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#751 Jack_P

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:31 AM

Nearly has an epic fail yesterday when i did the detail on the ST

Full Wash - Clay - SRP - EGP

My mate coes to ask him what ive done and i tell him that and he says what no wax? :/ i thought EGP was the wax? No you need to wax it.
So half hour before im due to go out on town im there doing a formula one style top wax and all was well :P

Btw im not as clued up on autoglym as i am on meguiars ( racing driver excuses here ) but was all looking sweet.....until it rained for a million hours last night! :P

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#752 sussex

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

Dan, your help is much appreciated.

I am going to try

Rinse car with hose -> Wash with dodo juice sour power -> Apply 1 coat of SRP -> Apply 1 coat of EGP -> Apply 1 (maybe 2?) coat(s) of dodo juice Purple Haze -> Wait 24 hours then add 1 coat of dodo juice Red Mist

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#753 thesilverfox

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

I've picked up some Zymol shampoo to be a little different (AG was the only thing I've used until now), and I've read good things. It'll be a wash and dry for me, as I have no intention to polish until the back of summer.

#754 aph1101

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

I've picked up some Zymol shampoo to be a little different (AG was the only thing I've used until now), and I've read good things. It'll be a wash and dry for me, as I have no intention to polish until the back of summer.


I have experience of the Zymol shampoo and it's pretty good to be honest. Not quite as many suds as you would get from Dodo BTBM for instance but in my opinion better than the AG stuff :D

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:19 PM

AG has barely any suds, so I know what to expect! I just want to try something else for a change, but have a feeling that the 3M I want to try next will be the best value for money :)

#756 Gazjs

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

Zymol is really good value.
3M beats it hands down though :P , just buy a decent container for it as its a nightmare to pour :lol:

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:04 PM

Zymol is really good value.
3M beats it hands down though :P , just buy a decent container for it as its a nightmare to pour :lol:


Yeah, will probably be able to decant it into a more useful container :) I spotted some Carplan 'Devil's Shine' or something like that - appeared to be some sort of quick detailer. Anyone know how it stacks up to the big boys? It looked pretty cheap, so wouldn't expect much from it.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:02 PM

Does anyone have any experience with CG Bare Bones or indeed any other arch/springs cleaner/protectant.

#759 Jason Tierney

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 04:57 PM

Gave the car a quick wash and some AG aqua wax on it to see how it goes. Looks well, but will most definatly be ugly after 140miles of motorway down to milton keyens for the meet =|

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Just a quick one while I was on Fords Test Mode. All the blubs in the dash on.
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#760 thesilverfox

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

Gave the car a quick wash and some AG aqua wax on it to see how it goes. Looks well, but will most definatly be ugly after 140miles of motorway down to milton keyens for the meet =|


Take some quick detailer and a few microfibres :)

#761 Jason Tierney

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

What would you recomend, I dont think I have any "quick Detailer" though. Il get a list of what I have and you can advise :D

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

1 2010 Frozen White(unless it rains) Fiesta Zetec S Ti-VCT
2 buckets(no guards though)
A hose (no pressure washer but not too bad)
AG Tar Remover
AG Shampoo/Conditioner
AG Super resin polish
AG Aqua wax
AG HD wax
AG Glass polish/cleaner( Dont remember proper name- not fast glass though)
Megs Washmitt
Megs micro fiber
I have various other Microfibers that came with AG stuff
2 drying towels
Bilbery wheel cleaner
few sponges(dont use em, could be used for wheels?)

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:47 PM

What would you recomend, I dont think I have any "quick Detailer" though. Il get a list of what I have and you can advise :D


The Meguiars NXT Speed Detailer would be appropriate - you could grab this from more or less any Halfords.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:17 AM

Have washed my ZS with sour power, dried it, one coat of SRP, one coat of EGP, one coat of purple haze. waiting to put my red mist on now-24 hours to wait

Finished! Done as above and she looks fantastic, also added some tyre dressing too.

LOVE the dodo red mist! So easy to use and great results B)

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:13 AM

....got the car a quirk clean to bring up the wax already on it.....end of week....splattered bug heaven all over the front, damn you summer!

And now owning a white car, I never knew bugs had so much blood in them!

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