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#16 matt141085

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

I too have a silver beast that I wash weekly! Amways shampoo and Amways silicone glaze has done me proud! Feels like glass after a polish! Autoglym tyre dressing seems to keep the tyre walls black for a while too! However after reading the above about Meguiar's Hot Shine, I am keen to give that a go!



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#17 WelshFordFan

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:09 PM

It's out of stock :(

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:33 PM

+1 water and sponge = job jobbed.

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Don't even do that. Let it rain heavy and that will do lol



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

The thing I'm learning most here is just how many sites there seem to be out there selling car cleaning products. Makes your head spin

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As an aside, do people here use a combined wash/wax (maybe foaming first) then just dry off, or wash, dry, wax & polish? And if the latter - how do you find the time?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

Wash, dry, polish then wax. If it's done right, using the right products, you'll only need to polish and wax 3-4 Times a year. Then you only have to keep up with washing and drying.
Also, if your paint is in good condition you can leave the polish stage out.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

The thing I'm learning most here is just how many sites there seem to be out there selling car cleaning products. Makes your head spin

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As an aside, do people here use a combined wash/wax (maybe foaming first) then just dry off, or wash, dry, wax & polish? And if the latter - how do you find the time?

I spend a full day twice a year doing a full detail, the rest of the year it's just washing and wax top-up's :)



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

Wash, dry, polish then wax. If it's done right, using the right products, you'll only need to polish and wax 3-4 Times a year. Then you only have to keep up with washing and drying.
Also, if your paint is in good condition you can leave the polish stage out.

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I spend a full day twice a year doing a full detail, the rest of the year it's just washing and wax top-up's :)

 

Bugger. Was hoping for a vote for a combined wash/wax :D :D

 

A full day? Ouch. Have to admit I don't think I've ever taken longer than a couple of hours cleaning a car - and most of that was hoovering crud out. Looks like I've a lot to learn. Oh dear.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:40 AM

I like my cars clean. Some don't care that much.

I bought a fiesta ZS new in 08 and kept it 5 years. I did my usual routine, spending probably a couple of hundred quid in products and thousands of hours keeping the car as close to "mint" as possible. It might have made a difference in the price if I'd sold it private and the right person came to see it. But, trading it in made maybe only £200 quid more than any other good condition one.

You can draw your own conclusions from that.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:47 AM

I totally agree with kristriple on how to clean your car , I clean mine and my wife's car the same, "Am a great believer in if you look after your car the car will look after you"

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

I use autoglym for everything except the tyres http://www.fordowner...r-A-Clean-Motor

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:13 AM

You will be hard beat to find better products than the autobrite range

http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/



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