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Old 01-28-2002, 22:34   #1 (permalink)
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Question Cleaning methods

Hi all,

In reference to my previous post, I'm after some recommendations for good quality cleaning combinations to bring out that 'brilliant' white colour (hmmm, brings up the old chestnut, is white a colour?) and reflections.

I generally take about an hour or 2 to clean my car, that's not with anything special but is with good stuff. Have used Maguirs in the past, but there are so many types these days.

Also after suggestions on polish / wax , what is the best bang for the elbow-grease?

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Re: Cleaning methods

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Hi all,

In reference to my previous post, I'm after some recommendations for good quality cleaning combinations to bring out that 'brilliant' white colour (hmmm, brings up the old chestnut, is white a colour?) and reflections.

I generally take about an hour or 2 to clean my car, that's not with anything special but is with good stuff. Have used Maguirs in the past, but there are so many types these days.

Also after suggestions on polish / wax , what is the best bang for the elbow-grease?

Simon....
I use Meguiars Hi-Tech Yellow wax on the ute, it seem to last quite well, and use either Mothers Gold class wash or Meguiars Soft wash gel, and the cloth for washing is part of an old ugg boot. Biggest problem with the Navy blue is getting out swirl marks.
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I use Meguiars Hi-Tech Yellow wax on the ute, it seem to last quite well, and use either Mothers Gold class wash or Meguiars Soft wash gel, and the cloth for washing is part of an old ugg boot. Biggest problem with the Navy blue is getting out swirl marks.
Please note the ugg boot was not mine:s5
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Hi all,

In reference to my previous post, I'm after some recommendations for good quality cleaning combinations to bring out that 'brilliant' white colour (hmmm, brings up the old chestnut, is white a colour?) and reflections.

Simon....
I used to be a car detailer for Nissan(please forgive me) so I got to use a few different brands, but I am now an avid supporter of Meguiars.
For the once a week wash I use their Softwash Gel, with a natural wool mitt. The mitt is great for preventing the fine scratches so long as you rinse it thoroughly after use & dont drop it on the ground(picks up grit).
I use the Meguiars Step 1, 2, 3 for polishing/waxing
Step 1 = Paint Cleaner
Step 2 = Polish
Step 3 = Wax

I do all three steps once or twice a year & just the wax every couple of months.

If you put the effort in, your car will repay you in the long run.

Have fun polishing

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ps - always polish manually, I dont care what anybody says, machine polishing is for lazy, uncaring car haters!
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I'm with EL XR6 nothing but Meguiars,

hard spots with scratch X, put on with sponge, off with toweling
wash with soft wash gel,
Seal with Deep Crystal wet look
Natural shine protectant for the inside
Between washes I use Quick detailer
Wheels with their mag cleaner

The only thing that I use that isn't Meguiars is VIP's tire magic. This lasts for ages even though I'm sure the Missus goes out of her way to get the car dirty.
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meguiars is the go or if you want to spend the dollars Zaino brothers.
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One word - Meguiars!

Check the Showroom for my thread and all will be revealed :s6:
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One word - Meguiars!

Check the Showroom for my thread and all will be revealed :s6:

After looking at your photos, if I didn't use Meguiars before, then I'd certainly be going out tomorrow and buying them (after it stops raining of course)
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One word - Meguiars!

Check the Showroom for my thread and all will be revealed :s6:
Yep I agree its the only stuff thats ever touched my Falcon
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meguiars is the go or if you want to spend the dollars Zaino brothers.
Yeah ive just ordered some Zaino, should be here anyday as I just paid Customs a large some of money :dead: :crazy1:
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