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Author:  Mattyboy Esq [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:29 pm ]
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I know we already have a post like this but this is going to be a list of each item, i don't want people to just say Meg's or poorboys, i want the actual product and i don't want people to just list all the products they use, as most products are good i want the ones that actually stand out for you. So no Spam and chat please!

Wash

*Poorboy's Waffle Weave Drying Towels - Makes drying so much easier and holds alot of water.
*Euro W Lambs Wool Wash Mitt - i prefer to use this than the MF one as is softer to the paintwork.


Claying

*ClearKote Quik Shine - I used this a my Clay lube and it works really well, but i've also used it as a waterless wash and give a great shine.


Polish

*Poorboy's Velvet Smooth Ultimate Finishing Towel XXL - really good for buffing to a good shine.
*Meguiar’s #7 Show Car Glaze - gave a really good shine and refelection even on my white paintwork.
*megs #83


Wax

Dodo Juice Light Fantastic - Last age's on the car and in the Tub
Poorboy's Deluxe Mega Towel - Found them brilliant for removing the wax and to buff to a shine.


Exterior trim

*Autoglym Fast Glass


Interior trim

*Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing - Cleans as well as giving a shine and dosen't attract dust like some.


Interior Carpets and Upholstery (seats etc)

*Poorboy’s All Purpose Cleaner - Used it on my carpet, was gobsmacked how well it worked, it removed oil off the carpet which i wasn't expecting!
*Autoglym Interior Shampoo

Author:  jonosi [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:30 pm ]
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add megs #83 to the polish bit

also

Autoglym Fast Glass
Autoglym Interior Shampoo

Author:  jonosi [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:31 pm ]
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no-one else adding to this then?

Author:  onslack [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:32 pm ]
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i haven't bought anything from gaz yet :cry:

Author:  jonosi [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:34 pm ]
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onslack wrote:
i haven't bought anything from gaz yet :cry:


i spent so much from various places now, some products aint got used yet

Author:  Ry [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:02 pm ]
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I think it's become obsession for a lot of people now. Mine's filthy normally.

Though the amount of people I know who detail cars on the side or for a living is unreal since this time last year!

Author:  richard_p88 [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:25 pm ]
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Wax - Clearkote Carnauba Moose Wax

Exellent, mid price range wax, Results as per ReflectoPorn thread. Can be used in sunlight and doesn't leave massive amounts of dust, as thin application is preferred, meaning the bottle longer too.
:)

Author:  Mattyboy Esq [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:50 pm ]
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onslack wrote:
i haven't bought anything from gaz yet :cry:


Dosen't have to be from Gaz, can be from anywhere! :)

Author:  ChubbyJon [ Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:10 pm ]
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Can anyone recommend a good glass cleaner for interior and exterior use???

Currently i use Meguiars glass cleaner but i was wondering if there is anything better???

Thanks :)

Author:  jonosi [ Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:11 pm ]
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ChubbyJon wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good glass cleaner for interior and exterior use???

Currently i use Meguiars glass cleaner but i was wondering if there is anything better???

Thanks :)


ive been using AG Fast Glass for years now and never had any probs at all

Author:  cs detailing [ Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:59 am ]
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ive been using spray and gloss from poorboys. odd i know but seems to work well..... just ddont use it on windows with wipers

Author:  Trissy_si [ Thu May 22, 2008 12:43 pm ]
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I thought my car was clean with decent paint work but after looking at jonosi's at FITP I realise there is a lot I need to do.

What can you recomend for a mirror shine and to get rid of swirl and polish marks that can be seen in direct sunlight. I don't really want something to cut too much as I would worry about damaging or removing the laquer (mine is still all original paint)

Finally what cloths do you all use for removing polish, I've got a couple but the static they create means the car attracts lots of fluff and dust just after cleaning.

Cheers

Author:  jonosi [ Thu May 22, 2008 8:58 pm ]
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Trissy_si wrote:
I thought my car was clean with decent paint work but after looking at jonosi's at FITP I realise there is a lot I need to do.

What can you recomend for a mirror shine and to get rid of swirl and polish marks that can be seen in direct sunlight. I don't really want something to cut too much as I would worry about damaging or removing the laquer (mine is still all original paint)

Finally what cloths do you all use for removing polish, I've got a couple but the static they create means the car attracts lots of fluff and dust just after cleaning.

Cheers


hiya

thanks for the comments re me car :)

right as to your questions above, there are so many products around you will get people saying this is good that is good etc etc
over the years of owning a car i think i have tried so many products to get that 'wet look' but untill i purchased my Porter Cable polisher i got nowhere close buy hand.
i think i started to mention about these polishers Sunday and to be honest you will not be disappointed if you got one
no matter how hard you try by hand you are not going to get a 90+% correction
as to products well a lot of people i have seen using Poorboys products and got good results with their SSR polishes
these differ in how much cut they give depending on your paint condition, there are different versions available. that said though, as i mentioned above, you will find or get the best out of these when used via a machine.
myself i use a Meguiars #83 (which Gaz at Detailed Obsession supplied) if i use this it is via the PC
i have read so many times though that the final finish is only as good as the prep work so a start would be as follows;
give the car a good wash
clay the car or if done a decent paint cleaner can help
next apply a glaze followed by a paint sealant
then finish off with a quality wax

i am using after a normal wash (no correction)
megs paint cleaner
clearkote red moose machine glaze (applied via the PC)
poorboys exp sealant
victoria concours wax (when its show time i use a quick spray of megs nxt spray wax)
and i keep a bottle of quick detailer on stand by if get traces of wax not removed when buffing

for polishing cloths i recently got some Eurow mega plush towels and found them to be excellent but any decent quality microfibre cloth will be just what you need. mf cloth are by far the best thing to use and normally will not leave any dust behind (i know what you mean about the static as it used to really annoy me)

sorry to go on :) but i hope that sort of helps or if you need anymore guidance drop Gaz a PM, he knows his stuff and will help out no end

Author:  miss_si [ Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:07 pm ]
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ChubbyJon wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good glass cleaner for interior and exterior use???

Currently i use Meguiars glass cleaner but i was wondering if there is anything better???

Thanks :)

i still swear by auto glym, they do a good glass polish aswell!!

Author:  ivan [ Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:44 pm ]
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Swirl remover

Anyone who has a PC or Megs 220, the stuff to use is (IMO) Chemical Guys - Scratch & Swirl Buff Polish

I did the daughters Fiesta first (test bed :lol: ) and then mine Mondeo ST, I think the results are awesome and this product is well recommended, best I 've used.

Breaks down nicely into a fine polish so removes the need for an interim polish prior to wax.

See what you think

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Author:  cs detailing [ Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:31 am ]
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ivan wrote:
Swirl remover

Anyone who has a PC or Megs 220, the stuff to use is (IMO) Chemical Guys - Scratch & Swirl Buff Polish



I found the above to not be very effective on anything but the lightest swirls and soft paint.

ive used SSR2 with a LSP ready finish. although if you cant get SSR2 to break down well enough, megs 80 is VERY good, gives a good working time compared to the poorboys range too

Author:  ivan [ Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:48 am ]
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fair comment, i think sometimes its finding the right combination, polish and pad. The daughters fiesta was heavily swirled and i wouldnt call ford paint soft.

Author:  cleanmitts [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:44 pm ]
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Here is something for you.

On our site, We only sell recommended products. There for you can trust any product on there!

We also aim to be the Uk's Cheapest! Which is a bonus!

If you require any advice or feedback on any product, Please just ask, as i use these day in day out.

All the best
Nick

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Author:  bensouthport [ Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:20 pm ]
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first time ive understood car detailing :D i just figured you got a good finish from a good polish! shows how inexperienced i am. planning on taking my car off the road for a bit but i want to leave it in there in the best possible condition!

would anybody be able to give me a total price on how much all of that stuff would cost?

thanks in advance! ben

Author:  Chris [ Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:25 pm ]
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Just because i've generally been looking into everything for future reference.. Heres a rough guide to most of the stuff either on this list (mostly) or a randomly picked one by me for reference.

£10 - drying towel
£8 - wash mitt
£13 - Dodo Juice SuperNatural Shampoo
£14 - Clay bar
£10 - Polish
£13 - Glaze
£19 - Sealant (with pad)
£33 - Dodo Juice Wax
£11 - Poorboys dressing (interior)
£7 - Velvet smooth Towel

£138

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