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Ancient, 150,000 mile CRV and time on my hands.

Washed with some cheapo shampoo.
Wheels done with Simoniz wheel cleaner and a toothbrush.
Gone over with the clay mitt
Gone over with the DA and Poorboys Black Hole.
Headlights polished.
Natty's red wax applied by hand
Plastics done with boiled linseed oil
Tyres done with Auto Glym tyre dressing.
 

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I predict an influx of clean Giuliettas before the end of the month deadline ;)
 

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Here's my Giulietta all washed and polished. It's had a couple of washes this month due to the sh.. (dirty).. ity roads!!
  • Pressure wash the main layers of dirt
  • Then it's a foam wash
  • A wipe over to clean all the shut lines and engine bay
  • A final hose down to get the soap off
  • Microfiber cloth to dry it off
  • 2nd go over with the cloth to clear the smears off
  • Finally a quick wax.
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Long time lurker here, first entry.

I never cared much about the appearance of my cars, always focusing on keeping everything sorted underneath the bonnet first. However, last month I decided not to take it to any car wash places anymore. I'd rather take up the weekend warrior style car detailing as a hobby, as a recreational activity 😅

Fast forward today, I washed my Alfa properly for the first time in my life 🙊

Products used: BH auto-foam, BH auto-wash, BH Korrosol, Tardis, Gtechniq G6, BH auto-qd
Wheels are already ceramic coated so brake dust just washed off 💪

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I guess it buffs up nicely, at least it looks great from a distance. However the amount of paint defects is just ridiculous. Stone chips, scratches, swirls, scratches, dings, hazed headlight, paint fade, you name it, it's all there 😅
I think I will give claying and machine polishing a go next, not much else to do at weekends nowadays anyway.
 

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Blackieee's pre summer treatment: wash, de-tar, de-iron, clay & 2 coats of 50 Cal Penta Wax, wheels & interior also cleaned.
First time using the clay mitt, really fast to use & did a great job, I'll never go back to using a clay bar.

Lots of time & work over a couple days but I think the results were worth the time & effort (y)


Car Exterior:

Snowfoam: 50.Cal Combat Neutral Snow Foam (also used as a shampoo for washing between stages)
Detarr: CleanerCar Pro Range - Tar & Glue Remover
Fallout remover: Bilt Hamber Korrosol
Clay: Farcela G3 Body Prep Clay Mitt
Surface Preperation: CarPro Eraser (also used on glass)
Wax: 50.Cal Pentawax, 2nd coat applied the following day


Wheels:

Detarr
Tyre Dressing: Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel


Interior:

50. Cal Precision Interior Dressing


Items Used:

Karcher K4 power washer
Snowfoam lance
bucket (1 gritguard)
Microfiber Madness Incredimitt (washing)
Microfiber Madness Dry Me Crazy (drying)
Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile (for removing wax)
Chemical Guys Black Ultra Fine Applicator (for applying wax)
Meguiar's supreme shine microfiber towels
Microfiber applicator (Interior dressing)


I think that's about it & probably enough details of the detail !


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