I am definately no rookie when it comes to detailing a car. I am 24 now, but my father was in the car business most of my life as a general manager for various dealers, and from about 10 years old + i was working with the lot-men detailing cars, making a few extra bucks
- Good times
Anyways, my last car i purchased new - 2007 Civic.
I never had to clay it in the 5 years i owned it because of how meticulous i was with it.
I used the Old Mothers 4 step process, similar to what is found at this link, but it had another step as well. (http://www.gpartsinc.com/p-802-mothe...FeaDQgod0RIALw
Except I used the Carnauba paste rather than the liquid.
I purchased my 2005 OBXT in March and have not yet used a full wax yet, only a spray detailer every time i wash.
The guy who tinted my car said "im so glad they decided to bring back the old outback body style this year". He thought my car was just driven off the lot...
So the paint is in AWESOME shape and i am happy. Just like my civic, people thought it looked new over 5 years later!
Now, before this harsh SoCal Winter kicks in
i want to get some good protection on there as well as make her pop!
I do go to the beach every morning, so I do get some of that ocean salt (non affecting me yet), so i want a good layer of protection.
My big detailing kit i assembled over the years was stolen in my apartments (savages - honestly who steals car detailing stuff!!!)
This time around i thought i would jump on the band wagon and pick up some Klasse All in One.
I understand that this is just the first step (if i dont clay) to detailing the exterior, so i wanted to know what steps i should follow with.
I was thinking 2 coats of Pure Carnauba Wax would do well.
I was also thinking of trying this one
this time around.
I obviously dont want to use anything with any type of cleaner after the Klasse, so i want to also be sure that it is 100% carnauba and a non cleaner....
What do you fellow paint fanatics think?
I purchased Lexol Cleaner and conditioner and made a how to video with my cell phone that i planned on posting, but I think im going to do it again with a gopro or my T1i....
and lastly: My dad's dealerships never used the air freshener i have searched for my whole life.. It is a very distinct smell, that has no name that im aware of, i dont think its new car.... its... so hard to describe, but at the same time its that CAR smell (not new car, it doesnt smell like a new car) but its a distinct car smell that as soon as you smell it, it makes u think car... Anyone know what it is? closest thing i have found was this...
but its not spot on and unfortunately that stuff doesn't work that great and the smell doesn't last more than a day.