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      08-27-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Quick wipe down of exterior

So what is the best way and some good products to use to wipe down the exterior of a car like say for example just before a photoshoot. I’ve been washing my car every time before a photoshoot……. What’s a quick fix?
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      08-27-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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      08-27-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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No such thing. If you wipe down your car without a wash, you'll swirl and scratch your paint. Detail sprays are really best saved for touchup of bird bombs and use on clean paint (e.g., a car that's been sitting in a sealed garage, or a just-washed car at an auto show).
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      08-27-2009, 11:01 PM   #4
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you still need to wash imho
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      08-27-2009, 11:35 PM   #5
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Sorry - I thought you meant after the wash.
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      08-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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Optimum Instant Detailer, Poorboy's Spray and Wipe, etc. I've been using Poorboy's Spray and Gloss to wipe down my car each night this week and its been working well.
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      08-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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No such thing. If you wipe down your car without a wash, you'll swirl and scratch your paint. Detail sprays are really best saved for touchup of bird bombs and use on clean paint (e.g., a car that's been sitting in a sealed garage, or a just-washed car at an auto show).
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The only that that I'd MAYBE do is if the car had been washed recently, say the day before, then as long as there's no dirt on it and a fresh coat of your favorite LSP I'd dust it with a California car duster type duster. Even this isn't ideal, but every once in a while would be ok IMHO.
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      08-29-2009, 12:49 AM   #8
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Being a dark-colored car I would take a very cautious approach (mine is BSM). Better safe than sorry - do a quick wash, Z6 and you are ready. But I wouldnt recommend spreading the dust/dirt around despite all the claims.
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      08-29-2009, 02:51 AM   #9
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as far as a quick detailer, i use optimum no rinse diluted to what the instructions are, it works great.

griots makes a good quick detailer as well
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      08-30-2009, 11:19 AM   #10
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      08-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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So many great options out there. If you are looking to add some more shine then I would Optimum (OPT) Car Wax - 17 oz or the Blackfire Deep Gloss Spray with Polycharger - 16 oz. Both of those products will add more gloss to the surface and some protection! Let me know if you'd like any other recommendations.

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