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JonM

Fiesta Metal After A Few Hours...

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Hi All,

I had a day off work, and so I thought I would look at using the various cleaning products I bought recently look after my car. Here are the results.. Although, my arms are now suffering from sunburn without realising! Enjoy!

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Yes this is a generic picture thread, but never the less comments are welcome. (But not to complain it is a picture thread :) )

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Lookin' good there mate. Still gleaming. 😃

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That is one mean shine there.

Wish mine was as clean.

Do you travel?

LOL

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Lol, will be tomorrow. Hopefully will still partially shine afterwards... :mellow:

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Damn..... That's one clean car! Probably wasn't that clean when it rolled off the production line. Good stuff. What products do you use? And it must've taken forever

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It did take forever... My whole day basically.

Here are the products I used:

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Looks great. Hopefully that'll give me the motivation to crack on and give mine a spit & polish, either that or i'll resort to bribing my better half ;-)

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Wow. Mine is just shameful at the moment compared to yours lol

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oooh please come over to the Isle of Man!!!! I wish I had that motivation! I have loads of little black specks on mine, think it's tar spots or something, can you recommend anything to get them off?

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Meguiars ultimate compound. It's a bit pricy but it removes any paint imperfection

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Meguiars ultimate compound. It's a bit pricy but it removes any paint imperfection

hmmm, this involves hardwork yus?

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Nice to see a few good Dodo Juice products :) Always gives a good finish. HD wax is also a very good product. Have you tried Purple Haze? It's amazing on dark colours.

@ Manxkat, have you tried clay baring your car? If that fails, try a tar and glue remover, but remember to apply a top protection after doing that.

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hmmm, this involves hardwork yus?

No none what so ever you put a tiny blob on a cloth and rub the area a couple of times and it just disappears. I used it on my friends car who got side swiped and the scuff marks disappeared straight away. I use it for getting grit off the paint work. Amazing for such little effort. Highly recommend it

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Looks great, I would gladly pay you to clean my car like that! I haven't got the time or patience for that

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Nice to see a few good Dodo Juice products :) Always gives a good finish. HD wax is also a very good product. Have you tried Purple Haze? It's amazing on dark colours.

@ Manxkat, have you tried clay baring your car? If that fails, try a tar and glue remover, but remember to apply a top protection after doing that.

Always been a bit worried about the clay baring. In case I do it wrong :unsure:

No none what so ever you put a tiny blob on a cloth and rub the area a couple of times and it just disappears. I used it on my friends car who got side swiped and the scuff marks disappeared straight away. I use it for getting grit off the paint work. Amazing for such little effort. Highly recommend it

Thanks, I will see how much I can get that for tomorrow then, you defo think it will work on tar?

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110% it will work, I use it for mine. Amazon or eBay would be the cheapest. But halfords sell it for about £9 I think

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110% it will work, I use it for mine. Amazon or eBay would be the cheapest. But halfords sell it for about £9 I think

I found it for a fiver on Amazon but they wanted another fiver delivery!!

I am gonna give it a go though, a tenner isn't totally crazy for over here so will just get it locally.

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While I'm sure using a polishing compound to remove tar spots works - it's not the best method at all.

As Mark suggested, use a clay bar. Many people are scared of the idea of clay (including Mark at one point :lol: ) but it's dead easy.

Polish is for removing imperfections by removing trace a mounts of clear coat - it is not designed to remove contaminants such as tar or iron fallout which stick to the clear coat . If you want a dead easy way - I recommend Car Pro TRIX. It's a dedicated tar/fallout remover and just sprays on.

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I definitely agree with clay barring it. Its not hard, just make sure you use enough lubricant or you will just leave clay everywhere. This way will leave your paintwork very smooth and an ideal surface to polish/wax.

If you have got lots of tar on there, get a dedicated tar/bug/fallout remover.

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Thanks for all the input (and sorry for de-railing the thread!) I think I will go for the Car Pro Trix, and then try clay bar if I am not happy with that :)

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Your Metal looks amazing, best shine ever.

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