[quote name='audicab26' date='12 April 2010 - 09:53 PM' timestamp='1271105014' post='77563']
Our Frozen White Titanium arrives in a few weeks. The dealer has offered to Diamonbrite the car FOC, how well it is applied is anyones guess. I may re-do it myself once I have the car as I have some Diamondbrite in the garage. We had it on a previous car and it seemed to make the car easier to clean (we get a lot of tree sap where we live).
Some advice please - the car will be used by my wife for work and the school run etc etc and at week ends we are just too busy to spend hours 'detailing' the car. What shampoo does everyone recommend? Should I just get the Diamondbrite stuff? For polish I have been using Autoglym Super Resin on the existing car a few times a year to keep the car in good condition - this also gives an opportunity to keep an eye on the bodywork etc, but I am never certain of the best cloths to use?
Finally - all the Fords we have had in the past have suffered with alloy wheels which seem to tarnish very quickly. What is best product to protect the wheels and to clean them with?
I really wouldn't bother with Diamondbrite, there are much better products out there.
Everyone will recommend a different shampoo which suits them. I personally have not tried Dodo BTBM which everyone raves on about so I would recommend some 3M Car Wash Soap or Zymol Autowash. Meguiars Gold Class is also a good choice. The last 2 can both be found on the shelf in Halfords.
AG SRP is a good product to use, to keep the results longer lasting you can protect the bodywork with an aqua wax to keep up with your busy schedule this is applied while drying the car and will take no more than 20 minutes to apply, AG Aqua Wax can be found on the shelf in Halfords or there is also Duragloss which can be found online.
As for cloths, microfibre cloths are ideal to use, these can be found in a range of stores or online.
To clean the wheels EVERYONE will recommend Bilberrys Wheel Cleaner, this can be found online and it a very good product. A wheel sealant would help to stop the problems you speak of, Poorboys Wheel Sealant will do the trick but be prepared to spend a few hours applying a sealant to the wheels.
Shopping list .....
[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/3M_Car_Wash_Soap_1.html"]3M Car Wash Soap[/url]
[url="http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_202085_langId_-1_categoryId_165527"]Meguiars Gold Class (Comes in smaller bottle for cheaper)[/url]
[url="http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_378001_langId_-1_categoryId_165527"]AG Aqua Wax[/url]
[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Duragloss_Aquawax_1.html"]Duragloss Aqua Wax[/url]
[url="http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/valet-pro-bilberry-wheel-cleaner-1-litre-/prod_499.html"]Bilberrys Wheel Cleaner[/url]
[url="http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/poorboys/wheel-sealant.aspx"]Poorboys Wheel Sealant[/url]