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I took my jeep to one of those coin operated self washers. The one with the "FOAMING BRUSH". I think is made of horse hair or something. anyways. I know tons of people wash their vehicles there, like big muddy trucks and what not. Im figuring that use that horse hair brush that foams to wash their muddy trucks and grit and debris gets stuck in the brush. Well, i go wash my jeep one day and when i get home, i noticed that i have lines all in over my jeep from where i used that foam brush. It looks horrible in the sun. its not like they are scratches or anything.

Is there a wax, or some decent polish that will bring back the shine?
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I use this Armorall Wash And Wax with carnauba wax. After I get done washing it up and drying it, use a Polishing Mit to really make it shine.

Only reason I go to those Self Car wash's is to use their vacuum and power wash the mud off the bottom of my jeep/fenders. Then I go home and give it a nice soapy rub down. Speaking of, its about time to get the mud off her from the last trail ride.

After this last ride, iv really learned to deal with scratches but I still like to have it shine when I drive around town!

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What... wash a Jeep?!?!

If you go to an auto parts store and get a clay bar to use first before washing your Jeep it will remove scratches and impurities from the paint. If it's too bad you may need to use a polishing compound then the clay bar. You will be amazed at the results. It will look like new paint if it's not marred too badly.

...if you really worry about that sort of thing.

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yea clay bars are sweet. wax wise, i swear by meguiars products for all my cleaning needs. I just tried their new "tech wax"(comes in a purple bottle) and it turned out amazing.
Yea, Once I run out of this armorall stuff (got a gift pack of their products, it came with a cooler I had to buy). I will be looking into some meguiars products.

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http://www.autopia-carcare.com/

Get their rotary buffer and some real polishing compound (not stuff from autozone) and be careful you can burn the paint right off if you dont knwo what you are doing. I used to assemble skylines and other JDM cars that were bought in Japan and shipped here in pieces. We could make a car with 100k miles look brand new with just a few days working the buffer.
 

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If your going to use the coin operated ones, always make sure you spray the foaming brush, with the pressure washer set on soapy rinse. I thought most places had a sign that said that :confused:

Anywho, to fix your problem, you just need a good buffing by someone that knows what they are doing with an orbital buffer, and it will look good as new :)
 

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While we are on the subject, what is everbody using on the soft tops?
 

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If it's stained I've heard simple green works pretty well. I usually just use a scrub brush and suds from my wash bucket.

Then again, mine is dirt colored so I've really only washed it once.
 

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Mine is black, and I was told not to armor all it. Seems like I should use something. Fla sun gets mean to anything black.
 

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OK, might grin,,,,but we want ask.
 
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