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  1. First Proper Detail

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Yesterday a close friend of mine came over and since I've been out of the detailing loop for a number of years, he was kind enough to loan me his random orbital polisher and a couple clean finishing pads as all I have is a rotary and that's way too powerful for what my car needed. I dug out some...
  2. Spring detail with Fusso Coat 99

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Prepared the paint with p21s Paintwork Cleanser and a DA. Finished with Fusso Coat 99. 10k on the car.
  3. What do you use to clean and detail your 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Figured I'd start a thread on this, I just spent 4 hours this weekend cleaning up my 3. The products I use: High quality soap wash Autoglym Polish and detailer Mothers clay bar kit Mothers detailer Mothers wax California duster (Guy from dealer recommended for the soul red cars, works...
  4. Exhausts & Flow Detail.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi everyone, I'm curious about the feasibility of the following products, and if such statements make sense. As far as the flow of air, and exhaust gasses, I'm curious as to if an engine (petrol or diesel) would actually, feasibly, benifit from having less back pressure, or not, and if the...
  5. What are folks using to detail their new cars (esp. black)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I managed to snag my black iGT/MT pretty much off the truck so the dealer's detailers haven't had a chance to touch it (YET). I'm considering detailing it myself to seal the paint right from the get-go. The factory paint looks "good enough" (not looking to go obsessive-compulsive over this) but...
  6. DC area-anybody use Detail Authority or Protective Film Technologies?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    They both are located in VA, They both install XPEL paint protection film. Going to use one of them, just looking for reviews... Thanks
  7. How To Detail A New Car

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Just came across this article the other day. While the product names are unfamiliar and probably not available in the USA, there are comparable products that we can get. How To Detail A Brand New Car | Car Care Blog | Detailing Blog | Polished Bliss
  8. Clay bar and detail

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    1. I need a clay bar kit. I want it to be affordable so like under $25 (not including tax). What does everyone recommend? I tried the search button and I didnt really see anything. I guess I'm looking at the meguiars smooth clay kit. 2. Then as/after I clay, should I try that turtle wax black...
  9. Quick detail, pic, and Photoshop

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Snapped a few pics today in the sun after doing a quick detail yesterday. I ran this one through Photoshop and applied a tilt shift effect to it. Anyone else use any neat PS effects?
  10. Another fall detail thread

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Here are some pics of my car pre- and post-detail Here is the pre-picture with the dealer installed pin stripe. I always thought it looked like my car had been keyed. Here are a couple post-detail pics. ] The results here were from using a clay bar and then Klasse All in One and Klasse...
  11. The Washing/Detailing of the 3 Thread

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Meguiar's Direct
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