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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Jimbobcook, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Hmmm, when I've give Revive a go, I'll post up the results. It's a cleaner and mild conditioner in one. So theoretically you would only need to take one bottle into the shower.
     
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  2. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Do I eat tomorrows breakfast today? Toast and teacakes is my staple diet now. :censored: car.
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  3. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Just read his whole set of articles, it's an interesting read. I agree with most of what he's saying, however, my bolsters are getting quite worn and cracked. I can't believe that after nearly a decade of use that plastic coating he speaks of is 100% in tact. Regardless, the seats need to be cleaned, although sometimes I feel a damp cloth would have done as good a job as the AG, hence buying Revive. I have some stubborn water marks to try it on!

    But also, as he pointed out, the conditioner is really just giving a nice finish to the Seats. So ok, it can do no harm (except throw my money away) is what I take from that. But I like the darker, shiny finish on my seats. Same as I apply vinyl n rubber to my dash. I don't believe for a second dust bounces off it. But I like the blacked out look vs the faded dark grey.
     
  4. Laurbach

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    That's exactly how I understood it too, that older seats could benefit from it. I wouldn't be surprised if your seats are of a better and more natural material than mine. My seats are exactly the same as the ones we had in our FR, just covered in "leather".:whistle:
    I'll se if I can find a conditioner that keeps the matt finish
     
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  5. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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  6. Oliver Pawley

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    Not the best photo but it's the rubber around my windows seem to have this stuff on it. Normal restorer doesn't seem to do anything. Any ideas? [​IMG]

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Jamie-g

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    I done my rubbers with fireball ultimate nano coat and brought them up like new. Expensive stuff though
     
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  8. vectra

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    A cheap enough route would be to give them a good cleaning with APC and use some Solution finish
    That would improve them,
    more permanent solution would be to use something like Carpro Dlux.
     
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  9. vectra

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    Decided to give these a go on my Ateca when I collect it in 5 weeks time
    Sonax SONAX PROFILINE Polymer Net Shield
    Sonax BSD

    Anyone on here try them?
     
  10. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    So... couldn't resist giving my new CC goodies a try today. No before pics cause she's shy. But... keeping in mind I did a 200 mile round trip to Wales yesterday so had a lot of mud and a badger to remove (don't ask). So...

    Snowfoam - I've previously used Autobrite and Autofinesse. The CC foam annoyed me when I got it in that it smelled like @rse. No bubblegum or toffee flavouring. I know... anyways, I sprayed it on the car and it looked really weak compared to the Autobrite. However... it did seem to remove a lot more surface mud, dirt and debris. So overall, I'm really happy with it's performance.

    Shampoo - again, no smell. Pfgh. It didn't seem to glide as well as the Megs nxt which disappointed me. However it did seem to cut through caked rear bumper dirt with ease. Again, I was impressed with the ease of use and result. I wonder if that little bit of extra friction the Megs is missing helps remove the dirt.

    Sateen - Unfortunately I massively overly applied this. I prefer a gloss finish myself though. Will see how long it lasts. I can't really say how much I like this because I love the applicator!! At first I thought wtf is this... but I used so much less product and spent so much less time, it's brilliant. I didn't know I needed it till I had it.

    Glisten - I know it's not new or CC. But I just had to say... :censored: trigger. I nearly launched it over next doors fence. The trigger is now completely broken, bits of it still on the driveway. Glisten running down the car and my arm. I won't be buying it again. And add to that the Gyeon window spray, which is actually pretty good. But the trigger broke after about 3 uses. These aren't cheap products FFS!

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  11. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    You know when you feel that inner turmoil inside... on the one hand it's an Audi... but on the other...
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    Use a lot of autosmart products on my car, very good stuff and doesn’t cost the earth too
     
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    For price, ease and results I can highly recommend Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and Black Hole Wax.

    Also in my opinion, Auto Finesse Tripple All In One Polish was a dream to work with and better then AG SRP. Did the whole car and then went round with a decent fluffy microfiber with no issues removing the haze where as SRP sometimes stuck or created more cleaning issues with chalking.

    I also found the AF Tripple polish a decent swirl/blemish remover for new car paint where you don't feel a harder cut is needed.
     
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    There’s a lot of good stuff out there right now for cars, really like the bilt hamber clay bars, sensible price and can use water great product
     
  15. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    So... just to remind everyone of the 100 sovs I spent. I've now had a few weeks to evaluate each product.

    CC Snow foam - After being spoilt by AF toffee flavour SF, I was disappointed this has no scent. It didn't seem to go on any thicker or thinner than Autobrite or AF. But with a month of dirt and a trip to Wales stuck on the car, I was really impressed with it's cleaning power. I'm diluting a 100ml to 1 litre and use about 1/3 of a litre each wash. So 30 washes from one bottle seems good(ish) value. When removed with the pressure washer, it seemed to take pretty much all the visible mud with it. :2nd:

    CC Shampoo - Again, no smell. But to be fair, Megs NXT (my reigning champ) doesn't smell of anything fruity or sweety. It didn't seem to glide as well as the Megs but tackled a lot of the tougher tar marks easier and overall seemed to clean better. I wondered if this is because megs glides, it reduces friction and doesn't pick up the dirt as well. So again another winner.:2nd:

    CC Sateen / applicator - This is my new favourite product. Sateen lasts a lot longer on the wheels than Megs / AG tyre gels. It's survived road trips, rain. It's not the glossy, shiny coat I like, but it's a long lasting black matt coating. The applicator is brilliant. The bottle is tiny, but with the applicator I can see it lasting me probably through the year. Previously it was a nightmare applying gel. But with the applicator it takes about 2 minutes to do all 4 wheels. Love it!! :1st:

    CC Revive / brush - First off, don't even get my started on the brush. Maybe it's good for something, but on bucket seats with loads of stitching, I had to stop about an inch round the edge of the seat because I couldn't get the brush in. It burnt through the foam (I've used about 1/4 of a bottle!!). I ended up switching to a MF applicator which worked much better. I don't know if it's because leather is so easy to clean, or my seats just weren't that dirty (you saw them at Trax eek). I saw no visible before / after. In fact, I protest that leather seats just need wiping down with a wet cloth generally. So my fav is still a wet Autoglym high tec drying chammy!! Won't be buying again.[:@]

    LRC Protection cream - Everyone raves about this, I had to admit I had a tingle when I was shaking the bottle. Soon to be replaced by disappointment. Is it a bad product? I'm not sure, it didn't really do anything. I noticed no difference whatsoever in my seats. So much so that I actually applied the AG leather balm over the top of it!!! It's not cheap for a tiny bottle. And ok, maybe it's the chav in me. And maybe AG just add some vinyl and rubber silicone stuff to the leather balm. But I love how AG leaves the seats with a darker finish. So £5 for AG VS £13 for LRC. I think I'll save my arm and go back to AG! [:@]
     
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  16. ChrisM75

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    Most 'leather' products are a total waste of time on modern coated leather. It may as well be PVC for all the difference it makes because its coated so heavily.
     
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    Yeah, it's bad when I've spent £35 on leather cleaning products and none of them matches up to "a damp cloth". Which is going to be my go to from now on.
     
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    Just a normal dashboard product is good enough really. I use Carpro PERL because it does the lot, inside and out and is very economical.

    My Cupra completely lacks that 'Leather' smell, which is the only reason I'd use a leather cream.
     
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  19. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Ah, yes, it's on my list to try. Do you dilute it down or use it neat? I was going to get it for my tyres... but ended up with Sateen instead.
     
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    I dilute it down between 3 and 5 to 1. There is a guide on the bottle to tell you how much for each application. Neat is too strong for most things, it would be overly glossy and sticky for a while, although it could be used neat on the tyres.
     
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