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#601 Strutter

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

So I can give it a quick once over the some of the gold two bucket approach and then wax would still retain itself? I can't help but think I'm washing the wax off!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:13 PM

Yep... that'll be absolutely fine. A good shampoo such as gold (with a 2BM wash) will maintain your wax layer.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

Does 2bm mean two bucket mitt lol, cause ya I got a micro fibre mitt, have to say spending the money to apply and take off with all the microfibre cloths sponges etc makes a huge difference! Being a White car tho I couldn't tell where the wax went on! And the HD stuff was a real work to rub off again, good to know the elbow grease means it's easier to clean up again!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

2BM stands for 2 bucket method. A MF mitt is a good way of doing it.

If you want to be able to see your wax when you apply it, and also a wax which comes off more easily, you may want to consider a colour charged wax such as Dodo Juice Purple Haze. DanGull is your man when it comes to waxes, ask him if you want to know more about colour charged waxes :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:51 PM

Only talk to DanGull if you're prepared to spend ALOT of money. However much you want to budget, you will spend at least double without fail.

Car detaling is like an ex-wife, it demands more money as time goes on

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

I'm not that bad :lol:

Autoglym High Def is a nice product - I'd say stick with it. If your wax is hard to take off, it's on too thick. You can help the problem by using a pre wax cleanser such as Dodo Lime Prime - but thin layers will help you more. One swipe of the applicator over the pot should easily cover the whole bonnet, possible the whole front of car.

That being said, I do indeed use colour charged waxes to help me see where I'm waxing - Dodo Purple Haze is weapon of choice at present.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:14 PM

I'm not that bad :lol:


Tell my why i'm spending a further 50 next payday on cleaning stuff!!

I never knew all this stuff existed before! :lol:

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:03 AM

Great stuff, wiped it down easy, the shine came back from drying it quickly with a drying towel! Still looking goos and seems to still be well protected! However the thing that's only not really well protected are the alloys, I have spray on cleaners, but really what should I use to protect them? Couldn't find anything in hlafords.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:46 AM

Great stuff, wiped it down easy, the shine came back from drying it quickly with a drying towel! Still looking goos and seems to still be well protected! However the thing that's only not really well protected are the alloys, I have spray on cleaners, but really what should I use to protect them? Couldn't find anything in hlafords.

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This is very good stuff for your wheels, and will last you a while :)

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

Afternoon everyone....

A little self indulgence, if I may. :P I've just spent the day detailing the fiesta, and I'm rather pleased with the results.

For those who are interested, the sequence is as follows:

Bilberry wheel cleaner, snow foam, 2BM wash with dodo BTBM, I4D clay with dodo born slippy lube, foam, dry wih I4D blue towel and MFs, dodo hard candy wax, dodo red mist, I4D tyre gloss (brilliant stuff) and that is all.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:58 PM

Boo hiss you and others who can drive any distance after cleaning your car without getting it dirty!!!!

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

Those last 2 pics are about 8 miles from my house down some country roads.... no mud anywhere to be seen :D

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

:( boo hiss. Mine has mud splattered up it all over again, booo. Wheels are clean though!!

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:18 PM

Spent a good few hours doing my first clean today :) Exhausted now...

Shame the sun had gone in by the time I'd finished :( So the photos were crap and were from my iPhone...

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:19 PM

Both Looking really good :D

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