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    Default First detailing question..be nice

    Im ebaressed to admit but in the four years i've owned my red 2t i've only ever used products like 'colour back' and 't cut' to polish her. ...

    I've recently used an AG product,super resign i think..

    So as a complete newbie what would you recommend as a basic/starter kit..on a very tight budget(long term sick pay)..

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    When i first started paying attention to how my vec looked i went out and got these:

    AG Shampoo (forget the exact name of it)
    AG Super Resin Polish
    AG Alloy wheel cleaner
    AG Tyre Dressing
    Applicator for polish
    Microfibre cloths for polish removal
    Sponge for the use on the wheels (nothing else)

    My reasoning behind this was to cover the basics, wash the car, polish the car and clean the wheels. Cant remember exactly how much it cost but it wasnt too hefty a price tag.

    Hope this helps a little

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    nikroc Tesco are selling Simoniz products for £2, shampoo, polish, wheel cleaner, window cleaner. These are ideal for someone on a budget. The only thing they dont appear to have is dashboard spray. Im using the wheel cleaner at the moment, seems to be very good.

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    What you will need is, shampoo, polish, wax, a mit to wash the car with, some applicator pads to apply polish and wax, some microfibre towels, to remove said products, you will also need something to dry the car after washing to avoid streaks.

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    Get yourself over to detailingworld.co.uk and have a browse, theres lots of info and tips for you to pick up.

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    On a budget, you really can't go wrong with the Autoglym range, if you are going to use Super Resin Polish (SRP) when you really need to seal it in, their Extra Gloss Protection is very good and is very easy to apply and lasts well too.

    It would be recommended to clay the car first though, and many motor factors sell clay bars on their own for about £8, and you could use diluted Demon Shine that you can buy from Asda for less than a fiver as lubrication.

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    iv been using fairy liquid for fears

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    iv been using fairy liquid for fears
    We really need to work a bit harder on you Andy, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    We really need to work a bit harder on you Andy, lol.
    It does have its uses though in detailing

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    Aye mate, used it a couple of weeks ago to strip the old wax and polish from the paint work, then started from scratch claying, polishing and then Waxing. First time I've used it to do that and it really does leave the paint unprotected!!!

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