F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detailing, Repairs > Any car cleaning product tips also where to get the stuff from?
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-30-2019, 08:38 PM   #23
John in VA
Major
373
Rep
1,042
Posts

Drives: 2015 228i M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Leesburg, VA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sspade View Post
This is possible, for sure.

I have not tried a foam applicator with Power Lock yet... only microfiber. Do you find that the foam soaks up too much product, causing you to potentially waste product? Not sure if you know what I mean... since the foam is much more porous than a microfiber pad.
Thinner foam, like these 3-finger mitts from Griot's, does a nice job applying a thin, even layer.
https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...etail+mitts.do


These also work well:
https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...Ascend&from=fn


https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...Ascend&from=fn
__________________
____________________________________________
2015 BMW 228i in EstorilBlau II Metallic / Terra Dakota Leather - 6-speed manual, M Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Lighting Package, Premium Package, Harman Kardon premium sound, Anti-theft alarm system
Appreciate 1
sspade1290.00

      05-05-2019, 07:02 AM   #24
Solidjake
Shifting
Solidjake's Avatar
Poland
362
Rep
869
Posts

Drives: '13 328i Msport 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC/Philly

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sspade View Post
This is possible, for sure.

I have not tried a foam applicator with Power Lock yet... only microfiber. Do you find that the foam soaks up too much product, causing you to potentially waste product? Not sure if you know what I mean... since the foam is much more porous than a microfiber pad.
See my post above, #17. That applicator is great.
__________________

Apex SM-10 & PSS (Summer) | 400m & X-ice Xi3 (Winter) | Injen Intake & Exhaust | Stoptech Steel Lines | Brembo front | Hawk HPS 5.0 | RBF600 | Bootmod3 Stg 1 93 | ER Charge Pipe | ER TIC Pipe | Wagner Evo Comp 2
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2019, 03:53 PM   #25
Wolfus Aurelius
Second Lieutenant
Wolfus Aurelius's Avatar
83
Rep
279
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW 328i (gold/cream)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Da Swamp

iTrader: (0)

Anybody tried the Meguiar's hybrid ceramic wax yet? I've seen it at WM, about $17 a bottle. Does it work like a wax-as-you-dry product, or is there special prep involved?
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2019, 07:56 PM   #26
John in VA
Major
373
Rep
1,042
Posts

Drives: 2015 228i M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Leesburg, VA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfus Aurelius View Post
Does it work like a wax-as-you-dry product...?
That's what they say.
https://www.meguiars.com/automotive/...-g190526-26-oz
__________________
____________________________________________
2015 BMW 228i in EstorilBlau II Metallic / Terra Dakota Leather - 6-speed manual, M Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Lighting Package, Premium Package, Harman Kardon premium sound, Anti-theft alarm system
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2019, 09:21 PM   #27
CajunBMW
Private
United_States
27
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i, Chrysler Van
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Shreveport, LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfus Aurelius View Post
Anybody tried the Meguiar's hybrid ceramic wax yet? I've seen it at WM, about $17 a bottle. Does it work like a wax-as-you-dry product, or is there special prep involved?
What I wonder is - does it actually last for a few weeks to months? I have seen it advertised in a few car magazines. I was thinking of trying it out. It certainly seems easy to use.
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2019, 10:57 PM   #28
chhappy7
First Lieutenant
chhappy7's Avatar
89
Rep
378
Posts

Drives: 2015 328i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfus Aurelius View Post
Anybody tried the Meguiar's hybrid ceramic wax yet? I've seen it at WM, about $17 a bottle. Does it work like a wax-as-you-dry product, or is there special prep involved?
Just used it yesterday.
I did water rinse off -> waterless wash -> iron X/sonax wheel cleaner plus -> wash off -> HCM apply as i dry -> second application of HCM with the water spray method -> dry/buff with waffle weave

I think my paint was in good enough condition to not need a claying.
TBH I'm not too anal about keeping my paint in tip top condition, since it already has chips and stuff here and there.

Now, it rained today (knew this would happen and that is why I wanted to do it yesterday) and damn. Water beading is crazy. The shine is not there like traditional actual ceramic coating, but water just beaded and rolled off like I have not seen before. By the time I got to my work, my car barely had any water left on it.
BUT I can't really speak for how long it lasts though.

Also, Walmart near me is ilke 13~14 bucks. Seems that way for all Walmart around me for 50 miles.

I pretty much killed the whole bottle with that two applications though. But I think it's safe to say that I'll be getting it and do like a monthly top up or something.
__________________
2015 328i - M3 style front bumper/fender/side skirt, M Sport rear bumper/diffuser, M Performance brakes in yellow, M Performance exhaust, ceramic iDrive control, LCI radio trim

Check out my YouTube channel
Appreciate 1
sspade1290.00

      05-16-2019, 09:07 PM   #29
CajunBMW
Private
United_States
27
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i, Chrysler Van
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Shreveport, LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chhappy7 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfus Aurelius View Post
Anybody tried the Meguiar's hybrid ceramic wax yet? I've seen it at WM, about $17 a bottle. Does it work like a wax-as-you-dry product, or is there special prep involved?
Just used it yesterday.
I did water rinse off -> waterless wash -> iron X/sonax wheel cleaner plus -> wash off -> HCM apply as i dry -> second application of HCM with the water spray method -> dry/buff with waffle weave

I think my paint was in good enough condition to not need a claying.
TBH I'm not too anal about keeping my paint in tip top condition, since it already has chips and stuff here and there.

Now, it rained today (knew this would happen and that is why I wanted to do it yesterday) and damn. Water beading is crazy. The shine is not there like traditional actual ceramic coating, but water just beaded and rolled off like I have not seen before. By the time I got to my work, my car barely had any water left on it.
BUT I can't really speak for how long it lasts though.

Also, Walmart near me is ilke 13~14 bucks. Seems that way for all Walmart around me for 50 miles.

I pretty much killed the whole bottle with that two applications though. But I think it's safe to say that I'll be getting it and do like a monthly top up or something.
Thanks for letting us know. I will give it a try too - seems worth it.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2019, 09:12 PM   #30
chhappy7
First Lieutenant
chhappy7's Avatar
89
Rep
378
Posts

Drives: 2015 328i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 328i  [0.00]
Here is a photo. It's been raining and by the time I finish getting to wherever, there is little to no water left on the hood. This photo is pre driving.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2015 328i - M3 style front bumper/fender/side skirt, M Sport rear bumper/diffuser, M Performance brakes in yellow, M Performance exhaust, ceramic iDrive control, LCI radio trim

Check out my YouTube channel
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST