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Seeing as most of the other Tech Lounges have similar threads I though the Detailing Lounge could also do with something similar, so here's a thread to tell us all what detailing or cleaning supplies you've bought recently







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Not today but earlier this year a Karcher K4 Ecologic was purchased to replace an old sick pressure washer which had served 10+ years.

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And a couple of months ago I got this selection

50.Cal Cover-Up Filler Glaze, 50.Cal Assault APC, 50.Cal Penta Wax Sample & Bilt Hamber Korrosol Fallout Remover.

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This arrived yesterday morning

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50.Cal Combat Neutral Snow Foam, 50.Cal Tracer High Gloss Shampoo, 50.Cal Penta Wax & 50.Cal Precision Interior Dressing.

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Collinite 845 wax, Bilt Hamber Auto-clay, Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant, Snow Foam Lance.

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Microfiber Madness Dry Me Crazy, Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile & Microfiber Madness Incredimitt

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I bought a clay mitt thing, as recommended by Keithyboy, and some Autoglym fast glass. Neither of which have arrived yet, but Amazon have given me a months free prime to apologise, and I wasn't in a rush anyway.

Also some Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller fallout remover, which has arrived, and smells like ass.

Hopefully should get a chance to use them all this weekend.
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Good pre-wash for stripping oil/grease etc. before a proper deep clean I believe..

Bust out the Fairy for a quick spritz and rinse, then follow up with your auto-shampoo of choice.. Then body decontamination etc., as per usual....

So long as it's not left on to dry out, can't see it doing any harm

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Got a bottle of Cherry Glaze sat in the garage looking at me... Also a bottle of Purple Velvet for once my current shampoo runs out...

Fingers crossed for a nice overcast day tomorrow!
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Got a bottle of Cherry Glaze sat in the garage looking at me... Also a bottle of Purple Velvet for once my current shampoo runs out...

Fingers crossed for a nice overcast day tomorrow!
You've got your wish then....it's forecast to piddle down.
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You've got your wish then....it's forecast to piddle down.


Wanted dry cloud cover really.. Don't particularly fancy attempting to use new products out in the pishing rain!
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Good pre-wash for stripping oil/grease etc. before a proper deep clean I believe..

Bust out the Fairy for a quick spritz and rinse, then follow up with your auto-shampoo of choice.. Then body decontamination etc., as per usual....

So long as it's not left on to dry out, can't see it doing any harm

Disclaimer - don't do this.
Really DON'T do it. Fairy Liquid leaves salt residues on your paint, it also doesn't remove waxes or sealants as many claim, the salt residues merely mask them. Use a proper pre-wash or snow foam prior to washing your car.

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Wanted dry cloud cover really.. Don't particularly fancy attempting to use new products out in the pishing rain!

Cherry Glaze comes off a breeze, even in sunlight.
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Products I've purchased recently include:

Bilt Hamber Auto-Foam 5l
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AutoBrite Banana Gloss shampoo 1l
Bilt Hamber Korrosol 5l
ValetPro Bilberry wheel cleaner 5l
AutoBrite Berry Blast QD 1l
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So I have one of these:
Halfords | Farecla G3 Body Prep Clay Mitt

But I hadn't really thought about needing a lube of some kind. Looking through my supplies, I have some Simoniz Protection Deatailing wax. Will that do the trick? Just spray it on liberally and give it a bit of a rub? How do I know when I've done enough, not too much? Smooth to the touch?
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I wouldn't use wax with it. Have you any quick detailer ? If not you might get away with using some shampoo if you mix it fairly strong so it gives lots of suds.

I haven't just a clay mitt but I've used clay bars, you shouldn't need to apply any real pressure, if it's dragging across the surface with resistance it probably needs more lube. The surface should feel smooth & slippery like wet glass to the touch once you've passed over the surface a couple of times.
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I'd thought it was detailer, but like you, the word wax gave me pause.
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Is this it Halfords Ireland | Simoniz Protection Detailer Wax 500ml ? If so it appears to be a spray on wax rather than a quick detailer.

I've heard some say they've used Demon Shine mixed with water as a cheap clay lube.
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I really don't like clay mitts, they have a knack of causing marring marks. If you do want to use it then AutoBrite Berry Blast is a good QD to use, diluted 10:1
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Sadly that's just the tip of the ice berg and what is becoming an obsession !

The previous purchase was DI vessel, and can't rave about this enough. It's outstanding, especially on sunny days, as it literally doesn't leave a mark on the car and completely touchless drying !
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Sadly that's just the tip of the ice berg and what is becoming an obsession !

The previous purchase was DI vessel, and can't rave about this enough. It's outstanding, especially on sunny days, as it literally doesn't leave a mark on the car and completely touchless drying !
Interesting...

I've got a RO/DI system for my reef aquarium, never thought of using it for rinsing the car!
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Interesting...

I've got a RO/DI system for my reef aquarium, never thought of using it for rinsing the car!
I use an inline filter on mine. Zero water spots. The parts cost about £30 from Screwfix.
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I use an inline filter on mine. Zero water spots. The parts cost about £30 from Screwfix.
How often do you change the filter then?

The RO/DI filter I have produces super pure water (measures with a TDS=0ppm), but not very quickly through the RO membrane... I daresay that those in-line filters will just be a mixed resin media, good for cheap and high flow rate but prone to being exhausted quickly...
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I just bought a squiggy to remove water after washing. I hate those water spots. This is why I don't wash my car on a sunny day, but wait for the overcast.
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I just bought a squiggy to remove water after washing. I hate those water spots. This is why I don't wash my car on a sunny day, but wait for the overcast.
They're not a great idea mate. They can cause all manner of scratches. You'd be better off with something like a Reaper drying towel from AutoBrite Direct and then a good quick detail spray to remove the water spots. You can also fit a water softening filter inline on your hose for less that £20 from screwfix.
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