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    Default 2 bucket method

    Sorry for asking what is probably a very simple question but what is the 2 bucket method? How does it work?

    Cheers

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    I dont use this method but one is for the soapy stuff and the other is clean water for washing out your sponge/microfibre/sheepskin etc before you dip into the soap

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    just ck out the clean water bucket when you done this method and then you will realise why it is a must.............it mainly stops you putting all that crud bk onto the car

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    Look at the water in the bucket next time you was with a single bucket and laugh at the neighbours that throw the dirty water all over the car.

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    Cheers guys

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    I use a hose pipe with a wash brush attached. This way you always have water that washes/rinses off any grime. Start at the top and work down

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    I found on an old black car that my wash brush was too harsh and started swirls on the paint.

    It's sat in the shed unused since then.

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    The less you touch the paintwork the better.

    Only certain people can see the swirls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    Only certain people can see the swirls.
    Who are these people?!? I'm confused is it like The Sixth Sense!

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    Default Guide to properly washing your car

    This is taken off a sax-p where i am also a member due to previously owning a saxo.

    This Guide will show you how to wash and dry your car in the safest possible way, minimizing the chance of creating swirls and scratches and leaving a streak free finished creating the perfect canvas for polishing and apply sealants/waxes.

    Products/Tools i used:

    Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II
    Super Spray Hose Pipe Adapter (Cheap version of the gilmour)
    2 Buckets
    Autoglym Body wash shampoo (Get from Halfords)
    Wash Mitt
    2 Sonus Der Wunder Microfiber towels
    Sponge(For wheels)
    Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer

    Before Pictures:









    1st Step:

    I started by using the Super Spray attachment to pre-washed the car, most people use Super Snow Foam but i used Maxi Suds II with AG Shampoo.



    This soften ups all the bird crap, tar, and bugs and takes the lose dirt off the car thus reducing the chances of scratches when we use the wash Mitt later.



    2nd Step:

    Next i washed the car using the 2 bucket method and a wash mitt.




    We use the 2 bucket method to reduce the chance of scratching your paint while washing.

    1 bucket is filled with just plane water and the other filled with 2 cap fulls of AG Shampoo and 1 cap full of CG Maxi Suds (substitute what I've used with what you use)

    You wash the car using the wash mitt submerging it in to the bucket with shampoo in, washing the car and then rinsing the wash mitt out in the plane water bucket.



    This is to remove all the lose dirt that could scratch the paint from the wash mitt before you submerge it in to the bucket with shampoo in and continue cleaning the your car.

    Once you have washed the whole car , including the wheels (with the sponge) rinse the car off making sure you rinse all the shampoo out of the door sills and panel gaps.

    3rd step:

    Its time to dry the car, i used 2 Sonus Der Wunder Microfiber Towels.

    I started by placing the towel on the roof and patting it so it soaks up all the water laying there and then drag down the side of the car.



    I continued this step on the rest of the roof and the bonnet then folded the towel and wiped down the rest of the car until the towel was too saturated to soak up anymore water.

    I then got my second towel out and went round the car making sure all the water was soaked up and removed from all the panel gaps and seals etc..



    I then gave each panel a spritz of Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer and wiped down the a Microfiber towel to remove any streaking that was left, this also gave the paint work a nice shine and added to the wet look of the Dodo Juice i added over a month ago.



    After Pics:









    Altogether about 1-1.5 hours work

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