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#901 WelshAde

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:49 PM

spent a good few hours this morning cleaning the car, using tips and products suggested here of course, new products used for the first time were, dodo juice need for speed and dodo juice tropical red mist, both produced great results, also got some megs endurance tyre gel.
I wont post pics as its not a fezza

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#902 mitch84

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:49 PM

hi

got some bilbery wheel cleaner and want to make it up in the handi-bottle sprayer , i would like to try 1:5 dilution , would this mean i put 5 parts water and 1 part bilbery into the bottle or would that be to strong?

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:50 PM

Yep... That will be fine :)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

May get dodo juice need for speed soon but should i make sure i remove any old protection i may have such as supar gard ?

if so whats the best to remove old protection?


*i should add ive had my car with the supargard protection for nearly 15 months ,in that time ive only shampoo'ed my car ,never waxed it yet?

so do you think its safe to wash my car with say dodo juice born to be mild and then wax over the supargard with say dodo juice purple haze wax , as theres proberly no supargard protection anyway?

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basically this is what im thinking of doing

wash car
wax (dodo juice purple haze)
spray sealent (dodo red mist)

by the way are microfibre cloths fine for applying waxes?

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:58 AM

I think the Megs will do me, that's the one I was trying to remember haha. Hmm, after what I said maybe I could use the clay, is the Sonus good enough to rub the wax off?
Also how much of my wax per coat should I use to keep it going through winter as the next 3 months it will be December.



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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:10 PM

I use it on a tarmac drive and it doesn't leave any staining. If you just put water on the foam residue on the ground, it goes right away. I would imagine you'll be fine on a block pave drive.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

Anyone?? :)

Not sure on the Sonus Green, never tried it. But it should do the job nicely.
Regarding the wax. You want to put on AS LITTLE as possible when applying, then 24 hours later do the same again. There is no way really to make the wax last longer as the 2 layers only really fill in the gaps rather than build on top. You should consider a sealant to last over the winter.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

a good clay and lube shud get wax off but it is always best to use an pre wash first.

#909 MarkyR

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

Hmm, I could clay the car again, might try something better then the Sonus? Any recommendations? I could just use the Dodo born to be mild to pre wash, then clay, then wash and then wax etc. As far as I know the Dodo wax I use has a sealant in it?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:13 AM

hi

i washed my car the other day with my new products dodo juice born to be mild and a microfibre drying towel very pleased with the towel , so much better than a shammy. Anyway im after a good mark remover that gets rid of stuff like tar ?

Ive got some tar marks on the wheel arch'es that im finding difficult to remove , can anyone recommend a tryed and tested cleaner for this sort of thing?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:16 AM

Best bet for tar marks is a product called Tardis.

You will need a chemical resistant sprayer for it and also you should never leave it on the car for long as its very strong.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:20 AM

Best bet for tar marks is a product called Tardis.

You will need a chemical resistant sprayer for it and also you should never leave it on the car for long as its very strong.


is there anything thats just straight out of a tub like a cream? cant keep affording all these little extra bits like sprayers as im a tight git ;)

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

There are plenty that say they will get rid of tar that are pre mixed but i havent found any that actually work.

A bottle of tardis will last you well over 2/3 years so its fairly cost efficient.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:27 AM

There are plenty that say they will get rid of tar that are pre mixed but i havent found any that actually work.

A bottle of tardis will last you well over 2/3 years so its fairly cost efficient.


ok will look into it , thanks

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

After the wash, need for speed and tropical mist on sunday the rain came this week, heres a pic of the beads
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