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    One of the most Popular questions in the detailing section is 'what do you use for....?'

    With that in mind I thought it would be a good idea if we compile a simple, structured list of what we all use as our 'favourite'. This may give some idea of whats popular and also may plant the seed for members to try something new? It may may also highlight areas that can be simply improved.

    If you cut and paste my list (omit or add any stages you use) but substitue what you use on your car.



    Shampoo - NXT Shampoo or Sonax Gloss shampoo
    Wash Applicater - Chenile wash mitt from from serious performance ebay shop
    Drying - Meguiars water Magnet

    Quick detailer - Meguiars QD & Sonus Carnuba spritz (bought private on Detailing World)
    Spray Wax - Poorboys QD+ (bought private on Detailing World)

    Clay - Sonus Green from from serious performance ebay shop

    Paint Cleaner - Carlack 68 or Meg #80 if using machine polisher - from www.cleanandshiny.co.uk
    Polish - Meg #80 (machine applied)- from www.cleanandshiny.co.uk
    Glaze - One grand Omega Glaze (from www.frost.co.uk)
    Sealent - Megs #21 bought as a group buy on here
    Wax - Poorboys Nattys Blue wax - from serious performance ebay shop

    Tyres - Autoglym Trade range - Rubber cleaner #5 Bought from AG stand at Trax 2005
    External Trim - Poorboys natural Look dressing - from serious performance ebay shop
    Internal Trim - Poorboys natural Look dressing - from serious performance ebay shop

    Engine bay and under arch dressing - Autoglym trade range - Supersheen (basically vinyl rubber car in bulk) - bought from www.socket2me.co.uk

    Glass - NXT glass cleaner
    Leather - Poorboys Natural Look Dressing - from serious performance ebay shop

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    Shampoo - Poorboys Super Slick n Suds or Sonax Gloss shampoo
    Wash Mitt - Lambswool wash mitt from from somebodies ebay shop
    Drying - Poorboys Drying Towel - from Polishedbliss

    Quick detailer - Meguiars QD & Clearkote Quickshine
    Spray Wax - Poorboys Spray & Gloss - from polishedbliss
    Clay - Sonus Green from from serious performance ebay shop
    Cleaner Wax - Poorboys Polish with carnauba - from polishedbliss
    Paint Cleaner - Four Star Paint Cleaner from serious performance
    Polish - Poorboys Professional Polish - Polishedbliss
    Glaze - Clearkote Red machine glaze - from serious performance
    Sealent - AG EGP or Poorboys EX
    Wax - Poorboys Natty's wax - from Polishedbliss
    Tyres - Poorboys natural look
    External Trim - Poorboys natural Look dressing - from Polishedbliss
    Internal Trim - Poorboys natural Look dressing - from Polishedbliss
    Engine bay and under arch dressing - AG VRC (vinyl rubber cleaner)
    Glass - AG Glass Polish
    Leather - Poorboys Natural Look Dressing - from Polishedbliss
    Alloy wheels - AG SRP - Halfords
    Deoderiser - Bubblegum flavour - www.autobrite.co.uk

    This year favourite is Poorboys, last years was Megs, next year ??

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    I can really recommend the following ebay shop http://search.stores.ebay.co.uk/Craf...20mittQQsofpZ0 for wash mitts. I have three and use them in rotation. They wash easily in the washing machine, under woollens and use Ecover or Woolite as your detergent.

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    Good thread nice one

    Jesus just checked some prices on some stuff.

    Autoglyn £10 pack all round for me at the moment

    What about engine degreaser. What is the best there?

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    some of the stuff have multiple uses. Take Meguiars all purpose cleaner. It comes in 1 gallen tubs at £13 each. Sounds expensive till you read that you dilute it approx 4:1 for general use, or 10:1 for use on leather etc. Your getting 4 gallons of cleaning liquid for £13!. You can use it on everything from degreasing your engine, cleaning alloys to wiping down leather (in the correct dilution rates of course!), or as a traffic flim remover.

    Cheap products like say, armorall tyre foam that lots of people use, looks great when first applied. Wait for a rain shower and you get brown streaks all down your wheels where its dissolved. Use Meguairs #38 trim and tyre gell and they stay looking nice for days. Its that simple, you get what you pay for phrase.

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    Got you So you arn't forever topping up up these they do tend to last a while?

    Cleaned my Vectra for the first time ever the other day and rather enjoyed it. Especially when it was shiny. Now got worse and I keep noticing the odd bit I missed etc. etc.

    Is it worth buying online or do the delivery costs outweight the savings?

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    When i had my car properly detailed by steve, over on detailing world it look brilliant. The difference was amazing and i used to pride myself in how shiny i kept my car. It soon got mucky again though, but the next time i came to clean it, it was so easy. The dirt just fell off and it was back like it was after the detail.

    I cleaned in the morning, just a wash and a quick coat of spray wax, and went to ikea n the afternoon. As i was getting out of the car, this old dear next to me said...'goodness me, thats got some polish on it hasnt it?'... which made my wife chuckle and me go bright red, but confirmed to me that all the effort and inital expense is worth it.

    You dont need to go mad and buy every product under the sun, as some things work better on certain colours. Go onto detailing world and ask what works best on Silver and just invest in those items.

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    Thanks Andy, on my way over there now

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    Just to add to Andy's comments, a lot of it is down to trial and error and your own personal taste. Mine is a Star Silver Signum and my wife's is a electric blue Megane.
    Same products are used on both but side by side the electric blue megane paint looks dripping wet, whilst the star silver signum looks clean and fresh, its only when it gets a bit of sunlight on it does it shine.
    Check out the following manufacturers for good stuff;
    Meguiars, Poorboys, Clearkote, Menzerne, Blackfire, Autoglym, Optimum, Klasse, Einszett,P21, Pinnacle.

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