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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #460 on: 25 March 2016, 21:04 »
Car had a treat today for getting 3/4 of the way to 100k  :laugh: Full inside and out clean, looking much better!



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #461 on: 25 March 2016, 21:26 »
Looking really good there seabrook, lovely job! :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #462 on: 25 March 2016, 21:38 »
I had a bit of a nightmare claying my car today. A combination of the sun beating down and dodo juice 'born slippy' was making a right old mess. I think the clay mitt is the way forward. I believe you use one Rebecca, how do u find it?

I love clay mitts and the are perfect for new cars.  For a used car or a car that's not been flayed ever, or for a while, a traditional clay bar may be required, but for a new or looked after car, a clay mitt is the way forward.

Have a read of this thread kalimon. It relates to the WoWo clay mitt which is what I would recommend.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=276259.0
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #463 on: 25 March 2016, 21:38 »
Car had a treat today for getting 3/4 of the way to 100k  :laugh: Full inside and out clean, looking much better!




You've excelled yourself Dan.  A stunner.  :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #464 on: 26 March 2016, 18:15 »
Well, yesterday. Posted some photos of a funny shaped Golf here.
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=276899.0
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #465 on: 27 March 2016, 18:41 »
excuse my ignorance but whats this disconnecting the hose from pressure washer all about?

Two main reasons.  After washing the car, the final rinse should be done with an open ended hose rather than a spray (jet washer or hose spray head).  So you need to disconnect the hose from the pressure washer, and remove the stop connecter (if using one) to get a non spray flow of water from the hose.

The reasons the final rinse should be with an open ended hose is, working from the top of the car down, open ended rinsing allows the water to 'sheet' off the car, thus reducing the amount of standing water left on the car so that

1) less water to dry of with a MF towel - which reduces the need for towel contact and,

2) less standing water reduces the risk of water spots forming. 

Water spots not an issue if you have very soft water or use a water filter attached to your hose (as I do) but for those in hard water areas without a filter, if there is a lot of water left on the car after the rinse, water spots can form very quickly, (quicker than you can get round with a drying towel) especially if the car is in the sun, and they can be very, very difficult to remove, sometimes having to be polished out with a DA.  Using a spray-on rinse aid at the final rinse can help, but the best way to leave the minimum water on the car is an open ended hose rinse.  A final rinse with a spray or pressure washer lance leaves lots of water droplets on the car, each one a potential future water spot!  There are products to remove water spots such as CarPro Eraser but their effectiveness is questionable so best to avoid getting water spots in the first place.

Equally important - less standing water on the car after rinsing equals less towel drying which means less 'contact' with the paintwork, so less risk of swirls and marring.

That's the full on  OCD reason that disconnecting the hose from the PW is important.  Bet you wish you'd never asked.  :grin:

Great response! Appreciate you taking the time to write it!

Now you've said it, of course it makes perfect sense. I must admit I rinse with the pressure washer after each step i.e. soap the roof, then rinse, soap pillars and glass, then rinse etc.. working my way down to lowest points. I then usually rinse the entire car again at the end. Not sure if it needs to be done so much but I do it for the exact reason you describe - to avoid water sitting and leaving spots! I guess I'll switch up my method a bit and go for the open ended rinse!

Thanks again!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #466 on: 28 March 2016, 16:43 »
Well after some idiot woman put a dent and chip on the rear door this morning, I consoled myself by cleaning it!



















Then I had to go out and it started pouring down so now it looks like this again.  :cry:







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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #467 on: 28 March 2016, 17:08 »
Dave, your thing about making an attachment to save you turning off the tap may sound ridiculous, but I have been meaning to do the exact same thing! Great minds obviously think alike :whistle:
Every second counts :laugh:

here's what I made...



Simple but a good time-saver!

Many thanks for this great tip Dave.  I found one of those little connectors to click into the stop connector in my shed and voila!  Instant open ended hose without having to turn the tap off or tread on the hosepipe.  Cheers for that tip.  :smiley:



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #468 on: 31 March 2016, 15:34 »
Took my wheels off today and cleaned them with Bilberry wheel cleaner, gave them a thorough dry off and applied a coat of C2v3.
They cleaned really easily due to having only done 250 miles since new :grin:
Gave the brake calipers a clean and polish while I was at it.
Ran out of time so will apply Achem tyre finish at the weekend :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #469 on: 31 March 2016, 21:54 »
I have the pleasure of a black mk5 GTi this weekend, which has already been washed. Wheels have come up pretty well and the paint actually feels pretty tidy too so tomorrow night will be clay, then polish Saturday. The main party will be trim dressing, interior and under the bonnet needs a good clean.

Pics/vid to follow.

Cheers

Neil