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Old 02-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Can detailing equipment have other uses?

Hello

Just for a bit of fun...

I know products can be used to keep you house clean and tidy too, Glass cleaner on mirrors etc.

I wondered if anyone had used their tools to clean other things.

I was thinking in the shower the other day, how it would make sense to polish the tiles and give them a coating of something to make it easier to keep clean in the long run.

I've not started properly detailing yet and I think I've got the bug... bad.

Have you used detailing tools to do other jobs?

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Old 02-02-2018, 03:14 PM   #2
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I have waxed the outside window panes, shower screen and mirrors around the house. I snowfoam the wheelie bins every now and then, and use leather cleaner on the sofas too. If the product has similar materials to what you are using on the car then generally its fine. Just don't use stuff like fallout remover, tyre gel, etc in the house as it will be a pain to clean up!
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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Jet wash anything outside the house (driveway, patio, BBQ and conservatory)
The bicycles get car shampoo and a polish just as the car does.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #4
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Clay for the shower screen and tiles.


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Old 02-02-2018, 03:55 PM   #5
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I've used Bead Juice now my shower and I moved my oven a few weeks ago and broke out the APC to clean the tiles on the floor underneath it. I also used some engine degreaser on the extractor hood however I'm not sure that one would be acceptable to most people (the wife was out and it cut through the grease well).
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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Surfex HD does a great job on my cooker hood.

I've used Bilt Hamber Auto Balm on chrome taps with considerable success

FK1000P on the front door brightwork (reminds me, it needs a polish and reapplication)

Pressure washer on the drive, the wheelie bins, the garage door, the front steps, the patio...

Any amount of removal of various household stains (for instance, do you know what will take yellow wax crayon off wallpaper? Panel wipe )

Cleaned up a second hand car seat a treat, it was very grubby having been used by a small child for several years. Because of the state of it they were selling it cheap and so we saved a pretty penny on the same thing new. Apart from a bit of pilling on the cover, you'd never know.

Plus I "detailed" our "travel system" once our youngest grew out of it - definitely eased the sale (the couple buying it remarked how clean it was compared to some of the others they'd seen) plus having the satisfaction of seeing it going to a good home in a good state

So yeah, I'd say detailing (mostly the "valeting" side of the skillset, as opposed the paint correction etc) definitely has applications outside of cars!
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:45 PM   #7
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What would you use on the tiles? We have hard water here would be nice to reduce the water marks

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Old 03-02-2018, 09:17 AM   #8
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I also use bead juice on the shower tiles and screen and it’s great. Much easier to keep clean.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:21 AM   #9
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Another one here for bead juice on shower tiles
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:50 AM   #10
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All the time!

Glass scratch removal kit on our glass balustrades.

AirGlide coating on our cream gloss handle-less kitchen units because they show fingerprints easily and the AirGlide is wipe clean.

Bio Brisk on damp rugs (to remove a musty odour) after a minor flood.

Blue 3M tape to mask off light switches when painting.

DA to polish mirrors!

DA polishing followed by AirGlide on piano black finish loudspeakers - twice. Minimises scratches and marring.

Surfex to pre-clean window frames and garden furniture.

Amberclens to clean up almost anything.

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