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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Harvey321 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:54 pm

sorry wasnt very clear, when it gets dirty again in a week or 2?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Dan116i » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:03 pm

If you use car shampoo with warm water, does it clean better? Like washing the dishes?

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:21 pm

Dan116i wrote:If you use car shampoo with warm water, does it clean better? Like washing the dishes?

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Warm water soaks caked on dirt better - yes in the same way as dishes ;-)

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:22 pm

Harvey321 wrote:sorry wasnt very clear, when it gets dirty again in a week or 2?
Depends on how dirty and what you plan on doing to the car. If you plan on touching the cars bodywork with a mitt during the wash, I'd absolutely give it all the PreWash and soaking before hand.. :-)

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Harvey321 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:38 pm

Would I have to polish and wax it again though?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:39 pm

Harvey321 wrote:Would I have to polish and wax it again though?
Nope - the polish and wax you apply should last you anywhere from 2-5 months , dependant on what you applied, so watch for the wax failing (lack of water sheeting / lack of beading after a wash) and apply a fresh coat :-)

Other than that, wash as little or as much as you want :-)

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Post by Harvey321 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:56 pm

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Harvey321 wrote:Would I have to polish and wax it again though?
Nope - the polish and wax you apply should last you anywhere from 2-5 months , dependant on what you applied, so watch for the wax failing (lack of water sheeting / lack of beading after a wash) and apply a fresh coat :-)

Other than that, wash as little or as much as you want :-)
cheers mate for clearing that up, used my snow foam for the first tie today, didnt work quite aswell as id hoped. didnt really make a difference to the dirt and didnt stick to the car. im thinking i didnt leave it long enough and it too diluted
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Quikrex » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:26 pm

what about drying? any preference on drying cloths?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:37 pm

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Harvey321 wrote:Would I have to polish and wax it again though?
Nope - the polish and wax you apply should last you anywhere from 2-5 months , dependant on what you applied, so watch for the wax failing (lack of water sheeting / lack of beading after a wash) and apply a fresh coat :-)

Other than that, wash as little or as much as you want :-)
cheers mate for clearing that up, used my snow foam for the first tie today, didnt work quite aswell as id hoped. didnt really make a difference to the dirt and didnt stick to the car. im thinking i didnt leave it long enough and it too diluted
What foam lance are you using? The standard ones that come with pressure washers? Or the specific snow foam lances?

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Quikrex wrote:what about drying? any preference on drying cloths?
I've got 3 sets I use -

Kent Yellow drying towels (actually very good!)

Blue / red ones you see everywhere (BOGOF at Monza Car Care)

And these awesome ones:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-a ... _1297.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They are superb! Soft, thick and great to use. Sometimes they hold too much water though!

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Quikrex » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:28 pm

Blackroc wrote:
Quikrex wrote:what about drying? any preference on drying cloths?
I've got 3 sets I use -

Kent Yellow drying towels (actually very good!)

Blue / red ones you see everywhere (BOGOF at Monza Car Care)

And these awesome ones:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-a ... _1297.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They are superb! Soft, thick and great to use. Sometimes they hold too much water though!
Cheers :D
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Harvey321 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:14 am

It's a specific foam lance pretty much the same as the one shown in your how to
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Quikrex » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:16 pm

Was looking for any recommended electric applicators for waxes?
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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Blackroc » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:39 pm

Quikrex wrote:Was looking for any recommended electric applicators for waxes?
It's not something (electric ones) that gets used - mainly because applying wax is very difficult using a polisher due to the product nature.

Sealants and cleansing polish is much easier to apply with them, and ultimately I'd use a proper DA rather than an electric buffer for the job.

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Re: Washing Your Car Safetly

Post by Quikrex » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Blackroc wrote:
Quikrex wrote:Was looking for any recommended electric applicators for waxes?
It's not something (electric ones) that gets used - mainly because applying wax is very difficult using a polisher due to the product nature.

Sealants and cleansing polish is much easier to apply with them, and ultimately I'd use a proper DA rather than an electric buffer for the job.
Cheers thought I was on the right track with good old manual labour :D
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