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Since we all know what kind of waxes we all use,
what other cleaning products and applicators do you use:

1. Micro-fiber towels (15) and micro-fiber glove (1)
2. Cloth applicators
3. California Duster (large and small)
4. California Water Blade
5. Zymol leather conditioner
6. Meguairs vinyl protector/cleaner
7. Stoner Invisible glass
8. Eagle One tire shine (thanks dmtalon)
9. Zanio
-Z7(wash), Z2 or Z5 (polish), Z6 (gloss enhancer), tire conditioner
10. lots of q-tips 8)
11. Air duster
12. Rainex
13. Bucket just for washing
14. Fine brush

I think that covers it all :D
 

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Nice aresonal SweetFX! Here's what I found in my garage:

1. Lexol Leather Cleaner
2. Lexol Leather Conditioner
3. Micro-fiber towels (love these things)
4. 100% cottom towels
5. Rainex
6. California duster (a necessity for a black car)
7. Turtlewax Wet 'n Black (for tires and trim)
8. Castrol Super Clean All Wheel Cleaner (use it on my BMW only)
9. 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (supposed to be good on chrome, but I've not used it since the chromies clean up easily with just soap and water).
10. Detailing brush
11. ArmorAll (only as a last resort)
12. 1200 cfm dust collector :D
 

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I haven't seen anyone mention Vinylex yet. It's far superior to Armor-All for vinyl dashes, although it may leave too high a gloss for some tastes.

I used to use it in my BMW to great effect. It kept the interior looking so new that prospective buyers of the car would remark upon the pristine condition and run their hands over the dash admiringly.

Haven't tried it in the FX yet. Does anyone have any opinion on Vinylex for FX vinyl?


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Devon said:
I haven't seen anyone mention Vinylex yet. It's far superior to Armor-All for vinyl dashes, although it may leave too high a gloss for some tastes.

I used to use it in my BMW to great effect. It kept the interior looking so new that prospective buyers of the car would remark upon the pristine condition and run their hands over the dash admiringly.

Haven't tried it in the FX yet. Does anyone have any opinion on Vinylex for FX vinyl?


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i too vote for vinylex on the interior..... vinylex (makers of lexol) is far superior for the interior, IMO..... ikt doesnt leave an oily film, or attrract dust either.... it (somehow) richens up the elephant hide-like surfaces nicely on the fx.....

its just somewhat hard to find, but if/when you do, grab X2 and you'll be set for a year or more........

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Okay here goes:

100% cotton towels (3)
water blade
lexol
vinylx
zymol
simple green (scuff marks)
electronic wipes (lcd screen)
windex glass cleaner
tire brush
clay bars
air compressor (blowing out inside of car and exterior mirrors)
california duster
detailing brush with rubber tipped end (getting wax out of seams)
 

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Oh, what the heck. In no particular order:

1. McGuires Scratch-X
2. Kit Scratch Out
3. Zaino Car Wah
4. Mr. Clean AutoDry (filtered rinse only)
5. Zaino Z5, Z2, ZFX, Z6, cotton applicators
6. Zaino Leather in a Bottle
7. 303 Aerospace protectant- interior, lower trim, under hood
8. Mother's clay bar
9. Texbrite powerbuff 6000
10. McGuires Endurance tire shine gel
11. High grade microfiber towels (x5)- paint
12. low grade "" (x10)- wheels, interior
13. waffle weave "" (1 med, 1 lg)- drying
14. California Water Blade
15. Leaf blower (this really works and the less you touch the piant, the better)
16. 100% cotton white bath towels (x2)- polish removal
17. sheepskin wash mit
18. tire brush
19. detail dusting brush
20. sponge for wheels and lower trim (I the sheep mit for paint and glass only)
21. Bug sponge- for the stubborn stuff on the windshield
22. Paint touch-up kit (Glass fiber brush, paint, applicators, wet-sand paper, clear coat)
23. The Absorber- soak up that pesky water from cracks around mirrors, bumper deflectors, etc.
24. 7-spray pattern nozzle for washing/rinsing
25. Touch of Class Multi-dressing- use on tires when I'm lazy
26. WheelWax- don't use this so much any more since I got chrome, but it's good stuff
27. California Car duster
28-? I'm sure ther's a few things I'm forgetting, but nothing I use regularly.
 

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I use 303 aerospace protectant for alot of my interior stuff.
 

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its just somewhat hard to find, but if/when you do, grab X2 and you'll be set for a year or more........
I buy mine at the local BMW dealership parts department. Probably not the cheapest way to go, but if you can't find it anywhere else....


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mushutofu said:
I use 303 aerospace protectant for alot of my interior stuff.
Yeah, I really like it; it's not too shiny or greasy, just gives a nice subtle rich glow to surfaces. Lasts a long time, too.
 

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1. Zaino Kit
2. 2 Micro Fiber towel kits from Microfibertech.com (Awesome stuff)
http://www.microfibertech.com/superPack.html
3. Lexol Leather Cleaner & Conditioner
4. Vinylex
5. Mother's Back to Black
6. Shop Vac / Blower
7. California Water Blade
8. California Car duster (Large, Small and hand size for interior)
9. Rain X/Fog X
10. Eagle One tire shine
11. Sponge for wheels
12. Cheap microfiber towels for wheels
13. Eagle1 Tire Swipes
14. Large bucket
 

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MGFR,

Would you say the 303 aerospace protectant is less shiny than Vinylex? Also, where do you buy it?


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I haven't used vinylex, so I can't really compare, but the 303 has a fairly matte sheen to it. Best way I can describe it is that it doesn't look like there's an obvious coat of anything on the surface; it just makes the surface look rich and new in and of itself.

Here's info. on it: http://www.303products.com/main.php?infopage=protectant

I don't remember where I got mine, but it's pretty much impossible to find locally (here, anyway), so I ordered it over the internet. Just do a Google search to find the best price. I've had a 16oz bottle for nearly a year and probably haven't used a third of it yet. It does a really good job of lasting and repelling dust; I hardly ever have to dust my interior.
 

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California Duster

I've seen you guys mention the California duster.

Aren't your worried about it scratching the clear coat or causing swirls? What's so special about it?

Thx. 8)
 
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