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*** The Car Cleaning Thread ***

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

  1. Gilbert89

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Sheffield

    No doubt there will be plenty of recommendation’s to robust wheel brushes but after looking at the style you linked an alternative I can think of are Meguires Supreme Microfibre Wheel Brush (£13 for Medium / £17 for Large) on Amazon.

    No issues with mine, it’s kept plush and no signs of disintegration.

    If I recall correctly the actual brand of what you linked are called “Wheel Woolies”
    perhaps they last longer than the Chinese knock offs :p

    Wheel Woolies
    https://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/collections/wheel-woolies
     
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  2. topgun06

    Sgarrista

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    I get on with the AB stuff.

    Really rate Purple Rain, Liquid Abyss is good too.
     
  3. Doobedoo

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    Brite Gel is pretty good too, being a gel it clings to the wheels much better than liquids.
     
  4. Muska

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Dec 2013

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    Location: Armitage

    https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/valet-pro-plastic-non-scratch-brush

    I've had one for nearly 2 years and it's not fallen to bits despite use with chemicals on wheels.

    I've also found that for cleaning the barrels, my wheel woolies have lasted really well and still perform as well as the day I bought them.
     
  5. Jokester

    Don

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    I’m still using wheel woolies that must be 8 years old now.
     
  6. GravyMonster

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    Location: The land of milk & beans

    @Gilbert89 @Muska - Cheers guys. I should have just gone with wheel woollies the first time. Classic case of buy cheap, buy twice (or more)
     
  7. VaderDSL

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    know how you feel, just seems difficult to accept that amount for hair on a stick :D but as others have found out, they really do last, I originally went 4 or 5 cheap version, each time I said to myself, this cheap one will surely last this time :)
     
  8. Buffman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 May 2007

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    Location: West Midlands

    Gave mine a good wash for the first time in about 6 months a couple weeks ago (snow foam/bucket wash/ poorboys black hole polish / sealant)

    Also bought a £3 alloy scrubber as my old one broke - as you can see my alloys aren't the best shape for cleaning!


    [​IMG]
     
  9. VaderDSL

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    ^ That's a funny looking wash mitt :D
     
  10. kinetic747

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    No way will that go between the spokes. :D
     
  11. kinger8938

    Capodecina

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    Recieved a Maguires set for my birthday so just gave the car a good seeing to..

    I noticed swirls in the gloss black parts in today's sunshine. Anything recommended to combat that? Or reduce them a bit
     
  12. grudas

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    Polish them out with a soft pad and medium/light compound..
     
  13. Dave85

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Sunny Scotland

    Car side windows have some pretty deep scratches. Anyway to get these out or is it only going to be fixed by new glass?
     
  14. grudas

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    New glass really.. you can polish glass and I've done it but I'd say it masks the scratch rather than removes it.
     
  15. Dave85

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    Thanks I did see a few videos using disks and lots of sanding etc looked a good bit of hassle so will see if I can find some used glass cheap.
     
  16. V_R

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    On the subject of glass, spec me some decent glass cleaner, Mr Muscle isn't cutting it on the car. Need some new cloths too...
     
  17. Parsley

    Wise Guy

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    I've always found the cloths make the difference, I just use supermarket glass cleaner.

    I use older microfibres (not ancient but not brand new) that have zero lint at all, spray onto the window, wipe it off then wipe it again with a second, dry cloth. Does the trick with anything stubborn that I've met.

    I've always found that brand new "lint free" microfibres seem to have a habit of leaving really tiny flecks of lint behind that you can see in the sun early in the morning. Think I've just been unlucky as I've tried a fair few cloths over time.
     
  18. V_R

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    Interesting. I've got some new cloths on the way. Will see how it goes....
     
  19. chroniclard

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    Autoglym fast glass works great for me. With a normal microfibre cloth.
     
  20. dLockers

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    I tried this on my kitchen glass. The numpty before me managed to scratch every. single. panel. with a crap sand and paint job.

    The kits you find on eBay...........yeah right buddy. No way those videos aren't staged. Ended up in a right mess and having to replace the glass anyway. :(