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Oops, don't forget good drying towel like P21S. (archive)

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Posted by eom..RMV on March 31, 1999 at 21:15:35:

In Reply to: Yeah, I'd say 24-48hr is about max...more posted by RMV on March 31, 1999 at 20:59:16:

: RichC is right, you're doomed. Nice fate to have, tho.

: The extra attention you'll get becomes very addictive ;-).

: It's unbelievable how much attention, comments & questions our '98 1.9 (drei schwarz) gets when it's clean. Regardless of the others' demographics (from an owner of an 007 '96 1.9 too!; and, how hard some Miata try to ignore you :o)). Even here in SF Bay Area, CA. Just yesterday, My wife & I watched as a mother-daughter team get out of mom's brand new M-B "C" class, and walk across the parking lot so the daughter could admire our Z3. Amazing!

: However, no reactions whatsoever when it's dirty. None, as in dick!

: He listed the products he uses...I'm not sure if the article he linked mentioned this, but I'd to ad:

: 1. Before you think about glazes & waxes, get a very good wash! I'm very pleased with Zymol's Auto Wash -all natural(!) and gentle. I heard very good things about Sonax's too.

: 2. I use Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze.

: 3. CCS (follow link) steered me away from Zymol, and recommended One Grand Blitz Wax. Longer-lasting, and much, MUCH less expensive than Zymol.

: 4. Tip, my personal touch is to make sure the INSIDES of wheels are just as spotless as the outsides. Huge visual impact!
: 5. No worries...keeping it clean becomes less and less of a PITA over time.

: Car Care Specialties ( has just about every car care need you could imagine. Their tips are very helpful too. The owner, Larry Reynolds, purported to be some sort of detailing guru/advisor to BMWCCA.

: Note: CCS's prices are about $1 more than the cheapest you can find...but, I doubt you can find a more comprehensive product line-up. I'm sure you'll be able to find what works for you.


: i>: just bought a 99z3,black. never had a black car before, anyone care to tell me how to keep it looking spotless? we looked on the faq board,but nothing directly addressed this concern.PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!

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