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    Quote Originally Posted by BBmatic View Post
    Thanks again Devil, i've seen that link but funnily enough that was the one prompted this thread as it mentions wiping down with 50% ipa , whatever that is, and it may also mention chilled distilled water which i believe isn't the stuff comes out ma taps.. :o)

    Its still appreciated you went to trouble and does help starting a job knowing that other forummers are aware/ care, if that doesn;t sound too pathetic :o)
    Quote Originally Posted by BBmatic View Post
    ..Found out IPA is a kind of beer..


    Lol nice one

    IPA is ispohonayl alchol, http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313

    i take it the 50% they are reccomending using IPA wipes, you can buy it 99% pure as a liquid and it is used for througly degerasing and cleansing

    as its alchol and its very pure it evaporates off leaving nothing behind, like a solvent cleaner would

    Distled water is used, because it has nothing in (contaminants) unlike the water from your tap, which has chalk, lime and other bits in it

    Both of the above are a bit extreme for a weekly/monthly wash and clean i personnaly have never bothered with either mainly cos i cant be arsed. if i was entering a show i would probably do use them but not for a car that is driven

    but having said this detailling is all in the prep and it cant be bad if you have the time

    I would very much like to see some photos after you have applied the 'super' wax, i use the standard supernatural and its amazing
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBmatic View Post
    Sam1832 -- great reply thanks. really good to know that bog standard MFs are ok for buffing etc. (I'll take care not to use the edges as they look a little rough).
    And i'll bear in mind what you say about paper towels, i use them normally to avoid over use of limited number of MFs (I've got 5 new ones today though).
    The pre wax cleanser was recommended as it apparently creates a slightly better surface for the wax hybrid to adhere to...must admit i thought it was possibly a case of the hard-sell at the time but hey. Would you recommend NOT using it, or its up to me? As i am happy to give it the full monty..
    as for the pre-wax cleaner, its totally up to you

    but if you are going to ipa it as well, its deffo waste of time
     
     

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    You can water IPA down. We do it at work in clean rooms - it's actually better at cleaning some things when watered down...

    Might be handy as it's tough to buy IPA on a large scale.

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    There will be some pictures later today hopefully lads.. hopefully near the bridge by Golborne Rd/ Trellick Towers W9 [good location] as I'm taking the boys skateboarding later i hope..

    Not using IPA or distilled water :o)

    But i am gonna lime juice lite her right now, and then the supernatural hybrid.

    thanks for advice yesterday, i only got to finish the drying - just after claying - before it got dark, damned orbit of sun/ seasonal changes.
     
     

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    On the paper towels front, I'm not a fan. I'm not sure why, though. I seem to recall reading they can be very coarse and scratchy.
     
     

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    i just dab the excess water off with them, but yes, agreed.
     
     

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    Really Looking forward to seeing the pictures!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil318is View Post
    Really Looking forward to seeing the pictures!
    Me too!

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