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    Hi all,

    I make a real effort to keep my car nice, clean and rust free all year round,
    I dont use loads of special products like many of you guys seem to as I simply cant afford to at the moment.

    Once a week I wash and dry the car using Turtle wax shampoo,
    rinse off and dry with a micro fibre towel.

    Once a month I wax it using Triplewax liquid wax.

    Every three months I use autoglym super resin polish and then wax.

    I do the glass with good old windowleen and newspaper.

    Trouble is where I live is properly in the sticks and as soon as I use the car again its back to square one, thick mud and cowshit caked on up to the trim line, manky looking wheels etc.

    can anyone recommend a wax or something that the shit will not stick to so badly, I see other folks cars looking like they need a wash but not as bad as mine, its like they know something I dont.
     
     

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    I have this problem with brake dust on my wheels. I clean my wheels all nice and shiny. Then I go for a drive which is less than 1.5 hours and when I return, my wheels have brake dust on them.

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    I'm in the same situation, my girlfriend is using the car daily at the mo and travels down country lanes to work with tractors leaving mud all over the roads. I clean the car weekly and have to jet handfuls of mud out of the arches and off the underside of the car.

    Within 1 day the car looks as though it hasn't been washed for weeks. It's a pain in the arse.

    Just have to grin and bear it until warmer/dry weather. No product will stop masses of mud sticking to the car unfortunately.
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    I'm the same, living in the middle of nowhere. Mud and shite over the roads all the time. Tbh I clean mine once a week now and put up with it.....:(
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by speerzie View Post
    Hi all,

    I make a real effort to keep my car nice, clean and rust free all year round,
    I dont use loads of special products like many of you guys seem to as I simply cant afford to at the moment.

    Once a week I wash and dry the car using Turtle wax shampoo,
    rinse off and dry with a micro fibre towel.

    Once a month I wax it using Triplewax liquid wax.

    Every three months I use autoglym super resin polish and then wax.

    I do the glass with good old windowleen and newspaper.

    Trouble is where I live is properly in the sticks and as soon as I use the car again its back to square one, thick mud and cowshit caked on up to the trim line, manky looking wheels etc.

    can anyone recommend a wax or something that the shit will not stick to so badly, I see other folks cars looking like they need a wash but not as bad as mine, its like they know something I dont.
    Its a part of the Male Phsycy, you protect your property (wether bricks and mortar or mechanical) and for a military persons you are only as good as the functionalty of your personal weapon

    Try Nano Technology Cleaning products, the pearl water like a good wax but with No effort, thats not a trade name by the way!! There are loads of Nano products about.

    Dunk
     
     

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    Same problem here too.

    Spend hours and hours on a saturday morning cleaning till the car looks great and then... My wife and 3 screaming kids jump in and tread shite all over the door seals and carpets. They cant walk on the path they MUST take a diversion over the mud ffs. They dring with them drinks, sweets and make up too!!! It really angers me to the point where I feel like banning them all lol.

    In response to speerzie...

    I think all you can really do is wash and polish it a little more often to help protect the body work more and to build up a good shite barrier.
     
     

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    I can highly recommend obsession from autobrite, since i put it on ive been thru lanes past quarrys up and down the motorway and all i need to do is a quick shampoo and dry, i do use a quick detailer after but i think thats just cos of my ocd lol
    Izit cos i compact?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    I'm the same, living in the middle of nowhere. Mud and shite over the roads all the time. Tbh I clean mine once a week now and put up with it.....:(
    If I owned your car, I would clean it every time I drove it and never complain
    seriously tho, its feckin soul destroying

    Quote Originally Posted by bratty View Post
    Its a part of the Male Phsycy, you protect your property (wether bricks and mortar or mechanical) and for a military persons you are only as good as the functionalty of your personal weapon

    Try Nano Technology Cleaning products, the pearl water like a good wax but with No effort, thats not a trade name by the way!! There are loads of Nano products about.

    Dunk
    Ah, is that like the Demon shine stuff, whack it in a bucket of water and launch it at the mrs............I mean the car Ive seen it in B&q I think
     
     

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    The only thing I can recommend is try a hard wax over a liquid wax and then use a liquid spray wax product after washing.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagler View Post
    I can highly recommend obsession from autobrite, since i put it on ive been thru lanes past quarrys up and down the motorway and all i need to do is a quick shampoo and dry, i do use a quick detailer after but i think thats just cos of my ocd lol
    Thanks, i'll look into it.
    Dont get me wrong, I'm not OCD about it, would just like it if the mud slipped off a bit better.
    Trouble is, I look like a bloody hillbilly when I get into town and and my car looks like a feckin farm vehicle
     
     

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