Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Gallery > The Showroom
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Showroom Detailed something and want to show it off? Do it here... This is the place for you to show the world....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2018, 05:14 AM   #1
Brian1612
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,040
Thanks: 1,621
Thanked 2,820 Times in 1,832 Posts
Quick clean on the Abarth

Little detail and run out of a few products yesterday...

Car pro Iron x snow soap - diluted 1:8 it was used as a wheel cleaner/light decon stage. Worked really well and it showed good levels of reaction. Need my sisters red Audi TT to test this properly but early signs on the wheels are promising.

Meguiars Shampoo Plus - This for me is a game changer. It claims to wash and polish the car in one with micro abrasives within the shampoo. Let's ignore that or really everything megs suggest with this one. No it doesn't remove scuffs/scratches, nor does it remove tar spots. But what it does do incredibly well is effectively cleanse the paintwork, leaving the it extremely slick after use and also removes LSPs. I tested this with before and after shots of the water behaviour with the megs all but killing what protection I had on the car. To confirm it wasn't simply masking the roof was hand washed again with pure shampoo, this didn't return any beading/sheeting capabilities of the LSP. It is also extremely slick, likely the most slick and sudsy shampoo I have used. There is some real magic going on with this product and although not a everyday shampoo, for decons/stripping LSPs this is a godsend of a product. Also used this shampoo to remove any dark spots on my exhaust tips which it dealt with easily.

Autoglym UHD wax - The reaction to this from others has been very positive. I can only echo what others have said. Using a damp applicator this goes on and comes off the car effortlessly. The water behaviour was top notch, it left the paint feeling much slicker than two other well renowned waxes I tried out on either wing and the finish was excellent. It leaves a very sharp, mirror like gloss to the paintwork. Autoglym have smashed it with this one.

Glass cleaned/protected with autoglanz vision. Tyres dressed with adams tyre shine and exterior trim treated with auto finesse revive.

Will keep it going until I sort it properly in the summer. Huge amounts of tar on the lower portions of the car so in serious need of the full monty decon/gloss enhancement detail.




Last edited by Brian1612; 06-04-2018 at 05:21 AM.
Brian1612 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to Brian1612 For This Useful Post:
66Rob (08-04-2018), Andyblue (06-04-2018), carrera2.05 (10-04-2018), chris.t (06-04-2018), Fentum (08-04-2018), LSpec (09-04-2018), MadMerc (10-04-2018), pee (07-04-2018), rojer386 (06-04-2018), Sicskate (06-04-2018), Simonrev (06-04-2018), Soul boy 68 (08-04-2018), stonejedi (06-04-2018), Streeto (06-04-2018), todds (11-04-2018), uggski (07-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 05:28 AM   #2
Andyblue
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 2,401
Thanks: 766
Thanked 1,036 Times in 934 Posts
Well, thats an interesting product and as you say, def seems to have effected the LSP, so could be useful when you're wanting to try something new / different out and haven't got the time etc to clay the car...hmm, def might be worth a look at getting some

Great looking car bud, a def little pocket rocket

Not used the Adams tyre dressing, but looks to have brought them up nicely...
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Andyblue For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 05:42 AM   #3
Andyblue
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 2,401
Thanks: 766
Thanked 1,036 Times in 934 Posts
How much of the bottle would you say you used on washing the Abarth ?

I presume you rinsed the wash mitt and then applied more wash + to it - how far did 1 application go ?

Cheers
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Andyblue For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 06:25 AM   #4
Nick-ST
Orbital Oracle
 
Nick-ST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Trimley St Mary
Posts: 697
Thanks: 192
Thanked 327 Times in 255 Posts
Garage
Very interesting re the Meguiars shampoo. May well have to give it a go!!!

Love the Abarth too, still need to have one of these in my life at some point!
Nick-ST is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nick-ST For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 07:06 AM   #5
macca666
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
macca666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 2,179
Thanks: 1,616
Thanked 1,542 Times in 962 Posts
Garage
Nice write up Brian I do like your Abarth as well

I got some Adams strip wash recently which I've not used yet was going to use it for my summer decon but as you know weather for us hasn't really helped with that

I'm wondering if it'll be similar to the Meguiars then I'm interested to see how it compares
macca666 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to macca666 For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 07:24 AM   #6
Brian1612
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,040
Thanks: 1,621
Thanked 2,820 Times in 1,832 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andyblue View Post
How much of the bottle would you say you used on washing the Abarth ?

I presume you rinsed the wash mitt and then applied more wash + to it - how far did 1 application go ?

Cheers
The Adam's tyre dressing was decent but I have used easier dressings. Required two thorough applications with more working in than I would have liked for even coverage.

As for the Megs shampoo I didn't use much at all. I found the initial 'ribbon' was a bit OTT for a single panel and even adding the windshield + spoiler in it was still more than required. A 1p sized blob was enough to do each panel and yes, rinsed the mitt with the hose, squeezed out then into a bucket of fresh water to wet the pad again. If I'd to guess a figure I don't think I would have used anymore than 40ml.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Brian1612 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Brian1612 For This Useful Post:
Andyblue (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 07:28 AM   #7
Brian1612
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,040
Thanks: 1,621
Thanked 2,820 Times in 1,832 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick-ST View Post
Very interesting re the Meguiars shampoo. May well have to give it a go!!!

Love the Abarth too, still need to have one of these in my life at some point!
Thanks Nick. They are just a total ball to drive, such a laugh. Bring the inner child out in you every time you're in the drivers seat.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Brian1612 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
Brian1612
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,040
Thanks: 1,621
Thanked 2,820 Times in 1,832 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by macca666 View Post
Nice write up Brian I do like your Abarth as well

I got some Adams strip wash recently which I've not used yet was going to use it for my summer decon but as you know weather for us hasn't really helped with that

I'm wondering if it'll be similar to the Meguiars then I'm interested to see how it compares
May well be similar in performance macca. Update this thread with your findings when you try the Adams stuff out if you like

Weather has been awful, just starting to show signs now of improving thank god. Here is hoping our summers are longer like our winter was this year!

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Brian1612 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Brian1612 For This Useful Post:
macca666 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 07:42 AM   #9
macca666
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
macca666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 2,179
Thanks: 1,616
Thanked 1,542 Times in 962 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian1612 View Post
May well be similar in performance macca. Update this thread with your findings when you try the Adams stuff out if you like

Weather has been awful, just starting to show signs now of improving thank god. Here is hoping our summers are longer like our winter was this year!

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Cheers Brian. I'm working away quite a bit this year so unfortunately the cars are taking a back seat and my wife's been told not to do anything with them when I'm not about

I'm out the country from next week for about 6 weeks so likelihood is it'll be at least June before I get my summer but I'll certainly update it when I do finally get round to using it.

I'm hoping by the time June comes the snow will finally have stopped
macca666 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to macca666 For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Old 06-04-2018, 08:11 AM   #10
Andyblue
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 2,401
Thanks: 766
Thanked 1,036 Times in 934 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian1612 View Post
The Adam's tyre dressing was decent but I have used easier dressings. Required two thorough applications with more working in than I would have liked for even coverage.

As for the Megs shampoo I didn't use much at all. I found the initial 'ribbon' was a bit OTT for a single panel and even adding the windshield + spoiler in it was still more than required. A 1p sized blob was enough to do each panel and yes, rinsed the mitt with the hose, squeezed out then into a bucket of fresh water to wet the pad again. If I'd to guess a figure I don't think I would have used anymore than 40ml.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

That’s great, cheers.

Def worth a look into trying this out then
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Andyblue For This Useful Post:
Brian1612 (06-04-2018)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors