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    guys i want to buy so glass cleaner/polish and want to know whats the best. also i now relize that snowfoam is a degreaser to get rid of a load of dirt before you wash it but i dont have a powerhose. is there a product similar that i can apply before like snowfoam but without the need of a powerhose. finally what do i need to wash the wheels with and whats the bast type of brush /sponge to clean them with?

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    I wouldn,t say snowfoam is a degreaser. I may be wrong. I use it to soften the dirt first before I wash the car. I too don,t have a presure hose. But I have a thing called a Gilmour gun, that I put the snowfoam is. It doesn,t cover the car is white snow like a pressure washer will do, but it does put a good coating of snowfoam on rhe car. As to the glass polish I use Eznet glass polish. there are quite a few makes out there, as to a glass cleaner I use meguires glass cleaner, it is very good too.

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    Snow foram is a weak TFR (traffic film remover) softens dirt and whatever to make it easier to rnse off with water. You can use a pump sprayer you find in garden centers to apply a degreaser to you car as well, mainly used on the lower parts it works very well.

    There are 2 options for foam from a normal hose, the gilmour and the super sprayer. I han't used either so I can't comment on them. but everyone says a presure washer and foam gun are a lot better.

    Glass polish I have never really bothered with specific products. To do a deep clean on the outside I use my G220 with meguiars #83, it doesnt remove scratches as glass is too hard and you need jewlers rouge to sort that, but it does remove the wiper line very well and the screen looks really clean.
    Glass cleaners, I've tried loads I hate cleaning glass megs NXT is ok can streak if you use too much, megs concentrate in the gallon bottles is ok, autosmart silver screen seems good but can be dificult to remove if left too long.

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    after i have snowed i could leave the car and not wash it. the only weak point in it would be the water marks it would leave

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    so lump could i use something to get rid of the dirt before i actually wash it? what about wheel?

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    i find wonder wheels alloy wheel cleaner very good ,sometimes halfords have good deals on it

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    Wonder wheels is very acidic and can cause damage to your wheels if they are not in A1 condition, there are plenty of wheel cleaners that do just as good a job with out the nasty acid. Wonder wheels is not suitable for regular use.

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    Autobright Very Cherry Wheel cleaner is Acid free and VERY good.

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    i have used the vx vxr wheel cleaner and its brillaint. any idea who does it bar vx?

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