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Go on youtube and look up " Sweet Project Cars." That guy gets some amazing results from some very basic stuff.
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The time wax lasts depends on how much you actually drive it,garage or no garage and is it driven in a lot of inclement weather.
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Go on youtube and look up " Sweet Project Cars." That guy gets some amazing results from some very basic stuff.
Correct, 90% of it is in the prep with machine polishing, but if the OP question inquiring about Mother's clay bar kit.. I'm betting he's not the type to buy a $200 polisher and $100 in supplies...

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The time wax lasts depends on how much you actually drive it,garage or no garage and is it driven in a lot of inclement weather.
Kinda true, but buying the right wax/sealant will ensure durability. Some are only designed for a few weeks/first rainfall. Anything beyond a month will most likely be a hybrid/synthetic product, and not 100% carnauba wax.
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why are you using dawn dish soap ? dish soap is an acid . use auto finish soap products.

in your area the high heat will vaporize the paste wax in about 2 hrs around 12 noon.

if your paint looks dull then the dawn soap killed the finish..

use the 3m polish with a low speed buffer 700rpm and a black pad.. to a section at a time light force on the paint.. then wash the black pad and do another section.. after the polishing then put on synthetic wax sealer.lasts longer than paste wax use the clear not white ..

2001 is the paint original ? if it does not look good after the polishing then need a paint job .. also you may need the interior seats covering replaced .
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Do not use Dawn on your paint. Go and purchase Purple Power Vehicle and Boat Wash. It is very good removing road grime, road salt and traffic film. Next just clay or a clay mitt and then rinse and use IPA wipe down and then polish and seal with a sealant and the top with your favorite wax. I am currently using the Meguiars Ultimate Fast Finish and Collinite 845. Go on YouTube and check out Wilson Auto Detailing, Dallas Paint Correction, Larry with Ammo NYC, Fab Automotive, Darren with Auto Fetish and Brian with Apex Detail. They are professional detailers and you can learn lots. Donít listen to much from The Seeet Project Cars.
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I do have a black vehicle purchased it in nov 1995 . it is a 1996 chev Impala SS..

the paint is in great condition as I use micro fiber washing/waxing cloths no sponges.. also I put on the water hose a water filter .

perhaps every 2 years I will use final finish polish with a black foam pad on a variable speed buffer @700 RPM slow speed and very lightly float over the surface .. I spray water with a spray bottle on the polish if it dries as I polish the surface .. then wipe down with the micro fiber cloths .. when the cloth gets dirty need another cloth and wash them properly so they do the job...

on the car washing using Meguiars gold soap .. then if needed I use a clear synthetic protection ..

when I wash it the mit floats over the surface like on glass and the dirty comes off easy no rubbing ..

perhaps I will post the picture of my 22yr old black ride..
The problem I do have since my black paint is still so good , those damn Turkeys will at times peck on my car since they see themselves since it is like a mirror ..

so this is my 23 year old Impala SS
Dude- respect! that's sweet paint!
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