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Cleaning and polishing in the summer

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by Capra, May 17, 2019.

  1. rorywquin

    rorywquin Senior Member

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    Drying .....I recently purchased a water filter and it is the dog's!
     
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    Why would your Dog need a water filter ? They drink out of puddles don't they ? :D
     
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    rorywquin Senior Member

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    If it was upto my wife, the dog would drink filtered / bottled water.....She says Poochon, I say mongrel......:). However I jest as I am also very fond of our dog.
     
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    Snow foam the dog , then wash with filtered water :D
     
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    There would be a big long thread about pampered pets excesses.
     
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    Cleaning in the what - did you say Summer . cleaned my car more in April than i did in - Flaming June - the weather is a joke.
     
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    30 minutes Vincente???? For all of them???? When I'm in full on detailing mode it takes me over an hour to do each wheel.

    1. Remove.
    2. Wash.
    3. Dry.
    4. Touch in any chips.
    5. Polish.
    6. Reseal.
    7. Refit.
    8. Apply Autoglym tyre dressing .

    It has also been known for me to wash the calipers properly when the wheels are off. :D:D:D
     
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    I hear you Jimbo, I didn’t factor in the Removal bit, I only do that on the odd occasion for repainting callipers :D
     
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    Last job after all the washing is done and instead of drying the car.......otherwise it is waste of filtered water.
     
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    A water filter is cheaper however :

    Have you ever tried to put one of these up?

    I had one (a really good quality) and my son has a cheaper unit which gets used every summer. It can be done by one person but is not an easy job (or quick) on both the expensive and cheap models. Also as mentioned - watch out for a gust of wind........so by the time you have:

    Dragged the bag out of storage
    Opened the frame,
    Attached the lower legs
    Put in the roof bracing (better quality units do not need this)
    Pulled the roof over and attached it (I'm pretty sure that it cannot be stored with the roof on as it will not fold down enough to go into the bag)
    Dragged out the sandbags..
    Anchored the whole thing down.........
    ........need I say more:)

    The plastic on those Amazon units is very brittle and breaks easily (son has had two replacements) and if you buy a good one, it is about twice the weight of the Amazon unit.
     
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    They can be a pita on your own, great way of getting your steps up though as you’re constantly going round it moving a bit more of it out to expand it without stressing the joints.

    Lost mine over the fence to the neighbours awhile ago. Thought it was dead but got it back and it survived with no damage.
     
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