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PostSubject: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 1:36

I don't think my car has ever been detailed,it's 8 years old and I'd love to see the final product after its been done but can't afford to get it done professionaly (need funds for NBO) so was wondering what products I will need to do it myself,cheap as possible that will still leave a good finish,It will also be my first time at detailing aswell and not using a machine polisher as I don't have 1,plus I don't trust meself with 1 lol
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 7:48

You do right John, you can really make a mess of your car with an MP if you dont know what you are doing, stay well clear of them and get a pro to do the job. Correcting a bad job could be very expensive indeed.

You dont have to go crazy, stick to the recognised brands, Halfords range is good enough for most folks - Autoglym, Turtle Wax, Meguiars etc and you cant go far wrong. Poorboys is actually my product of choice, but you cant get it everywhere. Plenty of tips and "how to's" on YouTube.

You'll want a good wash shampoo, a wheel cleaner, a glass cleaner and some kind of interior shine product, plus a polish and a wax. Get a good wash mit (lambswool etc), some microfibre clothes and a big drying towel - you might also want to buy a good quality wheel brush. Dont buy sponges they are the devils work. If the car is particularly covered you might also want to consider a clay bar.

Dunno if youve got a pressure washer, you could consider a snow foam lance which is what I use. Great for getting heavy grime off the car without you actually attacking it from the off, just apply the foam and let it do its work for a few minutes before you wash it off.

Whatever you decide on, just take your time. If the car hasnt really been touched before you'll need to be patient.

In the future you may want to consider getting Lian & John to do the car (Razzle Dazzle), they do an amazing job for not a bank breaking amount of money, but I doubt you'll get hold of them this week Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 7:56

john walls wrote:
I don't think my car has ever been detailed,it's 8 years old and I'd love to see the final product after its been done but can't afford to get it done professionaly (need funds for NBO) so was wondering what products I will need to do it myself,cheap as possible that will still leave a good finish,It will also be my first time at detailing aswell and not using a machine polisher as I don't have 1,plus I don't trust meself with 1 lol
When you say detailed, what exactly do you mean, just a wash and polish or interior and engine bay, do you want to wax it or polish it or both, then there's the wheels and tyres you can clean the wheels and then seal them or just clean them and leave them after that, as for the tyres do you want to blacken the side walls or not, does the car have tar spots or is the paint work already very smooth and clean, all these questions need to be answered to decide how far you want to go and what products you will need
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 7:58

Agree Steve, judging by the (need funds for NBO) comment I was pointing him towards a good wash job more than anything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 8:03

He was as we agreed booked in for saturday keith but im guessing by this post he doesnt want it doing.would of been nice if you could of let us know.but no worry john spot already filled now Very Happy

Meguires also offer a good range of detailing products john.a good wash and polish or wax.and some tyre silk or foam & some glass cleaner and im sure youre car will look the part
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 8:06

A white Blob deserves some love. Rare as rocking horse shit.
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 8:09

kgt wrote:
A white Blob deserves some love. Rare as rocking horse shit.
Yeah white cars that dont get much love are usually coverd in tar to.so some tar remover would come in handy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 9:39

lian&johnsti wrote:
He was as we agreed booked in for saturday keith but im guessing by this post he doesnt want it doing.would of been nice if you could of let us know.but no worry john spot already filled now Very Happy

Meguires also offer a good range of detailing products john.a good wash and polish or wax.and some tyre silk or foam & some glass cleaner and im sure youre car will look the part
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was about to ask if that spot was still empty lol damn it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 13:05

Sorry lian it totally slipped my mind,forgot all about it (apologies)
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 13:07

Got a 101 things goin on in me life right now (heads in the shed)
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 18:21

we will try out hardest dave to get you in but cant promise anything will be in touch Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 18:40

I use autoglem polish I love the finish
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PostSubject: Re: Detailing products   Tue 25 Jun - 22:38

To detail a car you really need to understand what your doing,

To polish a car its fairly sensible/basic to do, a machine polisher can be dangerous if your not sure on the operation, plenty water and product and its cushty,
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