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*** The Car Cleaning Thread ***

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

  1. Uther

    Sgarrista

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    New driver, so cheap insurance.
     
  2. mollymoo

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  3. kindai

    Soldato

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    I agree good TFR can be better but also needs more care with its use. I like magifoam because I can spray it on, go have a cuppa and not worry about it, and with its ridiculous dwell times, after 20 minutes that car is pretty much clean anyway!
     
  4. FTM

    Soldato

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    Location: South Shields

    I can echo this..have an autobrite lance and tried various ones but just keep coming back to magifoam!

    or maxi suds 2 grape by chemical guys as it smells lush!
     
  5. Steedie

    Man of Honour

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    Gyeon Foam is excellent as well. Pricey, but well worth it
     
  6. Rodneypooleg

    Wise Guy

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    Bought an Autobrite Snow Foam Lance which arrived yesterday, cars currently filthy so looking forward to the weekend trying it out :D
     
  7. robj20

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    I find the BH foam cleans will, good for this time of year where I just down and jetwash off.
     
  8. FTM

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    best bit of kit I bought

    I bought it about 6 years ago and its still brilliant!

    gets such a good foam and the bottle is a decent size

    I think I need a new mitt and towels though , though of my current ones are well past their best
     
  9. adam cool dude

    Soldato

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    I have used several foams and this is by far the best for winter quick cleaning. As soon as it was applied it was dripping off brown. Very good stuff.
     
  10. kindai

    Soldato

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    Do snow foams work? Judge for yourself.

    20 minute well, power wash off, no bucket wash at all, just foam, dwell, rinse and drive.


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  11. darrant1234

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    Still mucky on back ;)
     
  12. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

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    Good result for touchless, no need to go crazy perfecting it in this weather.
     
  13. kindai

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    Exactly, one drive and its going to look crap again, all I wanted to do is make sure the worst of it / the salt wasnt sat on the paint. Soon as we are past Feb / halfway into March will have it fully detailed and ceramic coated.
     
  14. timmeh

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    Did you use a whole bottle of foam to get it that thick? :D

    I can't leave it on my car long enough to actually do anything as the sun dries it up in less than 5 mins. Is that the magifoam?
     
  15. kindai

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    Magifoam, stick 2 inches in the bottom and then fill the rest with water.
     
  16. timmeh

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    Looks like you can't get it over here :(
     
  17. kindai

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    Sams active snow foam is your next bet if you can get that?
     
  18. timmeh

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    Doesn't look like it is.

    I might try the Adams Polishes or Chemical guys snow foam.

    I used the Gyeon Foam recently but it was expensive and it didn't work as well as I thought it would for the price. Maybe I wasn't using enough.
     
  19. Steedie

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    Gave the car a proper clean today and the ceramic coating just makes it so much easier. Topped it up with a layer of Gyeon Wet Coat. Pretty pleased with the result. Recommend it to anyone looking for a good quick detailing spray. Literally spray it on, and pressure wash it off

    Took this video once it was all finished :D

     
  20. HoneyBadger

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