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Old 08-07-1999, 07:31 PM
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Lee i have a 87 nissan pathfinder it stays outside the c-280 stays in the garage anyway i wanted to know if you can recommend a good detailing place in the atlanta area to get the whole 9yds done to it wax wash etc. thanks pete oh and let me know if there is a certain type of waxing that should be done thanks
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Old 08-09-1999, 05:58 PM
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Peter,
Most of the "whole 9-yards" can be done yourself with a few rather obtainable products that will cost less or about the same as one detailing.
This "kit" would include:
-Meguiar's Mirror Glaze (tan bottle) #9 Swirl Remover
-Meguiar's Mirror Glaze #7 polish
-Meguiar's Mirror Glaze #26 wax OR Meguiar's Gold Class liquid wax
-Meguiar's Gold Class car shampoo (car wash)
-Meguiar's #34 Final Inspection Spray
-Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel (free sample available via banner on this site)
-Lexol's Vinylex (for anything non-leather in the interior)
-Lexol's Leather Cleaner (orange/red bottle)
-Lexol's Leather Conditioner (brown bottle)
-Meguiar's wheel cleaner and/or P21S wheel cleaner.
-one bar of cleaning clay (Clay Magic or Meguiar's) Clay Magic being for a more heavily gunked up finish, Meguiar's being the more tame option.
-one tube of Flitz metal polish (banner at bottom of page) it is the best metal polish for most MB applications
-3 wash mitts (one for top finish, one for lower cladding, one for wheels/tires) natural fibers only please
-several (say 10) 100% cotton (including the threads) terrycloth rags
-several (say 10) 100% cotton (including threads) diaper cloths
-several (say 5-10) 100% cotton applicator pads. 100% cotton including threads covering foam center.
-one 5-gallon bucket for washing (can also double as a seat for detailing later)
-one synthetic drying chamois or 5-10 large 100% cotton drying terrycloth towels.
-optional item...random orbital buffer, makes #9 usage much easier on the shoulders.

With the items listed above you should be able to achieve professional quality results in your own driveway. As for technique in use of the said products, search the Shop Forum for previous posts regarding washing/waxing/drying/polishing/de-swirling/etc. I have a collection of most of those posts in a text file, if you would like that text file or a recommendation to an ATL detailing shop (if you don't feel like doing all that yourself or just don't have the time) then email me and I'll be happy to send you the pertinent info.

lee@peachparts.com

Hope this helps...Lee

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