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#946 Gazjs

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:39 PM

Not a fiesta but gave a mini. detail to the neighbours car today.

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AS Tardis
Bilberrys
Poorboys Black Hole
Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
Dodo Hard Candy
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#947 aph1101

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

Nice pics and good job there Gaz :)

On a different note, has anybody tried ay of the following:

Britemax 6s

or

Megs 135

I'm thinking of getting one of these as a replacement for red mist, but it would be good to hear thoughts first :)

#948 Gazjs

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

Cheers ;)
Cant comment on either of those I am afraid, just now I am loving Fk#425

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:13 PM

Love the tyre detail, have been looking for something good for the tyres :)

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:32 PM

That's some job Gazjs, I spent a couple of hours on the fiesta yesterday and its nothing compared to what you've done. My main problem is that there are briar's(brambles) sticking out around the roads where I live and I cannot avoid getting car scratched from them.I do not want to use T-cut or similar rubbing compound on new car.I try to get them out with Turtle wax metallic but I can still see them.
Thanks for the reply on the window cleaner--you saved me there, as I found out that domestic stuff will either discolour or perish the rubbers if it gets on them.
I wish I had the choice of stuff that you guys have .I am going to see if I can get some of the mentioned cleaners online.
Thanks to all posters here for the great pics' and the useful comments, I have picked up great info' here :)

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

Hi

Since I joined the FOC, I've kept on seeing this "Fiesta Detailing thread" and today, I took the plunge and read a few reply's and I never realised that so many different products could be bought to clean a car.

My normal routine for cleaning a car is to hose it down to get off the loose dirt and then wash it with a car wash additive, using a soft sponge, then hose it off with clean water. Shammy it dry with a chamois leather. Then if it's a nice dry day, I would use Autoglym to polish it. Inside I would give it a good vacuum and then use armoural to finish off.

Now that I've just bought a new Fiesta,I will probably be doing something similar but, I would welcome some recommendations concerning the following:

I use a soft sponge but is there anything that would be better to wash the car with to help stop, or reduce the 'swirling' marks that gradually appear on the paintwork over time?

Without going overboard, what normal car shampoo is recommended?

With regard to the alloy wheels, the front wheels in particular are affected by the brake dust and once they are washed, what product can be used to shine and protect the wheels from further harm from the brake dust?

Glass. I normally use a high st glass cleaner with a old tea towel, any advice here?

That's it. I'll look forward to any advice.

Thanks, BHeart

#952 greenymk7

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:17 PM

I use a soft sponge but is there anything that would be better to wash the car with to help stop, or reduce the 'swirling' marks that gradually appear on the paintwork over time?

Buy yourself either a lambs wool or microfibre wash mitt, this will stop the swirling but you will also need to get 2 buckets. 1 will hold your shampoo mixture the other just clean water. Pick up some shampoo rub the car then wash the mitt in the clean water of the other bucket. this way you will never contaminate your shampoo bucket.

Without going overboard, what normal car shampoo is recommended?

Most people would recommend dodo juice born to be mild. a new shampoo on the market is nanolex reactivating shampoo and is also very good.

With regard to the alloy wheels, the front wheels in particular are affected by the brake dust and once they are washed, what product can be used to shine and protect the wheels from further harm from the brake dust?

Best product to clean the wheels without a doubt is bilberry wheel cleaner. to keep them tip top you should look for a product called FinishKare 1000P this can also be used on the paint work as a sealent over the winter.

Glass. I normally use a high st glass cleaner with a old tea towel, any advice here?

I use 3M glass cleaner, it does the job very well. High street cleaners can mark the rubber surrounding the window.

Hope that helps

Greeny

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:51 AM

I would recommend auto glym fast glass for the glass, also brings up plastic trim a treat.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:31 PM

Hi,

Firstly, I'm new, so apologies for asking questions which have probably been answered countless time before...

I'm picking up my new Fiesta next month but I've always been fussy about maintaining the appearance of a car. This is my first brand new car and I want to look after it obviously. I didn't know there was so much to car-washing... I've always used sponges in the past but may have to re-think that one.

I've read lots on this thread and am under the impression that "Dodo Juice" seems to be a favourite and highly recommended. Is the "Dodo Juice - Born To Be Mild" OK to use for regular washing? When I say regular, I tend to wash my car every week if I can. My car is coming with "Diamondbrite" and I don't want to use a shampoo that will damage the finish - should I actually be using "Diamondbrite" products to maintain it?

Thanks for any help!

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

Honest advice - ditch the Diamondbrite and then get the Dodo Products you fancy.

Diamondbrite is a sealant, and while it does a good job as a sealant, the idea that it is going to last for thousands and thousands of miles is laughable. I have been applying sealants and waxes for a long time - and I still get holes in protection. Your diamondbrite will probably have been applied by the 50p a car teenager who washes the cars on the forecourt...

If you must have diamondbrite, at least ask them to give you the kit so you can apply it yourself. I hope you haven't paid the OUTRAGEOUS dealer marked up prices for db - the whole kit can be had for a fiver on eBay.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:57 PM

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your reply. Well, they're chucking in the "Diamondbrite", it wasn't something I actually asked for to be honest. Interesting to hear it's not as good as I thought though! I guess we'll see.

So, which "Dodo Juice" do you recommond then? I've no idea, as I've never used it before... Is "Dodo Juice" OK to use simply as a regular shampoo, or should it only be used as part of the whole "detailing" process?

#957 aph1101

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

Dodo juice born to be mild (BTBM) is a great shampoo and can be used regularly. It is a favourite of many people here.

#958 Gazjs

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

Get your limited edition Dodo Skull Candy ordered up :P
Got 2 coming to myself :D

#959 greenymk7

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:31 PM

got mine on order to from rubbish boys, only one though but it is going to be my winter protection along with FK1000P

got a few other bits aswell like the dodo detailing bag to keep some stuff in.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:36 AM

number 47 for me.

Looking forward to using it this weekend and mmmmmmm it smells so gooooood

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