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

  1. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    You know you've just signed yourself up to measuring everyone's car right lol

    Me first haha I'll pay you in detailing stuff lol
     
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  2. Sharpy

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    Erm so yeah... it didn’t arrive in time. Lol.

    Fine by me. What’ll be interesting is the difference in the panels I’ve had replaced, and also the difference between models.


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  3. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Haha I'd say it didn't arrive if I were you... Lol

    Yeah be interested to see the difference between premium paint and normal paint on the mk2 then the mk2 vs the mk3
     
  4. Sharpy

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    So it did arrive... yesterday so not no time for the meet.. that said it gives me time to have a play and get used to using it.

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  5. Jimbobcook

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    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.
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    Yup, this is @Sharpy s fault! Just bought this. So... wax removers... what's everyone recommend so I can start fresh?
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  7. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Haha love it! you can only blame yourself!

    I use Autobrite Wax off... Top stuff although this is the only one i've used...
     
  8. bruceR

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    Get a good citrus cleaner followed up with IPA wipe, that should give a good base for restarting


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  9. Sharpy

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    Sweet. You won’t regret it!


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  10. Sharpy

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    I would go for a complete decontamination and start a fresh.

    - strong snow foam
    - decontamination and tar remover etc
    - clay bar
    - compound
    - polish
    - wax

    Then you will get a good finish like this.... but blue, obviously.

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    The wax can be quite hard to apply, I leave it in the house or you can get a small bowl of warm water to help soften it.


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    Except spending that much on wax has given me a spending headache and a nose bleed.
     
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    Would be really funny if it did come out red. Errr, I keep my cleaning products next to me in the bed along with my socket set. I don't think temperature will be an issue LOL.
     
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    My washing regime:

    Weekly maintenance wash -
    Karcher pressure wash rinse
    Gyeon Q²M Snow Foam using PB Lance
    Karcher pressure wash rinse
    Gyeon Q²M Bathe+ in small bucket for wheels and dedicated woolie mitt and ez wheel brush
    Gyeon Q²M Bathe+ in bucket using a Carpro wool mitt for bodywork
    Karcher pressure wash rinse
    Gyeon Q²M Wet Coat spritz to each panel followed by pressure wash rinse
    Dry car using air blower (Dog Dryer from Amazon)
    Gyeon Q²M Glass with Smitten Mitten
    Meguires Ultimate Black for trim
    Meguires Endurance Gel for tyres

    Interior trim is cleaned with MadCow Mango Sauce
    Gyeon Q²M Glass with Smitten Mitten

    Twice a year I do a full decontamination using:
    Carpro Iron X
    Tardis bug & tar remover
    Bilt Hamber clay bar
    Meguires Professional Polish
    Das6 polish machine
    Meguires Ultimate Paste Wax
    Poorboys Pink wheel sealant

    Phew, think that’s all


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  14. Jimbobcook

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    Awesome! love seeing new stuff on here

    So you use an aqua coat type thing for your top up sealant, do you not top up the wax for 6 months till the big wash? I'm intrigued to see different techniques.
    Also how do you find cleaning the car with a blower? I've been looking at the Makita blower as I have the drills with the batteries already... I've seen you get some strange looks haha I wanted it for the mirrors, boot and back window when they drip constantly lol
     
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    To be honest the Bathe+ and the Wet Coat give great hydrophobic lasting properties, will see if it lasts for the next few washes until April (my 1st detox of the year)
    As for the air blower, I looked at the Air Blasters but couldn’t justify up to £400 when I was recommended the one on Amazon for £68 . It works great with 3 different nozzles and it has a heat function as well !!!! (plus a pet hair removal brush so I can fluff up the carpets into the bargain)
    Not had many strange looks yet as the neighbours think I’m daft pulling out all the gear each wash!!!


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  16. Sharpy

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    I was looking at the blowers but stumbled across dog hair driers and they are the same thing but loads cheaper! Lol.


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  17. bruceR

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    Yep, exactly what I’ve got


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  18. Sharpy

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    Nice. I’ll be getting one soon.


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  20. Jimbobcook

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    You got a link to what you got lol also how long does it take to dry a whole car?
     

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