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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by barneyrubble » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:21 am

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Had similar issues yesterday trying to do a Range Rover in the boiling sun. I found that by spending a good 10-15 minutes pressure washing the entire car a few times with cold water, it cooled the paintwork down enough to stop the Citrus PreWash flash drying, and ditto the snow foam which got put on much sooner than normal after pre washing. Kept re-applying the foam so it had several coats until the bottle was empty - seemed to do the job for me!
Thats pretty much what I ended up doing - my video I've just posted (http://www.babybmw.net/posting.php?mode ... 3&p=597570" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) was whilst I was cooling the car down. Still took ages - was 29 degrees down our way yesterday.
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:50 am

Great Thread! iv never used the two buckets wash method but i will from now on!

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by barneyrubble » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:00 am

Took mine to the BMW dealer last week and they bloody washed it - seemingly with a scouring pad..... b**tards
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:16 am

Where would you reccommend getting a sprayer bottle from?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:21 am

Ratcliffe33 wrote:Where would you reccommend getting a sprayer bottle from?
Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys do them in smaller 1lt ones, I use mostly a 2lt one from Wilkinsons as I tend to use more than most. Look in the Gardening section in all cases - usually around £4-£6 :-)

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Post by barneyrubble » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:22 am

Ratcliffe33 wrote:Where would you reccommend getting a sprayer bottle from?
Snowfoam or normal sprayer botle?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:23 am

barneyrubble wrote:Took mine to the BMW dealer last week and they bloody washed it - seemingly with a scouring pad..... b**tards
Bad times!! I have a laminated A4 notice that goes in the car for this very reason!!!

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Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:48 am

Snowfoam or normal sprayer botle?[/quote]
Just a normal one !
iv ordered one from amazon now !
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Post by roshambo » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:56 am

Ratcliffe33 wrote:Snowfoam or normal sprayer botle?
Just a normal one !
iv ordered one from amazon now ![/quote]

Linky Ryan? I'm looking for a standard sprayer for citrus pre wash :)
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Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:10 pm

Linky Ryan? I'm looking for a standard sprayer for citrus pre wash :)[/quote]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LFTYV0/r ... 71_TE_item" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; there you go :)
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Post by roshambo » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Thanks mate. Bargain :lol:


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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:25 pm

roshambo wrote:Thanks mate. Bargain :lol:


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Yeh better than some Detailing websites that sell them for £30?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:57 pm

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roshambo wrote:Thanks mate. Bargain :lol:


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Yeh better than some Detailing websites that sell them for £30?
Wow! That is a good price :-)

The more expensive ones are designed to have much stronger chemicals than VP Citrus in them, thats why these style pump sprayers are so much cheaper.

Wheel acid cleaners for example if you buy them in bulk, will eat plastic and rubber seals very quickly - so the expensive ones are fitted with chemical resistant parts to last longer

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Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Wow! That is a good price :-)

The more expensive ones are designed to have much stronger chemicals than VP Citrus in them, thats why these style pump sprayers are so much cheaper.

Wheel acid cleaners for example if you buy them in bulk, will eat plastic and rubber seals very quickly - so the expensive ones are fitted with chemical resistant parts to last longer[/quote]
Your just full of information !!!
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by superram » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Excellent write up there fella, look forward to the next instalment :thumbs:

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