New Car: what to do - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: New Car: what to do

          
  1. #11
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,102
    Rep Power
    26

    Re: New Car: what to do

    I did consider permanent coating (ceramic and glass) when I bought my car a few months ago. It would cost $1-1.5K CAN and I finally decided on just simple clear plastic film.

    One question I have is how to do paint correction. If I have light scratches, I would use compound and polish to remove them. If the car has this permanent coating, do I have to go to reapply the coating again?

  2. #12
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    5,277
    Rep Power
    58

    Re: New Car: what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    It is white. My next car will be white so all I ever have to do is wash it once and a while. No claying, no polishing, no more waxing.
    If it was only that easy. White starts to turn off white when it becomes contaminated with road grime so it still needs to be polished to brighten up and clean up the paint. And no wax will not prevent road grime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjku View Post
    I dont notice many swirls, but I do see some of those little rail spots that come off Or whatever containments those are I assume rail dust.

    I will spend whatever time is needed I enjoy doing these kinds of thing just dont know all about it

    I would rather do it by hand but I do have tools to do it by power

    And I was wondering if I can use normal wax on a window and wheels Or if it has to be the perfect clarity
    White will show little yellow/orange spots that is iron fall out from rail dust. Some will come off with a clay bar and some may need an iron remover.

    The thing with white is you have to look at the paint under good lighting from various angles to notice any swirls.

    You can use wax on the wheels. Just be aware that it won't last long due to the high heat in that area. You may get wiper chatter on the front glass which is why I recommended the perfect clarity glass kit.

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelpomp View Post

    If you are serious about your car, you need a premium glass coating. Xtreme9h is the highest certified endurance protection for your vehicle
    I'm a fan of coatings but for someone getting into detailing it is not the best place to start. A sealant will work just fine. You seem to be someone that works for this manufacturer as your fist post is to recommend them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mis3 View Post
    I did consider permanent coating (ceramic and glass) when I bought my car a few months ago. It would cost $1-1.5K CAN and I finally decided on just simple clear plastic film.

    One question I have is how to do paint correction. If I have light scratches, I would use compound and polish to remove them. If the car has this permanent coating, do I have to go to reapply the coating again?
    A coating is not for everyone and some may be turned off for the price of one installed. There are consumer coatings available as well that one can apply at home. Some are more user friendly than others. Coatings are not the end all be all. One must understand their limitations.

    To do paint correction you need a lot of practice and proper tools. Most coatings can be removed by abrasion aka polishing. Keep in mind that coatings are still semi-permanent. Don't get to hung up on how long they last. If someone doesn't maintain it then it can fail before the claimed durability.


  3. #13
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: New Car: what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    If it was only that easy. White starts to turn off white when it becomes contaminated with road grime so it still needs to be polished to brighten up and clean up the paint. And no wax will not prevent road grime.



    White will show little yellow/orange spots that is iron fall out from rail dust. Some will come off with a clay bar and some may need an iron remover.

    The thing with white is you have to look at the paint under good lighting from various angles to notice any swirls.

    You can use wax on the wheels. Just be aware that it won't last long due to the high heat in that area. You may get wiper chatter on the front glass which is why I recommended the perfect clarity glass kit.



    I'm a fan of coatings but for someone getting into detailing it is not the best place to start. A sealant will work just fine. You seem to be someone that works for this manufacturer as your fist post is to recommend them.



    A coating is not for everyone and some may be turned off for the price of one installed. There are consumer coatings available as well that one can apply at home. Some are more user friendly than others. Coatings are not the end all be all. One must understand their limitations.

    To do paint correction you need a lot of practice and proper tools. Most coatings can be removed by abrasion aka polishing. Keep in mind that coatings are still semi-permanent. Don't get to hung up on how long they last. If someone doesn't maintain it then it can fail before the claimed durability.

    I dont want to do a coating like that. What would be considered a good sealant out of my ultimate collection? I will get my hands on the clarity kit I didnt expect to do the windshield but the others for sure.

    I guess I really just dont know what products to use and when. Or what to apply them with should I use foam or microfiber?

  4. #14
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    5,277
    Rep Power
    58

    Re: New Car: what to do

    Ultimate Wax is a sealant.

    Foam is the way to go. Microfiber is more aggressive and can haze the paint. The other thing to keep in mind that working by machine is easier than by hand. A machine will also produce better results.

    Check out the video as it goes in great detail.

    Here is another


  5. #15
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: New Car: what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Ultimate Wax is a sealant.

    Foam is the way to go. Microfiber is more aggressive and can haze the paint. The other thing to keep in mind that working by machine is easier than by hand. A machine will also produce better results.

    Check out the video as it goes in great detail.

    Here is another


    Both of the Videos you posted were a great help! I am probably going to try my luck with a DA, should I be taping off all the moldings and what not or just make sure I immediately wipe them off?

    thank you!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •