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Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 26-08-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,437
Posted By Peteo48
Got mine - a small bottle - from motorgeek.co.uk...

Got mine - a small bottle - from motorgeek.co.uk for £6.95 plus p & p. Amazon prices vary - I've seen it on at silly prices.

Just done a quick guerilla wash! Car wet from rain but not that dirty...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 20-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,068
Posted By Peteo48
I haven't summoned up the courage to do it yet....

I haven't summoned up the courage to do it yet. The question that keeps nagging away at me is this. There was a time, and not that long ago really, when claying a car was simply unknown and yet you...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,488
Posted By Peteo48
I've wondered about this issue for some time. I...

I've wondered about this issue for some time. I was particularly sceptical about grit guards because the dirt is still there but I saw a video which showed that the main function of the grit guard is...
Forum: Detailing Chat 08-08-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Peteo48
New Car Paint Protection Systems

Apologies if this video has been shown before but I cam across it on YouTube earlier today. It is an independent report by 2 Cranfield University scientists about the differing durability of these...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 28-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,437
Posted By Peteo48
I did my second ONR wash yesterday - car hadn't...

I did my second ONR wash yesterday - car hadn't been washed for over 2 weeks but wasn't that dirty.

This time I used a pre spray and felt much more comfortable doing it this way. It stopped that...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-07-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,786
Posted By Peteo48
Just wondering if the answer is, as AJ suggests,...

Just wondering if the answer is, as AJ suggests, that a sponge or a microfibre is the answer. Almost as if the wash media needs to be ensuring the product is in more direct contact with the surface....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-07-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,195
Posted By Peteo48
5,000 miles for £800 purchase isn't bad. A new...

5,000 miles for £800 purchase isn't bad. A new one would have lost several thousand in that time.
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 20-07-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,245
Posted By Peteo48
Just reviving this thread. I have bought a small...

Just reviving this thread. I have bought a small bottle of ONR and have used it once. Just wondering if there is anybody out there who has compared it with, say, Dodo Juice Low on Eau as these seem...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 20-07-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,364
Posted By Peteo48
Great minds think alike neil or fools seldom...

Great minds think alike neil or fools seldom differ. I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing! I've got a large sponge that I've never used - it's still in its packing.

Let us know how...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 20-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,731
Posted By Peteo48
A lady from Useless Utilities was on North West...

A lady from Useless Utilities was on North West Tonight a few days ago. She was asked if anybody had been fined back in 2012 when the last ban was in force and she said that nobody had been!

I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,418
Posted By Peteo48
I look out of my window at the car to check on...

I look out of my window at the car to check on beading. Another thing I do, after a heavy shower (especially after a dry spell) is feel the texture of the paint to see how much crud the rain has...
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Peteo48
Aphid poo? If I hadn't been on this site I would...

Aphid poo? If I hadn't been on this site I would never have discovered this.


Makes absolute sense now I think about it.
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-07-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Peteo48
I guess tree saps vary - some are more resiny ...

I guess tree saps vary - some are more resiny than others but Jon makes the point that most are water soluble. I park under some trees about twice a week and I have noticed that if you get a massive...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-07-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Peteo48
Car is plastered with Tree Sap - How to remove...

Car is plastered with Tree Sap - How to remove tree sap safely - YouTube

This is an interesting take on the problem.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-06-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,313
Posted By Peteo48
Just wondering if there is something in the...

Just wondering if there is something in the leaving it on too long theory although 7 mins doesn't seem that long. When I've used it, I've buffed off almost immediately doing just a small section at a...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-06-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By Peteo48
Thanks for the replies thus far. Confirms me in...

Thanks for the replies thus far. Confirms me in my belief that any dirt has to be really light indeed. I was instantly uncomfortable doing it although I don't think I've done too much damage - good...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-06-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By Peteo48
What is light dirt in Quick Detailing terms?

The other day I thought I'd try a quick detailer for one of the uses they are supposed to be good at. In short, between maintenance washes. I used Autoglym Rapid Detailer as I had some in stock.

...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 31-03-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By Peteo48
On Quick Detailers and products like Autoglym...

On Quick Detailers and products like Autoglym Aqua wax, I've found they seem to extend the beading qualities of any wax or sealant almost indefinitely if used after every wash. I've often wondered...
Forum: Detailing Chat 30-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Peteo48
Really interesting about the distinction between...

Really interesting about the distinction between valeting and detailing. The reason I say this is, being an old codger, I get problems with my back and have often thought of getting the car done by...
Forum: Detailing Chat 29-03-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Peteo48
I don't want to mention names as such but there...

I don't want to mention names as such but there are several people on this, and other forums, who offer a detailing service on a strictly part-time basis - in other words they have jobs and will do...
Forum: The Showroom 25-03-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By Peteo48
I was just thinking looking at the car and then...

I was just thinking looking at the car and then you telling us you worked in a quarry, this is where pre-wash routines, snow foam etc really come into their own.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 22-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,296
Posted By Peteo48
Thanks for the replies so far guys. Sonax...

Thanks for the replies so far guys. Sonax certainly gets a good press so I think I'll go with that for my next bottle but will also bear the other suggestions in mind. Finding as I get more into...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 21-03-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,296
Posted By Peteo48
Best Quick Detailer For Protection

Just looking for opinions here. Almost finished my current bottle of AG Rapid Detailer so thinking of a change. I tend to give the car a quick going over with a detailer after most washes so the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-03-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,307
Posted By Peteo48
Just looking at this car, it still seems quite...

Just looking at this car, it still seems quite modern in terms of its shape. Very good use of interior space as I remember a pool car we had at work years ago. It was a 1.3 so not quite in this...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 386,239
Posted By Peteo48
Just a quickie - was that photo taken in Madeira...

Just a quickie - was that photo taken in Madeira by any chance?
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