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#661 audicab26

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:19 PM

Thank you for the advice and tips.

Will get shopping! Especially keen to get the wheel stuff on board, Alloys on wifes current Fiesta look awfull, as did the wheels on the Focus she had before. It must be the way they are treated/painted at the factory. On my company car (an Audi) the wheels look fine after just splashing them with water - same with the VW Alloys on my old 1997 Golf Estate!

Re Diamondbrite - I hear what you are saying but I'll let them apply it as I am not being charged for it (every little helps) but will 'top it up' using some of the products you have recommended.

We chose White for the 'throw a bucket of water at it and it is all clean again' convenience of it. Plus I think it looks great in White. She has a 2007 Fiesta Ghia in Amythest at present. Takes hours to clean and shows every blemish - never again.

Looking forward to the new Fiesta in White - I can't bear dirty cars, I enjoy cleaning and polishing the car but wouldn't get away with spending all day 'detailing' it etc - so something easy to clean - bring it on!

Thanks again.

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#662 Gazjs

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:24 PM

Is this one chemical resitant you think?

Dont tell me I have to go to ANOTHER shop jsut to get the right filler bottle! :lol:

http://www.cleanyour...-/prod_375.html


That Bottle 1.45
With this Sprayer 1.95

CYC price - 3.40

I4D

Bottle - 95p
Spray Head 1.95

Total 2.90 plus you will get 7.5% using the code FOCX ;)

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:26 PM

Awww dammit lol...now I have to go sign up to that site and just order the Trim Gel and Bilberry Wheel Cleaner from them!

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:30 PM

Awww dammit lol...now I have to go sign up to that site and just order the Trim Gel and Bilberry Wheel Cleaner from them!

Price it up doing I4D and CYC and then just CYC as when you include postage it may be cheaper to just use CYC

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:31 PM

hmmmwell that and I cant find Chemical Guys Gel on the site....doesnt mean its not there but these things can jide themselves, would be good to get the little discount :)

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:37 PM

NLTG isn't on I4D :(

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:46 PM

:(

Justwent with what was on CYC.....iv just spent £60 feckin quid...god help me!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:26 AM

at least you get loyalty points, you can get a mitt or a cloth free or similar with your next order... maybe.. lol

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:52 PM

I used Autoglym SRP on the weekend, but i think i might be doing it wrong!!

I think i was using too much, but it didnt seem to go on that easy.

Are you applying it to a dry body with a dry pad

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a dry body with a damp pad

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something else?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

I used Autoglym SRP on the weekend, but i think i might be doing it wrong!!

I think i was using too much, but it didnt seem to go on that easy.

Are you applying it to a dry body with a dry pad

or

a dry body with a damp pad

or

something else?


Small blob (5p size) onto a dry applicator pad, fold the applicator in 2 to smudge the SRP (A bit like a butterfly painting you may have done at primary school :lol: )then work well into the dry bodywork, this 5p blob should last half a bonnet easily.

#671 DanGull

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

I apply SRP by brush believe it or not - very very soft detailing brush that is.

I run a straight line across the top of the body panel, and then work it in moving downwards with a mf.

I also apply EGP this way - a product I am coming to respect more and more.

#672 MARK WITH A VANNY

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

Right I've got my shopping list made out with i4d but just need to know what I need to apply the Dodo Red Mist Spray with. Also do I need a brush for the wheel cleaner.

My list ready to be sent;

Dodo Juice Born to be mild
Dodo Juice Red mist spray detailer
Dri-U-Kwik microfibre drying towel
Valet PRO Bilberry Sare Whell Cleaner
Atomiza Handi Hold Detailing Bottle
Atomiza Chemical Resistant Spray Head

and I have a Mequires MF Wash Mitt brought from Halfords

Cheers folks

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

For the bilberry, I spray on, leave for about a minute and then agitate with this I4D brush before rinsing with a pressure washer.

The red mist is a spray on, wipe off product. i.e. you just do a couple of spritzes on a panel and immediately buff off with a nice microfibre cloth.

I personally use these I4D ultra plush MFs for red mist/removing wax. If you want something a bit cheaper, these bog standard MFs do the job fine. :D

Hope that helps :)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:12 PM

For the bilberry, I spray on, leave for about a minute and then agitate with this I4D brush before rinsing with a pressure washer.

The red mist is a spray on, wipe off product. i.e. you just do a couple of spritzes on a panel and immediately buff off with a nice microfibre cloth.

I personally use these I4D ultra plush MFs for red mist/removing wax. If you want something a bit cheaper, these bog standard MFs do the job fine. :D

Hope that helps :)


Thanks for that just added the brush and a pack of the "bog standard" MF's. Order sent

Suppose I should now get a pressure but I'll wait and see after my first wash.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:23 AM

I apply SRP by brush believe it or not - very very soft detailing brush that is.

I run a straight line across the top of the body panel, and then work it in moving downwards with a mf.

I also apply EGP this way - a product I am coming to respect more and more.

How do you go about using the brush Dan?
Interested :D


I also got a scrap panel yesterday to attack with the machine polisher :ph34r:

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