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    Car Detailing (Washing for dummies!)

    I was a little surprised to see only three threads on the topic of car detailing.

    For the polishing of my cars, I have always used Autoglym Super Resin Polish or MER and occasionally Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection.
    For my S-Type and now my XF however, I have used / am using Turtle Wax Precision Wax.
    I have always washed my cars with Triplewax shampoo but have just "invested" in 2.5 litres of Autoglym shampoo conditioner.
    For wheels I have tended to steer clear of purpose cleaners as I have always found a little polish once or twice a year always keeps them tip-top.

    I'm intersted to know what you use.

    I was going to get on to interiors but this thread is getting a little long...

    The first reply stating "car wash" entitles that forum member to 12 months use of a Fiat Multipla.

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    Here's a typical wash (no mention of the c*r word)

    Spray the wheels with Bilberry

    Snow foam
    the car.

    Power wash off.

    Wash with Meguires Hyperwash.

    Dry with a drying towel

    Wax with either Collinite 915 or Swissvax (if it's too hot for collinite).

    Wheel wax with Rimwax

    Clean the chrome with Britemax.

    Dress the tyres with Valet Pro.

    Inbetween waxes I use Meguires synthetic quick detailer

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    I also use fine detailing clay & Dodo juice slippy stuff when it needs it, followed by Swissvax cleanser prior to waxing.

    Scratches are poished out with a Meguires DA & a range of polishes.

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    I tell swmbo that it's actually cheaper than a gym membership & the calorie burn is about the same.
    Last edited by Gemset; 21-01-12 at 19:55.

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    Woah Gemset, that's brilliant. Thanks for the great response.
    I'm going to check these products out and give a few (if not all !) a trial run.
    I agree with your point on a work-out

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfryn7 View Post
    The first reply stating "car wash" entitles that forum member to 12 months use of a Fiat Multipla.
    Okay, you got me, I was thinking car wash by the time the page loaded for the thread .

    This is not somthing I'm into, but I like a shiny car and can understand some folk have hobbies I don't share, and knowledge I could benafit from?????

    So this is probably not what detailers would use on their pride and joy, but if you had to get the best result with the least effort (and sticking in the spirit of your post could not use the car wash) what would you use?

    James

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    Enjoy narked I'm sure you'll be happy together.



    Best result, least fuss ?
    Any car shampoo finished off with a spray of Car Plan Demon Shine mixed with water 50/50. If you're feeling energetic though, use as described on the bottle so spray on lightly neat and wipe with a micro-fibre cloth.
    I'm off to be sick now.....UURRGGHHHH....my eyes, my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfryn7 View Post
    I was a little surprised to see only three threads on car detailing
    We used to have loads but the threads have disappeared, which is a real shame as the level of detail and advice was fantastic and will take a long time to build up again.
    Last edited by pekem; 23-01-12 at 05:24.

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    Thank you XFS. That's a shame on the lost threads (sounds like a film title)
    I'll check it out.
    Oh... and I think that my family would tell you that that ship has already sailed
    Ho Hum

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfryn7 View Post
    Enjoy narked I'm sure you'll be happy together.



    Best result, least fuss ?
    Any car shampoo finished off with a spray of Car Plan Demon Shine mixed with water 50/50. If you're feeling energetic though, use as described on the bottle so spray on lightly neat and wipe with a micro-fibre cloth.
    I'm off to be sick now.....UURRGGHHHH....my eyes, my eyes
    OMG - I didn't think you would actualy post a picture of one, your a maniac. (and I'm sorry, don't hurt me.)

    James

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    God that's one ugly car.

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    ^^ Yet it won car of the year cica 2000 ! nearly fell of my seat when I heard. Backhander surely?

 

 

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