User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Cleaning Kit Suggestions

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Renfrew, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Cleaning Kit Suggestions

    Guys,

    As covered by many topic on this part of the forum i would like your thoughts on a kit for cleaning my car.

    I usually use autoglym shampoo on bike/car followed by autoglym polish but ive heard that it isnt that good.

    What i would like is a good wee kit of everything i will need (will buy seperatly) willing to spend around 100 quid. I have loads of clean rags for polishing but not sure if they will be too abrasive.

    Any suggestions? and how do i use this clay stuff everyones going on about?

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Regular Member blr123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dundee, scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi there,

    You want a kit, it depends on how much time you want to spend cleaning your car, you can get all in one (AIO) products which clean, polish and wax, I prefer to use individual items and I do something like this: -

    Wash (2 bucket method)
    Clay (see link)
    Clean (Megs #80)
    Polish (Megs #3)
    Seal (Megs #21 usually x 2)
    Wax (Megs #16 or P21s)

    Then I wash once a week and apply a coat of Spray Wax.

    You may not be familiar with all the megs numbers so you could either go with Meguiars cleaner wax (AIO) or if you want to spend a bit more money then the DC 1, DC 2 & DC 3, then wash and use Spray Wax once a week and bob's your uncle.

    As for rags ..........Microfibre cloths are what you want just remember when you wash them not to use fabric softener and do not tumble dry them.

    Here is a link form the "How to" for using clay: -

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2894

    Also I would suggest using up yur AG products before splashing out any more cash there is also Mothers polish and waxes which are also good........there's lots of good products out there really.

    Bryan

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Stone, Staffs
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Edition 100

    Engine : 2.0T

    Year : 04

    Default

    Yeah I too would like to have a proper kit for cleaning the car inside and out. Never used clays before just shampoo and a polish.

    Cheech

  4. #4
    Regular Member blr123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dundee, scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    And here are some links to the bits & pieces I have mentioned: -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Meguiars-Q...QQcmdZViewItem

    And DC 1, 2 & 3: -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Meguiars-Step-...QQcmdZViewItem

    And Spray Wax: -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MOTHERS-Reflec...QQcmdZViewItem

    Also suppliers: -

    http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/

    http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/

    If you ask you'll probably get a 10% discount from both.

    Bryan

  5. #5
    Regular Member blr123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dundee, scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    And another supplier: - http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/

    Bryan

  6. #6
    Regular Member Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Tyne & Wear
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    clean and shiny and serious performance both give us discount. Check the approved trader section for details.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Tyne & Wear
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Bryans way is an excellent way to get into the proper way to start looking after your car properly, although the only critisim i would say is bryan is on commision from meguiars (only joking)

    seriously though, use Bryans advice then when you get into the habit of detailing your car like that you can start to look at expanding into other products, mix and match and find which work for you best.

  8. #8
    Regular Member blr123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dundee, scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Yeah Andy the rule of thumb is "find something you like and use it often" I only suggest Megs because I'm familiar with the product range and application etc..........commision I wish

    I did get some Mothers stuff the other week but haven't had time to try it cause unlike you lot I have to work over Xmas and the NEW YEAR

    But here is a real list: - http://www.autopia.org/forum/faq.php...t_decoder_ring

    Take your pick eh

    Bryan

    PS if you were to go down the multi stage route then the AIO cleaner wax would be good for doing the door jams, inner wings, rain water gutters in the boot and wheels etc!
    Last edited by blr123; 23rd December 2005 at 23:43.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Any suggestions????
    By welshboy in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 8th February 2011, 23:13
  2. Any suggestions...
    By logi6260 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9th January 2011, 19:26
  3. Suggestions Please
    By fattony in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 2nd May 2009, 21:17
  4. DVD Suggestions
    By corsa_si in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 1st May 2009, 14:11
  5. What can I do any suggestions?
    By Kyser143 in forum Styling
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th July 2007, 22:23

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •