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#1 MikeLondon

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hello all,

So my new Frozen white '62 plate Focus Zetec S is turning up in a week or 2, and I'm over the moon!

I've never had a new car, or ever cleaned my car other than going to a local car wash. However, I really want this one to sparkle and will be prepared to spend a good 3-4 hours every other weekend on making her gleam!

I was wondering if any of you could help me. I have NO products/tools for the job at all, other than a hose pipe and a standard kitchen sponge...
So I was wondering if anyone could advise me what products to get. Realistically, I want to be spending 50-60 or so, and guess I need cloths as well as products, but any advise/links you could offer would be hugely appreciated. (I've seen people mentioning pressure washers, and if need be, I could borrow one from a friend)

(I guess this might not be the right area of the forum to post this... So if not, could you let me know where to go.)

Thanks,

Michael

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#2 DanGull

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

See here:

http://www.fordowner...etailing-guide/

For a guide I posted a while back. It has some basic advice - primarily I would say ditch the sponge!

#3 dervdave

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

Everything you could possibly want to know
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

if using a pressure washer have it on a low setting not full pressure

#5 jonathan_phang

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

Defintely read the links provided above and some general how-tos on how to wash a car properly so not to add to the swirls. Basically, bare minimum is buy two buckets, two microfibre/lambs wool mitts, and use water at low pressure. Grit + Pressure (hand or jet) = the devil :)

And once you start reading detailing world... man its a long road back ;)

#6 dervdave

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

And once you start reading detailing world... man its a long road back ;)


Doesn`t my wallet know it ? :D

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