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    Default I've taken the plunge!

    Well following on from this thread and this thread and after several days thinking about it and several hours researching and looking for the best prices etc I've finally gone and bought a foam lance and a load of detailing kit ... just got to force myself to find the time to use it all now

    Here's what my shopping list contained:

    Brite Wheels (Acid Free) 25 litres
    Barrel Pump 25 litre
    Big Blaster Foam Trigger With Bottle
    Meguiars Lambswool Wash Mitt
    Super Snow Foam (Thick) 5 litres
    5 Litre All purpose dispensing pump
    Meguiars Quik Clay Detailing System
    Elite Heavy Duty Foam Lance - 5 types of fitment & Free 1lt Snow
    Poorboy's Nattys Paste Wax (Blue)
    Poorboy's Wheel Sealant
    Disposable Gloves - Powdered
    Terry Applicator Pads (twin pack)

    and I'm now banning myself from spending any more money on car care for at least the next two years!!

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    sounds a nice setup you've purchased... not used the snow foam yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukanalyst View Post

    Brite Wheels (Acid Free) 25 litres
    Barrel Pump 25 litre
    Big Blaster Foam Trigger With Bottle
    Meguiars Lambswool Wash Mitt
    Super Snow Foam (Thick) 5 litres
    5 Litre All purpose dispensing pump
    Meguiars Quik Clay Detailing System
    Elite Heavy Duty Foam Lance - 5 types of fitment & Free 1lt Snow
    Poorboy's Nattys Paste Wax (Blue)
    Poorboy's Wheel Sealant
    Disposable Gloves - Powdered
    Terry Applicator Pads (twin pack)

    and I'm now banning myself from spending any more money on car care for at least the next two years!!
    Oooookkkk.....next post in 10 weeks after that lot

    If you complete in 8 wks, pop down and see me

    Have fun m8

    Kind regards


    Steve

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    Get a good polish in there as well David. AG SRP is perfect for the beginner as it's got fillers and mild abrasives to cover minor swirls and get rid of marring left by the claying.

    Take your time and the car will look awesome

    We expect pics by 2359Hrs Sunday

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    You will be spending more time with your car rather than the "other half" now Dave. You could try and get her to help you detail your motor.

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    Is the quik clay any good? ive ordered some anyway but was just wondering how good it was compared to the full kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    sounds a nice setup you've purchased... not used the snow foam yet...
    I'm looking forward to that bit Ailsa says the neighbours will think I'm

    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaVan View Post
    Oooookkkk.....next post in 10 weeks after that lot
    If you complete in 8 wks, pop down and see me
    Have fun m8
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Get a good polish in there as well David. AG SRP is perfect for the beginner as it's got fillers and mild abrasives to cover minor swirls and get rid of marring left by the claying.
    I've already got loads of AG stuff ... got some Super Resin and some Extra Gloss proection (which I've never got around to using yet) ... just need to work out which order to use it all in now

    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    We expect pics by 2359Hrs Sunday
    ... no problem ... you didn't specify a month and a year

    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    You could try and get her to help you detail your motor.
    That's the plan Ed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mugualigwian View Post
    Is the quik clay any good? ive ordered some anyway but was just wondering how good it was compared to the full kit
    If you mean compared to this then my understanding is it's the same except in the 'full kit' you get 20g more clay and the clay is split into two bars, you also get a plastic clay storage box, microfibre and a wax 'sample' bottle.

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    25l of brite wheels? I kow its very good and has 2 uses both wheels and bug mash removal but thats a lot. then again it isnt dilutable so yeah ok if you clean a few car then it can be usefull in that quantity but remember that you really only need to use it once to get the wheels clean after that then your car shampoo mix will remove the dirt pretty easily if you don;t let it sit for too long.

    I'm guesing you already have some shampoo for the wash process? snow foam isnt a replacement for that part. But can be used as additional lubricant for the mitt wash.

    And don't use your mitt for cleaning the wheels buy one of the £1 JML noodle mitts thay are spot on for wheels and cost next to nothing.

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    Looks like you've got your work cut out with that lot,good luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little John View Post
    25l of brite wheels? I kow its very good and has 2 uses both wheels and bug mash removal but thats a lot.
    They don't have the 5l listed on their site anymore for some reason and wanted it to arrive next week ... and I do go though quite alot of wheel cleaner ... also it doesn't go off so should last me a bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Little John View Post
    but remember that you really only need to use it once to get the wheels clean after that then your car shampoo mix will remove the dirt pretty easily if you don;t let it sit for too long.
    I'm hoping my wheels will be much easier to clean after using the wheel sealant but I still suspect I'll need to use the wheel cleaner weekly ... the brake dust from the 314s is really stubborn stuff and seems to coat the 11 spokes really quickly

    Quote Originally Posted by Little John View Post
    I'm guesing you already have some shampoo for the wash process? snow foam isnt a replacement for that part. But can be used as additional lubricant for the mitt wash.
    Yep loads of it ... AG and Simoniz and some turtlewax somewhere too I think!

    Quote Originally Posted by Little John View Post
    And don't use your mitt for cleaning the wheels buy one of the £1 JML noodle mitts thay are spot on for wheels and cost next to nothing.
    Thanks for the tip I've actually bought a lambswool wash mitt to replace my Megs synthetic wash mitt which is about a year or more old now so I plan to start using that for the wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Looks like you've got your work cut out with that lot,good luck....
    Thankyou!

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