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Re: Quick guide to cleaning car seats (cloth)

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Polish underneath/before sealant

Polishing ontop of a sealant will only remove it.

Ahh, useful info that, saves abit of embaressment
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Thats what i thought Brushing a car didnt make sense when im pampering it!

I'm doing the 2 buckets / a few noodled mits + micro fibers, and some basic turtlewax shampoo im using up, some AG Wheel Cleaner but i still need to get a brush to do it properly, then ive got some Meguiars applicator pads for the AG Ultra Deep Shine, and some AG Fast Glass for the glass, and some Carplan Wet Look for the tyres i picked up cheap.

Currently im looking for:

1# Brush for the alloy wheels, on the cheap.
2# Pressure Washer in the not too distant future, will probably costco it.
3# And also thinking RainX for the windscreen.
4# Some form of decent sealant for a solid base to the paint i can put on so i know the paints protected long-term (and polish on top whenever I get free time.)
#1

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=669

(i paid 2.50 for the same one but still a reasonable price)

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Go onto Flea bay and type in AQUAPEL to the search bar

#4 super resin polish then extra gloss protection (if your on a budget) carstuff is on buy 3 pay for 2 at halfords at the moment
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#1

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=669

(i paid 2.50 for the same one but still a reasonable price)

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Go onto Flea bay and type in AQUAPEL to the search bar

#4 super resin polish then extra gloss protection (if your on a budget) carstuff is on buy 3 pay for 2 at halfords at the moment
Nicely done, shall get one of those brushs.

I think i saw Aquapel in Costco alittle while ago, the pictures look familiar but didnt pay much attention to it (didnt have a new car at the time), is that relatively safe/easy to use or is it likely to end up smearing if not done just right, or worse likely to super-glue itself in blobs or anything? I always try my best, but after playing with AG Glass Polish I've realised its impossible to get buffed it all off etc.

Edit: watched a youtube video of applying Aquapel, looks safe enough, not sure what "papertowel" they used though, never seen one that doesnt break into pieces and leaf white fluff/bits all over the window!

3 for 2 at halfords, shall head down there n get some bits then
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Re: Quick guide to cleaning car seats (cloth)

Kitchen roll to buff it off i just use a microfibre cloth normally for most cleaning

trick with AG glass polish is to use it sparingly on a foam pad you do not need a lot of it
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Kitchen roll to buff it off i just use a microfibre cloth normally for most cleaning

trick with AG glass polish is to use it sparingly on a foam pad you do not need a lot of it

Yeah that could of been my problem, alittle too much / applying it with wrong thing.

I'll use the pads next time, i like microfibre... though i found unless it was esspecially wet the microfibre seemed to grip/pull abit on the body work so i wasnt sure if i should use it as a general cloth unless the car was especially wet.... might of been because there was no polish at the time i tried it though.

I can certainly use a microfibre on the glass though shall order some of that Aquapel tonight!
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It all depends on the microfibres you buy some will cause micro marring (fine scratches) and others wont..

simple check is to take a blank CD-r disc and give it a buff with the cloths you will soon see if they are going to cause any damage
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It all depends on the microfibres you buy some will cause micro marring (fine scratches) and others wont..

simple check is to take a blank CD-r disc and give it a buff with the cloths you will soon see if they are going to cause any damage
good idea, just watch me microfibre my windows 7 backup by accident :P
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Re: Quick guide to cleaning car seats (cloth)

If you have a steam cleaner in the house it can do a fantastic job of cleaning all the cloth and plastic interior in the car. I use mine with a solution of Tesco Daisy APC and a microfibre cloth to remove the dirt after steaming (the steam just brings it right to the surface). The benefits of steaming rather than wet vac are that it dries much quicker, kills any bacteria, and gets in to all the crevices. Also gives dash plastics a nice factory look. But makes your windows very steamed up (which will prob happen as the seats dry after cleaning with the wet vac anyway)
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Re: Quick guide to cleaning car seats (cloth)

Hiya mate, just wondering, which of the two vacs did you use?

Was looking at the blue one and there are some bad reviews on amazon :S

Just a bit confused as to what is required aswell. Is it just one wet and dry hoover or do i need solutions aswell

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I used to have a blue one and it was excellent, only reason I don't have it now is the ex got it when we broke up
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Re: Quick guide to cleaning car seats (cloth)

right okay, glad you said that as its the cheapest one iv seen.

So did you just use the soultion that comes with it?

Any idea if it will do a goob job with grande punto seats? More specifically around the sides where the material is harder and tougher
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