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post #31 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 07:53 PM
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What should I use to clean the chrome exhaust tips? See below.

well you can use a couple of things - metal polish from mothers or blue b gone from smartwax... they both work well i use it on my engine bay...

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Wheel detail

If you are like me (obsessed), and want your wheels like new, I highly recommend putting the car on jacks once a year and cleaning the wheels by hand.

I really can't stand looking at wheels that are clean on the outside, but the inside is dirty.

What you'll need:

1. P21S Wheel cleaning gel

2. A wheel detailing brush made from teflon.

3. Poorboy's (don't let the name fool you, I will come back to this awesome brand shortly) wheel sealant.

4. Water hose with an attachment such as this:

http://www.autogeek.net/high-flow-fire-hose-nozzle.html

5. A cardboard or plastic sheet to lay the wheels down as you clean them. (Laying them on concrete will scratch them)

* This kind of detail also allows you to wash and clean the inner fenders and brake calipers.

* Do the wheel detail after you wash the car.


Step 1:

Take the wheels off the car. You should work 1 wheel at a time.

Hose down the wheels, if you have a pressure washer, the better.

Step 2:

Spray the inner part of the wheel with P21S, let that sit for 5 minutes.

Step 3:

Scrub with a brush until all the brake dust is gone.


You may need to repeat steps 1-3 twice, but it will be worth it at the end.

Step 4:

Dry the wheel with microfiber towels, I like the yellow ones from Costco.

Step 5:

Apply the sealant with a microfiber pad and then buff off.

During this process, it's also the time to check the wheels for any nails.


Here are the wheels from my previous 2004 WRX STi:



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Wax

To this date, when it comes to dark colored cars (black, dark blue, Matador Red, Gray) from all the waxes I've used, nothing comes close to this one:

http://www.autogeek.net/poorboys-nattys-red-wax.html

It's very easy to work with. Apply with microfiber towel to the car after it has been washed and dried.

* Do NOT wax in direct sunlight.

The old beast. (Man, she was FUN)

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Before polishing and waxing

Wash and claybar!

My favorite is Wolfgang clay and claybar lube.

Never clay bar before?

http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-clay-bar.html

I clay bar once a year.
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Thanks for sharing !!

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