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    Tomorrow I aim to spend the day on my car, cleaning and sorting little bits out..

    I have a decent shampoo and a wax... but I wondered the following:

    I dont have enough money to go out and buy any decent products at the moment so is there anything decent that will substitute that you know works well - I read t cut works well on the rear window.

    1. Does anyone know what I can use to clean the roof (material)
    2. Something decent to clean up the leather

    If no alternatives to the expensive stuff, ill jsut have to wait.
     
     

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    AG do a good hood cleaner, and halfords do cheaper ones, and as for the leather buy the wipes they're fairly good. What wax you running with, as spray on Demon shine is ok, but personally I prefer Collinite 915 (or at a push megs GC).

    And for your rear window, I've heard Brasso works ok, as does apparently Wet'n'dry, but be careful.

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    Lol at your sig!!

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    I use Mer wax, does the job very well
     
     

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    Woops posted twice.
     
     

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    Mer is ok (just), but don't ever let it dry/cure fully, or you will never get it off, did my mums car a few years ago (try 8-10), and some of the stuff baked on in the sun between a panel, it went like iron, it stayed there for around 3 years............

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    3 years lol..

    I used to do the punto alot and the condition of that was brilliant.

    I always do panel by panel..

    wipe on, wipe off
     
     

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    for roof autoglym fabric hood protector hood cleaner was ok on mine
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    I have to say most Halfords branded cleaning stuff is pretty good, and sometimes they have 3 for 2's on so go in and have a look is the best bet!
     
     

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    Gliptone for the leather. Best stuff ive found for cleaning those light grey seats.
    http://www.liquidleather.com/
     
     

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    If its in pretty good nick you don't need to buy a dedicated hood cleaner, just got some APC, even Tescos Daisy will do, a good scrub with a softish nail brush and rinse well.

    What would be worth getting at some stage is hood re-proofer, Renovo (google it) do a very good one.

    Leather, as mentioned Gliptone is very good, another alternative thats a bit cheaper is the Zaino Z9 cleaner and Z10 conditioner works very well

    Some pics of a RR i did with the Zaino leather treatments

    http://www.driveandshine.co.uk//inde...d=18&Itemid=30

    As for Mer, well unless you own a red mini that you like to set light to, bin it and buy something thats better and easier to use!
    E30 Baur - Restoration started.............

    E34 535 Sport, engine rebuild to be complete by end of Jan

    E34 530 Touring V8 burble with a stick to stir the gears
     
     

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