FOCUSED ON: Bilt Hamber Auto- Clay (Soft)
Poor Boy’s White Diamond Glaze
Poor Boy’s Natty Paste Wax
I am not a professional car detailer!
I read more, learn from experts, and add my experience before I share the information with others.
Honestly, I have never done detailing by myself in any of my cars earlier. Somehow I like my present car ANHC 2013 Model - ALBUS & I wanted to give her the best.
I wanted my ALBUS taffeta white to be exciting. I know it’s not that easy. I always felt that the nicely maintained white cars when it glaze it sends a positive vibration. I did my search & research. Only a very few products deserving to be appreciated for making the white winning!
I found out that some of the products of Poor Boy’s can do this easily @ cost effective.
Of Couse claying is the basic step and therefore decided to start in the proper direction.
That’s why I tried the following which I got from http://www.detailedclean.in/:
1. Bilt Hamber Auto- Clay (Soft)
2. Poor Boy’s White Diamond Glaze
3. Poor Boy’s Natty Paste
The others - ONR/S & Klasse All-In-One & Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze which I imported from US before detailedclean.in started their operation in India.
This is my efforts:
1. Washed my car with ONR/S
2. Clayed part by part with BH Auto Clay (Soft)
3. Washed my car with ONR/S & Wiped with MF cloth
4. Cleaned with Klasse AIO
5. Glazed with PB white diamond
6. Sealed with KLASSE sealant
7. Topped up with PB Natty paste wax.
8. Maintained with ONR/S & OCW. Which One Should Be My Auto Clay?
I understood from the internet that a very few brands of clay does its job properly. Some are aggressive and dangerous. The cheapest and ‘ok’ clay is Chinese 3M replica from Aliexpress. The one in the best is Bilt Hamber Auto- Clay.
Again, BH has three different version-Soft, Medium & Regular. As my car is well maintained and almost new, I preferred the soft one. But my conscious told whether it will be useful & pick up some contaminants! But the results were excellent & pleasant.
Actually it was a pleasure to feel the way the clay glides and to note its reaction over the contaminated area and I never expected my white clay would become so much discolored as I thought my car paint surface was good.
While claying I felt, in two places I inflicted line scratches because of my carelessness in applying clay lube (I used ONR/S dilution) but fortunately my next step made them to disappear.
After claying, I washed the surface by ONR/S and cleaned the paint surface by Klasse AIO. My observations:
I would definitely say that Bilt Hamber Auto- Clay (Soft) – Wonderful for the beginner, effective, easy to handle, excellent choice for nicely maintained cars & value for money. Which One Should Be My Glaze?
After wiping the paint surface with MF cloth, I opened my sample of Poor Boy’s White Diamond Glaze.
Wow what a smell!
A Thick liquid glaze, shines like liquid pearl, I enjoyed the fruit fragrance while applying. One should be careful while applying near washer nozzle as did a mistake it got clogged & of course I have carefully removed.
White Diamond is for white and light color cars and is one of the best glazes out there and has some swirl filling ability as they appear less noticeable.
I applied the White Diamond few pea-sized drops panel by panel, let it to set / allowed to dry for up to 15 minutes, and buffed off carefully using MF Towel.
I was elated! What a deep wet shine!
I thought of leaving / ending the process.
I know, it will indeed wash away after a few washes if it is not protected. It has no longevity unless we seal it. Glazes, for the most part, are only for looks. Protection is not part of the scheme so it must be added after the glaze. But the sealant won't bond if the glaze is there in between the paint and sealant. I left the day for setting in for the next step. My observations:
Yes, this is water based, Suitable for hand use, excellently enhance the gloss on white color, very good filling ability but not to be expected as a best cleaner. (My Klasse AIO took care of it already & Amway SG is also a good cleaner). I consider the White Diamond Glaze a superior product. The results were so phenomenal to bring the surface to its full brilliance. Which One Should Be My Sealant?
Next day morning I prepared the surface again by quick ONR/S wash, wiped by MF cloth and applied one coat of KLASSE sealant.
As I could not find time in between, I applied a second coat of KLASSE sealant after three days.
Waited for the week end for my last step of advanced detailing, for topping the surface with a best wax. Which One Should Be My Wax?
I was looking for a unique Carnauba wax that is long lasting, gives a great shine and simple to use.
I got Poor Boy’s Natty Paste Wax. An outstanding topper, it’s a hard paste wax, applied over the sealant to get the long-lasting protection of a sealant and the wet gloss of a quality carnauba paste wax.
Smells great, goes on and off easy and leaves a deep shine and feels like silk to touch.
Poorboy's Natty's White Paste Wax is one of the best value waxes available on the market today. It produces an extremely wet looking shine with superb levels of clarity and depth on lighter-colored paints and can be layered to great effect. In addition to carnauba wax, it also contains patented UV light absorbers.
I USED Natty's White, the original & first PB product. There are two more improved one, Natty's Blue Paste Wax uses the same base ingredients as Natty's White but with more swirl hiding ability. This wax enhances dark paints and is particularly suited to solid cars like black, red, blue, etc @ slightly dull metallic flakes. Natty's Red is latest edition to the line-up for flake pop up effect and the most expensive. It was built using the knowledge learned from the previous two waxes. It promises to create a deep, rich carnauba shine on all paint colors without muting metallic flake. My observations:
Adds excellent protection, easy hand application, very good reflectivity, rich glossiness, excellent slick and beading ability. The only place it may lose out is durability against Collinite 845, but, certainly a better performer over all for white & light cars.
For white/silver color/ nonmetallic color cars, acrylic based finishes gives a kind of candy coating shiny looks, warm looks from waxes is difficult to achieve. So for light colors, acrylic based stuff looks great.
The PB Natty really helped to get the best of the both extremes, over the acrylic sealant.
To me Poorboy's World Detailing Products are fantastic products - No fancy packing and great value for money and they have everything in car detailing process. FOOTNOTE:
The reality is, if you ask 100 car guys what their favorite detailer are, and you’re liable to get 100 different answers. You would come across from cheap Indian Waxpol products to ridiculously overpriced international products.
Choose for your best satisfaction or value for money or somewhere in between.
Don’t be afraid of all these complicated steps which is actually an advanced detailing process which you may not require if you are one among those 50 to 60 % car owners who just wash with good car shampoo and maintain their cars.
The steps I made it above to get maximum shine out of my car. We can stop anywhere if we feel that’s enough now & satisfied. But claying require, cleaning & protection.
If you want to be proud of your ride, you have to do some detailing at least once or twice in a year.
Actually all these steps in the process practically can’t be made continuous for want of time. Of course, we can spread out the steps over weekends. But it should be right to break between the processes - after applying cleaner AIO - after each layer of sealant and then break after each layer of wax. Wash is required every re- application.
While buying any car care products, just don’t compare the prices. The output quality, durability, amount of usage, quantum & weight of the contents are all counts.
I have unnecessarily wasted while importing Klasse products @ 300 % extra.
Try to avoid imports, as all most everything is available in India & there are many world best car care products are now available with detailclean.in.
Example, Poorboys Spray & Wipe 16oz / Ultima Waterless Wash Plus Concentrate (Waterless Car Wash) & Poorboys Black Hole Glaze (Car Glazes for dark color cars) & Poorboys EX-P Sealant/ Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant (Paint Sealants) & Dodo Juice Diamond White Wax / Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Wax (Wax) etc., have a look at it, you would be surprised.
All the best in your attempt.
The pictures will speak the truth...