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    Year : 2009

    Default the two bucket method ,very important

    ive been using this method for a while now as especially qat this time of year the amount of grime and crap on the cars bodywork is rediculousso my method is ,pre wash the car with flash car wash system containing megs wash to loosen the dirt then hose it down to remove the worst of the crap, then wash with wash mitt using 2 bucket method,if youve never done this before try it and when you are done have a look at all the crap thats in the rinsing bucket this is what youd be washing the car in if you just used one bucket! did both the cars today and although its a longer process its well worth it and as i have colinited both cars there is no need to polish again for a while as kwik detailer is more than adequate to maintain the shine and a highly polished motor is better at repelling the dirt,now get on with it hee hee

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    Yes i use this (Method)to and it is surprising how much difference it makes Good job m8 keep it up.

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    I use the one bucket method...
    The trick is to use lots of water

    First I fill a bucket with warm water
    This is poured over the top and rear of the car
    Refilled
    This is poured over each of the sides
    Refilled
    This is poured over the wings and front

    Next I fill a bucket with one capful of Tutle Wax Zip Wax and VERY hot water
    Using a large clean sponge
    Same process again, starting at roof, rear, sides, then front

    The bucket is then cleaned, refilled with warm water
    Final rinse, in same order

    Wheels are cleaned using Tesco Wheel Cleaner
    Cheap, but amazing results
    Spray on each alloy, leave for two minutes, wipe off with an old sponge with lots of water
    Rinse out bucket afterwards

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    i never use hot water now mate especially very hot water as it strips the wax protection off by using cold water my car has maintained its shine much longer

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    Started using the two bucket method having read about it on here. Unfortuniatly that was a few months after I'd bought the car so I'd been applying swirls with a sponge for some time.

    Most of them have gone now. The missus car has had two buckets since it was new and as a result it's pristine.

    Agree with Mark. The amount of grit left at the bottom of the rinsing bucket is scary.

    In addition to throwing the sponges away, the blade has gone as well as the chamois.

    I now snowfoam the cars, use two wash mitts and a drying towel.
    Last edited by Stevel; 22nd December 2007 at 18:47.

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    I use the 1 bucket method, but give the car a good jet wash before hand.
    I have noticed I do net get any grit in the bottom of the bucket

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    Do what I do.

    Go to Cabby's for a cuppa, while your there, get him and the Karcher on the case!

    Just don't mention the Kerbed Alloy........

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    Now don't laugh, have a look at this http://www.netparts.co.uk/store/inde...products_id=56

    I've used this product for the past two years on my pride and joy, a Rover 800 Turbo Coupe. It's won several Concours awards, such is the high gloos finish.

    Unless the car is really ****ty (which it is at this time of year and then I use a hose with a brush attachment), this stuff saves you a lot of elbow grease and the finished result is brilliant. Even with an general road crap on the bodywork, I haven't got any swirl marks from fine particles of grit. The finish is as good, if not better than Autoglym, and I've spent £100's over the years on Autoglym polish. Use Proshine everywhere except on the windscreen.

    Give it a go, if not on your motor, then somebody elses just to see the results.

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    I got one of those car shampoo sprayers that go on your hose.

    First I hose it down to loosen dirt and remove loose crud
    second is a spray with car wash from hose gun thing ( from poundland but refilled with any decent car wash solution)
    next bucket and sponge with warm water and more car wash
    next rinse off suds
    then wheels with tesco wheel cleaner then suds.
    last dry with microfibre drying cloth.

    great results - wish I had a snow foam thing, might get a new pressure washer after xmas.

    Now a 4 car family and wife & two daughters dont wash cars.

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    Getting a PW and snow foam for ma crimbo so will be out next week trying it out with all my other new goodies

    Pogo I've never heard of washing with cold water thats new to me.

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