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    I second that about the slippery slope! I just dashed £60 at Cleanyourcar.co.uk on a bunch of new stuff and I forgot the tyre dressing and wax... can't wait for a decent day to play with my new clay kit though

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilscientist View Post
    I second that about the slippery slope! I just dashed £60 at Cleanyourcar.co.uk on a bunch of new stuff and I forgot the tyre dressing and wax... can't wait for a decent day to play with my new clay kit though

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    Good man Nick. I think they power tools are out of my skill set tho, will take a lot of practice to buff (!?) correctly and plus i have no garage or private space to work in.

    Just keep it spick and span will do me Ddi you get all the brushes and cloths like i did? You gor a specific shampoo or product range matey? Red
     
     

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    One thing you might want to buy Red, is a grit guard for one of your buckets. This way, you can use your two buckets, one to wash and one to rinse your mit out inbetween washing. If you put the grit guard in the bucket holding the clean warm water, it will ensure you get no grit on your cloth/mit and scratch your car.

    Just a thought
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    thanks ray t! You know I've often searched for one and could never find one. Are they essential or just good practice? I thought of maybe rubbing the mitt in the clean bucket to shake off any grit etc before re-applying. Cheers dude! Red
     
     

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    Try here Red http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUTOSMART-GRIT...3A1|240%3A1318

    There are loads of different makes which vary hugely in price. To be fair though, they all do the same job. Every time you dunk your mit in the bucket, rub it against the guard and it will remove all the debris from the mit. This will help prevent all those horrible swirl marks and possibly worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by redadair View Post
    thanks ray t! You know I've often searched for one and could never find one. Are they essential or just good practice? I thought of maybe rubbing the mitt in the clean bucket to shake off any grit etc before re-applying. Cheers dude! Red
    I use gritguards in my buckets but wouldn't say they are essential, with them in the bucket you do get into a good practice of rubbing the mitt against them after each application, it sits an inch of the bottom, without them you wouldn't have the need to dip the mitt so deep into the bucket where the muck lies.

    This guide below may be of use if you haven't already seen it.

    Detailing product guide - Wash & Maintenance.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by redadair View Post

    You are supose to clay and then seal with a good wax right?

    Oh and one last thing, I have biege interior (leather), the mats always get the dirt no matter who sits or what the weather is. Is there a good foam / shampoo I can spray on and mix with water or does it have to be a hoover type machine thingamy to get results?

    Any andvice for a total amateur who wants to keep his car clean would be gratefully recieved. It's a 530d E60 2005 metallic silver.

    You can tell I am a noob I bet Red
    If you clay then ideally you want to use a paint cleanser followed by a wax, Autoglym super resin polish which is an all in one product which cleans, polishes and protects, not a bad product and has fillers in it which will hide some light scratches to a certain degree, durability time is limited with this product though but it's readily available. You can also top this of if you wish with a decent hard wax thats available from most online stores depending on budget.

    Most all purpose cleaners will clean carpets, may need a brush and a fair amount of elbow grease followed by a good scrub with a microfibre to soak up some moisture.
     
     

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    I wish I could get my girlfriend to remove her shoes first. I think if she ever leaves me it will be becuase of my cars.

    Glass, pain in the ass, and the above mentioned lady told me to use windowline (the stuff from tescos) and a news paper to dry and buff... Low and behold, F*'k me its like crystal!
     
     

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    Here you go Red

    This will keep you entertained for ages mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by redadair View Post
    Good man Nick. I think they power tools are out of my skill set tho, will take a lot of practice to buff (!?) correctly and plus i have no garage or private space to work in.

    Just keep it spick and span will do me Ddi you get all the brushes and cloths like i did? You gor a specific shampoo or product range matey? Red
    Arg, my thread subscription was turned off!

    Red: I went for Chemical Guys Maxi-suds II and love it to bits. It lubricates really well and smells delicious! (I wouldn't recommend drinking it though). I lather it on using a CYC Super Spray and leave it to soak for a few minutes and it comes up great

    Got a bunch of Megs microfibres and a wheel brush while I was at it. More bits to come soon!

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