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    I haven't really invested in any detailing products, and i think its about time i got some good stuff and gave my cars the attention they deserve.

    so with a fairly modest budget of say £50-100 pounds.

    What are some good products to start with, i have a pressure washer already
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    microfibre towels
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    Megs Gold Class Shampoo
    Autoglym SRP
    Collinite 476s wax

    That wont come to much and would be a good start. Have a look on Neil's[Perfection Detailing] website or http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/
     
     

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    I've read in a few different places on this forum that you're better to get a lambswool washmitt, rather than microfibre. It is meant to give least resistance to the paint, which helps to prevent paint-marring/damage.

    Don't take my words as gospel, as I am just re-iterating what I have read on this forum in various detailing threads, and on Polished Bliss, too.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamper View Post
    I've read in a few different places on this forum that you're better to get a lambswool washmitt, rather than microfibre. It is meant to give least resistance to the paint, which helps to prevent paint-marring/damage.

    Don't take my words as gospel, as I am just re-iterating what I have read on this forum in various detailing threads, and on Polished Bliss, too.
    as he says... read through polished bliss... they have a fountain of knowledge!
     
     

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