Hand car wash, North London

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Hand car wash, North London

Post by Peter9588 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good hand car wash who will look after my beloved m135i?

Thanks,
Peter
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by tweeky » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:09 pm

DIY that's the only way it will get the TLC it deserves.
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by deanw » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 pm

+1 for DIY.

I just started doing this as was sick of hand wash places missing bits and having light scratches. Some of them have really powerful pressure washers as well. Took the colour of my dust caps lol

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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by Peter9588 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 pm

I've never got great results doin it myself, mainly struggle with water marks.

Does anyone have any step by step guides or tips they could share?
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by AndytheGreek » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 pm

Enfield. Windmill Hill
Not too bad there if you want someone to do it.
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by stevesurrey » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:47 am

Peter9588 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 pm
I've never got great results doin it myself, mainly struggle with water marks.

Does anyone have any step by step guides or tips they could share?
Plenty of advice in the Detailing section

http://www.babybmw.net/viewforum.php?f=33
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by Tiggstar1 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:22 am

Hollywood bowl

I always take my cars there, I'm one of the ones that hate washing a car n cba.

They do a good job n I'm quite fussy n always go around the car with them after Incase they missed a spot
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by neilmcl » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 am

stevesurrey wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:47 am
Peter9588 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 pm
I've never got great results doin it myself, mainly struggle with water marks.

Does anyone have any step by step guides or tips they could share?
Plenty of advice in the Detailing section

http://www.babybmw.net/viewforum.php?f=33
And on the forums at http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php

TBH, I didn't think London's water would be that hard but my quick advice would be to rinse/sheet off with an open hose then apply a quick detailer. If the water is really hard and always leaving deposits one of the best products to treat it with after a wash is Koch Chemie FSE.
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by Lead79 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:42 am

Peter9588 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 pm
I've never got great results doin it myself, mainly struggle with water marks.

Does anyone have any step by step guides or tips they could share?
The Car Cleaning Guru has some great tips:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjVBS ... sEhjaBG01A
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Re: Hand car wash, North London

Post by blueBMW118D » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Any car wash places in SW London?? my block of flats has a rubble driveway so it does not get the love deserves, to make matters worse I have plenty of foxes running up my car -__-

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