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PostSubject: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 11:45

Well I Thought i had better moderate myself, stop taking threads Off Topic & help T out by starting a thread where we can get all her recommendations

Hope you dont mind hun Hug - I no your a very busy lady & i/sure the others will use it.

I will pull your previous recommendations togther & leave you to add to it/recommend where is the cheapest/best place to purchase etc

BEST WEBSITES FOR MOST OF THE BELOW RECCOMENDATIONS


www.cleanyourcar.co.uk
http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?pageStyle=H&idCategory=28
www.i4detailing.co.uk (local business with premises local)
www.elitecarcare.co.uk
www.detailedobsession.com
www.polishedbliss.co.uk
www.chemicalguysuk.com


EXCELLENT DODO ALTERNATIVE SUPPLIER - http://www.detailed2perfection.co.uk/ or http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/detailed2perfection__W0QQ_armrsZ1


Just remember :

1) Wheel & wheel arches (I tend to do them both togther start with wheel arches & then wash wheels)
2) Prewash/snowfoam
3) Wash & rinse
4) Clay
5) Wash/Final hose Rinse no attachments/free flowing
6) Dry
7)Polish
8)Glaze
9)Seal
10)Pre Wax Cleanser - R222 etc then Lime Prime
11)Wax
12) Windows,Trims etc



Here's a really handy guide to go with the above -

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/generalImg/guide.gif



Lets start the ball rowling with


Carpet Arches


No point in using the Tardis on the carpet as it wont work effectively

Ive found the Chemical guys orange degreaser & a touch of snow foam works a treat.





I advise using a Pressure Washer instead of a hose due to the force of the water against the dirt and get an underbody lance and you can do the top of the wheel arches with ease ...BE WARNED they are very powerful - I had one of these but happywith just a normal pressure washer.

During the winter use wet the arches first then spray, Aggitate with the vikan brush & then rinse. Summer use you can do on dry arches.

Then i find every few washes a spritz of Chemical Guys v7 helps keep the the dirt off/remove it easier





Wheels are next Rolling Eyes Very Happy


Well all depends on how dirty they are and whether you have protected them before ?

Lets start from scratch clean them properly and protect them

Briefly rinse the alloys to get them wet Wink

1)Spray Alloy Wheel with :
Chemical Guys - Blue rim and wheel cleaner - allow to stand for 2-3 mins



If the Alloy is really caked then break out the :

Chemical Guys Diablo Gel :



(WARNING THIS IS VERY STRONG so use sparingly !! but very effective Very Happy )

2) Brushed up and in With :

EZ Detail brush


SwissWax Detailing brushes (for all those nooks & craines part round wheel bolts etc)






The foamier the better

3) Rinse with Pressure Washer VERY well ensuring that you get all the product off !

4)OPTIONAL IF YOU DO AT THIS STAGE OR WHEN YOU DO THE WHOLE CAR - Clay any remaining baked on really stubborn brake dust bits off - to ensure the surface is smooth and clean of any contaminants

5) Rinse with Pressure Washer

OPTIONAL IF YOU DO THIS NEXT OR WHEN YOUVE COMPLETED THE WHOLE CAR & DEPENDS IF ITS HOT!!
6) Dry off with a soft thick slush Microfibre cloth - and ensure very dry no dribbles or will spoil next step

7) Apply Chemical Guys WHEEL GUARD WHEEL WAX SEALANT with microfibre pad - Apply Wheel Guard liberally - better protection - allow it to haze


8) Buff with soft, microfiber cloth. ( apply two coats to wheels when applying wheel guard for the first time for added protection )

9) Seal with Chemical Guys JETseal109 :


Pour a small amount onto applicator or microfiber pad and apply to Alloy Wheel in a thin, even coat. Jetseal109 will bond with clean paintsurfaces within 15 minutes. Once removed allow 20 min. time and apply a second layer to assure even coverage.

10) - finally) Dress the tyres with

Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel and a tyre dressing applicator pad :

: Key is initial application then you just top up


Best way to do the initial application is to get a spray bottle half alcohol half water and rub down all exterior plastics really well so they are clean and set a good undercoat. then use a foam or microfibre applicator pad to apply the gel - i find the microfibre best as you get and even spread and buff to a shine and it will then dry quickly. its important to clean the area well for the for the initial application (with the alcohol) as it will make it last ALOT longer and then you can just keep topping up when you need to onto of the base coat of gel .Good thing about Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel is that it is water repelant, beads very well, lasts months not days and it doesnt catch all the horrid grime and dust etc like other products

Before :



After :


(pics aren't great but you get the idea)

you can alter the level of shinyness by the amount you put on :

little blobs = matt black look
Medium thickness lines = matt - wet look
thick amounts = wet and slick

can also be used on tyres and is safe !! hydrates the tyre wall







DONE ! Smile

It may seem lengthy but once this whole process is done the protection is spot on then you will simply just just the Chemical Guys Premium Blue Wheel and Tyre Cleaner aggitate with the ez brush and Swissvax brushes and rinse ! Then once the protection wears off repeat

The Blue rim can be diluted 50/50 for more cost effective use & even bought in gallon containers for me more cost savings -
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/valeting-and-bulk/chemical-guys-premium-blue-wheel-cleaner-gallon-/prod_931.html




[center]Then pre wash - Snow foam


DO THIS ON A COMPLETLY DRY CAR - NO NEED TO DO A PRE-RINSE OTHERWISE THIS MAKES THE SNOW FOAM WATTERY - UNLESS CAR IS FILTHY ie winter driving THEN SOMETIMES HELPS TO LOOSEN DIRT!


Im yet to try as need to use my espuma supplies up first but i have it on very good sources that this is the next best snow foam as vert eliniantes the need for the shampoo stage.

Autosmart actimousse xls

ACTIVE XLS
Advanced cleaning for all vehicles. It’s ingenious “Bi-ionic” formulation, balances clean, foam and shine to give an unbeatable performance. Concentrated to provide the best value clean in it’s price range and designed to enable you to get the best out of any cleaning equipment.


This was my fav


Espuma Activo Hi-Foaming Snow Foam

Starting at: £8.17


Espuma Activo the ultimate snow foam as used by the professionals and in the trade for the perfect snow foam results. thick rich cleaning foam allowing longer dwell time on the surface of the vehicle. Non caustic, non wax stripping, easy rinse for a streak free finish. Prefect for the obsessive car detalier, available in 5lts & 25lts. The 25lts is more cost effective if you use on reg bases & after intial trial!




http://www.espumadirect.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35


]Alternative - Not so foamy though

Description
High Foaming, Non-Contact Pre-Wash Cleaner From Bilt-Hamber.
AutoEXPRESS magazine - 4 Stars!

Bilt-Hamber Auto-Foam is a premium quality, foaming pre-wash treatment, designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo. Auto-foam is gentle and designed to be used with all pressure washer foam lances.

Features & Benefits:

•Auto-Foam will "panel dwell" for approx 5 - 8 minutes
•Formulated specifically to offer maximum wetting
•Easy to rinse off
•Wax-friendly
•Tough on soil & grime - gentle to paint
•Non-caustic & biodegradable
Auto-Foam’s bubbles will systematically burst and move around, encouraging the soaking and cleansing agents to start working. Road grime is lifted from painted surfaces thereby minimising harm caused by swirling and marking during subsequent washing.

NOTE: Auto-Foam is only recommended for use with pressure washers and is not suitable for use with foam guns such as the Gilmour.

Size: 5L


Another alternative to snow foam lance as my waxamono one only lasted a yr of weekly use.


We have searched long and hard for the very best quality foam lance on the market and in this new Heavy Duty Foam Lance we really believe we have found it.

Constructed from a solid brass body it oozes quality which feels satisfyingly solid. Even the extension pipe is made from zinc and fits directly onto a Karcher pressure washer like any other attachment.

The nozzle can be adjusted for the pattern of foam delivered and the valve on the top regulates the chemical dilution rate.

Using this foam lance combined with a suitable shampoo and ideally snow foam it is possible to produce a very thick layer of foam which clings to the surface of the vehicle encapsulating, softening and removing dirt making the wash process much safer and more efficient (and fun!)

Max Pressure: 200 bar
Max Temp: 60°C

We stock a wide range of adaptors for most pressure washers on the market. Simply match the adaptor below to the coupling on your pressure washer and select from the options drop down and we'll send the right foam lance to match your machine.


http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html



Autobrite Heavy Duty Snow Foam Lance


Autobrite Direct are pleased to offer our outstanding Autobrite Snow Foam Lance that has totally changed the way you wash your car these days to reduce the 'Swirling Effect' when washing your car with the old sponge method. Our Snow Foam lance is proven to be one of the most popular and essential wash tools on the market today with over 1000's of customers using the foam lance and keeping there car looking great ,and also holding the value of the cars by keeping the paintwork in top condition. All over the world The Autobrite-Direct foam lance is being used everyday from washing your cars at the weekends to the professional Detailers of today.

Our Autobrite Heavy Duty Foam lance attaches directly to your pressure washer gun. Used as a Pre-Wash Tool, it mixes with our Autobrite Direct Super Snow Foam and with water flow to create a thick foam which clings to the vehicle. Softening and lifting dirt and grit from the vehicles surface the foam is then removed with either a pressure washer or hose.

This process eliminates a majority of the harmful dirt and grit that causes swirls on the paintwork during cleaning.

Key Features as follows;

New Heavy Duty Design, ideal for enthusiast or professional use.
Quality design and fittings provide excellent durablility for everyday usage.
Maximum Pressure 160 Bar.
Max Temp 60 Degrees
1/4" Female inlet with 40MM Stainless Steel Extension Bar

Variable, adjustable Spray Nozzle for accurate mixing and foam generation.
Fully Adjustable dilution with setting dial.
1 litre container bottle
Complete with your choice of connector (Karcher,Alto,Lavor,M22,Bosch and Karcher HDS Fix Fitting)
All of our connectors are made of quality brass to ensure quality fitment and Karcher fitments are made of quality hard wearing plastic.
Directions

Pour in the desired amount of snow foam into the bottle (usually depends on how thick u use it - it is intended to run off the car & not jst sit there!!!! Normally with the espuma approx half should do one car & full should do 2) I normally dont bother adding water as it gets mixed with the water from the pressure water & normally add a couple of squirts of Chemical guys maxi suds to ade the snow foam.

The width of the spray can be adjusted by turning the end nozzle. The wider the spray angle the more coverage on the car you will get. The strength of the mix can be adjusted by turning the top dial. To add more water to the mix turn the dial to the plus (+) symbol. For a stronger mix turn the dial to the minus (-) symbol.



http://shop.autobritedirect.co.uk/autobrite-heavy-duty-snow-foam-lance-various-connections-305-p.asp

You just need to buy the right connecter for your pressure washer make/lance make Very Happy

Be sure to ... when you have finished using the lance to empty the contents of the bottle fill will warm water and re-connect it to the pressure washer and blast / clean out the lance until no suds project from the lance as you don't want it drying and clogging up - needs to be done everytime you use it no matter what prodcts you put in it


Lets go onto bodywork Shampoo's Next Very Happy - ONLY NEED IVE BEEN TOLD IF YOU DONT USE AUTOSMART SNOW FOAM



Ok ....... Very Happy


Traffic Light System : Red, Amber, Green


Caked in Cr*p - Salt, Tar, Road Grime etc



Red/Amber -



Chemical Guys - Citrus Wash & Gloss -




The Best Naturally derived Citrus Hyper Shampoo and Gloss Enhancer.....EVER.

Dilutes 1 to 4000 the highest concentration of premium wash soap in the world.

(1 Cap Full) mixes with 5 gallons of water delivering the finest premium clean surface that shines.

Citrus Based High-Performance total auto wash & gloss formulated to simply be the best wash& gloss at any price. A citrus base, hyper-concentrated Wash+Gloss is the ultimate surface prep paintwork cleanser, shampoo and gloss enhancer in one. This 100% surface friendly biodegradable formula out performs hazardous solvent shampoos and surface cleaners. Fast penetrating citrus aided lubricating foam lifts and holds soil in suspension for easy scratch free rinsing. Ultra hyper concentrated citrus extracts break down dirt and grime while lubricating surfaces allowing debris to be gently rinsed off. Naturally derived Citrus extracts are formulated with the finest cleaning and glossing agents available today to deliver a 100% pure Citrus Cleaner free of artificial thickeners, colors or additives delivering the cleanest, streak free high gloss finish.

citruswash+gloss:
•dilutes 5ml products (1 cap full) with 3 785.41178 ml ( 5 gallons water)
•the slickest citrus based wash formulated to
outshine most waxes.•
Citrus Based High-Performance total auto wash & gloss


formulated to simply be the best wash& gloss at any price.


citrus base, hyper-concentrated wash+gloss is the ultimate surface prep paintwork cleanser,


shampoo and gloss enhancer in one.


100% surface friendly biodegradable formula out performs hazardous solvent shampoos and surface cleaners.


Fast penetrating citrus aided lubricating foam lifts and holds soil in suspension for easy scratch free rinsing.


Ultra hyper concentrated citrus extracts break down dirt and grime while lubricating surfaces allowing debris to be gently rinsed off.


Naturally derived Citrus extracts are formulated with the finest cleaning and glossing agents available today to deliver a 100% pure Citrus Cleaner free of artificial thickeners, colors or additives delivering the cleanest, streak free high gloss finish.


1 CAP FULL mixes with 4-5 gallons of water for superior wash and extreme gloss.( Do not mix more, it's simply not needed)


A one gallon container will wash over 300 vehicles.

NOTE: This product is Extremely Concentrated . All Chemical Guys Natural Hyper Concentrated products have massive dilution ratios. Citrus Wash & Gloss needs to be diluted 1 cap product with 4-5 gallons of water. The extreme high suds and superior high gloss shine is maximized at the correct dilution ratio.


Green - Lighlty soiled or freshly polished/Sealed


Glossworkz-AUTO WASH Gloss Booster and Paintwork Cleanser





Preserving your autos finish while enhancing the shine is made easy with GlossWorkz. The first Gloss booster auto bath.

In order to prevent the oxidation process, and maintain a perfect finish, gentle and regular cleansing is necessary. Glossworkz pH neutral auto cleans brings new light to paintwork finishes maximizing shine to any surface. Glossworkz is not a soap it is a highly lubricating cleanser. Biodegradable, non-toxic environmentally responsible and free of harsh detergents, Glossworks is brilliant.

An organically derived alternative to traditional strong soaps and detergent strippers. The first ever paint cleanser with the chemistry of a gloss enhancer. Give your paint, waxes and sealants the maximum level of shine while extending their durability with every wash. Safe to use on freshly waxed or sealed paint.


If you want more gloss after washing this shampoo is an absolute must have! Just wash your vehicle like normal and you will be stunned by the amount of gloss it adds.


Pour in only one ounce of the Glossworkz shampoo per 4 - 5 gallons of water in your bucket and begin washing. The pH neutral shampoo will help safely remove dirt, dust and all kinds of road grime. It will not remove the coating of sealant or wax from the surface but it will enhance their appearance. It boosts the appearance and protection of any sealant or wax. If you have any kind of protection or no protection at all you will notice the added gloss on the surface. It's totally safe to use on your entire vehicle and you'll love how slick it feels when you use it. This is the perfect maintenance wash product in between full details. Get more gloss with just with the Chemical Guys Glossworkz shampoo!
• Maximizes high gloss shine
• Extends the protection of your sealant or wax
• Depth & shine enhancer for paint
• pH balanced
• Biodegradable, detergent free
• Non-toxic paintwork cleanser
•1 cap mixes with 5 gallons of water


Directions for use:
1. Extremely concentrated diluted 1 to 640 with water.
2. Mix Cap Full with 4-5 gallons of water for a superior cleans.
3. Always wash vehicle when the surface is cool.
4. Rinse the vehicle with water to remove loose grit and surface dirt.
5. Start washing from the top down and rinse the car often.
6. Frequent rinsing is important if you are washing on a warm day.
7. Do not allow the water to dry on your paint.
8.Use a final rinse of free-flowing water (nozzle off the hose) allowing water to sheet off.



Drying

Ok .... Drying Smile

Now the key here is location and tools

1) Avoid washing a car in direct sunlight - will dry very quickly and leave stubborn water marks
2) Buy CR*P and you will end up with lint fibres, smear marks and water marks all over your vehicle

Ok after the car is hosed down and all washing and claying (bath time) etc has been carried out you want to make sure it is bone dry for the polish, waxing, sealing and protecting.

Option 1 - ( quick and 99% no steak finish)

Ok first way is the quickest and best in my opinion takes 3-5 mins if that !! and that is an electric car dyer. There not cheap at £200 but get into all the knocks & crannies at towel cant get & prove after you think youve got dry wih a towel you hvanet Wink

I have the Metro vac airforce blaster or the metro vac vac & blow :-



http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/metro-vac-air-force-blaster-cat5.html#aMasterBBVD0001

The airforce blaster has permantely fixed hoses with clips but the vac & blow doesnt require the clips as just push fits & the hoses do go togther to make an extension.

ACCESSORIES - HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE WHEEL DOLLY

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/metro-vac-air-force-accessories-and-parts-cat5.html#aMasterBBAP0000

Some modern paint finishes seem to be highly susceptible to marring no matter how carefully they are treated, and drying them off after washing poses two key problems. Firstly, there is always the danger when working outside that fresh airborne contaminants may settle on the car after rinsing off. Wiping the car dry with a microfibre drying towel can then result in these contaminants causing marring as they are trapped by the towel and then drawn across underlying surfaces. Secondly, as paint is dried off, all lubrication is effectively removed, meaning that the friction between the towel and the paint increases. This in itself can be enough to cause marring on some paint finishes.

The solution to both problems outlined above is to cut out any wiping of the paint. It is possible to pat dry a car using a microfibre drying towel in only a little more time than that required to wipe it dry. By not wiping, any fresh contaminants are not moved around over the paint and towel friction is reduced to a minimum. A further option that cuts out towel contact and any risk of marring completely is to use an air blower to dry the car off. Dedicated vehicle dryers work extremely well in this respect and this is a method we have now adopted into our own wash routines, as we believe it significantly helps to reduce the risk of inflicting defects during the drying process.

A tool like the Metro Vac Air Force Blaster is certainly an indulgence, but it works incredibly well and vastly outperforms lower cost options such as domestic leaf blowers. With a bit of imagination, it can also be made to serve many other useful purposes too; we use ours to not only dry the vehicles we detail, but also to blast polishing dust out of door shuts and scoops, and blow dust and debris out of interior vents and seat runners. Combine all of this with the smile it will put on your face and it becomes a priceless bit of kit to have. Detailing just got a whole lot more fun!

The Metro Vac Air Force Blaster is a highly effective vehicle dryer; it features a powerful 4 hp dual ball bearing motor and twin fan drive that delivers a peak airflow rate of just over 330 mph! The air being drawn into the unit is fully filtered for additional safety and then gently warmed by heat from the motor, thus aiding the drying process. The Metro Vac Air Force Blaster comes with a 3 m heavy duty hose, a non-scratch neoprene blower nozzle and three additional attachments, including (i) an airflow streamer (for drying large panel areas); (ii) an airflow maximiser (for blowing out door shuts), and; (iii) a precision micro-nozzle (for directing the airflow into tight spots and crevices). It is also supplied with a five year return to base warranty.

HOW TO USE

The Metro Vac Air Force Blaster is a power tool and as such carries potentially serious health and usage risks that should be fully understood from the outset; please read the supplied instructions carefully. To use, wash and rinse your car normally and then, starting from the top and working down, use the Metro Vac Air Force Blaster to blast residual water off of the panels, paying particular attention to panel gaps and crevices around trims and vents. Try to work as quickly as possible to avoid other areas of the car drying off before you get to them. We find that keeping a PB Luxury Drying Towel to hand for a little bit of pat drying here and there is also very helpful, as you will inevitably re-wet some panels with a little bit with spray coming out of panel gaps and crevices lower down the car.

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Option 2 ( the more lengthy process )

Hose the car down wards towards the floor to create sheeting action for the water to follow then place a soft thick waffle waeve towel onto the larger surfaces of the car i.e. but 2-3 of them. 1 on the bonnet, 1 on the roof and 1 draped over the boot

I recommend using waffle weave first as they absorb the most moisture - DO NOT RUB THE SURFACE WITH THESE!! leave them to soak up the water and ring out.

I use these :
Eurow X Large Waffle Weave Microfibre Drying Towel - 26" x 36" : http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/huge-38-x-28-microfibre-drying-towel/prod_154.html



Once these have drunk the majority of the water up now is for the water left over ! it is important to ensure that you are using something very soft so as not to create more swirl marks and so that you are buffing to a shine at the same time so as to avoid water marks Mad

Start with the

Chemical Guys - Miracle Dryer Ultra Absorbent Towel 25" x 36" : http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/miracle-dryer-ultra-plush-25-x-36-/prod_362.html
Super soft and plush : soaks up water a treat after the heavyish bits of water left behind up the doors etc




DoDo Supernatural Drying Towel 48" x 26" : http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=64&products_id=576
Towel like effect removing the other lighter bits of water left behind :


Finally ....

Use the Dodo Juice - "Soft Touch" Premium Drying Towel : http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=64&products_id=553
clears up the little bits left over and dribbles you get from the mirrors and it has buffing fibres to ......buff to a shine




Claying (THIS STEP IS ONLY USED IF INTENDING TO POLISH & SEAL) (IF JUST USUAL WASH THEN SKIP TO DRYING SECTION)

Ok here goes

OPTIONAL IF YOU DO WITH THE CAR WET & DEPENDS ON HOW HOT IT IS. I PERSONALLY DRY BRIEFLY AS MAKES IT TO SLIPPERY WITH CAR WET.


DoDo Juice Range : Supernatural Clay X3 Bars, DoDo Gentle Grey and the Best Clay Lube EVER !!!! DoDo Juice Born Slippy !!








http://www.carnaubawaxshop.co.uk/shop/index.php?view=brand&brand_id=2


ONLY use fine grade if you are polishing by hand as Meduim-Hard is for Professional detailers really that machine polish after and you can easily C**K up your paint a good'n if its not used properly

and REMEMBER : LUBE LUBE and LUBE - you cant over lube - Lots of lube = NO MARRING on paintwork. ITS HIGHLY RECCOMENDED TO GIVE THE CAR ANOTHER QUICK WASH & DO YOUR FINAL HOSE RINSE HERE


ACCESORIES (WASH MITTS)


Wash Mitt - Dodo Juice - Supernatural Wash Mitt aka "The Wookies Fist" -




http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/wash-mitts-sponges/dodo-juice-supernatural-wash-mitt/prod_578.html


Highly reccomend these for polish,glass cleaner ect or for buffing


Dodo Juice Fantastic Fur Plush Microfibre - 3 Pack





http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=405

The softest buffing microfibre ever made. Probably.
What's better than a Fantastic Fur?..........3!!

Or for a cheaper long lasting alternative thats act better than some of the dearer alternatives

http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-microfibre-cleaning-kit/215-1684.prd?sc_cmp=pcp_GSF_Televisions_215-1684


To keep these in tip top condition i highly reccomend a spritz of this & allow to dry b4 you use

Chemical Guys Polish Pad Conditioner



LUBE IT OR LOSE IT. Protect your paint finish and your Pads with Chemical Guys conditioning foam and wool pad lubricant.

Machine polishing is easy if you know a few tricks that can reduce friction and you’re your work time in half. While machine polishing, the pad appears to move easier and produces better results once you break it in and use it for a few minutes. This is mainly because the pads a dense and new it will take several minutes for the glaze, wax or polish you are using to work into the foam or wool pad... Making sure that the pad has enough product in it is key because using a dry pad on a paint surface or any surface for that matter can do some serious harm to your surface.

Using a pad that is dry on a surface without any lubricant or product is referred to as dry buffing and plain and simple, it’s not a great idea. Friction from dry-buffing can lead to you creating fine scratches and dullness or even burning the paint.

Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER creates a situation that allows your pads to become more receptive to polish by opening the foam’s pores allowing then to better absorb and utilize the polish, wax or glaze you are working with. The light conditioning lubricants inside PPLC add extra surface protection by reducing dry friction while polishing. Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER works with lubricants in the products you are using providing extra needed lubrication to protect against micro-marring and the possibility of burning paint through friction


Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER will also extent the life of your pads. Friction is your pads worse enemy because dry buffing can tear the foam. Using Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER reduces friction so the pad will be less susceptible to tearing.

Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER is all product friendly, meaning that it will not in any way interfere with the performance of any polish, wax, sealant or wax.

Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER can also be used as a finishing spray or a quick touch up spray. Enhanced lubricants will remove left over wax and polish reside while also removing stubborn films from paint and glass with a simply wipe of a microfiber towel. Achieve the perfect buff and the perfect finish with great ease, with ChemicalGuys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

1.Lube your pad before you use it! Preventing dry buffing is made simply with Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER.

2.Simply spray pad evenly and generously prior to pad use.

3.Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER can also be used as a finishing spray or a quick touch up spray. Enhanced lubricants will remove left over wax and polish reside while also removing stubborn films from paint and glass with a simply wipe of a microfiber towel. Achieve the perfect buff and the perfect finish with great ease, with Chemical Guys POLISHING PAD LUBE & CONDITIONER.


Cloths


[center]A super premium, super soft microfibre buffing cloth from Dodo Juice with microsuede edging and an extremely dense 525g pile.

So why not have a feel and see for yourself? Possibly the finest way to remove polish or wax residue without the risk of marring.

Measures 40cmx40cm

Also handy to have for buffing - Particulary good on black/dark cars for removing Red Mist/Lime prime etc that cant be removed with the ^^
Dodo Juice Supernatural Buffing Cloth (as already mentioned in the window section)




A Super Plush, deep pile microfibre buffing cloth in white. 500gsm with microsuede edging.

We don't think you'll find a softer, deeper pile buffing cloth than this. And because it's specially sourced in white 500gsm microfibre, you can see the smallest amount of contamination on the cloth before it marrs your paint. Edged in ultra-soft microsuede to prevent fraying or undue linting.

40x40cm size




Hand Polishing

I assume (and please correct me if im wrong) that not very many people use a machine polisher ? i.e speciality cut pads and dual action polishing machines etc etc ???

So i have picked the best 'By Hand' polishes, that i use (and i have tried quite a few)

Both of these are great : being Chemical Guys naturally and best of all they dont leave any white dandruff flakes like are AutoGlym SRP (even when tiny bits are applied )

Chemicals Guys : WET MIRROR FINISH ULTRA SLICK NON-STICK GLOSS MAGNIFIER (A.K.A Mirror Perfect Reflection )


1) formulated with UVA and UVB light absorbers to block the damaging effects of the sun while protecting your paint
2) reduces static charge so no horrid clingy bits
3) these pictures say it all : http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Wet_Shine_Mirror_p/wetmrrr.htm

Chemicals Guys : Rocket Polish


Chemical Guys Blog : ultimate one step aerospace premium polish .An anti corrosion polish that contains no harsh abrassives .Originally designed for the areo space industry this refined nano polish delivers an outstanding swirl free high gloss shine.

further to this it also leaves a protective barrier when applied so more protection from imperfections

Applications : apply in circular motions - Microfibre pads / blocks and buff off with heavy, soft, thick MF cloth as detailed above.



Glaze - Optional step-
To add even more shine to your car add a Glaze which is applied after car polish and before wax. Glaze is made with oils and wetting agents that amplify your paint’s shine and improve the clarity will also produce a dramatic wet look on your paintwork

I reccomend - Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze With Acrylic Shine16oz


EZ creme creates a situation that allows the strong ionic polymer to adhere to the surface of the acrylic or urethane top coat , delivering unparalled shine and protection.Acrylic Shine allows for maximum repellency of dirt and reduces the static charge on the vehicle surface and wheels.This product is a fast acting paint restorer with a super light cleaner to remove light marks and ultra fine scratches.It leaves a durable extreme high gloss finish and is an excellent glazing creme for dark and light coloured cars.

Features

Delivers unparalled shine and protection
Light cleaning ability to remove minor imperfections
Reduces static charge ,minimising dust
Easy on easy off formula
Great on dark and light coloured cars


Sealant Very Happy (THERE IS DEBATE IF THIS SECTION IS DONE BEFORE PRE WAX CLEANSER & WAX BUT IM RECOMMENDING TO DO IN THIS ORDER)

Sealant wise


First i apply CG JetSeal 109 -

AS PURCHASED/MENTIONED ALREADY IN THE WHEEL SEAL STAGE






JETSEAL109™ Protection Beyond Need, Shine Beyond Reason.

Protection Beyond Need, Shine Beyond Reason.

Jetseal109™ is a unique anti-corrosion sealant developed to provide the finest finish & protection available for paint, fiberglass, aluminum, chrome, alloy metals, and other substrates. Developed exclusively for the aerospace industry, JETSEAL109™ was engineered to provide the ultimate slick durable finish and multi layerable protection from the harshest environmental elements. Jetseal109™ is now available for automobiles in the same nano-tech ultra durable consistency.

Jetseal109™ (Paint Sealant) bonds with the exterior of your auto giving it a mirror-like wet finish, that is virtually impenetrable. Jetseal109™ is not a wax, polish, or Teflon®. Jetseal109™ is an organically modified Sealant bonded with an acrylic crystalline at a nono-tech scale allowing it to bond to paint molecularly delivering a durable high gloss shield.

This ability to chemical bond at a nano-tech scale allows the products to deliver superior results never before achieved from regular chemical formulations. Jetseal109™ is to be applied in 2 coats to assure proper coverage. Jetseal109™ will not crack, fade, discolor, or peel and can be used on all chrome, polished aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Composites, Glass, Fiberglass, Gel Coated Fiberglass and even painted Plastic. Jetseal109™ delivers the finest shine and protection under the sun

Direction:

Pour a small amount onto applicator or microfiber pad and apply to entire vehicle in a thin, even coat. Jetseal109™ will bond with clean paint surfaces within 15 minutes. Once removed allow 20 min. time and apply a second layer to assure even coverage. If you prefer, you can apply this product with your PC or Dual Action polisher and a finishing pad. Work at a speed no greater than 4.5 and do not apply pressure. Use a microfiber towel to wipe down when done.

Then


After leaving the desired time before coats & to add more shine Wink apply one or two coats of - Chemical guys blacklight Hybrid Radiant Finish



Black Light Radiant Finish is crafted and formulated especially for car lovers who aim for the smoothest , sharpest and wettest reflection possible with strong durability ,ease of application and anti static property.

Black Light Radiant Finish has a fully synthetic nano blended formulation with a massive emulsion of gloss enhancers coupled with the new bi - blend technology that leaves one crazy slick finish

The brain child of 3 years of research done by Chemical Guys Thailand in conjunction with Chemical Guys USA to developing a durable extremely vibrant Hybrid Finish that would deliver the maximum level of color vibrancy and optical brightness while withstanding the harsh and humid climates of Thailand and the vigorous testing of our OEM and professional users. We think the 3 years of research have been well worth the wait .

Black Light was originally released for sale only in Thailand as a 1 year test study... the results were amazing. In order to test products under various climates and conditions, a series of products were sent to the UK and Thailand where further testing would be conducted on 2 very specific products, Hybrid V7 and Black Light. To say the least, we were very happy with the results.


Black Light Radiant Finish is crafted and formulated especially for car lovers who aim for the smoothest , sharpest and wettest reflection possible with strong durability ,ease of application and anti static property.

Black Light Radiant Finish has a fully synthetic nano blended formulation with a massive emulsion of gloss enhancers coupled with the new bi - blend technology that leaves one crazy slick finish .

The new blending technology allows for vastly homogeneous mixture resulting in an extremely smooth finish once the applied layer is fully and properly cured.


For best results apply by hand via a foam or microfiber applicator. Apply in a thin and even coat. Due to the Nano blending formulation BLACK LIGHT will blend and cure in around 15 minutes, then use a plush microfiber towel to buff off. To reach optimum results allow 30 minutes before reapplying a second coat .

Detailing professionals and enthusiasts world wide have spoken.. Here is what everyone felt was the best way to apply and enjoy the Hybrid System:

Method of use:1.Washed using i cap full CG Glossworks and 4 gallons warm water.
2.Backlight applied by hand, DA or rotary with Hex logic finishing pad red or black)
3.Left to dry for 15 min. and buffed off with MF.

For shine fanatics like us we recommend you continue to the following:

4.Apply 2nd coat of Backlight by hand.
5.Left to dry for 15 min.
1.Wipe down using CG Hybrid V7 Hi-Gloss sealant spray for wipe down and final finish.



Other people use/suggest the more dearer/more proffesional products


G-techniq C1


The ultimate paint or grp coating. C1 Crystal Lacquer chemically bonds to become the new surface layer of your car/boat/ plane giving unrivalled UV resistance, dirt repellency, easy clean and swirl resistance. Lasts up to 10 times longer than dealer applied products. 200m2 per L.

Where it proved to offer the best gloss retention of any other product tested. Over a simulated run of 3 years Arizona sunlight a C1 coated panel lost half the amount of gloss than its next best competitor and 1/3rd less gloss than the average score for all other products tested.

But gloss retention is only part of the story. C1 offers the following additional benefits:

Extreme Durability: Unlike regular polymer sealants, C1 actually becomes the functional surface of your car's paintwork. It does this by swapping part of its molecular structure with the surface molecules of your car's paintwork. This is a true chemical or covalent bond and as you can imagine this is a much strong bond than a physical bond which is how regular polymers and waxes adhere to your car's paintwork. In tests C1 outlasted dealer applied sealants by at least 10 times.

Scratch Resistance: C1 forms a sub micron cyrstalline film which is extremely hard. This characteristic makes c1 extremely effective at preventing minor scratching from poor wash technique on relatively soft automotive paint. We have run tests comparing c1 coated panels with uncoated and against panels coated with various high end carnauba waxes and polymer sealants. On average c1 coated panels exhibited 50% less marring.

Water and dirt repellency: C1 is a biomimetic coating. It mimics the repellency of plants that repel water and dirt in order to keep their leaves clean. The most commonly cited example in nature is the leaf of the lotus plant which if you examine under an electron microscope looks like this. C1 works in a similar way as shown below



G-techniq exo


EXO offers sensational surface functionality and protection and an exceptionally easy application process. EXO works on very wide range of substrates including paint, gel coat, glass, metal, fabric, stone and perspex.

Based on the next generation of inorganic organic hybrids it embodies our goal to offer products that work harder and smarter meaning more time enjoying your car/boat/plane/RV and less time maintaining it.



Benefits and Features
• Semi-permanent coating with ultra durable water and dirt repellency function (≈2 years)
• Hybrid of quartz based inorganic base coat and slick, high gloss organic top-coat
• Uses a permanent covalent bond to bond to paint, gel coat, fabric, metal, stone, glass, ceramics
• Exceptionally easy to apply
• Highly resistant to regular wash process chemicals

Uses
•Automotive - paintwork, wheel rims, glass, carpets, engine bay, exhaust tips & soft tops
•Marine- topsides, superstructure, sails, bimini covers, stainless steel, brass, steel, marble, interior fabrics, glass & Perspex
•Aviation - all exterior surfaces, leading edge contamination prevention, interior fabrics
•RVs, Caravans & Motorhomes - all exterior surfaces, interior fabrics, canvass covers
•Household - UPVC door & window frames, glass, fabrics, bathroom furniture, fabric sunshades
• Download: Gtechniq EXO Presentation PDF

Application instructions
• Perfect the surface to be coated
• Degrease the surface using silicon remover (panel wipe)
• Ensure the surface is >20C prior to application
• For gloss or hard non absorbent matte surfaces spray product onto a MF1 cloth, spread, remove residue with a second MF1 cloth and repeat 20 minutes later to the same area
• For absorbent finishes such as stone or fabric ensure surfaces are very dry and spray directly onto the surface using the mist setting ensuring full saturation
• Allow 48 hours for the coating to fully cure before wetting




Pre wax Cleanser

R222 Paintwork Cleanser Polish (best one ive found)


This product is an extremely effective non abrasive paint cleanser polish. It chemically cleans the paint without the need for abrasives, leaving a fantastic shine and a smooth surface, ready for the rest of your detail to be carried out. Its gentle formulation will remove ground in dirt, atmospheric pollutants and light marring from your paintwork.

This product is extremely easy to apply and remove, and this coupled with its effective but gentle non-abrasive formula means that it is fully suitable for regular use. R222 Paintwork Cleanser is fully clearcoat safe and can be used on all paint colours and finishes.

Then

Dodo Juice Lime Prime Cleanser for heavily swirled paintwork (or see below for or the lite version for reguluar well maintaind paintowrk)


Usage

To use, simply apply Lime Prime to a washed car panel and either remove immediately or leave to buff off. It won't dry out into a caked on layer, even in hot conditions and the micro-abrasives in the juice will have helped remove oxidisation and minor swirl marks!

The cleansing agents will have removed all the grime and old wax with the oils leaving the surface as slippery as a slippery thing (Dodo Juice suggest a greased salamander, but I'm not quite so sure...).

Now the paint is cleansed, grab your favourite Dodo Juice car wax and wax lyrical!

Lite Version Lime Prime For Soft Paint or Pre-Polished Surfaces.


As with Lime Prime, Lime Prime Lite contains powerful cleaning agents and glazing oils designed to give slickness and gloss. However this "lighter" version has all the micro-abrasives removed so it’s perfect for machine-polished surfaces or soft paint, where further cutting action could be a hindrance rather than a help.

Key Ingredients:

•Cleansing agents
•Natural oils


Wax (if you can afford it!!!! Rolling Eyes Laughing )


and Wax wise :

Zymol Vintage at : £2184



OR ...............

Zymol Royale at : £8146

Very Happy

Supernatural by Dodo Juice 200ml Plastic-


"Supernatural" - The superwax. Plain and simple.

The new super premium wax from Dodo Juice, Supernatural has no added colourings or fragrances to make it as pure - and effective - as possible. Contains an enhanced amount of No.1 grade carnauba.

Key ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Beeswax

Supplied in 200ml plastic container

WAX CONTD (The more affordable option Laughing Wink



Dodo Juice is a high end carnauba wax manufactured in the UK from the finest ingredients from around the world. Dodo Juice waxes create a finish that punches well above their price point. With 8 waxes in the range you will be sure to find a wax perfect for your vehicle.

Rain Forest Rub - Soft Wax - All Colours
Light Fantastic - Soft Wax - Light Colours
Orange Crush - Soft Wax - Warm Colours
Purple Haze - Soft Wax - Dark Colours

Hard Candy - Hard Wax - All Colours
Diamond White - Hard Wax - Light Colours
Banana Armour - Hard Wax - Warm Colours
Blue Velvet - Hard Wax - Dark Colours


ALTERNATIVES IVE HEARD OTHER USE/GET RECOMMENDATIONS BUT NOT USED

Collinite 476s Super Doublecoat Wax 9oz

Super doublecoat is guaranteed to outlast and outshine any competitive autowax




Windows

Still havent found a glass cleaner im fully happy with yet so open to suggestions but this is my current use

Ok ... Here we go Glass :
Glass Treatment and Cleaning

After cleaning your car properly the glass prep and finish should be one of the the last stages Wink

1) it doesnt hurt to clay the windows - To aid the products that will b used in the next steps
2) Clean with either Dodo juice glass polish or Dodo clearly menthol



3) Then apply Dodo Juice Supernatural Glass Sealant Kit - 50ml

Repel water like Dodo Feathers
•Outstanding durability

•Covalent Nano-Technology

A water-repellent glass sealant with outstanding durability. Based on covalent technology.

Based on covalent nano-technology, Supernatural Glass Sealant creates a chemical bond with glass to form an extremely durable water-repellent coating. Visibility in rain is improved dramatically and it may even extend wiper life.

Will last approximately 6-12 months before recoating is required.

Please note that glass needs to be completely clean and free of residue before application (Use Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol or Supernatural Glass Polish beforehand).

Bottle Size - 50ml

Apply with Glass Waffle Cloth i use the Dodo Juice - "Mint Merkin" Waffle Weave Glass Towel




stand back and admire Smile




Metal Cleaning/Sealing

00 Wire Wool (Ultra Fine) or Bronze Wire Wool Ultra Fine (which is better as its less abrassive) and Borla Exhaust Cleaner seal with FinishKare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant (melts at 250oC + used on aircarft etc)


Clean with :








IF YOU CANT GET HOLD OF THE BOLAN PRODUCT SEE ALTERNATIVE BELOW

Metal polish i.e for exhausts etc ! I know it is very hard to get hold of Borla Exhaust Cleaner (i am running low and having difficulty getting some ) next best thing Chemical guys extreme metal shine - Make Metal shine! The smoother the surface, the better the shine as it allows more reflection of light from the surface.

Metal Mirror-Makes metal shine like a mirror while keeping it shy longer and protecting it against the harsh elements.






Plastic Trims/Wheel arch trims

I've tried Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel but feel it doesnt last that so have swapped to this. Only issue im having is apply is fully clean!!! Ive have deep cleaned when washing & then used panel wipe but still getting dirt coming off when applied

So now on to this :



Autofinesse Revive Trim Dressing

Autofinesse Revive trim dressing is an easy to use, durable satin finishing gel formulated to bring life back in to all exterior plastic & rubber trim. If your looking for a product to bring life back to trim with minimal effort and lasting results Revive is the product you have been looking for.

250ml Bottle

Directions for use:

1: Shake well before use.
2: Ensure surface is clean and thoroughly dry before application.
3: Using a foam or microfiber applicator apply to the surface working in to the grain small sections at a time.
4: Leave to cure, if necessary remove any excess with a clean cloth.




Other suggestions are


The gtechniq c1 as previously mentioned



Enguine bay

Clean with a good APC ( all purpose cleaner in a squirty bottle ) i.e the citrus shampoo as used ^^ and spray it on agitate with a detailing brush - i.e. the swissvax (the small one as detailed ^^) ones then get a damp cloth and wipe of the cleaner.

MAKE SURE you cover all electrics with cling film and tape or tin foil !! if the engine bay is really bad use some Chemical Guys - Orange Degreaser as detailed ^^ dont use Bare Bones thats for the undercarriage of the car.

Then seal with Swissvax Motor Shine.



Motor Shine seals the engine, accessories, ignition cables, hoses etc. It protects them from corrosion, moisture, salt and water splashes. Motor Shine remains permanently flexible and lets the 'as new' gloss of your engine come through. 400ml






Ok now for the soft top Hood Cleaning and Protecting Very Happy

Renovo Cleaner ( Very Good ) and Porsche Cabriolet Roof Protectant - creates good thick sheild from bird poo, sap and water etc etc - lots of beading Smile





Snow Foaming wise i wouldn't recommend getting it on the rag top when washing and ensure that you have protected the roof before you start the foaming fun - just encase any bits spray goes on its head

Best bet would prob be to buy some of those cheap thin plastic decorator sheets you can get from B&Q etc about £3 for 10-15 sheets, place them over your rag top head and shut the doors on them to ensure they stay put that way. Then u can snow foam your car aswell with out the risk of getting any on the roof Smile not worthy





Pollen Duster:

So be extra careful when washing the car and especially drying it - dont want to be rubbing it into the paint work

Time to buy your California Car Dusters ( Extra soft - Brilliant i have one )




http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/the-original-california-car-duster.php?manufacturers_id=18




SOME REALLY HELPFUL TIPS/QUESTIONS ANSWERED/EXPERINCES ETC ]

Mini S Mad wrote:

Right question time - In no particuluar order (some may be really stupid

Also prob more to come but these are the only one i can think of the top of my head at the mo

1) When you have snow foamed do you need to dry the car or just leave wet/damp in between doing wheels & wash.
do wheels first.

2) If you made up some snow foam & you have some left over, does it store ok in the bottle for next time

Have to throw away

3) Whats the best way to wash the dodo cloths after use.
Machine wash with a mircrofibre wash either chemical guys or sonus

4) Whats the best way of drying the inside of my dodo wash mitt. The outside has dried perfectly but inside doesnt seem to want to dry & dont want to ruin it!!

Ok little trick for drying the Wookies Fist : after throughly rinsing place in the washing machine on SPIN ONLY - then take out get an empty coke bottle the smaller ones and place in inside to keep it proped open then place in the airing cupboard : once dry brush the 'Fur' with a fine pet combe/brush and Ta Da Very Happy fluffy and ready for use yahoo pompom


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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 11:48

Great work Dawn thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 12:03

Thanks it taken longer than i thought as i had to start again twice as my net kept crashing & i lost what i had done & then the pics dont copy, u have to re- serve them again Sad Mad

But got there in the end. Thats my good dead done for today Smile Hug

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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 12:13

Well to start the question part rolling on behalf of me & another memeber.

Ok so asking the obvious were the best place/cheapest place to buy the snow foam the bilt hamper on, also to refresh my memory on the below please (save me looking back)

whats the best chemical guys shampoo to use after the snow foam :scrtach:

Also is the dodo wash mitt the one u recommend

What was the wheel brush u said about the other week

Might as well go full hog & do drying towel etc & wax/polish etc

See we need that T valeting recomendation thread

Just working out prizes on what i can afford now or later

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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 12:22

Very good Dawn.......but where is the recommendation for Taylor to clean my car for me??

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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 12:31

Probably not my place to post this here but how about the plastic (the one in the Cardboard) Eraser for getting rid of Wax and polish stains on your Black Trim
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 12:59

Moleatrude wrote:
Very good Dawn.......but where is the recommendation for Taylor to clean my car for me??

Your have to work your jamski on her, I cant do that for you lol! Rolling Eyes No
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 13:00

[quote="SpykeyMyk"]Probably not my place to post this here but how about the plastic (the one in the Cardboard) Eraser for getting rid of Wax and polish stains on your Black Trim[/quote

If its a question about Valeting/cleaning ask away buddy Laughing Hug

Its a thread for everyone to use & you may never no who else wanted to no that bit of info lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 17:15

Woah !!! Shocked lol
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 17:18

Some of it is jumbled up dawn i.e. not right pics with right stuff

the washing part (traffic light system) isnt right
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 19:03

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Some of it is jumbled up dawn i.e. not right pics with right stuff

the washing part (traffic light system) isnt right

It was in the right order Honest Rolling Eyes dont no what happend there scratch No

Just been suitbaly rectorfied Very Happy Laughing I hope scratch

Must have been were i was getting tired doing it & keep starting agian Razz No Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 19:04

JCWadventures wrote:
Woah !!! Shocked lol

Hoping thats compliment Rolling Eyes scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 19:08

Dont understand why some i centered & some not & the word centre appearing b some words scratch as doesnt show like that on the post preview Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 19:10

P.s. Is the snow foam section ok scratch or does it need some modifying/adjusting scratch

Is the rest ok now sorted scratch

I want to get i right
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 20:18

Is this the best shampoo to use after snow foaming scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 23:01

Right found all the above Smile apart from the exhaut stuff Sad

I have compiled a wish list & will work my way through as & when £ allow Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   9th March 2010, 23:58

Well done Dawn clap clap clap High

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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   10th March 2010, 07:18

Fantastic post and thanks for all your hard work. I will now be bankrupt buying all those exciting products!

Why dont you ask MM magazine if you could submit the post (after a bit of editing) for inclusion as an article in a future edition. Many other Mini owners apart from those in Surrey would be grateful for all this information. They may even pay you a fee! High High High clap
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   10th March 2010, 08:58

millbrookmini wrote:
Fantastic post and thanks for all your hard work. I will now be bankrupt buying all those exciting products!

Why dont you ask MM magazine if you could submit the post (after a bit of editing) for inclusion as an article in a future edition. Many other Mini owners apart from those in Surrey would be grateful for all this information. They may even pay you a fee! High High High clap

I cant take the credit No as its T hard work & recommendations not mine, i just compiled them in one place Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   10th March 2010, 09:10

This is fab Dawn, I will need to remortgage to pay for all on my wish list. I also need Taylor to be sitting next to me when I go shopping as I am bound to go wrong somewhere all those wheel products are so confusing!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   10th March 2010, 14:20

T can we have your recomendations for polish & wax so I can finish of my collection & break my bank balance even more Laughing

Also still waiting on drying & glass etc & were to buy the metal stuff etc
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   10th March 2010, 19:34

You can take the credit for colating and editing if you give acknowledgements. Go for it- write an article for MM Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   11th March 2010, 09:20

Mini S Mad wrote:
T can we have your recomendations for polish & wax so I can finish of my collection & break my bank balance even more Laughing

Also still waiting on drying & glass etc & were to buy the metal stuff etc

I shall get to it this afternoon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   11th March 2010, 10:05

JCWadventures wrote:
Mini S Mad wrote:
T can we have your recomendations for polish & wax so I can finish of my collection & break my bank balance even more Laughing

Also still waiting on drying & glass etc & were to buy the metal stuff etc

I shall get to it this afternoon Wink

Thank u Hug

I want to start this weekend of doing her right Laughing

I assuming you use the dilation rates that are on the bottle/product scratch

Anymore good tips greatfully recived Hug
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PostSubject: Re: Proffesional Cleaning Guide - Chemical Guys,Dodo juice etc - L@@K   11th March 2010, 11:11

Ok ... Here we go Glass :

Glass Treatment and Cleaning

After cleaning your car properly the glass prep and finish should be one of the the last stages Wink

1) it doesnt hurt to clay the windows - especially with tree sap etc sticking to them - this can be done through out the washing process IT IS ADVISABLE TO CLAY ON FIRST INITAL APPLICATION OF THE BELOW to ensure you have a clean slate to start on and the protection works effectively

2) Ok start off with the Polish Very Happy I recommend either Sonus Glass Polish or Zaino Z-12 Clear-View Glass Polish





These can be applied with either a microfibre cloth/pad or a machine polisher.

3) So you have your freshly washed and clayed windows - apply either of the above to the inside and outside of the windows in a circular motion and allow to stand so it creates a haze on the windows. Less is more on the application ! put too much on and you will just end up with white dandruff looking bites everywhere Mad

4) Using a soft thick microfibre cloth buff of the haze to a shine Very Happy the Dodo Juice - Supernatural Buffing Towel is brill for this



5) Now you have freshly polished the window you need to protect it from : road film, haze, dried on insects, water spots, stubborn bird stains, and that annoying interior glass film that you have just removed. so thats where this comes in :



The XtraVue - Nanofilm Wand :

Increases driver vision by upto 34% during heavy rainfall
Repels rain to improve vision, makes snow and ice easier to remove
Forms a barrier to bugs, bird droppings and tree sap making the glass easier to clean
Lasts upto 1 year (with the correct maintenance)

To Apply :

> A final wipe with some IPA alcohol is recommended
IPA Alcoholic Wipes can be obtained from nearest computer store Maplin sell them at 47p each of you can buy a box for £5-6 or a spray can at £7





> Gently squeeze the applicator with a pair of pliers until the internal glass vial breaks
> Once the sponge is wet application can start
> Apply in circular motions, making sure the glass is completely covered
> Allow upto 5 mins to activate
> Wipe off excess with a clean microfibre towel (a short pile glass towel is best)
> This is a "One Use" product, once the product is activated it cannot be stored for further use
> For best results apply to cool glass in the shade.

To maintain protection

avoid strong glass cleaners and PH neutral shampoos

Glass Cleaner i use is :

Chemical Guys Streak Free Window Cleaner ( which can be diluted for extra value and so its not to strong to effect the Xtra-Vue Wand )



Apply with Glass Waffle Cloth i use the Dodo Juice - "Mint Merkin" Waffle Weave Glass Towel



stand back and admire Very Happy





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