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#1021 Strutter

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:20 PM

As you said its really jsut plasitc and not chrome so no special treatment is required, I jsut wash and wax it with teh rest of the paintwork.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

Insects, !Removed! little things have established a mass grave on the front of the car. What do you guys recommendas good stuff to shift these as part of the ever lengthening weekly wash.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

If you have decent amount of protection down then a pressure washer should be enough to get rid of them. If they prove a bit more tricky then a pre-wash will help soften them making them easier to move.

Failing that we can all build invisible shields around our cars :D

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:49 PM

Quick question, hopefully the correct thread.

Ive just replaced 4 steel wheels with 4 alloys on my Mk5, what do they need to be torqued up to ?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:39 PM

I know this has been asked before in the first post but wanted to see if anyone has an updated version from 2009.

I'm getting my new fiesta in a few weeks and will obviously want to keep it clean and I'm looking into purchasing all the products I'd need to keep it that way..

I'm a complete novice when it comes to cleaning cars and have no idea how to go about it with all the techniques and that and I wanted to get all the kit I'd need for it.

So what are the best products to get?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:22 PM

It really depends on your budget. Basics are listed on the first page, just depends how much you wanna spend and how offen you want to clean your car

I've just ordered a test pot of Dodo juice, so i'm hoping for good results from that :lol:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

It really depends on your budget. Basics are listed on the first page, just depends how much you wanna spend and how offen you want to clean your car

I've just ordered a test pot of Dodo juice, so i'm hoping for good results from that :lol:

What tester did you go for?

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:35 AM

I know this has been asked before in the first post but wanted to see if anyone has an updated version from 2009.

I'm getting my new fiesta in a few weeks and will obviously want to keep it clean and I'm looking into purchasing all the products I'd need to keep it that way..

I'm a complete novice when it comes to cleaning cars and have no idea how to go about it with all the techniques and that and I wanted to get all the kit I'd need for it.

So what are the best products to get?

Thanks


The essentials to get you started are:

2 Buckets
2 Wash mitts
1 Shampoo
1 Drying Towel

1 Hand Polish
1 Hard Wax/Sealant
1 Quick Detailer

A few microfiber cloths
Few applicators

You could then add in your wheel cleaners, glass cleaners, glazes, tyre gel etc etc

I would expect the above list to be near enough 100 though. At the very least buy the buckets, wash mitts, shampoo and towel.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:28 AM

The essentials to get you started are:

2 Buckets
2 Wash mitts
1 Shampoo
1 Drying Towel

1 Hand Polish
1 Hard Wax/Sealant
1 Quick Detailer

A few microfiber cloths
Few applicators

You could then add in your wheel cleaners, glass cleaners, glazes, tyre gel etc etc

I would expect the above list to be near enough 100 though. At the very least buy the buckets, wash mitts, shampoo and towel.


Thanks for the reply mate :)

Can you recommend any decent brands for them? if the colour of the car affects what I get its Vision Blue

Thanks Again

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the reply mate :)

Can you recommend any decent brands for them? if the colour of the car affects what I get its Vision Blue

Thanks Again


2 Buckets - Any buckets do really, clear ones help a bit better to see of the water is dirty etc
2 Wash mitts - would get Meguiars Microfiber Wash Mitt - HERE
1 Shampoo - A very good shampoo is Dodo Juice Born To be Mild, slightly expensive but goes a long way HERE
1 Drying Towel - I personally use the following and find it very good, there is a massive choice of towels to use though HERE

1 Hand Polish - Autoglymm Super Resin Polish. Brilliant polish to use by hand - HERE
1 Hard Wax/Sealant - If you were to choose one i would go for Dodo Juice Blue Velvet, you can get a panel pot which will last a while is used correctly or can splash out on the full size. HEREand HERE
1 Quick Detailer - There are numerous QD's out there, i think to keep everything from the one site i would recommend Dodo Red Mist. Its more of a sealant spray and will top up the protection. HERE

You also get a 7.5% discount on the site using the forum code - I4D123456

If you go for the panel Pot of wax and apply the discount all of the above comes to £41 excluding postage. A very nice started pack to keep you busy until the bug bites and you spend 100's :lol:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for that mate!

I'll be purchasing all of that when it gets closer to the time..I'm sure I will get the bug too :) dont really know what I would need to do with it all techinque wise but I'm sure it'll just be practice makes perfect :)

Don't suppose you can recommend any decent interior shampoo for cloth seats? Need to give the ones in my current car a clean before I sell it..

Cheers again :)

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:26 AM

2 Buckets - Any buckets do really, clear ones help a bit better to see of the water is dirty etc
2 Wash mitts - would get Meguiars Microfiber Wash Mitt - HERE
1 Shampoo - A very good shampoo is Dodo Juice Born To be Mild, slightly expensive but goes a long way HERE
1 Drying Towel - I personally use the following and find it very good, there is a massive choice of towels to use though HERE

1 Hand Polish - Autoglymm Super Resin Polish. Brilliant polish to use by hand - HERE
1 Hard Wax/Sealant - If you were to choose one i would go for Dodo Juice Blue Velvet, you can get a panel pot which will last a while is used correctly or can splash out on the full size. HEREand HERE
1 Quick Detailer - There are numerous QD's out there, i think to keep everything from the one site i would recommend Dodo Red Mist. Its more of a sealant spray and will top up the protection. HERE

You also get a 7.5% discount on the site using the forum code - I4D123456

If you go for the panel Pot of wax and apply the discount all of the above comes to 41 excluding postage. A very nice started pack to keep you busy until the bug bites and you spend 100's :lol:


You really get all that for about 50 with teh discount code (factoring in Postage?)

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:59 PM

Seem to have missed the SRP of the list when adding up :lol: Make that about 50 minus postage. Bear in mind its only a panel pot i priced on aswell :P

Sorry mate, not really clued up on interior cleaners

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

Still not a bad price for what you get though :)

How much would that panel pot do? Is it just one panel like the name suggests or is it more?

And I noticed that thePanel Pot says for dark metallic paints..does Vision Blue come under that? :unsure:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:46 PM

Bit od a guess but yes..damn now im going to end up the colour charged diamond white, this is why I dont come into this thread!

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