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

  1. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    :lol:
     
  2. Pew.

    Pew. Senior Member

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    Sponge straight off the gravelly car park floor I think @Legojon
     
  3. Bendy

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    Or just use a square washing up bowl with soapy water, and a soft bristled yard brush like my neighbour!
     
  4. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    I so want to just ban you right now haha
     
  5. Pew.

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    The even jet wash the engine bay for an extra £1 !!
     
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  6. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    Phew, now I know your winding me up. I'm really twitchy on £5 car washes as the previous owner either used £5 washes or an actual tortoise shell to wash the car with!

    When it was snowing, I watched the guy 4 doors down using a sweeping brush to get the snow off his brand new BMW M3. Which weirdly, the day before I'd watched a machine polishing video where they used the exact same brush to create a test area of swirls and scratches.

    Seconded! :clap:
     
  7. Maypack

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    Best way to deal with a BMW imo
     
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  8. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    :roflmao:
     
  9. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Looking for some help, Stripping wallpaper today and wonder should i use the two bucket approach or just scrape it off....

    Yes I am joking but as I filled up the bucket with water it was the first thing that went through my head. Thanks to you lot and your detailing.
     
  10. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    That's quite amusing.

    2 bucket option should work... Maybe get some citrus pre wash on there
     
  11. Sharpy

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    Okay... So as requested... Process and Products used.

    Full Exterior Detail Process

    Wet Wash
    Wet Rinse - Open hose flooding paintwork
    Snow Foam (Obsession Wax Snow Foam) Dwell for 5 mins
    Power Washer Rinse
    2 Bucket wash with grit guards and 2 wool mits - One for rooff and windows one for lower parts doors bumpers etc)
    Power Washer Rinse
    Fallout Remover (Obsession wax bleeding fall out remover)
    Power Washer Rinse
    Tar Remover (Obsession wax Tar / Glue remover) - Might need some agitating with a microfibre
    Power washer rinse
    Clay Bar - Using G3 speed detailer as a lubricant, meguairs clay bar
    2 Bucket wash with grit guards and 2 wool mits - One for rooff and windows one for lower parts doors bumpers etc)
    Power washer rinse
    Wheels - for a full clean id take the wheels off, but use obsession wax bleeding fall out remover
    Power washer rinse the wheels
    Dry using a prestige car care "big yellow" frying towel

    Dry Clean
    I use a DA to machine polish
    Meguairs compund - 2ft sq sections at a time using high lumen light to check correction / swirl removal.
    Meguars Polish - As above
    Obsession wax Phantom V2 - Applied using a damp pad small overlapping circles allow to haze
    Single wipe removal using soft mircrofibre - I dont "buff" the wax, i find that a single wipe over is enough to remove the wax and leave a mirror finish and great protection.

    I also have a selection of round brushes for door shuts, window seals etc.

    Depending on the damage to the paint it has taken me 14hrs just to do the outside of a car, but I get a good finish on my cars in around 7, once a year is all i need to do them really as maintenance washes are done with the above method (excluding the dry wash process, claying etc) but means I do very little damage, i'll reapply wax every 2-3 months when the beading starts to fall away.
     
  12. Glove

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    How I do. Two clean microfiber cloths one to wash one to dry. Autoglym shampoo, one cap full per bucket. Wash car from top down and do alloys exhaust last. Rinse with clean buckets of water. Whilst still wet spray one or two shots of Autoglym rapid wax (Carnauba) onto each panel and use dry mirco fibre cloth to rub into panels and dry wringing out micro fibre cloth. Vinyl with autoglym vinyl and rubber care. Tyres with Autoglym instant tyre dressing. Stand back and admire as they say. Scratches and marks yes you guessed it Autoglym super resin polish. If it is good enough for her Majesty :).

    Is a lifeshine kit from my old Fabia Vrs :

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  13. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    I figured it out... the + and - on the autobrite lance is to + more water or - less water. So yeah... all the way to minus does this! Pass me the chiesel!!

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  14. Sharpy

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  15. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Haha. I have a problem.... I just like buying them, was musing over a £300 tub the other day as it was 50% and as such a bargain.... I had a reality check on that one though.


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  17. Sharpy

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    I let people borrow them as well. You’re welcome to give it a go.


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  18. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    We need to sort a big garage for a few days to have a cleaning session with a few people.
     
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  19. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    Don't let it near me... I only managed to wax my car twice with a tin of Collonite!! I may just have enough for 1 more single coat... I'm sure it's supposed to do more than that!
     
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  20. Sharpy

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    Haha. Waxed should be used in small quantities not liberally!




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