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#1 D13 HPD 95

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:12 PM

On my fiesta when i clean it im using the following

 

hose down with water / power washer

 

tutrle wax and clean shampoo

 

power washed off

 

shammy buffed

 

then Chemical guys clear sealer and hybrid V7 spray

 

it comes out nice and glossy

 

but what do you guys use and the process to do it? id like a better finish and one that stays clean for a while?

 

also whats snow foam?



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

snow foam is like a pre wash - it softens up dirt and in some cases pulls it off the car and traps it in the foam. you then wash it off before touching the car. so theres much less chance of swirls in the paint from rubbing dirt around with a sponge/mitt

 

I snow foam and leave it for 5-10mins then wash it off.

then bucket wash - usually with autoglym or meguars shampoo

blast it down

then normally use some spray wax like AG aqua wax while drying it

 

but every few months i'll give it a full on polish and wax - but when done properly it lasts so you don't always need to sprays after washes either

I go between autoglym and meguares polish too (my mate is a dealer so gets those brands at a good price)

but I use collinite 915 wax - it lasts longer than waxes 5x more expensive :) 



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

sounds good, might get some and try it, cheers. 

 

i cleaned mine today, just wash, shampoo wash off and buff dry it looks good but doesn't have a shine to it and cab with wax n that today ts too cold plus its have body work done tomorrow so will clean it nicely next weekend :) 



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

the cold doesn't just make it an uncomfortable job - it can make it a total waste of time when its too cold for the wax to cure on. i would just use a liquid sealant/spray on till winters over :)



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the help :) will need to order some more spray then :D

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

Check out
www.cubecarcleaning.co.uk

That's my mate who sells it - it hammers halfords, even on 3 for 2!
And use code 'CCC15' for a bit more discount :)

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:03 AM

Cheers aldoo will have to have a look after work tonight ;) thank you

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

Right 1st thing 1st, Get rid of the leather shammy and get a micro fibre drying towel.

2nd get yourself onto detailing world and have a look round.

3rd new routine, follow this and you'll see a massive improvement - 

 

1st - pre rinse, even if this is just with a hose as it shifts dust and grit particles that scratch the paint.

 

2nd - Make sure you use a good shampoo, something like Zymol autowash (about 7 quid from halfords) it smells like coconut but its also very lubricating so will lift and trap dirt in the shampoo itself, meaning less scratches.

 

3rd - Get yourself a decent wash mitt, (again dirt cheap from halfords, asda or even b&q), sponges just scrape dirt everywhere scratching your paint, mitts lift it into the material and away from your paint.

 

4th - This is where the drying towel comes in, a nice soft drying towel will soak up much more water than a leather shammy and is also again gentler on your paint.

 

5th - a decent polish, now for something like your car I'm going to say Autoglym super resin polish, this stuff works wonders, Just apply with a sponge applicator pad wait till it hazes up and buff off with a microfiber cloth.

 

6th - If you want to wax it then I would say as above go with collinite wax, the stuff lasts for ages, is easy to apply, looks good and beads like a dream.

 

All of the above gear can be brought very cheaply and reliably from www.cleanyourcar.co.uk or do a google search for waxamomo.

But 1st up get yourself over to www.detailingworld.co.uk and have a look around, theres plenty of advice and friendly people over there.

 

If you need any more help feel free to ask me :)

Em



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Top advice :)

Are you on detailing world? Iv been reading for a while but not actually signed up yet - I'll pop on to check a review or something and end up wasting the night!!

..almost bought myself a leaf blower to dry last time i was on!! Haha


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

High Aldoo,
I am indeed on detailing world my usernames zetecemma.
I've spent a small fortune through that website haha!!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

Iv spent ages researching the never ending noob topic of 'best snowfoam' haha
Im wanting to try some Mr Pink next - but im just repairing a new pressure washer as a project atm which i think will make a big diff over my karcher :)


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

Have you used magifoam?
The stuff is really good, it shifted 2 months of winter crud from my focus and made washing so much easier

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

Right 1st thing 1st, Get rid of the leather shammy and get a micro fibre drying towel.
2nd get yourself onto detailing world and have a look round.
3rd new routine, follow this and you'll see a massive improvement - 
 
1st - pre rinse, even if this is just with a hose as it shifts dust and grit particles that scratch the paint.
 
2nd - Make sure you use a good shampoo, something like Zymol autowash (about 7 quid from halfords) it smells like coconut but its also very lubricating so will lift and trap dirt in the shampoo itself, meaning less scratches.
 
3rd - Get yourself a decent wash mitt, (again dirt cheap from halfords, asda or even b&q), sponges just scrape dirt everywhere scratching your paint, mitts lift it into the material and away from your paint.
 
4th - This is where the drying towel comes in, a nice soft drying towel will soak up much more water than a leather shammy and is also again gentler on your paint.
 
5th - a decent polish, now for something like your car I'm going to say Autoglym super resin polish, this stuff works wonders, Just apply with a sponge applicator pad wait till it hazes up and buff off with a microfiber cloth.
 
6th - If you want to wax it then I would say as above go with collinite wax, the stuff lasts for ages, is easy to apply, looks good and beads like a dream.
 
All of the above gear can be brought very cheaply and reliably from www.cleanyourcar.co.uk or do a google search for waxamomo.
But 1st up get yourself over to www.detailingworld.co.uk and have a look around, theres plenty of advice and friendly people over there.
 
If you need any more help feel free to ask me :)
Em


Cheers em thanks for the help :) dont suppose you could link me could wash mits and towels please as im stuck on what to look for :/ and good shampoo too ? I have wax and sealant use chemical guys which is amazing but need better shampoo

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

No problem at all mate :)

 

1st washmitt   

http://www.cleanyour...t/prod_452.html

or

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165609

 

2nd drying towel

http://www.cleanyour...l/prod_634.html

or

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165609

 

3rd shampoo

http://www.cleanyour...l/prod_832.html

or

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165682

 

All of these products will see you right, I have 2 of the drying towels, 2 of the wash mitts and loads of different shampoos :) 



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

High Aldoo,I am indeed on detailing world my usernames zetecemma.I've spent a small fortune through that website haha!!


Oh god I've got a shed full of stuff I've bought courtesy of DW lol

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