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tasdisr
Mar 8th, 2004, 09:32 AM
Hi,

I am thinking of using the Deep Crystal Paint cleaner, followed by the Deep Crystal polish and topping it off with the NXT wax.
I have a black Acura TL that has some minor swirl marks and was
wondering if this would be a good procedure to use.

thanks
Frank

mopar
Mar 8th, 2004, 11:26 AM
that sounds like a very good combination especially on darkr colours

tasdisr
Mar 8th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Do you think putting a coat of Gold Class paste wax on and then
putting the NXT over the top would add to the depth of the shine?
Or should I put the Gold Class over the NXT?

Thanks
Frank

mopar
Mar 8th, 2004, 01:47 PM
are you gonna do the step 1 and step 2 and then gold class and then nxt.?i dont think you would have to use gold class at all step 2 is a pure polish i would do a couple of applications of that and then a couple of the nxt with the nxt you should let it cure 12 to 24 hours between the coats.in my experiences nxt has been far superior to the gold class.good luck

gb387
Mar 8th, 2004, 03:01 PM
I used the Deep Crystal Step 1 and 2 then NXT worked great! I have some photos on the link in my signature area under “My truck with a fresh coat of NXT”. I second what mopar said NXT is a great wax but I would do one coat then wait 12 hours or so for the second, that is exactly what I did and the results are impressive!

tasdisr
Mar 8th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the comments and advice. I have been using Klasse
AIO & SG topped with P21S, but have wanted to try something different. I ordered the Deep Crystal step 1 and 2 and the NXT wax. I already own a Porter Cable buffer and look forward to a break in the weather so that I can detail my car with the Meguiar
products when I receive them. I will try to take some before and after pictures when I do it.

thanks
Frank

tasdisr
Mar 8th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Do I need to remove the Klasse by washing the car with
Dawn before using the Meguiars or will the Deep Crystal 1 & 2
take care of that?

thanks
Frank

ebpcivicsi
Mar 8th, 2004, 06:01 PM
#1 will remove it. Leave the dawn alone when it comes to car care. Just use a high quality car wash soap.

mopar
Mar 8th, 2004, 08:34 PM
^^so true leave the dish saop for the dishes

Corbon91
Mar 10th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I'm going to do this combo on my black Acura TSX this weekend. I've had it almost a year and there's some spiderwebbing and swirl marks that I want to get rid of. I'll try to remember to take before and after pics and post them!

Mosca
Mar 10th, 2004, 07:22 PM
tasdisr,

I've tried NXT over GC, and I thought it looked pretty good. Someone else might not have seen a difference, though. It certainly doesn't hurt. Plus, you get to use up all that stuff.


Tom

rusty bumper
Mar 11th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by tasdisr
Do I need to remove the Klasse by washing the car with
Dawn before using the Meguiars or will the Deep Crystal 1 & 2
take care of that?

thanks
Frank

Go to Target and get a gallon of Gold Class Shampoo...Great stuff.

Corbon91
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:08 PM
I used step 1 & 2 topped with NXT wax on my TSX this weekend. It took about 4-5 hours to wash, prep, polish, and wax my baby. I washed the car with NXT wash and did everything by hand. I wanted to take some pics before I started to prep it but unfortunately, it was a cloudy morning so I couldn't get some good pictures of the scratches and spider-webbing on it.

Here's some pics:
This was after I did step 1 & 2.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02072edit-med.JPG

Pic of the trunk after 1 & 2. There was still a bit of spider-webbing left.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02074edit-med.JPG

The trunk after NXT (pic taken from opposite angle). Spider-webbing is a bit less.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02078edit-med.JPG

to be continued....

Corbon91
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:09 PM
Pic of the front after NXT. No scratches or spider-webbing here!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02077edit-med.JPG

Look how wet it looks!!!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02081edit-med.JPG

Baby got back!!!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02082edit-med.JPG

Corbon91
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Pic of the hood. A little spider-webbing here.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02079edit-med.JPG

Very nice!!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/154DSC02083edit-med.JPG

Bottom line, I'm very impressed with the Deep Crystal system and NXT wax. I'm sure I would have gotten better results if I used a rotary buffer or something but still, I got great results. I did use circular motions while applying steps 1 & 2. Next time, I'll try going in straight lines. Maybe that'll reduce the spiderwebs even more. The color looks deeper just like when I bought the car. Thanks Meguiars!!! :)

rusty bumper
Mar 14th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Pretty impressive for a hand job...Well done!

I always use Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner with my detailing routines...Good stuff.