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Ultrashock
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Well heres my first post..................

Im planning on detailing my car the next nice weekend

Im planning on first using ScratchX on almost all of the drivers side of the truck, then i will use the entire 3 step deep crystal system, and then use NXT generation tech wax

Is it right to move from scratchx immediately to the deep crystal paint cleaner?

Also is it stupid to use the step 3 carnauba wax and then the NXT generation tech wax?

sneek
Mar 14th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Welcome to MOL :welcome

you don'y have to use DC1 if you use scratchX so just do DC1 on the whole car then do ScratchX where nessasary

its not dumb but you dont need the third step if you use NXT

Mike Phillips
Mar 14th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Ultrashock
Well heres my first post..................

Hi Ultrashock,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome


I'm planning on first using ScratchX on almost all of the drivers side of the truck

then i will use the entire 3 step deep crystal system

then use NXT generation tech wax

If your truck's paint only needs light cleaning to make the paint squeaky clean except for the door which sounds like it has some deeper swirls and scratches, then yes you can use the ScratchX on the door and apply the Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner to the rest of the finish for the paint cleaning step.

After the paint cleaning step, apply the Deep Crystal Polish to all of the paint and remove.

So far all of these products are apply, work in and then remove products, none of these need to dry or should be allowed to dry, in the Meguiar's line of products, only our waxes need to dry and should be allowed to dry.



Is it right to move from ScratchX immediately to the deep crystal paint cleaner?
Yes, see my comments above. Deep Crystal is a chemical only paint cleaner for light cleaning. It's great at what it does and thats remove light surface contamination, stains (sometimes your eyes can't see these), oxidation, etc. It's not for removing swirls and scratches of any major or even minor depth.

ScratchX is both a chemical cleaner and contains a diminishing abrasive, it will be more effective at removing swirls and scratches, (removing a little bit of paint), than the Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner. You can use the ScratchX on only the major areas and the light paint cleaner on the rest of the truck.


Also is it stupid to use the step 3 Carnauba wax and then the NXT generation tech wax?

Not stupid, redundant. They are both waxes or paint protectant whatever you want to call them. You typically only need one but best results come when you apply two thin coats of any wax.

If you haven't already, read this,

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2409


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PC + #83 not "Cutting" it! - The Limits of the Dual Action Polisher (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3056)
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