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I have read the FAQ and its referenced links to cleaning our cars BUT, just wanted to know what everyone else was *actually* doing... What do you use for interior and why; what abouts wheels; exterior (e.g. bug/tar removal, small scratch/swirl repair,) paint, bumpers windshields, etc. In other words how do you clean from bumper to bumper and front to back both inside and out? Any absolute No-No's? What about tops for us convertible owners. Wheels? .............. I can see from only owning my car 2 weeks that brake dust is going to be a pain in the arse :banghead: I am not thrilled about waxing my wheels but, if that's what it takes I will. So far, simple green seems to work rather well without too much elbow grease... :yikes:


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FYI- roadfly's got some great detailing tips in the detailing forum.

At any rate, I just spent about 6 hours this weekend cleaning my baby. I use Zaino on the exterior only & Lexol stuff for the interior. First, I power wash by hand at the local car wash, then use the CA water blade and the absorber to get the water off. I am now using PS21 for the wheel cleaner - seems pretty good.

Took the car home, I used ZFX mixed with Z2 this weekend. LEt dry, then buff w/ microfiber. Use a dose of the detailing spray - take 5 minutes to wipe down. Car looks f*cking awesome.

use Vinylex for the interior trim, exterior molding.

The only thing I use that I don't like is the Eisenman Sapphire Black tire gel. It has a great shine - the wheels looks GREAT - but it splatters black drops all over the paint once you start driving.

I did also Zaino my wheels - I'll see if it helps. Brake dust is a pain.

At any rate, give Zaino a try. Great stuff (do a search to find where to buy it.)
 

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Lexol?

The Lexol is for cleaning/protecting just the leather components yes? What about the non-leather/non-glass interior stuff? Also, any particular Zaino product?

I have the Black Saphire paint, is this a z2 or z3 Zaino product (I think it is z2)... ?

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Re: Lexol?

habanero69 said:
The Lexol is for cleaning/protecting just the leather components yes? What about the non-leather/non-glass interior stuff? Also, any particular Zaino product?

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Mike
For the non-leather I just use a damp cloth w/ water..
Yea for all the zaino info in the world goto zainobros.com I use Z2 and ZFX.. there's a bunch of FAQ's and how-t's on the site..
 

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Vinylex (made by the same people as the Lexor leather stuff) rocks. UV protectant - should help to keep your dash from fading or getting sun damaged. Very nice stuff - better than armor all.
 

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eagle one products are pretty good, but for the leather, i think turtle wax is better.
 

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i use something for my dash that works real well... i will go down and take a pic in a few minutes... i think it is meguires?? maybe... sadly havnt had time to use it recently
 
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