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#1 Marcr1

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

Ever since being a kid and helping my dad wash the family car I've gained a passion for cleaning cars, but since I bought my S1600 it's turned more into OCD and my car HAS TO ALWAYS BE CLEAN. This is probably mainly due to the white wheels on the car and I've always felt that dirty wheels let the whole appearance of the car down.

I've owned the car from brand new on a 12 plate so 6 months now and it has been washed every week without fail, maybe even two or three times some weeks if it's particularly dirty or I've been attending a show.

Some people may see it a waste of time and money but if you enjoy doing something then why not.

Just thought I'd show you all my ever growing cleaning selection:

I keep everything sorted for easy access:

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Pressure Washer:

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Two bucket method every wash, one for rinsing the lambs wool wash mit and the other for shampoo:

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Detailing brushes and wash mitt:

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Pre wash - Snow foam:

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Wheel brushes and cleaners:

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Auto Finesse:

Revive for exterior trim
Total for interior plastics and pedals
Mercury metal polish for exhausts
Mint rims ( Miracle worker :P ) for my wheels
Rejuvinate polish for paint

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Meguiars:

Ultimate Polish works well with darker colour cars
Endurance tyre gel adds the shine back to your tyres
Ultimate compound for removing harsher contaminants off the body work (even removed spray paint off my boses car which I was pretty amazed with and left a lovely shine)

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Gold class shampoo great cleaner and is the best smelling product ever!!
Ultimate wash and wax shampoo with added wax particles to give your car a just waxed look
Next gen glass cleaner best glass cleaner I've used, doesn't smudge
Ultimate detailer excellent for removing fresh contaminants such as dust, bird poo, water stains and is a mild form of wax so lets the car shine

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Quik detailer just the old version of ultimate quick detailer
Clay to be used with a quick detailer, always amazes me, removes dirt that I struggle to see, gives the car a glass like touch
Quick wax for when you don't have time to fully wax, instantaneously beads water and gives a great shine
Ultimate liquid wax I prefer these to paste wax simply for ease of use and gives a wet and shiny look to the car

Autoglym goodies:

Fast Glass, simple glass cleaner, also very good for removing polish off of trim
Intensive tar remover does exactly what it says on the tin
Shampoo conditioner I wasn't all that impressed with in all honesty
Super resin polish by far the best hand polish on the market in my opinion, works amazingly well to remove swirl marks, easy to apply and remove without spending hours of back breaking work

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And some of my favourite clean pics :)

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Im also saving up to buy myself a dual action polishing machine to give the car an even greater shine :D

If you have any questions or want advice on car cleaning I'd be happy to help you out

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#2 sambooka

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

And I thought I was bad I am a fan off all things autoglym simple to used brilliant results. Think it was you that put me onto auto finesse mint rims wheel wax and it's awsome stuff keeps my white alloys clean for longer and it smells awsome. I only pressure wash every so often I get a greater satisfaction out of the 2 bucket method. Just part of my collection but there's more on the way
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Also does the wash MIT give better results the just using a sponge as I do

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

*groan* not another cleaning thread! :P

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

Nice collection you've got going there :) I love that perfect polishing cloth! I bought a Super Resin Polish and that that came free! Wahoo!

I prefer the mitt as I find it much easier than a sponge, it's ultimately your hand, it gets in all the knooks a lot better, some people say they're better for your car as they're softer etc but It's whatever you prefer really. They don't foam as well as a sponge I've found

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

*groan* not another cleaning thread! :P


Shush ^_^

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

Shush ^_^


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:D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

:( I'll pipe down :lol:

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

Blooody hell mate, don't fancy giving my focus a valet do you? ;)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

I have a stack of drawers in the garage full of car cleaning stuff like that as well! Gotta be organised with all those products ;)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

Is this the time to say after 1 year's ownership, my car's been washed about 3 times? :P

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

I have a stack of drawers in the garage full of car cleaning stuff like that as well! Gotta be organised with all those products ;)


Good man :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Is this the time to say after 1 year's ownership, my car's been washed about 3 times? :P


:o

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

Blooody hell mate, don't fancy giving my focus a valet do you? ;)


Haha why not ;) would love to do it professionally

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Im obsessed with clean too. Mainly the inside for me tho. I dont go as far as washing the car every week but it will get a wipe down with a detailing spray once a week or more then when it really needs a proper clean i take it to my local detailer. Never lets me down.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

Haha why not ;) would love to do it professionally


I had it gleaming the other week

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But cause of all the trees n hedges around the driveway it's now filthy n covered in dust n dirt n pollen etc :(

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