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#16 paulworthing

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:11 AM

Yes I have noticed the number of posts!


Oh I so need to get out more as I have put up more posts than you Bashful and I have not been on here anywhere near as long!


Hi and welcome to the group, great choice in colour lol, when I got mine back in Dec, there were hardly any whites about lol, my OH is a mobile car valeter, so he takes care of our car on a weekly basis, he has also superguarded it, as well as regular waxing. If you have not got time etc how about finding someone local to come do your car once a fortnight/month to maintain your babe (when you get it that is) xxx


Michelle - whats the going rate for a full valet then including waxing etc?

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#17 10corsham

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:34 AM

Hi Alex - I'm also a member of UKFN and ZSOC, although I tend not to post on the latter now as I changed my order from a ZS to a Titanium!

Re the paint coating - general consensus is that's definitely not worth 200. Both Supaguard and Diamondbrite are MASSIVELY marked up by dealers. A full set of Diamondbrite can be had from eBay for less than 20. If the dealership applies it, not only will it be massively expensive, but you can't guarantee that it hasn't been applied by the work experience teenager who gets paid 50p a car....

The products themselves do work - although they need to be topped up regularly to give good protection long term. Personally, I've caught the detailing bug big time and have invested the 200 in some top quality wash gear - including some good hard wax. I've been experimenting on other cars while I wait for the Mk7, and the results have been fantastic. I would gently nudged you down this route instead.



Hi DanGull

You seem to have the wash and brush up technique cornered!
Could you give a few pointers on what you would recommend for wax polish etc? Thanks.

Corsham10.... Newbie waiting for 3 door Fiesta in frozen white.

#18 DanGull

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:40 AM

Personally I don't use a sealant as such.

Wheels - Foam/Rinse (optional, but great fun!) - Wash - Clay - Wash - Polish - Prime - Wax - Quick Detailer

Works for me. Since having them recommended to me on this very site by greenymk7 I've fallen in love with Dodo Juice products. Everything smells so good!

Dodo Born to be Mild shampoo, Dodo Born Slippy clay lube (your choice of clay bar, Sonus Green or Dodo Supernatural for me), Autoglym SRP (if needed), Lime Prime Lite, your choice of Dodo wax (they have a white soft wax, a white hard wax, their flagship supernatural wax and the new two part wax - all of which will work on a white car) and lastly Dodo Red Mist. Job done.

That lot - 90-100 on one of the many good detailing websites around. Rubbishboy actually has a fantastic deal with their Supernatural Bundle - 120 which includes the expensive Supernatural wax and a load of microfibres, wash mitts and applicators to get you started there too.


Hi corsham

See above for what I use - I should say that while I've done LOADS of cars in the past few weeks using this gear/method all my advice is second hand and I'm new to detailing. greenymk7's cleaning threads can be found and they have all this info and more in them.

#19 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:05 PM

Oh I so need to get out more as I have put up more posts than you Bashful and I have not been on here anywhere near as long!




Michelle - whats the going rate for a full valet then including waxing etc?


For our size cars a full valet (which isnt really needed as the carpets, roof lining, door panels etc dont need shampooing every month) with a coat of wax looking at about 50, Max does mini valets with coat of wax for 30, Wash Vac and Windows 15, Wash 5 - all depends on size of vehicle really and if there has been kids or dogs inside lol.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:30 AM

Hi and welcome to the group, great choice in colour lol, when I got mine back in Dec, there were hardly any whites about lol, my OH is a mobile car valeter, so he takes care of our car on a weekly basis, he has also superguarded it, as well as regular waxing. If you have not got time etc how about finding someone local to come do your car once a fortnight/month to maintain your babe (when you get it that is) xxx



Think I will just have to keep waxing monthly to maintain the old girl! Don't really fancy paying out 50 a month for somebody else to clean my car, especially with some of the cowboys round our area, a valeter who lives a few doors down from us still uses a sponge :o

When applying wax is it best to work a panel at a time, i.e. apply the wax and then work it in etc, then move on, or apply the wax to the whole car, and then work it in?


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