: What to do, and when to do it!
03-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Hey guys and girls I have a question regarding what to do, and when to do it as far as cleaning and detailing, when I pick up my Challenger. I will be picking it up in Omaha Neb and either driving to Arkansas or wyoming, The first night I get to either place, or if I stop somewhere, I am going to want to clean off the bug guts. What products should I find at like an autozone or something to do this? I dont really want to cheap out, so if the best costs more, put it out there, but remember, it has to be locally available, as I wont be able to ship it to myself. Once I get to Wyoming, I will have a couple of days to really clean this bad boy up. I have already ordered the grit guard and what not for a two bucket wash. I will then need to go to Arizona for my final and last stop. So, should I clay bar in Wyoming, or wait to get to AZ? I hope this is clear enough. Let me know if you have any other ideas suggestions!
03-26-2012, 09:32 AM
Also, should I find a pressure wash to clean the front off, before really getting after the bug guts with a detailer?
03-26-2012, 10:02 AM
if you are going to be driving at dusk or dawn (bug central) I would use a good quality paste wax backed up with maguiers
Meguiars Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover dissolves bug remains, tar, sap, and more! Remove sticky contaminants easily with Meguiars Gold Class Bug & Tar (http://www.autogeek.net/megoclbugtar1.html)
and I know vinyl bras are butt ugly but they are worth their weight in GOLD for long journeys - put it on when you leave/drivein peace/take off on arrival
03-26-2012, 10:26 AM
Ok, cool, thanks on the Macguiers recommendation. I was planning on using their claybar product. As far as the bra, I will be getting a clear bra intalled in AZ, so I think I will pass on that, but it was a consideration for sure. Thanks for the advice!
Ok, cool, thanks on the Macguiers recommendation. I was planning on using their claybar product. As far as the bra, I will be getting a clear bra intalled in AZ, so I think I will pass on that, but it was a consideration for sure. Thanks for the advice! I can understand passing on the vinyl bra considering you will be having a a semi-perm film installed, but you might also consider a temporary wrap like one of these:
Specialized clear car bras and paint protection film for speedways, auto cross, road trips...TRACWRAP protective film (http://www.tracwrap.com/)
Metal Film Protection | Surface Armor (http://www.surfacearmor.com/Application-Automotive.asp)
....or a spray-on solution like this:
Dupli-Color :: Shield (http://www.duplicolor.com/duplicolor-weblogic/products/shield/)
The nice thing about the above products is that there will be less chance for marring once you wash. Something else to consider is picking up a rinseless product like ONR – Optimum No Rinse before you go. All you need to take with you is a 5 gallon bucket, a few ounces of product and a couple dozen, good quality MF towels. You’ll just need a water source to add about 4 gallons to mix with the ONR (1/2 ounce to every gallon of water). You could take the car to a self wash facility to knock off the heavy stuff and then finish up with the ONR wash. ….just throwing out some ideas.
03-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Great, Illl look into your links and what not, Thanks Kean!