Coot Detailer

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Consumables

Spray Foam Soap

  • Chemical Guys CWS101 Maxi-Suds II Super Suds Car Wash Soap and Shampoo, Cherry Scent

Bucket Soap

  • Optimum (NR2010G) No Rinse Wash & Shine. Also for lube and detail

Medium Heavy Polish

  • Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound

Medium Heavy Polish Pad

  • Hex Logic orange pad

Medium Light Polish

  • Meguiar's M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish

Medium Light Polish Pad

  • Hex Logic white pad

Detailer Spray

  • Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer
  • Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner & Polish

Sealant or Buffing Wax

  • Hi-Temp HT-421 Midnight Express liquid polymer/carnauba

Sealant Buffing Wax Pad

  • Hex Logic black pads

Spray on / Wipe off Wax

  • Meguiar's D15601 Synthetic X-Press Spray Wax

Detail Spray

Clay Bar

Griot’s Garage 11153 Paint Cleaning Clay 8 FL.OZ $20/8oz at Amazon Prime

Simoniz S57 Perfect Finish Detailing Clay Bar $8.66/3.5oz at Amazon Prime

Meguiar’s C-2000 Professional Detailing Clay, Mild $23.52 for 200g 7oz

Clay Magic Blue, Fine Grade (200 g) $29 for 200g at Amazon

Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay $20/4oz at autogeek.net

Pinnacle’s Ultra Poly Clay is the single finest clay composition available today. Ultra Poly Clay is substantially finer than our original Poly Clay, while maintaining all of its advantages. With this ultra fine clay, you can maintain a totally clean, sleek finish everyday. We’re calling it “enthusiast grade” for perfectionists who want that just-clayed finish all the time!

Clay Bar Lube

  • Optimum (NR2010G) No Rinse Wash & Shine

Consumables Considered

  • General spray cleaner
  • Foam Gun Detergent
  • Bucket Detergent
    • Optimum (NR2010G) No Rinse Wash & Shine
    • Garry Dean's The Perfect Soap
    • Wolfgang Uber Rinseless Wash
  • Buffing Wax
    • Collinite No. 845 - Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax
    • Hi-Temp HT-421 Midnight Express liquid polymer/carnauba
    • Chemical Guys WAC20116 Butter Wet Wax
    • Meguiar's G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax
    • Meguiar's M26 Mirror Glaze® Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
    • Duragloss PW 104
  • Paint Sealant
    • Meguiar's Mirror Glaze M21 Sealant
    • Optimum Opti-Seal
    • Blackfire Crystal Seal BF-950-8
    • Menzerna Jescar Power Lock Polymer Paint Sealant jescar product page
    • Chemical Guys JetSeal
    • CarPro Sealant
    • Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant
    • Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze
  • Quick Wax
    • Meguiar's D15601 Synthetic X-Press Spray Wax
    • Optimum (SW2008G) Car Wax spray
    • Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax
    • Duragloss 951 aquawax
  • Detailer
    • Optimum (NR2010G) No Rinse Wash & Shine
    • Optimum (ID2008Q) Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer
    • Meguiar's G14422 Ultimate Quik Detailer
    • Meguiar's D10101 Detailer All Purpose Cleaner
    • Meguiar's D15501 Last Touch Spray Detailer - 1 Gallon - $24.49 at Amazon
  • Polishing Compounds
    • medium-heavy
      • Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound
    • medium-light
      • Meguiar's M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish
  • Polishing Pads and Compounds
    • 6 inch pads
      • Hex Logic pads orange with M 105
      • Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound with orange pad
      • Hex Logic pads white with M 205
      • Meguiar's M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish with white pad
      • Buffing wax or sealant
      • Hex Logic black pads with liquid polymer/carnauba
    • 3 inch pads
      • Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound with orange pad
      • Meguiar's M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish with white pad
      • Buffing wax or sealant
  • clay bar
  • Wheel Cleaner
    • Meguiars D140 Wheel Brightener

Hex-logic Pad colors pdf

Tools Used

  • [O] Pressure Joe 2030-PSI Electric Pressure Washer
  • [O] Electric Blower/Sweeper
  • [O] PORTER-CABLE 7424XP

Tools Considered

  • steam cleaner
  • Porter Cable 7424XP
  • BONAIRE Ultimate Water Blaster
  • Gilmour 75QGFMR Foamaster Adjustable Multi Ratio Cleaning Gun
  • Pressure Joe 2030-PSI 1.76-GPM 14.5 Amp Electric Pressure Washer
  • MTM Hydro Professional Foam Lance Adjustable with 32 oz. Bottle
  • Pressure Washer Jet Wash 1/4" Quick Release Adjustable Snow Foam Lance Less expensive foam lance
  • Electric $30 leaf blower
  • Lake LC-43-073DA Dual Action 3 Inch Flexible Backing Plate
  • Lake LC-43-148DA Dual Action 6 inch Flexible Backing Plate

Lake LC-43-073DA Dual Action 3” Backing Plate

$10 at autogeek.net

The 3 Inch DA Backing Plate is designed to offer perfect balance and support for 3 inch foam pads. The actual diameter is 2 7/8 inches, so the plate is recessed back from the edge of the pad slightly for safety.

Lake Country 3 inch Flat Foam Pads autogeek.net Product Page

Yellow LC-75-530SB-2

Use this pad to apply compounds or polishes to remove severe oxidation, swirls, and scratches. It is the most aggressive and should only be used on oxidized and heavily swirled finishes. Always follow this pad with a white or gray pad and a fine polish to refine the paint until it is smooth.

Orange LC-75-230SB-2

Firm, high density foam for scratch and defect removal. Use this pad with polishes and swirl removers. It’s an all around pad that will work on most light to moderate imperfections.

Pink LC-75-030SB-2

This foam is of medium density with the ability to level very fine scratches and very light oxidation. Use light swirl removers with this pad.

White LC-75-630SB-2

Less dense foam formula for the application of cleaner waxes, one step polishes, or “all in one” type products. This pad has very light cutting power, so it’s perfect for pre-wax cleaners.

Black LC-75-730SB-2

Composition is firm enough to withstand added pressure during final finishing to remove buffer swirls. It has no cut and will apply thin, even coats of waxes, sealants, and glazes.

Blue LC-75-930SB-2

Flat pad has soft composition for applying glaze, finishing polish, sealants, and liquid waxes. Flat pad provides full contact with paint surface to minimize the pressure applied by the user.

Red LC-75-130SB-2

This soft, imported foam is ideal for applying the final coat of wax or sealant. The foam works especially well when applying liquid waxes or sealants because it is firm enough to keep the majority of the product on the paint, rather than soaking it up. The red foam has no cut or cleaning ability.

Lake LC-43-148DA Dual Action 6” Backing Plate

$16 at autogeek.net

The 6 inch plate is ideal for the 6.5 inch and 7.5 inch Lake Country pads. This plate is the intended size for the Porter Cable 7424 Dual Action Polisher. The 6 inch plate allows you to use a larger pad to cover more area without sacrificing stability.

6.5” Hex-logic page - see bottom

Lake Country 3 inch buffing pads

Nice product page at autogeek.net

HiTemp

Polishes, Waxes and Sealants page

Hi-Temp Products at topoftheline.com

HT-62 Terminator Polymer Sealant at topoftheline.com

Lake Country CCS Pads color coding at pinnaclewax.com

Lake Country Foam Pads

Lake Country Foam Pads Product Page

Spot buff pads in 3 and 3 1/2

Waffle Pro 4” and up

cool wave ccs 4” and up

backing plate specs

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine

  • washing - 1 oz to 2 gal. (256oz)
  • clay bar lube - 2 oz to 1 gal. (128oz)
  • detailer spray - 8 oz to 1 gal. (128oz)

Sealants

Optimum Opti-Seal

autogeekonline.net/forum thread Review of Optimum Opti-seal by dublifecrisis

BlackFire Crystal Seal

autogeekonline.net/forum post by pdqgp

Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection

BlackFire Crystal Seal is a great WOWA sealant and is very easy to apply.

Product Review: BLACKFIRE Crystal Seal

^^ This. I use it frequently. Works great. If you’re an Optimum fan their product works the same. I have both and notice little to no difference.

The best tip is to use a virgin foam pad when applying it. Keep that pad in a clean container after so that reuse is a snap too. I’ve tried to wash and reuse such pads in the past but with no success. Virgin seems to be the way to go in order for it to flash clear or you’ll be left going over it to remove streaks.

Annual Wax Stripping Cleaner

autogeek.net Car Wax Removers

Prepping vehicle for application of a wax or sealant:

Don’t use dish soap to strip your wax! If you’re looking for a product to prep the paint and get it ready for a new coat of wax or sealant, you have a couple of options: non-abrasive polish or spray on wax remover. Leave the dish soap for the dishes and use one of the dozens of products available that will safely remove old waxes and sealants.

  • Griot’s Garage Paint Prep amazon
  • CarPro Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser
  • Detailer’s Cleanse-All Exterior Cleaner

What’s the difference between non-abrasive polishes and spray on wax removers? A non-abrasive polish will remove previously applied waxes and sealants while also deep cleaning your paint, ridding it of below surface contaminants. A non-abrasive polish is designed to be applied by hand or machine. It is the preferred method for removing old waxes and sealants. A spray on wax remover will chemically strip the paint of all previously applied waxes and sealants. These are generally spray on, wipe off products. They will not remove below surface contaminants. If you’re the type of person that finds yourself applying a different wax every chance you get, a spray on wax remover is for you.