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Old 30-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question Proposed Detailing Routine For a Noob ?

Hi all,

Still new to the detailing game but I am trying hard to maintain a nicely kept vehicle. The vehicle in question is a '55 Jet Black BMW 320cd Convertible Sport that was a new purchase to me in the back end of last year !

My question is this, I am looking to keep it in good order and at the moment, doing everything by hand. Below is my proposed routine, but what do you guys think ???


1) Rinse down with warm water in the absence of a hose during the ban.

2) Wash with 2 bucket method using Megs Gold Class Shampoo & conditioner.

3) Rinse down and dry with large MF untill my Cobra Waffle arrives.

4) Iron X wheels and rinse

5) Lake Country Polishing Hand Pad with Megs 205 Ultimate Finishing Polish.

6) Buff to remove haze

7) Poor Boys Black Hole applied with Lake Country Finishing Pad

8) Buff to shine

9) Dodo Juice Purple Haze ( by hand or applicator ?? )

10) Leave 30 mins, second coat of Purple Haze

11) Applicationof Dodo Juice Red Mist

12) Stand back and admire ( or wait for the rain / Birds )

Soooooo, how does that sound ??

I will be adding in a clay bar & lube to my routine but currently do not have any !

Thanks

Ben.
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Old 30-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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I wouldn't bother with the red mist as purple haze is a LSP so the red mist is not required.
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Old 30-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Ok thanks for that, would it be prudent to use red mist after any further cleaning when a layer of additional wax is not needed / no time for ??

Thanks again !

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Old 30-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I'd add chemical guys diablo wheel cleaner. Dilute 7:1 in a spray bottle, apply to each wheel (20 seconds per wheel, if that) and rinse when rinsing the shampoo off, quick wipe with a microfibre and done. It's pretty cheap at about 25p a wheel, and great results for no effort.
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Old 30-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Id either do the wheels before the body,or atleast before you dry the body.
Seems a waste of time to wash it and dry it to then get it wet and covered in wheel crap.
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Yeah good point ! Thanks for the advice ! Will give it a go next time the weather allows, would love to post some pics but now only have IPad which I can't seem to upload images from !? Will try to hijack my sisters computer or something ! Thanks again !
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wheels before body...

wash the car, leave wet, then use the iron x, tar remover and clay...

rewash, then dry...

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Not sure if the label on red mist reads the same as tropical red mist, but tropical states not to use it on fresh wax
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Old 30-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #9
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Thanks to all ! Got it now...wheels first ! Thanks & regards to the Red Mist, I haven't got it yet as still waiting on delivery (thought it would be here today) but I'll be sure to read the label fully before any use ! Thanks again !
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