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Old 31-05-2009   #31
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

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meh. do you use clay on all the car bodywork? basically plan to follow your plan but without the snofoam as i dont have. want car looking shiney for Stanford hall
yeah i use it all over, and then do my wheels afterwards if i can be arsed/ they need it
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

Thanks to Tris for this basic guide! Was nice to have it REALLY clean at Stanford! Will give it a quick wash later this week, hope the extra gloss protection sealant will survive!

p.s. tips for rinsing the car in a hard water area?

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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

The Bravo was looking great on Sunday

I'm in a hard water area and tbh, i just rinse it off and dry it as i say above.

you can get anal and use purified/ filtered water like VXRMarc etc, but its just not worth it imo!
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

I have an off-shot with it's own downpipe... I'm thinking I could always install a waterbutt to catch rain water?
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trouble with that is rainwater is not generally clean after it has been in in gutters/ downpipes (if this is what you mean by off shot)? I once accidently filled my screenwash up with rainwater out of the butt and it left disgusting marks all over the car/ windscreen when i used it!
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True true..

Another option is to use the water out of our condensing tumble dryer.. just need to develop a better way of filtering out all the fluff. Currently use it to mix with screenwash and it works pretty well.
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

Hey guys - thought this would be a good place to ask seeing as you seem like car-wash experts

I've got some Auto-bahm - have only used it once so far (apply, then buff off) - How often should it be put on? Considering I usually wash the car every 1-2 weeks depending on time/weather. Should I be putting anything on top after buffing it off?

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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

should last a good couple of months really, when you re-wash do you use a quick detailer when drying or not?
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

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Hey guys - thought this would be a good place to ask seeing as you seem like car-wash experts

I've got some Auto-bahm - have only used it once so far (apply, then buff off) - How often should it be put on? Considering I usually wash the car every 1-2 weeks depending on time/weather. Should I be putting anything on top after buffing it off?

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agree with Tris...last approx 3 months..or do it when it stops beading/sheeting or you just want an improvement in looks tbh

a QD would help for the in between ones something like CG speed wipe(nice smell btw) also works well as a drying aid so does to jobs nicely....smells like strawberries btw...
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

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should last a good couple of months really, when you re-wash do you use a quick detailer when drying or not?
No detailer, just a waffle cloth

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agree with Tris...last approx 3 months..or do it when it stops beading/sheeting or you just want an improvement in looks tbh

a QD would help for the in between ones something like CG speed wipe(nice smell btw) also works well as a drying aid so does to jobs nicely....smells like strawberries btw...
QD?
So wash/dry car, then use something CG speed wipe?
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

Quick Detailer dear....CG Speed Wipe as a drying aid with the CG Speed Wipe, i.e pushes some of the water away and therefore easier to dry..., you can also use it between to remove some problems and plus it does provide and slight level of protection with a small amount of carnuaba wax....http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail.../prod_180.html
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You can't beat last touch for the smell *inset drooling smiley*
yeah, it smells like coconut!

I think it attracts insects to my car though!
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Re: Basic Guide: How to Clean your Car

kinda had this occ. with mine although mine go for my Megs #7 loads of oils hahaha, one nearly went in the bottle stupid thing...
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