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Old 11-01-2017, 05:45 PM
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Sorry...that probably is a bit advanced . Enjoy the basic wash with a mit .
It's ok. Think I'll start with the basics!
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:52 PM
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It's ok. Think I'll start with the basics!
Save the clay bar and fallout decontamination for next years xmas presents
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:57 PM
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It's ok. Think I'll start with the basics!
I washed my lorry today, used cold water in a bucket, a sponge then hosed it off. Windowlened the glass, hoovered the inside and then used the dash board cleaner from the pound store......That's basic.

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:10 PM
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Tend to do a two bucket wash with a mitten post a hose down, cannot believe the amount of muck is held in the wash bucket.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:32 PM
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Tend to do a two bucket wash with a mitten post a hose down, cannot believe the amount of muck is held in the wash bucket.
I think that's what I'm going to go for too. With the addition of a detailer and wheel clean. Has to be a something that isn't too much of a faff else I'll never do it!

The products linked to in one of the earlier posts look pretty good so need to decide what to buy.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:14 AM
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Right - ordered some shampoo, detailer, wheel cleaner, cloths, mitt to start with.

Just run a hose over the car to get the road dirt off and although its not clean, most of the dirt is off and the water is beading nicely so it seems it has some decent protection on it already. If so, that will make my job easier to keep it clean.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:21 PM
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Foam lance http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin...prod_1296.html
Foam http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_500.html
Wash http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin...prod_1251.html
Wash http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_345.html
Dry http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microf.../prod_154.html
Clay http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...t/prod_83.html
Polish http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/pre-wa.../prod_742.html
Polish http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/access...r/prod_89.html
Polish http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microf.../prod_436.html
Finish http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index....&productId=471
Glass http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interi.../prod_809.html
Leather http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/zaino/.../prod_472.html
Smells http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/air-fr.../prod_539.html
Wheels http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_480.html
Wheels http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine.../prod_726.html
Wheels http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_197.html
Tyres http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_103.html
Tyres http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_340.html
Yug, I can see where I'll be taking my cars to get them properly cleaned in the future!
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:23 PM
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Right - ordered some shampoo, detailer, wheel cleaner, cloths, mitt to start with.

Just run a hose over the car to get the road dirt off and although its not clean, most of the dirt is off and the water is beading nicely so it seems it has some decent protection on it already. If so, that will make my job easier to keep it clean.
You CANNOT beat Costco's microfiber cloths. 14 for 50. They're A3 sized, thick and superb quality. Next time you need some, if you're not a member or don't have a store nearby, let me know, I can get some for you and stick them in the post.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:27 PM
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You CANNOT beat Costco's microfiber cloths. 14 for 50. They're A3 sized, thick and superb quality. Next time you need some, if you're not a member or don't have a store nearby, let me know, I can get some for you and stick them in the post.
I second that ...bourght some about 8 years ago still got 40+ of them , they are really well made .
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:34 PM
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You CANNOT beat Costco's microfiber cloths. 14 for 50. They're A3 sized, thick and superb quality. Next time you need some, if you're not a member or don't have a store nearby, let me know, I can get some for you and stick them in the post.
That is very kind of you. Will take you up on that I reckon. We have a store nearish but I'm not a member. Will see if the Mrs is going with a friend anytime soon.

I had a couple of new (small) ones in a cupboard so just bought a large one for now for the main drying. Was planning on using the small ones for applying the detailer.

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