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Jack_P
Nearly has an epic fail yesterday when i did the detail on the ST

Full Wash - Clay - SRP - EGP

My mate coes to ask him what ive done and i tell him that and he says what no wax? :/ i thought EGP was the wax? No you need to wax it.
So half hour before im due to go out on town im there doing a formula one style top wax and all was well :P

Btw im not as clued up on autoglym as i am on meguiars ( racing driver excuses here ) but was all looking sweet.....until it rained for a million hours last night! :P
sussex
Dan, your help is much appreciated.

I am going to try

Rinse car with hose -> Wash with dodo juice sour power -> Apply 1 coat of SRP -> Apply 1 coat of EGP -> Apply 1 (maybe 2?) coat(s) of dodo juice Purple Haze -> Wait 24 hours then add 1 coat of dodo juice Red Mist

B)
thesilverfox
I've picked up some Zymol shampoo to be a little different (AG was the only thing I've used until now), and I've read good things. It'll be a wash and dry for me, as I have no intention to polish until the back of summer.
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' date='02 May 2010 - 12:29 PM' timestamp='1272799153' post='80323']
I've picked up some Zymol shampoo to be a little different (AG was the only thing I've used until now), and I've read good things. It'll be a wash and dry for me, as I have no intention to polish until the back of summer.
[/quote]

I have experience of the Zymol shampoo and it's pretty good to be honest. Not quite as many suds as you would get from Dodo BTBM for instance but in my opinion better than the AG stuff :D
thesilverfox
AG has barely any suds, so I know what to expect! I just want to try something else for a change, but have a feeling that the 3M I want to try next will be the best value for money :)
Gazjs
Zymol is really good value.
3M beats it hands down though :P , just buy a decent container for it as its a nightmare to pour :lol:
thesilverfox
[quote name='Gazjs' date='02 May 2010 - 02:00 PM' timestamp='1272804607' post='80335']
Zymol is really good value.
3M beats it hands down though :P , just buy a decent container for it as its a nightmare to pour :lol:
[/quote]

Yeah, will probably be able to decant it into a more useful container :) I spotted some Carplan 'Devil's Shine' or something like that - appeared to be some sort of quick detailer. Anyone know how it stacks up to the big boys? It looked pretty cheap, so wouldn't expect much from it.
Gazjs
Does anyone have any experience with CG Bare Bones or indeed any other arch/springs cleaner/protectant.
Jason Tierney
Gave the car a quick wash and some AG aqua wax on it to see how it goes. Looks well, but will most definatly be ugly after 140miles of motorway down to milton keyens for the meet =|

Anyway, Few piccys for you

Just a quick one while I was on Fords Test Mode. All the blubs in the dash on.
[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/010520101648.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/020520101649.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/020520101650.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/020520101652.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/020520101653.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/020520101654.jpg[/IMG]
thesilverfox
[quote name='Jason Tierney' date='02 May 2010 - 05:57 PM' timestamp='1272818874' post='80368']
Gave the car a quick wash and some AG aqua wax on it to see how it goes. Looks well, but will most definatly be ugly after 140miles of motorway down to milton keyens for the meet =|
[/quote]

Take some quick detailer and a few microfibres :)
Jason Tierney
What would you recomend, I dont think I have any "quick Detailer" though. Il get a list of what I have and you can advise :D
Jason Tierney
1 2010 Frozen White(unless it rains) Fiesta Zetec S Ti-VCT
2 buckets(no guards though)
A hose (no pressure washer but not too bad)
AG Tar Remover
AG Shampoo/Conditioner
AG Super resin polish
AG Aqua wax
AG HD wax
AG Glass polish/cleaner( Dont remember proper name- not fast glass though)
Megs Washmitt
Megs micro fiber
I have various other Microfibers that came with AG stuff
2 drying towels
Bilbery wheel cleaner
few sponges(dont use em, could be used for wheels?)
thesilverfox
[quote name='Jason Tierney' date='02 May 2010 - 06:42 PM' timestamp='1272821563' post='80377']
What would you recomend, I dont think I have any "quick Detailer" though. Il get a list of what I have and you can advise :D
[/quote]

The Meguiars NXT Speed Detailer would be appropriate - you could grab this from more or less any Halfords.
sussex
Have washed my ZS with sour power, dried it, one coat of SRP, one coat of EGP, one coat of purple haze. waiting to put my red mist on now-24 hours to wait

Finished! Done as above and she looks fantastic, also added some tyre dressing too.

LOVE the dodo red mist! So easy to use and great results B)
Strutter
....got the car a quirk clean to bring up the wax already on it.....end of week....splattered bug heaven all over the front, damn you summer!

And now owning a white car, I never knew bugs had so much blood in them!
Jason Tierney
I know its terrible. Any one know how to get rid of it because sometimes it looks like theres red bits ingrained in my paintwork that wont come out with a normal wash. I dont have any pre-wash or similar, anything to get rid of them? I ment to show Dan or someone at the meet but forgot tipically...

tar

Jay
DanGull
The trick with bugs is to have a good level of protection on the car - then they'll shift with shampoo and a wash mitt.

Until you get to that point - removal of bugs is best with a prewash or clay. The available bug sprays are way too harsh for my liking. Remember the last thing you want is excessive pressure with a mitt to shift them, use the right tool for the right job.
Strutter
I have the good protection and stuff, but even with a fair soaking with shampoo, although ill jet most of the splattering off, the blood or juices, or whatever you would call them, seem to stay behind, and I have to rub pretty hard to get them to lift off.
Jason Tierney
Yeah Well I dont scrub too hard coz I dont wana cause more harm than good. I want to get a foam lance and jet wash just a metter of cash though.
DanGull
It could be your shampoo gents - Jason if you're using that Autoglym stuff then change that first. Their shampoo is not one of thair better products.

Dodo Born to be Mild - yes I bang on about it, but my word it's good.
Jason Tierney
Gah, just bought a tub of it.

but ok, maybe il try fob it off to someone.
Barky
Hi Guys
Having just read over 50 pages on this detailing thread the advice you have all given is amazing, but i'm also a little confused with so may many products and makers of products etc.
As a bit of a novice when it comes to car cleaning and with so many products out there could someone assist me with a shopping list of items i should be buying to look after my brand new Fiesta i pick up today.
My car colour is Sea Grey (in case that makes a difference with wax etc).
I am starting from scratch so was after almost everything, ie
Shampoo
Wheel cleaner
Wheel protector
Wheel cleaning brush (i've got the 17" Alloys)
Tyre dressing
Wax
Plastic cleaner/protector (rear bumper etc, if necessary)
Pads for applying wax (by hand?)
Drying towel (how many?)
Microfibre cloths (how many?)
Washmitt (how many?)

Also what is clay, and do i need it?
Is there anything else i've missed or should consider?
If i am to be honest i will be probably more of a wash my car every couple of weeks with a wax etc every couple of months.
Also any advice on best places to buy (is the 15% code still valid from page 1?)
Any help would be great.
Thanks
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='Barky' date='19 May 2010 - 07:54 AM' timestamp='1274251479' post='82424']
Hi Guys
Having just read over 50 pages on this detailing thread the advice you have all given is amazing, but i'm also a little confused with so may many products and makers of products etc.
As a bit of a novice when it comes to car cleaning and with so many products out there could someone assist me with a shopping list of items i should be buying to look after my brand new Fiesta i pick up today.
My car colour is Sea Grey (in case that makes a difference with wax etc).
I am starting from scratch so was after almost everything, ie
Shampoo
Wheel cleaner
Wheel protector
Wheel cleaning brush (i've got the 17" Alloys)
Tyre dressing
Wax
Plastic cleaner/protector (rear bumper etc, if necessary)
Pads for applying wax (by hand?)
Drying towel (how many?) two
Microfibre cloths (how many?)hundreds
Washmitt (how many?)two

Also what is clay, and do i need it?
Is there anything else i've missed or should consider?
If i am to be honest i will be probably more of a wash my car every couple of weeks with a wax etc every couple of months.
Also any advice on best places to buy (is the 15% code still valid from page 1?)
Any help would be great.
Thanks
[/quote]
aph1101
[quote name='Barky' date='19 May 2010 - 07:54 AM' timestamp='1274251479' post='82424']
Hi Guys
Having just read over 50 pages on this detailing thread the advice you have all given is amazing, but i'm also a little confused with so may many products and makers of products etc.
As a bit of a novice when it comes to car cleaning and with so many products out there could someone assist me with a shopping list of items i should be buying to look after my brand new Fiesta i pick up today.
My car colour is Sea Grey (in case that makes a difference with wax etc).
I am starting from scratch so was after almost everything, ie

Also what is clay, and do i need it?
Is there anything else i've missed or should consider?
If i am to be honest i will be probably more of a wash my car every couple of weeks with a wax etc every couple of months.
Also any advice on best places to buy (is the 15% code still valid from page 1?)
Any help would be great.
Thanks
[/quote]

Hi.... the following is just my reccommendation for products. Other people can and do prefer different products, but this may be something of a starting block.

[b]Shampoo[/b] - Dodo Juice Born to be Mild

[b]Wheel cleaner[/b] - Valet Pro Bilberry (need to buy a bottle and sprayer aswell, only a couple of quid)

[b]Wheel protector[/b] - Don't use one personally, but people seem to like poorboys wheel sealant and also FK1000p

[b]Wheel cleaning brush (i've got the 17" Alloys)[/b] - [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Soft_Round_Wheel_brush_1.html#aRWB1"]I use one of these and it's great[/url]
[b]
Tyre dressing[/b] - I4D Tyre Gloss. I use this and it's great stuff. Comes with two free applicators aswell.

[b]Wax[/b] I use Dodo juice hard candy. DanGull is your man for waxes if you fancy a colour charged one.

[b]Plastic cleaner/protector (rear bumper etc, if necessary)[/b] - Don't use one presently, but have used AG vinyl and rubber care to good effect. Dan will also reccommend you peanut butter or ground nut oil! (not for me that one, but it does work to remove wax streaks from plastic)
[b]
Pads for applying wax (by hand?)[/b] - If you buy from I4D, they send you a free one. Otherwise, a foam aplicator will suffice.

[b]Drying towel (how many?)[/b] - I have one for the top of the car, and one for the bottom. [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Uber_Blue_Drying_Towel_1.html#aI4DBLUEDRY"]This is good[/url] and [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Miracle_Dryer.html"]so is this.[/url]

[b]Microfibre cloths (how many?)[/b] - LOADS!! You can't have too many. I have three grades of MFs. [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Ultra_Plush_Microfibre_3Pack_4.html"]One really good set[/url], [url="http://i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Microfibre_3Pack_1.html"]one quite good[/url], and some cheap £3 for 6 ones from asda!
[b]
Washmitt (how many?)[/b] - I use one, but many people use 2 (one for top, one for bottom). MF or lambswool....your choice!

Hope that helps! If you want to know how to use all this stuff, the following thread was created by Dan and may be of some considerable use:

[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8406"]Amazing guide![/url]
Gazjs
Got some goodies yesterday at Knockhill ...

As Wax
As Drying Towel
As Hazsafe

All for a grand total of 30 B)

Also had a go at trying out the wax on the day on an Evo rear wing, then got asked back today to do the whole car :lol:
Barky
I am just sorting out my 1st proper car cleaning shopping list and this is what i have come up with (with a lot of help from here so far).
My car is brand new so i didn't think i would need any polish (or should i just get some, if so which is best?)
My list so far is-

1 - Valet PRO Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner 1L

2 - Poorboys Wheel Sealant

3 - Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel or I4D Tyre Gloss

4 - Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 500ml

5 - Dodo Juice Hard Candy Carnauba Hard Wax

6 - Duragloss Aquawax or Dodo Red Mist

7 - I4D Ultra Plush Microfibre x3 & I4D Microfibre 16"x16" Triple Pack (or any other anyone can suggest)

8 -Dodo Juice Supernatural Microfibre Drying Towel or Smartwax Miracle Dryer Drying Towel.

Also do i need any pads etc to apply the polish or can i just use microfibre cloths?

Is it worth investing in some Exterior Plastic Cleaner/Restorer?

What is the easiest and best wash mitt?

I read on here there was a 15% discount code for clean your car but i couldn't find it, are there any other discount codes available?

I there anything i've missed...lol

Sorry i know this is a lot of questions but as i'm new to this i didn't want to waste a load of money on the wrong stuff and i value all your expertise and opinions.
Thanks
Danny
Jason Tierney
7.5% discount on I4D FOCX

;)
titanium_s_spec
steal of the day at tesco 5 micro fibre cloths 2 plus wash mit, cloth, and micro fibre sponge thingy also 2
aph1101
[quote name='titanium_s_spec' date='26 May 2010 - 12:45 PM' timestamp='1274873744' post='83208']
steal of the day at tesco 5 micro fibre cloths 2 plus wash mit, cloth, and micro fibre sponge thingy also 2
[/quote]

Saw that last night, and got myself a pack.... cracking value :D
Gazjs
Sounds a great deal, however, if i buy anything else i may have to move house to accomodate it :lol:
Barky
[quote name='DanGull' date='23 April 2010 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1272055407' post='79040']
The more the better really. If it were me, it would be one of BV and two of PH.

Actually, I will get involved in the stripping wax debate - stripping wax with clay seems to me to be a hugely laborious task. My recipe for stripping back is a strong APC solution (around 4:1 usually) in the foam lance. Does the job beautifully.
[/quote]

Quick question
Why do you need to strip the wax from a car? I thought the wax added protection, or am i missing something?
titanium_s_spec
[quote name='Gazjs' date='26 May 2010 - 07:02 PM' timestamp='1274896326' post='83244']
Sounds a great deal, however, if i buy anything else i may have to move house to accomodate it :lol:
[/quote]
get a shed or a double garage then lol
Barky
Sorry guys another question.
As i am just starting my car cleaning kit is it worth buying both "dodo juice hard candy and FK1000p?
I was also going to get some Poorboys wheel sealent but after reading that it turned some alloys yellow and that FK1000p does just as good a job i have knocked that of my list.
Would hard candy protect my lovely 17" alloys (that way i could just buy 1 pot of wax)
I never thought car cleaning was so complicated as just when i finish my shopping list i hear of another product.

The definites on my list so far are-

1 - Valet PRO Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner

2 - I4D Tyre Gloss or Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel

3 - Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo

4 - Dodo Juice Hard Candy Carnauba Hard Wax or Finish kare 1000P (or both see above)

5 - Duragloss Aquawax 650ml

6 - Smartwax Miracle Dryer - Drying Towel

7 - I4D Microfibre 16"x16" Triple Pack

8 - Meguiars Microfibre wash mitt

9 - Autoglym Super Resin Polish

and then maybe (at a later date)

1 - Bilt Hamber Auto Clay

2 - Dodo Lime Prime

3 - Tardis Tar remover

4 - Autoglym bumper care

5 - I4D Ultra Plush Microfibre x3

Any additions or removals from my list needed?
Focus_ST-3
Anybody used the Turtle Wax Ice Liquid Clay Kit?

Halfords were out of the Meguiars kit so I bought turtle wax instead, hoping to use it over the weekend
fordpartsman
right then, so i am just about to take delivery of my white zs, and i need to know what WAX is the best for it. the reason i say wax is that its having venture sheild put over the entire front end and the only product you can you on it is wax. this is what i am thinking of going for so far, please contribute you thoughts as to if i am going wrong somewhere

also am i best going for a lambs wool mit, microfibre mit, or just a decent sponge

just been on i4detailing and have this potential list


[size="1"]DJBM250[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJBM250&NOLOGIN=1"] Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] £6.77[/size]

[size="1"]DJLPL250 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJLPL250&NOLOGIN=1"]Dodo Juice 'Lime Prime Lite' Cleanser Glaze 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] £11.49[/size]

[size="1"]DJRM250 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJRM250&NOLOGIN=1"]Dodo Juice Red Mist Spray Detailer 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] £8.04[/size]

[size="1"]AGHDW[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=AGHDW&NOLOGIN=1"] Autoglym High Definition Wax[/url][/size][size="1"] £25.49[/size]

[size="1"]VPBIL1L[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=VPBIL1L&NOLOGIN=1"] Valet PRO Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner 1L[/url][/size][size="1"] £7.62[/size]

[size="1"]I4DMFU1[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DMFU1&NOLOGIN=1"] I4D Ultra Plush Microfibre 16"x26" Triple Pack[/url][/size][size="1"]VMFHBL[/size][size="1"]16"x26"[/size][size="1"]3[/size][size="1"] £9.35[/size]

[size="1"]I4DBLUEDRY[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DBLUEDRY&NOLOGIN=1"] [/url][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DBLUEDRY&NOLOGIN=1"]I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36"[/url][/size][size="1"] £5.95[/size]

[size="1"]SH320CR9[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=SH320CR9&NOLOGIN=1"] Atomiza Chemical Resistant Spray Head[/url][/size][size="1"] £1.66[/size]

[size="1"]D20100 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=D20100&NOLOGIN=1"]Meguiar's 'Generic' OSHA Bottle[/url][/size][size="1"] £1.69[/size]

[size="1"]X-3002EU[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=X-3002EU&NOLOGIN=1"] Meguiar's Super Thick Microfibre Wash Mitt[/url][/size][size="1"] £8.50[/size]

[size="1"]Ford Owners Club Discount[/size][size="1"] -£6.49[/size]
[size="1"][b]Subtotal[/b][/size][size="1"]£80.07[/size]
[size="1"][b]VAT[/b][/size][size="1"]£14.02[/size]
[size="1"][b]Total[/b][/size][size="1"][b]£94.09[/b][/size]
sussex
Used this on my tyres

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_170539_langId_-1_categoryId_165682

Very impressed
sussex
Hi all, I've bought a clay bar/detailer from Meguirs this week.

Im going to wash the ZS with Dodo Juice, dry it with the towel, clay bar it, coat of SRP, 2x coats of dodo juice purple haze then 1 coat of EGP.

BUT, I need to get bug and other things off the front of my car, whats best to use/method?

Also, with claying, when you look at the clay and its dirty, do you just fold/turn over for it to be clean again? what happens when you can find any 'clean' parts of the clay anymore?!

Also, any views on Poorboys Black Hole Show Glaze?

Also my friend ha ssome poorbooys wheel sealent, worth using? and when I come to clean the wheels again in the future shall I still use bilberrys on them?
DanGull
Reverse your wax and sealant sussex - EGP first then purple haze.

Regarding claying - yes, fold over and press out to expose a new clean area, when you're out of areas you a new piece of clay. Don't use the whole clay bar in one go, cut it down and use smaller pieces.

I have never used Black Hole or its white equivalent, but I'm always hearing excellent things about them on Detailing World.

Bugs will shift with Sour Power or BTBM alone - there is no need to use another product. If necessary, make up a 1:10 shampoo solution in a spray bottle and spray that onto the bugs, leave for a few minutes and they'll shift easily. No bug/tar/bird poo/sap remover is wax safe, so if you have a well protected car then it's worth not using them.
DanGull
[quote name='fordpartsman' date='06 June 2010 - 10:37 PM' timestamp='1275859626' post='84370']
right then, so i am just about to take delivery of my white zs, and i need to know what WAX is the best for it. the reason i say wax is that its having venture sheild put over the entire front end and the only product you can you on it is wax. this is what i am thinking of going for so far, please contribute you thoughts as to if i am going wrong somewhere

also am i best going for a lambs wool mit, microfibre mit, or just a decent sponge

just been on i4detailing and have this potential list


[size="1"]DJBM250[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJBM250&NOLOGIN=1"] Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] 6.77[/size]

[size="1"]DJLPL250 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJLPL250&NOLOGIN=1"]Dodo Juice 'Lime Prime Lite' Cleanser Glaze 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] 11.49[/size]

[size="1"]DJRM250 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=DJRM250&NOLOGIN=1"]Dodo Juice Red Mist Spray Detailer 250ml[/url][/size][size="1"] 8.04[/size]

[size="1"]AGHDW[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=AGHDW&NOLOGIN=1"] Autoglym High Definition Wax[/url][/size][size="1"] 25.49[/size]

[size="1"]VPBIL1L[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=VPBIL1L&NOLOGIN=1"] Valet PRO Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner 1L[/url][/size][size="1"] 7.62[/size]

[size="1"]I4DMFU1[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DMFU1&NOLOGIN=1"] I4D Ultra Plush Microfibre 16"x26" Triple Pack[/url][/size][size="1"]VMFHBL[/size][size="1"]16"x26"[/size][size="1"]3[/size][size="1"] 9.35[/size]

[size="1"]I4DBLUEDRY[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DBLUEDRY&NOLOGIN=1"] [/url][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=I4DBLUEDRY&NOLOGIN=1"]I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36"[/url][/size][size="1"] 5.95[/size]

[size="1"]SH320CR9[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=SH320CR9&NOLOGIN=1"] Atomiza Chemical Resistant Spray Head[/url][/size][size="1"] 1.66[/size]

[size="1"]D20100 [/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=D20100&NOLOGIN=1"]Meguiar's 'Generic' OSHA Bottle[/url][/size][size="1"] 1.69[/size]

[size="1"]X-3002EU[/size][size="1"][url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?PRODREF=X-3002EU&NOLOGIN=1"] Meguiar's Super Thick Microfibre Wash Mitt[/url][/size][size="1"] 8.50[/size]

[size="1"]Ford Owners Club Discount[/size][size="1"] -6.49[/size]
[size="1"][b]Subtotal[/b][/size][size="1"]80.07[/size]
[size="1"][b]VAT[/b][/size][size="1"]14.02[/size]
[size="1"][b]Total[/b][/size][size="1"][b]94.09[/b][/size]
[/quote]

How much is venture shield FPM? I know lots of people swear by it and after 16,000 miles or so I'm showing plenty of chips on the car now :(

I would say your list is good, AG High Def is a good product as I've said many times. I just don't enjoy applying it much.

Don't bother with the Megs bottles, the I4D ones are identical and somewhat cheaper. I would suggest that you need more applicators and microfibres also...

Definitely go with a microfibre mitt, lambswool mitts can rot and a sponge is a no no unless it's a Zymol sponge.
sussex
thanks Dan B)
sussex
Anyone tried this stuff?

http://www.shinearama.co.uk/product.php?id=PRI-BANANA-16

There is a review on an Alfa Romeo forum and people like it and the car used looked very smart after it
Bleach
[quote name='sussex' date='14 June 2010 - 03:25 PM' timestamp='1276528535' post='85115']
Anyone tried this stuff?

http://www.shinearama.co.uk/product.php?id=PRI-BANANA-16

There is a review on an Alfa Romeo forum and people like it and the car used looked very smart after it
[/quote]

I have just ordered some of the stuff along with dodo lime prime and red mist.

Should arrive tomorrow and will give a good wash on Saturday (weather permitting)

Will let you know the results!
sussex
Thanks, be very interested to hear/see the results.

Just finished my mamoth detailing session.

Washed / dried / clayed / washed / dried / SRP / EGP / Dodo juice purple haze / 2x coats of poorboys on the alloys and tyre black stuff on the tyre walls.

PHEW!
Bleach
[quote name='sussex' date='17 June 2010 - 12:57 PM' timestamp='1276778844' post='85350']
Thanks, be very interested to hear/see the results.

Just finished my mamoth detailing session.

Washed / dried / clayed / washed / dried / SRP / EGP / Dodo juice purple haze / 2x coats of poorboys on the alloys and tyre black stuff on the tyre walls.

PHEW!
[/quote]

Sounds mega, how long did it take?

Also.......pics??? B)
fordpartsman
[quote name='DanGull' date='12 June 2010 - 03:18 PM' timestamp='1276355293' post='84973']
How much is venture shield FPM? I know lots of people swear by it and after 16,000 miles or so I'm showing plenty of chips on the car now :(

[/quote]

well for full front end, which is bumper, fogs, h/lamps, wing mirror backs, first third of bonnet, first third of wings....299 but im getting full bonnet, and top of the rear bumper done, aswell as door edges for 399
Barky
I finally did my first attempt at a car detail over the weekend on my wife's 3 year old C-Max (wash, dry, clay, wash, dry, SRP, FK1000p x2, FK425.
Just a few questions before i attempt one on my MK7 Fiesta.

1 - I couldn't shift the tar marks down the side of the car near the front wheel (even when claying), is this normal and should i use tar remover?

2 - When I used the FK1000p on the side windows and front and back painted plastic bumbers i was getting very strong electric shocks, this can't be normal can it?

3 - I used a i4D foam pad to SRP the car which was fine but when i applied the FK1000p on a new i4D foam pad a lot of the foam has disintegrated, is it ok to use just 1 pad for applying SRP and another for the wax/sealent, and are the reusable? if so whats the best way to clean them? (I also bought some I4D Microfibre White Wax / Sealant Applicator pads but struggled a bit with them as the pad didn't seem to want to glide and put the sealant on.)

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Wax___Sealant_Applictor_Pad.html

Could this be with me being too heavy handed or not using the correct amount of sealent on the pad?
aph1101
Well, my exams finished yesterday and I don't have any lessons this week, my mum is at work and I have the car! :D
So, this morning, I did a quick wash/mini detail and thought I might as well share the pics as it has come up rather well. A little light relief from the football for those who don't really care :D

[IMG]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Fiesta/IMG_4047.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Fiesta/IMG_4045.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Fiesta/IMG_4043.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Fiesta/IMG_4042.jpg[/IMG]
DanGull
[quote name='Barky' date='21 June 2010 - 06:55 AM' timestamp='1277099116' post='85710']
I finally did my first attempt at a car detail over the weekend on my wife's 3 year old C-Max (wash, dry, clay, wash, dry, SRP, FK1000p x2, FK425.
Just a few questions before i attempt one on my MK7 Fiesta.

1 - I couldn't shift the tar marks down the side of the car near the front wheel (even when claying), is this normal and should i use tar remover?

2 - When I used the FK1000p on the side windows and front and back painted plastic bumbers i was getting very strong electric shocks, this can't be normal can it?

3 - I used a i4D foam pad to SRP the car which was fine but when i applied the FK1000p on a new i4D foam pad a lot of the foam has disintegrated, is it ok to use just 1 pad for applying SRP and another for the wax/sealent, and are the reusable? if so whats the best way to clean them? (I also bought some I4D Microfibre White Wax / Sealant Applicator pads but struggled a bit with them as the pad didn't seem to want to glide and put the sealant on.)

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Wax___Sealant_Applictor_Pad.html

Could this be with me being too heavy handed or not using the correct amount of sealent on the pad?
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1) For me - it would be a more aggressive clay than tar remover - I loathe the stuff.

2) Random, no idea what's caused that.

3) My advice is to use foam pads for solids/pastes and cotton pads for liquids (such as SRP). The foam pads are reusable - clean them in very hot water with fairy liquid. Wash cotton pads in the machine at 40 degrees with normal detergent and no fabric softner.
thesilverfox
2. What were you wearing? I'm not a perv (ha!), but certain clothing will make it an issue if you are not grounding yourself. What container was the FK1000P in? I wouldn't worry too much.
sussex
Just tried a coat of Ioncoat Naviwax (Dark) on my recently clayed black ZS.

WOW - What a wax, goes on easily, buff off almost straight away and the paint work looks stunning. Havent tried beading etc yet though


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