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Old 18th June 2017, 08:27 AM   #1
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Hoping for some advise from those in the know, I have a Black car on order for the Mrs, personally I hate Black cars but its what the Mrs wanted, anyway I am looking for some advise on how best to protect it from swirls as these always seem worse / more visable on Black cars

My current wash kit would look like this:

2 Buckets with grit gards
Microfibre wash mitt
AG or MaGuire's Shampoo
Microfibre cloths to dry
SRP
Used to use Collanite wax but think I've run out, got some MaGuire's liquid wax

Is the above OK?

Looking at better options for drying & a good Wax

Also read about Bouncers Done & Dusted, is this any good?
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I use poor boys black hole sealant and Nattys black wax, these help to fill any imperfections. Get used to cleaning a lot!
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The most amount of damage to paint work is inflected in the washing and drying stages. It's always going to happen regardless of how careful you are. We all must aim to eliminate as much of the risk as possible with process, technique and the right products.

I would advise a good pre wash/foam before getting to your 2 bucket method, a strong performing high suddy/lube shampoo and wash pad. Quality drying towel and rinse aid plus a good wax or sealant.
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Make sure you 'dab' dry too with the towel rather than wipe
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The most amount of damage to paint work is inflected in the washing and drying stages. It's always going to happen regardless of how careful you are. We all must aim to eliminate as much of the risk as possible with process, technique and the right products.

I would advise a good pre wash/foam before getting to your 2 bucket method, a strong performing high suddy/lube shampoo and wash pad. Quality drying towel and rinse aid plus a good wax or sealant.
Can you recommend some of your products for this?

I don't have a jet wash though, will that be a problem?
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Can you recommend some of your products for this?

I don't have a jet wash though, will that be a problem?
We don't stock a pre wash that can be used without a foam lance so i would recommend a citrus pre wash (pro valet is not bad at all) which you can spray straight onto the car, leave to dwell then hose down before going to your 2 bucket method.

Then Straight of the bat i would fully recommend the Adams wash pad and car shampoo. They were designed to work together many moons back and are still the combo to beat imo. The suds the shampoo and wash pad make are crazy. Make sure to add some shampoo straight into the pad as well as the bucket it increase the lubrication between the pad and the paint. The more suds the safer the wash.

Then i work recommend a drying aid/ detail spray to aid the drying process and stop water spots forming on your paint. Then pat dry with out big yellow drying towel.

As for protection it really depends if you want long term, short term, wax or sealant. Many many options.

Here are the links to the products above. You get 10% off all orders using the discount code cuttersuk.

Wash pad

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...l-car-wash-pad

Car shampoo

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...r-wash-shampoo

Detail spray

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...s-detail-spray

big yellow

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...ary-big-yellow
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We don't stock a pre wash that can be used without a foam lance so i would recommend a citrus pre wash (pro valet is not bad at all) which you can spray straight onto the car, leave to dwell then hose down before going to your 2 bucket method.

Then Straight of the bat i would fully recommend the Adams wash pad and car shampoo. They were designed to work together many moons back and are still the combo to beat imo. The suds the shampoo and wash pad make are crazy. Make sure to add some shampoo straight into the pad as well as the bucket it increase the lubrication between the pad and the paint. The more suds the safer the wash.

Then i work recommend a drying aid/ detail spray to aid the drying process and stop water spots forming on your paint. Then pat dry with out big yellow drying towel.

As for protection it really depends if you want long term, short term, wax or sealant. Many many options.

Here are the links to the products above. You get 10% off all orders using the discount code cuttersuk.

Wash pad

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...l-car-wash-pad

Car shampoo

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...r-wash-shampoo

Detail spray

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...s-detail-spray

big yellow

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...ary-big-yellow
This is going to be expensive, to answer you last question long term protection would be preferred
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This is going to be expensive, to answer you last question long term protection would be preferred
Then i would recommend at paste wax or our liquid paint sealant both offer excellent protection. The paste wax will enhance your gloss level better however this is a big price difference between the two. I'v dropped in a sample of total interior detailer into your order also

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...cana-paste-wax

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...nt-sealant-8oz
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Then i would recommend at paste wax or our liquid paint sealant both offer excellent protection. The paste wax will enhance your gloss level better however this is a big price difference between the two. I'v dropped in a sample of total interior detailer into your order also

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...cana-paste-wax

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...nt-sealant-8oz
Great thanks, I guess you have seen that I ordered everything from the previous post , I'll take a look at these aswell
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Then i would recommend at paste wax or our liquid paint sealant both offer excellent protection. The paste wax will enhance your gloss level better however this is a big price difference between the two. I'v dropped in a sample of total interior detailer into your order also

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...cana-paste-wax

https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...nt-sealant-8oz
Which of these two would last longer?
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Tell her to wash her own car and pay it no more attention
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Tell her to wash her own car and pay it no more attention
Its a nice idea but seeing as I am paying for it & taking the hit on the depreciation it might be wise to look after it
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Which of these two would last longer?
Both applied to a freshly decontaminated surface around 5 months plus. The Paste wax may edge the sealant slightly. You can boost the life with products detail spray and h2o guard and gloss.
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Both applied to a freshly decontaminated surface around 5 months plus. The Paste wax may edge the sealant slightly. You can boost the life with products detail spray and h2o guard and gloss.
I've ordered the detailing spray, I'll have to place another order for the Wax
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I've ordered the detailing spray, I'll have to place another order for the Wax
Il drop in another sample of something else for you to try.

Same goes for any cutters just add in a message on your orders and drop in something you haven't used yet :-)
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I do all the pre-stuff, then I use Poor Boys Black hole and then Dodo Juice Purple Haze for the best results.

Comes up like wet glass !!

I have tried practically everything except the Adams stuff.
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Used my Adam's detailing kit yesterday for the first time, like the Shampoo (used too much) but was nice & soapy, the Detailing Spray smells good enough to drink but left the car streaky, any tips?
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Used my Adam's detailing kit yesterday for the first time, like the Shampoo (used too much) but was nice & soapy, the Detailing Spray smells good enough to drink but left the car streaky, any tips?
I'm old school i go for 3 glugs in the bucket & one of the wash pad none of this measuring business. You can never have enough lube :-)

Can we goo over your washing process and how you used the detail spray. It's an odd one that it's streaky, let's try and pin out what's happening to make it streak & fix this
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I use poor boys black hole sealant and Nattys black wax, these help to fill any imperfections. Get used to cleaning a lot!
That's exactly what I used, for the first time yesterday. Very deep shine!

As always, poorboys provide excellent products for the price and easy application.
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I'm old school i go for 3 glugs in the bucket & one of the wash pad none of this measuring business. You can never have enough lube :-)

Can we goo over your washing process and how you used the detail spray. It's an odd one that it's streaky, let's try and pin out what's happening to make it streak & fix this
It was my first time with the detailing spray to be honest, I simply used it as per the instructions, spray on & wipe off with a microfiber

I need to watch some of the videos on the site tbh
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