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Pre-washed, 2-bucket washed, chamois dried, applied Blackfire Polish all over, Autoglym HD Wax, Angelwax Visioned the windows, cleaned and fed the leather seats, cleaned the dash, and hung my new air freshener...

Bloody knackered now, time for a beer!
Please, if I can give you one tiny piece of advice. Ditch the chamois. Buy a Hellshine Reaper towel. Far less chance of damage and 3 minutes to dry my GT with no smears or streaks.
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Please, if I can give you one tiny piece of advice. Ditch the chamois. Buy a Hellshine Reaper towel. Far less chance of damage and 3 minutes to dry my GT with now smears or streaks.
Oh really? What sort of damage can a chamois do?

Will certainly consider that! Currently takes a fair bit longer than 3 mins
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Oh really? What sort of damage can a chamois do?

Will certainly consider that! Currently takes a fair bit longer than 3 mins
They pick up dirt and drag it across the paint. I will second the reaper towel, currently my favourite bit of kit.
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Just watched a few vids on the youtubes... Certainly looks like an effective bit of kit!

Do you wash yours often, or just hang to dry after use?
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Just watched a few vids on the youtubes... Certainly looks like an effective bit of kit!

Do you wash yours often, or just hang to dry after use?
I wash mine after every use, just use non bio and then instead of soft rinse I use clear vinegar.
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I wash mine after every use, just use non bio and then instead of soft rinse I use clear vinegar.
I have 5! (as you know)

I wash them every second use (no need to wash them every time if your car is properly clean). I also use white vinegar in the softener drawer too.
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I have 5! (as you know)

I wash them every second use (no need to wash them every time if your car is properly clean). I also use white vinegar in the softener drawer too.

I just tend to chuck it in with all the other used cloths, I have more now anyway so will probably wash it less 😀


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Gave it a wash, first time since Duxford Spring Alfa day.

Checked fluids, topped up screen wash.

Ordered a whole load of service stuff and a wi-fi ODBII reader thing.
I bought one the other day. Downloaded a good few app for my iPhone and settled on one that I bought - FourStroke. I do think the Android ones were better.


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Always wash it separately. Firstly the colour runs (mine do, even after a year!). Secondly if you wash it with cloths that have wax/polish on them there's a chance you could contaminate the towel with the oils from the polishes, because it's such a deep pile it can be a bugger to get totally clean, especially when you should never wash it above 30℃.
Regular microfibres can be washed up to 90℃.
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Always wash it separately. Firstly the colour runs (mine do, even after a year!). Secondly if you wash it with cloths that have wax/polish on them there's a chance you could contaminate the towel with the oils from the polishes, because it's such a deep pile it can be a bugger to get totally clean, especially when you should never wash it above 30℃.
Regular microfibres can be washed up to 90℃.
The colour has run lol but my white ones are now pink don't have any trouble with wax being left in them either, always put them on an intensive wash
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I bought one the other day. Downloaded a good few app for my iPhone and settled on one that I bought - FourStroke. I do think the Android ones were better.


I stuck some Italy shield badges on the wing, my attempt to make it Ferrari like. Of course it's not and I think maybe they look ****. Can't decide.
I hadn't looked for an app yet so will check out the FourStroke one, thanks for the heads up.
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Always wash it separately. Firstly the colour runs (mine do, even after a year!). Secondly if you wash it with cloths that have wax/polish on them there's a chance you could contaminate the towel with the oils from the polishes, because it's such a deep pile it can be a bugger to get totally clean, especially when you should never wash it above 30℃.
Regular microfibres can be washed up to 90℃.
Great tip in the wash temperature of microfibre cloths, I didn't realise that you could wash them at that sort of temperature. I will give mine a go on a hotter wash next time.
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De-badged my Gt today.
Removed the "designed by Bertone" badges from the flanks, and the script that reads 3.2 V6 from the boot lid.
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Fitted a new silicone bottom boost pipe from Autolusso and gave her a quick wash. Hard to believe she's actually black...
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Cleaned my 147, wash, leather and Super Resin Polish.

Also fitted my new Philips bulbs.

Old Alloys refitted whilst one of my new wheels is sorted out.
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Took the wheels off ready for the refurb this week, and gave the engine bay a good clean
Tidy...need to sort my wheels out at some point too, let us know how you get on and what you use on them
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