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WelshAde
spent a good few hours this morning cleaning the car, using tips and products suggested here of course, new products used for the first time were, dodo juice need for speed and dodo juice tropical red mist, both produced great results, also got some megs endurance tyre gel.
I wont post pics as its not a fezza
mitch84
hi

got some bilbery wheel cleaner and want to make it up in the handi-bottle sprayer , i would like to try 1:5 dilution , would this mean i put 5 parts water and 1 part bilbery into the bottle or would that be to strong?

thanks
aph1101
Yep... That will be fine :)
mitch84
May get dodo juice need for speed soon but should i make sure i remove any old protection i may have such as supar gard ?

if so whats the best to remove old protection?


*i should add ive had my car with the supargard protection for nearly 15 months ,in that time ive only shampoo'ed my car ,never waxed it yet?

so do you think its safe to wash my car with say dodo juice born to be mild and then wax over the supargard with say dodo juice purple haze wax , as theres proberly no supargard protection anyway?

thanks

basically this is what im thinking of doing

wash car
wax (dodo juice purple haze)
spray sealent (dodo red mist)

by the way are microfibre cloths fine for applying waxes?
MarkyR
[quote name='MarkyR' date='04 September 2010 - 08:35 PM' timestamp='1283628343' post='95972']
I think the Megs will do me, that's the one I was trying to remember haha. Hmm, after what I said maybe I could use the clay, is the Sonus good enough to rub the wax off?
Also how much of my wax per coat should I use to keep it going through winter as the next 3 months it will be December.
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Anyone?? :)
Gazjs
[quote name='aph1101' date='05 September 2010 - 02:32 PM' timestamp='1283692959' post='96025']
I use it on a tarmac drive and it doesn't leave any staining. If you just put water on the foam residue on the ground, it goes right away. I would imagine you'll be fine on a block pave drive.
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Great, time to start saving up :lol:
Gazjs
[quote name='MarkyR' date='06 September 2010 - 12:58 PM' timestamp='1283773738' post='96153']
Anyone?? :)
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Not sure on the Sonus Green, never tried it. But it should do the job nicely.
Regarding the wax. You want to put on AS LITTLE as possible when applying, then 24 hours later do the same again. There is no way really to make the wax last longer as the 2 layers only really fill in the gaps rather than build on top. You should consider a sealant to last over the winter.
greenymk7
a good clay and lube shud get wax off but it is always best to use an pre wash first.
MarkyR
Hmm, I could clay the car again, might try something better then the Sonus? Any recommendations? I could just use the Dodo born to be mild to pre wash, then clay, then wash and then wax etc. As far as I know the Dodo wax I use has a sealant in it?
mitch84
hi

i washed my car the other day with my new products dodo juice born to be mild and a microfibre drying towel very pleased with the towel , so much better than a shammy. Anyway im after a good mark remover that gets rid of stuff like tar ?

Ive got some tar marks on the wheel arch'es that im finding difficult to remove , can anyone recommend a tryed and tested cleaner for this sort of thing?

thanks
greenymk7
Best bet for tar marks is a product called Tardis.

You will need a chemical resistant sprayer for it and also you should never leave it on the car for long as its very strong.
mitch84
[quote name='greenymk7' date='09 September 2010 - 10:16 AM' timestamp='1284023199' post='96570']
Best bet for tar marks is a product called Tardis.

You will need a chemical resistant sprayer for it and also you should never leave it on the car for long as its very strong.
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is there anything thats just straight out of a tub like a cream? cant keep affording all these little extra bits like sprayers as im a tight git ;)
greenymk7
There are plenty that say they will get rid of tar that are pre mixed but i havent found any that actually work.

A bottle of tardis will last you well over 2/3 years so its fairly cost efficient.
mitch84
[quote name='greenymk7' date='09 September 2010 - 10:22 AM' timestamp='1284023521' post='96574']
There are plenty that say they will get rid of tar that are pre mixed but i havent found any that actually work.

A bottle of tardis will last you well over 2/3 years so its fairly cost efficient.
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ok will look into it , thanks
WelshAde
After the wash, need for speed and tropical mist on sunday the rain came this week, heres a pic of the beads
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v677/welshade/P1010805.jpg[/IMG]
ozzrahog
Just a heads up to a bargain.

Been to my local ASDA and they are doing microfibre noodle mits at 2 each and 6 packs of microfibre clothes at 2 each. The also have tyre slick, dash wipes, demon shine and other assorted car stuff for 2
ozzrahog
Can anyone point me to where I can buy some FK1000p. I have hunted with google and only found "clean your car" and "serious performance" but its out of stock at both

Cheers
WelshAde
ive heard a product called RAIN X mentioned before somewhere, what is this and is it any good
aph1101
Off the top of my head, it is something which you put on your windsreen and it supposedly repels water from the screen when it rains. My dad used it a couple of years ago and thought it was terrible... it just smeared all over the screen when it rained and meant you couldn't see anyting.
WelshAde
[quote name='aph1101' date='11 September 2010 - 02:04 PM' timestamp='1284209640' post='96874']
Off the top of my head, it is something which you put on your windsreen and it supposedly repels water from the screen when it rains. My dad used it a couple of years ago and thought it was terrible... it just smeared all over the screen when it rained and meant you couldn't see anyting.
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thanks i wont bother with it then
ozzrahog
[quote name='aph1101' date='11 September 2010 - 01:04 PM' timestamp='1284209640' post='96874']
Off the top of my head, it is something which you put on your windsreen and it supposedly repels water from the screen when it rains. My dad used it a couple of years ago and thought it was terrible... it just smeared all over the screen when it rained and meant you couldn't see anyting.
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Thats my experience of it too
Gazjs
[quote name='ozzrahog' date='11 September 2010 - 12:48 PM' timestamp='1284205095' post='96866']
Can anyone point me to where I can buy some FK1000p. I have hunted with google and only found "clean your car" and "serious performance" but its out of stock at both

Cheers
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Sorry, I think I may have stole the last lot from CYC ;) :lol:
Give some Collinite 476 a bash, see how you get on :)
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/collinite-no-476s-super-doublecoat-auto-wax/prod_207.html
DanGull
Rain X is brilliant - if it's applied properly. It needs VERY thin layers as with any sealant or wax, or it won't bond and will smear all over the place. This means a little goes a long, long, long way.
ozzrahog
Right after much thought and puzzling (and not being able to buy FK1000p as some fu**er bought the last tub, mentioning no names post 922 :P ) here is my shopping list. Thoughts, comments suggestions welcome

Dodo Juice Sour Power Shampoo

Autoglym Super Resin Polish

Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection (open to suggestions on this as this is the bit I am struggling to pick)

Autoglym Fast Glass

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

Demon Shine (cheap from ASDA) as a quick coating after weekly washes

Carplan Tyre slick (cheap from ASDA)

I4D uber blue drying towel

Various microfibre mitts & clothes (again cheap from ASDA)

Once again thanks for all the help and no I don’t work at ASDA


ps this was a lot easier in teh days of a bucket, sponge and fairy liquid
greenymk7
I would say you should think about getting a better detailing spray to top up any wax or sealent layers u have on he car.

Have a look at dodo juice tropical red mist, chemical guys or zaino. These will add the protection you need after weekly washes
Hen Pecked
Just picked up our brand spanking new Titanium and in a weak moment during the negotiations when we bought it, I had the G3 Glasscoat pack added.

Well, it looks like a million dollars but has anyone had this type of protection put on. Apparently all I have to do is spit on the car and it will look like new again.

Always one for ducking out of waxing cars I thought I would give this a try.

Comments??
Gazjs
[quote name='Hen Pecked' date='16 September 2010 - 05:15 PM' timestamp='1284653104' post='97479']
Just picked up our brand spanking new Titanium and in a weak moment during the negotiations when we bought it, I had the G3 Glasscoat pack added.

Well, it looks like a million dollars but has anyone had this type of protection put on. Apparently all I have to do is spit on the car and it will look like new again.

Always one for ducking out of waxing cars I thought I would give this a try.

Comments??
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Never heard of the pack so cant comment. But as with all dealer applied protection its only as good as the time spent on applying it.
ozzrahog
Got my new sea grey titanium, washed it and extra gloss protection on it.

To think I always thought cars were properly cleaned when they came new from the garage, god was I wrong!!!

Will post pics if I can figure out how
Gazjs
[quote name='ozzrahog' date='18 September 2010 - 03:24 PM' timestamp='1284819245' post='97702']
Got my new sea grey titanium, washed it and extra gloss protection on it.

To think I always thought cars were properly cleaned when they came new from the garage, god was I wrong!!!

Will post pics if I can figure out how
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If you go into new members thread I pinned a topic on how to add pictures ;)
Look forward to seeing them :D
ozzrahog
The New toy
[img]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/ozzrahog/Photo0497.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/ozzrahog/Photo0498a.jpg[/img]
greenymk7
Can everyone make sure they check the first post in this thread as we now have a new i4detailing voucher code.

FOCX will no longer work so please dont use this :D
Gazjs
Keeping things simple I see :lol:
When did we get the Elite code :o
greenymk7
a little while back.

i sorted it out with alexandra from elite :)
Gazjs
Great stuff!
I'll need to have a nosey :D
katana1
Hi,I have a black fiesta style with 2200 kilometers on the clock..
I am using cleaning products that my nearest auto factors have.
I use sionmez car wash with two microfiber mitts.
To clean any interior grit on door rubbers and around the door I use a very diluted solution of the car wash with warm water (use micro fiber cloths)
I use turtle wax metallic to get rid of scratches as I live on a country road and cannot avoid them.I also got a wax called sonax1 from a German friend and its nice and easy to apply and remove.
I use domestic window cleaner on windows (apart from windscreen)
I have a high pressure lance washer for the exterior.
I dry the exterior with Large microfiber cloths and then use chamois leather to finish.
If any of the above is wrong I would appreciate any advice ....Many thanks for reading post.
ozzrahog
My new car is 2 weeks old, on day one it got a good wash and a coat of autoglym EGP. Its due for a wash now and I have got some autoglym HD wax. My plan is to wash with dodo juice shampoo then HD wax, is this ok or do I need to strip the EGP and if so how?
Gazjs
[quote name='ozzrahog' date='01 October 2010 - 12:09 AM' timestamp='1285887554' post='99345']
My new car is 2 weeks old, on day one it got a good wash and a coat of autoglym EGP. Its due for a wash now and I have got some autoglym HD wax. My plan is to wash with dodo juice shampoo then HD wax, is this ok or do I need to strip the EGP and if so how?
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HD will sit very nicely on top of EGP :)

Wash
Dry
HD

:)
Gazjs
[quote name='katana1' date='29 September 2010 - 12:58 PM' timestamp='1285760907' post='99111']
Hi,I have a black fiesta style with 2200 kilometers on the clock..
I am using cleaning products that my nearest auto factors have.
I use sionmez car wash with two microfiber mitts.
To clean any interior grit on door rubbers and around the door I use a very diluted solution of the car wash with warm water (use micro fiber cloths)
I use turtle wax metallic to get rid of scratches as I live on a country road and cannot avoid them.I also got a wax called sonax1 from a German friend and its nice and easy to apply and remove.
I use domestic window cleaner on windows (apart from windscreen)
I have a high pressure lance washer for the exterior.
I dry the exterior with Large microfiber cloths and then use chamois leather to finish.
If any of the above is wrong I would appreciate any advice ....Many thanks for reading post.
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I would possibly use a glass cleaner meant for cars. I'm sure I read somewhere that there is a slight difference in chemicals or something along those line.
Jason Tierney
Took a few beading shots middle of night a while ago wax was put on few weeks ago.

[img]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/IMG_20100927_215104.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww104/mongoosetierney/My%20new%20MK7%20Fiesta%20Zetec%20S%202010/IMG_20100927_215112.jpg[/img]
aph1101
Nice Pics :)
Gafyn
I always used megiures 3 stage paint cleaner, i came second in the show and shine a few years back in Fiesta in the Park..

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bigboyowen76/lookindamnclean.jpg[/IMG]
DanGull
I am converted.

I detailed the car this weekend with Optimum No Rinse, using the two bucket method with grit guards and microfibre mitts. I have been forced down this route as I now have no outside water available for the pressure washer.

The car had been thoroughly detailed last time and was wearing two coats of Supernatural and the wheels had been sealed with FK1000P - but even so the car was far dirtier than I have ever let it get due to moving house.

The process was completely easy, and the finish was every bit as good as a full snow foam/Bilberry/full works detail - I had the swirl light on it afterwards as well and there were zero signs of fresh damage.

The product works by massively increasing the lubricity of the wash water (it's better at it than BTBM...) meaning you can safely dry to the car without rinsing.

I recommend anyone pushed for time/outside water to give it a go.

No pics as I was in a hurry - next time though.
aph1101
Glad to hear it, Dan :) Pleased it didn't leave any swirls.

On another note, my BTBM and red mist have just run out. Any suggestions for replacements for either of them? I'm more than pleased with them both but was wondering if there is anything better out there :)
DanGull
No Alex, for shampoo you can't beat BTBM for me. PM me and I'll give you a good price on the brand new bottle I have and no longer need.

As for Red Mist - Try some Serious Performance Show Detailer, it's cracking stuff and I would suggest gives better protection.
Gazjs
Dan actually said the words "better than BTBM" :lol:
Agree though, shall be very handy come the winter!
Gazjs
Not a fiesta but gave a mini. detail to the neighbours car today.

Products used:

AS Tardis
Bilberrys
Poorboys Black Hole
Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
Dodo Hard Candy
[img]http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu340/Gazjs/Picture029.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu340/Gazjs/Picture032.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu340/Gazjs/Picture033.jpg[/img]
aph1101
Nice pics and good job there Gaz :)

On a different note, has anybody tried ay of the following:

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/britemax_spray_shine_1.html"]Britemax 6s[/url]

or

[url="http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.i4detailing.co.uk%2facatalog%2fbritemax_spray_shine_1.html&WD=meguiars%20135&PN=Meguiars_Synthetic_Spray_Detailer_1.html%23aM13516#aM13516"]Megs 135[/url]

I'm thinking of getting one of these as a replacement for red mist, but it would be good to hear thoughts first :)
Gazjs
Cheers ;)
Cant comment on either of those I am afraid, just now I am loving Fk#425
ozzrahog
Love the tyre detail, have been looking for something good for the tyres :)
katana1
That's some job Gazjs, I spent a couple of hours on the fiesta yesterday and its nothing compared to what you've done. My main problem is that there are briar's(brambles) sticking out around the roads where I live and I cannot avoid getting car scratched from them.I do not want to use T-cut or similar rubbing compound on new car.I try to get them out with Turtle wax metallic but I can still see them.
Thanks for the reply on the window cleaner--you saved me there, as I found out that domestic stuff will either discolour or perish the rubbers if it gets on them.
I wish I had the choice of stuff that you guys have .I am going to see if I can get some of the mentioned cleaners online.
Thanks to all posters here for the great pics' and the useful comments, I have picked up great info' here :)


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