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*** The Car Cleaning Thread ***

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wassap, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. snips86x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 14, 2012

    Posts: 16,646

    Location: Close to Swindon, but not Swindon

    Perfect, will invest in some this summer. Much appreciated :)
     
  2. MoRT489

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,645

    How do people wash inner door sills/other paintwork for which the doors/boot/roof need to be open, as obviously I can't spray the inside of the car with snow foam :D Just a light touch two bucket wash and wipe dry with a towel?
     
  3. SirJinks

    Hitman

    Joined: May 31, 2014

    Posts: 509

    Something like Bilt Hamber Surfex HD with a spray applicator - squirt on, leave a few mins, rinse off, dry. At least that's what I do.
     
  4. Evo8

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 29, 2014

    Posts: 704

    Location: Glasgow

    That's what I do, makes sense while you're washing it.
     
  5. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 22,581

    Location: Northern England

    Open said appendage, knock the hose power right down to get rid of the loose then just go over it with my mitt. Rinse off. Dry.
     
  6. Tinders

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2003

    Posts: 5,045

    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    I just wipe my door shuts down with a soapy MF, they never get dirty enought to have to use a hose.
     
  7. robj20

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 8,386

    Just use a QD spray on leave a minute and wipe off.
     
  8. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

    Posts: 4,711

    Location: location, location

    I use a microfibre towel dunked in the wash bucket after I've finished the contact wash over the whole car. Door shuts don't get that mucky normally.
     
  9. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 14,313

    Location: NN4

    Mine never get dirty (they're waxed which helps), just wash them as part of the wash regime and then after the wash use a QD and a towel to dry.
     
  10. Tinders

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2003

    Posts: 5,045

    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    Guys, need some tips on removing hard deposits from my wheels, the car is less than 12 months old, but having dar alloys has meant i havent been cleaning them as thoroughly as i should have (as i you cant really see the crap), and in the corner of the spokes ive got some buildup that wont shift with my bilt hamber cleaner, so rather than get some acidic wheel cleaner, is there a gentler way of cleaning the crud?
     
  11. mrkambo

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 545

    Location: Herts, UK

    Guys....

    Im after some microfibre clothes, you know for general usage, cleaning glass, dash etc etc
    Also i've used up my QD so after some recommendations, Chemical Guys Hybrid and Dodo are the ones ive just been through, anything else out there worth trying?
     
  12. Thebug

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,870

    Location: Walsall

    Try the kirkland ultra plush microfibre cloths
     
  13. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

    Posts: 4,711

    Location: location, location

    Sonax BSD.
     
  14. mrkambo

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 545

    Location: Herts, UK

    Done and done!
     
  15. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2014

    Posts: 1,545

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Check out the ragmaster website, always been happy with their cloths. Wouldnt bother with Kirkland, they are poor quality.
     
  16. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 14,313

    Location: NN4

    You need something wrong, so acidic or alkali. Don't be shy, the stuff gets a bad name because it's used incorrectly, your use is correct. Don't let it dry and you'll be okay.


    Listen to this guy, I love RagMasters towels, kirkland are for my engine bay cleaning or exhaust :p
     
  17. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

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    Location: West Yorkshire

    ...And my dogs paws ;)
     
  18. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    Location: NN4

    Exactly, they work out at like 35p a cloth whereas the ragmasters are like £5 but they last. Blue for polish, orange for QD, yellow for wax. Their applicators are epic too.
     
  19. mrkambo

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 545

    Location: Herts, UK

    suppose ill order them as well then :D
     
  20. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England