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Hello all! I have a 1996' Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas. I've been wondering what should I use to keep my wood detailed like brand new?

I was told to use Microfiber towels on the wood. Is that the correct way of doing it? What wood polisher should I use to keep the wood fine and detailed? Reply asap. thanks alot!
 
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some people just use pledge, I prefer a more advance approach ...lol

I use Scott's Liquid Gold, and my local ACE hardware store stocked it.



I've recently found, that small surface scratches can be removed just the same as your paint...but very carefully. I had a scuff on my dash, and a little scratch remove, followed by polish, followed by liquid gold and I can't even tell where it used to be.

good luck!
 
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if I'm not mistaken the natural wood isn't exposed as it's coated in what amounts to be plastic. So wouldn't it make more sense to take care of it as a plastic derivative as opposed to the wood that's far underneath it?
 
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I had the same thought... plastic is what we are caring for, not wood. It seems to me that the less harsh the better... Maybe just a sponge and water?
 
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I've heard, and had some luck with Old English.
 
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I wipe it clean with a slightly damp cloth and wax it with the same wax I use on the paint.

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I used just a sponge with some little water, for 6 years and the wood was as new!
 
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The finish you see on your wood is a clear coat and is applied by spraying on multiple coats. Thats why furniture polish works, it fills in the stratches and makes the surface even. When you see cracks or yellowing, it's not the wood that's craked or yellowed it's the clear coat that has cracked or yellowed. Time and heat tend to cause this. The solution is the remove the clear coat and reapply it. Newer clear coats last much longer but eventually it will need refinishing. Yes, lots of work, but there are some really good refinishers out there.
 
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For my clients vehicles that I maintain on a weekly basis, which is usually 52 weeks per year, I use nothing but the softest MF towel in my arsenal and "Blue Mist" for that perfect look. It keeps the wood anti static, and finger print free with a super gloss and shine.
 
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Originally Posted by darkshadow378 View Post
The finish you see on your wood is a clear coat and is applied by spraying on multiple coats.
Yes. It is Nitrocellulose Lacquer.
Whatever you would use to polish/clean your kitchen/living-room/dining table is what you can use. The key is to do it often. The number one issue on Jag's in my opinion is Lacquer Checks. There are several different technical terms for them. But we mostly say "cracking/cracks." keep them well dressed, especially the areas that get blown by your vents.
 
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well. there you have it
 
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Originally Posted by Innovative Detailing View Post
For my clients vehicles that I maintain on a weekly basis, which is usually 52 weeks per year, I use nothing but the softest MF towel in my arsenal and "Blue Mist" for that perfect look. It keeps the wood anti static, and finger print free with a super gloss and shine.
Hi, what is "Blue Mist" and where can I get it?
 
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Hi, what is "Blue Mist" and where can I get it?
http://www.pacificprodux.com/BlueMis...idv-82-15.html
 
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i will get reemed for this, but honestly, i use windex and a microfiber towel. works amazingly well!!! i've used it on my X-type, C32amg, SC430, avalon, RX300.... has done wonders for years on plastic-covered woodgrain. great for quick touch ups to get rid of fingerprints and smudges too! Mother's plastic polish gets rid of minor abrasions too.
 
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in my opinion, Blue Mist is a generic version of Zaino's Detailer spray. Zaino makes MUCH better stuff. I've used both and NOTHING comes close to the water-sealing properties of Zaino. I couldn't even set my towel on the flat roof of my x-type after spraying with Zaino detailing spray because of how slick it is after treating! Blue mist did NOT have this effect.
 
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I just use standard carbanuba was on the wood and love the look/feel afterwards
 
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You need to be aware of what you are using on the wood. However, the wood is not the problem it is the rest of the interior! Have you ever applied wax to your car and got a little on the black plastic? Several days down the road the black plastic area that came in contact with the wax becomes milky looking and you are at times unable to remove the wax. The wax you use on the wood could get on the plastic dash items and could provide you with less than satisfactory results that is at times impossible to correct.

The wood finish is protecting the wood and you must keep in mind that all you are doing is polishing the thick coat of finish (lacquer) that is on the wood as mentioned earlier. If you want it to look good use a product that will also enhance the dash (plastic) products. If you want it to smell good use a leather wax or Armor All with a SOFT cloth. This will provide you with a great looking car. I hope this helps!
 
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I carefully (avoiding getting it on other parts) and gently apply Minwax Furniture wax for lacquered wood furniture.
 
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I like and use Minwax products on all of my projects and the furniture wax is a great product, what I do not know is how it reacts to the sunlight, heat and UV in the car.
 
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I use Old English Lemon Oil. I'm sure there are lots of products that work just as well. I use a soft cloth, let it set for a few minutes and then buff it off. Does a good job.
 
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