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    Hi folks i picked up a bottle of this Showroom shine for free tonight has anyone used this product? my mate got it off a ad on the tv 2 for 1 i think.

    only thing that gets me about it is on the bottle is says

    No need to wash your car first,clean, shines and protects in one. No car shampoo, no hosepipes, no water, no chamois required-saving you time and money. Easy to use anytime anywhere. Removes dirt, grime, road film, road tar, tree sap, bird droppings and paint oxidation. No streaks, smears, scratches or water spots. Contains the highest grade CARNAUBA WAX

    SHAKE WELL to activate.
    spray liberally onto vehicle.
    Wipe over with a clean, dry microfibre cloth.
    Buff to a shine with another clean microfibre cloth.


    would it not be better to wash the dirt off the car first let it dry off and then wash with this? if its a good day tomorrow ill get some goos before and after pics
     
     

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    Used it once on a Vaux once, never again.

    Always better to wash the car first then to wipe the dirt around using that stuff.
     
     

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    Hi mate why never again? i was going to buy something for washing the car dont want to be using fairy liquid my mate gave me this says here give this a bash brought his car up minted he says! should i just buy something else or give it a shot?

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    Used it once on a Vaux once, never again.

    Always better to wash the car first then to wipe the dirt around using that stuff.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyJaguar View Post
    Hi mate why never again? i was going to buy something for washing the car dont want to be using fairy liquid my mate gave me this says here give this a bash brought his car up minted he says! should i just buy something else or give it a shot?
    Because it scratched the car, Its probably ok to use as a quick fix if your car is clean and free of dirt and you want to give it a quick detail, but i wouldn't use it if your car is dirty and hasn't been washed for a week or two.
     
     

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    £40???? thats mental

    Its no diffrent to ONR or using a QD for a quick wipe down,

    As robbie says wouldnt use it for washing your car,

    If you have some dust, from the garage, or maybe a couple of days road dirt on your car would be ok for this,

    But if its dirty i wouldnt risk it
     
     

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    Cheers for replys guys yes i was wanting to wash the car and maybe give it a quick detail with the showroom shine? cars not been washed in a week and used Autoglym SRP and glass polish about 4 weeks ago, ive not used any waxes as im not sure on whats right to use! any tips on a product for adding to my water for cleaning and a product to use like a wax?
     
     

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    there are loads of diffrent opions on what to use for washing and waxing etc.

    But i use Megs gold class - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_423.html

    its very good to your paint work and the bottle is quite large so it lasts for ages, ive had mine for nearly a year now

    As for wax, collinite 476 - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_451.html

    is a very good wax, that is cheap and easy to apply and will last for weeks until you need to put anouther coat on
     
     

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    Wash with gold class, clay with bilt hamber soft, wash again with gold class, then maybe SRP + Collinite.
    It's all in the prep, but rather than polishing out the swirls give SRP a go as it will fill quite nicely. Top with collinite and you are good to go with a total cost of about £30 that can be used for a long long time.
    As sam1832 says there are loads of options. Before you know it you've gone and bought a rotary, pads, compounds, polishes, brushes, shampoos, quick detailers, waxes, glazes and all manner of things. It gets addictive quickly- get out whilst you can!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    there are loads of diffrent opions on what to use for washing and waxing etc.

    But i use Megs gold class - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_423.html

    its very good to your paint work and the bottle is quite large so it lasts for ages, ive had mine for nearly a year now

    As for wax, collinite 476 - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_451.html

    is a very good wax, that is cheap and easy to apply and will last for weeks until you need to put anouther coat on
    Cheers sam1832 exactly what i was looking for

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    Wash with gold class, clay with bilt hamber soft, wash again with gold class, then maybe SRP + Collinite.
    It's all in the prep, but rather than polishing out the swirls give SRP a go as it will fill quite nicely. Top with collinite and you are good to go with a total cost of about £30 that can be used for a long long time.
    As sam1832 says there are loads of options. Before you know it you've gone and bought a rotary, pads, compounds, polishes, brushes, shampoos, quick detailers, waxes, glazes and all manner of things. It gets addictive quickly- get out whilst you can!!!
    hahaha cheers nixon, yes been looking at a thew treads on here and was mind boggling all these products for this and that
    i do fancy getting a clay bar kit to. ive got a mate who is a painter who said to me that if im handy with thinners it does the same job? but F**K that lol id take the paint off

    Any tips on a wheel cleaning product guys? i was going to buy wonder wheels but i fancy a product that leaves a layer of protection on the wheels if there is such a product??

    thanks again guys
     
     

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    leave wonder wheels alone, it quite acidic and can take the laqure off if your not carefull

    try billberry - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_499.html

    you will need a spray bottle to put it in, but you mix it up with water in any strength you want depending on how dirty your wheels are, ( you can use it neat)
    i normally go 1/4 billberry to 3/4 water - so you can see it last along time and is very good at getting brake dust and dirt off, and its very kind to your wheels

    thinners?? ive never heard of putting that on your car, i would just get a clay bar if i was you lol

    if your going to clay it, anouther quick priduct for you to consider, after you have washed and clayed, you can use a glaze before you apply your wax, this glaze fills all your swirl marks and hides all the light scratches and makes your paint look flawless,

    you car is silver? its called poor boys white diamond - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes.../prod_551.html

    you apply like a wax, with a foam aplicator and then buff it off, over the whole car then wax on top

    it should get it looking tip top
     
     

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