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    These are very good and i get most of my wax,shampoos etc from them.

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/
     
     

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    I have a Jet Black E46 and with regard to wax I was recomended Collinite 476 (£20), or if you fancy pushing the boat out a bit, Dodo Juice Blue Velvet or Purple Haze (£32) both readily available from e-bay
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    I have a Jet Black E46 and with regard to wax I was recomended Collinite 476 (£20), or if you fancy pushing the boat out a bit, Dodo Juice Blue Velvet or Purple Haze (£32) both readily available from e-bay
    Yup agree with the above, collinite is fantastic, match it up with a good glaze/sealer and your car will look a treat.
     
     

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    I have got a few cloths and mits from a place call JTF near Preston, Lancs. They are similar to Makro and I think they have other branches. I have also got a lot of Auto Glym stuff from there as they have the 1 litre for 500ml bottles.
     
     

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    newbie question:

    just ordered 6 microfibre cloths. are they sufficient to dry the car after washing, or do I need a special microfibre drying towel for that. they seem to be quite a bit more expensive.
     
     

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    the drying cloths are good.. ive got a big plush on that only cost like a tenner.. cleanyourcar.co.uk i got it from.. its there own brand one..
     
     

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    thanks for the advice ^^^^

    hijacking the thread again but not really worth making another one. All of these questions have been answered already at various times in various thread but it all still leaves me a bit confused.

    So I am a complete cleaning newbie. (I have not treated my previous car as well as I should have, even though it was so loyal, oh how I miss you! :(. bucket and sponge a couple of times a year and maybe through the wash 3 times a year but that was it. )

    I've ordered a lambs wool mitt and microfibre cloths. Knowing myself I get carried away easily with shopping but am fairly lazy, so rather than spend 60 quid and have 3 different kinds of polish sitting around, it's probably better to start of slowly. what about a special brush for the rims, surely I won't be using my dear lambs wool for that?

    Here is what I am still confused with...

    So I start off with shampoo in one bucket and clear water in the other, that I get. then I dry it? what comes next, SRP? The EGP? then HD wax? where does sealer come in? And what exactly does that 'clay stuff' do?
    Bilberry wheel cleaner for the rims? And people seriously clean the engine bay?

    So if I wanna build up slowly to see how enthusiastic I will actually be in practice, what should I get on top of shampoo to begin with? It seems that a lot of the sets that are on offer actually have plenty of stuff that nobody uses such as sponges etc?

    I think rather than getting 4 different things for the paint, I'd like to get something for the rims and dashboard, and sometime down the road something for the (black) leather and windows from the inside?

    sorry for rambling on, cleaning products is a whole new world to me.

    edit again: am tempted to just get the Dodo born to be mild and see if that is already enough for me. seen some pics of Black BMWs who've been cleaned with just that and they look fantastic.
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    Good questions chief...

    All answered here.. http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ek-advice.html

    Clay is basicallly an abbrasive which gets rid of contamentents on the paint.. you would use this after washing... Then you would dry... Then use SRP as this is polish... EGP is a sealant.. you would apply this then.. then put on the wax... follow manufactors instructions.. happy days..
     
     

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    I got a Dodo Juice kit from one of the detailers up here in Scotland that used to sponsor the RRS forum.
    Consisted of:-

    1 Noodle wash mitt
    1 Bottle Sour Power shampoo
    1 Mild Claybar
    1 Bottle Lime Prime Glaze
    1 Tub of Hard Candy wax
    1 Bottle of Red Mist for topping up wax after washing
    3 Dodo Juice Polishing cloths
    2 Applicator pads

    Total cost was around £110

    I already had to Meguiars Drying towels and had a sheepskin mitt which was relegated to doing the wheels. Got lots of good advice from John too when I picked the kit up from him. Need to get in touch for more soon as my stocks are running low and somebody managed to nick one of my polishing cloths!!

    I've done my X5 with it already and was more than pleased with the results I got. Also done SWMBO Audi tt which is black and it came up quite well too even though its 10 yrs old now and my Mums 3 yr old Volvo C30 which was in SERIOUS need of proper going over and now looks great.

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    I am also a complete newbie to this stuff (dont even have a bucket at the moment! ) I have found this set online. Link
    Looks like a good start, will get a couple of buckets too!

    What do you guys recon?
     
     

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