Anyone else enthusiastically interested in detailing and cleaning their cars?

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Anyone else enthusiastically interested in detailing and cleaning their cars?

Post by Bunford » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:05 pm

I've just recently started to up my game. I had got lazy and started using the ARC car washes every few weeks, but am now starting to take care of my car properly again.

About 2 weeks ago I gave my car its first proper full on wash in ages. I've since gave it 2 maintenance washes and it's still looking bashing, glossy and wet!

Just wondered if there were others here interested in the detailing and cleaning side of owning a nice car, what products and routines you use, and whether there are any recommendations on products etc?
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Upgraded to M Sport LCI interior and exterior, engine remap and backbox delete with custom twin sport exhaust installed

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Re: Anyone else enthusiastically interested in detailing and cleaning their cars?

Post by Giggs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:02 am

I love keeping my car clean, I've recently used the demon brand and I love it, a few people have suggested autoglym but I'm unsure it will make a huge difference. How do you brave the cold and wash your car?
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Re: Anyone else enthusiastically interested in detailing and cleaning their cars?

Post by Bunford » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm

I live in a first floor flat with no outside electric or hose, so have limited options. I tend to give it the more full wash when at my parents. That full wash includes the below, but also an initial degreasing clean, plus fater wash stages I use a Farecla G3 Clay Mitt, AutoGlym Super Resin Polish, AutoGlym Extra Gloss sealant and a Farecla G3 Super Gloss Paste Wax, plus internal thorough clean.

My maintenance wash tends to be:

1. Use a pressure bottle to spray water over car.

2. Use a pressure bottle to spray CarPlan Demon Snow Foam an leave for 5bto 10 minutes before rinsing off.

3. Spray Wonder Wheels on all my wheels.

4. Use AutoGlym Body Shampoo Conditioner and microfibre dreadlocks type glove to wash car.

5. Use a pressure bottle to rinse the entire car and wheels.

6. Use microfibre towels to dry car.

7. Spray car with Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax and rub in before buffing off.

8. Wash all windows with Rain Glass Cleaner and then use the RainX concentrate on windscreen.

9. Use CarPlan Tire Slik on all tyres.

Seems to leave my car washed and gives it a nice, glossy and wet look.
2005 BMW E87 118D Sport in Black Sapphire

Upgraded to M Sport LCI interior and exterior, engine remap and backbox delete with custom twin sport exhaust installed

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