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#16 Marcr1

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

You feeling okay Dave??? washing your car.... :D

As its a new car Id go with:

Two buckets
Good quality shampoo
Sealant: http://www.polishedb...tough-coat.html very good sealant, has a longer durability to wax so will last longer and gives a really good shine
Wheel wax to seal the wheels and keep the grime off http://www.cleanyour...t/prod_589.html specially designed for high temperatures

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

I feel really ill actually, power washed the car today... Nothing proper though, still looks mucky :P

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

I actually cleaned the car today :o



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

About blooming time ;) should've taken a pic, once in a blue moon moment

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

Washed it twice now lol, well where I say washed, I used an Autoglym rapid detailer that was free :P and sprayed some tyre stuff on and cleaned the alloys; tyres look great, car looks a state - 1 day on from doing it :P bit too much grime on the roads I think.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

A sealant like Tough Coat works very well on white.  A very similar product is Concours Car Care LiquidShield, which is better value.  The joy of these sealants is they are nicely hydrophobic, which with layering will increase.  This in turn makes it harder for the dirt to stick.

 

Autoglym Super Resin Polish is OK, but remember it is heavy with fillers.  As the fillers diminish, so the defects will become more visible.  Not so much of an issue on white, but there are better out there imho.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

older gent , could you spend some time to inform me on what is a clay bar ?  And what is it do to car and what would it replace in my younger days

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

older gent , could you spend some time to inform me on what is a clay bar ?  And what is it do to car and what would it replace in my younger days

 

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A clay bar is designed to remove bonded contaminants from the paint surface. Even if you have just cleaned the car, if the surface feels rough, then there are bonded bits on the paint, http://www.autoexpre...7/best-clay-bar



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

I find claying one of the most drastically eye catching techniques when cleaning cars (other than polishing). You make think a car looks clean but a clay bar will remove dirt you didn't even know was there.

It's a relatively new technique and the idea is to prep the car for polishing, followed by waxing. The idea being that your wax sticks to the cars paint and not the contaminants


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