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    Default hot weather washing

    I'm sure this will pop up soon, so thought id have a go with a few different things to try and make washing in the sun easier. and with the amount of bugs starting to appear on the front of the car
    so i started off with the wheels as always. tried the new sticky citrus wheel cleaner from Chemical Guys. very good stuff nice orange tang to it. next to load the bugs up with some degraser, again CC citrus degreaser mixed down to 25% to strong and it will strip your LSP so in a good spray head get in and spray them hard. this stuff made the bugs go green leave that to dwell. good time to set up your snow lance. and even better time to find that your lance is broken simple thing like an Oring in the lance and mixing to much air in the pipe and made snow Lance fail. at which point the mix i had applied to the car had dried out completely
    any way, tried a few different ways to wash after foam. so got a second bottle for my lance. and in this mixed some shampoo used this to spray the car keep it wet and apply some shampoo. so you only need one bucket to rinse out your mits. this turned out to be be a quite hard work.
    So next i tried hose with a mix head on it. and a bucket filled with shampoo mix. quite simple this one. dip the mit in the mix wash a panel door etc. rinse out the mit under the hose. and then dip in your mix wash another section. this was nice and easy to work with and seamed to work fine.
    not tried this but read about it on DW multiple mits. 6/8 use and drop method.will let you know next time.

    can any one tell me the size of the broken Oring ?

    PS massive thanks to Ed Taylor for showing me how to fit my Discs and pads

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    More interesting testing & info from one of the masters ................

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    Looking good mate, glad you got your brakes sorted

    I'm looking forward to all my gear turning up and giving my car a go myself

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    Nice one Lump,great job on the brakes Ed.........

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    hot weather?..lol..are you having a laugh lump... no chance of that here!!...
    as always.. good as ever.. think I need a little trip to the Lump premises for some tlc on the vec..

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    yeh it wasn't that hot today, but i wanted to have a process in place before it gets hot. I'm pretty sure washing may become a problem later in the year.

    and any time

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    thats a set of very clean alloys
    Last edited by fenderguitar; 3rd May 2009 at 19:11.

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