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    New car incoming - my plans
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    Hey guys, relatively new to car detailing here – just wanted to post my detailing intentions for when my new car arrives (Skoda Octavia Wagon in Race Blue). Will also apply these to my bike (Triumph Street Triple R in White) and probably use my Getz to practice on! The car will be garaged when at home but will spend its time at work outside in a fairly windy and dusty area.
    Basically my plan was:
    1. 2BM Wash using Paint Pampering Body Shampoo from Final Inspection
    2. Decon - I have a very old clay bar here, so I have to either get a new clay bar or was thinking about grabbing one of the ZAS Surface Prep Towels and using it with Mint Clay Lube? NB: will break in on windows first. Any feedback on these clay towels?
    3. Polish - I have Autoglym Super Resin Polish here, guessing this will be fine for a new car? I have some green and black pads for my DAS-6 here too (4” and 6”). I’m guessing I shouldn’t need anything more abrasive for a new car.
    4. Clean with diluted Mint APC
    5. Apply Gyeon Q2 Prep
    6. Apply Gyeon Q2 Cancoat
    I have Geon Q2 View for windows, and for interior I was thinking diluted APC for cleaning and then 303 Aerospace. I was going to do the seats with Gyeon Fabric Coat too.

    I grabbed the $100 microfibre pack from carcareproducts (and I have a bunch of MF from Final Inspection purchased years ago). I'm looking at Wheel Woolies from ZAS website too.


    A little off-topic but I have also been looking at tinting: specifically the UltraGard Fusion Nano-Ceramic vs the more expensive 3M Crystalline. Just waiting on a few more quotes but looks like the 3M is almost double the UltraGard Fusion. Does anyone have any experience with these tints?


    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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    Whilst i'm not a professional detailer, the view i've long had is "don't do something that isn't needed to be done" - Does the car need to be polished?

    Secondly, autoglym SRP is a polymer-based light polish with lots of oils/fillers in it, all of which will be stripped off when using Q2 Prep. Given that you're planning on using Cancoat(which is Silicon Dioxide-based), all polymer-based waxes/sealants/oils/etc must be cleaned off so using Prep is essential. Using SRP just as a very light polish should be perfectly fine, just don't skip the Prep stage

    Also bear in mind that some of the Gyeon products don't always play nicely with polymer-based systems(dodo juice, Ammo, Meguiars, Autoglym etc), and if you're using Cancoat you'll want to use the Q2 Bathe+ wash to help extend the life of the Cancoat. Also, you probably won't want to use Bathe+ on cars that use polymer-based products(tho using Bathe, not Bathe+, would be fine. Conversly, using Bathe on a car that has Cancoat wouldn't be beneficial to the Cancoat).

    Sorry if i'm preaching to the converted, I've been researching the Gyeon range for a few weeks now as i'm about to go the Cancoat or MOHS route myself once i've polished my car
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    Quote Originally Posted by aetb View Post
    Whilst i'm not a professional detailer, the view i've long had is "don't do something that isn't needed to be done" - Does the car need to be polished?
    That's a very good question - something I'll need to check out and make a decision on when I get the car

    Quote Originally Posted by aetb View Post
    Secondly, autoglym SRP is a polymer-based light polish with lots of oils/fillers in it, all of which will be stripped off when using Q2 Prep. Given that you're planning on using Cancoat(which is Silicon Dioxide-based), all polymer-based waxes/sealants/oils/etc must be cleaned off so using Prep is essential. Using SRP just as a very light polish should be perfectly fine, just don't skip the Prep stage

    Also bear in mind that some of the Gyeon products don't always play nicely with polymer-based systems(dodo juice, Ammo, Meguiars, Autoglym etc), and if you're using Cancoat you'll want to use the Q2 Bathe+ wash to help extend the life of the Cancoat. Also, you probably won't want to use Bathe+ on cars that use polymer-based products(tho using Bathe, not Bathe+, would be fine. Conversly, using Bathe on a car that has Cancoat wouldn't be beneficial to the Cancoat).

    Sorry if i'm preaching to the converted, I've been researching the Gyeon range for a few weeks now as i'm about to go the Cancoat or MOHS route myself once i've polished my car
    Thanks for the rest of the information - makes sense.
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    For the interior, always always always try and use as little chemical cleaner as possible. For a new car like yours this will mean a microfibre dampened with warm water and followed by a dry microfibre.
    The 303 will then bond better with the vinyl and plastic in the absence of detergent residue.


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