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#16 fiesta_lad

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:00 PM

I used to use washing up liquid on my old cars lol! 51 plate corsa, 52 plate clio, 56 plate grande punto, just bought some autoglym shampoo gunna try it this weekend as just run out of the diamondbrite stuff i got with the car.....


OHHHH NO not another washing up cleaning man crazy :lol: :lol: i would'nt even do it when i had my k reg clio. never mind on a 51 plate,52 or even a 56 plate.

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#17 calmcdermott

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:14 PM

OHHHH NO not another washing up cleaning man crazy :lol: :lol: i would'nt even do it when i had my k reg clio. never mind on a 51 plate,52 or even a 56 plate.

Oh I wouldnt dare do it on my fezza, that would hell rising! I use the flicking technique with a squeegee which is a really soft silicone one, managed to throw the heavy handle at my bonnet (poor bonnet always getting the abuse) scuffed the paintwork, anywhoo got the t-cut out and rubbed it out (excuse the pun teehee) il be more careful now!

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:18 PM

Oh I wouldnt dare do it on my fezza, that would hell rising! I use the flicking technique with a squeegee which is a really soft silicone one, managed to throw the heavy handle at my bonnet (poor bonnet always getting the abuse) scuffed the paintwork, anywhoo got the t-cut out and rubbed it out (excuse the pun teehee) il be more careful now!


Good good save the washing up liquid for the dishes lol the other month i was at a petrol station giveing my car a good blast with the jeter has i was draging it around the car i hit my door with the nozele and sratch my door was not to happy could of cryed :(

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:01 PM

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO :angry: :lol:

I take it you mean no then!! Take a look at my garage photo's, not bad for a 6 year old car with 76000 miles on the clock!! Better than spending stupid money on microfibre cloths when terry towelling does the job. I've done it for years with no problems.

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#20 Gazjs

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:05 PM

Garage pictures do indeed look top work :D

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

I use two Meguairs water magnet drying towels to dry my car. They ain't cheap but they work well.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:16 AM

as DanGull said, MF Drying towel is the better option

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:55 PM

Sorry this is a bit late but i know a bloke who always washes his car with floor cleaner (seriously). Needless to say not recomended and it isn't doing his paintwork any favours.....some people :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:56 PM

I started using a micro fibre cloth when I bought the latest car. Being black it shows every water mark. I dont know how I used to manage before as these cloths are excellent and my car is always sparkling.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

The blade is the future!

Get most of the water off with the blade first and finish off with a microfibre cloth, Sorted!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

Since my earlier post i've moved onto large microfibre towels. The last one is 3ft x 2ft and soaks up so much water it's amazing. I then go over the harder to get spots with a smaller microfibre cloth. I would never use a blade on my paintwork.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:58 PM

The blade is the future!

Get most of the water off with the blade first and finish off with a microfibre cloth, Sorted!


The blade is a TERRIBLE bit of kit.

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