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By FlatSix
#40959
I have a more specific question, but since I didn't see a general "detailing" topic maybe this can serve the purpose.

Anyone used the "Graphene Nano" coatings? Thoughts?

I'm wondering if that makes more sense on a DD that gets exposed to a lot of weather than spending time and money applying carnauba. However they look a bit more tricky than wax.
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By fpena944
#41977
FlatSix wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:20 pm I have a more specific question, but since I didn't see a general "detailing" topic maybe this can serve the purpose.

Anyone used the "Graphene Nano" coatings? Thoughts?

I'm wondering if that makes more sense on a DD that gets exposed to a lot of weather than spending time and money applying carnauba. However they look a bit more tricky than wax.
My detailer used something advanced and required specialized skill to install. It was on my 996 and it looked terrific for quite some time.

It has since worn off but I do keep my car garaged almost all the time and will probably take it back to him when I'm ready for that kind of detail.

Are you looking to do it yourself or hire it out?
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By points
#41999
Just for the hell of it I bought some stuff called "Polish Angel"...I mean to tell you this stuff makes your car shine incredibly well. Had used Kenotec for years but cant find it anymore, so tried this and its better. pricey but worth it.
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By lupo.sk
#42017
Does it work with gas station car wash? :burnout:
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By FlatSix
#42070
lupo.sk wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:58 pm Does it work with gas station car wash? :burnout:
Sacrilege!

El Jefe, this is what I was thinking about trying. I like 303 products and though I'd give this a whirl on the Mrs. daily driver.
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By FlatSix
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points wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:52 pm Just for the hell of it I bought some stuff called "Polish Angel"...I mean to tell you this stuff makes your car shine incredibly well. Had used Kenotec for years but cant find it anymore, so tried this and its better. pricey but worth it.
I'm sorry, but when I read "Polish Angel" this is what sprang to mind.

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By fpena944
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FlatSix wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:14 pm
lupo.sk wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:58 pm Does it work with gas station car wash? :burnout:
Sacrilege!

El Jefe, this is what I was thinking about trying. I like 303 products and though I'd give this a whirl on the Mrs. daily driver.
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I can reach out to my detailer buddy and see if he has any experience with this. If it really is "spray and shine" then wow, how easy!
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By fpena944
#42480
FlatSix wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:14 pm
lupo.sk wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:58 pm Does it work with gas station car wash? :burnout:
Sacrilege!

El Jefe, this is what I was thinking about trying. I like 303 products and though I'd give this a whirl on the Mrs. daily driver.
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Got a response back from my detailer buddy. Here is what he said:

"Graphene is the newest buzzword, but the amount of graphene in these products is tiny. Not to say they are bad, but the longevity of any spray will not compare to a true ceramic or graphene coating. That being said, if you don’t mind constant re-application a handful of times a year, I’m sure this product will be fine. 303 has always made solid products."

Hope that helps!
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By FlatSix
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Thanks! Very helpful. I never expected that this was the equivalent of a pro-applied ceramic (which is beautiful and probably what you got). But maybe it's more durable than my expensive carnauba on the wife's beater Benz and not too hard to work with.

For ten bucks, I'll give it a try and report back.

For those of us who like to detail their own cars (Lupo you are excluded), please post tips/tricks/good products here.

I started detailing with my parents' cars at 15, had a decent little business with a high school buddy doing their friends' cars, and still like to do it.
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By lupo.sk
#42765
Snif, why am I excluded?
I really like when my car is detailed ... by someone else! :beerchug:
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By points
#42771
When I go carnauba I use Malms Extreme Wax...Polish Angel from time to time when I just wash. Griots foam cannon with their shampoo is very good.

Most important thing I do is use RO water on the wash and rinse...no water spots anywhere. I Use a leaf blower at the end to get water out of wheels and around windshield.

I pay my guy to do inside...Im too old and creaky to get into all those tight places.
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By FlatSix
#42816
lupo.sk wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:03 pm Snif, why am I excluded?
I really like when my car is detailed ... by someone else! :beerchug:
You answered your own question!

Do you have someone else clean your weapons? :nono:
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By ny991
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points wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:35 pm When I go carnauba I use Malms Extreme Wax...Polish Angel from time to time when I just wash. Griots foam cannon with their shampoo is very good.

Most important thing I do is use RO water on the wash and rinse...no water spots anywhere. I Use a leaf blower at the end to get water out of wheels and around windshield.

I pay my guy to do inside...Im too old and creaky to get into all those tight places.
I’ve been using the Griots Carnuba. However, I have experienced that using the buffer to polish the wax makes it last a lot longer. I don’t worry too much about the water quality because I dry it as soon as I’m done washing.

I usually do two coats of carnuba, waiting 12 hours between coats as they suggest.

Man, this is sounding like a 992 forum and I’m guilty too! Lol!

I plead guilty to being a little anal! :byewave:
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By FlatSix
#44462
No, if it were a 992 forum we'd be talking about how our detailer Raoul, who is exceptional, had been recommended by several of the proprietary members at the club. This is a you-own-it, DIY issue.
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By lupo.sk
#44489
FlatSix wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:02 pm You answered your own question!

Do you have someone else clean your weapons? :nono:
If I trusted anyone with them, sure :)
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By FlatSix
#44523
lupo.sk wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:03 am
FlatSix wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:02 pm You answered your own question!

Do you have someone else clean your weapons? :nono:
If I trusted anyone with them, sure :)
That's how I feel about most of my cars. :beerchug:
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