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Well. As expected it’s time for my trailblazers first wash. I wasn’t much of a car guy before I got my TB so I almost never washed my old car.

Ive heard not to send it to a car wash since there’s a chance it could get scratched up. Im all for washing it myself.

Any suggestions on what to get? Im thinking of getting this for the body:

Is armor all good? It’s all I usually see in regards to car detailing.

And then I’m not sure what to do for the tires. Maybe something like this?
Would love some help,
 

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I use a foam cannon, not necesarry, but when I dont feel like using that, I use a bucket, some decent wash liquid, usually some meguires, and I use a wash mitt. Interior i use i believe armor all protectant, and turtle wax tire shine. The two items you listed are fine.. I would order a drying towel and get some microfiber cloths if you are about to be regularly washing it.
 

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Chemical Guys, Meguiars, Adam's or Mothers would be my choice, but Armor All isn't bad, I still use some of their products.
 

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Get 2 wash buckets. One you fill with soap and water, the other one just with water. Put sponge into the soap bucket and wipe the car, then rinse in the water bucket before dipping back into the soap one again. Should help keep you from scratching the paint with contaminants on the sponge. My buckets are actual wash buckets that have a little raised grating insert for the bottom too so that debris filters to the bottom of the bucket.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys. So I’m thinking of going with Meguiars wash and wax and then Turtle wax tire shine for the tires.

Should I be getting something separate for the rims or would the wash and wax be fine for that?
 

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Well. As expected it’s time for my trailblazers first wash. I wasn’t much of a car guy before I got my TB so I almost never washed my old car.

Ive heard not to send it to a car wash since there’s a chance it could get scratched up. Im all for washing it myself.

Any suggestions on what to get? Im thinking of getting this for the body:

Is armor all good? It’s all I usually see in regards to car detailing.

And then I’m not sure what to do for the tires. Maybe something like this?
Would love some help,
I have always used two separate buckets and two washing mitts when washing my vehicles. One for washing the tires/rims and under the wheel wells. The other for everything else exterior. This minimizes the chances of what I like to call, cross contamination! LOL....Enjoy!
 

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Watch your rims. I washed on side, looked great. Washed the other side and somehow something got on my cleaning towel and scratched the rims on the other side. I think I pulled something off the inside of the rim into my cloth.
 

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Well. As expected it’s time for my trailblazers first wash. I wasn’t much of a car guy before I got my TB so I almost never washed my old car.

Ive heard not to send it to a car wash since there’s a chance it could get scratched up. Im all for washing it myself.

Any suggestions on what to get? Im thinking of getting this for the body:

Is armor all good? It’s all I usually see in regards to car detailing.

And then I’m not sure what to do for the tires. Maybe something like this?
Would love some help,
I also use Maguires! Then a shammy cloth to dry.
Helpful tip: don’t have your keys on you when washing. I’ve kept mine in my pocket and when I’m spraying water at back bumper I have set off rear power lift gate and it opens while I’m spraying!!
 

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I also use Maguires! Then a shammy cloth to dry.
Helpful tip: don’t have your keys on you when washing. I’ve kept mine in my pocket and when I’m spraying water at back bumper I have set off rear power lift gate and it opens while I’m spraying!!
I had that happen a few times then I just started turning the liftgate off with the door button.
 

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Well. As expected it’s time for my trailblazers first wash. I wasn’t much of a car guy before I got my TB so I almost never washed my old car.

Ive heard not to send it to a car wash since there’s a chance it could get scratched up. Im all for washing it myself.

Any suggestions on what to get? Im thinking of getting this for the body:

Is armor all good? It’s all I usually see in regards to car detailing by Best Mobile Car Detailing Service In Columbia Md-A Perfect Shine .

And then I’m not sure what to do for the tires. Maybe something like this?
Would love some help,
Strange.
 

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Get two of these

Two of these for your buckets

This soap, its available at Walmart

A foam cannon.

High Quality Wash mitt

A nice drying towel

And wax it with Turtle Wax Graphene Flex
 

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Just clay bar'd and waxed my TB. Bought in February and did the first wax in April, 2nd one now at the end of August. Would have liked to do it sooner but life was busy.

Basically still completely mint though. I have a small cut on the hood from the sharp edge of a rock likely, and a couple tiny rock chips on the front end and roof where rocks managed to find the tiny places not covered with 3M. Very minor though, no visible on a quick inspection.

As for the rest of the car, not a single mark. No scratches, no door dings, nothing. Had a few little tar spots that the clay bar took off. Car looks amazing though.

Have a heated garage now too so I'll likely try to do the same treatment again in January or so!
 
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