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    New to the Forum & Detailing

    Good morning.

    First, I would want to let you guys know that I am new to deatailing. I own a black 2006 BMW 325i and would like to get it into the best shape possible. Meguiar's seems to have the most used/best products...

    and thats why I'm here...

    Where do I start?

    My car is in pretty good condition. Some light scratches.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing



    In additon to Murr1525's recommended threads....we would recommend starting here to view, read and learn from....List O Links

    There is a lot of info on this site, but that is a good place to start

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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    i used

    DC carwash

    SS clay (this stuff is crazy)

    DC 1

    DC 2

    NXT 2.0 (just 1 coat)

    i have a few questions.

    is the clay supposed to take out ALL the dirt off my paint? after claying i still felt some bumps but it still was a drastic improvement.

    if so, can i clay my car after another carwash?

    im still pretty satisfied with the results. i just wanted my car to feel like glass.
    Bisko
    2006 BMW 325i - Black


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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    It is possible you neded to spend more time claying certain areas, esp if it has never been done. Remember the SS clay is mild, so a real stubborn area may take a little more work.

    Yes, but the clay will remove some or all of your wax, so you would be back to square one.
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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    Maybe the horizontal areas would need more work of the clay like Murr1525 said.
    Keep us updated

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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    like Murr1525 said you may need to spend a little more time claying. To help with that make sure to clay in small sections and the clay should glide over the paint like glass. You should not feel or hear any contaminants before moving onto the next area.
    You can clay your car as much as you like just remember each time you clay your vehicle you will be leaving it unprotected so you will need to reapply your wax
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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    Welcome to mol. Don't forget, you can clay your glass also.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    so ill wash my car, clay, and then wax this weekend. i really hope spending more time claying will help a little more. does 2 coats of wax really make a difference? can scratchx take out those little rock scratches from the front bumper?
    Bisko
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    Re: New to the Forum & Detailing

    Welcome to MOL!

    If a polisher like the G110 is in your budget it would be an excellent tool in bringing you finish to "show car" status!

    Rasky

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