loving Alfa life!
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Kingdom
A beginner's first attempt at detailing
In the past I've never been one for trying much effort at cleaning my car, when I get a new one I tend to wash for a couple of weeks before leaving it in the hands of the local supermarket carpark.
Yet a combination of the arrival of the 147 and too much time spent reading these boards has got me wanting to keep the car in as good condition as possible.
So having trawled through a good number of threads on here I have pretty much decided on a plan of action,
To start with I have sorted out 2 buckets, and a mit (although going to go and have a look for one with better fibers, as this (cheap glove from Sainsburys with long fat threads) looks a bit rubbish.
- Wash - AG shampoo (no idea what type, but came in a pack of stuff mother got with her MX5 and never used)
- Wash wheels with AG wheel stuff
- Clay - Just got the Mag kit off Amazon
- Coat of AG SRP
and finally a coat of AG EGP
The most important question, have I missed anything?
The car has a couple of pretty bad stone chips and some scratches to the lower front bumper, I want to get these fixed asap. Would it be best to do the cleaning /claying before the chip repair people come and fix them?
Will get on with taking some photos once I get started properly.