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    Hi. having read and seen the pic's on this thread i have decided to give this a go.
    i have got an old pressure washer and snow foam applicator that came with it though i did'nt no that was what it was.
    got the buckets and wash mitts
    have ordered the polish, sealant, wax ect.
    but don't no how many to get/buy of the following.
    drying towels.
    micro fibre cloths.
    foam applicators for polish.
    or which one's i should get ?
    any advice welcome. thks.

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    hi m8
    drying towels (i use a large micro fibre cloth)
    microfibre cloths can be brought almost any-where now poundland,tescos,asda(£2 for 6 here) and of couse halfords for ££££.
    applicator for polish in poundland 5 for £1 microfibre ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffonman View Post
    i have got an old pressure washer and snow foam applicator that came with it though i did'nt no that was what it was.
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    Be aware that the applicators that usually come with p/w's are only detergent additive bottles and not dedicated snow foam applicators.

    There are a number of threads on here dealing with this issue. The old Karcher and Nilfisk applicators are amongst the better ones but still fall WELL SHORT of the performance of, say, an Autobrite HD Lance. I have tried all of these and to get 'proper' foam you need a 'proper' lance.

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    Microfibres: after using these you'll only ever use Tesco/Asda's, et al microfibres for cleaning your specs.

    Applicators: these are double sided and make hand polishing a fair bit easier.

    Drying: I use this from AutoBrite, dries the car in one go & doesn't need wringing out. Mark's an approved trader on here & will sort you out with a discount when you mention the forum.

    BTW, while you can use a sealant and wax, you really only need to use one or the other.

    HTH

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    thk's for all the info guy's.
    have ordered a new foam lance, and the other bits and bob's,
    just hope i get it right now and don't make a complete hash of it

    buy the way like the car AntB.

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