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 Post subject: Car cleaning.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:37 pm 
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OK, Just a little bit of question asking before I go clean this car.. As I want to do it properly and not swirl the paint as its in really good condition.

Firstly is this sort of Mitt what I would use to wash with? I use the Turtle wash and wax.
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And then what order do you do it in.. I Normally hose it down, wash it with Turtle wash and wax, then hose it, dry it, and use some polish my dad has..

But I've now got a clay bar, detailing spray (Megulars from halfords) and also some Turtle wax Extreme proper wax with the yellow foamy pad.

I know I need to do these things in straight lines, and not around. But how do I effectively use the wax with the pad and how do I use a clay bar properly? :D I'm a real beginner and these questions are stupid but worth asking for me in the long run.

I have one of those halfords starter kits so I have two polishing rags, microfibre cloths and also been bought a proper leather chamois where would the chamois come into it?

Thanks..

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 Post subject: Re: Car cleaning.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:58 pm 
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Bump ? :(

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Chris_Lock wrote:
OK, Just a little bit of question asking before I go clean this car.. As I want to do it properly and not swirl the paint as its in really good condition.

Firstly is this sort of Mitt what I would use to wash with? I use the Turtle wash and wax.
Image

And then what order do you do it in.. I Normally hose it down, wash it with Turtle wash and wax, then hose it, dry it, and use some polish my dad has..

But I've now got a clay bar, detailing spray (Megulars from halfords) and also some Turtle wax Extreme proper wax with the yellow foamy pad.

I know I need to do these things in straight lines, and not around. But how do I effectively use the wax with the pad and how do I use a clay bar properly? :D I'm a real beginner and these questions are stupid but worth asking for me in the long run.

I have one of those halfords starter kits so I have two polishing rags, microfibre cloths and also been bought a proper leather chamois where would the chamois come into it?

Thanks..


ok so basically rinse car down to get major bit of crap off then wash it using 2 bucket method then rinse off again then whilst still wet and using quick detailer to keep clay and body well lubed up glide the clay over the panel ,you dont need to apply force to it though. after each panel give it a hose off to keep car wet then when its all done one final rinse and dry off although a chamois aint amazing as can cause swirls still ,a microfibre drying towel jobber is the best.
with the wax i would invest in some polish first to bring the paint up before waxing as its only there to protect and you can apply in circular motions (well i do) and i have no swrling on mine and it black lol


soz not more helpful but i not a pro :)


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 Post subject: Re: Car cleaning.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Thats great thanks. I have a polish so I'll use that. And my friend has a machine polisher.. Where do I fit that in? At the end then wax it? Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:06 pm 
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check the polish you using is machine compatible and have a gander at
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php
all info you cud ever want and nice bunch of peeps
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