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lowyat2011
post Feb 13 2020, 12:54 AM

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QUOTE(#Victor @ Feb 13 2020, 12:40 AM)
I always compound first not matter how the condition before applying new coat
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Noted and thanks for the advise.

I will be busy with the 'glass cleaning' project for my cars this weekend smile.gif
woodentiger86
post Feb 13 2020, 05:02 PM

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Been quite awhile since I last clayed my own ride so yesterday evening gave a quick TLC on my ride - claying the front windscreen and engine bay area and the A Pillar.

Was using the cheaper clay mitt I bought from China some time ago and I noticed after claying and drying off the car, both A pillars had some sort of rubbery stain on it. Like the clay part of the mitt dried off on the A pillars.

Tried wiping with towel also didn't come out so resorted to using Ultimate Compound and voila... the stains disappeared. shakehead.gif

I didn't notice the same stains on the engine hood though. I wonder why the A Pillars had those stains after I used the clay mitt... sweat.gif
woodentiger86
post Feb 13 2020, 05:03 PM

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QUOTE(lowyat2011 @ Feb 13 2020, 12:54 AM)
Noted and thanks for the advise.

I will be busy with the 'glass cleaning' project for my cars this weekend smile.gif
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Do share some pics bro... End results. Haha. We all love a before & after too if possible. brows.gif
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post Feb 13 2020, 08:12 PM

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QUOTE(woodentiger86 @ Feb 12 2020, 04:30 PM)
If not mistaken, less than RM25. Can't recall the price now but quite worth it la. It's very big though, similar to bath towel size so I can use the 'dryer' areas to wipe the windscreens and flip again for roof/doors etc. I stocked up on towels from Osren too on their Lazada/Shopee page.
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give their HQ a visit a Kepong. They do sell in bulk (eg buy 2 packs of 3MFs, free 1 pack) smile.gif
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post Feb 14 2020, 05:42 AM

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QUOTE(slk @ Feb 13 2020, 08:12 PM)
give their HQ a visit a Kepong. They do sell in bulk (eg buy 2 packs of 3MFs, free 1 pack) smile.gif
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Ah thanks for the tip. Haha. Might end up become hoarder. I still got a stack of unused towels from my earlier purchase from them. laugh.gif


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post Feb 15 2020, 10:00 AM

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bros. is it ok to remove existing wax with sunlight dish washer? Gonna rewax the whole car.
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post Feb 15 2020, 10:37 AM

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QUOTE(chaics85 @ Feb 15 2020, 10:00 AM)
bros. is it ok to remove existing wax with sunlight dish washer? Gonna rewax the whole car.
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For me, yes. Some would say use all purpose cleaner for car is more suitable.
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post Feb 15 2020, 11:04 AM

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post Feb 15 2020, 01:55 PM

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QUOTE(chaics85 @ Feb 15 2020, 10:00 AM)
bros. is it ok to remove existing wax with sunlight dish washer? Gonna rewax the whole car.
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It can , but the cleaning ability is weak , you need to wash twice or more , it may only diminish a wax but it cant really remove COMPLETELY
Becareful dont let it dry on surface or any rubber/trim , it may stain.

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chaics85
post Feb 15 2020, 05:20 PM

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QUOTE(V429 @ Feb 15 2020, 10:37 AM)
For me, yes. Some would say use all purpose cleaner for car is more suitable.
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QUOTE(teikchuan @ Feb 15 2020, 01:55 PM)
It can , but the cleaning ability is weak , you need to wash twice or more , it may only diminish a wax but it cant really remove COMPLETELY
Becareful dont let it dry on surface or any rubber/trim , it may stain.
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thanks guys.

Let say if i dont wanna use dish soap, is it recommended to put another layer of wax on top of the existing wax? my car went for 2 stage polishing last year around August.
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post Feb 15 2020, 07:28 PM

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QUOTE(chaics85 @ Feb 15 2020, 05:20 PM)
thanks guys.

Let say if i dont wanna use dish soap, is it recommended to put another layer of wax on top of the existing wax? my car went for 2 stage polishing last year around August.
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I always do a strip wash + light polish before i apply any base coat on the surface
Polish is to make sure you have a CLEAN paint before you apply anything.
Well you can just directly apply the wax no problem , but the wax may not play well .
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post Feb 15 2020, 08:24 PM

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Loving Meguairs hybrid ceramic wax




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post Feb 15 2020, 10:10 PM

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QUOTE(chaics85 @ Feb 15 2020, 10:00 AM)
bros. is it ok to remove existing wax with sunlight dish washer? Gonna rewax the whole car.
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Better use something like carpro eraser, optimum paint prep etc. If want cheaper can get IPA spray for car Lazada, I THINK it's already diluted with lesser IPA ratio which should be safer for paint.
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post Feb 15 2020, 10:14 PM

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QUOTE(ckk125 @ Feb 15 2020, 08:24 PM)
Loving Meguairs hybrid ceramic wax
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Looking on your pic, just gone through drizzle? Misty rain is always very dirty, if not wipe off you will get the dust stain mark; Heavy downpour on another hand is cleaner. 2 days back I wipe my car parked at home right after drizzle, it was washed the day before, the bucket water comes out is black.

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post Feb 16 2020, 11:35 AM

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QUOTE(voscar @ Feb 15 2020, 10:14 PM)
Looking on your pic, just gone through drizzle? Misty rain is always very dirty, if not wipe off you will get the dust stain mark; Heavy downpour on another hand is cleaner. 2 days back I wipe my car parked at home right after drizzle, it was washed the day before, the bucket water comes out is black.
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Nope.. just normal rain.. but the intensity dropped before i reach home.it really flows off easily. Better than ordinary wax

What i do is, i will put a base layer of meguairs liquid wax, followed by a final top layer of hybrid ceramic wax.
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post Feb 16 2020, 09:00 PM

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guys, currently i wash my car every 2-4week once.. previously i use shampoo but now i dont use anymore, normally i use microfibre cloth + water running from tap. . cause 2 bucket i am no good and always my clean water will have some dirt..
so far my washing method is ok, after it i will use turtle wax to wax my car maybe every 2 wash i wax for once..
The water beading is excellent for my glass, but for my car body such as bumper/door/hood/roof etc it seems sucks..
maybe it last for few day and i dont see the effect.. while for glass it last sometimes more than half year the water beading still there..

TLDR : turtle wax water beading on my glass is amazing, but other than glass is sucks..
any recommendation for budget? My car dont have much scratch, i just want the water beading like coating etc effect but i prefer diy and my budget is below 100.. haha
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post Feb 17 2020, 07:41 AM

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Quick update.

Noticed my bonnet had severe swirls on Saturday under bright sun and I guess it was inflicted during one of my DIY sessions last week. Was using Meg's Dark Wax and applicator at night at the time so couldn't see the swirls.

So painful and cannot tahan so I bought the 3in1 [Parkson having 30% discount] so it costs around RM90. More importantly, cos it says it helps reduces swirls.

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Applied 2 times on Sat night and the bonnet looks much better now. I will share end results another time. Was tempted to bring out my DA just to fix those swirls.
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post Feb 17 2020, 09:12 AM

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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Feb 15 2020, 11:04 AM)

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Thanks for sharing bro.

Using Dark version on my ride and the results are quite impressive! thumbsup.gif
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post Feb 17 2020, 09:17 AM

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QUOTE(eddie2020 @ Feb 16 2020, 09:00 PM)
guys, currently i wash my car every 2-4week once.. previously i use shampoo but now i dont use anymore, normally i use microfibre cloth + water running from tap. . cause 2 bucket i am no good and always my clean water will have some dirt..
so far my washing method is ok, after it i will use turtle wax to wax my car maybe every 2 wash i wax for once..
The water beading is excellent for my glass, but for my car body such as bumper/door/hood/roof etc it seems sucks..
maybe it last for few day and i dont see the effect.. while for glass it last sometimes more than half year the water beading still there..

TLDR : turtle wax water beading on my glass is amazing, but other than glass is sucks..
any recommendation for budget? My car dont have much scratch, i just want the water beading like coating etc effect but i prefer diy and my budget is below 100.. haha
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Just curious - not using any shampoo at all to wash the car?

Anyways, RM100 actually decent budget; assuming you're only requesting for product recommendations and that RM100 not being spent on additional items such as towels, applicators, sponges etc. Water beading effect, quite a lot of products out there within that RM100 budget - Soft99, Meguiar's, Osren, Mother's, Turtlewax. Do you prefer wax/paste/liquid/spray type application?
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post Feb 17 2020, 02:26 PM

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QUOTE(ckk125 @ Feb 15 2020, 08:24 PM)
Loving Meguairs hybrid ceramic wax
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Nice beading shots bro! thumbsup.gif

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