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#16 greenymk7

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:04 PM

the highest priced dodo wax should be around 80

the supernatural in its wooden box.

Have a look on

www.i4detailing.co.uk
www.cleanyourcar.co.uk

they are both very good

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#17 Jonny87

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:06 PM

Cheers Greeny, I'll take a look

Quick question... are those powered rotary polishers a good idea? or should i not bother? any opinions

also soft wax or hard wax?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:14 PM

if you are set on getting one then i would say practice on a scrap piece first. they can burn through the paint and you need alot of products and pads.

its an expensive thing to do but you will be able to get rid of swirl marks

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:25 PM

Cheers Greeny, I'll take a look

Quick question... are those powered rotary polishers a good idea? or should i not bother? any opinions

also soft wax or hard wax?


They can burn through the paint easy. They use them at the factory and it best to leave it to someone trained.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:29 AM

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That is stunning - I so need to find someone with the time and patience to do mine once it has been delivered. I guess it should be a little easier with the green paint than keeping a black car looking that good.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:03 PM

I haven't a clue about all this washing and waxing business, even looking for the right towels and cloths isgiving me a headache!

I don't think I actually have the Diamondbrite, it's not listed on my invoice so what would be a good kit to start up with? The essentials, basically.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:25 PM

I today received my car cleaning order from Halfords. I have to say that the Autoglym 'professional valet' kit (the one in the red case) is excellent on first inspection and I've always had good service from their products. It's a good starter - I've added various extra bits of Autoglym kit (which fit in the case I add, there's loads of extra space and pockets...) and also some other bits on Greeny's recommendation - dodo juice red mist, clay lube and 2 Sonus green clay bars to be exact.

Ok, so I spent 180, but the way I look at it is diamondbrite would cost 250 and, from what I read, not produce as good a result as a careful cleaning and detailing regime. Lots of that was on cloths and towels which should last for years, and with Halfords currently offering 3 for 2 at present I've got enough gear to open my own branch of Halfords!

(I don't understand their 3 for 2, it's usually cheapest item free, but not with them. I bought the kit plus a few individual bottles, but my wax (at 39.99) came out as one of my free items)

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:32 PM

the most vital things for looking after your car??

2 Buckets with grit guards
good quality shampoo - megs gold class, dodo sour power, AG
Lambswool wash mitt or zymol sponge
a good quality trying towel - dodo supernatural
a good quality wax
a good quality detailing spray
lots of microfiber cloths

In simple terms that should be your starter.

After those you should thing about

clay bar
clay bar lube
paint cleanser (not to harsh) - lime prime lite
pressure washer
snow foam lance
citrus snow foam
degreaser
tardis
different waxes
DA polisher


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:47 PM

the most vital things for looking after your car??

2 Buckets with grit guards
good quality shampoo - megs gold class, dodo sour power, AG
Lambswool wash mitt or zymol sponge
a good quality trying towel - dodo supernatural
a good quality wax
a good quality detailing spray
lots of microfiber cloths

In simple terms that should be your starter.

After those you should thing about

clay bar
clay bar lube
paint cleanser (not to harsh) - lime prime lite
pressure washer
snow foam lance
citrus snow foam
degreaser
tardis
different waxes
DA polisher


:)


Thanks for that list, time to get shopping!

Did you mean to put dodo supernatural next to the "trying towel"? And for a second I thought you were pulling my leg with tardis, but after a quick bit of googling, it turns out you weren't. What does a detailing spray do?

Sorry for all the Q's. First car and I am a horrific noob.

#25 greenymk7

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:11 PM

Detailing spray tops up your wax when washing it afterwards.

instead of waxing the car every 2/3 weeks just use the detailing spray and it will protect your wax abit more so you wont need to wax for a few months.

Yeah the dodo juice supernatural drying towel is a great thing.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:26 PM

Nice one Greeny, all of your car cleaning posts are really useful, thank you very much.

I have noticed that dodo juice do a soft wax and a hard wax for dark cars. Which one should you use, or should you use both?

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:34 PM

Nice one Greeny, all of your car cleaning posts are really useful, thank you very much.

I have noticed that dodo juice do a soft wax and a hard wax for dark cars. Which one should you use, or should you use both?


I'm sure from previous posts Greeny recommended a hard wax first so you don't over apply it, then you can put a soft wax on top of that if you wish.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:47 AM

I'm sure from previous posts Greeny recommended a hard wax first so you don't over apply it, then you can put a soft wax on top of that if you wish.



Thanks Bashful :) Just couldnt be sure, because he uses the purple haze wax which is a soft one. Damn, I never new this could all be so complicated!

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:30 AM

I wonder if greenymk7 has though about going into business with this as I am sure I can't be the only person who wants my car to be shiney and lovely but who does not have the patience to do anymore than wash it once every couple of weeks?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:55 AM

i have thought about it many times but i love my current job to much to start doing it.

I have only ever cleaned my family and closest friends cars.

I we have a meet at some point then i could bring some of my stuff along and show you all a couple of things.

As has been said i would always start with the hard wax so you don't over apply then if u want to add some purple haze 24 hours after if you want to.

Personally i build up 3 layers on wax over 3 days to make sure its all covered.

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