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Detailing Chat & Questions Thread



Matt e

ClioSport Club Member
No the normal, I read somewhere couple of months ago they had a problem with the si one going brown because of the scent they use.

Maybe it's the same with normal as well?

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  Mk3 Megane
Afternoon all,

new to detailing so been doing alot of reading both on here and elsewhere, its a bloody minefield! Ive ordered the below today as i have a few cars to do and our T5 camper.


now from what i can gather i need more or less the below list of bits? What im after is any advice on things ive missed and also any recommendations on products etc.

Buckets/wash mitt/drying towel/microfibres
something to deal with tar and iron
wash shampoo
wheel cleaner
claybar and lube
some form of panel wipe
some form of protection (wax/sealant/glaze?) - still not got my head round this part yet.

apologies for the massive post and thanks in advance!
 

Matt e

ClioSport Club Member
stuff i use

Buckets/wash mitt/drying towel/microfibres - meguirs bucket, microfiber incredipad, the rag company microfibre cloths
something to deal with tar and iron - they all pretty much do the the same
wash shampoo - dodo juice born to be mild, adams shampoo, bilt hamber
wheel cleaner - Bilt hamber auto wheel / chemical guys diablo wheel cleaner
claybar and lube - bilt hamber clay
some form of panel wipe - carpro eraser/ gyeon prep
some form of protection (wax/sealant/glaze?) - still not got my head round this part yet. - bouncers done and dusted si edition, sonax bsd, bouncers wax
 
  Mk3 Megane
stuff i use

Buckets/wash mitt/drying towel/microfibres - meguirs bucket, microfiber incredipad, the rag company microfibre cloths
something to deal with tar and iron - they all pretty much do the the same
wash shampoo - dodo juice born to be mild, adams shampoo, bilt hamber
wheel cleaner - Bilt hamber auto wheel / chemical guys diablo wheel cleaner
claybar and lube - bilt hamber clay
some form of panel wipe - carpro eraser/ gyeon prep
some form of protection (wax/sealant/glaze?) - still not got my head round this part yet. - bouncers done and dusted si edition, sonax bsd, bouncers wax
Awesome mate, thanks! gives me something to go off.

anything you think i may have missed that ill likely need?
 
  Clio 2.0 138hp
Awesome mate, thanks! gives me something to go off.

anything you think i may have missed that ill likely need?
Some wheel brushes and a few detail brushes. They are all the same really so it doesn't matter which ones
Some smaller pads for the tighter areas, a 6 inch pad isn't easy to use for fiddly bits
Would also suggest getting 2 wash mitts. Having a cheap one for doing sills and really grubby bits really helps
 

-Jamie-

ClioSport Club Member
Or even any other good prewash, might just sack off the snow foam lance and go back to the pressure sprayer


Wax Planet 8 Below seems pretty good going by some reviews, anyone use it?
 
Yeah Korrosol is what I use. I used Gtechniq W6 before which was good but when you consider price Korrosol is my choice as it does the job just as good if not better. I think the Bilt Hamber Auto wheel is pretty much the same as Korrosol but thicker for better cling I prefer the Korrosol though and it took 2k miles worth of build up off with ease recently so gets the job done.
 

gally

ClioSport Club Member
Auto foam for me. Cleaning. Dilution. Safe. Offers everything and made my a company that truly make their own products.
 
  Fiesta Mk8 ST-3
Clean & Shiney has the new G-Techinq Easy Coat for grabs at the minute 500ml bottle at £16 it’s to use with a hose like, it comes out like a foam. It’s suppose to last around 3 months worth of protection from dust and dirt and super beading. It suppose to cover 2 full cars.

Might grab a bottle and give it a go
 
I assume this is just the same as every other product already released in this category?
Seems to be similar bar the application is different and 2 uses to 1 bottle at the price I hope the 3 months protection holds up. Its Gtechniq so you got to imagine it'll be good stuff though.
 
  Fiesta Mk8 ST-3
This suits me at the minute, had the car now almost a year with no protection on it, was going to get it professional detailed few months back but the lockdown came in. This will do for the time being, been washing my car almost every week or two and done 2k miles. This will tie me down until next year especially over winter again. Not bad getting 2 medium size cars out of a bottle. Plus I can do this myself. Win win.
 

Matt e

ClioSport Club Member
does anyone on here watch forensic detailing on youtube?

it comes across to me that his channel is turning in to platform just to show show what his mate from in2detailing sells
 
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Al_G

ClioSport Club Member
  Honda S2000
Tried a couple of new products today.

TACS System Mystic Bubble Shampoo. Really impressed. Great cleaning power using cold water and very concentrated (40ml to 20l). Very slick and smelt of bubblegum. Supposed to be as good as CP Reset but cheaper.

Next up was Kamikazi Overcoat. Really impressive, especially as I just used it as a basic standalone product. My car is my daily so hasn’t been decontaminated, corrected or ceramic coated etc. Overcoat has certainly added gloss and looks to have filled minor imperfections too. Excited to see the self cleaning abilities. Not cheap (£68 for 250ml) but a little goes a long way.

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Not bad for a 11 year old car that’s worth 50p lol
 

Davyy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Can anyone recommend a good cutting and finishing pad/polish combo for Porsche paint. It’s very very swirly.
 

cafcross

ClioSport Club Member
I’ve been using Megs Tyre Gel for about 12 years and I’ve never had sling. Just make sure it’s completely dry before you drive, or give it a wipe over with an old microfibre to take any excess off.
 


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