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parv1
Hi

When do you guys use Autoglym Super Resin Polish
- straight after washing and drying
- or put something on pre SRP

:rolleyes:
Strutter
Ive always put it on after a good clean.
audicab26
Hi,

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?

Thanks all.
Gazjs
[quote name='parv1' date='12 April 2010 - 07:44 PM' timestamp='1271097259' post='77530']
Hi

When do you guys use Autoglym Super Resin Polish
- straight after washing and drying
- or put something on pre SRP

:rolleyes:
[/quote]

You can use either approach here.
Straight after washing and drying is good if the surface is already smooth from a paint cleanse, clay etc.
You could use some clay and paint cleaner before hand to give a really nice finish.
Strutter
[quote name='audicab26' date='12 April 2010 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1271105014' post='77563']
Hi,

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?

Thanks all.
[/quote]
Just a quick ansewer, but I believe once the DB stuff is one, you cant apply waxes and such, which jsut wasn't going to happin for me, seems to be a lot of poeple question how effective it is and how long its clamed to work for.
Gazjs
[quote name='audicab26' date='12 April 2010 - 09:53 PM' timestamp='1271105014' post='77563']
Hi,

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?

Thanks all.
[/quote]

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_190120_langId_-1_categoryId_165527"]Zymol Autowash[/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]
Strutter
Gaz as you are here, what you recommend for the black trim around the outside of the/ bumpers etc?

Also do you jsut buy a spray bottle and mix/ spray the Bilberrys stuff on?...these are really the last bits of my complete kit.
audicab26
[quote name='Gazjs' date='12 April 2010 - 09:47 PM' timestamp='1271108257' post='77581']
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_190120_langId_-1_categoryId_165527"]Zymol Autowash[/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]
[/quote]
Gazjs
[quote name='Strutter' date='12 April 2010 - 11:00 PM' timestamp='1271109031' post='77585']
Gaz as you are here, what you recommend for the black trim around the outside of the/ bumpers etc?

Also do you jsut buy a spray bottle and mix/ spray the Bilberrys stuff on?...these are really the last bits of my complete kit.
[/quote]

Believe it or not the rest of your kit can be completed for about 5 !!

For the trim, Peanut Butter or Ground Nutmeg oil are very effective and cheap. If you prefer something aimed more at the car then Chemical Guys New look trim Gel (This will break the 5 budget and the first two are just as effective ;))

Bilberrys can be applied through a CHEMICAL RESISTANT spray bottle and head :D
Strutter
Is this one chemical resitant you think?

Dont tell me I have to go to ANOTHER shop jsut to get the right filler bottle! :lol:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessories/handi-hold-bottle-947ml-/prod_375.html
audicab26
Thank you for the advice and tips.

Will get shopping! Especially keen to get the wheel stuff on board, Alloys on wifes current Fiesta look awfull, as did the wheels on the Focus she had before. It must be the way they are treated/painted at the factory. On my company car (an Audi) the wheels look fine after just splashing them with water - same with the VW Alloys on my old 1997 Golf Estate!

Re Diamondbrite - I hear what you are saying but I'll let them apply it as I am not being charged for it (every little helps) but will 'top it up' using some of the products you have recommended.

We chose White for the 'throw a bucket of water at it and it is all clean again' convenience of it. Plus I think it looks great in White. She has a 2007 Fiesta Ghia in Amythest at present. Takes hours to clean and shows every blemish - never again.

Looking forward to the new Fiesta in White - I can't bear dirty cars, I enjoy cleaning and polishing the car but wouldn't get away with spending all day 'detailing' it etc - so something easy to clean - bring it on!

Thanks again.
Gazjs
[quote name='Strutter' date='12 April 2010 - 11:15 PM' timestamp='1271109900' post='77594']
Is this one chemical resitant you think?

Dont tell me I have to go to ANOTHER shop jsut to get the right filler bottle! :lol:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessories/handi-hold-bottle-947ml-/prod_375.html
[/quote]

That Bottle 1.45
With this [url="http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessories/chemical-resistant-sprayer/prod_373.html"]Sprayer[/url] 1.95

CYC price - 3.40

I4D

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Handi_hold_detailing_bottle_1.html"]Bottle - 95p[/url]
[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Chemical_Resistant_Spray_Head_1.html"]Spray Head 1.95[/url]

Total 2.90 plus you will get 7.5% using the code FOCX ;)
Strutter
Awww dammit lol...now I have to go sign up to that site and just order the Trim Gel and Bilberry Wheel Cleaner from them!
Gazjs
[quote name='Strutter' date='12 April 2010 - 11:26 PM' timestamp='1271110613' post='77603']
Awww dammit lol...now I have to go sign up to that site and just order the Trim Gel and Bilberry Wheel Cleaner from them!
[/quote]
Price it up doing I4D and CYC and then just CYC as when you include postage it may be cheaper to just use CYC
Strutter
hmmmwell that and I cant find Chemical Guys Gel on the site....doesnt mean its not there but these things can jide themselves, would be good to get the little discount :)
Gazjs
NLTG isn't on I4D :(
Strutter
:(

Justwent with what was on CYC.....iv just spent £60 feckin quid...god help me!
mikester
at least you get loyalty points, you can get a mitt or a cloth free or similar with your next order... maybe.. lol
parv1
I used Autoglym SRP on the weekend, but i think i might be doing it wrong!!

I think i was using too much, but it didnt seem to go on that easy.

Are you applying it to a dry body with a dry pad

or

a dry body with a damp pad

or

something else?
Gazjs
[quote name='parv1' date='13 April 2010 - 04:52 PM' timestamp='1271173334' post='77684']
I used Autoglym SRP on the weekend, but i think i might be doing it wrong!!

I think i was using too much, but it didnt seem to go on that easy.

Are you applying it to a dry body with a dry pad

or

a dry body with a damp pad

or

something else?
[/quote]

Small blob (5p size) onto a dry applicator pad, fold the applicator in 2 to smudge the SRP (A bit like a butterfly painting you may have done at primary school :lol: )then work well into the dry bodywork, this 5p blob should last half a bonnet easily.
DanGull
I apply SRP by brush believe it or not - very very soft detailing brush that is.

I run a straight line across the top of the body panel, and then work it in moving downwards with a mf.

I also apply EGP this way - a product I am coming to respect more and more.
MARK WITH A VANNY
Right I've got my shopping list made out with i4d but just need to know what I need to apply the Dodo Red Mist Spray with. Also do I need a brush for the wheel cleaner.

My list ready to be sent;

Dodo Juice Born to be mild
Dodo Juice Red mist spray detailer
Dri-U-Kwik microfibre drying towel
Valet PRO Bilberry Sare Whell Cleaner
Atomiza Handi Hold Detailing Bottle
Atomiza Chemical Resistant Spray Head

and I have a Mequires MF Wash Mitt brought from Halfords

Cheers folks
aph1101
For the bilberry, I spray on, leave for about a minute and then agitate with [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Soft_Round_Wheel_brush_1.html"]this I4D brush[/url] before rinsing with a pressure washer.

The red mist is a spray on, wipe off product. i.e. you just do a couple of spritzes on a panel and immediately buff off with a nice microfibre cloth.

I personally use these [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Ultra_Plush_Microfibre_3Pack_4.html"]I4D ultra plush MFs[/url] for red mist/removing wax. If you want something a bit cheaper, these [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Microfibre_3Pack_1.html"]bog standard MFs[/url] do the job fine. :D

Hope that helps :)
MARK WITH A VANNY
[quote name='aph1101' date='13 April 2010 - 05:42 PM' timestamp='1271179925' post='77702']
For the bilberry, I spray on, leave for about a minute and then agitate with [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Soft_Round_Wheel_brush_1.html"]this I4D brush[/url] before rinsing with a pressure washer.

The red mist is a spray on, wipe off product. i.e. you just do a couple of spritzes on a panel and immediately buff off with a nice microfibre cloth.

I personally use these [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Ultra_Plush_Microfibre_3Pack_4.html"]I4D ultra plush MFs[/url] for red mist/removing wax. If you want something a bit cheaper, these [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Microfibre_3Pack_1.html"]bog standard MFs[/url] do the job fine. :D

Hope that helps :)
[/quote]

Thanks for that just added the brush and a pack of the "bog standard" MF's. Order sent

Suppose I should now get a pressure but I'll wait and see after my first wash.
Gazjs
[quote name='DanGull' date='13 April 2010 - 05:25 PM' timestamp='1271175346' post='77689']
I apply SRP by brush believe it or not - very very soft detailing brush that is.

I run a straight line across the top of the body panel, and then work it in moving downwards with a mf.

I also apply EGP this way - a product I am coming to respect more and more.
[/quote]
How do you go about using the brush Dan?
Interested :D


I also got a scrap panel yesterday to attack with the machine polisher :ph34r:
Strutter
Bit of a fail here, ordered some duplicates from CYC


Chemical Guys - New Look Trim Gel X2...only ordered one

- Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (1 litre) x2...only ordered one

sent an email to tell them this through their website, got no response during the whole week, they have now just sent me an email saying its all in teh post and they have debited the amount from my account not to happy about that as I realized the mistake on Sun night and sent the email late that night, so they have had 3 working days to review it.

So gonna have to base it on they have Zero customer service.

Not sure what to do, pay for poastage and tray and just get about 20 back, or try and sell it on, but then it doesnt seem really worth it.
Gazjs
How much do you want for the 2 posted ;)
Strutter
lol, Im not sure yet, om gonna wait and see what actually arrives in case anything was done last minute, you want first refusal Gaz?
Gazjs
Keep me posted ;)
parv1
Hi

Well here is my list of new presents i bought for myself B)

Autoglym Super Resin Polish -(SRP)
Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
Autoglym HD Wax
Autoglym Synthetic Chamios
Meguiar's Super Thick -Microfibre Wash Mitt
Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml
Duragloss #951 Aquawax
I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36"
I4D Yellow Foam Wax Pad Twin- Wax Application pads
Asda Microfibre Cloths

If someone doesn't mind, can you tell me how to use this all. What to put on first before other products, ie, SRP before Aquawax or vice versa etc.

Also how often should I be putting on all of these products, weekly, monthly, quarterly....... :rolleyes:

Thanks for the help
Gazjs
[quote name='parv1' date='16 April 2010 - 01:32 PM' timestamp='1271420579' post='78035']
Hi

Well here is my list of new presents i bought for myself B)

Autoglym Super Resin Polish -(SRP)
Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
Autoglym HD Wax
Autoglym Synthetic Chamios
Meguiar's Super Thick -Microfibre Wash Mitt
Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml
Duragloss #951 Aquawax
I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36"
I4D Yellow Foam Wax Pad Twin- Wax Application pads
Asda Microfibre Cloths

If someone doesn't mind, can you tell me how to use this all. What to put on first before other products, ie, SRP before Aquawax or vice versa etc.

Also how often should I be putting on all of these products, weekly, monthly, quarterly....... :rolleyes:

Thanks for the help
[/quote]

Hi Mate,

The simple wash stage should be carried out as needed or through a routine. [b]Once a week[/b] is perfect for this.
Get yourself 3 buckets. One for Wash, Rinse, Wheels. As with instructions on bottle add in correct amount of [b]"Dodo Juice [/b][b]'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml"[/b] to 2 of the buckets (Wash and Wheels). Now using [b]"Meguiar's Super Thick -[/b][b]Microfibre Wash Mitt"[/b] soak in the rinse bucket (this should be 1/4 full of fresh water) and then dunk into the wash bucket. This one dunk should cover a panel turning the wash mitt mid way through. Now rinse in the rinse bucket before again placing in the wash bucket. (This will keep all grit and dirt in the rinse bucket and away from the wash bucket). On completion dry the car with [b]"I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36""[/b] or [b]"Autoglym Synthetic Chamios"[/b].

Now you can use the [b]"Autoglym Super Resin Polish -(SRP)"[/b]. Every [b]couple of months[/b] would be good for this. Put a small blob about the size of a 5p piece onto a "I4D Yellow Foam Wax Pad Twin- Wax Application pads" and rub in a forward and back motion on the panel. This blob should last a panel. Once fully worked in buff off with [b]"Asda Microfibre Cloths"[/b](A better microfibre than this would be much better)Once the whole car has been completed follow the same process with [b]"Autoglym HD Wax"[/b]taking a few rubs of the wax for each panel. Before buffing off however leave a good 10-20 minutes. In the winter months i would use [b]"Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection"[/b]instead as it is more of a sealant and will give more protection against salt etc.

Whenever you see the need to touch up the finish you can use [b]"Duragloss #951 Aquawax"[/b]. A few squirts onto a panel and work in with a microfibre (Do this while the panels are wet, it will also dry the car). Then with another microfibre buff to a finish panel by panel.

Hope this is of use and makes sense :lol:

I really recommend getting a decent set of microfibre cloths however :)
aph1101
This may be of additional use: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8406

A guide written by our other resident super mod :D
parv1
[quote name='Gazjs' date='16 April 2010 - 05:41 PM' timestamp='1271439080' post='78075']
Hi Mate,

The simple wash stage should be carried out as needed or through a routine. [b]Once a week[/b] is perfect for this.
Get yourself 3 buckets. One for Wash, Rinse, Wheels. As with instructions on bottle add in correct amount of [b]"Dodo Juice [/b][b]'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml"[/b] to 2 of the buckets (Wash and Wheels). Now using [b]"Meguiar's Super Thick -[/b][b]Microfibre Wash Mitt"[/b] soak in the rinse bucket (this should be 1/4 full of fresh water) and then dunk into the wash bucket. This one dunk should cover a panel turning the wash mitt mid way through. Now rinse in the rinse bucket before again placing in the wash bucket. (This will keep all grit and dirt in the rinse bucket and away from the wash bucket). On completion dry the car with [b]"I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36""[/b] or [b]"Autoglym Synthetic Chamios"[/b].

Now you can use the [b]"Autoglym Super Resin Polish -(SRP)"[/b]. Every [b]couple of months[/b] would be good for this. Put a small blob about the size of a 5p piece onto a "I4D Yellow Foam Wax Pad Twin- Wax Application pads" and rub in a forward and back motion on the panel. This blob should last a panel. Once fully worked in buff off with [b]"Asda Microfibre Cloths"[/b](A better microfibre than this would be much better)Once the whole car has been completed follow the same process with [b]"Autoglym HD Wax"[/b]taking a few rubs of the wax for each panel. Before buffing off however leave a good 10-20 minutes. In the winter months i would use [b]"Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection"[/b]instead as it is more of a sealant and will give more protection against salt etc.

Whenever you see the need to touch up the finish you can use [b]"Duragloss #951 Aquawax"[/b]. A few squirts onto a panel and work in with a microfibre (Do this while the panels are wet, it will also dry the car). Then with another microfibre buff to a finish panel by panel.

Hope this is of use and makes sense :lol:

I really recommend getting a decent set of microfibre cloths however :)
[/quote]


Hi

Thankyou so so so much for such a detailed explanation. Thankyou for taking the time to assist me and hopefully others with
a great description.
If you find the above guide useful, please aknowledge Gazjs's efforts.

Thanks again mate. :D
parv1
[quote name='aph1101' date='16 April 2010 - 07:46 PM' timestamp='1271446594' post='78087']
This may be of additional use: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8406

A guide written by our other resident super mod :D
[/quote]


Hi Mate

Thank you for the above link. I have found it very very useful. I thought i had checked the forum thoroughly
before asking details, obviously i'm loosing my touch!!

Thanks again for your help and guidance.
Gazjs
[quote name='parv1' date='16 April 2010 - 11:04 PM' timestamp='1271454893' post='78099']
Hi

Thankyou so so so much for such a detailed explanation. Thankyou for taking the time to assist me and hopefully others with
a great description.
If you find the above guide useful, please aknowledge Gazjs's efforts.

Thanks again mate. :D
[/quote]

No problem ;)
aph1101
[quote name='parv1' date='16 April 2010 - 11:08 PM' timestamp='1271455102' post='78100']
Hi Mate

Thank you for the above link. I have found it very very useful. I thought i had checked the forum thoroughly
before asking details, obviously i'm loosing my touch!!

Thanks again for your help and guidance.
[/quote]

As above, no problem B)
182_blue
Just washed the wifes new car so thought i would show you, its just a Zetec but she likes it and isnt really into speed like me lol

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1028.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1021.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1022.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1029.jpg[/IMG]



Oh and did mine too

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1027.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1018.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/182_blue/IMG_1015.jpg[/IMG]
pkr
That's one seriously clean car :ph34r:
Strutter
Just me or does the Zetec look well in a 4 door?
Michael P
I want that golf
182_blue
[quote name='Michael P' date='17 April 2010 - 04:26 PM' timestamp='1271520978' post='78152']
I want that golf
[/quote]

Haha well i am considering selling it, its just i cant find anything quick enough to replace it
aph1101
[quote name='Michael P' date='17 April 2010 - 05:26 PM' timestamp='1271520978' post='78152']
I want that golf
[/quote]

+1 I like it a lot!! Nice wheels :)
Strutter
The 1000p arrived today with some other bits and pieces, it looks pretty solid, almost chalky, is this the norm?
Gazjs
[quote name='Strutter' date='14 April 2010 - 05:37 PM' timestamp='1271262462' post='77830']
Bit of a fail here, ordered some duplicates from CYC


Chemical Guys - New Look Trim Gel X2...only ordered one

- Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (1 litre) x2...only ordered one

sent an email to tell them this through their website, got no response during the whole week, they have now just sent me an email saying its all in teh post and they have debited the amount from my account not to happy about that as I realized the mistake on Sun night and sent the email late that night, so they have had 3 working days to review it.

So gonna have to base it on they have Zero customer service.

Not sure what to do, pay for poastage and tray and just get about 20 back, or try and sell it on, but then it doesnt seem really worth it.
[/quote]

How did this turn out?
Strutter
Got one extra on the Bilberry Cleaner, and one extra of the Trim Gel, which s bloody excellant by the way!

And an extra spray nozzel head lol....random....
Gazjs
The trim gel is indeed top drawer :P
At least with the extras you got you cant really go wrong with them. Apart from maybe the spray head minus the bottle :lol:
sanmisra
Hey guys,

Got a new fiesta recently (black) and I'm new to detailing. Been reading around the forums to learn, I think I've got the hang of it. The guides were quite helpful and I just have some questions, hope someone can help so I can do my first detail this weekend :D.

1. I've bought purple haze and blue velvet, how should I be applying them? Should I apply blue velvet with a foam applicator pad and purple haze by hand?
2. Apply Lime prime lite with a microfibre applicator?
3. How do you strip wax?

Sorry if these are stupid questions-detailing is really complex.

Hope you can help. Thanks!
Gazjs
[quote name='sanmisra' date='23 April 2010 - 08:18 AM' timestamp='1272006531' post='78942']
Hey guys,

Got a new fiesta recently (black) and I'm new to detailing. Been reading around the forums to learn, I think I've got the hang of it. The guides were quite helpful and I just have some questions, hope someone can help so I can do my first detail this weekend :D.

1. I've bought purple haze and blue velvet, how should I be applying them? Should I apply blue velvet with a foam applicator pad and purple haze by hand?
2. Apply Lime prime lite with a microfibre applicator?
3. How do you strip wax?

Sorry if these are stupid questions-detailing is really complex.

Hope you can help. Thanks!
[/quote]

1. Purple haze being a soft wax I would apply by applicator, blue velvet can be applied by applicator or hand.
2. Yes
3. Wax will wear away itself over time, or you can use an APC to remove or if you dont have an APC you could be naughty and use fairy liquid :lol:
thesilverfox
Clay removes wax and is far safer than Fairy ... !
sanmisra
Thanks for the advice. Also, when applying wax, is it fine to top it up after 4 hours or so? Can't leave it in the garage overnight. But if I do leave it outside overnight, can I just lightly wash the car with born to be mild (assuming its wax friendly)?


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