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MarkyR
[quote name='Flic' post='50729' date='Nov 25 2009, 08:25 PM']It's so annoying! According to the forecast Sunday is supposed to be dry... We'll see :([/quote]

Me too, I work a varying shift pattern and EVERY single day I've had off it's been blowing a gale or chucking it down or both!!! Not the best for a white car, it looks so filthy!!
MarkyR
[quote name='greenymk7' post='50645' date='Nov 25 2009, 12:54 PM']as long as u dilute tardis its the best thing to use. as long as you don't use it on a hot day then ul be fine with using it.

only leave it on there about 30sec - 1min and ul be fine with it. will last forever aswell[/quote]

Right, I brought the stuff in it's huge can LOL. What ratio do i use for it? I guess I mix it with water? I better have some tar now!!
Gazjs
[quote name='MarkyR' post='50790' date='Nov 25 2009, 11:43 PM']Right, I brought the stuff in it's huge can LOL. What ratio do i use for it? I guess I mix it with water? I better have some tar now!![/quote]
The only time you want to find tar spots they'll be non-existent :lol:
MarkyR
Yeap, I'll not find one tar spit hahaha. Do I de tar the car before or after I wash it?
greenymk7
i foam the car
wash
clay (if i notice any tar spots i then de tar)
wash again
lime prime
wax
wax
wax
wax

:lol:
WelshAde
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absolutly superb service, prices are spot on and postage was free, just had a few dodo bits and bobs delivered, now all i need is a car lol
Flic
A few of you (Meaning just Dan! lol) will be super pleased to hear I finally bought some Auto Glym HD wax today to pamper Fabio with! My Dad can't believe how much I spent and my Mother thought it was leg wax... Ahem. Anyways, can't wait to use it! I'll be posting pics and a very amateur review :lol: If anyone was unsure of what the weather will be like tomorrow, I can assure you all that it WILL be raining because I want to wash my car, AGAIN! :(
aph1101
Just checked the weather forecast for my area, Flic, and it is going to absolutely chuck it down [b]all[/b] day. Brilliant! :(
That will make it 4 weekends in a row where I can't wash it :angry:
Flic
My forecast is much the same too, Alex :( Looks like I'll be driving my Mother to Matalan instead... Ohhhh the joys. I think I'm on my 5th or 6th weekend now!
DanGull
Lame excuses all round - it's been dry today, Frosty has been tucked up in the garage with his bumper fixed and his first ever coat of sealant on rather than wax. Two more coats tomorrow, and a topping of Purple Haze - good until February I should think.

Flic - AG HD will serve you well, it's a good product. :D
Flic
It's not a lame excuse! I HAD to go shopping today because I was running out of time to take back 52 pounds of clothes that I didn't want. I had until Monday or I'd have run out of my 30 days! AND I don't have a garage, well, I do but it's full of stuff like bikes and lawn mowers. AND... My dog ate my homework, Sir :(

;)
aph1101
Yeah, it has been dry here today aswell, but I've been at bloody school all day - from 0800 to 1630 :( :( Not cool. I would much rather have been out cleaning the car all day :)
DanGull
[quote name='Flic' post='51118' date='Nov 28 2009, 07:58 PM']It's not a lame excuse! I HAD to go shopping today because I was running out of time to take back 52 pounds of clothes that I didn't want. I had until Monday or I'd have run out of my 30 days! AND I don't have a garage, well, I do but it's full of stuff like bikes and lawn mowers. AND... My dog ate my homework, Sir :(

;)[/quote]

Detention I think...

:lol: ;)
MarkyR
I have one thing to say aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! I have now collected about 200 of cleaning products on your brilliant advice on here, I had yesterday off, today and tomorrow, would have been a good time to wash and wax.
But I can't, my mum went to visit my sisters for the weekend and took her car key's with her!!! Without moving her car I that's parked next to mine I don't have the space to wash and wax grrrr LOL.
I have next friday and Saturday off though so will just be praying the weathers good PLEEEAASSEEEE??

I do have one question, how long do you put the prime lite on for before buffing it off? Can you do large panels at a time with it? And also this tardis stuff, am I right in saying you just use it undiluted?
greenymk7
Dan i would just use your aqua wax over the top of 3 coats of FK

your purple haze wont really add much to it and cud just be a waste. personally id save it will better weather again next year.

by 2 coats of FK are still going strong but im pretty sure my wax layer that i put on has pretty much gone. i just give it a wash now and use CG detailing spray and its perfect.

marky as long as its a cool day (which it will be at the time of year) you can do large panels, in the summer wen its hot i do have a panel at a time so it doesnt dry on, buff off as soon as you have covered the whole panel.

tardis i have a bottle that is undiluted for any major tar, put this onto a cloth and give it a gentle rub, and i have a small spray bottle that is diluted which i sumtimes use on my wheels when i take them off the car.
Flic
Oh, would you look at that! It's raining... What a shocker :(
Hook
[quote name='Flic' post='51404' date='Nov 29 2009, 10:51 AM']Oh, would you look at that! It's raining... What a shocker :([/quote]

It's raining so much here that the water is leaking through the UPVC windows, and there's a 4" deep puddle at the bottom of the drive. I really wanted to give Cho a clean too :(
Gazjs
Not a drop of rain up here today :ph34r: :lol:
DanGull
greeny - as it happens it rained just as I got the second coat of FK on, so that's it for now.

The purple haze was going to be a sacrificial layer anyway - keep the bird poo etching down. I also just love applying the stuff :lol:

Have to say that for winter protection - I'm converted to sealant. You can see the layers of protection and the beading already is great. Shine's great too...

I decided to do a comparison test today - a commerical trim restorer vs ground nut oil.

Winner - no question, ground nut oil. Feeds the trim and removes white residue FAR better than AG Bumper Care. The oil is however a pain if it gets on glass, much harder to get off.
aph1101
Well... I just managed to get the car done before it started to rain. Only managed to get one coat of Hard candy on before it started raining on me :( I really wanted to get 2 coats on.

Bad luck Flic.... maybe next weekend, eh!

And finally a couple of questions for those in the know. I want to get something a bit better than just a bog standard MF to dry the windows with since I find it a right pain in the arse to dry them at the moment. Is it easier to dry windows with a waffle weave MF?
Also, is it worth me getting something like red mist to put on top of my hard candy as a sealent type thingy-ma-bob?

Thanks
DanGull
Yes to the waffle weave - I apply glass cleaner with mine and dry the windows. Fantastic. The Dodo Green Gherkin is quite large - get one of those.

Red Mist is raved about by many, I find it gives less 'visible' protection than other products and therefore prefer to use something else (I'm also allergic to it, so I'm a bit biased). Duragloxx Aquawax is my preferred 'top spray' at present.
aph1101
Thanks for the quick reply, Dan :D

The green gherkin is not on I4D but the supernatural waffle and the mint merkin are. Are they both the same or does one have a particular advantage?
Jonny87
[quote name='greenymk7' post='51403' date='Nov 29 2009, 10:43 AM']Dan i would just use your aqua wax over the top of 3 coats of FK

your purple haze wont really add much to it and cud just be a waste. personally id save it will better weather again next year.

by 2 coats of FK are still going strong but im pretty sure my wax layer that i put on has pretty much gone. i just give it a wash now and use CG detailing spray and its perfect.

marky as long as its a cool day (which it will be at the time of year) you can do large panels, in the summer wen its hot i do have a panel at a time so it doesnt dry on, buff off as soon as you have covered the whole panel.

tardis i have a bottle that is undiluted for any major tar, put this onto a cloth and give it a gentle rub, and i have a small spray bottle that is diluted which i sumtimes use on my wheels when i take them off the car.[/quote]


Hi there greeny. When you take your wheels off to give them a detail do you use the emergency jack in the boot or a trolley jack? Also do you do one wheel at a time or do you put the entire car up on axel stands?
Gazjs
On the topic of glass cleaning.
Every time I clean my windscreen with Megs glass cleaner it always fails to remove the run of the wipers (I always see the area the wipers cover)

Any solutions?
Gazjs
[quote name='Jonny87' post='51458' date='Nov 29 2009, 03:38 PM']Hi there greeny. When you take your wheels off to give them a detail do you use the emergency jack in the boot or a trolley jack? Also do you do one wheel at a time or do you put the entire car up on axel stands?[/quote]

Im not Greeny :lol:, but here is what I do.
I used the emergency jack and done one wheel at a time, when this wheel was removed i placed a steel wheel on incase the jack failed while i was cleaning (this purely just because of horror stories ive heard about the emergency jack failing :lol:). So yes if possible i would prob use a trolley jack.
Bashful
[quote name='Gazjs' post='51459' date='Nov 29 2009, 03:39 PM']On the topic of glass cleaning.
Every time I clean my windscreen with Megs glass cleaner it always fails to remove the run of the wipers (I always see the area the wipers cover)

Any solutions?[/quote]

Good question - I have that problem also
DanGull
Which Megs glass cleaner? The one that comes made up is pretty poor really - the concentrated glass cleaner on the other hand (that comes in 1 gallon bottles) is a totally different beast and will shift the wiper run with ease.

Alternatively, white vingear and water 50/50 mix and dry with newspaper.
Jonny87
[quote name='Gazjs' post='51459' date='Nov 29 2009, 03:39 PM']On the topic of glass cleaning.
Every time I clean my windscreen with Megs glass cleaner it always fails to remove the run of the wipers (I always see the area the wipers cover)

Any solutions?[/quote]


I think that this is caused by scratches. When you're driving in the rain the car in front will kick up water and sand and the like which then hits your windscreen and gets rubbed over it by your wipers. On much older cars you can really see it clearly
Gazjs
[quote name='DanGull' post='51484' date='Nov 29 2009, 05:53 PM']Which Megs glass cleaner? The one that comes made up is pretty poor really - the concentrated glass cleaner on the other hand (that comes in 1 gallon bottles) is a totally different beast and will shift the wiper run with ease.

Alternatively, white vingear and water 50/50 mix and dry with newspaper.[/quote]

Its the one that is already made up.
Ill need to get myself some of the concentrated one to add to my ever expanding collection when I get some money.

Thanks :D
greenymk7
anyone that wants some glass cleaner/sealent this winter head over to monza car care and look at nanolex urban glass.

amazing stuff and worth the expensive.

also i use a trolly jack when doing my wheels. i only do one at a time then put more layers of sealant on once they are back on the car.
Jonny87
[quote name='greenymk7' post='51548' date='Nov 29 2009, 10:04 PM']anyone that wants some glass cleaner/sealent this winter head over to monza car care and look at nanolex urban glass.

amazing stuff and worth the expensive.

also i use a trolly jack when doing my wheels. i only do one at a time then put more layers of sealant on once they are back on the car.[/quote]

[quote name='Gazjs' post='51461' date='Nov 29 2009, 03:42 PM']Im not Greeny :lol:, but here is what I do.
I used the emergency jack and done one wheel at a time, when this wheel was removed i placed a steel wheel on incase the jack failed while i was cleaning (this purely just because of horror stories ive heard about the emergency jack failing :lol:). So yes if possible i would prob use a trolley jack.[/quote]


Cheers Greeny, Gaz
Gazjs
Is [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonus_Der_Wunder_Drying_Towel_1.html"]THIS[/url] drying towel recommended?
WelshAde
tried out my bilberry today, i watered it down and used a spray bottle, when the biberry comes out it was spraying in clumps not in a mist?? bit frothy? proberly need a different bottle sprayer
greenymk7
i have an foam megs sprayer bottle which works perfectly.

can get them on I4D again.
Flic
Woohoo! We have sun people! i finally get to wash Fabio! Yaaaaayyy! :D:D:D:D
sussex
After a shocking November for weather I washed my MK7 with dodo juice sour power yesterday, dried it with a dodo juice towel took it into the garage and gave her 2 coats of purple haze dodo juice wax, taken her out of the garafe this morning into the winter sun and WOW WOW WOW!
aph1101
[quote name='Flic' post='52651' date='Dec 6 2009, 10:42 AM']Woohoo! We have sun people! i finally get to wash Fabio! Yaaaaayyy! :D:D:D:D[/quote]

Woooo!! Great news Flic... Enjoy :D
WelshAde
no such luck here, my black mk7 now looks like a sea grey lol
aph1101
[quote name='WelshAde' post='52671' date='Dec 6 2009, 01:10 PM']no such luck here, my black mk7 now looks like a sea grey lol[/quote]

Nothing wrong with sea grey :P :lol:
Flic
Done a really quick jobby on him. AG HD wax is wicked, sooo shiny!! And silky smooth :) It kept clouding over and threatening rain so I probably could have left it on a bit longer, but I didn't want to risk it raining on me with wax still on the car. At least it's got one nice coat on it. Very pleased! Inside was so muddy too as I had 3 people on the back with muddy shoes on on Friday :( not impressed with the mess 2 of the girls left behind... ignorant whatsits! I'm going to check tyres pressures now as I've only done it once since I've had the car, whoops! But I'm so pleased I FINALLY got to wash him! Yaayy! :D :D :D
WelshAde
bloody passengers!! im yet to offer any lifts in mine lol
Flic
I know, I hate having passengers!! I warned 2 of the girls I had to take in the car, but the other 2 I don't work with so I felt bad saying "You get mud in my car, I kill you!" :lol: But the girl in the middle put her feet on the actual car carpet (the raised up bit in the middle, if you get me) and not the mats :o I almost cried when I saw the amount of mud! Luckily it's all come out and Fabio looks pristine again :)
MarkyR
Help please?

I managed to wash the car yesterday, got it prepped all over with lime prime lite, I then got half the car covered on one coat of purple haze pro and whilst I was buffing that off it rained so had to stop, and today it's raining showers although I'm ill today anyway. I am so flipping peeved at this utterly crap weather ggrrrr.

Anyway what can I do now? I have tomorrow off work so if I'm feeling up to it will carry on as I haven't driven the car anywhere but do I now have to wash it yet again, put lime prime back on the half yet to be waxed and then carry on waxing or what??
DanGull
[quote name='MarkyR' post='52682' date='Dec 6 2009, 01:59 PM']Help please?

I managed to wash the car yesterday, got it prepped all over with lime prime lite, I then got half the car covered on one coat of purple haze pro and whilst I was buffing that off it rained so had to stop, and today it's raining showers although I'm ill today anyway. I am so flipping peeved at this utterly crap weather ggrrrr.

Anyway what can I do now? I have tomorrow off work so if I'm feeling up to it will carry on as I haven't driven the car anywhere but do I now have to wash it yet again, put lime prime back on the half yet to be waxed and then carry on waxing or what??[/quote]

If it were me I'd strip it back and start again - the last thing you want to do is seal in/wax over contamination.

Strip - wash - prime - wax

Go ooooon, you'll enjoy it. The only downside is the wasted product from your first effort.
MarkyR
[quote name='DanGull' post='52685' date='Dec 6 2009, 02:47 PM']If it were me I'd strip it back and start again - the last thing you want to do is seal in/wax over contamination.

Strip - wash - prime - wax

Go ooooon, you'll enjoy it. The only downside is the wasted product from your first effort.[/quote]

Hmm, I had a feeling you were going to say that!! When I did the lime prime I noticed that I have a fair few black spots on the car, I tried the tardis stuff on the front bumper but couldn't get it to work very well? I'm guessing I need to clay the car?

And what shampoo will I need to use now as the Dodo juice one won't strip the wax off will it?
Flic
[img]http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs048.snc3/13564_198064582203_500237203_3658801_7968342_n.jpg[/img]

shiny shiny :)
DanGull
[quote name='MarkyR' post='52687' date='Dec 6 2009, 02:59 PM']Hmm, I had a feeling you were going to say that!! When I did the lime prime I noticed that I have a fair few black spots on the car, I tried the tardis stuff on the front bumper but couldn't get it to work very well? I'm guessing I need to clay the car?

And what shampoo will I need to use now as the Dodo juice one won't strip the wax off will it?[/quote]

If you don't have an all purpose cleaner - such as Megs' - then your best bet is - shock horror - Fairy Liquid. Just make sure you thoroughly rinse your buckets afterwards and get it all out of your wash mitts.

Claying will remove tar, but tardis is great stuff and I'm susprised it's not shifting it - could the spots be stone chips?
DanGull
[quote name='Flic' post='52692' date='Dec 6 2009, 03:32 PM'][img]http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs048.snc3/13564_198064582203_500237203_3658801_7968342_n.jpg[/img]

shiny shiny :)[/quote]

Nice work Flic, looks like a good thin layer.
WelshAde
had an hours lull in rain so i popped out and washed it, just a quick wash, used some dodo juice born to be mild, filled a bucket up, dipped in the wookies fist and watched the water dissapear :lol:

just finished cleaning off the car when the rain returned so at leat the dirt has gone
Flic
Thanks Dan :D What do I do next time I wash it? Just wash or wash it and more wax? :blink: I have a feeling this is going to get more expensive.

My Dad came in from work and was so impressed he wants to use the wax too! I said I'd do it for him, I don't trust him not to use loads.


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