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    Default My new toy - Karcher foam lance

    I'm new to car detailing, but already picked up a few tips on here.

    Spent a couple of hours washing and waxing today (weather's been quite good but very windy in Manchester).

    For the last few weeks, been using turtle wash/wax with a bucket of warm water, then polishing using traditional turtle wax.

    But today I got a new toy from Halfords - karcher foam lance (£14.99) and turtle wax wash/wax foam (£8.99).

    The lance is much easier to use now than going round with a bucket and sponge, and the results seem far better too. Only problem is that the foam doesn't stay on the car for long at all - disappears in about 30 secs so you have to just foam the part of the car you're washing then repeat on the next section. I think I'll try snow foam next time.

    Finished off with color magic (not sure if anyone else here recommends it or not) but seemed to produce a good result.

    Anyway, a pic of today's efforts is now in my profile.

    Off for a drink now. Pity I've got work tomorrow!

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    I put about an inch of snow foam, a finger of Zymol shampoo and top it up with warm water. This helps the foam cling for about 5 mins. Still not as good as a proper foam lance but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeV View Post
    I'm new to car detailing, but already picked up a few tips on here.

    Spent a couple of hours washing and waxing today (weather's been quite good but very windy in Manchester).

    For the last few weeks, been using turtle wash/wax with a bucket of warm water, then polishing using traditional turtle wax.

    But today I got a new toy from Halfords - karcher foam lance (£14.99) and turtle wax wash/wax foam (£8.99).

    The lance is much easier to use now than going round with a bucket and sponge, and the results seem far better too. Only problem is that the foam doesn't stay on the car for long at all - disappears in about 30 secs so you have to just foam the part of the car you're washing then repeat on the next section. I think I'll try snow foam next time.

    Finished off with color magic (not sure if anyone else here recommends it or not) but seemed to produce a good result.

    Anyway, a pic of today's efforts is now in my profile.

    Off for a drink now. Pity I've got work tomorrow!

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    Anyway, a pic of today's efforts is now in my profile.

    He has ... on profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by fil 4822 View Post

    IT'S THE LAW !
    Sorry, Dad!!

    I have got a pic in profile, but here's another one anyway ...

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    ooooo you have good taste m8,another black elitei have the same and you are from north mcr home of the european champions/prem champions

    nice car...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark the hat View Post
    ooooo you have good taste m8,another black elitei have the same and you are from north mcr home of the european champions/prem champions

    nice car...................
    Thankyou - yep, a very nice car indeed. Had the Elite for a month now and love it.

    Are you North mcr too?

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    yes m8........middleton ............you ??????

    mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark the hat View Post
    yes m8........middleton ............you ??????
    Whitefield!

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    Very good finish, your never going to get snowfoam from a karcher bottle however. I tried, it just wont work. You need a proper nozzle, much more fun. I think some waxes last better than others but ive never seen a poor finish just waxed. A lot of wax snobbery on here - colour majic is crap cause its cheap views. I think its very good on a black car and I have and use some expensive waxes as well. If it leaves the car looking like that you cant complain, top job, lovely car.

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