Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by SamM140 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:47 pm

I have to do it all outside too hence I’ve not been able to apply a ceramic coating.

Dodo Juice supernatural is on my list to try. The Purple Haze was I used to use was dead easy to apply / remove and lasted well. I used it in a white car which made it dead easy to see where you’d been.
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by G90 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:08 pm

Yeah it's gets annoying, especially when it rains or a bird shits on it mid process. :(
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Post by SamM140 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:57 am

Bird crap is try bain of my life. We have loads of swifts where we live in the summer and my drive appears to be under their main flight path to fields etc so my car gets shat on loads in the summer.
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by Nyxeris » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:02 am

Have you tried their Diamond White? Supposed to be as good for white cars as Purple Haze is for black.

Ended up giving my car it’s winter coat a couple of weeks ago using Megs ultimate liquid wax instead of the usual Purple Haze purely because it’s so easy to apply/remove in the face of limited time. Haven’t had a chance to wash her since, it’s bothering me far more than it probably should :lol:
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by SamM140 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:02 pm

Nyxeris wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:02 am
Have you tried their Diamond White? Supposed to be as good for white cars as Purple Haze is for black.

Ended up giving my car it’s winter coat a couple of weeks ago using Megs ultimate liquid wax instead of the usual Purple Haze purely because it’s so easy to apply/remove in the face of limited time. Haven’t had a chance to wash her since, it’s bothering me far more than it probably should :lol:
I’ve not tried it no.

The dark wax on a white car made it bloody east to see which bits you’d waxed. Supernatural is definitely on the list next because the Driftwax whilst long lasting is a big to remove especially when layering up.
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by SamM140 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:15 pm

Had a proper play with my new tots today...

Soaked the car in citrus prewash for a bit before breaking out the snow foam.

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It did a great job at getting into all of the nooks where dirt collects / builds up. I gave it a quick dry before attacking it with Car Pro TriX which does the job of both Iron X and Tar X. There was a lot of contamination including some very stubborn tar sports.

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This was followed by another snow foam / wash with soap. What was left of the old wax was gone by now judging by the way the water sitting on the car. I had intended to use QTechniq Panel Wipe but I was conscious of time so I had to skip this step.

First coat of wax applied...

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Glass polished, tyres dressed and second coat of wax applied. Interior vac’d, wiped over with an interior detailer and the leather cleaned.

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This should see me through until the spring when I can really get stuck into it with a clay bar and machine polisher.
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by G90 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19 pm

Nice mate. White cars are pretty satisfying to clean.
Makes me want to sort my car but it's been about -5c all day. Joys 👍
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by SamM140 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:59 am

G90 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Nice mate. White cars are pretty satisfying to clean.
Makes me want to sort my car but it's been about -5c all day. Joys 👍
Yeah it’s no fun cleaning when it gets too cold. I remember on one of my old cars we’d just come out of a cold spell and it was filthy so I thought I’d tackle it. It was still so bloody cold that the water that hit the drive turned to ice pretty quickly and the wheel arches were full of icicles!
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Re: Car Cleaning - What products do you use?

Post by G90 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 pm

Sounds rough,it's no fun at all. I'm still stuck with a frost that won't shift.
I'm jealous of every clean car i see at the moment haha
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