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Old 17-06-2009   #16
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yh i do like the car alot more now.

i was supposed to clean her a few days ago, but never go round to it, i got another day off work tomorow so im gna get the missus to help me clean it lol.

im also gna be borrowing a machine polisher off my mate, her dad wont let me use his pads though, so i need to buy some of them, does any1 recommend any places i could get some from?

my plans are higher up on the page :P.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polishing/cat_2.html
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thanks for that mate, i'll look into buying some soon . i might even buy the machine polisher aswell lol.

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thanks for that mate, i'll look into buying some soon . i might even buy the machine polisher aswell lol.
Ha ye, my car needs a good machine polishing as well, there is only so much you can do by hand! but i just dont want to spend over 100 for a polisher!
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well tomorow im going to clean mine.

i can only do a certaing number of things to clean it though:

2 bucket method with turlewax shampoo
interior valet
clean windows
would use turtlewax alloy wheel cleaner but dont have alloys lol.
wax th car with turtlewax soft wax
back to black all black plastic trim.

thats all i can really do, i need to buy some sort of claying kit, AG quick detailer, some sort of polishing kit, snow foam and preasure washer....
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Ha ye, my car needs a good machine polishing as well, there is only so much you can do by hand! but i just dont want to spend over 100 for a polisher!
Your new sig looks great mate

OP, car looks good with colour coded bumpers
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well tomorow im going to clean mine.

i can only do a certaing number of things to clean it though:

2 bucket method with turlewax shampoo
interior valet
clean windows
would use turtlewax alloy wheel cleaner but dont have alloys lol.
wax th car with turtlewax soft wax
back to black all black plastic trim.

thats all i can really do, i need to buy some sort of claying kit, AG quick detailer, some sort of polishing kit, snow foam and preasure washer....
No offence mate but there is more you can do Turtle wax is cheap and crap IMO. I have a bilt hamber clay bar - very good.
To clean my car I use meguiars soft pink wash (cant remember exact name but it helps with waxing etc),
I then use the washing and drying as per this guide https://www.fiatforum.com/car-care/1...-your-car.html dodo juice time to dry is v good and i recommend a large drying towel, so much quicker than lathering!!
Then i use autoglym super resin polish, nice and easy to apply and take off with good results, and top it off with collinite 915 - great stuff!
It put a nice deep shine into my paintwork and it only needs applying once every 3 months.
Spent 3 hours cleaning today, which yes is probably quite sad as it started raining afterwards but the water beaded off very well annoying as well when i can see scratches and paint chips, i want a machine polisher! paintwork is in good condition for a 9 year old car though!
I just cannot stress the importance of using good quality products, as I have found out!
Sorry for the essay!

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Your new sig looks great mate
Cheers buddy, just chopped it together in a few minutes was taken outside my Dad's warehouse, makes for quite a nice background!

I am going to have a go at spraying my wing mirrors again tomorrow, me thinks, any tips?
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Cheers buddy, just chopped it together in a few minutes was taken outside my Dad's warehouse, makes for quite a nice background!

I am going to have a go at spraying my wing mirrors again tomorrow, me thinks, any tips?
Yeh I think that's what's nice about it. The pale background with the blue. really cool contrast.
I would head over to the guide section for that guide for tips on your wing mirrors.
What happened last time? I can poss give you a disgnosis on what went wrong.
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dont be sorry mate, it's actually helping me.

im quite new to actually cleaning a car properly, so i need all the info people can give.

so basically, turtlewax is crap? lol..

how much do you think all that stuff costs what you have said. i might go out tomorow morning to buy a few cleaning goodies .
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Yeh I think that's what's nice about it. The pale background with the blue. really cool contrast.
I would head over to the guide section for that guide for tips on your wing mirrors.
What happened last time? I can poss give you a disgnosis on what went wrong.
Ye I followed that guide,

Well firstly i made a mistake of using halfords colour code paint, crap match so wont be doing that in the future. Its just that the finish isnt as smooth as i like. the reflection is distortioned if you no what i mean, quite different from the finish on the car. I know i wont be able to match it, need professional jobby for that but i wont as close as i can get!
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dont be sorry mate, it's actually helping me.

im quite new to actually cleaning a car properly, so i need all the info people can give.

so basically, turtlewax is crap? lol..

how much do you think all that stuff costs what you have said. i might go out tomorow morning to buy a few cleaning goodies .
OK then im not sorry yes turtlewax is the 'cheap end' with not so good outcomes. It wont protect as well and the finish may not be as good

Well lets see, i have two draws full of car cleaning stuff probably spent well over 100 on bits and peices

The collinite stuff was 25 with 2 applicators and 3 microfibres. These are also very important for application and finishing/ polishing it off - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=260394848314

Dodo juice 6.95 - helps drying - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=260363307161

bilt hamber clay bar 10.95 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250403973152 removes tar etc

Meguiars car wash around 10 and autoglym SRP around 10 but i get deals at my local motorist store

For me i have found that that has worked out well, you may want to try other products, but im not spending any more money on car cleaning!!

www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/

Edit: check out the pics of my car for the shine i got! https://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sh...y.php?cat=2247

Also you will need some good back to black and tyre shine. Autoglym bumper care and Autoglym instant tyre dressing has worked well for me. You just have to work in the back to black well.
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i used halfords to match my colour, just gave them the code an they mixed the colour its a good match . it you have a rough sort off texture , use some rubing compund and just rub them down with it , gives them a smooth finish , then just give them another layer off lacuer and rub down again , then polish them up, i did this with mine and it gave a good finish.
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Ye I followed that guide,

Well firstly i made a mistake of using halfords colour code paint, crap match so wont be doing that in the future. Its just that the finish isnt as smooth as i like. the reflection is distortioned if you no what i mean, quite different from the finish on the car. I know i wont be able to match it, need professional jobby for that but i wont as close as i can get!
I pmed you so were not stealing the thread.
OP, what plans will be coming next then fella?
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i used halfords to match my colour, just gave them the code an they mixed the colour its a good match . it you have a rough sort off texture , use some rubing compund and just rub them down with it , gives them a smooth finish , then just give them another layer off lacuer and rub down again , then polish them up, i did this with mine and it gave a good finish.
Hmm may just be my paint but halfords are now a big

what's a good rubbing compound mate?

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I pmed you so were not stealing the thread.
OP, what plans will be coming next then fella?
As i was told, his future plans are at the beginning of the thread!
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thanks for the prices mate, i'm going to look in my local shops tomorow morning to see if i can buy some. if not, i'll have to buy from ebay and clean my car another day.

all my plans are on the first page. but if my new amp comes tomorow, i'm going to rewire the sound system as well as a clean, audio always comes first in my cars lol

look on the first page for my plans and tell me what you think .
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Hmm may just be my paint but halfords are now a big

what's a good rubbing compound mate?


G3 cutting compound. Cuts the top layer of paint. I'm buying some for my roof as my roof is almost pink! Then using collinite 915 all on the car when it gets here
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