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    The first thing I did when I got my 330 Coupe recently (on a dry day!), was wash the car then claybar it using the bottle of lube and also with soapy water. Didn't fancy using all the lube up as I wanted to claybar the wife's Corsa too. The soapy water worked ok, although not as good as the lube. You have to kneed the clay every now and then to get a fresh bit. I also washed it under warm running water while kneeding it to get rid of some of the muck. When dry, I used Turtlewax Platinum...cos it seemed to get a good review on the Autoexpress test. To my mind it's pretty good, but i'm thinking of getting a dual action polisher and kit from Detailing World. Hopefully better results with no swirls!

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    just tesco wash and waxed mine looks alright i cant be arsed with applying pollish and buffing it of lol (to fat an lazy for all that)
    318is saloon bright red
     
     

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    been using zipwax and autoglym items to clean mine and it gleams all the time,wax once a month and takes me 30 minutes tops.cant be assed with 4 hour detailing work when all i want to do weekends is go and a have a few pints and chill with the family
     
     

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    Although I admire the patience of the detailer boys..and girls, I can't help wonder if they have a life. My weekend goes in a blur, between a cuddle if I'm lucky, visiting aged Mothers and watching a bit of football, I don't get 5 minutes to myself let alone 10 hours to rub a bit of play-doh over the car. I have the car washed once a week and valeted 3 times a year. I don't even own a bucket, well maybe one with a mop in it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolmarty View Post
    Although I admire the patience of the detailer boys..and girls, I can't help wonder if they have a life. My weekend goes in a blur, between a cuddle if I'm lucky, visiting aged Mothers and watching a bit of football, I don't get 5 minutes to myself let alone 10 hours to rub a bit of play-doh over the car. I have the car washed once a week and valeted 3 times a year. I don't even own a bucket, well maybe one with a mop in it.
    Although you might think thats a bit sad, but in reality you only ever spend 10 hours cleaning once or twice a year. and that can easily be broken over two or three days,
    friday evening: hover inside, clean inside, wash and dry - 3 hours
    saturday morning: clay car, mask car, polish with machine - 3 hours
    sunday morning: finish polishing, apply wax, finish little bits, tyres etc. - 3 hours

    Then the rest of the year its just washing like normal, with the odd wax here and there,

    i washed my car this evening after work in an hour

    i dont think i could watch somebody else wash my car lol
     
     

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