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Old 04-13-2002   #1
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Just used Meguiars 3 step system

HOLY ****. I am so freakin tired. Took me 4 1/2 hours. I feel like ****, and my arms feel like jello. But Damn, it looks so sweet. Has anybody else tried this. I highly recommend it. Only thing left is to
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Glad to hear that! I have tried everything for my black ride and I just got the meguiars 3 stepper. I just bought a house na dit has a garage so that will be my first garage project to use the 3 step on my ride...i plan on taking most of a weekend to do it though. lol THANKS!!!!
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Yeah, did it in my garage. Forgot there was no circulation in there. Oh well, it was all worth it.
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I did mine thursday with the same stuff it is worth the look you get when it is done looks awesome. It took me about 4 hours.
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how did you guys do it? I was thinking 1 coat cleaner, 2 coats polish, and 1 maybe 2 coats gold class wax. Thanks!
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wut r u guys talking about?
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talking about meguiars 3 step system...cleaner, polish, and wax
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thx netcbc cause i was lost as hell

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Yeah.. that Meguiars 3-step is sweet. I use it about every 3 months, and use the Meguiars Gold every other week, since it is only a one step application and doesn't take so long.
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i used the 3 step thing a few days ago... looked sweet, but then it rained 2 days in a row [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif[/IMG] so now he needs a washing again
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<< how did you guys do it? I was thinking 1 coat cleaner, 2 coats polish, and 1 maybe 2 coats gold class wax. Thanks! >>


Since it was my first time, I just followed the intstructions, and did each one once. THe cleaner, the polish, and then the wax.
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ohh... i thought u guys were talking about some tae bow crap
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I used the 3 step over the weekend...Only stuff I've been using for the past 5 years...I luv it...

I just make sure to do 1 good coats of each...Then I go back and use meguire's cleaner/wax in the doors and cracks where it just saves time...
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Yea, I know what you mean. I use the meguiars 3 step and my car looks great after, but I usually can't feel my arms afterward. Usually take me 5 hours to do the 3 step and the interior, but it is worth it!
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I got a red civic and i have been using Meguiars3 step since i drove it off the floor...it looks better and better everytime i do it...i do one coat of each since everytime i wash and detail my car i spend at LEAST 3 hours ...i do it Fri after work and im dead at the end but when you back it outta the garage and step back you forget about everything else and no matter how tired you are you just feel like driving it around saying HEY look this is MINE..that stuff really works im anxious to the Clay BAr system.....they say its suppossed to clear the crap from daily driving even the stuff you dont see then they say follow up with 3 step method.....so im trying it this weekend if i can find that stuff....HARD to get around here
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I am now a 3 Step member too [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/IMG] Spent a couple hours on Sun for the wash and Step 1..but started on it a little too late and it was 8:30pm when I was done so I couldnt see anything anymore. Spent another couple hours last night for Step 2+3. Now its smooooooth.

Do you guys recommend the 3 step every time I wash (like every couple weeks or so now that weather is getting better) or a wash and wax and the 3 step every couple months?

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ive done the 3 step many times, but only once on the civic. I'd say once every 6 months should be good to do the 3 step, and just throw a coat of wax on every 3 months, or more often, depending on how much you wash your vehicle. I also recommend using the meguairs gold class wax for step 3 instead of the deep crystal system wax.
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ya the 3 step is a real nice process. I've done that I wax about 1 every month to protect my car cause it sits outside all the time on the driveway. Wash it every week, then wax it once a month, it makes me feel better w/ my investment.
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does the 3-step system come all together or do you buy the products seperately? where's the best place to get it? i've been using the meguire's cleaner/wax and its been alright but i want my baby to shine and be really protected cause she has to sit outside all the time (i live in an apartment). is this the thing to use?
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ya my car sits outside all the time, so this is the right thing to do. As far as where to get the stuff any place that sells car supplies, for cheeper prices try walmart. I don't believe it comes in an actual package, it might but I just buy it seperately. Now all you need is polish and wax, since you have the cleaner wax. Just make sure that you don't get an abrasive polish. You won't need to poilsh your car very often. I do it about 4 times a year, wax about once every month. I really like the Meguire's Gold wax. It comes in a small triagular shaped box about $10 per bottle. This stuff is the best. Once you've gone through all 3 steps. The next times you wax your car, you should only need to use the gold wax, not the cleaner since you will already have a good layer of wax. (It really depends on the weather) Hope this helps.
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Sounds good.

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Yeah the three step process is great!

The car feels like GLASS after you're done[IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif[/IMG]
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I just got my brand new Civic sedan lx-G(Canada)....and i'm going to wash it for the first time tommorrow...I'm gonna use Meguirs 3-Step and see what happens...from the way you guy's are talkin' i'm sure it will do a great job!!!
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I forked over a good $70 today. I didn't buy the first step though, no money, so I just did Wash with meguire, step 2, step 3, is that ok?

I did notice that after I was done, I saw some swirl type of light scracthes

I don't know what it could be, I washed my car with a sponge, I applied it with a Terry type Cloth (possible to scratch if pressure applied is too hard?), and than I wiped it off with a Microfiber type of cloth from Meguires. Car looks wicked! So repetitive though ) =. Apply coat, wipe off, etc. etc. My back hurts and my arms hurt like hell, but it's worth it!
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