For those who would not wish to spend hours and hours or even days cleaning their car here is a "how to" which will take 3hours or so but then it will last for a number of moths with just a weekly wash & wax, so here you go: -
Some tips with regard to polish, wax etc.
Order is always – cleaner then polish or cleaner/polish, sealer then wax.
Clay once or twice per year (Meguiar’s Quick Clay) see "How To"
Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner (DC#1)
Deep Crystal Polish (DC#2)
followed by #21 (sealer) optional but recommended.
followed by #26 or and I prefer #16 (both are waxes)
Alternatively you could use the DC #1, #2 & #3 system, which are DC#1 cleaner, DC#2polish and DC#3 is a Carnauba wax, these are readily available from Halford etc or on ebay for £20 for all 3, although if you want that wet look I would definitely include #21 after the polish but before the wax.
Then wash once per week and apply a coat of NXT Spray Wax, this just makes it last that much longer because you’re topping up the wax every week.
The above will guarantee your car looks superb at all times!
Also when applying NXT Spray Wax do it like this: -
Fold the cloth (I would recommend a MF) twice so you have 4 layers, this ensures a thick buffer between your hand and the paint.
Apply the wax to the CLOTH (not the paint) and DO NOT turn the cloth, then apply to paint in straight lines i.e. for the roof apply from the back to the front.
When the whole car has been done now is the time to turn the cloth, go back to where you started and remove excess wax again going in straight lines, but this time across the roof (side to side).
And finally take a clean cloth and buff up, this time going from back to front, this ensures an even coverage of wax.
Suppliers of above products: -
Clay: - ebay is best just search for “meguiars quick clay” (£12).
For #21 £14.00 + £1.50 delivery contact Shaun Townwsley: - email@example.com
For #16, #26 and DC#1, #2 & #3 contact: - http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/Details.asp who is “johnnyopolis” on the forum.
Also, cleaning the engine bay: -
1) Cover electrical items using double thickness clingfilm.
2) Spray AG Clean Machine liberally over both the underside of the bonnet
and the engine bay.
3) Use a radiator brush to agitate.
4) Rinse using hose or pressure washer, I prefer a hose, less pressure than a
5) Spray area with AG vinyl & rubber care, do not agitate.
6) Close bonnet job done.
The above is the easiest, simplest and quickest way I have found when cleaning the engine bay, the whole thing only takes a few minutes and the bay will be as good as new.