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*** The Car Cleaning Thread ***

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wassap, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. Havana_UK

    Mobster

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    Hey, I bought Swisstrax flooring for my garage which is really amazing top quality stuff, so I'm sure your stuff is also great! :)
     
  2. Housey

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    It arrived this morning.

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  3. LiE

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    It was a good morning for cleaning.
     
  4. Housey

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    I spent 3 hours last night cleaning the car :)
     
  5. Muska

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    I've only ever used PNEU tyre dressing from Swissvax, very impressed and a really nice matt finish after a couple of coats. It just doesn't last used in wet weather.

    I know their waxes are held in high regard.
     
  6. LiE

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    Nice! I just got in from 2 hours of cleaning.
     
  7. Housey

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    I wouldn't have bothered replacing what I have to be honest, but searching for stuff on Matt paints bought these to my attention so thought I would give them a go. Will let you know how they work.
     
  8. Jonnycoupe

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    Make sure you don't use them on the mats though, yeah? :D
     
  9. Housey

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    Wait, what, it says Matt I just assumed it was spelt rong?
     
  10. Jonnycoupe

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    Atleast it wasn't satin...
     
  11. Krakkenbus

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    I've no idea what the setup is to be honest, I just knew he was located in or around Sheffield. Getting rid of minor swirling yourself isnt too difficult (usually). You could even use a decent filling glaze like KKD regloss to "hide" the majority of it.
     
  12. pallys

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  13. Richy888

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    My mrs has ‘grazed’ the front wing of her Mini Countryman on a wooden post. She ‘fessed up and asked me to take a look. Told her it was very superficial and would probably polish out ....... with a polisher. Wasn’t really a hint but she bought me a Tacklife DA polisher. Seems a decent thing though with no experience I’ll grab a car wing on farm scrap heap and practice on that first :eek:
     
  14. scrivz69

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  15. Conscript

    Sgarrista

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    Checked the water coming through my Raceglaze tonight and found that it's back up to about the TDS reading is back up to 290ppm. I had noticed a few more water spots appearing recently, but that's pretty much what it is without filtration. Guess a combination of too much washing and the exceptionally hard water in my area have done for it...bought it in May last year, so not quite a full year.

    Any advice of where best to buy replacement resin? It's £45 for 7 litres from Raceglaze, but I'm guessing it's a generic resin which might be cheaper elsewhere.
     
  16. robj20

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    Anyone find a product that actually works to remove those white marks on black textured plastic. I've tried a fair few and they might look better for a few days then it fades and the marks are back.
     
  17. scrivz69

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    The white on plastics is usually dried polish and it's terrible to get off, the best thing I have used and it works is a pencil rubber that you used in school, give it a try.
     
  18. VaderDSL

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    Can't speak personally, having never used it. But if I search for MB115 resin I can find a lot of 25litre options for £80, so around £3.20 per litre, compared to the £6.40ish from raceglaze? In fact the 25litre option from raceglze is £150.
     
  19. Jonnycoupe

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    Managed to wash both cars today. Autobrite SPRINTS on the IPACE last wash to just a towel dry was enough for the colour to really pop in the sun. Still a game with water spots so got some magiseal to try in their sale. MINI wants another coat of abyss now as I did it last time in March last year. Does makes washing so much easier when paint is protected.
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  20. adam cool dude

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    Your hose pipe looks like someone has drawn a penis on your drive.