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Do what you can live with (archive)

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Posted by Gary on September 27, 1998 at 11:30:41:

In Reply to: Can't take it no more........waxing that is!! posted by Phil on September 27, 1998 at 09:54:02:

I just wash it like always ('course I wash all the nooks and crannys, including around hood/trunk/door edges/mouldings).
Right after I got it (5mos ago, it's about due another) I used Mequire's step 3 carnuba stuff (I tried the "liquid gold" suff, I don't like it as well as the carnuba).
On my '79 P-car 928 I wash then use Meguire's glaze/swirl remover to clean, then Meguires carbuba. Paint on it looks almost as good as my MZ3, just a lot more chips (after 19 years and 42,000 miles I guess a few are invitable).
It's a lot of work, but NOBODY else washes/waxes my cars.
It's the only way to be sure it's done right.
It also lets you keep track of dings/chips as they happen.
BTW, my 5 mos old Estoril Blue now has ONE chip on the lower part of the front air dam, it's about .025" dia, and its the only one so far.

Gary Blue * 3 M Roadster

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