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    Advice Needed - Reviving a Legend

    Hello Everyone, I used to be a regular here some years ago, but orthopedic struggles sidelined me for a long time. I am newly invigorated with the chance to revive my (deceased) brother's 2002 Firebird WS6. It was a daily driver, so it's not a low mileage car. The body and paint are in good condition considering not being cleaned/polished/waxed in a long time. I have some tools and products ready for the task, but I would really appreciate solid advice on reviving this legendary beauty. What I have includes:

    • G110 v2 DA polisher
    • Yellow and black pads - burgundy pad too
    • Products I have are Megs car wash, Megs classic clay bar kit, Megs Cleaner wax, Megs Polish M7, and a bottle of Gold Class & NXT.


    Though I might have all that I need, I'd like recommendations on additional products to use (white wax paste? Ultimate compound?). In the past, I maintained my cars with the products listed above along with the sprayable version of those waxes. My first concern is that a serious cleaning is needed here. Secondly, I'd love to get as much of a gloss as possible out of the paint. I am adding a link to show the current condition of the car. Thanks for reading and viewing.

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    Re: Advice Needed - Reviving a Legend

    The new Meguiars Spray Clay in the green bottle is a good paint prep before claying. And the Ult. Wheel Cleaner is also similar, but gives wheels a bit deeper clean.

    If you wanted to stick with the consumer line, you'd probably want to add the Ult. Polish and maybe Ult. Compound. And then wax of choice is up to you... Ult. Wax, Hybrid Ceramic, or using up your current ones.
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    Re: Advice Needed - Reviving a Legend

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    The new Meguiars Spray Clay in the green bottle is a good paint prep before claying. And the Ult. Wheel Cleaner is also similar, but gives wheels a bit deeper clean.

    If you wanted to stick with the consumer line, you'd probably want to add the Ult. Polish and maybe Ult. Compound. And then wax of choice is up to you... Ult. Wax, Hybrid Ceramic, or using up your current ones.
    Just to be sure, are you recommending Ult compound instead of cleaner wax or in addition to it?

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    Re: Advice Needed - Reviving a Legend

    Well, generally there are two ways you can go.

    You could wash/clay, then use the Cleaner/Wax and then wax... And that is a pretty quick and easy detail, but fairly mild.

    Then there is the option of using the wash/clay, and then Ult. Polish (or Ult Compound if stronger is needed), and then wax after, 2 coats if you like... using the dedicated cleaning/polishing products will give a bit deeper cleaning, so if that is what you are needing, probably is the way to go.

    Also, the Cleaner/Wax (red bottle) is quite mild.. there are stronger cleaner waxes, if you wanted to still keep it quicker, or for in the future...
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    Re: Advice Needed - Reviving a Legend

    Got it! Thank you

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