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Detailing Chat & Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Car Detailing' started by TheEvilGiraffe, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Do you want it to last? Seriously people can't be suggesting Natty's blue in this day and age!

    Loads of waxes go over black hole. C2v3 goes over black hole and last 10 times longer than wax and keeps the car clean... But it's not a wax...
     
  2. TomSx

    TomSx ClioSport Club Member

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    I have C2 V3. I just fancied trying a wax. Whilst I'd want it to last, I'm happy to top up once a month or so.
     
  3. Danix60

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    yup :smile:
     
  4. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Tom I would go with Britemax vantage also. Boutique feeling. Durable for a couple of months.

    Best of both worlds... Wax... Wipe down with a QD and c2 combo half and half i. A bottle. Something like fk425 and c2 mixture.
     
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  5. Christopher

    Christopher ClioSport Club Member

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    Thinking of giving Vantage a go myself. I've only ever heard good things.
     
  6. Silent_Scone

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    I used it in November, granted the car hasn't been used much but have been washing the car with their new Pure Max. Water sheets off and still beading
     
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  7. Yellow Dave

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    Vantage is a lovely wax in all ways but durability. I struggle to get 3 months from it
     
  8. Pearce

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    Haven't bought anything in years could do with a whole new kit I was in to the detailing quite a big way a few years back but haven't had the time for it what would people recommend I'm not afraid to use anything fussy an tend to like the longer lasting products over the apply constantly types what can people reccomed from shampoo up to sealants trim restores glass sealants etc
     
  9. Yellow Dave

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    @Pearce For all types i tend to favour carpro. Bouncers and britemax are also very good with all products and won't find a bad one.
     
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    As Dave has already said the Carpro range is very good.

    Don't forget your CS discount code :up:
     
  11. SC03OTT

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    Where would be the best place to educate myself on what goes on top of what? By that I mean, polish, wax, sealant etc. What order? If the answers are in here then that's great I'll go looking. Just didn't want to read 264 pages and not find what I'm after lol.

    For selling my vRS all I did was Tar X, Iron X then fired some Hydro2 Lite on and that was that (I really enjoyed using all those products too, very easy). Gave me the output I was looking for, a clean car looking pretty good for selling. However, when my new one - eventually - turns up I'd like to put a bit more effort in.

    Thanks

    Edit: Christ, think I just found the answer in post 1 here. Whoops!

    http://www.cliosport.net/threads/glazes-and-using-glazes-pt1.621668/
     
  12. riz

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    Apparently this is good?




    Im still using CG new look trim gel and that works well
     
  13. OssPoop

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    I was just going to ask about tyre black! Might see if I can find some of that, even though it's made in the usa!

    What's a good wheel cleaner? Mine are a bit grotty.
     
  14. Sunglasses_Ron

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    Valet pro bilberry
     
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    Hmm, think my worry with that stuff is that he's mentioned that you need to remove it sharpish from areas where it's not supposed to be. So if you get some splatter on the bodywork after driving for a bit, is it going to stain, or be a total pain in the hole to remove?
     
  16. riz

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    I guess you just let it dry properly
     
  17. James Mk1

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    Ron - will this stuff remove the really stubborn marks on wheels i.e. brake dust etc that has really stuck on hard. It's an Iron/Decontaminant based wheel cleaner right?


    Also question for you all - best product for removing hard stains on interior plastics i.e. plastic door card/door pockets with marks that won't come off with fairy liquid and a microfibre cloth.

    Cheers
     
  18. Sunglasses_Ron

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    In all honesty it probably won't remove really baked on stuff.

    If the wheels are really that bad then you might have to use some acid based wheel cleaner and just work fast with it so it's not on for too long.

    For your interior I've had great results with Carpro inside.
     
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  19. James Mk1

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    You mean, something horrible like wonder wheels? I wouldn't want to risk damaging my wheels but may have no choice! Should've cleaned them more often since refurb.

    Will have a look at the Carpo inside. Thanks.
     
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    For stubborn interior plastics stains try an all purpose cleaner which ever you have to hand and one of the magic eraser white sponges. The gentle abrasive of the sponge helps a lot. Carpro inside is a very good interior cleaner.

    With regards to the wheels. If it is really bad then the silver bottled acid based super wheels is probably the best option for the initial clean. Bilberry is a generic wheel cleaner and pretty good, but is not one with the iron fallout remover. Something like carpro ironX may be a good idea to follow up the wonder wheels super alloy cleaner
     
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    Just use a favourite spray bottle, but one that gives a fine mist is better as you really don't need to use much product for it to work. More product doesn't mean better performance.

    The pump sprayers are great for applying pre wash and snow foams etc but they get through a lot of product very quickly. I wouldn't recommend one for the CC hybrid coating or any other spray on rinse of type product.
     
  23. Phase1sr

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    Use the iron x paste mate, it's really good.
     
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  24. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Even a couple of hits with iron x sounds like a start. Surprised Ron didn't recommend that. Avoid harsh wheel cleaners.
     
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    I just thought it might speed things up if I can just do one continuous spray and just keep moving quickly over the car as to not use too much but get a nice coverage. I won't get one if it's going to use loads as I know these kind of products don't require heavy application.

    Or what about one of these bad boys? :tearsofjoy:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8L-Litre-...148112?hash=item21116b0910:g:gcwAAOSwm8VUyLyc
     
  26. James Mk1

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    Thanks for the responses - much useful information, will give those a try.
     
  27. Sunglasses_Ron

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    I've always found that iron x is only any good for very lightly baked on stuff. Even the paste has limited results.

    I know acidic cleaners are frowned upon and I very rarely use it. But for me it's a last resort and once it's used once there's no need to use it again if you keep on top of cleaning the wheels regularly.

    James was saying that his wheels were really bad with proper hard baked on material so I doubt iron x will do the trick.

    @Daniel linked me up to some genric acid based wheel cleaner that's obviouidy quite harsh but really does the trick on stubborn wheels.

    One of our beemers at work had awful baked on s**t and I'd tried using iron x and iron x paste to get it off but it wasn't touching it. One hit of this acid wheel cleaner and the wheels looks brand new. You just have to work quickly with it.
     
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    IronX and paste is fine but will just require agitating and multiple hits on baked in stuff, fine if you have a bit of time and don't want to risk something acid based. I appreciate not everyone has the time though
     
  29. Knuckles

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    @rupes1351 how did you Dans and polish your headlights?

    What process and tools did you use?
     
  30. rupes1351

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    Copied a YouTube video titled 'DIY - Restoring foggy headlights Renault Clio 2 full video' 600, 1200, 2000 grade wet sand paper and autoglym polish
     
  31. Knuckles

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    Ah. Did you spend a while with each grit? And autoglym polishes aren't really any good for removing sanding marks.

    If you can, pick up some G3 scratch remover from Halfords.

    I'd add 1500 grit in between 1200 and 2000 then go to 2500+ if you're polishing by hand afterwards
     
  32. Knuckles

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    Here's one I made earlier

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    800, 1200, 1500, 2000 then polished with a machine and G3 scratch remover.
     
  33. rupes1351

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    Thanks, I'll get hold of some G3 and try that. If doesn't work will sand again and work back up.
     
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    @Knuckles the G3 worked an absolute treat! Many thanks.
     
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    Brilliant! Glad to hear :smiley:
     
  36. MarcJP

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    I still need to sort my Wife's headlights out. A bit scared to go at them with sandpaper though!
     
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    :tearsofjoy: Yeah they're everywhere in my house as well
     

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