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Offline THiNK

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Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« on: 06 April 2008, 19:02 »
Guys,

I am looking at making a few purchases to ensure my car is nice and clean the next time i wash it.

At present I have a hosepipe, a power washer and thats it.

So what are your top 5 recommended purchases?

Thanks

CS
PS - The cars a MK4 Golf with standard alloys and Metallic Reflex Silver paintwork

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2008, 19:21 »
Poorboys Super Slick & Suds
Clearkote Vanilla Moose hand glaze
Collinite wax - think its 846 or you can go for 915
Megs Hot Rims wheel cleaner

i currently use Autoglym Super Resin Polish followed by Extra Gloss Protection but i think there are better products out there.

Also get some Sonus green clay bar and Megs Quik Detailer then

Wash
Clay
Rinse / Wash
Polish
Glaze
Seal
Wax
Admire  :cool:

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #2 on: 06 April 2008, 19:27 »
Poorboys Super Slick & Suds
Clearkote Vanilla Moose hand glaze
Collinite wax - think its 846 or you can go for 915
Megs Hot Rims wheel cleaner

i currently use Autoglym Super Resin Polish followed by Extra Gloss Protection but i think there are better products out there.

Also get some Sonus green clay bar and Megs Quik Detailer then

Wash
Clay
Rinse / Wash
Polish
Glaze
Seal
Wax
Admire  :cool:


You again  :drool:

Cool thanks - what about a polisher or is elbow grease good enough?

CS

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #3 on: 06 April 2008, 19:32 »

hmmm.... top 5 - blimey that's a hard one!

well if you have a power washer then how about a yummy snow foam gun and some foam?

1 - http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=188&osCsid=boqm45atqur4aaa6q25jnr9856

but you'll need a mitt

2 - http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=21_60_61&products_id=143

car shampoop
this stuff is the boll0cks 3 - http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=57&products_id=421

waffle weave to dry with 4 - http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=64&products_id=374

and... erm... god last one... (this is hard!)... errr....

a nice hard durable wax... 5 - http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=66&products_id=402

ok.. so I cheated a bit by including a kit... but hey... poetic licence!   :grin:

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #4 on: 06 April 2008, 19:36 »


Cool thanks - what about a polisher or is elbow grease good enough?

CS

are you looking to do any paintwork correction or just be lazy?  :grin:

decent polisher will cost you in the region of £140 so depends on how deep your pockets are?

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #5 on: 07 April 2008, 08:33 »


Cool thanks - what about a polisher or is elbow grease good enough?

CS
are you looking to do any paintwork correction or just be lazy?  :grin:

Lazy :P

Paintwork is pretty spot on other than 2 tiny bits.

CS

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #6 on: 07 April 2008, 17:47 »
So is this clay stuff good then? Am i expecting it to remove all those annoying black marks at the bottom of th car?

Anything else i should be looking to get?

Thanks,

CS

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Re: Car Cleaning - Basic Kit Needed
« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2008, 12:55 »
OK So i have just purchased this lot :

Sonus Green - Ultra Fine Clay refill
Clearkote Vanilla Moose Wax Hand Glaze
Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish
Collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance
Foam Wax Applicator

I did find an AutoGlym kit at home the misses got me for Christmas unopened so that can fill in the gaps to my kit :)

CS