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How do you wash your Stinger?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Detailing Discussion' started by OhMyGT, Dec 30, 2017.

How do you wash your Stinger?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2018.
  1. Self Wash

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  2. Hand Wash

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  3. Touchless Wash

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  4. Tunnel Wash

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  1. MelbourneStinger

    MelbourneStinger United States Active Member

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    Did you apply paint protection film to the full body ?
     
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  2. Johnnyfive

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    Yeah, he said this specifically regarding the film. The ceramic is pretty rugged.
     
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  3. Johnnyfive

    Johnnyfive United States Active Member

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    No. Film is on the full hood, full front fenders, full bumper, A pillar, B pillar. He couldn't get the mirrors to look good with the film due to the chrome, so he did a double coat of the ceramic.
     
  4. MelbourneStinger

    MelbourneStinger United States Active Member

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    Ok , can the film on the front end, prevent all stone chips to the front bumper?
     
  5. Johnnyfive

    Johnnyfive United States Active Member

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    I don't think any film can claim protection from anything, but it going to be better than just about anything else you can do. The ceramic is meant to protect from scratches, paint transfer, swirls, and mineral deposits. The film will do a good job against most rock strikes we normally have, but if it is big enough it will do damage. I think the only thing that would fully protect would be one of the old school car bras, as those are pretty thick.
     
  6. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Heres where I go to get my car washed !

     
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  7. Tazztattoo

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    The best and cheapest option for washing at home is a simple two bucket system with a grit guard as this is where almost all people go wrong with washing themselves having no idea that only using one bucket along with sponges and chamois is what is scratching their cars paint.

    https://www.carcareproducts.com.au/...ets_and_lids_grit_guard_and_washboard_inserts

    One "wash" bucket for your shampoo (must be a PH neutral product) and a separate "rinse" bucket with a grit guard and washboard.

    Using a microfibre wash mit only to wash the car, before dunking it in the "wash" bucket first scrub it out in the water only "rinse" bucket with the grit guard/washboard to remove and dirt from the mit so you only ever contact the car with a clean mit ensuring you dont create fine swirl scratches from a dirty mit. Also use separate mits for paint first and wheels last and regularly put the mits in the washing machine using a microfibre washing liquid.

    Also avoid drying with a chamois as they, like sponges hold and rub dirt into the paint so a large microfibre drying towel is the way to go and take the gun off the end of your hose and let the water run freely when rinsing down the car avoiding high pressure contact or use it in showerhead mode.

    So yes contactless washing is great but not a realistic option for many so if you need to contact the car just make sure its ALWAYS with a CLEAN microfibe product and nothing else.

    And a great two stage ceramic coating does make cleaning easier and can last beyond 5 years with simple maintenance. I used the latest product from Gyeon out of Korea:

    https://www.facebook.com/gyeonquartzofficial/posts/2044363269127134

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  8. voon

    voon Switzerland Stinger Enthusiast

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    Like I wash all my cars: Only by the saliva of tibetan monk kids I drag along the car and then washed down with mordning dew gathered at midnight in the middle of a volcano on Fiji. Afterards I dry it by waving the hair of virgin swedish teens at it.

    But in reality, I have about 60 billion car care products at home, a dual bucket caddy with gritguards, a million MF towels of all sorts, fingered wash mitts I can use to easily grab around rims and so on ... and it'll be coated with an experiment, a chinese ceramic coating that has worked as a test on my appartments mirrors in the bathroom.
     
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  9. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Totally agree , and my trick for drying is :

    Seriously this will blow all the water beads off and then I just finish it with Quick Detailer !:thumbup:
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  10. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

    I hope you get the double wash option and then get it blow dried!
     
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  11. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    ohh beeehave Baaby , behaaave !!:laugh::laugh:
     
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  12. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

    It’s on the bucket list.....:p
     
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  13. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    really works great !!
     
  14. voon

    voon Switzerland Stinger Enthusiast

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    Airblower? So you're sandblasting your paint with all the dirt int he blower? :p
     
  15. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

    Yes of course, it sand blasts the paint clean :p
     
  16. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Friggin rookies !:cautious:
     
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  17. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Yup , I feed it sand ..........................
     
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  18. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

    And I wipe it dry with 800 grit sand paper o_O brings up a nice shine. Doh!
     
  19. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

    If that won’t dry it I get little angels to flap their wings gently over the car to dry it. But only as a last resort :laugh:

    Ok I will stop here......lol
     
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  20. Tazztattoo

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