It is currently Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:31 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:30 pm 
Offline
LOST Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:00 pm
Posts: 298
Location: Columbus, OH
Lol. I've owned black cars before and I know how easily you can see swirl marks if you don't wash it right. Anyone have any tips on how to wash it so that I don't get swirl marks, or what product to use to wash it with to keep the swirl marks away? The paint looks so good right now and I don't want to ruin it! At least till I get if off road anyways. :JEEPIN:

_________________
-OME HD/MD, Clevis (3x), 1/4" spacer, 2 extra rear iso's, JBA 5.5 A-arms
-90 Nissan 240 w/LS1 swap
USAF SFS CATM Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:06 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member

Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:35 pm
Posts: 4632
There's ton of auto care products out there. Sorta like an oil debate as to what works best, is the best, yada yada yada........
I find Meguiars product line to work well, available almost everywhere and not too bad on price. Specific for swirl removal......... http://www.meguiars.com/en/professional ... over-16oz/
Using their soap, proper washing pads/towels, clay bar, polish and wax all prevents swirls. Really though it's a Jeep and not some show piece for SEMA but I understand wanting to keep your paint looking great 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:43 am 
Offline
LOST Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:00 pm
Posts: 298
Location: Columbus, OH
Yeah, that's pretty much it. I know it's gonna get scuffed/scraped up off road, but I also do like the current paint condition lol.

I've heard that washing with a sheepskin mitt helps a lot with keeping swirl marks away. And rinsing a lot before washing, as well as the products you suggested.

_________________
-OME HD/MD, Clevis (3x), 1/4" spacer, 2 extra rear iso's, JBA 5.5 A-arms
-90 Nissan 240 w/LS1 swap
USAF SFS CATM Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:41 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:08 pm
Posts: 1091
Location: Michigan
My 08 KK 's white. Bought it used 09, came with swirl marks. Still have them!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:13 am 
Offline
LOST Newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:05 am
Posts: 28
Location: Australia
I use a microfibre noodle mitt and heaps of suds. Suds float the dirt so its not scratching your paint. Lots of rinsing too. My black paint still looks great.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:12 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member

Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:35 pm
Posts: 4632
TurboGoKart wrote:
Yeah, that's pretty much it. I know it's gonna get scuffed/scraped up off road, but I also do like the current paint condition lol.

I've heard that washing with a sheepskin mitt helps a lot with keeping swirl marks away. And rinsing a lot before washing, as well as the products you suggested.

Yep a mit works well but the key is clean water/soap bucket, don't dip the mit in bucket to get more soap, rinse it off first and always keep the mit clean before resoaping. Do not use it for anything else but the paint. Yes and also prespraying off the Jeep very well of any debris will keep it from scratching up the paint when washing. A very high quality shammy is also a must in any detail kit to keep from further scratching while drying. But again it a Jeep, I used to be ultra anal about the paint and having a perfect polish/shine to it. Now I just wash,clay bar and wax of course using decent products but man it's a Jeep :SOMBRERO:
:JEEPIN:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:45 pm 
Offline
LOST Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:10 am
Posts: 71
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Scott, ive got everything at the house- bring that thingover and we will make it work!

_________________
05 Silver Renegade
265/75/16 MTR's on Rubicons
F/R OME HD Kit, 3 clevis up front, 1 extra upper iso rear + JBA UCA's,
Hitch + Recovery Shackle
Boilers Gas Tank Skid
Clarion NZ409 In-dash Sat-Navigation


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:25 pm 
Offline
LOST Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:00 pm
Posts: 298
Location: Columbus, OH
Word! Thanks AJ! I'll hit you up this week. After today I only work Wed. and Thurs this week.

_________________
-OME HD/MD, Clevis (3x), 1/4" spacer, 2 extra rear iso's, JBA 5.5 A-arms
-90 Nissan 240 w/LS1 swap
USAF SFS CATM Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Scared to wash black KK
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:28 pm 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27767
Location: Central Ohio/ Tanzania
Mine has so many swirls, rock chips, nice scratches from trees, and other things that anymore I just drive it. Wash it once a week or more often but hey its a driver
:wink:

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 Goodyears/ 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!
Logo by pixeldecals.com