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    Hey guys I know this has been covered over and over again! But I want someone to do me a list of good cleaning products everything I would need Inc pads and cloths etc.

    My car is Titan silver and come spring i want to start detailing my car so say I have 100 pound starting budget what would everyone recomend?

    All I have done in the past is buy auto glym shampoo, polish, aqua wax,wheel cleaner and glass cleaner and used them but not properly so this year I want to really get into washing and detailing my car and learn it properly
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    £100 for everything should be alright, although i spend that just on wax lol

    but basics you will need are:

    2 buckets (one for soap, one to rinse)
    Wash mitt (do NOT use sponges)
    shampoo (turtlewax, autoglym, etc etc)
    microfibre or leather drying clothes

    your car probably could do with a clay bar treatment
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...3519p817&rs=gb

    this will remove a lot more surface grit then just washing.

    then time to polish and wax, these depend on preference/budget etc...id recommend for your budget some meguires. I myself use Swissvax, but it is £100 a pot of wax

    so just to clarify

    rinse (pressure washer if you have one)
    wash
    dry
    clay
    polish
    wax
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    sorry forgot to mention, do your wheels before washing car
     
     

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    Yes i'm sorry about yesterday but the forcast on my phone said rain so I didn't want to drive 400 miles for it to be crap :p also my gf has decided she wants a z3 so I'm jumping at the chance to look at as many as I can with her and so far she's in love so bonus and yes I will scrub wheels inside and out and clay bar how do you use these? Rub it on a cloth and rub the cloth over a dry car? And I take it polishing and waxing is the same method? Apply all over then remove in the same order? Thanx for your help guys! And 100 pound is a bit much for me :p what's a good wax for around 30ish?? Bit more if it's really worth it
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    cosco do a big pack of micro fiber cloths,
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...cloths-t70376/

    Bilberry wheel cleaner is good, big bottle that you can dilute down to last forever
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_499.html

    Megs gold class shampoo, big bottle has last me over a year now
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_423.html

    Collinte wax, cheap and very durable
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_281.html

    you will also need a sponge applicator for the wax, a good quality lamps wool wash mit, a 'fluffy' microfiber drying towel
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/access...r/prod_89.html
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_452.html
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microf.../prod_634.html

    Dont use a leather to dry your car, they are awful they trap dirt and hold it. towel is the best way

    All the other bits you can buy as you go,

    Nice to have:
    AG - SRP
    Clay bar + lube
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...-/prod_41.html
    Tyre dressing
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_143.html
    Tyre sponge
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_340.html
    wheel brush
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_581.html

    Clay bar is easy to use,
    after the car is washed and dryed
    you get lube and clay, spray the lube on to the body work use a small amount of clay and rub over lube, USE PLENTY OF LUBE, dont let it dry, kneed the clay to get a clean bit when it gets dirty. then dry off with drying towel again

    Polishing, (by hand?)
    would be easier with a machine polisher but with you budget you will have to use elbow grease,
    SRP is perfect for hand appliction, it can not remove scratches or swirls, it has a lot of sillicone (fillers) in it to fill the scratch/swirl and hide it from you, but will eventually wash away, espically if you clay it again.
    Using SRP and a MF cloth, you could do the whole car but it will take for ever by hand, with a machine it will take a good 10 hours. start on the scratches you want to remove (hide) put a small amount on your mf and start with small circular motions on the scratch, keep rubbing you should see it start to 'dissapere then wipe away the excess with a clean part of the cloth

    Waxing, collinite is really easy to use with minimal effort
    After the car is cleaned and dryed and clayed, put a small amout of wax on the applicator pad and put on in small circler motions. try and do a pannel at a time, leave it to haze about 5mins, the finger swipe test is a good one: when you think its ready to come off, swipe your finger over it, if it smears leave it, if it comes off to clean paint buff it off with your MF cloth. The Key to wax is more is less, the less you put on the easier it is to get off and better it will look. try to keep it down to a thin even coat, And for best results you should do two coats, i try and leave it as long as possible between coats, it should be 24 hours, but if you dont have the time or cant be bothered an hour will do

    You can also use the wax on your glass, inside and out, but dont put it on your windscreen it will smear with the wipers but all the other windows its good for, same method as body work
    So you should be looking to: wash, dry, clay, polish then wax
     
     

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    you can use wax on glass? well thats new to me, I've been using glass polishes!...will definetly have to give that a go
     
     

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    Cutting up old t-shirts can also come in handy to use as rags for cleaning under arches, alloys etc . Not sure how much you would get out of an old mankinki though mate
     
     

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    I wax my windows inside and out and its amazing far better than window polish imo. lovley in the rain when you see it just run off.


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    3.M3 front splitter
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    5.M-tech steering wheel
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecranejoe View Post
    you can use wax on glass? well thats new to me, I've been using glass polishes!...will definetly have to give that a go
    Yup, well to be fair i use glass cleaner first then i apply colli straight on to the glass in and and out. its brillent, dosent smear and rain runs off

    Since i bought the dodo juice supernatural the colli has been demoted to windows and wheels lol

    I forgot to say earlier when i said about waxing, put two coats on the wheels as well, it makes them easier to clean next time and dirty water beads off too
     
     

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    Thanx sam1832 well done good effort! I will purchase that stuff soon thanx for the guide aswell user friendly everyone is a great help
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