First of all let me congratulate you on a very nice detailing session. Only a few people share the same enthusiasm as yours :). About what I have read in this thread
thank you bro for the compliment, its a hectic hobby, but it makes you feel good, really good!
1. For you car and how soft the paint is on this car i doubt you would need a proper rubbing compound like Meguiars Swirl X for removing the swirls. Considering its one of the lighter compunds compared to Meguiars Ultimate Compound it still leaves abit of haziness which you would have to work on and remove with something lighter. I would recommend after my own personal use to use a cleaner wax like Meguiars Color X. It is alot less abrasive so is perfect for the paint and mild swirls.
well the problem is that meguiar products are not available in lahore, im trying to get hold of a cousin or a friend who would get them for me, otherwise ill be visiting karachi in summers, i would buy it from there.
using swirl x and then sealing it by using a carnauba would i think give a nice result, how about your comments regarding this? i wish there were a dealer in lahore, would love to buy a cleaner wax by meguiar's, used a cleaner wax by turtle, it wasnt upto the mark, and was very hard to take off, so didnt use it again. maybe because it wasnt original or whatever, because the other turtle waxes which ive got from abraod are pretty impressive.
2. For washing/shampooing the car always and ALWAYS use the 2 bucket system so that you dont put your dirty sponge/cloth back into the soap water which you would be rubbing all over the body .. will only put more swirls ! and btw parts that face the sun like the bonnet, roof, trunk are all washed in a horizontal way and the non sun facing part in a up and down way. Has a huge bit of logic behind it will expain it some other time.
this horizontal trick is a good bit of advise, would love to hear the logic behind it, i usually was it with very light strokes vertically, will try doing it horizontally now if its something good.and what about the waxing posture to be used on these parts, horizontal, vertical or circular?
3. Try claying your car before you detail the car. You will be amazed how much better the look of the car will be and how much more the wax will last
thats number 1 on my to do list all the time.
4. And this is for everyone. Let me know if you guys still need the Step 2 of the mothers 3 Step System. I can arrange it for you and send it from karachi.
how good is step 2 against swirls?
Regards and Enjoy