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Ok here it is!!... another chance to see the 5th Gear clip on the guy that used the £6,000 tub of Canuba Wax from South America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkmZveqyU5E

....That is EXACTLY what I wanted to see!!!

Now... what products ... or similar (cheaper) ones can I buy that will get me the same results??

From cloths to the actual products?????
Start to End ... tell me please!!!


I recently moved house, so have no products or cloths at the moment, and as I've only had the car for just over 6 weeks... haven't had the need before.

The only thing I have is Gliptone Liquid Leather 1 x Cleaner & 1 x Conditioner.
Also have Simoniz Cockpit Cleaner, and Back to Black for Tyres.
Thats it.

What are the best (affordable) products?

I want to get my car into tip-top condition and keep it like that!

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Sid


This car wash would normally cost you £5,000!! :eek:

1. De-Greaser?
(Paul uses a Citrus Degreaser for lower half of vehicle, £55 for 5 litres)

2. Rinser?
(Paul uses water at 35 degrees, on a jet wash)

3. Shampoo?
(Paul uses a PH Neutral shampoo, £65 a bucket from America)

4. Rinsing (again)

5. Drying?
(Paul uses high tech microfibre blankets, no chamios leather)

6. Wheel Cleaner?
(Paul uses a special Wheel Gel, non-aciditic that doesn't corrode alloys, £75 for 5 litres ...uses a paint brush?!)

7. Clay?
(Paul uses a Clay Bar for a mirror finish, £20 a block, rubbing it straight onto the car whilst spraying water??)

8. Rubbing Compound?
(Paul uses an Ultra Spund Depth Gauge worth £3k, to determine how much paint he can rub off to get rid of the scratches... uses the Rubbing Compound via an electric swirler tool)

9. Prep for Wax?
(Paul uses something that is £35 a bottle with an applicator pad/cloth towel, then rubs it down with towels that are £16 for two towels)

10. Wax?
(Paul uses the £6k Canuba Wax, by hand all over the car ...lasts around 6 months)


Then ... what products and cloths for the INSIDE of the car???
What is ideal for:

11. Leather Seats?
(I've got Gliptone Liquid Leather 1 x Cleaner & 1 x Conditioner, what cloths do I use?)

12. Cockpit & dashboard

(again products and cloths?)

13. Windows?
(just nomal Windowlene?

14. Anything else?
(Apart from Vacuuming it!)


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cheers dave,:p

right the wax that guy uses is ok,
yeah you can eat it,but it tastews like week old snot and gives you the sh*ts,
works ok,you can use it on anything,but its so over priced for what it is,
megs,zimrol(sp?) and others do the same kinda stuff,for much much much much less,

i use meguiars as there the best i've found,and i've tryed most stuff,inc the stuff that guy uses,

1. De-Greaser?
never use it on paint work,only wheels and engines,and gunk is one of the best,

2. Rinser?
normal cold water is fine,raise off all the crap,

3. Shampoo?
gold class shampoo,if you have hard water,then use the hyper wash,as it has a water softern in it,

4. Rinsing (again)
again normal water,
5. Drying?
water drying magnet towel,gently gragged over the body to dry(washed after everyuseage)
sin shammy if really needed,

6. Wheel Cleaner?
hot rims,great cleaner,simple to use,
use it once,then wax the rims,stay cleaner that way,

7. Clay?
clay and quick deatiller,spray pannel with the deatiller,then work clay over pannel,

8. Rubbing Compound?
(hes there paying that money for a valet,it shouldnt need it more than once)
stage 1,or scratch-x

9. Prep for Wax?
stage 2,the polish,or number 7 which is hand glaze,

10. Wax?
right i use a few,
26 yellow pure Carnauba Wax,
Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax,(stage 3)
or nxt tech wax,(which can reduce fine scratchs..so the lable says)
all put on with foam app pads and removed with a mircofimber cloth,
then run over car with anit static duster,

Then ... what products and cloths for the INSIDE of the car???
What is ideal for:

11. Leather Seats?
gold class rich Leather aloe cleaner,really gets the dirt out,
gold class rich leather aloe conditioner,really shines and brings the life back,

12. Cockpit & dashboard
i use nxt tech protectant(vinal and rubber like care stuff)
or for a matt shine,bumper back to black gel,


13. Windows?
tesco glass cleaner,then rain-x,

14. Anything else?
carpet and interior cleaner,gets most kinda of crap off,

15. tyres,and trim.
endurance high gloss tyre shine Gel,
keeps tyres black and shiney,works great on door and window rubbers aswell,long lasting
appl with an old bit of sponge,

think thats it off hand...
as i've just done a quick ish clean....
 

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i was gonna say,bucket....1pound,

and cant see why you'd really need to degrease the body really,
clay it,
and the grease will just wash off as it will be sitting on top of wax anyway,
i wouldnt bother,but thats me,
 

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g3 has a hard cut on it,
something like 3m fast cut,which has only a light cut will do most cars,
i did astra dans mk3 with it,
had paint like sand paper....now its like glass,
 

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novacane said:
probably just get as good a result with g3 on an orbital buffer, then a good going over with meguires cleaner wax

That's exactly how I do mine. It's about all my car is worthlmao
 

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Just seen that a really good machine orbital buffer is the "Porter Cable 7424 Auto Polisher"

Available from USA:
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/pc-7424.html

And also the UK:
http://www.thepolishingcompany.com/portercablekit.html

Mike Warner's Review here:
http://www.migweb.co.uk/reviews/showproduct.php/product/13/cat/32

Anyone else use this ... or dare I say it, a better product??? :confused:

Mike, a few questions please:

Q1: What pads did you get?
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/sonussfxpads.html

Q2: Do you use yours at the lowest setting, 2.5k OPM (oscillations per minute)?
...to avoid the paint burning and making swirl marks, as highlighted by Rich in 'PolishedBliss' link???

Q3: Do you use for polishing and waxing, or just the polishing?
I plan on using a Carnuaba wax, applied by hand, and then I suppose dried by a microfibre or cotton towel... so would this machine be used for that, or just the polishing?
 

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to be honst,
a mop/buffer isnt really needed,
do it once and you shouldnt need it again,but like when i did astra dan's mk3s or byrons mk4 gsi,
do it once,then wax it,
next time wash andpolishand or wax it and you should be fine,

i think the Zymol stuff doesnt been polish cause the "cleaner" removes most of the crap off the paint,so will act as a polish aswell,
again have tryed it, found it drys quick and dusts quite a lot when cryed,
 
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