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My C7 was delivered to me from Ohio on 11/19/13. Decided that I should give it a nice wash to get to know my car a little bit better. I saw a post by Glen E regarding simple detailing/polishing of his C7. Sent him a couple messages and Glen was kind enough to answer a bunch of my questions and give me much needed guidance on washing/polishing/sealing of my new ride (I don't remember the last time I ever did anything more than a simple wash and dry of any of my vehicles as I am really lazy).

I went online and placed an order for some Blackfire Total Polish and Seal, and some Blackfire Crystal Seal. Went to my local grocery store and bought some Dawn dishwashing detergent. Borrowed an orbital buffer from a friend of mine. Yesterday, feeling confident after picking Glen's brain about the steps and getting valuable pointers, went ahead and gave my car a nice wash with Dawn, polished it with the orbital buffer with Total Polish and Seal and applied two coats of Crystal Seal.

Went to bed after applying the second coat of Crystal Seal. This morning, I pulled the car out of the garage and was really amazed at how much POP the car has. The shine brought a smile to my face!

Best of all, the whole process took me about 3 easy hours! The wash took about 1.5 hours, the polish another 1 hour, and the two coats of seal probably took all of 30 mins! and I wouldn't have to apply the sealant for another three months. I wouldn't have to apply the polish for another 9!

Glen's process is so easy and the results were really great.

Took a couple of quick photos before I head into work today...



 

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Absolutely GORGEOUS! Great job! I just ordered my Cyber Grey and after looking at your pics here, I can't think of a color I would like better. ;-)
 

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She looks wonderful you did a great job. We are fortunate to have Glen E and so many others with so much knowledge who are willing to share.
 

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Nice job ray, it was a pleasure taking your calls.....you nailed the procedure perfectly. Follow now with simple washes using a good car wash shampoo, or learn the rinseless procedure and it'll continue to shine for you. Look close if you continue to think waxes/sealants are the end all cure all, this is "wipe on and walk away" - no buffing...and best of all, never any going over the car again when you finish to get the white haze out of the cracks and logos....the latest technology in detailing...

Now you're ready for the REALLY EZ way to wash and maintain it...we did this for a friend in a parking lot with no hose, as a matter of fact, my Vette has never seen a hose...

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?t=80945
 

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Well done Ray! Looks sharp. :cool:
 

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Man that car looks awesome! What did you use on the tires and will it throw back onto the side of the car when you are driving?
 

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... Look close if you continue to think waxes/sealants are the end all cure all, this is "wipe on and walk away" - no buffing...and best of all, never any going over the car again when you finish to get the white haze out of the cracks and logos....the latest technology in detailing...
Ray the car looks great, but I am a little confused.(not unusual) You used a buffer, yet Glen mentions in his reply "no buffing". So I guess my question is; Does buffing improve the quality of the finished job?
 

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bad term...I wish it was never called a buffer...he said he used a random orbital to polish the surface with the polish.....the last step product - has no buffing and is hand applied like windex...
 

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I moved this thread to the wrong forum and need to move it again...Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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Nice! I just ordered Blackfire Total Polish and Seal and Blackfire Crystal Seal to try it out got a great deal as well.
great!

ask ray...trust me when I say to call me before you dive in, I'll save you an hour or more with a few more tips...my email is [email protected]
 

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great!

ask ray...trust me when I say to call me before you dive in, I'll save you an hour or more with a few more tips...my email is [email protected]
Thanks that would be great glen e, I'm going to try it out on my black caddy. Not sure when with the cold weather hitting us now.
 

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Thanks that would be great glen e, I'm going to try it out on my black caddy. Not sure when with the cold weather hitting us now.
ahh...black.....yeah call me when you're ready - you really need to find an orbital and med pad if you wanna make black look good.....blackfire will NOT make miracles happen...
 

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P.S. I hate black cars
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the Polish is very light- like a Meg 205 which you probably know...almost a paint cleaner.... I recc for new cars that are not swirled...so that's my worry...Blackfire makes stronger stuff for swirls and correction....I'd try Menzerna FG400 for a great swirl remover and then the CS...Once you get it right, the CS is as easy as wash and wipe on...
 

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Cool thanks! You know black is tough shows everything and 2 minutes after you're done it's dirty from the air dust.
You betcha! The Polymers like CS work well on black, better than waxes, but the best way if or black is the perm coatings like you read about here - Cquartz, Opti Coat, etc....
 

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I was told that using dishwasher soap will remove your wax. Any truth to this?
Dawn allegedly will remove wax from your car body.
 
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