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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:44 pm 
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thought id start a post where everyone could add their processes during washing/waxing their cars

here goes mine

if heavily soiled jet wash lower half of the car to get the worst off
spray some Muc-off over alloys and work in with a soft brush
next grab 2 buckets of water one with fresh water and one containing your car shampoo
i now dont use a sponge to wash the paintwork after reading all the issues of causing swirling etc. get a decent lambswool washmit.
during washing rinse the washmit in the clean water so as to remove and debris you may have picked up
rinse shampoo off next and dry using a drying towel
i sometimes also take a small drive to help get the water out of the small cracks ( nothing more anoying than starting to wax and you find water in parts )
every now and then i will clay my paintwork. i have 2 grades of clay. 1 is for more frequent use.
after this i mist the car again with water from a spray bottle and dry
plastic bits and rubbers coated with Autoglym Bumper Care
then i go for the Meguiars paint cleaner and do all the panels using a microfibre applicator used slightly damp
next up is Clearkote Red Moose Machine Glaze applied with microfibre applicator used slightly damp
then i use Poorboys EXP which is a paint sealant. depending on the weather this works better if left on the paint for 30mins.
i do this twice with microfibre applicator used slightly damp
then its Clearkote Yellow Moose Cream Wax. only 1 application here applied with sponge appicator
to finish off its Clearkote Carnuba Moose Wax applied twice with sponge applicator
i use microfibre cloths to buff off the polishes

im sure ive missed some bits :)

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:o flippin heck mate that just your normal wash?

how about your interior?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:39 pm 
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xmadxmoex wrote:
:o flippin heck mate that just your normal wash?

how about your interior?


thing is the tho i dont let the car get too dirty to start with but those steps are pretty much what i do each time. drives the missus mad as it takes me ages but the results speak for themselves

interior dont get cleaned too much but thats cos its never aloud to get dirty

but when i do its a hoover out 1st to remove debris and then i use Autoglym Interior Shampoo. Ive used this stuff for around 15yrs and found it to be the the best.
on the plastics i use armorall wipes and spray
this is my next stage as i prepare for FITP

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:43 am 
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Spot on mate, that's pretty much what I do in a full session aswell. The 2 bucket method is a must though, even for the most basic of washes!

The results speak for themselves really though dont they!

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