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Expect to pay around 150$ for a full detail or 500$ if you want me to do it ;)

Check this thread http://autopia.org/forums/showthread.php?s=76ece7b81375102b022a16139e7c51eb& threadid=25287&highlight=orange+county


$500?? awwwaa [:(]

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RE: How to take care of your black car

Hey Lil Brat,

I see you're following your original post, so I know you have real interest in maintaining your car.

The easiest way to maintain your car is simple - wash with car wash soap - often! and use Klasse All-In-One cleaner polish at least 3 times a year. Klasse is VERY easy to apply and take off, leaves a brilliant finish and protects your car.

Make it easier by taking your car to a TOTAL HAND WASH AND DRY car wash, go home and wipe on the Klasse and wipe it off. You'll be very pleased.

DO NOT use waxes or carnuba. This stuff hazes and yellows and does not last or protect as well as newewr technology products.
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RE: How to take care of your black car

I am glad you are keeping your car clean, I havent seen too many dirty new Benzies yet....oh also that is one of the funniest saying I have seen in a post "My finger may be little, but my Daddy is wrapped all around it" I have a 6 yr old little girl and I believe she has thought that before [8D]

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I'm one of those crazy professional detailers who'll use something 3M swirl cream (the grey stuff), on a black pad and a non-abrasive polish regularly, then use a 10,000-grade finishing materiel every couple of months. Regularly (couple of times a year), I'll throw in a fine cut (medium grade, white pad, then high grade finishing materiel on a black pad for hours until the swirls are gone and paint is liquid finish, then non-abrasive polish).

But then I can't stand even the finest scratches. I'd actually start to hyperventilate driving a black car down dusty roads.

Then I'll do something like drop a dozen burnouts. Go figure.
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RE: How to take care of your black car

[:D]On the newer ceramiclear paint such as the paint on your car, the best that I have found is the Menzerna line of polishes. They are made specifically for this paint. I tried the 3M swirl remover on my black SL 55 and it did next to nothing. The Menzerna polishes made the car look like glass but they do not provide any protection. You will need to top it with a sealant or a carnuba.

I totally disagree that the carnuba's will yellow over time and think it is a moot point for the following. In time you will get swirls in your black paint no matter how careful you are. In order to remove them you will have to polish them out and in turn you will remove the wax. True the wax may yellow, if you leave it on for years but in time no matter what you put on will go away and the chance of yellowing will also go away.

Happy polishing, waxing and bitching about how difficult black paint is to maintain.

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Hey Lil Brat,

I see you're following your original post, so I know you have real interest in maintaining your car.

The easiest way to maintain your car is simple - wash with car wash soap - often! and use Klasse All-In-One cleaner polish at least 3 times a year. Klasse is VERY easy to apply and take off, leaves a brilliant finish and protects your car.

Make it easier by taking your car to a TOTAL HAND WASH AND DRY car wash, go home and wipe on the Klasse and wipe it off. You'll be very pleased.

DO NOT use waxes or carnuba. This stuff hazes and yellows and does not last or protect as well as newewr technology products.
Thanks... Ok.. Go to car wash and come home to do Klasse thing! That makes me easier... I am still thinking what I should do to clean my car since my car hasnt been washed! Diiirrrttty (well the weather hasnt been cleared in Cali yet!) lol

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I am glad you are keeping your car clean, I havent seen too many dirty new Benzies yet....oh also that is one of the funniest saying I have seen in a post "My finger may be little, but my Daddy is wrapped all around it" I have a 6 yr old little girl and I believe she has thought that before [8D]
Ughhh... my car isnt clean. My friend said, "I cannot believe you dont wash your new car!" Well... the hand wash guy who often comes to my work parking lot hasnt showed up recently. Also, I dont have my Daddy to live with right now! (Daddy!! Wash my carrr!!!!
hehehe)

Also.... Even your 6 years old girl becomes 60, she still think about the same, "My finger may be little, but my Daddy is wrapped all around it" !!

Girls love their Daddies!! [:D]

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If I lived in Cali, or even the US (I'd take a road trip), I'd come over to wash your car just to meet you, LilBrat.
Blondes in bikinis with samurai swords has always been a fantasy of mine [8)]

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If I lived in Cali, or even the US (I'd take a road trip), I'd come over to wash your car just to meet you, LilBrat.
Blondes in bikinis with samurai swords has always been a fantasy of mine [8)]
Sowwy I don't have a blonde hair!!!!!!!!! (hmmm Asian with blonde hair is ugliest thing.)

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Finally ordered Klasse from online! Cannot wait to clean my car!!
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