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    Default Cleaning for show or for protection?

    Look guys I know you all take cleaning very serious, especially the ones who show, but I work 6 days a week, and on the 7th I clean /cook /taxi kids, domesitc crap etc.....so dont have the time to spend 4-5 hours cleaning the car.
    Now I know your feelings on cleaning ( 5 steps etc), but can anyone recomend a way of cleaning the car to protect rather than show, in a way that wont get me a divorce (i.e. not spending half of my one day a week off cleaning the car). I will adopt the 2 bucket system as it makes sense, but any advice on what products to clean platics inside (dash etc) and bodywork and winscreens? I used to use a wash & wax ( I know jack of all trades master of none) on my cavalier, and it worked fine ( apart from the windows!), until I cleaned it the next time - usually a week....any help please?

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    Hi mate. Time not being on your side, same as me. I wash the car same as you just normal shampoo and 2 buckets. Then i polish takes about 45 min and then wax another 45min. Total 2hrs with a quick flash over the dash etc with some wipes. You will then only need to wash the car each week and polish and wax each month.
    If i have time i take it and really take my time with the polish and wax. but it's not always the cleanest car it's a family car at the end of the day for me. But i still get some nice comments from the guys at the few meetings i get to attend.
    Last edited by shan; 27th October 2007 at 13:22.

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    Default what products do you recommend?

    need to get to halfords for some stuff for my car...........even though I only picked it up today ( 06 - 1.8 life), and its fighting off the rain as I type, I dont want to waste my cash on crap, so need some advice pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasee!
    P.S. my poor old Cavalier, nobody wants it..........boo hooo, like an old friend to me had it 10 years, know it like the back of my hand..........sad...

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    if you're heading to Halfords, then either Autoglym or Meguairs stuff is top quality and will last well to protect the car between the waxes.

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    try to take a full day out twice a year. Do a full detail, ie wash, clay, clean, polish and wax. This will last 6 months by topping up the wax using speed wax or even just the normal wax.
    For your weekly wash:-
    Wash your car using a decent shampoo, like the megs stuff as this minimise any wax removal whilst still keeping the car clean. Then dry off so the car is mostly dry, a little damp is fine, then apply the speed wax. It goes on dead easy and comes off dead easy, so do two panels at a time. Your weekly wash should then take no more that 1-1.5 hrs.

    Hope this helps

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    Just so we know where to start what sort of condition is the car in and what sort of driving do you mainly do? ie m/way or just local? is the car garaged? and what colour is your motor?
    Last edited by Wilco; 27th October 2007 at 14:00. Reason: added question

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    Star silver 1.8 life vectra 06, it has done 22k,( was a hire car ). very little motorway drivivng. My wife will be using it to go back and forth to work every week day ( bout 16 mile round trip )..shopping once a week, the odd trip out? etc no great mileage.........

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    i got the autoglym shampoo and conditioner,puts a nice waxy shine on the car so can be done quickly,gets some microfibre cloths from costco 20 large cloths for just £7.50 and dry with those ..with utoglym you wash the car from top down to bottom,half the car at a time and rinse,can do the car in 30 mins,so giving you 20 mins on the alloys a quick 10 mins inside the car ,so all done in an hour

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    Default A Long Time Clean !

    I usually Rain X on the windows, lasts for 3-4 mnths
    I use Megs Gold, best stuff I have found so far, use on all parts, then Gold wax
    I also use Megs plastic cleaner on the plastics (of course)
    and on the inside Megs interior cleaner works wonders
    On the wheels after they have dried, Holts wheel sealant

    3 - 4hrs MAX !

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    Here's my 5 steps to a clean car.

    1. Decide car needs cleaning
    2. Drive to car wash
    3. Pay for car wash
    4. Use automatic car wash
    5. Drive home.



    There you go, done in 10 minutes.

    Other don't agree with me, and that's up to them. To me it makes most sense, but my car is a working car not a posing car.

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