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Cerrone

West Midlands
ClioSport Area Rep
  RB Clio 182
Iv just brought my RB 182 Iv got £150-£200 to get cleaning gear! I want dodo juice I need every think I have a hose and buckets!! I'm not using my old stuff on this beautie!!
 

Cerrone

West Midlands
ClioSport Area Rep
  RB Clio 182
I only wana get started on this price! More funds will cum!!
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Ooh, this is like a 'spec me' thread for detailing geeks! I've not got the knowledge or patience bur a couple guys will probably enjoy compiling a list for you.
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
Dodo juice aint the cheapest. Not gonna get too much with that price.
 
JD is both tired, still hungover (read ill) and very busy this week. I'll put together a list when I get time lad, but in the meantime Gally and Lew can help you out.
 

leeds2592

ClioSport Club Member
  Bean 182
Iv just brought my RB 182 Iv got £150-£200 to get cleaning gear! I want dodo juice I need every think I have a hose and buckets!! I'm not using my old stuff on this beautie!!

It's EVERYTHING not every think. Does my head in when people say every think!! :mad:
 

Cerrone

West Midlands
ClioSport Area Rep
  RB Clio 182
I want wax clay the lot!! I do just want dodo juice!! 200quid was just a rough price there can be a little bit more but not much!!!
 

Cerrone

West Midlands
ClioSport Area Rep
  RB Clio 182
I'm not to sure iv got it in my head there good?! Is it good to mix and match?!
 

leeds2592

ClioSport Club Member
  Bean 182
Mix and match. Some products that aren't Dodo juice are better products.

For example, Tardis is probably miles better than Dodo Juice's equivalent product.
 
  Laguna Estate
I am guessing you have gone brand crazy, dont worry its normal, I did it with Zymol.

Your best bet is to go on http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php search for the item you want and see want other people feel about it and what their recommendations are.

At the end of the day, its only about what you like and what you are happy using
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Your best bet is to go on http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php search for the item you want and see want other people feel about it and what their recommendations are.

At the end of the day, its only about what you like and what you are happy using

Absolutey this. I've started building my collection up again and I literally have listed what I need (shampoo, applcators, MF cloths, etc) and then popped over to DW and used the search function to read what people recommend.

Also, as said, what 99 people think is fantastic you might just not get on with sometimes it is just trial and error. Dodo Juice is a very fashionable product at the moment so people seem to want it just for the name and not necessarily for its quality. It's generally good but there are a lot of good products out there...

You'll want:

Wash mitt
Shampoo
Clay
Degreaser / All Purpose Cleaner
Wheel cleaner (may get away with APC and shampoo)
Wheel brush / Mitt
Drying towel
Microfibre cloths
Wax / polish applicators
Polish (by hand I assume)
Wax / Sealant
Trim restorer / protector
Tyre dressing
Wheel sealant (can be same as your chosen wax / sealant if good durability)
Glass polish / cleaner
Metal polish if exhaust pipes on view

Have I missed anything, except all the interior goodies?!?
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
Wash mitt
Shampoo
Clay
Degreaser / All Purpose Cleaner
Wheel cleaner (may get away with APC and shampoo)
Wheel brush / Mitt
Drying towel
Microfibre cloths
Wax / polish applicators
Polish (by hand I assume)
Wax / Sealant
Trim restorer / protector
Tyre dressing
Wheel sealant (can be same as your chosen wax / sealant if good durability)
Glass polish / cleaner
Metal polish if exhaust pipes on view
Quick detailer
Glaze
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
Wax and sealent is the last process...A wax goes on last and is made of ..ermm wax :eek:

Sealants are synthetic based waxes in effect and again go on last, some people like to put a sealant on before wax...it all depends on what you are using.

A glaze goes on after polish and before wax/sealant and contains mostly fillers (I think) to help fill in minor swirls and bring out some shine before waxing/selant.

You don't NEED a glaze in your Arsenal of goodies.
 
  F56 MINI Cooper S
Ive just brought some COLLINITE 476. so I put some on yesterday and couldnt get it off, so I only did my bonnet and wing. Is it supposed to be so hard to get off, i wont be using it if so because it took me about 25mins just to get the stuff off
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
Am no expert but this is what i gather. A glaze enhances your polish it also fills minor imperfections such as swirls. A wax seals and protects your polish and paintwork. It makes washing your car easyier as the dirt sits on top of the wax and not your paintwork. Am not sure on the difference between a sealant and a wax but they do the same job a wax is more common but you dont have to apply both.

They should be applied in this order.

Polish - should be applied with a polish pad (theres different cut pads to use this depends on how bad the impections your trying to get rid of)

Glaze - microfiber applicator

Wax - foam applicator
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Glaze, Sealant and Wax can all be used in sequence is my understanding but you can survive without glaze if it's been polished and the sealant / wax can be fairly interchangeable. Sealant seems to offer less gloss, more flake, and is generally more durable (engineered product). Wax is glossier, more 'stunning' but less durable as it's a natural product. I could be totally wrong though...

I was thinking of the guy and his budget!

Collinite - I imagine you put it on too thick Jordi. Anything you have to remove is wasted product so you want to apply it as far and thin as possible.
 

ForceIndia

ClioSport Club Member
  Gentlemans spec 200
Ive just brought some COLLINITE 476. so I put some on yesterday and couldnt get it off, so I only did my bonnet and wing. Is it supposed to be so hard to get off, i wont be using it if so because it took me about 25mins just to get the stuff off

I thought (happy to be corrected ) that's if it's too cold wax's shouldn't be applied.
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
Ive just brought some COLLINITE 476. so I put some on yesterday and couldnt get it off, so I only did my bonnet and wing. Is it supposed to be so hard to get off, i wont be using it if so because it took me about 25mins just to get the stuff off

Lol you made the rigght choice in wax then. A wax isnt meant to come off easy, why did you put it on if you wanted to take it off. Most APC will remove it.
 
  Laguna Estate
Ive just brought some COLLINITE 476. so I put some on yesterday and couldnt get it off, so I only did my bonnet and wing. Is it supposed to be so hard to get off, i wont be using it if so because it took me about 25mins just to get the stuff off

My guess would be that the wax was too cold. I am not a user of Collinite products, but at this time of year, I really need to melt my Zymol in the palm of my hand before applying. I know that Zymol recommend this anyway, but I just feel such a plonker massaging my car lol
 
  F56 MINI Cooper S
Glaze, Sealant and Wax can all be used in sequence is my understanding but you can survive without glaze if it's been polished and the sealant / wax can be fairly interchangeable.

I was thinking of the guy and his budget!

Collinite - I imagine you put it on too thick Jordi. Anything you have to remove is wasted product so you want to apply it as far and thin as possible.

could be, but surely the more I stick on the better shine? Its a odd wax because its hard like a candel, normally use megs but like i say this was a pain to get off which put me off it straight away
 
  F56 MINI Cooper S
Lol you made the rigght choice in wax then. A wax isnt meant to come off easy, why did you put it on if you wanted to take it off. Most APC will remove it.
what do you mean, youre supposed to take it off with a microfibre cloth. not leave it on there, why would you leave it on
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
could be, but surely the more I stick on the better shine? Its a odd wax because its hard like a candel, normally use megs but like i say this was a pain to get off which put me off it straight away

Collinite 476 is known for being a good winter wax an is also known for its durability as i said a wax isnt meant to be taken off easy. Youll find every decent wax should take some effort to remove. Most anti purpose cleaners should remove it.
 

Stuiemc

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi RS3, Clio 172
Sorry a thought you wamted to remove the wax completely. So you mean it was hard to buff off?
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
Attempted to put down my list of things all from I4detailing for you. Not there are lots of products I would get otherwise but for ease of ordering this will give a good starting base.


Wash mitt

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Sonus_Genuine_Wool_Car_Wash_Mitt_1.html

Shampoo

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Born_To_be_Mild_Shampoo_1.html

Clay

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Uber_Lime_Clay_Bar_1.html

Degreaser / All Purpose Cleaner

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Meguiars_All_Purpose_Cleaner_3.html

Wheel cleaner (may get away with APC and shampoo)

As above or http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Bilbery_Safe_Wheel_Cleaner_2.html

Wheel brush / Mitt

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Vikan_Multi_Brush_2.html

Drying towel

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Uber_Premium_Drying_Towel_1.html

Microfibre cloths

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4DETAILING_Ultra_Plush_Microfibre_3Pack_4.html

Wax / polish applicators

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Yellow_Foam_Wax_Applicator_Pads_1.html#aI4DYFW2

and

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/I4D_Detailing_Product_Applictor_Pad_1.html

Polish (by hand I assume)

By hand this..http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Autoglym_Super_Resin_Polish_1.html

Wax / Sealant

Choose one of these for now..

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Dodo_Juice_Wax_Sample_kits_1.html

Trim restorer / protector

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Autoglym_Vinyl_and_Rubber_Care_1.html

Tyre dressing

(buy some scouring sponges from tesco and cut them up to apply using the foam side not the hard side!)
http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Meguiars_Gold_Class_Endurance_Tire_Gel_1.html

Wheel sealant (can be same as your chosen wax / sealant if good durability)

Wouldnt bother at the minute as nothing on i4 is that good..either poorboys wheel sealent or Planet Polish Wheel Seal And Shine.

Glass polish / cleaner

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/3M_Glass_Cleaner_1.html

Then some bottles and spray heads for things....At least 3 bottles and then ONE foaming sprayer, 2 Chemical Resistant ones.

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Handi_hold_detailing_bottle_1.html

Foaming sprayer

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Foamer_Spray_Head_1.html

Chemical resistant

http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Chemical_Resistant_Spray_Head_1.html
 
  F56 MINI Cooper S
I applied with a polishing cloth, then went to buff off with a microfibre and couldnt get it off, was pushing hard thought it was going to dent ffs. Got annoyed in the end so used my megs wax
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Doesn't work that way mate. You apply lots of layers of wax over a day or two:

Apply thin layer, let it cure for a bit, remove.
Leave for a bit.
Apply another thin layer... etc.

It's like a candle because it is wax. The cold could also play a part as it needs to be going on a relatively warm surface.
 


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