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aph1101
Looks great greeny!! :D I can't wait to do that to mine when i (eventually) get it!!!
titanium_s_spec
placed order today 'smany just got to wait now for it all to arrive must say the guy at ultimate finish was very help full spot on all i need now is time to do it :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Gazjs
Thinking on treating myself to a drying towel instead of using the chamois.
Which would you all reccomend?
Thanks :D
greenymk7
dodo super natural drying towel.

22 but worth it
titanium_s_spec
all me cleaning stuff has arrived. :o :lol: only trouble is city link has it still on his van as i wasn't in :rolleyes: :angry: have to collect from depo tonight .
greenymk7
:lol: bloody city link

perfect cleaning week atm, dry and not to warm
titanium_s_spec
gonna rain rest of week down here :angry: :angry: was hoping to do it this week as i only got the car on friday and it wont have to much ground in dirt on it..
Gazjs
Is there any dodo juice polish that anyone would recomend?
DanGull
They don't make a polish as such - Lime Prime is as close as they get, and strictly speaking that's a paint cleanser. It does however have a little cut and will correct paint in much the same way that Autgoglym Super Resin Polish does.

It also forms a great base for one of their waxes - or any other wax in fact. Lime Prime - Dodo Hard Wax - Dodo Soft Wax - Red Mist gives me great results, but it turns out I'm allergic to Red Mist so I'm going to try something else.
Bashful
Got my bilberry wheel cleaner today (and some other stuff). I bought some spray bottles from Homebase. I noticed Dan said you need chemical resistant bottles - are they going to melt or something?? It says on the bottle nice smell - it's flippin' horrible!
DanGull
Bilberry you should be ok. I'm having trouble with a couple of sprayers at present that have had solvents in them.
Bashful
Oh, something else I meant to ask. How much Lime Prime Lite are you meant to use? I think I have been using too much.
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='Bashful' post='43729' date='Sep 20 2009, 07:26 PM']Oh, something else I meant to ask. How much Lime Prime Lite are you meant to use? I think I have been using too much.[/quote]
good question ..... ok got the bug once you start you cant stop bit like a tube of pringles lol. started cleaning car at 14:30 today and believe it or not have just finished about 20 mins ago..need to no how much stuff to use really because this gear should see me for a while but at the rate i was using it i think it won't last long..and is it best to keep applicator sponges and buffing cloths etc separate and for one product only.
DanGull
Same rule as for wax - charge the pad with a blob the size of a 5p and don't recharge until the pad drags. Less is more.
jack
I waxed my car last week and got it on the rubber/plastic roof rack mounts, now it look sh1t. What can I use to remove this wax film on it?
DanGull
Believe it or not - ground nut oil or peanut butter.

Are you using liquid wax? Get rid and get some hard wax, a decent one won't mark your trim.
greenymk7
as dan said

less is more with detailing. multiple thin coats of wax are better than 1 thick coat.

lime prime lite is a easier to tell cat the sponge should drag or be fairly dry, you can leave it to dry but it takes much more effort to clean off.

also if its a hot day and your car is hot then add a little water to it and it wont dry out quite as fast.

PS for anyone that wants a clay bar get the bilt hamber auto clay, i used it on a black bmw 3 series that spends most of its time in london this weekend and it was amazing how well it worked, even with only water as lube
greenymk7
also i was having a think about getting in contact with a couple of companies about sorting a group buy for the new dodo juice wax 'purple haze pro'

contains a few new ingredients and will go with any colour car. It is a soft wax that can be used on its own but also over the top of hard waxes.

I can also have a word about any other products that people would be interested in as a group buy.

:D
jack
[quote name='DanGull' post='43755' date='Sep 20 2009, 10:05 PM']Believe it or not - ground nut oil or peanut butter.

Are you using liquid wax? Get rid and get some hard wax, a decent one won't mark your trim.[/quote]
I used autoglym super resin polish. what would you recommend thats not too expensive?
greenymk7
super resin polish doesnt protect your car.

infact it takes all the protection off the car :lol:

you need to get some wax or sealent to go over the top, i would always recommend wax though.

If you like your autoglym products then go for AG HD wax or as both me and dan go for any of the dodo juice hard wax range.

for a white colours car look for either diamond white or banana armour
titanium_s_spec
and now i have done my car and need to put another coat of wax on it can i dust it or have to wash it again?????
greenymk7
wash and dry it again.

if u wipe the dust you will put swirl marks into the paint
titanium_s_spec
did think that but just having a blonde moment o and one little gripe followed instruction on me Maguires wash 4 cap fulls to a gallon and found that i did not use all the water shall i cut it down to 2 cap fulls or is it 4 for a reason....
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='greenymk7' post='42213' date='Sep 8 2009, 06:58 PM']halfrauds and petrol station sponges are a big no no because of the silicone added to it.

this is a zymol sponge, iv used a microfibre mitt and a lambs wool mitt so i thought i would try the other most used method of a zymol sponge to see which one i prefer :lol: i will report back with my findings and pictures after my detail on friday afternoon

:)[/quote] any update on the new sponge greenymk7
greenymk7
it probs is 4 for a reason so that it will have enough suds and not drag anything along the paint.

i never use all the water in my buckets.

remember you dont need to fill your rinse bucket up to much as it will get higher and higher once you keep rinsing.
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='greenymk7' post='43816' date='Sep 21 2009, 01:34 PM']it probs is 4 for a reason so that it will have enough suds and not drag anything along the paint.

i never use all the water in my buckets.

remember you dont need to fill your rinse bucket up to much as it will get higher and higher once you keep rinsing.[/quote]
rinse bucket what for my wash MIT in between waash
Gazjs
Dodo juice hard candy and poorboys wheel sealent have arrived. Cant wait for the weekend now :lol:
DanGull
[quote name='greenymk7' post='43764' date='Sep 20 2009, 10:48 PM']also i was having a think about getting in contact with a couple of companies about sorting a group buy for the new dodo juice wax 'purple haze pro'

contains a few new ingredients and will go with any colour car. It is a soft wax that can be used on its own but also over the top of hard waxes.

I can also have a word about any other products that people would be interested in as a group buy.

:D[/quote]

This is a great idea. I have to admit I want to try Purple Haze - is it not colour charged Greeny? It's very dark for white...
DanGull
[quote name='greenymk7' post='43794' date='Sep 21 2009, 11:16 AM']super resin polish doesnt protect your car.

infact it takes all the protection off the car :lol:

you need to get some wax or sealent to go over the top, i would always recommend wax though.

If you like your autoglym products then go for AG HD wax or as both me and dan go for any of the dodo juice hard wax range.

for a white colours car look for either diamond white or banana armour[/quote]

Hard Candy also looks great on white.

I have only used AG High Def on the Mk7 to date - it's fantastic. The Dodo waxes have been being used on the other cars in the house.
DavisUK
Hello there I'm Davis Love ;)

I'm new here as you can see I have no posts :)

I'm planning to get a Fiesta Mk5 for my first car, Just love 'em

I have been seduced into Ford by a friend of mine, who owns a Toyota Corolla GTi-16 AE92, very nice car. We spend hours on his car most weekends, it has been fun, but many frustrating moments, we hoisted the engine out with a hired engine crane, so I'm gaining a lot of self experience on the way :lol: Thus giving me a little head-start for college.

My favourite Ford model at the moment is Ford Escort RS Cossie :lol: :lol:
la3195
[quote name='DanGull' post='43940' date='Sep 22 2009, 07:22 PM']This is a great idea. I have to admit I want to try Purple Haze - is it not colour charged Greeny? It's very dark for white...[/quote]


The dodo juice purple haze is awesome :) used it on my pantha black car at the weekend and wow looks amazing, the car now has a purple tint in the sun when looked at from an angle. will try get some pics up but i doubt they will do it any justice at all.
greenymk7
was that purple haze or purple haze pro?

i have put a couple of emails out to people about group buys on the following products.

dodo juice purple haze pro
dodo juice red mist (vital for winter)
dodo juice supernatural drying towel

Will let you all know when i get a response :D
greenymk7
response from cleanyourcar.co.uk

15% off with a voucher code but i will find out more details :)

shall wait for the other to reply also

EDIT: I4detailing voucher code on the first post in this thread
la3195
[quote name='greenymk7' post='44008' date='Sep 23 2009, 12:55 PM']was that purple haze or purple haze pro?[/quote]


Just the Purple Haze didn't have the cash for the pro
Bashful
Just used my bilberry wheel cleaner and the red mist for the first time - all good! Greeny - why is red mist vital for the winter?

I really need a bigger drying towel, I have two, one isn't absorbent enough and the other one (the small dodo juice one) is fab but too small. More expense!!!!
greenymk7
just because you want to keep your wax topped up over winter.

specially because of the salt and muddy roads. Red mist keeps the wax in good condition
DanGull
I'm allergic to Red Mist :angry:

Greeny have you ever used Duragloss Aquawax? I've ordered some as a Red Mist replacement after advice on DW.

I'm going to try Purple Haze Pro and Blue Velvet Pro (due out next month) on the white the next time I fully detail. I'm told the colour in the waxes won't negatively affect the car, and may increase my reflections.

Nice work on the discount codes Greeny, 15% from Clean Your Car is excellent, haven't seen that anywhere else.
greenymk7
iv never used it before no.

iv heard that these 2 are good stuff

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/britemax_spray_shine_1.html#aBX117_2d24"]http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/brit...tml#aBX117_2d24[/url]

[url="http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,78,toView_772.html"]http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Produc...toView_772.html[/url]

People have said that the serious performance stuff is great
titanium_s_spec
i did not get any polish i have lime prime and hard wax but no polish do i need it :unsure: :unsure: :blink:
greenymk7
not unless your planning of having swirl marks in your car :lol:

normal lime prime is a very light polish do that will do where as lime prime lite is just a paint cleanser.

BTW for anyone wanting something for trim bits get this stuff

[url="http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?category_id=6284&search_mode=view_item&product_id=1997&start=0&search_term=Enter%20search%20term"]http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?cate...20search%20term[/url]
titanium_s_spec
will have to look but i think i got lime prime lite so if i have i need a polish then add the wax correct or just lime prime lite then wax confused and waiting for sunday to come again so i can do it all again lol
greenymk7
if you have swirl marks your best bet is to get someone to get them out for you unless you have a DA polisher.

If your after a DA polisher most people get the meguiars or the Kestral.

Lots of people have different opinions on polish and pads but i would firstly try out lime prime and a finishing pad maybe a 3M finishing pad
greenymk7
oops more money spent :lol:

so i have decided to buy myself a Silverline random orbital sander/polisher.

also bought some menzema pads and some power finish 203S

more work for me to do next week :lol:
DanGull
Have just used my Duragloss Aquawax for the first time as a Red Mist replacement.

First impressions are outstanding - goes on brilliantly and feels much more like a protective product than Red Mist. I always half wondered if I was actually doing anything when applying Red Mist, as it's spray on/wipe off. With this, you do a whole section of the car, then buff off. I can feel the layer that's put down with a quick sweep of the finger. It'll be interesting to see how it cures tonight.

It's half the price of Red Mist as well :lol:
UKChris
Dan wakes up to find his fiesta a nice orange colour, with a sign posted on the bonnet saying, should have sticked with the dodo.
greenymk7
^^^:lol::lol:

im gonna get some jetseal 109 on order and see what difference that makes at some point over the winter.

oh and also some dodo blue velvet pro next month :D
DanGull
[quote name='UKChris' post='44462' date='Sep 26 2009, 09:37 PM']Dan wakes up to find his fiesta a nice orange colour, with a sign posted on the bonnet saying, should have sticked with the dodo.[/quote]

:lol: I think the guys at Dodo will forgive me - I still use just about every other product they make. Being allergic to Red Mist is a good reason to give it up I think.

Greeny - the pro versions of the waxes contain the same solvents as Red Mist I'm told, that rules them out for me :(

I'm going to take the AG High Def off sooner rather than later I think - decisions decisions, Double Wax, Hard Candy and Rainforest Rub or Supernatural topped with Rainforest Rub?

Oh, and I still haven't used my BOS yet either :blink:
greenymk7
without a doubt SN followed with some rainforest rub or maybe even some light fantastic.

im going to be giving the car another top up of wax today which will be 5 in total then
titanium_s_spec
one question i for got to ask do i have to lime prime every time i wash and wax my car or am i doing some damage to the paint...
DanGull
I use Lime Prime Lite every time I apply fresh wax - Lime Prime itself isn't really suitable for new paint unless you specifically need correction for swirls or similar.


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