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    what are you lot buying to spend £600 plus?? other than power washers/ polishers etc which are expensive items?

    ive got all good quality stuff but i've spent a fraction of that.. is it just that i don't clean my car as much? lol
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    bucket x 1, no 2 bucket here, sponge good quality car wash autoglim or similar, soft long handled brush for sills etc
    Bit of colour coded polish as required, vacuum from the Duchess and a bit of Mr sheen thats your lot. say £10 a year tops..
    I'm off down the Pub.....
     
     

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    Most recent purchases include...

    PH Neutral snow foam 5 litre
    Pro Snow Foam Lance
    3M Masking Tape (special car stuff for covering bits of trim when polishing / waxing)
    Foam Wax Applicators
    Wheel & Detail Brushes
    Bilberry Wheel Cleaner 5 litre concentrated
    Collinite 476s Wax
    Chemical Guys EZ Glaze
    Zaino All-In-One Polish
    Shag pile Mircofibre Cloths / Towels x 7
    3 x Lambswool Wash Mitts
    Meguires G220 Machine Polisher
    Mezerna Hard Paint Polishing Kit (for use with machine polisher)
    Meguires Foam Applicator Pads
    Collinite 845 Insulator Wax

    (that comes to about £400)

    then theres Shampoo's, Glass Polishes (exterior), Rain X, Tyre Gels, Alloy Wheel Sealers, Metal Polish (for exhaust), Engine Bay Cleaners, Interior Trim Cleaners / Protectants, Glass Cleaners (interior).... the list goes on forever lol

    Then theres the cost of having alloy wheels refurbed (£200) and cost of buying the jet washer and things.

    Thats me set up though... all I'll need to replace as they run out are the likes of waxes, shampoos, tyre gels and wash mitts. Shouldnt need to spend much more on tools such as the snow foam lance and machine polisher
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    what are you lot buying to spend £600 plus?? other than power washers/ polishers etc which are expensive items?

    ive got all good quality stuff but i've spent a fraction of that.. is it just that i don't clean my car as much? lol
    When I get back home this weekend I'll make a list matey.... you'd be amazed.

    Gummi Pfledge for the rubbers, Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel, Poorboors world natural dressing etc. etc dodo juice red mist, Dual Action polisher, multiple pads, multiple polishes, black hole glaze, autoglym stuff, shampoos etc etc.
    it soon mounts up, Im including equipment so washmits, brushes etc etc.
    Shiny Shiny Shiny!
     
     

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    Meguiars FTW
     
     

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    2 x Dodo buckets
    2 x Megs washmitts
    Megs gold class shampoo
    3 x Megs MF cloths
    3 x 3M polishing cloths
    Menzerna 203s
    Megs #7
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    Megs Mirror glaze
    Poor boys wheel sealer
    Bilt hamber Snow Foam
    Bilberry wheel cleaner
    Natty boys paste wax
    Silverline Orange rotary
    varoius backing plates
    compound pads,polishing pads,finishing pads
    Snow foam lance
    Pressure washer
    3M 1200,2000 sanding discs
    3M Finesse It
    AG SRP
    AG roof sealant
    AG Shampoo

    Think there's probably more that ive forgot i own
     
     

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    way to much

    usually at polished bliss
     
     

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    Look at this site www.chemicalguys.co.uk Its mind bending how much gear there is ere to look through!!
     
     

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    I spent a long time looking into all the high dollar products available, and came to the conclusion that... I'm polish blind!. Yep, I can't tell the difference between £100 worth of Swissvax and £24-off-ebay AG HD Wax. So I bought the AG, naturally. There's an interesting thread on detailingworld here where 11 out of 20 people couldn't tell the difference either. So in the last year I've bought:

    AG Ultra Deep Shine £12
    AG SRP £12
    AG Extra Gloss Protection £14
    AG Leather Conditioner £5
    AG HD wax £24
    Mer trim gel £7 - works nicely on the black trim and tyres
    AG Car Glass Polish £6
    Rain-x £6
    Bilt Hamber soft claybar £10

    which is a grand total of £94. Then there's a sh*tload of MF cloths from Lidl, cheap as chips them and as good as any standard non-fancy car specific ones, a pressure washer I've had for years and Wilko wheel cleaner at £2 a pop which works a treat. Their foaming tyre shine brings up the load cover nicely too, again £2 a go. So I'm cheap, what of it?
     
     

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    Once spent the guts of 600euro online in one shot on products for my car about 6 months ago which included a good polishing machine, few Zaino bits, possibly all of the Chemical guys range, few different Menzerna products and all other bits like brushes sponges etc

    Since then I just top up my car cleaning cabinet at a cost of about 40-60euro a month

    For every car nut its like pilates or aromatherapy when spending time cleaning there pride and joy...well it is for me anyway
     
     

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