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    Hi. I know there is a how2 on detailing but I also know that each individual has his own techniques and order of applying products etc. when I clean my car all I do is shampoo wash then give it a polish. It looks ok but I feel I can do a lot more for her. I would like to know what each member/user does to get there car spotless or as many people as possible to list there steps and with what products they use so I can eventually do it the way which suits me best. Ill go first.

    1. Was the car with turtle wax car shampoo.

    2. Wipe over with a sham to dry.

    3. Polish with cloths using basic t-cut polish

    4. Erm....... That's it!

    As many replies as possible would be great and if you would like to add pics even better. Cheers.

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    1. Car wash
    2. Clay car (meguires)
    3. Colour restore polish RED
    4. Meguires pure wax
    5. Show off lol

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    For a General weekly clean

    1. Wash Car with Autoglym Shampoo
    2. Towel/Chamois to dry off
    3. Poorboys Black Hole Polish (if it needs it)
    4. Poorboys Natty Blue Paste wax (if it needs it)
    5. Bilberry Wheel Cleaner on the alloys

    Being a black car, it shows the swirls quite easily, so when these start to become more prominent, it out with the DAS6 Pro and it gets a good going over to get rid of them - probably 3 times a year.

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    would be good to know what colour your car is please ., and are you just wanting it clean and shiny , ( no machine polishing )

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    All hail the boss of detailing is here or should I say detailing guru lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmak1992 View Post
    All hail the boss of detailing is here or should I say detailing guru lol


    i wish lol . but happy to help if i can

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    would be good to know what colour your car is please ., and are you just wanting it clean and shiny , ( no machine polishing )
    My car is ultra blue. I did buy a cheap motorised polisher from halfords but found it crap and it left swirls so I prefer to do it by hand. Also I'm unsure how to use certain products like a clay bar and what product to try and remove a few light scratches etc

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    Your right about black cars mines full of swirls and scratches lol

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    have a read through the detailing guide sticky on here,its v.v.good

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    From my personal experience, that with a bit of research Google/YouTube/Detailing Websites etc, you will find a guide which will take you step by step through the process you want to achieve. If doing paint correction/polishing by hand, unless you are very clumsy, dont follow instructions then its pretty difficult to actually do any damage. At first it might not seem as if its making a difference, but as you perfect your own technique you will reap the rewards.

    The other thing that i will say is if you are considering going down the machine polishing route - then use a DA (dual action). I read for weeks about these and eventually took the plunge. Got an old car wing from a scrap yard and practiced on it! Again, unless you totally ignore what you are reading then with a DA its pretty hard to screw up your paintwork. Within a matter of a few hours practice on my scrap wing - i had attacked the wing with a wire scouring pad - it looked awful!! 30 mins later the wing looked like new. Dont think even as a complete novice that its beyond you - its not.

    I have spent loads over the years on cleaning products, only to find that lots do no better than others. I now personally stick with the Autoglym range of products, and for polish/wax i use poorboys. Both are very popular and will give very good results and be durable. Others will tell you that AG is rubbish and you should use Meguiars etc etc. The best polish/wax etc is what works for you. Just because its expensive, does not mean it will make you car shine like a diamond!

    Hopefully a few of these experiences might be of use to you and others. Must say Bobsignum was quite an inspiration to me when i was asking DA questions

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ive&highlight=

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...-me&highlight=

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