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#1006 mikester

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

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#1007 jim_b

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

I am after some advice please, as this is my first new car, my Ford garage advised that they had put on two coats of AG HD wax when I collected the car last month. Reading the useful detailing info on here, many thanks Dan et al :) , I have only done the basic wash so far - how long do you reckon the wax will last before needing to re-apply ?.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:22 PM

I've had 3 months out of a coat of HD wax - however, that was after I'd been applying wax for a while and was happy with my technique, there can be no guarantee of how well the wax has been applied from a dealer unfortunately.

Too thick (as is most likely) - and it won't have bonded too well in the first place and will be gone quickly. There are two ways of checking your wax layers - the swipe test (where you swipe a finger over the paint and see if you can feel the wax moving) or a better way is keep an eye on your beading when the car is wet.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:48 AM

SHouldnt be a problem with our weather!

Got a few more things but the best thing so far was an EZ Brush for the wheels, absolutly amazing, keep it in a warm bucket to soften the britles up and it can even fit thru the small holes in teh 17;s and reaches right around teh brake pad area as well!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

On the subject of wheel brushes, I recently bought the Silveline wheel brush and I can't reccommend it highly enough. It's dirt cheap (2.50), about a foot long, very soft, and can fit all the way through the spokes of the titanium 16" alloys. Dead chuffed with it!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:07 PM

Well, first good weekend of the spring so the car got a good seeing too today, snow foam, wash, polish and sealed.

However one area that is a let down is the top edge of the back seat and head restraints which gets a liberal dosing of labrador spit and has a grey sort of water mark, what would any one suggest as a good fabric cleaner

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

All Purpose Cleaner - Meguiars if you want to go fancy, Tesco Daisy if you're not bothered about the brand...

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

This is where i really come into my environment, i am always washing/waxing/cleaning etc. To date i have probably spend excess of 400 on products, equipment, one thing i truly am particular about is an immaculate car.

I spend roughly six hours each time. not one place of the car is unlooked or untouched.
And most importantly wax everywhere possible, keeps it protected!! :)

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:21 AM

This is where i really come into my environment, i am always washing/waxing/cleaning etc. To date i have probably spend excess of 400 on products, equipment, one thing i truly am particular about is an immaculate car.

I spend roughly six hours each time. not one place of the car is unlooked or untouched.
And most importantly wax everywhere possible, keeps it protected!! :)

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Nice reflections - think how good they'd be if you spent a decent amount of time on it ;)

#1015 Gazjs

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:01 PM

Nice reflections - think how good they'd be if you spent a decent amount of time on it ;)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:49 PM

I couldn't find the answer in a search so I thought I'd ask.

Are the synthetic wool wash mitts worth a buy? Are they as good or nearly as good as lamb's wool mitts? I was in Halfrauds and saw a wash mitt made of the wool of a sheep but it was 7.99 :o - is that any good?

Synthetic wool wash mitt

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:06 PM

That Kent mitt isn't bad actually. I have never been a fan of Lamb's wool mitts, they rot if not kept perfectly dry.

Can't beat a Megs mf mitt for me - currently in the 3 for 2 at Halfords.

#1018 greenymk7

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:12 AM

Bogof on these at the moment, worth getting the 2 so u can use one for top and one for bottom.

http://www.monzacarc...le-wash-mitt/0/

normally have some good deals on as well and very reliable.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:10 PM

Cheapest price I have found for lambswool wash mitts is from sheepskinshop.co.uk
http://www.sheepskin...nd Polish Mitts
2 for 12.75 inc delivery.

Bought 4 about a year ago & the first 2 are still going strong (1 for top & 1 for bottom)

A good tip for drying them is to keep the cuff open after washing using something like the inner from a roll of sellotape.

Not too sure about their seat covers though :o

#1020 Graham89

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:34 AM

Is there anything in particular anyone has found that is good for cleaning/polishing the chrome bits on a Titanium?
Since it's only plastic and not actual chrome I don't really know what would be best to use on it.

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