Jump to content





Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Posted Image
Register your Fusion Hybrid at the official Ford authorized registry here.


Photo
- - - - -

Two weeks old... Clay?


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#21 OFFLINE   neod192

neod192

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,105 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:'13 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the advice!

 

Disclaimer: Anyone who does the above to their car, PLEASE put some wax or polish on right afterwards. Dawn strips off all wax doing it this way, it REALLY cleans the paint deep down, so waxing afterwards is a must do, Dont wait a week either as bug and droppings will stick. 

Yup, the instructions that came with the Z stuff also say to use AIO or ZFX right after you clay bar it. That's why I only did the one section...


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

196622.png








Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#22 OFFLINE   neod192

neod192

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,105 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:'13 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

Well, I bought a scrubbing sponge and Dawn. Most of the tar came off with that so I washed it AGAIN (3rd time in 1-2 weeks) and clay bar'd the whole thing (except the area I did yesterday). It's late and I'm tired so I pulled it into the garage and will Z-AIO + Z-5 it tomorrow morning.

 

IMG_20130517_191610.jpg


  • hybridbear likes this

2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

196622.png


#23 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

When you finish park it in the same spot and take another picture at the same angle so we can compare. Looks good.


Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#24 OFFLINE   neod192

neod192

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,105 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:'13 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

When you finish park it in the same spot and take another picture at the same angle so we can compare. Looks good.

Will do :) I have 8 pics of it on G+, didn't want to post them all here  :camera:


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

196622.png


#25 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Hopefully tomorrow isnt too bad weather wise I need to finish up the ol Fusion, I still have the doors and bumpers left to polish, then give it a good coat of wax and let it shine.  I need to place an order for some AIO.


Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#26 OFFLINE   hybridbear

hybridbear

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,915 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Minneapolis, MN
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Focus Electric, 2013 Fusion Energi Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

Before this forum I never knew about claying, I just knew to wash and wax. And to never wash with dish soap because it strips the wax off. Thanks everyone, but especially acdii, for the good advice about this. I plan to buy some of the recommended products and do this now that the weather is getting nicer.


Current Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic

2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm

315692.png

 

Previous Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2

252543.png167422.png


#27 OFFLINE   corncobs

corncobs

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 2,836 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Chicago NW Burbs
  • Current Vehicle:2013 FFH
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:02 AM

Before this forum I never knew about claying, I just knew to wash and wax. And to never wash with dish soap because it strips the wax off. Thanks everyone, but especially acdii, for the good advice about this. I plan to buy some of the recommended products and do this now that the weather is getting nicer.


Ditto; I friend of mine mentioned it before but I never really paid attention until this forum and the details from its members.
  • hybridbear likes this
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE - Lady in Red
Ruby Red / 505A, Tech Pkg, Rear Sensing System, 18" Luxury Wheels
 
215477.png

#28 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Welcome guys. Always nice to see someone enjoy a clean car. :)


  • hybridbear likes this
Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#29 OFFLINE   neod192

neod192

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,105 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:'13 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

Alrighty, here it is :)

 

Before: 

IMG_20130517_191545.jpg

After:

IMG_20130518_123008.jpg

 

Before:

IMG_20130517_191605.jpg

After:

IMG_20130518_122945.jpg

 

Before:

IMG_20130517_191500.jpg

After:

IMG_20130518_123022.jpg

 

And here's my favorite after picture. I love how everything reflects in the "mirror"

IMG_20130518_123106.jpg


Edited by neod192, 18 May 2013 - 02:08 PM.

  • hybridbear likes this

2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

196622.png


#30 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

Looks good!


Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#31 OFFLINE   hybridbear

hybridbear

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,915 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Minneapolis, MN
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Focus Electric, 2013 Fusion Energi Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

So should I clay everytime I wax? I want to wax again before our trip to Canada in June so I need to get moving on this.


Current Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic

2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm

315692.png

 

Previous Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2

252543.png167422.png


#32 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

So should I clay everytime I wax? I want to wax again before our trip to Canada in June so I need to get moving on this.

Only if your paint feels gritty. 


Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#33 OFFLINE   hybridbear

hybridbear

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,915 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Minneapolis, MN
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Focus Electric, 2013 Fusion Energi Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Ok, thanks acdii. You're a great resource :)


Current Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic

2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm

315692.png

 

Previous Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2

252543.png167422.png


#34 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Been doing it a while :)  Your Welcome.  I cant wait to get mine and go to town with the polish! 


Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#35 OFFLINE   hybridbear

hybridbear

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,915 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Minneapolis, MN
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Focus Electric, 2013 Fusion Energi Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

No, it just sealed the iron dust in so the rust wont happen until the wax wears down. I would do a complete Dawn treatment and claybar before waxing again.  Just wash the car down with a bucket of water with Dawn instead of car wash soap, doesnt take much maybe a capful in a gallon, but scrub it good, then claybar it with Mothers or Megiuars claybar kit, and wax away.  When you do a small section, feel the paint and you can immediately tell the difference. 

Does it have to be Dawn or will Ivory dish soap work?


Current Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic

2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm

315692.png

 

Previous Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2

252543.png167422.png


#36 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Dawn, its the only one that will cut the wax. Its also the only one used to clean up animals that get caught in oil spills.  Using anything else wont guarantee that it will be wax and grease free. 


  • hybridbear and bcrisp like this
Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#37 OFFLINE   milleron

milleron

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 314 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Ohio
  • Current Vehicle:2013 FFH Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

Use a spray bottle with a few squirts of Dawn in it. You want the water to have a blue tint to it. Use one of those sponges that has the netting on it for removing bugs and then scrub the car down with that and the soapy spray, then rinse it off well before wasting a clay bar. Go over it again with bug and tar remover(or lighter fluid), then use the clay bar system.   Use Dawn only, it is well known for removing grease and wax, and well worth it. 

 

I have been doing this for so long I am giving serious thought of having a mobile detailing service. I have almost all I need for it, just some supplies and insurance and I can actually do it. 

 

Disclaimer: Anyone who does the above to their car, PLEASE put some wax or polish on right afterwards. Dawn strips off all wax doing it this way, it REALLY cleans the paint deep down, so waxing afterwards is a must do, Dont wait a week either as bug and droppings will stick. 

 

Please bring your business to Ohio!!  I would gladly have paid a professional to apply my 9-step Zaino application, but I couldn't find anyone who professed to know exactly how to do it.


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Manufactured:  April 9;  Delivered:  April 25

 


#38 OFFLINE   clummus

clummus

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 337 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:Texas
  • Current Vehicle:Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

I think I would almost pay acdiis trip expenses to come zaino mine, then drive it and tell me what I'm doing wrong,!...Lol
  • neod192 and corncobs like this

#39 OFFLINE   acdii

acdii

    Fusion Hybrid Legal Resident

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 8,174 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location:Harvard
  • Current Vehicle:2013 HyTi, 2013 Flex EbTi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

I think Hybrid bear would be better at driving it than I would! LOL 


  • hybridbear likes this
Drive Smarter, Not Faster

Posted Image
https://www.facebook.../12595DesertRat

#40 OFFLINE   jeff_h

jeff_h

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,774 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Virginia
  • Current Vehicle:Fusion Energi Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:17 AM

Apparently the process is harmful to dogs -- there is a dog present in the 'before' pic with the Denali, then in the 'after' pics -- poof!


  • hybridbear, neod192 and corncobs like this

2013 Fusion Titanium Energi Deep Impact Blue

 

204627.png

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·