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Offline Booth11

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1750 on: 14 May 2018, 22:01 »
is the stool so you can reach the middle of the roof?

For washing/drying the roof, no, I can just reach normally, just.  Use it for reaching roof when waxing though to buff off.  The stool is use for wheel work.  Saves my ageing knees! 
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1751 on: 16 May 2018, 20:06 »
I managed to fail to resist the Swissvax microfibre from Amazon mentioned a few posts back, thanks for the link.

I enjoyed the "first wash after a good waxing" experience on my GTI at the weekend.  I believe that you end up doing the same amount of work whether you wax the car (and make subsequent washes easier) or don't bother and have to put more effort into regular washing.

Or I'm in denial about the creeping malaise that is the detailing affliction.  I haven't become so obsessed that I don't take the car out in the rain, as I feel that any crud which sticks to the car will be easy to remove, and the car usually looks presentable.  My Honda S2000 which I sold last year was black, and although it spent most of its life under a cover (we had a semi-tame fox which liked to curl up and sleep on it, the low bonnet proving less of an obstacle to a snooze on a nice warm bonnet or comfy soft top than any of the SUV's which have begun to proliferate around these (and most other) parts).  But I still spent far too much time cleaning it, and far too little time driving it. 

A black car is a lifetime commitment, and I secretly admire the dedication of the stalwarts who persist and produce such stunning results on black paintwork. Other dark colours are available which take up a disproportionate amount of work and commitment to keep clean.

Keep up the good work, and carry on finding and recommending products that work.

Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1752 on: 17 May 2018, 13:57 »
I managed to fail to resist the Swissvax microfibre from Amazon mentioned a few posts back, thanks for the link.

I enjoyed the "first wash after a good waxing" experience on my GTI at the weekend.  I believe that you end up doing the same amount of work whether you wax the car (and make subsequent washes easier) or don't bother and have to put more effort into regular washing.

Or I'm in denial about the creeping malaise that is the detailing affliction.  I haven't become so obsessed that I don't take the car out in the rain, as I feel that any crud which sticks to the car will be easy to remove, and the car usually looks presentable.  My Honda S2000 which I sold last year was black, and although it spent most of its life under a cover (we had a semi-tame fox which liked to curl up and sleep on it, the low bonnet proving less of an obstacle to a snooze on a nice warm bonnet or comfy soft top than any of the SUV's which have begun to proliferate around these (and most other) parts).  But I still spent far too much time cleaning it, and far too little time driving it. 

A black car is a lifetime commitment, and I secretly admire the dedication of the stalwarts who persist and produce such stunning results on black paintwork. Other dark colours are available which take up a disproportionate amount of work and commitment to keep clean.

Keep up the good work, and carry on finding and recommending products that work.

Black is stunning when clean but unfortunately they stay that way for about 30 minutes! Indium Grey is pretty good for staying clean, as is white surprisingly.

I've found mine to be very easy as I did the hard work when I got it and once properly sealed the weekly or fortnightly wash is very straight forward and relatively quick.
Mk7.5 GTI 5dr DSG in Indium Grey