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    Another white car post

    I've been searching through the forum, but haven't come across anything quite like what I'm thinking about. I have come here for advice. My wife and I just purchased a new white Jeep Cherokee. I'm wanting to get the paint about as perfect as I can while it's new, then give it the longest lasting protection possible. This is my wife's daily driver, so I'm not sure how well it will be kept up afterwards, as she likes to constantly be on the go. If possible, I would also like to make the paint look deep. As though you could sink into it if one would try to lean on the car. I know this isn't the easiest to do with white, but a guy can dream right.
    The paint is a bright white, with no metallic flakes. I did notice tonight where it looks as though the dealer washed the car, as there are a few fine marks in the clear coat. So here is the plan that I'm thinking. If I leave something out, or would be doing something redundant please let me know.
    1. Wash
    2. Clay bar
    3. Ultimate Polish
    4. Gold Class Wax
    5. Ultimate Wax
    6. After a few days, or possibly the next weekend I would come back and wash, then apply Ultimate Fast Finish to lock it all in. Maybe even do an Ultimate Quick Wax in between.
    Does this make any sense to the experienced detailers, or would I be better off going a different route? Maybe forgetting 3-5 and going to NXT 2.0, as that has some polishing properties to it? Would it be enough to get these extra fine marks out?
    I'm leaning on purchasing a DA Polisher as well, just don't know if it would be worth it at the moment, since the paint is pretty new yet.
    Thanks

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    Re: Another white car post

    Definitely too many protection products. White paint is not going to give you that deep look like a dark colored vehicle with wax. Trust me I know as my Camaro is white.

    A DA polisher is definitely worth the investment. Saves time and produces better results than by hand. You can pick one up at a later date.

    New cars can come with what is known as DISO (Dealer Installed Swirled Option). There is an article if you use google on this topic.

    Here is what I would do

    Wash
    Clay
    Ultimate Polish
    Ultimate Fast Finish

    Skip the gold class wax. I would go with ultimate fast finish as your form of protection. I prefer the shine and gloss it gives paint compared to ultimate wax. It is also the top form of protection currently offered by Meguiar's. It meets your criteria in being long lasting as Meguiar's claims a 1 year longevity. Ultimate Wax would be the next option. You can maintain either with ultimate quik wax. With fast finish you can apply another coat down the line as it is so easy to use.

    If you go with ultimate wax and apply UFF over it, the longevity of UFF would more than likely be impacted as it is not bonding to the paint but rather over another product. Although doable.

    It's just so easy to apply UFF and quick.

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    Re: Another white car post

    Thank you. I know the deep look on white is nearly impossible, just thought it may be worth a try while the car is new.

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    Re: Another white car post

    Give it a try with UFF as your base level of protection. Nick has this great article about UFF.

    In it he states that the car was sealed with UW and then UFF.

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...1VUw10kkqum.97

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    I stopped by the store tonight and didn't see any FF. I'll probably order some on Amazon soon. For this weekend it will be clay, UP, UW. When I get the FF in, should I clay first, or would washing then quick detail be enough prep if the UW is still good?

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    Re: Another white car post

    Another question. On a da polisher, do I need to moisten the pads with something before adding polish/wax? Or do I just apply it to a dry pad?

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    Re: Another white car post

    Quote Originally Posted by Jtepn87 View Post
    I stopped by the store tonight and didn't see any FF. I'll probably order some on Amazon soon. For this weekend it will be clay, UP, UW. When I get the FF in, should I clay first, or would washing then quick detail be enough prep if the UW is still good?
    Feel the paint with your hand after you wash. Google the baggie test. That is a good way to tell if you need to clay. Even if it is new it may still need to be clayed. I would clay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jtepn87 View Post
    Another question. On a da polisher, do I need to moisten the pads with something before adding polish/wax? Or do I just apply it to a dry pad?
    This link should give you an idea of how to use a DA polisher with the ultimate line up.

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...jEP23ydb1kV.97

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    Re: Another white car post

    Car came out looking great. I'll try to add pics later. Thank you again for all the help!

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    Re: Another white car post

    Having a hard time uploading to Meguiars. Here is a link to my Instagram. I uploaded a couple other pics if you want to browse. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRPKHwelSE1/

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    Re: Another white car post

    Looks great! Sorry you are having trouble uploading pictures. Feel free to post or contact me with any questions regarding this. One thing I wanted to mention is that while yes it is difficult to achieve a "wet look" on a lighter colored vehicle, what you can do is really brighten up the paint, produce some extreme high gloss & almost make it "pop." Any product with cleaning ability to it like our White Wax, Ultimate Polish, or M205 Ultra Finishing Polish, can work to provide this on light colors. A Dual Action Polisher like our MT300 can really make a big difference in achieving this. My favorite combination tends to be M205 Ultra Finishing Polish applied with one of our Soft Buff Yellow Foam Polishing Discs. White Wax does also do some serious brightening up of lighter colored paints.

    Hope this helps.

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