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*** The Car Cleaning Thread ***

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

  1. pepp77

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    Location: SE London Born and Bred

  2. VaderDSL

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    Location: Manchester

    Same! Mines about 5 years old also, use it every wash for the windscreen.
     
  3. mrk

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    A satisfying feeling this.... Until you get an audience :eek:

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  4. nlel1975

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    I’ve done some googling and a fully charged battery will last 7 to 10 minutes in the leaf blower, so when it arrives I’ll use the Hydroshot and rinse a small area of the car down using plain water. Then I’ll see how effective the leaf blower is at drying it.

    The leaf blower uses more battery power then the Hydroshot.
     
  5. Housey

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    I too am a brush boy and have, when witnessed by 'trusted people' brought others into the 'brushers' club. My brush and I spend many happy hours together in traffic, you know, brushing.
     
  6. mrk

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    @Em3bbs once spotted me from a hotel room window brushing the air vents of my cabin one night. I think he secretly follows me around though, bit of a fiend that one :eek:

    But yes, traffic light brushing sessions are a skill, you have to finish the brush session before the lights switch, but if you don't, must finish before someone beeps at you :p
     
  7. Jonnycoupe

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    Just washed mine only to realise headlamp washer cover is missing :(
     
  8. Housey

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    We know, they don't, but we know
     
  9. Dis86

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    That would kill me. My condolences.
     
  10. Jonnycoupe

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    I remember hearing a clatter not from my road so went for a late dark dog walk with my phone for a torch:cry:… no success :(
     
  11. Em3bbs

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    It was annoying during lockdown when I couldn't find hotels opposite where you were.
     
  12. Robzere31

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    Clayed the car for the first time today. Using Bilt Hamber auto clay. I was always quite sceptical of clay before but having now used it... well consider me converted :D

    All in took around 6 hours to do the whole process but car looks fantastic, & paint surface feels like glass.
    quite how long it will stay like this is another matter but I'll enjoy it whilst it lasts.
     
  13. Kei

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    I decontaminated the roof and then gave it a polish. This was without a doubt the worst panel on the entire car.

    The state of it after claying wasn't great.
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    After using a mix of rupes DA-fine and coarse and the foam pads using the makita forced rotation and proxxon mini rotary.
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  14. robj20

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    What do you guys use to identify your bottles, marker doesn't last 5 minutes.
     
  15. bainbridge

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    Location: Bristol

    Gave the car some TLC today:

    Bucket wash with fairy liquid
    Cleaned the wheels with Wonder Wheels
    Clay mitt over the paintwork
    Tar spot remover on the tar spots
    Touch up paint and cocktail stick for stone chips
    2 coats of Autoglym resin polish

    Knackered now!
     
  16. Kei

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    I use a Brother P touch labeller. I've used it to make labels for practically everything. The laminated tapes seem to survive pretty well against most chemicals.
     
  17. kinger8938

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    My almost identical cat always joins me for a car wash. Gets on my nerves a bit tbh

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  18. chroniclard

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    Snow foam the cat. Probably won't come back.
     
  19. nlel1975

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    I used to have one that liked marking my car with its scent, doesn’t do it anymore touchwood.
     
  20. jpaul

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    you could be making ASMR videos for tik-tok - next billy eilish.

    dust on the vents => hepa filters out - definitely coulsdn't change mine at the lights though.