Washing Your Car Safetly

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Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by HughesD03 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:25 pm

I've just bought some Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam, Autobrite Banana Gloss and a Lamb's wool mit and have to admit they're fantastic.

I now have a very shiney M140i
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Post by D6EML » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:16 pm

HughesD03 wrote:I've just bought some Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam, Autobrite Banana Gloss and a Lamb's wool mit and have to admit they're fantastic.

I now have a very shiney M140i
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Mineral grey looks great when clean Iv got to say

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Trundle » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:06 pm

This is a great topic, ive always had a bit of a fear of polishing and waxing old cars due to fear of messing it up! Now ive got the BMW I want to try and get the paint looking great. Its obviously been washed with sponges in the past, so I've picked up a few bits on recommendation from this forum to see if it makes a difference, critically the lambswool mitt and some of the autobrite bits.
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by RBS Bob » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:09 pm

No harm done polishing and waxing old paint.

Just ask my 24 year old Pug.

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by golfer » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:32 pm

RBS Bob wrote:No harm done polishing and waxing old paint.

Just ask my 24 year old Pug.

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by HughesD03 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Not a big fan of the Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam I recently bought. Went to use it yesterday and it had pretty much solidified. I'm assuming it's because of the cold weather.


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Post by RBS Bob » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm

HughesD03 wrote:Not a big fan of the Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam I recently bought. Went to use it yesterday and it had pretty much solidified. I'm assuming it's because of the cold weather.


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Bring it into the warm and shake it.
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:55 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
HughesD03 wrote:Not a big fan of the Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam I recently bought. Went to use it yesterday and it had pretty much solidified. I'm assuming it's because of the cold weather.


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Bring it into the warm and shake it.
^ this

It's well known ValetPro foams do this. They are perfectly fine once warmed up again


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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Flat out » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:04 pm

Blackroc wrote:
RBS Bob wrote:
HughesD03 wrote:Not a big fan of the Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam I recently bought. Went to use it yesterday and it had pretty much solidified. I'm assuming it's because of the cold weather.


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Bring it into the warm and shake it.
^ this

It's well known ValetPro foams do this. They are perfectly fine once warmed up again


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Yep same happened to mine so kept it in the house for the Last week and it sorted itself , it was back to normal on Sunday
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