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    hi peeps,

    My previous car never really got a 'proper' wash, and didn't want to make the same mistake twice, was wondering best products to use. I've done some digging and looks like the steps invlolved are :Wash car, Clay car, Wash/Dry, Polish then Wax.

    I'm just hoping to wash/dry, some decail and then Polish (no wax, for now)

    I'm hoping to get the following bits:

    Meguiars High Tech Applicator Pad
    Meguiars Supreme Shine Microfibre
    Meguiars Water Magnet Drying Towel
    Dodo Juice Red Mist Quick Detailer
    Meguiars SwirlX
    Meguiars Scratch X 2.0
    Meguiars Shampoo & Conditioner - Gold Class Shampoo & Conditioner
    Meguiars Even Coat Applicator Pads
    Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel Gloss Tyre Gel
    Meguiars Lambswool Wash Mitt
    Poorboys Black Hole

    I just wanted to know do I really need some of the stuff above? so for example: the Dodo juice is much like poorboys black hole?

    what are your thoughts on the products above?
    Edit: forgot to mention car colour is Black
    Thanks
     
     

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    Hi mate,

    I went through the same dilemma when first getting into detailling my car properly. I would say my best buys were 2 buckets with grit guards. They seem a lot of money but they are worth it. Also I wouldnt go for SwirlX and the Scratch X2.0, either one or the other will do they more or less do the same job. I also got 2 of the lambswool mitts as well for each bucket.

    Thats all I can say, except for be careful!!! Detailing can become very addictive take it from me!!!!

    Good luck!
     
     

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    As DavyB said - it can become very addictive.

    Before you know it, you will have a small collection that could valet many cars

    I would second the 2 bucket method, also the lambswool wash mits.

    I would include claying for a great smooth surface before applying any polish or wax.

    I used the following on my car:

    1. Washed using 2 bucket method.
    2. Used Meguiars clay bar kit - be sure to use plenty of lube. Do a panel at a time.
    3. Used a clean microfibre towel to get the majority of residue off after claying.
    4. Washed again and then dried using microfiber cloths.
    5. Used Autoglym Polish.
    6. Applied 2 applications of Autoglym High Definition Wax. This stuff is really good and I have tried many waxes for the simalar price range as this stuff.
    7. Used Autoglym Glass Polish on exterior and interior. Then apply a cost or 2 of RAINX.
    8. Use either Autoglym spray for the black plastics or Turtle Wax Ice (this leaves no white residue on black plastics or rubbers)
    9. Use Meguiars tyre gel.

    I usually wash the car every weekend and sometimes will use a quick detailer after drying to pep up the shine.
    I usually wax the car every other month.

    I now do the wives car regulary and also my daughters. It can become obessive but it is satisfying in a strange way.

    Happy detailing
     
     

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    very addictive it is lol.

    what is this 2 bucket method. you mean
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmcconnell1 View Post
    very addictive it is lol.

    what is this 2 bucket method. you mean


    Here look at this..


    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ek-advice.html
     
     

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    hey guys,

    Thanks for the replies. Any Wax you guys can recommend? Preferably something that is easy to apply and remove by hand.

    So just to clarify,
    - I wash the car using two bucket method
    - Clay car (any good clay products I should get also what do I use as Lube for the clay?)
    - Wash again and dry using MF cloth
    - apply swirl X and scratch X where needed (can I apply these products all over the car?
    - Polish car using PB black hole and MF cloth
    - Wax car using a waxing product
    - apply the Red mist

    Thanks.
     
     

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    I assume your coupe is a dark colour as you've already purchased PB's Black Hole, I can recommend Dodo Juice Blue Velvet which is a hard wax(or soft wax Purple Haze)
    another good point of this dark coloured wax on dark cars is the total lack of white powder residue that you often find after buffing standard waxes.

    You can buy £5.95 sample pots of Dodo Juice waxes from http://www.shinearama.co.uk/product.php?id=DOD-DJPH30

    You may also find this thread useful http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...ntwork-t26397/ hth
     
     

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