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#16 Aldoo

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

I prefer MF mits to the lambs wool - i actually got the ones off ebay where you can get cloths for about 50p each and get a free mit with every 10! Haha
But each to their own obviously :)

I have 2 of those drying towels too. 1 for windows and one for paint - just in case i get any sort if wax on the towel i dont want it on ny windows.

There's thousands of everything though, just play around mate :)

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#17 Gary Minty Jupe

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

have a look at these guys    http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/

also they are on facebook, do amazing deal on snow foam lances thats on DW website

in MHO i have tried there polish and waxes and they are really good 



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

cheers guys n gals :) 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:48 PM

You can get m/f towels really cheap from asda their usually six A4 sized towels for 3quid or one big towel for the same price, they also sell good mitts. I got my wheel brushes from there at two pound each.
Plus the towels are all different colours so it makes it easy to designate them to certain tasks (drying, buffing etc)

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:45 PM

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

Same here - I've tried so many wheel cleaners, polishes, glazes, waxes, sealants and quick detailing sprays since joining DW  :rolleyes:

 

Bought a snow foam lance for my pressure washer & a Gilmour Foamaster to use on the hosepipe, have tried various snow foams and am currently using Chemical Guys No Touch

 

Bought Chemical Guys buckets and grit guards so I can wash using the two bucket method

 

I use Dooka wash mits as they seem to hold half a gallon of water  :)

 

Lots of drying towels, micro fibre cloths, german applicator pads and various other foam and micro fibre applicators

 

I even bought a rotary polisher and pads a couple of years ago and machine polished my old Octavia estate

 

Numerous different brushes of all shapes and sizes and lots of different interior cleaners/dressings - the best all round, multi-purpose cleaner I have come across is Meguiars all purpose cleaner

 

Gtechniq products have cost me the most I think!  :whistling:

 

I think the decontamination stage is the most important - I usually use Iron X to remove the fallout and Tardis to remove the tar spots - have clayed cars in the past but have now moved to a decon block 

 

Not a cheap hobby but very enjoyable  B)



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:19 AM

Once you get into car detailing it will drain your wallet. I'm a big fan of Meguiars products but have loads of stuff I've tried and wasn't impressed with. If you really want to improve the paintwork try claying the car in between washing and polishing. You can find videos on YouTube showing you how to do it. My normal procedure is snow foam, clean off with pressure washer, wash with Meguirars shampoo & microfibre mitt, rinse, dry off with huge micro fibre towel, clay, rinse, dry, polish using a dual action polisher, wax, clean trim and finally clean the glass.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

i think gtechniq will be my next big spend! the rain repellent (G1 i think it is?) and the fabric sealant looks magic! lol

 

need something to seal brake calipers though ..hmm.. :unsure:



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:38 AM

i think gtechniq will be my next big spend! the rain repellent (G1 i think it is?) and the fabric sealant looks magic! lol
 
need something to seal brake calipers though ..hmm.. :unsure:


Yes G1 sealant but polish with G4 first for glass

Can't go wrong with FinishKare 1000p high temperature sealant for wheels and calipers

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

Nice one! i hadnt spotted that one before! cheers bud



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

I pretty much follow Emma's step by step approach, which isn't surprising because I'm lurking over at DW a lot too.

 

If you're in a rush and you've got a proper snow foam lance, the Demon Snow Foam Shampoo can do the pre-wash and wash in one go.  Spray on the foam, wait a few minutes, then use a wash mitt to wash the car properly with the remaining snow foam.  The Demon Foam can be used as shampoo in a bucket anyway so works out alright.

 

In terms of what I use....

 

Buckets - £1 from pretty much anywhere

Pressure Washer - Nilfisk Centennial

Wash Mitt - Noodle from Asda, £2

 

Demon Foam Snow Foam Shampoo

Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo

 

Autoglym Resin Polish

 

Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection

OR

Meguires Carnuba Wax (basically a polish - liquid form)

 

Tyres/Wheels

Meguires Endurance Tyre Dressing

Wonder Wheels with the brush

 

Demon Shine is a good cheap quick detailer

 

Drying Towl - £2 Asda one.

 

oh and glass - Autoglym Glass Polish is amazing stuff but don't put too much on!



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