New to forum, this is great!
Ok...Just purchashed '01 Red TT Coup a few weeks ago, shine was just ok and noticed some light hazing and lots of swirls marks...most likly from car dealer peforming a quick detailing prior to purchase, along w normal washing from prior owner. Nothing BAD, above Average...NOT WOW! noticed a few deep cratches in clear coat on bottom of air dams. (save that for phase-2)
Prior to finding Maguiar'a site (2-3 weeks ago.) This is what i did.
1- I used a fine liquid cleaning-compound by hand.
(Brand turtle wax.)
2.- Followed by Maquiar's scratch-X,
also by hand.
3.- Then finished with Maquiar's GOLD CLASS WAX, of course by hand.
WOW!! A 95 % IMPROVMENT,
-Swirl marks 95% Gone,
-Fine scratches 95% gone
-Shine is 95% WOW!
***wish I found this site sooner!
***Here's my Question?
The "Hand Rub-Test" is about 80-85% Smooth over entire car, this car may have been garaged by previous owner, but sad to say this car was outside on dealers lot for 45-90 days prior to taking ownership.
Car is now 100% garaged, even at work. Don't Know if clay was ever used?
Theirs no question "I NEED TO CLAY"
will be my first time ever...no biggie.
"BIG CONCERN HERE" Help
SHOULD I WAIT? (see above steps)
A) IF So how long? (just waxed april 1st)
***Afraid of over-cleaning paint
surface (will I F-UP Paint)***
B) Does the Clay remove all protection in order to clean smooth?
C) Is their a wax remover I can use?
D) Will I have to use scratch-X AGAIN?
E) Which polish should I use this time?
Any one have any bad effects with over applying multiples steps to paint finish in short period of time 2-4 weeks.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ADVISE.
Looking for show-quality Shine.
Thank god I found this fourm. Sure could use detail 101 advise.