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    Quote Originally Posted by Philh293 View Post
    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?
    120 quid though not sure if I wanna do that if I've never properly cleaned a car before and might end up being fed up after half an hour. looked closely in direct sunlight today though and my entire bonnet is covered in swirl marks :( so I guess the idea of 'just shampoo' for now is out the window.
     
     

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    wouldn't bother with starter kits guys.. just get on cleanyourcar.co.uk and pick what you want...

    you'll need shampoo, wash mitt, microfibre clothes and applicator pads, 2 buckets, drying towel, wheel cleaner and spray bottle, polish or pre-wax cleaner and wax/sealant...

    also tar remover and a clay bar would be handy if your doing a proper job..

    with things like microfibre clothes and buckets you can pick them up in asda, tesco etc for peanuts..
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    Is it worth shelling out 8.95 for the Sonus applicators or are the Meguiaris for 3.95 'sufficient'? (seen them on cleanyourcar)
     
     

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    too right dont get that start kit. overly priced. i got all my gear for 60quid that included

    snow foam,sonus clay bar and detailer spray, meguires gold shampoo, lamb wool wash mitt, big drying cloth, polishing cloth, and two application bads. buy seperately and youll save. start with the essentails then add something else every so often! clay bar is amazing especially the sonus ultra fine! wax defo the collinite 476s
     
     

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    alright. my starter kit is coming together nicely.

    Got of course more silly questions. Do people use a special brush to clean the wheel arches?

    would I have to take the wheels off to apply tyre gel all around?

    I have learned today that anything abrasive will harm the plastic on the car, which on the X would be the bumpers and the plastic around the wheel arches. Is being careful sufficient or do people actually tape these areas?

    and lastly, I have notices when opening the boot that there is a lot of dirt on the 'oiled hydraulic sticks' ( don't know how else to describe it); can these places that have to be oiled be cleaned? if so, with what? and will I have to apply some kind of oil again afterwords that I may wipe off with all the dirt?
     
     

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    ive used a meguires wheel brush. to loosen hardened brake dust. though that was before i found out you can wax your rims with the collinite 476s and this forms a protective barrier help the dirty come of easier!

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_189.html

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_524.html - for the bbs rim bolts.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerd View Post
    Is it worth shelling out 8.95 for the Sonus applicators or are the Meguiaris for 3.95 'sufficient'? (seen them on cleanyourcar)
    meguiars applicators are really good mate, good price aswell, id save your pennies there

    also.. I wouldn't bother taking of the wheels unless you really want to?! I don't even dress my tyres normally.. although will be doing so when I get my new tyres tuesday
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