MINI Cooper MINI Cooper specs
 

Go Back   North American Motoring > MINIs in General > Detailing 101
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to North American Motoring !
Welcome to North American Motoring,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


» Latest Main Topics
Advertisement

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-02-2007, 12:57 PM
moclimbin moclimbin is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 113
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to moclimbin
Gallery
Hydro Question...

Is it ok to use hydro before you polish?
__________________
07 MC LB/W Bonnet Stripes, Comfort Access, Fog Lights, Cold Weather, Premium, HiFi, Rear Spoiler, Bel STI Driver RD, Dual Laser Interceptor LIDAR Jammer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-02-2007, 01:01 PM
BlimeyCabrio BlimeyCabrio is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 8,768
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Gallery
Yeah, but I'm not sure why you would... Most folks here would wash, then clay, then polish, then wax (with Epic, for example). No reason to Hydro immediately before polishing. But if you did it wouldn't hurt anything. The Polish would remove the Hydro...
__________________
I'm Paul, The car is Blimey--- BlimeyCabrio's Blog--- 2006 MCSCa w/a few mods and Union Jacks

Thirteen-time Dragon Veteran with Switchback Sixth Sense, hasn't looked like that in a while...

Last edited by BlimeyCabrio; 10-02-2007 at 03:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2007, 01:20 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
+1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:03 PM
BlimeyCabrio BlimeyCabrio is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 8,768
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Gallery
Hey ken, there's a juicy Hydro thread going on in the R56 forum in your absence. You're getting a bad name over there.
__________________
I'm Paul, The car is Blimey--- BlimeyCabrio's Blog--- 2006 MCSCa w/a few mods and Union Jacks

Thirteen-time Dragon Veteran with Switchback Sixth Sense, hasn't looked like that in a while...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:09 PM
bamatt's Avatar
bamatt bamatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Overthemountain, AL
Posts: 8,352
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bamatt
Gallery
ken's a slacker & for some reason has been unable to fulfill his pageant duties Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:23 PM
BlimeyCabrio BlimeyCabrio is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 8,768
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamatt View Post
ken's a slacker & for some reason has been unable to fulfill his pageant duties Click the image to open in full size.
He got caught flashing his chest in the "Hydro groupies gone wild" video... Heather has confiscated his tiara and sash...
__________________
I'm Paul, The car is Blimey--- BlimeyCabrio's Blog--- 2006 MCSCa w/a few mods and Union Jacks

Thirteen-time Dragon Veteran with Switchback Sixth Sense, hasn't looked like that in a while...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:28 PM
bamatt's Avatar
bamatt bamatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Overthemountain, AL
Posts: 8,352
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bamatt
Gallery
^^^ Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-2007, 06:59 PM
rockridge's Avatar
rockridge rockridge is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 1,207
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamatt View Post
^^^ Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
Come on guys, let's not hurt his feelings. This is a friendly place.
__________________
Babaganoosh:2007 MCS Lightning Blue|White roof w/ Union Jack |
NM-Eng Hi-Flow Induction, Discharge Pipe, Air Charge Pipe, Forge FMIC, NM-Eng Billet Tie-bar, HSport 25mm Sway bar, AccessPort Stage 1, 92+
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:16 PM
bamatt's Avatar
bamatt bamatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Overthemountain, AL
Posts: 8,352
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bamatt
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockridge View Post
Come on guys, let's not hurt his feelings. This is a friendly place.
ken knows I'm kidding... or am I???
__________________

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:34 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
waaat??!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:42 PM
bamatt's Avatar
bamatt bamatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Overthemountain, AL
Posts: 8,352
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bamatt
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
waaat??!!
ken why are you being such a slacker in the other Hydro thread? If this continues I will have to bring forth a motion at the next meeting for you to be stripped of the title "ken of hydro" & if passed they will take your sash & tiara Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:43 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamatt View Post
ken why are you being such a slacker in the other Hydro thread? If this continues I will have to bring forth a motion at the next meeting for you to be stripped of the title "ken of hydro" Click the image to open in full size.
im not slacking, i dont visit the R56 threads! (well, not until now )
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:46 PM
bamatt's Avatar
bamatt bamatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Overthemountain, AL
Posts: 8,352
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bamatt
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
im not slacking, i dont visit the R56 threads! (well, not until now )
I figured the titled would have sucked you in like a vacuum
__________________

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:47 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamatt View Post
I figured the titled would have sucked you in like a vacuum
i was pwned.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-03-2007, 06:21 PM
jascooper's Avatar
jascooper jascooper is offline
5th Gear
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coopersburg (really), PA
Posts: 742
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Just washed and waxed my car today (Meguiar's Cleaner/Wax). I'm not impressed with the results. I really need something to bring out that Astro Black. I'm thinking Hydro (preceded by some clay) may be the answer I'm looking for. Is that detailersparadise (or whatever it's called) the place to get it? Or is there anyplace to get some kind of discount, free shipping, or any price break? What's the concensus on the number and type of products that's the best solution for a couch potato with a car that lives outside (under trees) 24/7? The car's outside 24/7, not the couch potato.... And I don't have enough room to dedicate a closet to cleaning products.

I'm reading through the forum, but like I said, we're talking serious couch spud here...

Jas.
__________________

jas. Cooper, Coopersburg, PA, '07 Cooper S (AB/AB).
Premium, Sport, Winter, LSD, Nav, iPod adptr, HIFI, piano black dash, comfort access. shrtnd shftr. 19mm Alta swaybar. 15" Kosei wheels w/ Bridgestone Ecopia tires, MC grille. Planned: Odd color roof and mirrors. Painted h'light enclosures (done one). Mach V springs. MC side markers gas cap. Subwoofer. Exhaust, Chip. And, YES, I love driving my MINI!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-03-2007, 06:30 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
www.detailersparadise.com

Prima Hydro is your answer.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-03-2007, 07:29 PM
jascooper's Avatar
jascooper jascooper is offline
5th Gear
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coopersburg (really), PA
Posts: 742
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
www.detailersparadise.com

Prima Hydro is your answer.
Ken, Is that the only place it's available from, or are there options, like a local store that may carry it?

I hate to pay high shipping charges for a bottle of wonder juice that may be cheaper than the shipping is.
__________________

jas. Cooper, Coopersburg, PA, '07 Cooper S (AB/AB).
Premium, Sport, Winter, LSD, Nav, iPod adptr, HIFI, piano black dash, comfort access. shrtnd shftr. 19mm Alta swaybar. 15" Kosei wheels w/ Bridgestone Ecopia tires, MC grille. Planned: Odd color roof and mirrors. Painted h'light enclosures (done one). Mach V springs. MC side markers gas cap. Subwoofer. Exhaust, Chip. And, YES, I love driving my MINI!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-03-2007, 07:38 PM
kenchan's Avatar
kenchan kenchan is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 31,441
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jascooper View Post
I hate to pay high shipping charges for a bottle of wonder juice that may be cheaper than the shipping is.

oh there's an easy fix for that. just get the gallon cause you will
want it down the road anyway. (seriously though, just get
the gallon)

other retailers per heather:

If you live in the USA, we have an ever-growing list of excellent retailers:

www.showcardetailing.com (NAM's very own OctaneGuy and also your source for Black Wow!)

www.brilexsolutions.com

www.detailerswarehouse.com (coming soon!)

www.bimmian.com
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-04-2007, 05:50 AM
Dave_in_Va Dave_in_Va is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Providence Forge, VA
Posts: 187
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave_in_Va
Gallery
+1 on get the gallon....well worth it in the long run!
__________________

'06 MCS HB/White/Premium/Sport/Convenience (-sunroof)/HK/Cordova Leather/Anthracite Dash/Chrome/Scotland Lion
Pics: http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...0&ppuser=28917
HB Owners Club #149__River City MINI's ID: 06MCSHB_Dave Seven Cities MINI ID: TwoClubDave
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-04-2007, 07:06 AM
jascooper's Avatar
jascooper jascooper is offline
5th Gear
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coopersburg (really), PA
Posts: 742
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_in_Va View Post
+1 on get the gallon....well worth it in the long run!
And the gallon is available where? I only see 16oz bottles in these sites.
__________________

jas. Cooper, Coopersburg, PA, '07 Cooper S (AB/AB).
Premium, Sport, Winter, LSD, Nav, iPod adptr, HIFI, piano black dash, comfort access. shrtnd shftr. 19mm Alta swaybar. 15" Kosei wheels w/ Bridgestone Ecopia tires, MC grille. Planned: Odd color roof and mirrors. Painted h'light enclosures (done one). Mach V springs. MC side markers gas cap. Subwoofer. Exhaust, Chip. And, YES, I love driving my MINI!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-04-2007, 07:30 AM
Dave_in_Va Dave_in_Va is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Providence Forge, VA
Posts: 187
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave_in_Va
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
www.detailersparadise.com

Prima Hydro is your answer.
gallons available....by the gallon!
__________________

'06 MCS HB/White/Premium/Sport/Convenience (-sunroof)/HK/Cordova Leather/Anthracite Dash/Chrome/Scotland Lion
Pics: http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...0&ppuser=28917
HB Owners Club #149__River City MINI's ID: 06MCSHB_Dave Seven Cities MINI ID: TwoClubDave
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-04-2007, 08:03 AM
jascooper's Avatar
jascooper jascooper is offline
5th Gear
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coopersburg (really), PA
Posts: 742
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Oops! I was looking at detailerswarehouse and not detailersparadise. I have two MINIs, my car and my brain...
__________________

jas. Cooper, Coopersburg, PA, '07 Cooper S (AB/AB).
Premium, Sport, Winter, LSD, Nav, iPod adptr, HIFI, piano black dash, comfort access. shrtnd shftr. 19mm Alta swaybar. 15" Kosei wheels w/ Bridgestone Ecopia tires, MC grille. Planned: Odd color roof and mirrors. Painted h'light enclosures (done one). Mach V springs. MC side markers gas cap. Subwoofer. Exhaust, Chip. And, YES, I love driving my MINI!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-04-2007, 10:35 AM
thulchatt's Avatar
thulchatt thulchatt is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,706
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jascooper View Post
Oops! I have two MINIs, my car and my brain...
BEST QUOTE of the day!
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 10:35 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


MINI CooperMINI Cooper PrivacyMINI Cooper Terms of UseMINI Cooper Guidelines MINI Cooper Advertising The North American MINI Cooper Community
  MINI Cooper news, forums, FAQs, and reviews for enthusiasts and owners of the North American MINI Cooper
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 PM.
 Copyright © 2002-2008 North American Motoring. All Rights Reserved.     Powered by vBulletin and vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 PM.



Powered by vBulletin and vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
North American Motoring is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiastsworldwide. As such it has no official relationship with MINI USA, BMW AG, or BMW of North America.All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2002-2004 North American Motoring.
Admin Account Passwords