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    Quote Originally Posted by BrentinLouisville View Post
    Also, would you mind critiquing my initial order and my thought process for using it:


    First Order:
    Maintenance Kit 1L (Reset, Reload, Elixir, Tar X, Iron X) 151.95
    EcH2O 1L 27.49
    DeScale 1L 32.99
    Lift Snow 1L 30.99
    Iron Wash 1L 29.99
    Cquartz SiC 30 ml 63.99
    Eraser 1L 22.99
    250 ml Essence Extreme Gloss 24.99
    3 Gloss Pads 29.67
    Total 415.05 - Ouch *(See Below)


    Process for using
    1)Foam Lift Presoak
    2)Pressure wash Lift and as much dirt and other "stuff" off
    3)Descale bucket wash to remove any mineral deposits
    4)Tar X wipe down
    5)Reset Wash to remove Tar X
    6)Iron X wipe down
    7)Reset Wash to remove Iron X and use wash as lube for clay (concentrate will be higher than usual to add to lubricity of wash for claying)
    8)Ultracut Compound with cutting or polishing pads I already own
    9)Reset Wash or Eraser to remove Ultra Cut polishing oils
    10)Reflect Polish on finish pads I already own
    11)Reset Wash or Eraser to remove Reflect polishing oils
    12)Essence Extreme Gloss with Gloss Pads and wait and hour
    13)Eraser
    14)Cquartz UK or SiC Coating
    15)45 to 60 min later, second Cquartz UK or SiC Coating


    Would you agree with my purchase and process?

    * also, does Carpro US/Sky's the Limit ever have 10/15/20% off sales like some of the other detailing sites? I could definitely use one with an over $400 initial purchase, lol.
    This is what I would recommend.

    Process for using
    1)Foam Lift Presoak
    2)Pressure wash Lift and as much dirt and other "stuff" off
    3)Foam Descale and leave on the surface
    4)Wash with Reset
    4)Tar X only needed if there is tar. Skip if there is no tar.
    5)Rinse if using tar x
    6)Iron X wipe down and rinse or use ironx as a clay lubricant with a clay towel. Rinse once complete. Will save you time from step 7
    7)Reset Wash to remove Iron X and use wash as lube for clay (concentrate will be higher than usual to add to lubricity of wash for claying)
    8)Ultracut Compound with cutting or polishing pads I already own
    9)Eraser to remove Ultra Cut polishing oils. OPTIONAL
    10)Use Reflect or Essence but not both. There is no need to as they are both finishing polishes.
    11)Eraser
    12)Cquartz UK or SiC Coating
    13)45 to 60 min later, second Cquartz UK or SiC Coating

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    This is what I would recommend.

    Process for using
    1)Foam Lift Presoak
    2)Pressure wash Lift and as much dirt and other "stuff" off
    3)Foam Descale and leave on the surface
    4)Wash with Reset
    4)Tar X only needed if there is tar. Skip if there is no tar.
    5)Rinse if using tar x
    6)Iron X wipe down and rinse or use ironx as a clay lubricant with a clay towel. Rinse once complete. Will save you time from step 7
    7)Reset Wash to remove Iron X and use wash as lube for clay (concentrate will be higher than usual to add to lubricity of wash for claying)
    8)Ultracut Compound with cutting or polishing pads I already own
    9)Eraser to remove Ultra Cut polishing oils. OPTIONAL
    10)Use Reflect or Essence but not both. There is no need to as they are both finishing polishes.
    11)Eraser
    12)Cquartz UK or SiC Coating
    13)45 to 60 min later, second Cquartz UK or SiC Coating
    Thank you. I noticed you said foam with Descale but not bucket wash with it. Does Descale not perform well as a bucket wash or just cleans off mineral deposits better in foam form? Again, thank you for your reply.

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    Reset will neutralize the acidic nature of Descale. You are essentially doing a 3 pH wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Reset will neutralize the acidic nature of Descale. You are essentially doing a 3 pH wash.
    That makes sense, thank you.

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