It was a pleasure to meet you today and thanks for allowing us to pick your brain. I feel alot better about cleaning my car and I know the results will be a lot better.
Here are the notes I took today for anyone that wants them...
Everything should be done in the shade...
Keep all applicators, cloths, pads and mits in plastic bags to avoid contamination.
goes in the bottom of the bucket to let dirt fall to the bottom of the bucket. It also has fins on the bottom to keep water and dirt from sloshing around.
Use 2 buckets, one with clean water, the other with soap. Clean the mit and then go into soap bucket. Always clean mit before it goes in the soap bucket.
Washing with dawn will remove wax. Super soap concentrate car wash will wash without removing wax. Mix as directed...
For winter washing - Quick and easy wash. One ounce per gallon, spray it on and wipe it off.
Dry with waffle weave, microfiber, fold four times for padding as you dry.
White clay - use low grit and the quick detail spray for lubricant. Spread it out over finger tips and gently rub wet surface.
Speed glaze 80 - mild abrasive to clean and remove swirls.
Place speed glaze around the outside of pad, small bead. Put dual action buffer on car before you start it and make passes, alternating up and down and side to side. Speed 5, buffer should be held firmly enough to rotate but not fast. About 10lbs of pressure.
Scratch x - for places you can't get buffer into. To do it right, do it three times. About 10lbs of pressure. Apply like wax.
Foam pads - tan is light, yellow is medium and red is coarse. Clean the foam pad before you use it. Place it in towel, press hard and turn on buffer.
Wax #26, dries clear... Wax on speed 3, wax off speed 5.
Super degreaser for engine cleaner. Engine should be mildly warm. Cover electrical (alternator), painted, billet parts with plastic bags or wrap before spraying cleaner. Let cleaner sit for 10-15 minutes. For stubborn grease, use a toilet bowl brush. Long bristels get into cracks and crevices.
Once degreased, rinse with water, very low pressure. Once rinsed, you can drive around block to dry.
Hyper dressing - for shine on engine. Spary on and let dry.
Vinyl and rubber #40 - For plastics inside car, rub in with applicator pad, let it soak in and then wipe off excess with cloth.
Magic eraser to remove scuff marks from kick panels and other plastic parts.
Wash solutions in dallas carries, detailers line and professional line.
Vatozone carry consumer lines and some detailers line.