1. What color is your car
2. How often do you do these together.
3. Do you only use them together in that if you wax your 3m?
4. Do you do anything after each time you wash, or the above?
5. For how long have your treated your car to this?
6. Does the paint look better or worse compared to the first time you did this?
The reason I ask is because from all I read about it my hunch is that people with dark cars are doing this after each wash, both steps, and this could be every week.
3M Imperial Hand Glaze is not a "glaze" imo, it's a polish. I was just wondering how the paint was holding up for people that routinly do this thinking it might just be a glaze and not thinking its polishing the paint.
08-14-2001, 06:25 AM
woah! people are not using IHG EVERY time they wash. You don't need IHG on a brand new car, and you don't need to do it more then twice a YEAR. You could wax every time, if your a sicko. But evey 2-3 months is plenty.
08-14-2001, 07:01 AM
are doing this way more than they should. If I'm right, this needs to be pointed out, that is all :D I cleanse my TT with a mild, natural paint cleaner with NO abrasives as it is maticulously washed
08-14-2001, 09:33 AM
08-14-2001, 11:20 AM
simply h20 would not be good. I agree, you could get anal with distilled water but you need something as a lubricant to encapsulate the dirt and lift it from the paint with out scratching.. :)
08-14-2001, 11:39 AM
H20 only washes. Obviously this isn't the best if you've been taking your car though mud puddles, but it far nicer on the wax. Personally, I use very light soap (approx 1/4 of what the bottle says to use) and am much happier with the results.
08-14-2001, 12:02 PM
It depends the condition of the paint in the first place. If I don't see rain or long drives for a given time I can re wash the car with no water - I quick detail. Damp Microfiber towel, then your favorite spray, etc....
We understand each other I think :)
08-15-2001, 05:16 AM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/116/a_hedin_a4_01.jpg"></center><p><i>1. What color is your car</i>
<b>My A4 was Cactus Green</b>
<i>2. How often do you do these together.</i>
<b>Twice per year...once in the Spring and once in the Fall.</b>
<i>3. Do you only use them together in that if you wax your 3m?</i>
<b>Yes, I only do this process twice per year (I actually start off with clay-bar'ing the car). I don't apply wax other than those two times</b>
<i>4. Do you do anything after each time you wash, or the above?</i>
<i>5. For how long have your treated your car to this?</i>
<b>Probably about 2 years, the A4 is sold now but I'll be doing the same routine on the S4</b>
<i>6. Does the paint look better or worse compared to the first time you did this?</i>
<b>I think it looked better</b>
08-15-2001, 08:30 AM
...using the Miracle Towel and directions from autopia-carecare.com then following up with detail spray. Used on both my dark blue 540 and my wifes dark red Expedition. (Talk about a PITA car to hand dry and yes I am a glutton for punishment) So far only used the Meguiar's as recommended on that site but may try the EF next.
Keep up the thought provoking posts Robby, and get that old lady door ding taken care of. It will negatively affect the draft :)
08-15-2001, 08:42 AM
You follow a nice schedule :)
08-15-2001, 10:39 AM
I have one black and one silver car. Each one gets glazed twice a year, spring and fall. Waxed after glazing. And maybe (but not always) waxed in midsummer, just to give me something to do. LOL. After washing I use a detailing spray if I have the time, if the car appears to need it, and if I feel like doing it. Which means only sometimes. Otherwise just wash and dry. I hardly ever wash every week; just too much else going on in my life with a wife and two kids. If anyone is washing, glazing and waxing every single week, I suggest they either see a shrink (obsessive compulsive behavior is treatable!) or at least find some other ways to spend their time, since no car needs that kind of attention.