my missus found that thread a while back when she was looking for some detailing products.It is his job and he normally does it on pretty exotic cars and spend 2-3 days cleaning it!! But they charge mega £££ to make it look better than new.
Here is a thread from a scooby forum i frequent, he spent 2 weeks cleaning his car in his spare time,OCD almost definatley but it does look fookin good when done http://bbs.scoobynet.com/members-gallery-5/708094-type-r-deeeeetail.html (not sure if the photo's will come up tho if yor not a member)
from Wikipedia as they can explain it far better than me:roll:
Clay is a mixture of clay base and various mild abrasives that is used to remove paint contamination. Spray wax, window cleaner or water can work as a clay lubricant. Road grime, tar, bugs, rust, tree sap and even paint overspray can be removed with a clay bar.Claying does not remove the clear coat of the paint but can cause marring or dullness if used incorrectly. It takes a few passes of clay to feel the difference on the surface of the paint. Claying does not replace polishing. It is simply a process that should be used before polishing compound is used. Claying should be used once or twice a year depending on the year of the car or truck
He does incredible work, but when could you drive it? I mean 32 coats of wax and washing it three times a week, and washing it the way he does?
Just clean it once and put it in a hermetically sealed box for Christs sake!!!
Yeah, more and more powerful aplications, and Windows is running more crap in the background that you are aware of! I was runing 2GIG in my old laptop and kept getting that message, XP. Went to 4 and it was better, but not much. Cleaning out you're cache and temp files regularly helps.
With Vista I am runing 8GIG inthis POS, and the wife has 12 in her powerhouse.
It's hard to believe, but Windows is sucking us dry!!