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#16 DanGull

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 04:56 PM

i can vouch for all the links that dan has put up.

they all have great service and the prices don't vary to much.

if you have the pressure washer spend 50 on the foam lance and ul love it


Seconded! Best bit of the wash - great fun :lol:

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:05 PM

I use Autoglym ultra deep shine wax and after, Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection and am pretty happy with the results, however just wonder if there is any other (decent priced) wax and gloss/polish I could try?

I dont really want to spend a huge amount because, these 2 products I use cost me a tenner and the results are good but anything affordable anyone can suggest Id be all ears.

http://www.carcarenu...-liquid-wax.htm is this any good?

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:13 PM

For the price, you'll struggle to match EGP - however you'll get a better result with EGP over Super Resin Polish rather than over UDS.

Stick with that rather than using liquid waxes - the Autoglym products are only cheap because they're synthetic rather than wax based - not because they're poor quality.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:42 PM

just remember that a decent hard wax (any of the dodo range or AG HD) cost abit more but they will last alot longer.

you could get 4/5 years out of a good pot of wax.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:02 PM

just remember that a decent hard wax (any of the dodo range or AG HD) cost abit more but they will last alot longer.

you could get 4/5 years out of a good pot of wax.

I am one who is still waiting for their car to arrive . I have learnt a lot on how to look after my new car on this forum I have made a list of all the products I need to keep it looking good thanks for all the advice, my drying blade is going in the bin! I am sure that is what caused some scratches on my mini, anyway the questions for those of you in the know, after getting my new car home should I give it the full teatment straight away ie wax it?

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:37 PM

without a doubt yes!!!

ford wont have full protection on the car, and with autumn just round the corner now is the time to sort everything out.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:59 PM

I'm just about to order all of my detailing gear before the car arrives. Also I didn't think I'd be getting a machine polisher just yet but after following a thread over on the detailing world forums regarding budget random orbit machine polishers, I couldn't resist purchasing a 20 clearance MacAllister random orbit sander/polisher from b&q lol.

So far I've decided on...

Duragloss #901 shampoo
Bilt Hamber clay
Menzerna PO23S Power Finish polish (not sure the fiesta will need this straight away, but other family cars certainly do lol)
Menzerna orange and yellow polishing pads
AutoGlym Super Resin Polish (may or may not get this, read a few posts suggesting it's a good base for the fk1000p)
Finish Kare 1000p sealant
Various microfibre cloths etc.

Looking forward to get all of this, gonna have a practice on the family cars before mine arrives next monday :)

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:52 AM

thought id add 2 nice reflection shots that i got at the start of the summer.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:37 AM

X3070 High Tech Applicator Pad (2 pack) None 3.47 3.47
X2000 Water Magnet Drying Towel None 11.30 11.30
MO-155200 Microfibre Ultra Soft Polishing Cloth None 8.65 8.65
X3090 Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad None 4.34 4.34
G7516EU Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel None 7.82 7.82
PBWS Wheel Sealant None 11.09 11.09
G9524EU Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner None 6.95 6.95
DJOC250 Orange Crush None 27.78 27.78
A7301 Lambswool Wash Mitt None 8.69 8.69
G7164 GC Shampoo & Conditioner - Large None 13.90 13.90
is this lot any good b4 i order it

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:43 AM

X3070 High Tech Applicator Pad (2 pack) None 3.47 3.47 - yes
X2000 Water Magnet Drying Towel None 11.30 11.30 - yes
MO-155200 Microfibre Ultra Soft Polishing Cloth None 8.65 8.65 - yes get as many microfibres as possible
X3090 Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad None 4.34 4.34 - yes
G7516EU Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel None 7.82 7.82 - yes
PBWS Wheel Sealant None 11.09 11.09 - yes great stuff
G9524EU Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner None 6.95 6.95 - its good but i would go for bilberry wheel cleaner
DJOC250 Orange Crush None 27.78 27.78 - i would go for a hard wax instead, probs hard candy
A7301 Lambswool Wash Mitt None 8.69 8.69 - Yes
G7164 GC Shampoo & Conditioner - Large None 13.90 13.90 - Yes
is this lot any good b4 i order it

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:03 AM

cheers now it means having to shop on 2 sites lol and have to pay postage for the wheel cleaner grrrrrrrrrrrr :rolleyes: :unsure: :angry:

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

Ok since i am expecting Mr Ford stork to deliver my baby by the end of the month i have ordered the following, going to practise on the Yaris first.

The Wookie's Fist (i need to brush this before use, grass seeds. what was chewy doing to him self)
Dodo Juice 'Supernatural' Carnauba Wax Plastic Pot
Dodo Juice 'Born Slippy
Dodo Juice Gentle Grey Paint- putty
Dodo Juice 'Lime Prime Lite'-
Meguiar's Grit Guard
Dodo Juice Red Mist Spray
Supernatural Microfibre Drying Towel
Blue Roo Pouched Polish Applicator


Did I miss anything? I know I haven't got anything for the tyres.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:01 PM

erm looks pretty good to me.

i would get lots of applicators and microfibres and something for your wheels and glass.

ideally get some poorboys wheel sealent to help protect the wheels :)

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:28 PM

S Spec - I agree with Greeny. Orange Crush is lovely stuff, but I only ever put soft wax over hard wax, so get that first. Hard Candy is BRILLIANT.

Bilberry is worth paying the extra for. Autoglym Custom Wheel cleaner is an alternative but it's simply not as good. Don't forget you'll need a chemical resistant sprayer and bottle to use Bilberry - straight out of the bottle undiluted it's too strong for all but the most thorough soiling.

Don't spend 8.95 on every microfibre you buy. I have a plush one for Red Mist and another for removing wax, but other than that I have cheap Halfords/pound shop jobs.

Chris - if you're going to the trouble of buying a grit guard, you should also use the two bucket method, so I suggest you get two.

Blue Roo is ok, but it's a fabric pad. These tend to be better with liquids, foam pads are better for hard waxes like Supernatural.

On the clay front, I find Sonus green bars are better value for money.

Greeny and I seem to buy plenty of the same stuff - Poorboys wheel sealant is indeed the mutt's nuts, stuff just falls off after three coats.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for that.

I am going to use the two bucket method, but wasn't keen on spending an extra 20 on a second grit guard bucket, i was going to try the grit guard on my normal bucket to see if it fits.

I am wondering if i got the right shampoo?

I will order some foam pads when i order the poorboys wheel sealent.

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