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Peter9588
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What's your detailing method?

Post by Peter9588 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 pm

Hi all,

I'm curious to know everyone's full detail step by step method?

Ideally from traffic film remover application through to polish and sealant?

If people could list the products they use at each stage that would be even better!!

Thanks in advance,
Pete
M135i, 64 plate, MG, Auto, Sunroof, Pro Nav, Electric Heated seats, Harman Kardon

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What's your detailing method?

Post by Jonw246 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:58 pm

Tfr - autosmart hazsafe
Tar and glue - autosmart tardis
Wheel cleaner - angelwax bilberry
Shampoo - chemical guys stripper suds
Wash mitt - dodo juice wooly mitt
Polish - menzerna compounds by machine
Or if by hand dodo juice lime prime
Wax - angelwax enigma or dodo juice supernatural
Quick detailer - angelwax ceramic detailer
Glass polish - autoglym glass polish
Rain repellent- angelwax h2go
Clay mitt - g3 clay mitt
Glaze - poor boys black hole or white diamond
Tyre shine - meguires gel

Order of use
Tfr
Jetwash
Wash wheels & jetwash off
Wash car & jetwash off
Tar and glue, wipe, jetwash off residue
Wash car & jetwash off
Clay mitt & jetwash off
Dry
Polish (compound or lime prime)
If polished by machine then wipe down with panel wipe after then straight to wax
If by hand then possibly a glaze
Wax
Clean glass, rain repellent on outside glass


If just a quick wash,
Tfr
Wheels
Body
Dry
Quick detailer



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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by Jonw246 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 pm

This is after a quick wash at the weekend

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by rtorbs » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:14 am

Iron x
Rinse
G techniq APC
Rinse
Valet Pro wheel cleaner
Rinse
G techniq Snow foam
Rinse
2 bucket wash with g techniq shampoo
Rinse
Micro fibre dry
G techniq QD
Meguiars endurance tyre gel.


All done in a couple of hours.

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by Wheato120d » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Snowfoam - tdg/mynt
Wheels - tdg blueberry wheel
Wash - depends how I'm feeling
Dry - klin duo
Pre wax - crp or tdg
Wax - too many ha depends what I'm going for
Polishes - csp 1-5 Image

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by Monkeyjm22 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Jonw246 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 pm
This is after a quick wash at the weekend

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Car looks superb, is that with the supernatural? How do you rate it?

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by jimBabyBMW » Sat May 19, 2018 7:43 pm

What I do:

Wheel stuff on wheels and calipers
Nilfisk jetwash foam with some red stuff
Nilfisk high pressure rinse
2 bucket wash
Nilfisk high pressure rinse
Chamois dry off
Turtle Wax
Buff

That said, I did some clay bar as it felt a bit rough last time I cleaned it and it did the job.

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by Dan_Mol » Sun May 20, 2018 6:09 pm

A full detail would be;

Wash wheels - Bilberry and AF wheel woolies
Pre wash - AF Citrus power
Rinse
Snow foam - AF avalanche / ODK Artic
Rinse
Two bucket wash - AF lather
Rinse with open ended hose
Dry with drying towel
AS Tardis on any tar spots
Clay
Depending on condition, machine polish with various cutting pads / compounds.
Polish via machine with polishing pad
Glaze with finishing pad
Seal with a wax usually AF Spirit or ODK Lunacy
Clean glass
Dress trim / plastics
Polish exhaust tips
Seal wheels
Dress tyres
Leave 24hrs and apply another coat of wax

Stand back and admire!
BMW 135i

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Re: What's your detailing method?

Post by Ezzra » Sun May 20, 2018 6:37 pm

My detailing method is extremely simple. I phone my detailer. He comes and does it. Repeat :D
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