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Vehicle Detailing for the OCD among us

Discussion in 'Accessories / ICE / Car Care' started by anthonemorris, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. anthonemorris

    anthonemorris Member

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    With this topic i'll try to get as many examples of how to get that much sought after professionally detailed look for your ride right at home like the good ocd diy'er that you are

    [h=1]Watch This FIRST Before Detailing Your Car -- AFTER/DRIVE[/h]
    [video=youtube;H-WZgWbIHQM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WZgWbIHQM[/video]



    Tutorial: how to wash your car (best car wash methods by Auto Obsessed)

    [video=youtube;yiGj5f0l5as]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiGj5f0l5as[/video]


    Washing engine bay, cleaning engine (demonstration by Auto Obsessed)

    [video=youtube;6iTTJvTcwU8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iTTJvTcwU8[/video]


    Tutorial: how to wash car wheels and tires (demonstration by Auto Obsessed)

    [video=youtube;PdMV72UAKJY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdMV72UAKJY[/video]


    How to clean and polish car exhaust tips

    [video=youtube;O5-pAvgmJuw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5-pAvgmJuw[/video]


    How to use a detailing clay bar on your car

    [video=youtube;i-JsTNAV9Z8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-JsTNAV9Z8[/video]

    Tutorial: how to clean and protect your car's fabric convertible top (by Auto Obsessed)

    [video=youtube;JmJh3hCfGqI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmJh3hCfGqI[/video]
     
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  3. Steven Ramadar

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    There's a tip including a bottle with some kind of liquid where you attach to the end of the pressure washer and you spray the car with it, then leave it for 5 minutes and wash it off and everything's clean, it's available at dipyourcar.com and they also have a video of it in action
     
  4. anthonemorris

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    Actually tried the exhaust tip cleaning minus the steel wool. Worked great. Gonna do it step by step and I'll show the results
     
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    Great topic with some great videos, Topic Stickied
     
  6. anthonemorris

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    INTERIOR DETAILING

    Interior Detailing: Tools, Techniques, and Materials -- /DRIVE CLEAN

    [video=youtube;R0EOb2nEWtk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0EOb2nEWtk[/video]

    Best Interior Detailing Tricks: Leather and Plastics

    [video=youtube;4Bd_IqK5ydU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bd_IqK5ydU[/video]
     
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    Detailing Myth Busters Ep. 1 - Chemical Guys

    [video=youtube;n_LFqDXySjE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_LFqDXySjE&index=26&list=UUgEcPol_nG9_aFJ bB8ameLg[/video]


    Detailing Myth Busters Ep. 2 - Chemical Guys

    [video=youtube;RsGZ7nlQ6AA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsGZ7nlQ6AA&index=22&list=UUgEcPol_nG9_aFJ bB8ameLg[/video]


    Detailing Myth Busters Ep. 3 - Chemical Guys

    [video=youtube;VdjtZyk1JfE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdjtZyk1JfE&list=UUgEcPol_nG9_aFJbB8ameLg& index=8[/video]
     
  8. anthonemorris

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    So I took some time this afternoon to try to clean my very black and sooty exhaust tip but not fully according to the instructions here. So basically what I did was park my car in an open space and spray the degreaser directly onto the warm tip. Then I got an old pot scrub and worked in the now almost dried degreaser into the soot. Needless to say my hands were black. Introduced water to rinse and reapply degreaser after rinse. That's when things got interesting. All of the heavy baked on soot started lifting and I actually saw bare metal. So as the weeks go on I'll be trying to do a weekly cleaning and use some polish to keep the soot from staining the tip again
     

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    Best Glass Cleaning Tips and Tricks - Chemical Guys Two Towel Method & Signature Glass Cleaner

    [video=youtube;Wib7ROto9zU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wib7ROto9zU[/video]
     
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    How To Remove Car Emblems - Debadge Your Car - Chemical Guys


    [video=youtube;_91f1RNOHLo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_91f1RNOHLo[/video]
     
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    Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing -- /DRIVE CLEAN


    [video=youtube;aVUtdlzrktI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVUtdlzrktI[/video]
     
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    Best Cloth Seat Cleaning Tricks


    [video=youtube;Y2yiBJSlnuw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2yiBJSlnuw&list=UUYsa8SOy3TkoxI5D17s1u-w[/video]
     
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    Polishing Your Car - Car Cleaning Guru (Full Video)


    [video=youtube;AK89Z11nslM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK89Z11nslM[/video]
     
  14. nirtime

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    There is some very useful information in these videos, especially for Trinidad with how sandy our airs tend to be sometimes.

    I know it was pointed out that the foam cannon is available at dipyourcar.com but are there any local businesses which sell it as well? I'm interested in getting one once it isn't too expensive.
     
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