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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 31-03-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
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: 1,189
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: 1,189
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: 1,390
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: 1,715
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: 1,715
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: 82
Views: 10,113
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: 375,909
Posted By Peteo48
Just a quickie - was that photo taken in Madeira...

Just a quickie - was that photo taken in Madeira by any chance?
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 13-03-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Peteo48
We've got a 27 kh Black and Decker Dust Buster -...

We've got a 27 kh Black and Decker Dust Buster - about £50 or so on Amazon. Charges up from the mains. Unlike many dedicated car vacs, it's pretty powerful and has a boost mode and an extendable...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-03-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Peteo48
With regard to Ollie's reply above, it is fair to...

With regard to Ollie's reply above, it is fair to say that they are not that expensive. I'll give it another go and if it still isn't working for me I might consider an upgrade. I can always use the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 08-03-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Peteo48
Even when my idea of car care was fairly regular...

Even when my idea of car care was fairly regular applications of Turtle Wax Original, the one thing I liked was how easy it made the car to wash so I've always had some degree of protection on my...
Forum: Autoglym 08-03-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By Peteo48
I must admit these (Lifeshine, Supagard etc etc)...

I must admit these (Lifeshine, Supagard etc etc) have always been sold to me as a way of avoiding any other aftercare other than washing with a PH neutral shampoo so I, personally, wouldn't fork out...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Peteo48
Interesting about the touchless drying with the...

Interesting about the touchless drying with the open hose. The car is well protected and beads really well. Must try it.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-03-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Peteo48
Thanks for all the input so far. It did occur to...

Thanks for all the input so far. It did occur to me that it would have benefitted from a wash first. I sometimes use AG Aqua Wax and the absorbency is never a problem with the small microfibers that...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-03-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Peteo48
Drying towel technique - advice needed!

Bit by bit I've reformed my car care techniques. I'll never be a full on detailer but I've taken on board the 2 bucket method, ditched the sponges, use better products etc etc.

My latest venture...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 05-03-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By Peteo48
The thing about lubrication makes perfect sense...

The thing about lubrication makes perfect sense to me. It's the argument, as I see it, for rinseless washes.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 05-03-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By Peteo48
Autoglym and use of sponges

It's been established thinking for some years now that the use of sponges is not a great idea. I no longer use them preferring a wash mitt. I "get" the idea that a sponge will drag any rogue pieces...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 25-06-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By Peteo48
I feel your pain. Somebody did something similar...

I feel your pain. Somebody did something similar to my car in a hospital car park (nice!) in May this year. I also have a small supermarket trolley ding on the other side. I've polished out the...
Forum: The Showroom 25-05-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,056
Posted By Peteo48
Completely agree on the door protectors. I've...

Completely agree on the door protectors. I've collected 2 dings in the last year despite careful parking and those pads would have provided good protection.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 23-04-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,082
Posted By Peteo48
I've got a bottle of that so I'm looking forward...

I've got a bottle of that so I'm looking forward to seeing how it compares with SRP when I next polish the car. I've virtually used up my remaining SRP in getting out the scratch mentioned above.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-04-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,082
Posted By Peteo48
A recent incident - yesterday in fact -...

A recent incident - yesterday in fact - illustrates whether AIO products can do a job in terms of removing imperfections. I was at the local hospital for a blood test and some ****** had scraped the...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 21-04-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,082
Posted By Peteo48
Some interesting points here because I guess...

Some interesting points here because I guess there are degrees of car care. I've upped my game a bit since getting more interested but I remember the day when my routine was to wash with a car...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 17-03-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Peteo48
It's an interesting question Arms. I started...

It's an interesting question Arms. I started using the Aqua Wax shortly after polishing with AG SRP and then applying the remainder of some EGP on part of the car and Bilt Hamber Double Speed wax on...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 15-03-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Peteo48
I do use the 2 bucket method although I don't use...

I do use the 2 bucket method although I don't use a prewash. I tend to rinse the car thoroughly first with the hose set to a spray setting. My low mileage means there is not that much road dirt on...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 13-03-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Peteo48
Autoglym Aqua Wax and endless protection.

It's getting to that time of year when you think of polishing and waxing but I've been monitoring my use of Auto Glym Aqua Wax since I last applied more conventional protection back in September last...
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