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Could it be I'm falling in love.....?? :D Sun came out to play. Can't wait for tint, paint correction, and to get it coated with something fancy to keep away the swirls!



 

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Have you looked into what products would be best to protect your paint?

I know there's a product called opti-coat that seems to do just want you want, not sure if there's anything else better on the market though.
 

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Have you looked into what products would be best to protect your paint?

I know there's a product called opti-coat that seems to do just want you want, not sure if there's anything else better on the market though.
Can't decide between OptiCoat, which I've done before, and CQuartz. Still researching!
 

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Can't decide between OptiCoat, which I've done before, and CQuartz. Still researching!
Doing the same research for a spring coat. I think @timbocool did a lot of research esp. Opticoat pro vs 2.0

Keep us in the loop please on your findings!
 

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Still wish I had espresso interior ... but still gorgeous nonetheless! She cleans up well. It's going to rain tomorrow but there was two-day old bird poop on my trunk and I refuse to ruin the paint. Normally I keep quick detailer on hand but .. couldn't find it!






 

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i usually powerwash with plain water first to remove sand or dirt then I soap with microfiber cloth then powerwash rinse again. it's the dirt that make the swirl marks if you do not remove it first. Try applying liquid wax too after to maintain the gloss effect.
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

i usually powerwash with plain water first to remove sand or dirt then I soap with microfiber cloth then powerwash rinse again. it's the dirt that make the swirl marks if you do not remove it first. Try applying liquid wax too after to maintain the gloss effect.
Welcome to the Forum! Glad to see one of your first posts. Thanks for the positive contribution.

Sounds like you are serious about washing your car. I mention that in a good way. :)

I wash once and dry once at most. :(
 

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Is that weekly whether you need to or not?
Bi-weekly, if I can wash it today or tomorrow. I need the wash to get the light dirt and road dust off the car.

I know I should be a better owner. :|
 

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Using Microfiber clothe helps prevent the swirl marks and usually use 6 to 8 pcs of microfiber clothes every wash. TLX is really spoiled?
 

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Bi-weekly, if I can wash it today or tomorrow. I need the wash to get the light dirt and road dust off the car.
You are so spoiled down south. Up here, if we are lucky, wash on one dry day, the next day even if dry and the back is covered with salt and sand dust. If we are not lucky, there is moisture from above or melting snow and ice. The only way to keep the clear clean is to garage it and not take it out on the roads.

Have I moaned enough for today?:crying:
 

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You are so spoiled down south. Up here, if we are lucky, wash on one dry day, the next day even if dry and the back is covered with salt and sand dust. If we are not lucky, there is moisture from above or melting snow and ice. The only way to keep the clear clean is to garage it and not take it out on the roads.

Have I moaned enough for today?:crying:
No not at all. Hopefully Spring and Summer will get there soon.

With just dry days and road dust, the car looks great for about 1 week. Then the dust gets more noticeable in the second week. Sometimes the rain can help or make it look worse.

I am definitely planning to wash it tomorrow morning before the sun get's too hot.

And yes, we are spoiled down south. We don't realize it till we watch the weather reports on TV. :) But then again, we miss your winter activities.
 
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