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#256 WelshAde

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:29 PM

dan, what do you use to appy and wipe off the aqua wax??

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

ok now going to buy snow foam and lance got my eye on the 1 litre 1 with white bottle but there seems to be 15 difference in 2 sites and the dilemma is that im of to brands hatch next Tuesday for a ford event and the dear 1 is there to buy or wait for other 1 in post but pay 6 postage i no ok having a blonde moment and ph neutral foam is ok correct..


Some are mildly alkaline - either are fine.

Ade - it comes with a spray bottle. Spray on, wipe off with a plush microfibre.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:05 PM

Dan my car is filthy after one day, BOO

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

cheers dan, ive ordered some, next time ill try and get some of that purple dodo wax, how do you apply that lol

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:20 PM

Purple Haze - I apply by hand. Lovely stuff. Dig your fingers in, and allow some to sit in the palm of your hand for a little while so that your palms warm it. Then smear it over the car, leave for 15 mins or so and buff off.

Just so you know - PH is a soft wax, so you won't get that much durability on its own even topped up with DG 901. You may want to consider purchasing Blue Velvet instead. That's hard, and is applied in the same way - but using a foam applicator rather than bare hands.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:48 PM

thanks again dan, yes i dont fancy applying it with my bare hands tbh, my wedding ring will leave a tidy mark!!

I'll try the other one

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:53 AM

as dan has said over winter you could do with a hard wax or a wax type sealent or even both if you want to.

i have put 3 coats of BV on and 2 coats of FK1000P and my car is still going strong from 2 months ago and i expect it to be perfect come march aswell.

FK1000P is pretty damn good as its only 17 and gives you the durability over the winter. just a wash and top up with quick detailer will do the job.

Also please everyone get chemical guys watermelon air freshener its amaaaaaazing :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

Hi detailers!!

What is the best stuff for the black plastic bits of the Mk7 - such as the black bits of the wing mirrors?
I got some AG Wax on mine and I cannot seem to get it out and get it black again!

Also would same stuff work on black roof strips, front grill and rear diffuser panel etc?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:28 PM

Hi detailers!!

What is the best stuff for the black plastic bits of the Mk7 - such as the black bits of the wing mirrors?
I got some AG Wax on mine and I cannot seem to get it out and get it black again!

Also would same stuff work on black roof strips, front grill and rear diffuser panel etc?

Cheers

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Try some Ground Nut Oil from the supermarket (it's used in cooking apparently :P) - apply it to the plastic with a brush and rub it to remove the white of the AG wax ;)

As for treating plastics to keep them looking new, there's a load of products you can use.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:51 PM

Cheers FMC
Will give the nut oil a go!

Wife might think Ive gone nuts myself - LMAO

Ta V much ! :D

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

Cheers FMC
Will give the nut oil a go!

Wife might think Ive gone nuts myself - LMAO

Ta V much ! :D


No worries mate - i got that tip from a guy on Detailing World :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:43 PM

Im after some of the RainX next, is this stuff for the wiper reservoir on the car or is it stuff you wipe on the windscreen?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

Im after some of the RainX next, is this stuff for the wiper reservoir on the car or is it stuff you wipe on the windscreen?


My advice - don't bother!

A regularly cleaned car with a windscreen wiped over with a standard glass cleaner will do much better than Rain-X when you eventually need to switch the wipers on cos it'll smear like crazy! :o

There was a long time when I only ever cleaned my windscreen with clean water and a microfibre cloth.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:17 PM

ok i'll save the cash on your recomendation and spend it on a good glass cleaner instead, what do you recomend instead of the autoglym i use now, is megs nxt glass any good?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:34 PM

ok i'll save the cash on your recomendation and spend it on a good glass cleaner instead, what do you recomend instead of the autoglym i use now, is megs nxt glass any good?


it's not bad, that's what i use, as well as occasionally using AG Fast Glass

i find that NXT can sometimes be tricky to get totally smear free, but maybe that's cos i'm sometimes too lazy and too chaotic to get a brand new clean mf cloth to clean with lol

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