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Old 16-05-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Guys I’m looking for recommendations for something to clean a dusty/slightly dirty car without actually washing it. Just something to clean a car with after driving miles to a show without actually having to wash it.
Someone has recommended autosmart cobalt and also autoglym rapid detailer.
Thoughts ??
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Old 16-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #2
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At the moment I use a 50:50 mix of Chemical Guys Hybrid V7 and Sonax BSD.

i've also used meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer, Gtechniq Quick Detailer, and a few others they're all good.
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Old 16-05-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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if you watch the Esoteric detailing youtube channel you'll see that this is one of his bugbears, he reckons this is the biggest misuse of QDs.
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Old 16-05-2018, 01:21 PM   #4
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I would agree, I only use it for removing things like bird poo
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Old 16-05-2018, 01:40 PM   #5
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ONR in a 1L spray bottle plus a bunch of clean MFs, is easy way for light clean of panels. You still need to be very careful though, and my preference is still for full wet 2BM.

I have been impressed with ONR for the odd wing, bird bombs etc, when away from home and taps..

Sonax BSD is always also in car. Lots of MFs too. I reckon that ONR is easier on the panel i.e. Glides and lifts dirt, with less impact than a QD.

ONR, then QD is a good way.

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Old 16-05-2018, 02:10 PM   #6
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For dust I would say ONR. Spray well and allow dwell time of at least a minute and remove with MF cloths turning to a clean side frequently. Follow up with BSD as a drying aid, superb gloss.
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Old 16-05-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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At shows for a quick tidy up/dust removal on arrival, I spray a V7/BSD mix quite liberally, let it dwell for a short while and then gently remove with a soft mf. I then spray a mist and buff immediately with a fresh mf.

Had problem at Silverstone this year though, even in the early morning sun i was getting streaking, so not quite the utopia I had first experienced when i originally mixed them together. For shows i'm going to go back to neat CG V7, never had a problem before, even last year in 28 degree heat and sunshine.

I'll keep the V7/BSD mix for cooler times when i want a bit of protection too.
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Old 16-05-2018, 06:08 PM   #8
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If you have buckets with lids just perform a rinseless wash using ONR and distilled water.

1 bucket with 5L of distilled water and ONR in it and the other with clean water to rinse the wash pad/mitt out prior to going back in the ONR bucket. 1 panel at a time, safest way of doing it I think.

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Old 16-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #9
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^^^this. Then finish with a QD.

I’d use 1 bucket with multiple cloths. So fill your bucket before you go with all the cloths in there too. Wipe down and sling the dirty ones in a bag.


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If you have buckets with lids just perform a rinseless wash using ONR and distilled water.

1 bucket with 5L of distilled water and ONR in it and the other with clean water to rinse the wash pad/mitt out prior to going back in the ONR bucket. 1 panel at a time, safest way of doing it I think.

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Why distilled water?
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