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post #11 of 34 Old 04-21-2009, 08:24 PM
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You say car washes are a no-no because of swirls. But why would a no-touch car wash cause swirls? I would never go to anything other than a no-touch car wash, but I usually do like to take them through one before I do my detailing, unless I am doing a hand wash and dry myself, which I only really have time for every 2-3 weeks.
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You say car washes are a no-no because of swirls. But why would a no-touch car wash cause swirls? I would never go to anything other than a no-touch car wash, but I usually do like to take them through one before I do my detailing, unless I am doing a hand wash and dry myself, which I only really have time for every 2-3 weeks.
If it's not the car wash, it's either:

- The dealer.

- The owner using something that wasn't mean to wash a car with, I see it all the time.

If you use a good microfiber mitt, gritt guard and keep your mitt clean, you will not get swirls.
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Thanks, Peleg. Along with a carbon fiber license plate frame/cover, I just ordered the 5-gallon bucket with gritt guard from AutoGeeks.

I have only owned my Obsidian IS-F for 2 months, but there are some minor, minor swirls (probably from dealer washes). If I give it a good treatment with clay bar, wax, etc., will it get rid of those??
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From a fellow STI owner, thanks!!! I think at least for me, the lack of quality time and laziness is a big factor. I used to wash my cars religiously weekly but I think getting older takes its toll! Washing the car is one thing but when the paint needs buffing, harsh compounds, etc...I'm lost.

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Thanks for the thread. Keep it coming. I want to see about claybar techniques and other products you might suggest.

What type of wheel sealer do you use? I have never heard of such a thing.

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i seem to have a problem.....the soap and foam just slides right off the car.......it has been freshly waxed a few times....

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i seem to have a problem.....the soap and foam just slides right off the car.......it has been freshly waxed a few times....
It will do that if you use the foam gun, but that's normal.

The soap will start eating away all the dirt and grime. I usually take a few passes and then let the stuff glide before I rinse.
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Sorry, haven't been around for a while

Guys/Gals,

Sorry, I've been busy with house hunting and work. This thread will start getting more updates.

The story is that the place I might buying won't have a garage.

I'm also considering getting rid of the STi and waiting for a year for prices to come down.

I might then pick up an UltraSonic Blue ISF.
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What should I use to clean the chrome exhaust tips? See below.

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Hey, this thread hasn't seen a lot of activity of late, but I thought I would pipe in and ask -- how are people cleaning the area behind the backseats? It is very tight back there and I am not sure about getting a vacuum back there. Any ideas?
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