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Detailing for dummies: I'm the dummy-Rinseless washes to fight off the oncoming drought, brown lawns be damned!

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Ready to race!
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
FYI, Adam's have a 25% sale on all the graphene products

Code: GRAPHENE

As far as I can tell, both this and Gloss-Coat should be as easy to apply. I would go for graphene if the car has a vibrant color, red, blue, green or any hue of those, including metallic. Silver, white, black Gloss-Coat.

And to throw a curve-ball... Kamikaze just released their ISM 3.0 in June, I really didn't like ISM 2.0 for beginners, as it was a PITA to apply, like Opti-Coat 2.0 and Opti-Coat Pro. ISM 1.0 was easy. ISM 1.0 over Miyabi is what they used in the Ferrari La Italia. A little more expensive, but as far as DIY coatings, Kamikaze is one of the best right now, especially their Zipang.

https://www.esotericcarcare.com/kamikaze-ism-coat-3-0/

Lastly, remember that the coating will protect whatever is under it, so any imperfection will be there permanently until the coating is polished off.

Nice. Grabbed the Ceramic Spray Advanced, the Graphene Shampoo to try, and their wheel cleaner.

BTW, use Coupon Code: AZ8291

for 25% off your entire order, not just graphene products.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
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Welp that happened today 😫
 

MSH

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Denver

Maiden69

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
2020 GTI
This is why I have never been a fan of glass bottles. Kamikaze uses glass as well, I remember Jim White had a special stainless steel sheet metal holder made for them. I used to buy a lot of small aluminum/plastic bottles to swap coatings into from usplastic.com

 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
So I legit am a detailing newb/dummy, but I just ordered some sonax ceramic spray and detail spray to test out....not sure how it stacks against Turtle wax ceramic spray or graphene sprays. could be apples/oranges
 
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messrock

Autocross Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
18 GTI DSG
So I legit am a detailing newb/dummy, but I just ordered some sonax ceramic spray and detail spray to test out....not sure how it stacks against Turtle wax ceramic spray or graphene sprays. could be apples/oranges
Sonax products are great, but their application can be unforgiving.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5

messrock

Autocross Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
18 GTI DSG
Hyper-sensitive to hot panels, applies fairly thick. Make sure you have adequate lighting so that you can see the excess.

My experience on body panels is with the Quick Shine Detailer. Get it right and it looks amazing. Miss the flash time and you see the extra for a long time unless you really hit it.

Be patient, work in 2x2 blocks, don’t hurry onto the next panel.

Their wheel and tire cleaner is top notch.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Hyper-sensitive to hot panels, applies fairly thick. Make sure you have adequate lighting so that you can see the excess.

My experience on body panels is with the Quick Shine Detailer. Get it right and it looks amazing. Miss the flash time and you see the extra for a long time unless you really hit it.

Be patient, work in 2x2 blocks, don’t hurry onto the next panel.

Their wheel and tire cleaner is top notch.
Car has been Clay bar’s and in my garage for two days so it’s not hot but I will make sure I have adequate lighting. Thanks for the heads up!
 
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