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PostSubject: detailing   Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:26 am

i know sort of how to detail my car, basic stuff bt can anyone post up how to do it properly, the right stuff to use, not brands but what polishes and so on, bt clay bars and what sort of cloths pads etc.... i think this would help me and some others out for the summer? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:04 am

cmon help a brother out, i nw sum of u are detail whores
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:11 am

i use a small paint brush to brush the dust from the heater grills and i jack my car up when i am washing it so i can pressure all the dirt from underneath
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:14 am

toidy keep em comin lol
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:08 am

Step 1: Wait until it rains - this will get off all the loose dust and grit.
Step 2: Find a puddle, and drive through it at speed - this will clean your arches, and if the puddle is big enough, clean the side of your car aswel.
Step 3: Take a photo




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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Start off by going over the car with a pressure washer if you have one, rinse all the road grime off completely and make sure you go under the wheelarches and sills. Once you've done that, wash the car down using the 2 bucket method, and with a wash mitt if you have one. (one bucket is for using on the car, the other is to rinse the sponge/mitt), go over the whole car starting from the top and work your way down. Then you want to concentrate on getting the windows and alloys clean, after this, rinse the whole car off, (don't need a pressure washer for that). Once its rinsed, use a clay bar on it, start by taking a small piece of clay (not much bigger than a £2 coin), and using a spray or lube, use longditudional strokes of the clay, making sure you keep the panel being worked on wet. After you have used the clay bar, you can then dry the vehicle off with a towel (only ever use microfibre). Then you can begin polishing, start in circular motions and finish in straight motions, use one towel, or an applicator pad for applying, and another to remove, once you have been over the whole car, you can wax it. You can apply wax by hand, or with another applicator pad, put it on in very fine layers, bearly visible to the naked eye, then pull off any exess wax with another cloth. That will sort your outside for you, and go here for more info> http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:13 am

see thats the stuff i was after, nice one dude, couple of weeks and ill start doing this, pointless in this weather!!
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:27 am

Isnt this what car washes are for? Failing that, little brothers...
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:41 am

hell no i love detailing my car, gives u a sence of pride afterwards, i dont like others washing my car lol
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:06 am

love my matt paint...spray some water at it, bit of a scrub and rince and im done!
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:19 am

Lucasdemoley wrote:
Isnt this what car washes are for? Failing that, little brothers...

not when u want a glass style finish it aint




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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:55 pm

Quite right asbo, take pride in your ride and DIY.
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:23 pm

Had another good look on the subject and I found there is a kit available by serious performance (can't remember the web address but google serious performance detailing and that should sort you out) thst do a kit for £50 and its contains everything you will want to start off with and is rated pretty highly. The general list of things gor a beginners collection according to detailing world is a shampoo, polish, wash mitt (asda and b&q do good value cheap ones), mictofibre towels, alloy wheel cleaner, glass cleaner and alloy wheel brushes. That should be enough to start you off, but it will be a slippery downhill slope from there when you fancy trying out new products.
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:25 am

Gjh that was a reLly good explanation to detailing it's the exact method that I use and it works very well and It should help alot of people on here out .
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:58 am

While were on the subject - anyone got any good tips for the interior?




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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:44 am

put your roof down mick...sorted

i normally wash the car down, hose off, 2bucket method then good quality soap

then, ill pop a wiper blade off, and use that to get rid of the excess water, while the slight bits left on the car are drying, ill wipe all the door shuts and shit

then ill go over with a autoglym super resin polish wait 20 mins then buff off and finish with a soft dodo juice wax applied by hand Cool again, left for 20 mins and buffed off

i dont really clay everytime,just once when i first get the car, and i give it a good detarring aswell, then every few washes ill clay and de tar it

if u want a painfree way off tar removal then use a carb cleaner, spray on and watch the deposits just run down the body, wipe em as soon as u see them starting to run tho Razz

thats all folks
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:56 am

So I pull the roof down, and hose the interior down right?




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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:14 am

yeah, make sure u finish up with a good layer of polish and wax on the cloth aswell, makes them nice and white
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:30 pm

Interior wise I like to remove the seats to give them a proper clea, but it can be a hassle with pre tensioners etc, a good rough brush is good for pulling dirt out of carpet, and a small soft brush is also handy for doing things like dash vents. Hope that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: detailing   Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:24 am

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