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greenymk7
[quote name='ChrisZetecS' post='45912' date='Oct 11 2009, 06:56 PM']Heres one for the experts..
My car is 10 months old now and just ticked over 18,000 miles :lol: and the seats/carpets etc are looking like they need a good valet. I have acess to a 'vax' and want to know what interior shampoo/products I should get to give my interior a good valet.[/quote]


chris if you have some spare pennies lying around then maybe try [url="http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine-amp-exterior/303-high-tech-fabric-guard/prod_175.html"]303 fabric guard[/url] and 3[url="http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interior/303-aerospace-protectant/prod_366.html"]03 aerospace[/url] for your plastics
Bashful
[quote name='greenymk7' post='46249' date='Oct 14 2009, 10:16 PM']yeah i heard this aswell.

iv got rainX but only ever used it on the rear window, was contemplating trying it on all of them but not sure.

if there is no dodo within the next couple of months i might also have a look at the carlack 68 kit which people seem to find pretty gd.

i actually lime primed lited my windows the last full detail i did and it beaded massively but i didnt seal it with anything so it gone off abit now.

ps i frickin love the bubblegum from i4 :lol:

im just stocking up again on cyc atm but not sure on new products to try theres just soooooo many :lol: EDIT: iv just bought lots of chemical guys stuff as i havent used it for a while - watermelon air fresher, miracle dryer (test against my SN), Sasquatch maximus buffing towels and some speed wipe and streak free quickshine[/quote]

I've used rainX on all the windows and not sure if I will use it again on the windscreen as it seemed to make things a bit hazy. Will try Red Mist on it next time I wash it.

Need to do my winter detail soon!
Hook
I'm planning on doing a detail on the new Zetec this Saturday if the weather is OK!

Here's what I ended up getting... (although I accidentally bought Hard Candy wax rather than Purple Haze :()
[list]
[*]Dodo Juice Hard Candy Wax
[*]Meguiar's Clay & Lubricant
[*]'Born to be Mild' Shampoo
[*]Lime Prime Lite
[*]some microfibre towels
[*]a wool wash mitt thing...
[/list]


Planning on getting a wookie's fist mitt next month, and some stuff for the alloys but broken the bank a little this month with buying the car. My bank account looks so empty :(
Bashful
[quote name='Hook' post='46335' date='Oct 15 2009, 07:18 PM']I'm planning on doing a detail on the new Zetec this Saturday if the weather is OK!

Here's what I ended up getting... (although I accidentally bought Hard Candy wax rather than Purple Haze :()
[list]
[*]Dodo Juice Hard Candy Wax
[*]Meguiar's Clay & Lubricant
[*]'Born to be Mild' Shampoo
[*]Lime Prime Lite
[*]some microfibre towels
[*]a wool wash mitt thing...
[/list]


Planning on getting a wookie's fist mitt next month, and some stuff for the alloys but broken the bank a little this month with buying the car. My bank account looks so empty :([/quote]

It'll be worth it though once you see your shiny car
DanGull
Hook, Hard Candy is excellent. I'm all set to use Purple Haze this weekend - I shall compare the two.
greenymk7
hard candy is an epically good wax.

in the spring im thinking of trying rainforest rub over blue velvet see how it comes up
Hook
I've put a layer of hard candy on today, after lime prime lite'ing... if I'm going to layer up the wax, do I need to apply lime prime lite before every layer, or just wash the car and then wax up?

:)
DanGull
Strictly speaking - layering should be done with no washing between layers. Don't prime before the second layer, but if you have time and are able to bung it in the garage tonight, let the layer you've done cure and then put another on tomorrow.

If you don't want to wax every time you wash - and it's not necessary at all - you might want to get wax top-up product such as Red Mist.

Today I've layered two layers of Blue Velvet and two layers of Purple Haze on mine and finished it with Duragloss Aquawax. Strictly speaking, each layer could have done with much longer to cure (they got an hour each) but I'm tight on time at present.
Hook
Can't get the car in the garage :( For some reason the garage is 6 inches above the drive... it's a bit of a bizaare set up!
DanGull
Ok, in that case you want as little washing as possible. If it stays dry tonight you can get away with a wipe over tomorrow (very slightly damp microfibre or similar). If it rains, a light bucket wash will do nicely and make it ready for its second layer. I'm presuming you're using a decent wax-safe shampoo of course, if not just go with plain water or you'll strip your carefully applied first layer.

Two layers of hard candy offers good protection - but with winter coming I'd be tempted to put another on, maybe tomorrow evening after the second layer has cured for a good few hours. I'd then top it with something as mentioned above, but you may not have the products to hand. :)
DanGull
I have to say - all hail the boys at Dodo Juice. I know greeny and I bang on about their products alot, but I've had the most amazing day doing the winter protection detail on my car.

Dodo shampoo, clay lube, clay, hard wax and soft wax all used - great products, especially Purple Haze. I applied it by hand for the first time today and my neighbor asked me to stop feeling up my car :lol: :huh:
greenymk7
I completely protected my dads car agen today as it didnt go completely to plan.

Got a couple of pics which il throw up tomoz. Used bilt hamber clay and fk1000p for protection and bloody hell wat a product.

Also dan take a look at cg speed wipe iv fallen in love with it lol
Hook
I've got the second layer of wax on, going to let it cure for an hour or so and then put a third on. The car looks sparkling :D

I've got a bottle of Megs Quik Detailer, is this similar to Dodo's Red Mist? Is it worth applying it and polishing it off with a micro fibre cloth after getting the third layer on?

Ta for the help everyone :D
DanGull
None of the Megs quick detailers (including last touch - the expensive one) offer that much protection. They're more aimed at enhancing gloss. However, if it's what you have you're certainly not going to do any harm. However, QDs are often solvent based, so be sure the last layer of wax is well cure (6 hours+ minimum) before you go applying it, or you may start stripping rather than topping up.
Hook
[quote name='DanGull' post='46550' date='Oct 18 2009, 03:19 PM']None of the Megs quick detailers (including last touch - the expensive one) offer that much protection. They're more aimed at enhancing gloss. However, if it's what you have you're certainly not going to do any harm. However, QDs are often solvent based, so be sure the last layer of wax is well cure (6 hours+ minimum) before you go applying it, or you may start stripping rather than topping up.[/quote]

It came as lube with the megs clay, but the clay is pretty crap.

Currently writing my birthday list for the gf... Red Mist is on it for sure :D
Hook
Detail is complete...

Posted some pics in the members pics thread: [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=7401&view=findpost&p=46562"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index...ost&p=46562[/url]
DanGull
Great job Hook, very well applied by the looks of it. Great wet look :D
Hook
[quote name='DanGull' post='46564' date='Oct 18 2009, 05:57 PM']Great job Hook, very well applied by the looks of it. Great wet look :D[/quote]

Thanks Dan - had fun out there this afternoon.

I love the colour of it... even if the kids at school think it's hilarious that their English Teacher has a pink car... ^_^
Hook
Another question...!

We're currently going through BSF at school and they've started putting the RSJ's up and are still shifting earth. As such there's a lot of dust floating around the site, add to that the fact we've still got a coal fired boiler in the 6th form there's a lot of soot in the air too. Is it worth rinsing the car off every night to get the crap off it?!
Gazjs
[quote name='Hook' post='46563' date='Oct 18 2009, 05:47 PM']Detail is complete...

Posted some pics in the members pics thread: [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=7401&view=findpost&p=46562"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index...ost&p=46562[/url][/quote]

Very nice finish, keep up the good work :D
Hook
[quote name='Gazjs' post='46569' date='Oct 18 2009, 06:43 PM']Very nice finish, keep up the good work :D[/quote]

It just started raining... not quite the 24 hours I was hoping for to allow the 3rd layer to cure :(

It is beading quite nicely though:

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4022435941_3e69ac8067_b.jpg[/img]
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2425/4023201274_236e183aa1_b.jpg[/img]
greenymk7
quality stuff their.

i will put pictures up of my dads car tomoz as iv been out all of today. the beading of this FK1000P is simply insane.

oh and Dan BLUE VELVET PRO!!! woop woop :lol:
DanGull
Has it arrived?? I can't use it - boo.

Have to say, while I loved Purple Haze, I was less impressed with Blue Velvet as indeed I was with Supernatural. AG High Def goes on better for me and gives better results on the white.

I think I may put my Blue Velvet up for sale. Swissvax Glacier is next on the lost to try - and in the height of summer some BOS is going on too.
greenymk7
check the dod forum on DW all info is in there.

also a dodo wheel cleaner maybe worth a go but the bilberry is just so darn good :lol:

i don't have much of a problem with blue velvet. it isnt not as easy on as some but they results on panther black are great.
greenymk7
some pictures on my dads car, sorry about the quality they are off my iphone and its a couple of days since its actually been done and been driven since then :lol:

got a couple of pictures of the foaming
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0034.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0033.jpg[/img]

and the bilberry wheels
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0035.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0036.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0037.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0038.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0039.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0040.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0041.jpg[/img]

:)
Gazjs
Very nice greeny,
does using snow foam make that much of a difference to say water and megs nxt gen?
I have always been scared to put any wheel cleaners on my alloys, bilberry seems to have brought out a good shine on ur detail though.
greenymk7
as long as you mix bilberry in the correct way then its fine with alloys.

i spray on at the same time as foaming leave for a couple of mins then spray a little more and clean with a detailing brush.

the snow loosens alot of the stuck on dirty for when you then bucket wash the car.
zetec turner
Can anyone help?
i only got my zetec last Monday
but when i cleaned my 58 plate zetec i use to wash it then dry with a leather and that was it
never really bothered with it
but now i have the mk7 zetec in white I'm trying to put the effort in
i have just ordered the dodo juice diamond white
and born 2 be mild and a drying towel
But as i have never waxed a car before I'm just looking for some tips, do you polish as well do i need this lime lite you seem to talk about?
please help:D
greenymk7
You don't need lime prime at all.

if its fairly knew then it should need much more than just a wash with a few layers of wax on top.

wash using 2 buckets 1 with shampoo 1 plain water for rising your mitt/sponge

dry off making sure u get all the annoying places like the mirrors and cracks round the windows.

waxing, make sure u have a foam applicator pad, a half twist or maybe a full twist round the pot depending on how hard or soft the wax is wen u get it out.

make sure u apply only a thin layer to the whole car, leave for 10 mins or so and buff off.

ideally if you have a garage park the car in there over night and and give it another layer the day after.

tip is its better to apply more thin layers and 1 thick layer!!

ps have fun!! :D
zetec turner
thanks, ill put up some pictures when I'm done
sussex
Whats the thoughts on alloy wheel cleaners? I've heard that Bilberry is good, but not heard of many other recommendations?

Very anxious not to damage my lovely "x-pack" 17'ers!!
greenymk7
bilberry is great stuff and u can dilute it down alot so it goes along way.

dodo juice are bringing out a wheel cleaner this friday called mellow yellow which i think again will be great.

or bilt hamber surfex HD will do the trick and can be used as an APC aswell
Bashful
[quote name='Hook' post='46563' date='Oct 18 2009, 05:47 PM']Detail is complete...

Posted some pics in the members pics thread: [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=7401&view=findpost&p=46562"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index...ost&p=46562[/url][/quote]

Hook, that looks amazing, I plan to do my winter detail later in the week - the pressure is on now! :lol:
MarkyR
Can I have a bit of help :)

I have a little Champion power washer, I used it with some old soap solution made for it I have, anyway, I also have an ad on rotating brush. It did an admirable job, but not brilliant.
So, is it ok to just use my power wash to loosen dirt on the car and then to rinse the car. Then resort to some manual labour with the following products:

1 of these (why do you need 2 buckets?):

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Meguiars_Grit_Guard_Bucket_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Megu...d_Bucket_1.html[/url]

This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Born_To_be_Mild_Shampoo_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo..._Shampoo_1.html[/url]

Mitts:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodo-Juice-Supernatural-Finger-Applicator/dp/B002OHXX24/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1255986683&sr=1-2"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodo-Juice-Superna...6683&sr=1-2[/url]

A Zymol Sponge if I can find one.

Or this mitt:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Wash_Mitt_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo...ash_Mitt_1.html[/url]

This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Supernatural_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Or This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Uber_Premium_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Or these look good:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonus_Der_Wunder_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonu...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Wheels (Not bothered about my tyres) I've no idea, what do I need to clean them?

And this:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Duragloss_Aquawax_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dura..._Aquawax_1.html[/url]


Do the foam lance add ons for power washers just spray the car with foam? Is that preferable to a bucket and wash solution?
I don't mind using one product like that wax or a polish if I can get away with just using one product that works rather then multiple products. I suppose I'm after mid range washing haha. And is a wax better then a polish? Thanks.
DanGull
[quote name='MarkyR' post='46725' date='Oct 19 2009, 10:31 PM']Can I have a bit of help :)

I have a little Champion power washer, I used it with some old soap solution made for it I have, anyway, I also have an ad on rotating brush. It did an admirable job, but not brilliant.
So, is it ok to just use my power wash to loosen dirt on the car and then to rinse the car. Then resort to some manual labour with the following products:

1 of these (why do you need 2 buckets?):

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Meguiars_Grit_Guard_Bucket_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Megu...d_Bucket_1.html[/url]

This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Born_To_be_Mild_Shampoo_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo..._Shampoo_1.html[/url]

Mitts:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodo-Juice-Supernatural-Finger-Applicator/dp/B002OHXX24/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1255986683&sr=1-2"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodo-Juice-Superna...6683&sr=1-2[/url]

A Zymol Sponge if I can find one.

Or this mitt:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Wash_Mitt_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo...ash_Mitt_1.html[/url]

This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Supernatural_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Or This:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Uber_Premium_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Or these look good:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonus_Der_Wunder_Drying_Towel_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonu...ng_Towel_1.html[/url]

Wheels (Not bothered about my tyres) I've no idea, what do I need to clean them?

And this:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Duragloss_Aquawax_1.html"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dura..._Aquawax_1.html[/url]


Do the foam lance add ons for power washers just spray the car with foam? Is that preferable to a bucket and wash solution?
I don't mind using one product like that wax or a polish if I can get away with just using one product that works rather then multiple products. I suppose I'm after mid range washing haha. And is a wax better then a polish? Thanks.[/quote]

A lot to answer here. Pressure washer - great. Brush attachment - awful, step away from it. You'll get grit and all sorts in it, then nicely scrub that across your paint leaving swirls or worse.

A pressure washer doesn't loosen a great deal of dirt alone, at least not safely. Blasting large amounts of dirt all over the car at high pressure can cause damage in itself. Much better to invest in the foam lance, gently foam the car with indirect pressure, allow this dwell for 15 minutes or so and then gently rinse using the pressure washer, again not pointing it directly at the car where possible.

Snow foam or similar should be done IN ADDITION to a bucket wash, not instead of. The pre wash is to loosen the dirt, the bucket wash removes it.

The two bucket wash is a the safest type of wash. One bucket contains your shampoo solution, the other is plain water. The mitt is charged in the shampoo bucket, but rinsed in the other. That way, dirt and grit collected from the car are left in the rinse bucket, rather than picked up again when you next charge the mitt and spread back over the car. I have a grit guard in both to make sure.

Wheels - Bilberry has been mentioned many times here and is an awesome product. It's an acid free wheel cleaner, so it doesn't eat the clear coat lacquer on the alloys. It comes in large quantities and dilutes down. Even neat, you'd struggle to damage alloys with it. You're making a mistake ignoring your tyres - some tyre dressing or gel is a dirt cheap way of making a huge difference to the look of the car.

The Dodo Supernatural mitt takes some getting used to - I sold mine. I think you're better off with a good microfibre mitt such as the Megs one.

Drying towels are all variations on a theme - the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned. I have all three of the ones you've shown, they're all excellent.
greenymk7
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm beads :lol:

[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0042.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0043.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0044.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n78/greeny2k6/IMG_0045.jpg[/img]
MarkyR
[quote name='DanGull' post='46729' date='Oct 19 2009, 11:44 PM']A lot to answer here. Pressure washer - great. Brush attachment - awful, step away from it. You'll get grit and all sorts in it, then nicely scrub that across your paint leaving swirls or worse.

A pressure washer doesn't loosen a great deal of dirt alone, at least not safely. Blasting large amounts of dirt all over the car at high pressure can cause damage in itself. Much better to invest in the foam lance, gently foam the car with indirect pressure, allow this dwell for 15 minutes or so and then gently rinse using the pressure washer, again not pointing it directly at the car where possible.

Snow foam or similar should be done IN ADDITION to a bucket wash, not instead of. The pre wash is to loosen the dirt, the bucket wash removes it.

The two bucket wash is a the safest type of wash. One bucket contains your shampoo solution, the other is plain water. The mitt is charged in the shampoo bucket, but rinsed in the other. That way, dirt and grit collected from the car are left in the rinse bucket, rather than picked up again when you next charge the mitt and spread back over the car. I have a grit guard in both to make sure.

Wheels - Bilberry has been mentioned many times here and is an awesome product. It's an acid free wheel cleaner, so it doesn't eat the clear coat lacquer on the alloys. It comes in large quantities and dilutes down. Even neat, you'd struggle to damage alloys with it. You're making a mistake ignoring your tyres - some tyre dressing or gel is a dirt cheap way of making a huge difference to the look of the car.

The Dodo Supernatural mitt takes some getting used to - I sold mine. I think you're better off with a good microfibre mitt such as the Megs one.

Drying towels are all variations on a theme - the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned. I have all three of the ones you've shown, they're all excellent.[/quote]

Thanks mate, so I shall use the jetwash to rinse the car then. Also is the Durogloss Aquawax any good or is there a better product I could use on it's own. And what's the difference between wax and polish?
So it's either a sponge or micro fibre mitt too, and some micro fibre cloths?
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='MarkyR' post='46783' date='Oct 20 2009, 06:43 PM']Thanks mate, so I shall use the jetwash to rinse the car then. Also is the Durogloss Aquawax any good or is there a better product I could use on it's own. And what's the difference between wax and polish?
So it's either a sponge or micro fibre mitt too, and some micro fibre cloths?[/quote]
No to the sponge as they gaver grit and will gice you swirl marks and even worse scratches. Yes to the mitt 2 if you want to be pc 1 for top half and 1 for bottom half of car gosh i sound like a pro now :lol: :lol: :P
DanGull
Duragloss Aquawax is fantastic. If you didn't want to wax the car, then it's very very close. So simple to apply, and definitely puts a layer of protection down. I use it as a wax topper, but it would work alone.

Polish is for correcting defects and increasing shine but smoothing paint. They are, as a result, nearly always abrasive and should not be left as your top coat product.

Wax is partly about enhancing shine, but mainly about protecting the paint - placing something almost sacrificial between air/dirt and paint.

Greeny tried a Zymol sponge recently that is supposed to work in the same way as microfibre and prevent swirls - he never brought it up again mind you! I say stick with a mitt.
greenymk7
ahhhhh yes the Z sponge

to be honest i did quite like it, it made washing quicker and didnt seem to do any damage.

i would say though that i still prefer the feel of a lambswool mitt.
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='greenymk7' post='46916' date='Oct 22 2009, 09:35 AM']ahhhhh yes the Z sponge

to be honest i did quite like it, it made washing quicker and didnt seem to do any damage.

i would say though that i still prefer the feel of a lambswool mitt.[/quote]
Is that the same sponge i have seen in halfrauds Grey in colour and apparently very good to paint work.
greenymk7
nope its a yellow sponge, they only sell them online.

try having a look on monza car care
aph1101
Evening chaps,

Just a quick question: First of all, I'm pricing myself up some detailing kit in anticipation of 'hopefully' collecting the fiesta next week.
My question is, could you reccommend me a fairly cheap yet effective wash mitt and drying towel. I really don't want this car to get all swirl mark-y like the last one :)
Thanks :D
Gazjs
My roads been getting re tarred all week now, and on going out to wash the car i notice hundreds of tar marks all over the paintwork :(, got these marks out with meguiars tar remover and now its all back to normal .... BUT, its also covered my wheels (Oz superturismo GT's), i plan on getting bilberry at a later date, but for now, will it be safe to use the tar remover on my wheels? or should i nip up to Halfords and get a cheap wheel cleaner like wonder wheels? (My wheels currently have about 4 layers of poor boys, id like a solution that will not strip this)
Thanks
DanGull
If you've got poorboys on - the tar should shift with a good car shampoo like I'm sure you have. Wonder Wheels is acidic - rearrange this sentence: bargepole touch do not, same with most wheel cleaners Halfords stock, with the exception of AG Custom Wheel Cleaner.

Oh, and the tar remover you've used on the paint will strip any wax you had on, so you've got big holes in your protection I would be almost certain. In a 'tarry' situation I tend to take the whole lot back to bare paint, sort out the tar, then re detail.

To remove tar from wheels - I tend to use clay, which won't hurt your poorboys.
Gazjs
[quote name='DanGull' post='47182' date='Oct 25 2009, 03:39 PM']If you've got poorboys on - the tar should shift with a good car shampoo like I'm sure you have. Wonder Wheels is acidic - rearrange this sentence: bargepole touch do not, same with most wheel cleaners Halfords stock, with the exception of AG Custom Wheel Cleaner.

Oh, and the tar remover you've used on the paint will strip any wax you had on, so you've got big holes in your protection I would be almost certain. In a 'tarry' situation I tend to take the whole lot back to bare paint, sort out the tar, then re detail.

To remove tar from wheels - I tend to use clay, which won't hurt your poorboys.[/quote]

Thanks for the reply, going to look into getting some bilberry's tonight to aid in the claying.
MarkyR
Just brought all my cleaning stuff, about 130 all in. I'll post a pic and details when I get it all. Thanks for all the advice guy's, now for some sunny weather and some energy haha.
Gazjs
Recieved my Bilberrys wheel cleaner along with chem resistant bottle and sprayer today :D
For those with experience of the product, which ratio of mixing do you recommend for tar spot removal?
Thanks as always,
Will need to get the next order in for more bubblegum :lol:
aph1101
Sorry to ask yet another question, but could someone give some advice on maintaining microfibre wash mitts and microfibre cloths... i.e how to wash and dry them.

I just gave our part-ex its final wash with my new MF stuff in anticipation of collecting the new car tomorrow... :D
Thanks guys ;)
DanGull
I never use Bilberry at stronger than 3:1 - normally 5:1. I would think either of those will shift tar if you've used wheel sealant.

Microfibre can be washed at 30 degrees with normal washing powder - just don't use fabric softener. Alternatively, hand wash in warm water with white vinegar and washing powder, then tumble dry.

Foam applicators - very very hot water and fairy liquid will shift the products, although be prepared for the colours to remain.


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