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#16 FiestaZS90150

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

Well thanks for the information i was looking at the dodo juice products and think i will go with only Dodo juice for the polish and wax. Megs for the shampoo, quick detailer red mist, and poorboys wheel sealant.

 

Received the car today =)

 

Cant wait to get it home.

 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

My race red ZS had some dealer swirls so I snow foamed with valet pro ph neutral snow foam. Washed using two bucket method and meguairs gold class shampoo and dodo juice supernatural wash mitt (this things huge and amazing!!) I then used a quick clay thing I got a few years back. I machine polished the entire thing with the das-6 pro dual action menzerna and Sonus kit. I then applied some meguairs #7 show glaze and topped with collonite 845 insulator wax. I have never seen any red car reflect and shine so much EVER as mine does now. Hoping that I can get my mate to take some pics with his professional SLR this weekend.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:22 PM

Well thanks for the information i was looking at the dodo juice products and think i will go with only Dodo juice for the polish and wax. Megs for the shampoo, quick detailer red mist, and poorboys wheel sealant.
 
Received the car today =)
 
Cant wait to get it home.
 


Please don't use the poorboys sealant it's pretty naff really, the best sealant for longevity, beading and easiness to apply is the gtechniq c5 by a mile!

Ps all the products I have listed can bought from either cleanyourcar.co.uk or thepolishingbooth.com

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Follow the instructions and you shouldn't have a problem.  With most of them you never should let them dry, as it can potentially stain trim and plastics etc.  Rinse VERY well too. Best not to use them in direct sunlight if I'm honest.

 

How much time do you want to be spending maintaining the finish? 

 

Chris

 

i will be cleanning regularly every saturday at least during the whole summer. Stuff like vaccuming and rims.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

So made a list of products after reviewing them on the Cleanyourcar website.

I'm waiting on your advice too order =).

 

Looked more into dodo juice products. Not too overpriced and customers seem to e very happy with the quality so i will start of with dodo juice products.

 

The car has no dealer swirls (thank god) lol. So i don't need any polish stage.

Not too sure on the shampoo... any recommendations?

 

 

1) Dodo Juice - Wash Sponge + Dodo Juice Sour Power Shampoo to wash the car. I don't have a foam lance.

2) Drying the car with  CleanYourCar Huge 'Fluffy' Drying Towel

3) Dodo Juice - Orange Crush (30ml) + Autofinesse - Wax Mate Applicator + Dodo Juice - Supernatural Buffing Towel

4) Dodo Juice - Red Mist Tropical 250ml + Ultimate Ultra-Plush Buffing Cloth 16" x 16"

 

 

Questions:

 

- When do you use masking tape to tape off the plastic on the car? Only when applying wax or even when shampooing?

- When do i know that i should buff off the wax? And how do you buff off the wax? do you apply pressure on the cloth or let it glide across the wax layer?

- Same for Red mist. Do you spray on and wipe straight away off or wait between?

 

Thanks to whoever will answer my questions lol.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:35 PM

The list you've put together is pretty much perfect, only thing iffy is the sponge, I'd change it for a mitt.

 

Most people use masking tape when using machine polishers such as a rotary or a da.

 

The wax will haze over to a cloudy kind of look, if it doesnt haze drag your finger gently over it, if it feels slightly grippy its not ready to come off yet, if it comes away easily then buff away.

To buff off the wax your going to have to use pressure to buff it off, then when buffed gently wipe over each panel to make sure you got it all off.

 

Red Mist is more of a top up/quick detailer spray, so use it between waxes to keep the protection level up, just spray it on and wipe it off straight away, folding the cloth and buffing after.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

i thought about changing to a mitt =). Thanks for pointing it out i wanted to see if someone would find it bizar

 

is the shampoo the one to go for they have several (3) and most are for using over wax cause they don't strip the wax..



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

Mitts are so much better, especially when you have good paint and don't want to inflict swirls and scratches :) 

 

Sour power is a very good shampoo as is Born To Be Mild shampoo, both made by dodo so both very good, depends on what smell you want more than anything.

Sour power has added carnuba so will give an extra bit of gloss, has a citrus smell and dilutes very well, it's a gloss enhancing shampoo.

Born To Be Mild is there flagship shampoo, smells awesome, dilutes slightly better IMO but is slightly more expensive, it's a maintenance shampoo so if your going to do lot's of routine washing then it would be my choice :)



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

Mitts are so much better, especially when you have good paint and don't want to inflict swirls and scratches :)

 

Sour power is a very good shampoo as is Born To Be Mild shampoo, both made by dodo so both very good, depends on what smell you want more than anything.

Sour power has added carnuba so will give an extra bit of gloss, has a citrus smell and dilutes very well, it's a gloss enhancing shampoo.

Born To Be Mild is there flagship shampoo, smells awesome, dilutes slightly better IMO but is slightly more expensive, it's a maintenance shampoo so if your going to do lot's of routine washing then it would be my choice :)

 

Regular is the plan so will be following your advice =). and changed the sponge to a wash mitt



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

so i received from CYC:

 

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

Nice! Post some before and after pics!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

Will do i was going to do it tomorrow but am on duty for work so I don't want to get called and be in the middle of doing the car lol. I would have to start all over again. So I'll do it next weekend when I'm on vacation :)

Do you know if I an use liquid wax to seal my alloys? I have a bottle laying around

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

That's a nice bunch of gear you have there!!!
You can use liquid wax but it may not last long due to the heat from your breaks.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:43 PM

and if i apply more that one coat? will it help?

 

yeah the kit well i tried to follow your advice and the others too, i know that everyone has their own fav but i think this should be a good start



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

If you apply maybe 2-3 coats it will last longer, I had a tub of me guides nxt gen wax laying around and I use that on my for now until it runs out.

The kit you've ordered is a very good start, I can't see you having any problems with that at all, the wash mitt is ace, the drying towels are the best Ive ever used and I'm sure your gonna love that dodo juice wax :)

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