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wax and shine
Posted 25 February 2002 - 08:03 PM
Posted 25 February 2002 - 10:46 PM
I'd recommend www.emmonscoachworks.com It was the cheapest price I found.
You will want to get the hd cleanse as well....as it preps the surface.....you'll need to do this about once every year.....and wax quarterly....or something like that.....
I will be up front....this stuff is not for someone that wants a quick bam, thank you mam wax job.
It does take some time, and you need to follow the steps to the T. The last step really makes the wax job. After you're all done, you let it sit in the sun for 10 min or so to let the wax "cure" or "set" Then buff it out again. To me, it looks best after the very first wash....because some times there are a slight amount of oilly wax or stuff that doesn't come up if you don't buff it very good....but it still looks great. Just think it looks best after 1 wash.
here are some pics of my legacy, just after I've waxed it.
Posted 25 February 2002 - 10:53 PM
Posted 25 February 2002 - 11:12 PM
ummm if I don't hd cleanse.....probably 2-3 if I hustle, and don't go too nuts
Posted 25 February 2002 - 11:16 PM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 12:07 AM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 03:16 AM
I also didn't know you were a bit of a "Hard Head", judging by the number of Hard Hats on the hooks you must also have a lot of mates who fall of their bar stools pissed eh!? :evil:
Posted 26 February 2002 - 06:52 AM
Went to the "coachworks" website.How do you know what wax to buy?
Posted 26 February 2002 - 07:05 AM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 07:27 AM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 09:03 AM
That pic was unfortunately with the snow tires on though...hehehe.
popeye2: I would recommend their base wax....with the subaru paint....you won't really see any difference in goin with some of their more insanely priced wax.
As for application.....if you have a japanese car, you want to get the "japon" wax....regardless of the dark or light colored paint....ie: you don't need to worry about the "creme" or "carbon" wax. They do have one or two other brand specific waxes for some european cars.
Michael.....sorry for the rather large pics.....I feel your pain on the dial up thing......it really sucks......you could always get the direct-PC and always have broadband where ever you go I think they have 2 way satellite now.....I'll try and remember to make smaller pics and clickable links.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 03:35 PM
How many days did you spend for this thing?
I also love it when the car is waxed and polished. But I hate to spend plenty of hours for it.
But here you see who loves his car !
Posted 26 February 2002 - 03:47 PM
I usually wash the night before....let sit in garage....if I have one......then wax, and sometimes use the HD cleanse.
Was snoopin around....and stumbled across this stuff www.zainobros.com Reading what they have on their site.....it sounds like really good stuff....didn't get to look at prices though....I'm sure it's a pretty penny.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:01 PM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:16 PM
You think the Zaino Bros stuff doesn't protect as well? I did read some of their stuff on the site...it says it does protect very well.....but sounds for show cars.....and yah...the initial steps to put on sound quite extensive.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:21 PM
The site is Griotsgrage.com
Posted 26 February 2002 - 07:15 PM
GT Wagon, yup the clay bars are awesome. I highly recommend a good clay job before any waxing.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 09:29 PM
I use Zaino and it is awesome. Someone else already posted the website, so you can get details there. The first time you use it, you do need to prep by washing with Dawn (or other grease cutting cleaner), using a clay bar (details make the difference!), and then applying a pre-lock (Z1) before going to the polish (Z5/Z2), but its not a big deal and you only do this on your first application. You do need to wait for the polish to fully dry though before removing it and this can be a pain. I've seen it dry in 15 minutes in the hot summer sun, but its also taken over night in the garage if there's alot of humidity in the air. I have heard they make a new product that acts as an accelerant to the drying time. I haven't tried it yet, but if it works, it will be a big plus.
It works so well and you use so little product that it lasts a long time. I bought Z1, Z2, Z5, Z5, Z6, & Z7 over 2 years ago and use it on 2 cars and still have plenty left. (I already had a clay bar and tire & interior stuff.) It is a synthetic, so it lasts much longer than caranuba.
Its definitely not just for show cars, but I can understand why they use it.
Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:46 PM
i just got a new black 02 impreza rs and wanted ur opinion on something
people are pushing me to get a bra or some sorta guard for the front to prevent dinging/denting etc...
do u have any issue w/ that
fyi i dont plan on taking it off road more than occasionally...i dont race either thnx!
Posted 28 February 2002 - 12:01 AM
Posted 28 February 2002 - 08:11 AM
If you get a bra....you really need to take it off an wash underneith there every so often.....or you will scratch the paint when dirt and crap get down in there.
The wind deflectors are not bad looking, and if you put the rubber bumpie things on, and in the right place, you won't get any rubbing or what not.
Sooo....I'm not sayin they are products that aren't worth getting.....I myself just don't care for them as much....there are others that do, and might be able to give you a little more specific information.
Posted 28 February 2002 - 01:12 PM
Posted 01 March 2002 - 06:37 AM
My Subaru salesman advised me not to get one and if i put the perspex one (clear) on then make sure you regularly clean out the leaves, twigs etc. as they retain moisture and will eventually start the rusting process, same as mud drying on the underside starts the rusting process.
Posted 01 March 2002 - 05:01 PM
Posted 01 March 2002 - 05:35 PM
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