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Old 01-17-2008, 02:58 PM
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WOW leesha nice job!....
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WOW leesha nice job!....

Kissing *** I see... jks....

Thanks!! Dozer...

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:12 PM
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seriously!you did a damn good job...even on a night photo that **** looks glossy and really smooth.....that comin from a person who washes and waxes at least once a week....to bad i have had the chance to do that to my car, it gets to dark tooooo early to even start on it....
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You wash and wax once a week?

Oh, forgot to mention longevity. NXT is great for short term and a quick shine, but again it sure does not beat a pure carnuba wax for a long lasting shine and protection.

Here's my plan for spring time. Porter Cable 7424 for waxing.

Process:
1. Wash
2. Dry
3. Claybar
4. Wash again
5. Dry again plus forced air to remove any excess water
6. Tape all moldings, plastic, etc.
9. PB SSR1 with light cutting pad (I might try Griot's Garage Machine Polish 3)
10. Wipe off
11. PB EX-P by hand
12. Wipe off
13. Natty's Paste Wax (blue) by hand
14. Wipe off

This leaves a finish on your car that'll last for many months.

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Meguiars cetainly has great productsd, as does Mothers. But for a sealant I prefer Ice as I can go right over black/clear plastic parts without any residue.

A couple times a year I go with a high content carnuba wax (Griot's Garage Best of Show). Note: "pure" carnuba is a misnomer, as if it were truly pure you couldn't apply it (solid).
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:39 PM
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True, and the fact that very pure carnuba wax costs an arm and a leg. What I meant was using a carnuba wax and not a polymer.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:27 PM
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^^If your as busy as I am then NXT is good for my needs. I will hire you to do my next real wax job but you have to do it like Linda's avatar...you know the naked guys carwash... :
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I used NXT for the first time today. Looks good. I got a meguiars car kit which includes NXT, tire gel, wheel cleaner, scratchX, detailer, interior cleaner, and a pad for $15 at walmart.
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quick question.
just got the meguiars quik detailer (in the black bottle if they got more than one)

is that a clearcoat/wax sealer?
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I used NXT for the first time today. Looks good. I got a meguiars car kit which includes NXT, tire gel, wheel cleaner, scratchX, detailer, interior cleaner, and a pad for $15 at walmart.
Yes I saw that pkg in the states but already have all that stuff so I didn't purchase it. When I run out I will buy there...Thx for letting us know.
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quick question.
just got the meguiars quik detailer (in the black bottle if they got more than one)

is that a clearcoat/wax sealer?
I do believe that is just for quick touchup jobs inbetween your regular wax job... Look on the Meguiars site and they have video's of how to detail your car properly and how to use their products along with descriptions...
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I do believe that is just for quick touchup jobs inbetween your regular wax job... Look on the Meguiars site and they have video's of how to detail your car properly and how to use their products along with descriptions...
thanks for answering my concern.

at first, i was very unsatisfied... and just yesterday used it after applying thin wax to the car. and i noticed the change in texture IMMEDIATELY! it went from slick/smooth to somewhat dry and grippy like if i used windex on it...very shocked.

but after this tip, i suppose i'm suppose to use it like its a "soap-less" car wash.
THEN, apply wax after to get the slick/smooth texture back.

*sigh* what can you say? common mistakes in product useage procedure from a new car care newbie.
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Quik Detailer®

Meguiar's® Quik Detailer® has been an enthusiast favorite for years. Quik Detailer keeps a waxed car looking "just waxed". Clear coat safe, Meguiar's Quik Detailer removes harmful contaminants before they damage your finish. Use Quik Detailer right after your car is sprayed by a water sprinkler, hit by a bird dropping, or exposed to any other condition that ruins your "just waxed" appearance. The safe, high lubricity formula lifts off dirt and grim without scratching while enhancing gloss without build up. Details a full sized car in less than 15 minutes!

http://www.meguiars.com/?car-maintenance/Quik-Detailer
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Anyone who can take care of a VR like you has got to be right.
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Just used their clay bar, gold class wash, and the 3 step wax process. Definately worth the money. The car looks great. I didn't realize their was soo many contaminants on my finish before using their clay bar.
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Originally Posted by Rx8 Fanatic View Post
Just used their clay bar, gold class wash, and the 3 step wax process. Definately worth the money. The car looks great. I didn't realize their was soo many contaminants on my finish before using their clay bar.

Rides looks great!

Hey Fanatic, You should try to make a show I'm organizing in San Jose on April 6; help represent the Bay Area 8s. http://www.sjfos.com/home.html

I contacted Meguairs in early January for event sponsorship of the car show segment but no word yet. Need more "Car Crazy"s... been a satisfied Meguairs user for more years than I want to admit.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:11 AM
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Count me in.... They can use my car as their pace car...
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:21 AM
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Good job Leesha!

I bathe my 8 with Meguair's Gold wash, Mother's Claybar to get her slick and smooth, then go over with Meguair's Gold class paste wax for good protection, then apply a quick wipe of NXT. Works wonders on VRs.
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Count me in.... They can use my car as their pace car...
Fact is that VR 8s make excellent pace cars (Mazda Raceway - Laguna Seca pace car in background) :
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:58 PM
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Are those decals on the car or paint? When removed do they damage the paint????
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Originally Posted by Wind Dance View Post
Good job Leesha!

I bathe my 8 with Meguair's Gold wash, Mother's Claybar to get her slick and smooth, then go over with Meguair's Gold class paste wax for good protection, then apply a quick wipe of NXT. Works wonders on VRs.
I'm going to have to try this technique...car is garaged so it shouldn't be that bad...
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Fact is that VR 8s make excellent pace cars (Mazda Raceway - Laguna Seca pace car in background) :
They're a combo of adhesive vinyl and vinyl on magnetic stock. If you're careful and dont leave them on too long there is no noticable effect on the paint. I apply fresh wax before a major sponsorship/graphic change (1 to 4 times / year).

Here's what the car looks like w/o graphics and with (just a Starlight Silver with big sticky tires) :

http://www.4d-sport.com/07decrx8graphics.html

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They're a combo of adhesive vinyl and vinyl on magnetic stock. If you're careful and dont leave them on too long there is no noticable effect on the paint. I apply fresh wax before a major sponsorship/graphic change (1 to 4 times / year).

Here's what the car looks like w/o graphics and with (just a Starlight Silver with big sticky tires) :

http://www.4d-sport.com/07decrx8graphics.html

Cheers,
http://www.4d-sport.com/07decrx8graphics.html

I love this pic...damn they are all cool...I like the graphics better than plain...

I like the three rotor design at the back...Hey do you make these??? Or decals in general...

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http://www.4d-sport.com/07decrx8graphics.html

I love this pic...damn they are all cool...I like the graphics better than plain...

I like the three rotor design at the back...Hey do you make these??? Or decals in general...
Thanks!

I got the rotor decals are Mazda part numbers:

0000-10-RTY5-RD
0000-10-RTY5-WH

As a Mazda racer I qualify toget them from http://www.mazdamotorsports.com/ but your local dealer's parts counter may be able to get them for you.

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http://www.4d-sport.com/07decrx8graphics.html

I love this pic...damn they are all cool...I like the graphics better than plain...

I like the three rotor design at the back...Hey do you make these??? Or decals in general...

Hey Leesha -- New graphics here: http://www.sjfos.com/directions.html (bottom of page).
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