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Washing, Waxing, Detailing

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 1 Washing

    WASHING Washing is the process of removing loosely bonded surface contaminants, such as dust, dirt, flies and road salt, from the exterior...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:28 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 2 Cleaning Paintwork Prior to Polishing

    CLEANING PAINTWORK PRIOR TO POLISHING Cleaning is the process of exfoliating firmly bonded surface contaminants, such as tar spots, bug remains,...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:29 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 3 Polishing and Defect Removal

    POLISHING AND DEFECT REMOVAL Preparation, preparation, preparation... is the key to amazing car care results. No matter how good your last step...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:29 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 4 Choosing correct Sealant or Wax

    HOW TO CHOOSE AND APPLY SEALANT OR WAX PROTECTION Once cleaned and polished, painted surfaces require protection against the elements in order to...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:30 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 5 Clean and Protect your Interior

    Clean and Protect the Interior The interiors of cars are often subject to as much abuse as the exterior surfaces, yet are often neglected when it...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:53 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailing Guides -- 6 Engine Bay

    Cleaning the engine bay is not something most people worry about. This may be because it seems like a lot of hard work when only a few people will...

    Started by footose, 04-11-2007 12:51 AM
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  1. Best Products For Interior Cleaning

    Hey guys, I really need to give my interior a good cleaning, and im not really down for paying 130.00 for getting it detailed. Can anyone...

    Started by dub_0_7, 09-14-2009 06:52 AM
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  2. what's the best aluminum polish?

    So i need to keep my wheels nice and shiny, what's the best polish i can use on bare aluminum? So far it seems like the Blue Magic and the Mother's...

    Started by Neb, 06-20-2007 08:11 AM
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  3. Wes_R x lsb M3 (103 pics)

    Hi GenerationDubbers, It's been awhile since my last write up here http://forums.generationdub.com/showthread.php?t=36485 but I have been a little...

    Started by Wes_R, 09-09-2012 08:40 AM
    orion detailing, toronto detailing
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  4. Question Cleaning Engine Bay

    My engine bay needs some TLC in the worst way and I'm thinking about cleaning it myself. I just read the sticky on this forum and it's very...

    Started by Ricas, 04-16-2009 09:50 AM
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  5. Rail dust rant

    GRRR - so I went to wash my car now that we've actually got some warm enough weather, only to discover rust specks ALL OVER my less than 6 mo old...

    Started by ninelives, 02-02-2009 01:00 PM
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  6. metal polish

    hey guys i just thought id show you this: i work a jims speed equipment in london and here is a metal polish everyone should try this shit works...

    Started by RUBBY-D, 09-15-2009 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    10-06-2016 08:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Anyone tried this buffer?

    This Simoniz polisher is on for $59.99 Its 7" and 2-speed. I have a 8" random orbit buffer at home, but it kinda sucks. As soo as you add any...

    Started by EMSbyDay, 06-26-2009 10:40 AM
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  8. Meguiars 1,2,3 ????

    has anyone used mcquires step 1,2 or 3. I tested a bit on my froint bumper and it didnt seem to get any of the small marks out, but gave it a nice...

    Started by jdub_thc, 06-02-2010 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 11
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  9. Getting rid of cement on roof of car

    I've got some small peices of cement stuck on my roof, I mean really stuck on there. Any ideas..? :spy:

    Started by GucciMane, 08-12-2009 12:50 AM
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  10. want to get rid of some claybars, but theres no sections in the classified....

    where do i post them? I have purchased too much clays...:spy::spy:

    Started by gsd1214, 08-04-2011 11:05 AM
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  11. Wes_R x MK7 GTI (33 pics)

    Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Festivus, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years! This was a brand new MK7 GTI that came in for a 2 stage...

    Started by Wes_R, 12-26-2014 03:21 PM
    orion detailing co, toronto detailer, toronto detailing, toronto opti coat
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  12. Wes_R x Vantage (28 pics)

    Hey Generation Dubbers, Spring is almost here.... I hope lol. This client contacted me regarding paint correction on his Vantage as well as his...

    Started by Wes_R, 04-02-2014 08:57 PM
    opti coat, orion detailing co, toronto detailer, toronto detailing, wes_r
    • Replies: 2
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  13. Wes_R x e60 M5 (61 pics)

    Hey GenerationDubbers, I had been speaking to the owner of this Indy Red M5 for a couple years off and on to get it detailed. He finally...

    Started by Wes_R, 02-23-2014 12:59 PM
    orion detailing co, toronto detailer, toronto detailing, toronto opti coat, wes_r
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  14. Wes_R x 996 GT3(44 pics)

    Hey GenerationDubbers, Happy New Year! I got a call from from a gentleman wanting to schedule in a Porsche to get detailed for storage. He...

    Started by Wes_R, 01-10-2014 03:34 PM
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  15. Wes_R x GT3RS (89 pics)

    Hey GenDubbers, It's been awhile since my last write up but I'm back with a beautiful GT3RS which was actually done back in Dec. Small world but I...

    Started by Wes_R, 07-12-2013 10:15 AM
    orion detailing co, toronto detailing
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  16. smelly car

    I need help with getting a smell out of the carpets the right tail light on my 98 jetta started to leak and filled my spare tire well with water...

    Started by j3ttamaster, 07-17-2010 05:31 PM
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  17. Headlight cleaning advice

    I found this after watching Gears TV, an unrelated video. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this product, or has anyone used this product...

    Started by justboj, 03-22-2009 07:13 AM
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  18. Finish Kare 1000p + Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine

    Has anyone used either of these products before? I was thinking of the Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine because I live in a condo with no hose so I...

    Started by Neb, 01-03-2012 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  19. Wes_R x Testarossa (126 pics)

    Hi everybody, With winter here and it generally being a depressing time I thought I would cheer everyone up a little with this write up. The...

    Started by Wes_R, 01-02-2013 02:28 PM
    toronto detailing
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  20. Wes_R x R8 (113 pics)

    Hi everybody, This is my first thread on GenerationDub and todays write up is on a Ibis White R8 with the silver side blade, very classy in my...

    Started by Wes_R, 12-05-2011 11:30 AM
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    12-25-2011 08:12 AM Go to last post
  21. What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

    any advices? or what product in particular should I use? Thanks in advance

    Started by gsd1214, 07-29-2011 07:09 AM
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  22. Squeeky Door Hinges

    The doors on my MK4 jetta have begun to squeek annoyingly loud. I was wondering what is the best lubrication for them? How do I remove the old dirty...

    Started by kt883, 03-20-2011 04:28 PM
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  23. Cabin Air Back Flush?/Flush

    Hey any one ever flushed their cabin air system? I was thinking of doing this when I changed the Cabin air filter but using compressed air and...

    Started by zandy, 02-10-2011 10:39 PM
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  24. For those of you with leather seats

    Try Leatherique on your seats. It is by far the best stuff I have used on mine. www.leatherique.com or www.leatheriquecanada.ca Lexol is...

    Started by Red Baron Golf, 01-21-2003 12:26 PM
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  25. What type of Wax do you use

    For all those that drive through Winter, what type of Wax do you use on your Dub. I used to use Mequires 3 Step but have recently bought a...

    Started by wolfsburg, 10-04-2009 08:21 AM
    ear wax, wax off, wax on
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  26. will this come off?

    you guys ever see older cars where it looks like water runoff under the doorhandles,for example, is now rusted. Im getting that right under my...

    Started by italianogino, 09-17-2009 03:34 PM
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  27. Scratch DR - Surprisingly good product

    Bought a tube of "Scratch DR" (orange tube/bottle thing, stands on big black cap) to get rid of some unfortunate deep clearcoat scratches on the roof...

    Started by Bob Roberts, 09-16-2009 10:35 AM
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  28. High Speed Buffer??

    I'm looking to buy a high-speed buffer... Does anyone here use them? If so, where to buy. I checked the Generic car parts stores but couldn't find...

    Started by footose, 03-16-2007 05:48 PM
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    1 2
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  29. Anybody used Clay?

    I've heard good things about this clay bar you can buy to give your paint that new car smoothness. Supposedly you wash the car with dishsoap to...

    Started by TeejayTDI, 04-09-2007 11:18 PM
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  30. Cool 50 hours detail job on a Lamborghini Gallardo

    This is an amazing, detailed thread of a 50 hour job cleaning a Lambo Gallardo. Good read, with details on which products were used to...

    Started by Ricas, 09-14-2008 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 5,542
    10-29-2008 04:32 PM Go to last post

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