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#61 DanGull

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:15 PM

Bilberry you should be ok. I'm having trouble with a couple of sprayers at present that have had solvents in them.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:26 PM

Oh, something else I meant to ask. How much Lime Prime Lite are you meant to use? I think I have been using too much.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:43 PM

Oh, something else I meant to ask. How much Lime Prime Lite are you meant to use? I think I have been using too much.

good question ..... ok got the bug once you start you cant stop bit like a tube of pringles lol. started cleaning car at 14:30 today and believe it or not have just finished about 20 mins ago..need to no how much stuff to use really because this gear should see me for a while but at the rate i was using it i think it won't last long..and is it best to keep applicator sponges and buffing cloths etc separate and for one product only.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:44 PM

Same rule as for wax - charge the pad with a blob the size of a 5p and don't recharge until the pad drags. Less is more.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

I waxed my car last week and got it on the rubber/plastic roof rack mounts, now it look !Removed!. What can I use to remove this wax film on it?

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:05 PM

Believe it or not - ground nut oil or peanut butter.

Are you using liquid wax? Get rid and get some hard wax, a decent one won't mark your trim.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:43 PM

as dan said

less is more with detailing. multiple thin coats of wax are better than 1 thick coat.

lime prime lite is a easier to tell cat the sponge should drag or be fairly dry, you can leave it to dry but it takes much more effort to clean off.

also if its a hot day and your car is hot then add a little water to it and it wont dry out quite as fast.

PS for anyone that wants a clay bar get the bilt hamber auto clay, i used it on a black bmw 3 series that spends most of its time in london this weekend and it was amazing how well it worked, even with only water as lube

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:48 PM

also i was having a think about getting in contact with a couple of companies about sorting a group buy for the new dodo juice wax 'purple haze pro'

contains a few new ingredients and will go with any colour car. It is a soft wax that can be used on its own but also over the top of hard waxes.

I can also have a word about any other products that people would be interested in as a group buy.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:12 AM

Believe it or not - ground nut oil or peanut butter.

Are you using liquid wax? Get rid and get some hard wax, a decent one won't mark your trim.

I used autoglym super resin polish. what would you recommend thats not too expensive?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:16 AM

super resin polish doesnt protect your car.

infact it takes all the protection off the car :lol:

you need to get some wax or sealent to go over the top, i would always recommend wax though.

If you like your autoglym products then go for AG HD wax or as both me and dan go for any of the dodo juice hard wax range.

for a white colours car look for either diamond white or banana armour

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:21 PM

and now i have done my car and need to put another coat of wax on it can i dust it or have to wash it again?????

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:24 PM

wash and dry it again.

if u wipe the dust you will put swirl marks into the paint

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:31 PM

did think that but just having a blonde moment o and one little gripe followed instruction on me Maguires wash 4 cap fulls to a gallon and found that i did not use all the water shall i cut it down to 2 cap fulls or is it 4 for a reason....

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:33 PM

halfrauds and petrol station sponges are a big no no because of the silicone added to it.

this is a zymol sponge, iv used a microfibre mitt and a lambs wool mitt so i thought i would try the other most used method of a zymol sponge to see which one i prefer :lol: i will report back with my findings and pictures after my detail on friday afternoon

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any update on the new sponge greenymk7

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

it probs is 4 for a reason so that it will have enough suds and not drag anything along the paint.

i never use all the water in my buckets.

remember you dont need to fill your rinse bucket up to much as it will get higher and higher once you keep rinsing.

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