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    Got up nice and early to spend the day washing the car but forgot I am out of car shampoo and being Sunday nowhere will be open to get some. I usually use the Maguires nxt stuff. I know using dish washing liquid is a no-no but I figured that because I am going to clay and polish and wax anyway it would be o.k, Still worried it actually dulls the paint of something though.

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    Step away from the vehicle. Nope absolutely not. Either find a garage that sells some, borrow some off a mate or neighbour or do it next week.


    Most will contain salt which ain't good along with a few other nasties which belong on plates, not paint.
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    not shure about washing up liquid , but where do you get the claying kit from

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    You ca get a claying kit off the internet. But if you can not wait Halfrourds sell them too and have a range of Meguires stuff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    Step away from the vehicle. Nope absolutely not. Either find a garage that sells some, borrow some off a mate or neighbour or do it next week.


    Most will contain salt which ain't good along with a few other nasties which belong on plates, not paint.
    Good idea, the garage about a 30 second drive from me sells autoglym stuff. Why did I not think of that lol. Got the clay kit from halfords.

    to further expand this question, what would give me the best results? I have at my disposal, clay kit, step 1,2&3 Maguires cleaner,polish and wax,Autoglym super resin polish and Maguires techwax.
    I am thinking wash, clay, wash again then super resin polish and a coat of techwax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gallag View Post
    Good idea, the garage about a 30 second drive from me sells autoglim stuff. Why did I not think of that lol.

    Sorted. Don't forget the pics later of the finished motor.

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    Just back from the garage and all they had is some triplewax crap. would this put a crappy layer of wax on just before claying and make it not work as good? Anyone in N.Ireland want to have a detailing day lol

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    i cant see that will be a problem....the claying will sort that out..............any ways got to be a hella of a lot better than w/l

    think i,ll give her black corsa a quick wash while the suns gone ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    i cant see that will be a problem....
    . All systems are go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallag View Post
    Good idea, the garage about a 30 second drive from me sells autoglym stuff. Why did I not think of that lol. Got the clay kit from halfords.

    to further expand this question, what would give me the best results? I have at my disposal, clay kit, step 1,2&3 Maguires cleaner,polish and wax,Autoglym super resin polish and Maguires techwax.
    I am thinking wash, clay, wash again then super resin polish and a coat of techwax?
    I'd go. Wash>Clay>Wash>Megs 1, 2, then the Tech wax. this week.

    Next time substitute SRP for the Megs 1 and 2 and then decide which works best for you.

    SRP has cleaners and fillers and will fill light swirl marks. It also contains abrasives which the Megs system doesn't. But Steps 1 and 2 will leave a great finish too and are are good introduction to using a multi step process if that's where you want to go.
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