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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:23 pm 
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1 wash with warm water & turtle wax car shampoo
1 wash with warm water
chamois (halfors 3quid)
clean dry t-shirt ( for any smears & then wheels)
t-cut if need be but not usually

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wash carpet with water & carpet cleaner liquid out of an old carpet machine lol
wipe over interior trim with wet cloth (thats all thats needed cos i sprayed my interior trim with clear laquaer about month ago - not recommended makes car smell like paint for 2 wks althogh its like a permanent back to black lol)
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Well thats all i do & keeps me happy :)

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Try some better shampoo dude, you'll be surprised what difference there is! I used to use turtle wax shampoo, and thought it done the job well enough. Until I tried some Meguiars shampoo - it's quality!

Also, what do you use to wash your car with? A decent wash mitt is recommended, it doesn't scratch your car as you wash, because the dirt is drawn away form the paintwork.

And the same goes for t-shirts, not great for paintwork if they get dirt trapped in them as you wipe!

I know it may seem petty, and fair enough if this is all you want to do with your car, but I have really got into detailing recently, and just basic washing needs to be done properly in my opinion. It doesn't take much longer to do anyways.

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and a well looked after car takes alot less time to come up clean i find..


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Yeah, it's the classic neighbours chant of "You do know it's going to rain later/tomorrow dont ya??"

Yes. Yes I do thank you. But I wont be the coont having to scrub hard to get my car looking clean again!

And I hate it when neighbours think they are funny, and the only people in the world to say "You can do mine next!".

No I will not do your car next. It wasn't funny the first time you said it. It wasn't funny when someone else said it, and it wont be funny when some ELSE says it. Leave me alone.

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Here, anyways, have a read:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/s ... php?t=4637

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Des, you've missed abit mate, LOL

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Des, you've missed abit mate, LOL


OMG how could I forget that classic line! Grrrr!

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just bought some poorboy's and meg's for the time being
used to use autoglym though (was quite good IMO)

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as anyone tried mixing Autoglym Super Resin Polish with the Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection ???

Ive read somewhere before that some people do this and get a really good finish

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jonosi wrote:
as anyone tried mixing Autoglym Super Resin Polish with the Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection ???

Ive read somewhere before that some people do this and get a really good finish


ive also heard this..


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just remembered another great product, well from my own personal use anyway

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i use this under the bonnet once ive wiped the engine bay down

makes everything very shiney

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That is one sexy looking engine bay!!! Love it!!

Top job jono :)

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I use all these when i clean mine!

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autoglym glass polish does wonders


I know its scary how good it is, 1st time i used it i was really impressed! There wheel cleaner is really good too.

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Matt where did you get the plastic tub for your Clay???

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It comes with the current Meguiars clay kit. You get 2 clay bars, detailer spray, a cloth and the little bottle of finishing wax.

Costs about £22 from Halfords I do believe.

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Ta very much Des.

Also does anyone know where i can get one of the Meguiars Boot organisers/bag things from, i've seen them on ebay just wanna know if anyone knows a better mail order place???

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Does anyone rate a fold flat bucket and if so can anyone recommend a decent one???

My Meguiars boot organiser arrived (pictured) but i believe a fold flat bucket will free up some space!
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jon that little organiser thing is pretty cool, nice and handy


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Yeah and folds up small when empty, so many different pockets and compartments that i can't fill up, well worth the money me thinks.

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