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#1 djslentz

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

Hi yall.  I'm Dave.

 

I've always been passionate about maintaining a clean car.  In the past I have always used off the shelf products like megs, etc.  I'm happy to find Adam's and looking forward to really putting their products to good use.  I recently purchased a new 2017 Tiguan Sport so my goal is to properly maintain it top to bottom.

 

So far I got in on the mystery bucket and then placed a separate order.

 

Here's what I have so far:

 

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
Wheel Cleaner 
Car Wash Shampoo 
Detail Spray 
New Ultra Plush Drying Towel and other Microfiber towels
H2O Guard & Gloss
Visco Clay Bar Kit
Paint Sealant Kit
Buttery Wax
New Interior Detailer
Tire Shine
VRT
 
 
My plan:
 
wash the car
clay with detailing spray
paint sealant
buttery wax
h20 guard and gloss
apply dressings
 
Any tips or recommendations?
 
Look forward to learning from as well as contributing to the forums! Thanks!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

Welcome Dave.  Your plan and current supply list is great.  I would switch the order of Buttery Wax and H2O G&G, simply because G&G on its own can last a few months (Indefinitely when re-applied every few washes), but your buttery wax will only last a few weeks or so on a daily driver (I'd say at least), so once your wax burns off then so will your H2O G&G with it. 

 

If you're using the Buttery Wax before the H2O for a shine and luster enhancer and hoping to lock it in with the H2O then I would axe the Buttery Wax, using it only as a top coat, and then use Brilliant Glaze which has shining properties only, and then go over that with H2O to lock it in.  Other more experienced detailers can step in with that.  

 

Basically you want your more resilient products as close to the paint as possible.  So you'll also want to make sure that the wash you give it before applying LPS (Liquid paint sealant) is a strip wash, getting rid of all old waxes, coatings, sprays, and soap film.  

 

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Re-Wash when needed, dry with H2O to maintain the sealant.  Eventually your paint sealant will die off, say about 5-7 months, then you'll want to Re-strip and re-seal etc.  

 

Good luck and have fun. 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

Hi from Johnstown Dave!  Welcome to the forum!  :welcomebanner:


 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:39 PM

Welcome to the forum Dave.   :welcomebanner:

 

I would apply VRT to the black trim around the wheel wells prior to applying any wax or sealant to the paint.  It will help if you happen to get any on the trim during the application.  The wax or sealant will simply wipe right off.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:33 PM

Hey Dave welcome to the forums...it's a great place for some detailing knowledge. I would also say that unless the car NEEDS to be clayed then clay it, if not I would steer clear of the clay until it is needed..


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:04 AM

Hey Dave welcome to the forums...it's a great place for some detailing knowledge. I would also say that unless the car NEEDS to be clayed then clay it, if not I would steer clear of the clay until it is needed..


Can you elaborate on why you wouldn't clay it? The car has about a 1000 miles on it. Wouldn't claying it remove any contaminants and create a clean surface for the paint sealant?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:05 AM

Thanks for all the tips so far. I appreciate you guys taking the time to pass along your knowledge.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:37 AM

Welcome to the addiction, Dave!

Paint Sealant and H2O Guard & Gloss work great on white! My guess on Mat's comments re: clay is to prevent potential marring. Given that it's new, it very well may still have contaminants, including rail dust, that clay would remove. IMO, I recommend you clay it. But if you really want, do the baggie test...place a plastic bag over your hand, and lightly rub the surface of the paint. If it feels rough, clay is the next step. Then, baggie it again to feel the difference.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:01 AM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

Welcome to the addiction, Dave!

Paint Sealant and H2O Guard & Gloss work great on white! My guess on Mat's comments re: clay is to prevent potential marring. Given that it's new, it very well may still have contaminants, including rail dust, that clay would remove. IMO, I recommend you clay it. But if you really want, do the baggie test...place a plastic bag over your hand, and lightly rub the surface of the paint. If it feels rough, clay is the next step. Then, baggie it again to feel the difference.

 

Thanks for the feedback, these were my thoughts exactly.  I'll definitely be claying it first, after the strip wash of course.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:42 PM

Thanks for signing up to the forum Dave, and congrats on the new ride!

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:48 AM

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:44 PM

Welcome to the addiction, Dave!

Paint Sealant and H2O Guard & Gloss work great on white! My guess on Mat's comments re: clay is to prevent potential marring. Given that it's new, it very well may still have contaminants, including rail dust, that clay would remove. IMO, I recommend you clay it. But if you really want, do the baggie test...place a plastic bag over your hand, and lightly rub the surface of the paint. If it feels rough, clay is the next step. Then, baggie it again to feel the difference.

 

I don't doubt it will need some claying but also I don't think claying should be done if it's not needed., also rail dust might need something to remove iron


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:32 PM

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#20 djslentz

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Here she is in all her glory.

Wash
VRT
Clay
Sealant
H20 G&G
Buttery Wax

6 hours

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