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PostSubject: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 17:37

I'm getting to the stage where I need to order some car shampoo to keep the JCW looking good. There are soooo many out there that I thought I'd check in with everyone to see what they are using and their thoughts on the relative performance of it.

I'm currently using a Britemax ph neutral one, which is pretty good and smells nice. Thinking of moving on to something like Swissvax car bath, but could be persuaded otherwise.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 17:45

I'm currently using Auto Finesse Avalanche snow foam - it's better than the rubbish I got from Halfords, but it doesn't seem to 'cling' to the car like the videos I've seen on YouTube - but it does get the car very clean in a 'no-touch' fashion Smile

I ordered from http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/ they were keenly priced and used a decent courier!

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 17:56

Washing up liquid lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:06

^ traditionalist.

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:06

Thanks. I have Autobrite magifoam (recommended by TK Tom) which I will use in conjunction with a citrus cleanse as a pre-cleaner, once my new pressure washer arrives that is, before I actually wash the car. So I need a shampoo to compliment that. My wife thinks I'm becoming obsessed with keeping it clean and shiny.......she maybe right!!! lol! 

If you cant get your snow foam to cling/foam, it may be down to either the concentration that you are using or even the snowfoam lance itself that you are using.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:07

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^ traditionalist.
I've also got some tatty old sponges laying around in the drive.....

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:07

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Washing up liquid lol! 
Never actually thought of that Dave....could save me a fortune thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:11

I really use this......


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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 18:32

I use Meguiars Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 19:22

Summer use chemical guys glossworkz
Winter use Chemical guys citrus wash & gloss

I do have some surplus maxi suds that could do with a new home & get used up if any one wants to buy it. No longer use as use to add to my snow foam but don't need to use anymore
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 19:32

Mini S Mad wrote:
Summer use chemical guys glossworkz
Winter use Chemical guys citrus wash & gloss

I do have some surplus maxi suds that could do with a new home & get used up if any one wants to buy it. No longer use as use to add to my snow foam but don't need to use anymore
Thanks.

How do you find the CG stuff to use, I've heard a lot of conflicting reports? I've recently bought some CG Blacklite and V7 hybrid sealant, but the weather hasn't been good enough to use them yet.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 19:35

Whatever they put in carwashes nowadays

If I'm feeling energetic, sometimes use Zymol (greenyblue one) and that's pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 19:37

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If you cant get your snow foam to cling/foam, it may be down to either the concentration that you are using or even the snowfoam lance itself that you are using.
I think it's the actual lance, rather than the liquid - just been doing some research, looks like a lance is in order - the one I currently use is part of the pressure washer I bought

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 19:48

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If you cant get your snow foam to cling/foam, it may be down to either the concentration that you are using or even the snowfoam lance itself that you are using.
I think it's the actual lance, rather than the liquid - just been doing some research, looks like a lance is in order - the one I currently use is part of the pressure washer I bought
TK Tom recommended an Autobrite HD lance one to me, which I've now ordered along with some Magifoam, it was around £65 for the 2. www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/exterior-cleaning/snow-foam.html
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:09

Dodo Juice Supernatural. Personally i dont think you can come close. Best i have used.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:16

Chemical Guys Extreme Body Wash 'n' Wax, the one that smells like bubble gum.

Love this stuff and it always seems to do a great job thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:27

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Dodo Juice Supernatural. Personally i dont think you can come close. Best i have used.
Thanks I've had a look and like the sound of it as I want one without a wax in it as I think it'll interfere with the other other products that I use. Cheaper than the Swissvax I have been looking at too
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:28

Davyboy wrote:
I really use this......

I'm with you Dave on that one. You use the Aqua wax as well don't you?
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:30

I only autoglym products, they do what I need them to Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:37

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I only autoglym products, they do what I need them to Smile
i do use Autoglym vinyl and rubber care and tyre dressing but never used the shampoo, will take a look. Thank you. thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:39

Michael I'm no expert, it was on offer Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:40

Davyboy wrote:
I really use this......

Same here Dave, it has a lovely smell of apples

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:43

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Davyboy wrote:
I really use this......

Same here Dave, it has a lovely smell of apples

flower 
Yes I use this a well, seems to do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:49

Chris D wrote:
Same here Dave, it has a lovely smell of apples

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Just need something smelling of custard to use at the same time Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What Car shampoo do you use...??   20th October 2013, 20:59

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Michael I'm no expert, it was on offer Wink

Nope nor am I, but getting a little sucked into this whole detailing thing. But I do really enjoy cleaning the cars that I have and I want to use the best products I can. But at the same time I dont want to buy something just because it has a designer label.
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