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I know a few people on this board have this kit. I always found it a bit funny that there were no instructions included. George Bojaciuk from diecast.org sent these to me and I asked if I could post them here. Apparently he wrote these up for inclusion in the kits but they never made it in for some reason. Hope it helps - I'm going to give it a try.

Congratulations! Two leaders in their respective fields, GMP and Meguiar's, have teamed up to produce a definitive model care kit. The products contained in this kit are the finest quality and will make your models look like new for years to come.

Your kit contains the following:

Large Soft Brush - This is designed for general exterior dusting of a model. It is soft and will not scratch the surface. You still want to exercise caution around photo-etched parts and other delicate details.

Medium Soft Brush - Also designed for dusting tasks like the dash and interior surfaces.

Small Soft Brush - Bristles are shorter and are somewhat firmer. The softness will prevent scratches and the firmness allows reach into tight spaces like embedded dust in corners and seat joints. This firmness is also perfect for getting excess wax out of panel seam lines.

Cotton Swab Applicators - Used to apply product to your model. By using the applicator, you in a sense apply scale pressure to the surface of your model and this further limits scratching.

Micro-fiber Polishing Cloth - The "new tech" way to polish a model. Designed to pick up and embed any particles into the cloth and keep it away from the finish. Deemed better than 100% cotton cloths by detailing professionals. Can be washed and used repeatedly.

Gloves - Used while cleaning and polishing your models. Limits additional fingerprints.

#34 Final Inspection Liquid - Used to initially clean and then maintain your waxed model. Contains deep luster enhancers that leave a high gloss shine. High lubricity formula removes dirt without scratching. Use cotton swabs to apply - do not spray product directly onto the model. Instead, place the tip of the swab to the spray nozzle and saturate the swab. Then apply to the model finish, buff off with the Micro-fiber cloth.

#7 Show Car Glaze Liquid - This is a pure polish for show car finishes. Surface needs to be clean before application. Each application adds more gloss. Does not dry white or build up. Should be applied with a cotton swab and wiped off promptly. Any streaking or "caking" of signifies that too much is being used. This can be easily removed using #34 Final Inspection

#26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax - Used as a final protectant. This product contains no cleaners or abrasives. It glides on easily with a cotton swab and buffs off easily with the Micro-fiber cloth, as well.

Suggested Cleaning Sequence:

1 - Dust Model with assorted brushes.
2 - Start with #34 Final Inspection wipe down as an initial "wash" to remove dirt.
3 - Apply on #7 Show Car Glaze and buff off. Apply additional coats if desired.
4 - Apply #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax, let dry to a haze and buff off.
5 - Maintain the finish with #34 Final Inspection, especially to remove fingerprints.

Additional Professional Detailing Tips:

1 - Apply product with Cotton Swabs carefully and in a circular, overlapping motion.
2 - Micro-fiber cloth can be washed and reused.
3 - Always use a clean area on the cloth when working with a specific product. Mixing product on one area of the cloth can cause streaking.
4 - Streaking or "caking" of product may also signify too heavy of an application.
5 - Wrap the metal area on the brushes with masking tape. This is a detailer's trick that prevents accidental scratches from the brush.
6 - Avoid waxing flat black surfaces.
7 - Avoid working over waterslide decals. Age and deterioration may make decals brittle and any handling may cause damage. Paint tampos can be waxed.
8 - Store gloves and Micro-fiber cloth in a plastic bag so as to avoid workbench contamination.
9 - Additional product can be purchased at any fine automotive store that carries Meguiar's products. Cotton swabs can be purchased at any drug store or supermarket.

Thank you for purchasing this fine GMP/Meguiar's product.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Richard,

I've always had problems with the #26 as it has always went on in a blah kind of manner. I now see I was using it out of its intended order. Good info indeed.

Please pass along to George a thank you from DX :cheers
 
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No problem gents. My kit has been sitting gathering dust - oh the irony :lol - but now I know how to use it...

For those not fimilar with the kit, I think it's worth the $20 or so they go for, if for no other reason - as pointed out by one of the members on diecast.org - than you not having to venture into a cosmetics store and buy some make-up brushes yourself. :giggle These products are also available in most automotive stores.

:cheers
 

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RichardM said:
No problem gents. My kit has been sitting gathering dust - oh the irony :lol - but now I know how to use it...

For those not fimilar with the kit, I think it's worth the $20 or so they go for, if for no other reason - as pointed out by one of the members on diecast.org - than you not having to venture into a cosmetics store and buy some make-up brushes yourself. :giggle These products are also available in most automotive stores.

:cheers
That's only necessary if you're single.
 
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holden_kid said:
is it true bout these kits that sometimes they can rip the paint off your cars?
I've used this product on all my models and have never encountered any of that, so I venture to say thats a myth. Unless I saw some pics of a model with this end result.
 
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Thats very useful. When I get this set Ill have to visit this topic again :cheers
Thanks
 
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DiecastX said:
Richard,

I've always had problems with the #26 as it has always went on in a blah kind of manner. I now see I was using it out of its intended order. Good info indeed.

Please pass along to George a thank you from DX :cheers
Who would have thought to use the Final Inspection first . :lol
 
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My oh my...

I just recieved a Black UT 78 Corvette and I had to revisit this thread as I wanted to put a nice shine on it.

I followed the instructions as they were posted : #34 then #7 then #26 and then #7 again.

What a brilliant shine this stuff dies to balck model :happy
 

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Additional Professional Detailing Tips:

1 - Apply product with Cotton Swabs carefully and in a circular, overlapping motion.
2 - Micro-fiber cloth can be washed and reused.
3 - Always use a clean area on the cloth when working with a specific product. Mixing product on one area of the cloth can cause streaking.
4 - Streaking or "caking" of product may also signify too heavy of an application.
5 - Wrap the metal area on the brushes with masking tape. This is a detailer's trick that prevents accidental scratches from the brush.
6 - Avoid waxing flat black surfaces.
7 - Avoid working over waterslide decals. Age and deterioration may make decals brittle and any handling may cause damage. Paint tampos can be waxed.
8 - Store gloves and Micro-fiber cloth in a plastic bag so as to avoid workbench contamination.
9 - Additional product can be purchased at any fine automotive store that carries Meguiar's products. Cotton swabs can be purchased at any drug store or supermarket.
 

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In another post a while back regarding decals - removing or protecting - someone suggested a thin coating of Future acrylic floor polish over decals and they also stated that it was good for cracked windscreens by filling in the crack and making it invisible. Now, I have no idea if there would be any interaction between the Future and the car care products and I don't know what is in the 'Finalization' product which sounds like a cleaner. I don't think there would be a problem applying the car care wax. I do have a concern regarding using Future. If it should turn yellow with age, removing it may be the biggest worry. It must be water soluable because they recommend using a few capfuls in a bucket of warm water to 'rejuvinate' a floor that has had a Future application.
 

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so what does it do to the decals?
i have mostly race cars, so if you use those products on them, won't they come or or something??
I know this thread is old and apparently dead, but I just wanted to reply to DJ dirk. Several people quoted the OP about not waxing waterslides, as that is the official position on this kit. I am in the same situation as Dirk, having mostly race cars, but I have this kit and know you can wax waterslides. The official position on this kit is not to wax waterslides, and I follow suit with several of my models. I have also waxed several of my models with waterslide decals. Using this product on damaged or loose decals will definately harm the decals, along with everything else that damages a loose/peeled decal(which is about everything except air). If the decals are in good condition and still "glued" to the car, a gentle wax with a cotton swab will not hurt the decals. My biggest fear is about repairing decals that may peel in the future with the car covered in the wax, glaze, and polish on the surface.

The final result of a good detailing on any model with this kit is better than "mint." I have left several of my cheaper models out on a shelf to collect dust, and this kit from GMP is superb at turning a completely dusty and dirty car into a nicer example than when it came out of its original box. The paint, windows, decals, flat black, smooth dashes and seats, and any other smooth surface is so smooth and slick after using this product its like the car now has a scale finish along with everything else.

I just went through and detailed my cars on display last week with this old kit, and even though the yellow wax has separated, the cars all looked brilliant when finished.
 

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The kit has not been available in years. Read the first post to see the contents. The Meguiar's products are available at any competent auto part store. The rest are common items.
 
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