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What do you use to wash and wax your cars?

HI there,

what do people use to wash and wax their cars?

And what's you recipe for a good finish?

Very interested in knowing what people use....

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I use Mothers products. Also instead of a brush, I use clean hand towels, which i will use 2-3 of per wash.

For a dry off, I usually head for the moorway and a 20km cruise to air dry - you get no marks or water runs at all. Also another excuse to run the car.

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I use Meguiars for everything except the wheels. For them I use VIP Car Care Tyre Magic. It's not water based like a lot of others so it lasts longer.


To wash the car, instead of a sponge I recommend either the Meguiar lambs wool mit or even better, the Enjo car mit. The Enjo mit is pricey, but it's worth the money for the job it does.


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To avoid posting another novel in reply let me just use one word -

Meguiars .

In terms of the recipe there is not much substitute for hard work.
Although as I've gotten' older I have introduced the odd labour saving device like a low speed buffer.
Washing is a weekly task as a minimum and evey fourth week it gets a bit more thorough go and every 12th week a mini detail. Not only stops it getting on top of you but also allows me to pick up potential problems early.

Annually it gets a visit to the local panel shop for a tidy up of the little stone chips and other unavoidable nasties.

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most importantly i always use water for washing, but meguairs
is the best stuff to mix with it!!!
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i have been using eale one wet look wash and polish.

a lot of people here use meguires...i dont know why eguires is better. i dont know if there is some secret dangerous thing in the eagle one, but i like the look of the finish.

gets washed about every two weeks, and polished every 2 - 3 months, depending.

You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.

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foe me its always been TURTLE, both wash n wax & polish, although now I can get OPAL products (the stuff that detailers use) as I buy direct from them for all the other detailing stuff...
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BOTCH uses meguirs wash (pink stuff) and a wooly glove ($10 from big W) to wash cars and then buff with 3M machine cutting compound (with machine for major job, or hand if touch up)
and finish off with 3M hand glaze......the 3M stuff is expensive (approx $70 for 1litre per bottle) but lasts for ages and gives an absolute killer shine!
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