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Old 8th March 2014, 23:02   #8356
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I'm somehow unable to find the Meguiars clay bar in their website.
I do not think it's put up on their shopping site, but just mail Sanjay, you will get to know about it. http://www.bringingbest.com/Clay_Bars.html
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I'm somehow unable to find the Meguiars clay bar in their website. Is there any other place where I can find it? I tried almost all online portals but couldn't find it anywhere.
You can find the clay bars here, but you cannot purchase them online. Mail Mr.Sanjay for buying options, he got a fresh stock in the last week and I have ordered a couple of Meguiars clay bars from him. Price is very enticing.

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Mail Mr.Sanjay for buying options, he got a fresh stock in the last week and I have ordered a couple of Meguiars clay bars from him. Price is very enticing.
I contacted him last night and have ordered couple of bars. Will get it next week. I also wanted ONR but unfortunately he didn't have the stock. I'll try it somewhere else.
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Wet sanded entire car again; love the results

All the pics are after compounding; no polish or wax applied yet. Finished polishing and waxing late in the night so no pics of them

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Tried my hand at a detailing session over the weekend. In the excitement to get started I completely forgot to take pictures before and during the detailing. Quite happy with the end result though.

Steps and products used.

Pressure wash using the Skil pressure washer. ( Meguairs NXT shampoo )
Clayed with Ultima Esatrofoam using Ultima waterless wash as a lube.
Compounding using Meguairs M105 with a Dewalt Rotary
Polished with Meguairs DACP
Finished with Meguairs M21 sealant.

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Tried my hand at a detailing session over the weekend.
Excellent work done. The black color is looking absolutely perfect, just out of factory.

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Compounding using Meguairs M105 with a Dewalt Rotary
Polished with Meguairs DACP
Finished with Meguairs M21 sealant.
Can you elaborate on following Q's:
1. Which technique did you follow for working with rotary?
2. How did you try to acquaint yourself with a rotary, since its more difficult to use than a DA?
3. Which pads did you use?
4. How many pads did you need to use to complete compounding, since one pad after completing certain section becomes redundant due to compound getting filled up?
5. Did you also use DACP & M21 using rotary, and if so which pads were used?

Quite a few Q's. Reason for asking, since I too own a black color car and wish to give it a nice paint correction work. Working by hand has been very tedious and tiring.
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Can you elaborate on following Q's:
1. Which technique did you follow for working with rotary?

I made 6 passes on each panel. Started at 600, 1200 and then 1500 RPM and then reversed that to 1500, 1200 and 600.

2. How did you try to acquaint yourself with a rotary, since its more difficult to use than a DA?

Lots of reading online. However, what you read online and what you end up doing the first time you use a rotary are 2 different stories. I have a Jeep as well and the paint is not the greatest on it so I played around with the rotary on the jeep for a few days. It does take some getting used too and I would not suggest putting it on your car till you are completely sure you would be able to handle it.

3. Which pads did you use?

Lake Country. Blue for compounding ( Meguairs 105 ) and the red one to finish (Meguairs DACP).

4. How many pads did you need to use to complete compounding, since one pad after completing certain section becomes redundant due to compound getting filled up?

I used one each, that was all I had. After every panel, switch on the rotary at the lowest, 600 RPM and use a toothbrush lightly on the surface, it will remove most of the dried compound on the pad.

5. Did you also use DACP & M21 using rotary, and if so which pads were used?

M21 applied by hand using a micro fiber pad from Mothers.

Quite a few Q's. Reason for asking, since I too own a black color car and wish to give it a nice paint correction work. Working by hand has been very tedious and tiring.
Answers to your questions above in bold text.

All the best with detailing your black beauty. There are quite a few posts on this thread as well that will help.

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Can any put review on Blackfire crystal seal paint sealant. I am intending to use it over my new car paint surface.
Is blackfire csps better than DG105 or Meg 21?

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Pressure wash using the Skil pressure washer. ( Meguairs NXT shampoo )
Clayed with Ultima Esatrofoam using Ultima waterless wash as a lube..
What's your take on the skil pressure washer? How does it perform? Any reason you chose it compared to the Bosch one which is available for a similar price?
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If somebody's house is in an area with almost round the year construction all around what is suggested to do to protect the paint surface?
If the car is used only alternate day, is it advisable to use a nylon car body cover to protect from daily too much dust cleaning? If yes then does the cover bought from dealership will be good on paint or any other brand?

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If somebody's house is in an area with almost round the year construction all around what is suggested to do to protect the paint surface?
If the car is used only alternate day, is it advisable to use a nylon car body cover to protect from daily too much dust cleaning? If yes then does the cover bought from dealership will be good on paint or any other brand?

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Car Covers http://www.autofresh.in/home-car-acc...h?q=Silvertech

Sounds like you will do better with a coating instead of a wax or a sealant.

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3. Which pads did you use?
Lake Country. Blue for compounding ( Meguairs 105 ) and the red one to finish (Meguairs DACP).
Sounds like LC HT Pads, how did you like them? I have been playing with the three of them for quite some time and I like the low profile ones. Did you get the low profile LC HT pads?

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ONR wash and wax currently not in stock with sanjay. Also no meg clay bar available currently on shopping site.
Where else can I buy these from?
Any place in delhi to buy it OTC?

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Also no meg clay bar available currently on shopping site.
Mail Sanjay for the clay bars. I ordered from him and got it today. The clay bars are not listed in the site.
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I contacted him last night and have ordered couple of bars. Will get it next week. I also wanted ONR but unfortunately he didn't have the stock. I'll try it somewhere else.
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ONR wash and wax currently not in stock with sanjay. Also no meg clay bar available currently on shopping site.
Where else can I buy these from?
Any place in delhi to buy it OTC?
Eco Car Care Bangalore are getting stocks of ONR and other Optimum car care products. Check this link. Hope this helps!
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