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  1. Autopia Forum and Welcome Center - Autopia Forums is the premier online vehicle and auto detailing community. This is an Open Detailing Forum where you can talk about your favorite products.
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    1. Welcome to Autopia Forums! Please use this forum to introduce yourself. New members are joining all of the time!

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    2. Contests and giveaways sponsored by Autopia-CarCare.com!

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    3. This sections covers topics like picture posting procedures, taking better pictures, the best ways to search for the information you are looking for, learn popular detailing acronyms, etc.

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    4. This is the place to learn about new features and functionality as well as posting your feedback.

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    5. Please post any questions or issues you are facing with the new forum software here. This forum will be deleted in a few weeks when everything is resolved.

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  2. SPONSORED FORUMS
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    1. Use Less. Do More. 7 Products with Hundreds of Possibilities.

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    2. Autopia-carcare.com

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      Autopia-carcare.com is one of the most respected auto detailing solution stores in the world. Founded in 1999, Autopia-carcare.com carries premium detailing lines such as Blackfire, Collonite, Detailer’s Pro, Dodo Juice, Griot’s Garage, Leatherique, Meguiar’s, P21s, Pinnacle, and Wolfgang.

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    3. BlackFireWax.com

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      General discussion about Blackfire Car Care Products.

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    4. Detailing Made Simple

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      Simplify the detailing process with these informative posts.

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    5. Detailer's Domain

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      Home of DetailersDomain.com (Your authorized Swissvax dealer).

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    6. CarPro-US

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      This is the official section for CarPro-US.com. Come on in to learn everything there is to know about the most unique line of products in the detailing industry. Reviews, Product Discussion & World Announcements.

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    7. Product Spotlights

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      Product introductions from our Sponsors.

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    8. Discover the ULTIMATE in car care at www.theultimatecarcare.com The premiere source for Optimum Pro Coatings, Optimum's Retail Line, Nanoskin, Evergreen Tools, & more.

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    9. .Today, Adam's Premium Car Care signature product line includes car wax, sealants, dressings, cleaners, and polishes all guaranteed to outshine and outlast any product you've used on your vehicle. Products are not mass-produced and each is carefully formulated with special blends of high-quality polymers, acrylics, and waxes.

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    10. Chemical Guys research and development teams have worked hand in hand with their chemists to innovate and re-invent the industry. AutopiaForums gives you the ability to work hand in hand with Chemical Guys' expert Greg Masterson for expert advice!

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    11. Get the most out of you Smart Surface Science products by posting questions and getting the inside scope from Gtechniq North America's expert – Kevin Awalt. Gtechniq's range of coatings encase your paint with a hard, ceramic-based shell. Now you get get the best performance from each product!

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    12. Lake Country Mfg

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      Lake Country has been producing foam and wool buffing pads since 1977. Their use of cutting edge foams is equaled only by their cutting edge designed. Lake Country buffing pads set the industry standard for excellence. In this section you can get information and ask questions to Lake Country's experts.

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    13. Meguiars is the worldwide leader in car care! Post any questions about Meguiar's brand products as well as get expert advice from Michael Stoops and the Meguiars team! Give your ride a Car Crazy shine!

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    14. Menzerna USA

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      Founded in 1888, Menzerna has taken the automotive world by storm. Using the latest technology in abrasive polishes & compounds, Menzerna has the right product to take your paint to the next level of shine & gloss. Menzerna USA president Jeff Silver is on hand to provide real-world advice to give you the best possible results.

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    15. Mothers makes some of the best polishes, waxes and cleaners on the market. Here is your chance to interact with Mother's expert Forrest Tosie! Get professional advice and the inside scoop on Mother's famous shine!

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    16. Optimum Polymer Technologies was founded by Dr. David Ghodoussi. His background includes manufacturing automotive paint for Dupont and PPG. Utilizing this knowledge of paint systems, Optimum has created a line of products that are easy to use and provide exceptional results. You can interact with Optimum's experts in this sections.

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    17. Poorboy's World Forum

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      Poorboy's products are easy on/easy off, have the right amount of cleaners and protectants to leave an easy-to-maintain vehicle. Not much money, but what a shine!

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    18. What once was a hobby became a passion... What became a passion soon became a legend. SON1C Waxes are world renowned and hand poured in Norther Virginia. Here is your chance to speak with the creator and formulator of this impressive range of waxes – the world famous Drew!

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  3. CAR DETAILING & FINISH CARE
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    1. Car Detailing

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      The Main Event!!! Perfect appearance through auto detailing perfection. Detailing tips, tricks & secrets. Learn & discuss the Autopian way to clean & protect your interior, exterior and engine.
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    2. Use this forum to start an open discussion of car detailing products. Let’s get critical!
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      It's Better Waxed, the monthly detailer's box, is here to help detailers and weekend warriors learn more about detailing.

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    3. Everything you need to know about Paint Correction, DA Polishers, Rotary Buffers & Wet Sanding. Come on in and learn!
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    4. Click & Brag

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      Post your before & afters. Share your special detailing projects. Car detailing car photography at its best! Pros & enthusiasts welcome.

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    5. Come on in to see the latest and greatest in detailing videos from all over the world. Feel free to post your own videos or other videos you've encountered.

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    6. Guide to Detailing

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      Automotive Detailing articles & How To's by Autopia's best!

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    7. Science meets Aesthetics by Jon Miller aka TOGWT. Science - includes such elements as chemicals, equipment, and knowledge of vehicle surfaces, industry standards, and customer requirements. Aesthetics - is the activity of combining these elements into the proper application methodologies that produce an aesthetically pleasing outcome for each specific situation.

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    8. Epic Threads

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      The best of the best! An accumulation of the most action packed discussions from the beginning of Autopian times. Sit back and take a stroll through the history & evolution of Autopia.

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    9. Welcome to the Autopian world of Motorcycle, Marine & RV detailing. The place to discuss shining up your other ride!

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    10. We can't ignore what auto detailing chemicals are doing to the environment. This forum area is for open discussion & learning of this important topic.

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  4. THE CLUB HOUSE - Introductions, off-topic discussions and good deals!
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    1. This is the place to find out what's going on in the world of Autopia. Feel free to give your constructive feedback about the forum.

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    2. Hot Tub

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      Off-topic discussion. Everything non-detail related.

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  5. Autopia Car Care Guide To Detailing - The perfect place to learn the basics of detailing and discuss different techniques and procedures.
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    1. This is the place to discuss and review auto detailing products, tools & accessories.

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    2. The place to discuss paint correction, polishing, buffers, polishes, pads, wet sanding and all things shiny. -Hand Polishing -Polishing with a Dual Action Polisher -Polishing with a Rotary Polisher -Wet sanding for show car shine.

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    3. Feel free to openly discussion your favorite waxes, sealants, coatings, or combinations.

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    4. Interior Car Care

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      Discuss your favorite techniques and products in caring for carpets, leather, trim, and upholstery.

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    5. Dedicated to the discussion of cleaning, detailing, and protecting tires, wheels, suspension, chassis and engines.

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    6. Everything Else

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      Want to discuss something that doesn't fit anywhere else? Tools and oddity items? This is the place!

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    7. Questions and discussion about what it takes to detail things other than cars.

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    8. Have a question about detailing that you would are afraid is to simple post other places? Need basic help? Want to understand the different products? This is the place to ask questions freely and receive help for our amazing forum member.

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    9. A collection of member's best how to articles and links to articles in various sub forums.

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    10. A collection of official articles, how to instructional, and videos by staff members of Autopia-carcare.com

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    11. Be heard! Be seen! Post videos here! Product reviews, demos and how to videos welcome!

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  6. Autopia Forums Members Club - Car ownership, the garage, car shows, vehicle maintenance, modifications and more!
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    1. The Detailers Showcase

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      Show off your detail! If you've taken the time to achieve the ultimate shine and reflection, we want to see it. Before and after shots rule!

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    2. This exclusive area of the community is for members to swap products they have accumulated. No selling is permitted! This is strictly a "swap meet." This area is moderated heavily and abuse results in the area's deletion.

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    3. Are you proud of your car detailing collection and tools? This is the place to share your passion with those who are equally as passionate.

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    4. Show Off Your Garage!

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      Got a detailing sanctuary that other's envy? Let's see where you work your magic.

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    5. Have you been to a detailing trade show, seminar, or car show recently? Have some cool pictures of the event? Tell us about it and share your pictures here.

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    6. What's better, huge cubic inches and a big carburetor or high tech fuel injection and a turbo? Chevy or Ford? Ferrari or Lamborghini? Rear wheel drive or all wheel drive? Discuss anything and everything car related. Ladies welcome too!

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    7. Total car care, preventative maintenance and mods to keep your car running strong and make driving more fun!

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  7. PROFESSIONAL AUTO DETAILING - Where the pros go to discuss their car detailing biz!
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    1. Discuss & Share your information about Brick N Mortar & Mobile operations with other Pro Detailers.

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    2. If you're starting a new professional business or looking for ideas to bring more business or profit to your business, this is the place. Marketing, Accounting, Management, Employees & Insurance.

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    3. For the discussion of specialty topics such as PDR, Paint Chip Repair, Windshield Repair, Wheel Repair, and Fabric & Upholstery Repair. Training & industry news.

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  8. Professional Auto Detailing - Discuss detailing business strategy and development, marketing tips, customer satisfaction and environmental concerns.
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    1. Learn what it takes to make your detailing business a success! This section covers all aspects of what you should know to start your own detailing business.

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    2. Mastering some good marketing strategies can make all the difference. It takes more than just being good at detailing, you want potential customers to know about you and more importantly give them a reason to use your services.

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    3. Mobile Detailing Rigs

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      See how creative mobile detailers can be with their set-ups. Got a mobile detailing rig you want to show off? Let's see it!

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    4. In addition to detailing, many professionals offer related automotive services such as PDR, window film and clear bras

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    5. You'll be amazed at some of the experiences that detailers go through.

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  9. CAR STYLE - Discuss Car Modifications, Garage & Car Ownership.
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    1. Car & Driver

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      Buying, selling, financing, insurance, service and DRIVING!

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    2. Share your comments, questions & experiences about Auto Body, Mechanical & Modification issues. Post a restoration, mechanical repair or Hot Rod build.

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    3. Interior modifications, audio, video, GPS, alarms...

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    4. The Man Cave

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      This is the place to discuss everything about your garage & shop. Floors, doors. lighting, tools, storage and more!

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    5. Car Show & Concours

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      We made them perfect; now let's do some showing off! Post about a future car show, Cars & Coffee and cruise night.

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    6. When a garage is not available, a car cover is the next best thing!

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  10. AUTOPIA LEARNING LIBRARY - Articles, Tutorials & Videos
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    2. Article topics for all car owners (insurance, finance, theft prevention, defensive driving...)

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  11. REGIONAL FORUMS - For discussion of regional detailing events and news.
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    1. Southwest USA

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      For news and events based in CA, UT, CO, NV, AZ, NM, TX, and HI

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      For events and news in IL, IN, OH, MI, IA, KS, OK, NE, MO, MN, ND, SD, WI, KY

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      For news and events in MD, WV, VA, DC

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    5. For news and events in FL, GA, SC, NC, MS, AL, TN, AR, LA

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    6. For news and events in PA, DE, NJ, NY, MA, CT, RI, ME, VT, NH,

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    7. Canada

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      For news and events in the Canadian Provinces

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    9. Europe, Asia, America's and Australia.

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