Discussion in 'Motors' started by wassap, Jun 20, 2008.
I would think so, works ok on tree sap and the like
Autobrite Just The Tonic.
I do think that AutoGlym Intensive Tar Remover will work, but my god the Autobrite stuff is just amazing.
Ordered the Autobrite. Thanks, guys.
What's the default dual-action polisher for noobs that people recommend?
Das6, or the Kestrel/Danyo rip offs. Argos' own brand one is actually pretty reasonable too.
Might be worth a look
Thanks both. I'm going to chance my arm on the Argos one.
Gave the soot thrower a wash and a wax as it's so mild at the moment.
Two bucket method hand job (giggity)
Not overly impressed with my clay bar - removed a lots but struggle on some spots, thinking I may need a chemical or more aggressive clay bar. The white is really unforgiving for tar / sap spots. The wheels need a proper clean, didn't spend anywhere near enough time on them. The spokes are large but the discs fill the voids. I may need to remove the wheels to clean and seal properly and just couldn't be bothered with that today. Too lazy, it's good enough attitude.
Forgive the silly question...how are you drying the cars after the wash?
I've got a Gyeon Silk towel and I'm thinking of picking up a couple more. Just lightly drag it over the car and it sucks all the water up in one pass.
I'm also thinking of getting a water filter system so that I can just leave it to dry as in the summer the car pretty much dries as I wash it so it ends up all spotty but they're over $300 so they're on the back burner.
This. It effortlessly dries my Octavia estate, don't see any need to spend any more.
I bought 3 of those and they work great, I'd wash it first though, I did see quite a bit of lint on first use. Might just have been a specific batch though.
That happens with any towel really, if brand new.
I can't recommend the miracle dryer large towels from cleanyourcar.co.uk. I've got some that must be nearly 10 years old now and still going strong. Have a couple of newer ones and there is zero lint.
I regret buying the auto finesse aqua deluxe drying towel. Feels way to heavy and leaves so many bits of fibres/lint on the paint it is unreal. It sucks up water well - you could easily do 2-3 cars but its not worth the hassle afterwards in my opinion.
Great thanks gents.
I just use a leaf blower to dry the car. Works great.
I use water
I'm sure it's been discussed but doesn't anyone use those hand-wash places where you drive in and sit there whilst they pressure wash, and then get out and watch whilst they do the interior?
I'm sure they are frowned upon by people who spend 2-3 hours washing and waxing their cars, but it's not practical where I am (don't have an outside tap on the rented house, for a start). I've been using them for years and never had issues.
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