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« on: April 24, 2005, 01:42:35 AM »
A couple of weeks ago, I went to www.detailersparadise.com, and spoke with Nick.  Got some great advice on what to use to take care of my new car, and he recommended the Klasse All-In-One followed by Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze. I first clay bared my car with the Griots Garage (www.griotsgarage.com) Clay and Speed Shine...since I had some over spray on the car from when the dealership fixed and repainted my bumper...because they backed it into another car during service :(....but all better now.  Just needed to get it smooth and fix the over spray.  Clay is WONDERFUL for pulling off overspray...as was recommended to me by my buddy Mike R...our resident detail specialist from days gone by.

So, a little review:  All-In-One (AIO), is a one step cleaner protector, polish, and long lasting acrylic protection...but not a final wax.  I went all over the car with this and the Porter Cable and a cutting pad.  I only used very small amounts as it went a long way, and then when I was done with a small section, I cleaned it off with a microfiber towel.  I only did about 4 foot by 4 foot before i would clean it off.

Then I went to the Sealant Glaze...this is a very liquid "wax" that I applied again with my Porter Cable and a very soft wax pad that i also got from Griots Garage...but also have the same pad that you can get at Detailers Paradise.  I followed the instructions that said cover the entire car, only needing about 2 fluid oz....I bet I used less than that total.  Anyway, waited for it to dry and the instructions said to wipe off with a soft cotton towel...I took that to be a microfiber towel...well, NOTHING came off.  I was in a panic.  But no fear, I took one micro fiber towel and soaked it full of clean filtered water.  I used that to first wipe of the dried Sealant Glaze, then used another micro fiber towel right behind it to dry it.

well, after about a total of 6 hours detailing the new car to wehre I want it, I am VERY happy with the results and the recommendations I received from Nick and his team at Detailers Paradise.  Here are a few close up pics of the paint...mind you, this is a bright silver car, but due to the flash messing up the true shine, I turned it off and used a tri-pod for extended exposure shots.  That is the reason for the "yellow/brown" tint to my paint...from the lights in the garage being regular bulbs, not flourescent bulbs.

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 02:26:59 AM »
Geat post! I'd like to see pictures of the entire car to get the full effect. The paint looks awesome though! I think the fact that you had trouble wiping that stuff off was because it was the car's first treatment, so maybe it will be easier from now on?

Has anyone else tried these products on their dub? I've read on vortex etc. that German paints tend to react differently than other cars to certain waxes etc. My Passat (black) and Jetta (Galactic Blue) have always proved to be a pain in the a$$ to get them as shiny as I want them to be.  


I'm assuming that is a new Legacy GT hood scoop? I'd recognize the family resemblence anywhere. (I put abt 137,000 miles on a 97 Outback 5-sp.) I pretty much had only to replace the tires and fill it with gas. It was practically bulletproof. I'm sure you'll have similar luck with yours.   8)  

BTW thanks for making me feel guily for only spending 20 minutes washing my car today. :oops:  :lol:
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Detailed with Klasse :)
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 03:32:20 AM »
thanks, as for the treatment, well, I have waxed it before, only had the car since February, so it should have come off pretty easily, but the Sealant Glaze was dry and hard, no amount of rubbing would have helped, and I did not want to chance it and scratch the paint with added pressure, so the wet towel made it really easy.  I can live with that, helped to eliminate dust as well, so the car looked great.

It in fact is an Outback XT...with the 2.5 turbo like the Legacy GT.

here are the best  pics I can get of the outside...it is dark outside and I don't feel like going anywhere right now.  you can see the full effect best on the side shot, notice the area around the rear wheel well, there is some serious gloss there!!!  Totally the "wet" look that the product promises.




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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2005, 05:03:51 AM »
S h i n y..  Time for a detail day for everyone else.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2005, 03:06:48 PM »
Looks good Jon.  i was just down talking with nick a few weeks ago and he was talking to me about the 4 star products he has. I used to use Klasse but i am trying this other 4 star stuff. Supposidly same shine and longer protection. We will have to wait and see.

Did you buy some of the leather vital stuff? If not, it works great. Big thumbs up.

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005, 03:37:58 PM »
nope, did not get the leather stuff, might need to, just worried about shine and all that, I hate the "sole-glow" look.  I also have pittered leather in the subie, wonder how that will affect the little holes.

I have the 4 star stuff for the MINI, works great, they told me the Klasse stuff is better for lighter cars, but the Glaze can make a dark metalic paint POP!!!!

So, I may give the Klasse Glaze a shot on the MINI, but the 4 Star stuff is great as well.

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005, 03:51:47 PM »
humm.. i now wonder how the Klasse might be on the Dolphin Grey A4..  After you do the mini give me your thoughts and the difference. Maybe i will have to switch back if the POP is better. I was very happy with the 4 Star stuff on both the black golf and the grey A4. But i did not like the Klasse on the Black golf. It was a very stale shine. The 4 star did better there.. humm..

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2005, 05:21:07 PM »
Griot's Garage and Detailer's Paradise, huh? Where's that extra credit card...

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2005, 05:54:23 PM »
haha  Ben, sucks being in school and having a car that you want to baby.  Soon enough you will be done and not worry about the credit stuff.

Eric, so I did the MINI just now, with a break for the F1 race on CBS, that was intense at the end....

Anyway, so, I did the same as I did for the Outback...and it looks good, hard to tell because again, I am inside, it is too overcast to really see what it looks like, so that will have to wait for another day.  I think the color looks as good as it did, pretty much the same as the 4Star stuff, so basically, I don't think it matters.  Car is smooth, wet looking, and very clear.  There are some residual scratches that I can not get out...but this car is over 2 years old, and had been washed a bazillion times, hehe.  Overall, minimal swirling left, enough that it bothers me, but WAY better than the other 2 year old cars I have had in the past..

I say, they are pretty much the same, so do what ever works best for you, for me, I will stick to one product, cheaper that way, so I will probably just stick with Klasse stuff and go from there.

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2005, 06:06:46 PM »
one more, very dark, but if you look at the front near the grill and headlight, you can see great color definition with the metalic.  that kinda pops I guess.


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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2005, 08:25:10 PM »
looks really good jon. Yeah i caught some of the F1 race, but i was actually watching super bike on speed.

i could have given you some of the Menerza swirl reducer if i knew you were doing the mini. It worked wonders on the golf before i put the 4 star on it. Have you tried it before? It took out almost all of the swirls, there are still a few scratches. But thos will need to be painted. Here's a link for it.

http://www.properautocare.com/meninpol.html