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#106 titanium_s_spec

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:14 PM

another question can u get an inline water filter for karcher preasure washer as my water is very hard and leaves white marks if not dried quickly enough lol i do like a cup of tea during cleaning and u no what they say we can't multi task sorry guys

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#107 greenymk7

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

you can get inline filters but most of them say don't use it with a pressure washer.

the aqua gleam ones are very good and i know a few people that do use them with pressure washers and in their buckets.

http://www.theultima...-filter-12.aspx

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:27 PM

ok will make do with marks and just have to work harder and faster 50 notes gulp gulp

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:15 PM

I live in a very hard water area and I have been using rainwater from my garden waterbutt for a long time now, I use a pair of the OH tights as a filter and as rainwater is very soft I get no watermarks whatsoever and any shampoo thats used really foams up. If you have a waterbutt give it a try its free. :P

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:23 PM

What excatly should poorboys wheel sealent be doing?
I put 4 coats on, on sunday and find the wheels dirty with brake dust already.
Is the wheel sealent just to make it easier to wash off?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:23 PM

I live in a very hard water area and I have been using rainwater from my garden waterbutt for a long time now, I use a pair of the OH tights as a filter and as rainwater is very soft I get no watermarks whatsoever and any shampoo thats used really foams up. If you have a waterbutt give it a try its free. :P


That's really weeeird, I thought soft water made it really difficult to get a good lather up.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:49 AM

Gaz,

the poorboys wheels sealent is purely there to make it easier to wash your wheels and to protect them from the brake dust eating into the wheels.

over a longer period you will notice the difference

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

That's really weeeird, I thought soft water made it really difficult to get a good lather up.

no soft water gives a good lather .... also hard to use rain water with a pressure washer :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :unsure: :unsure:

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:14 PM

even thought they are 50 the aqua gleam filters are great. if your having trouble with water marks there is a product from duragloss to get rid of them without hurting your wax layers.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:37 PM

no soft water gives a good lather .... also hard to use rain water with a pressure washer :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :unsure: :unsure:


Oh yeah, I was mistaken. Been a while since I thought about hard/soft water...

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

Gaz,

the poorboys wheels sealent is purely there to make it easier to wash your wheels and to protect them from the brake dust eating into the wheels.

over a longer period you will notice the difference


thanks, thought maybe i had applied it wrong :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:47 PM

hmm, I've noticed some small black dots on my car that just rub off, I suspect it's the same thing? Will give it a wash on saturday. If I do give it a wax what's the best product for lazy people like me?
I have my own little power wash but will probably leave that for the summer. But if you guy's can suggest a wax or something that's good for all year round and means I don't have to clay etc etc I may have a go. I did spend the first year I had my last car washing and waxing it, but that was a few years ago now haha.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:57 PM

Sounds like you want a spray wax or sealant Marky.

The Durogloss Aquawax I mentioned earlier in this thread is AWESOME.
Autoglym also make an Aqua wax.
Red Mist by Dodo juice doesn't have to go over wax, it can be use don bare paint.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:13 PM

for quick and simple products that can layer up very quickly over winter you want to go for a sealent.

FK 1000P
Megs 16
collinite 915

all of these can be layered up fairly quickly but take a little longer to put on than a spray but not as long as wax to cure.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:13 PM

THanks guy's, I'll have a look into the products, will need to get a collection of mitts as well. I'm going to just use the local garage jetwash this weekend as I heard the weather is going to be rubbish, so it'll give me a chance to do some browsing.
I think it's going to take more effort to keep a white car clean! Judging by the dirt it's collected already, and I see it shows up those small black spots of sap or whatever from trees and bushes. grrrrr.

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