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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

Marc, that blue is awesome it can achieve amazing finishes! Tough coats a really decent product and would suit that blue well. Next time look to add a glaze like megs no7 for a really wet look!

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

so am I right in cleaning in this order

Snow foam
Rinse
Wash two buckets
Dry
Clay
Polish srp
Quick wax
Seal dodo juice
Clean alloys with alloy wheel cleaner
Tyre dres
Clean windows and rain ex

Please tell me if this is wrong

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

Marc, that blue is awesome it can achieve amazing finishes! Tough coats a really decent product and would suit that blue well. Next time look to add a glaze like megs no7 for a really wet look!

 

Thank you very much :D I have Poor Boys Black Hole, yet to find the time to use it though :P



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

so am I right in cleaning in this order

Snow foam
Rinse
Wash two buckets
Dry
Clay
Polish srp
Quick wax
Seal dodo juice
Clean alloys with alloy wheel cleaner
Tyre dres
Clean windows and rain ex

Please tell me if this is wrong

 

It's not wrong but I'd do the rain ex and clean windows towards the beginning as you'll spray stuff over your freshly waxed paint and ruin all your hard work :P

 

Also there's little point in waxing and sealing, it's usually one or the other



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:16 PM

Cool, complete novice so advice is much appreciated. Might give it a go this weekend

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Stevo alloy wheel cleaner is the first point of call, in my routine, I apply it to dry cool wheels, lightly agitate and then power wash off, i then snow foam the wheels and agitate more vigorously and powerwash off, then snow foam the entire vehicle. LSP = last stage protection. So a proper wax or sealant the autoglym egp is an ok starter LSP. I prefer to clean the windows, at the end, once you have applied the Rainex buff off as per instructions but then dampen a clean microfibrer and wipe the windows down again, leaves em spotless!

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:34 PM

I'll vote for rainwater, with occasional puddle splashing, followed by driving quickly to avoid streaks :P



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:38 PM

Hmm, well I think I may give the Dodo Juice Red Mist Tropical a go?

 

http://www.dodojuice...n-detailer.html

 

Is that good? Not a bad price and seems you spray then wipe it in then wipe it off. Do you do that on a wet car or a dry car? It seems the tropical version is easier to use as it's less fussy about the temperature and sun etc. I think this with my Dodo Juice wash would be good? Also how frequently do you have to use it?

 

RTM is best applied to a clean and dry bodywork. You will find it will last between 1 and 2 months before you need to reapply the product. One spray should cover a very large area, so be sure not to over use the product otherwise it will smear.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:45 PM

RTM is best applied to a clean and dry bodywork. You will find it will last between 1 and 2 months before you need to reapply the product. One spray should cover a very large area, so be sure not to over use the product otherwise it will smear.

 

Thanks mate, I never knew RM was like a quick wax/ sealant haha. Is the Autoglym going to be quicker to apply at all? Also do you have to avoid getting the RMT onto the plastic trim?



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:59 AM

I've been getting sealer all over my plastics for nearly 2 years now no damage done and it takes the white marks off not permanently though unfortunately

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:26 PM

Thanks mate, I never knew RM was like a quick wax/ sealant haha. Is the Autoglym going to be quicker to apply at all? Also do you have to avoid getting the RMT onto the plastic trim?

 

I don't think Autoglym would be any quicker or slower. As all you need to do is spray on the car and buff off, so i don't think any more time would be spent with RMT.

 

A sealant on plastic trim will help, not harm it. By applying it over plastic trim you are protecting it, so you won't have any issues with that. RMT is also great on side windows! But don't ever apply it to the front or rear windows as it will smear like hell.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

I am confused.

What should I do after I clay the car?

What protection does it need?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

Polish the car, then seal or wax it. It's entirely your choice which one you do.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

So what is a good polish to use and what is the best seal or wax

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

So what is a good polish to use and what is the best seal or wax


What's good really depends on budget and whether your a car cleaning enthusiast or a full blown detailer.

I really like meguairs ultimate compound, it's good by hand but can really correct paintwork when used with a machine polisher and a heavy cutting pad. And you really can't go wrong with collonite 845 insulator wax two coats of it will last 6 months!

Both cost £10-£15

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