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Old 18-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #1
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Washing car for first time after a detail

Hello all,
I spent 11 hours detailing my Volvo last weekend and within about 8 flipping minutes it was dirty so I am washing it today. It was finished with two coats of hard wax. What products should I avoid and what should I re apply.
I will be using Bilt Hamber soap. I assume avoid using korrosol, tar remover and glazes etc. My plan was wash it and re apply the wax.

If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

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Old 18-04-2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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Old 18-04-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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Old 18-04-2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Should only need a gentle wash, two bucket wash method with your choice of shampoo at its recommended dose.

Unless you've got an excessively dirty car/wheels then should be no need to use decontamination products like Korrosol.

If you have snow foam then that never hurts to remove the looser dirty before physical contact with the wash mitt.

Pat dry with drying towel

If you are lucky enough to see any, avoid washing in bright sunshine.


Don't see nay need to re-apply wax at this stage - not unless you've driven through some climatic conditions such as deluges of sea water which might degrade the layer already applied.

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Old 18-04-2018, 10:18 AM   #5
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Great thanks. I’m glad because I don’t have the motivation to do any more than a wash lol
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Old 22-04-2018, 03:27 PM   #6
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Do waterless. Just use a good microfiber and a quick detailing spray, do that every few days and in good weather you wont need to properly wash it for weeks
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Old 22-04-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
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Do waterless. Just use a good microfiber and a quick detailing spray, do that every few days and in good weather you wont need to properly wash it for weeks
It could be really dirty,i wouldnt recommend a wash using a quick detailer and microfiber.just foam/traffic film remover..2bm..then dry.u could add a quick detailer after that

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Old 24-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #8
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Another bit of advice i would give is if you wash your car every 2 weeks then there is no need to keep waxing the car. Every 6 months or so i would clay the car and then polish and wax it. this way your car will keep looking like new.

There are many great waxes out there and in the winter i would recommend Collinite 915 wax which is fantastic and will easily last a good 4 months.
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Old 25-04-2018, 08:18 AM   #9
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as above, a quick snow foam, 2BM and probably the QD spray that matches the wax you put on just for shiny shiny.
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Old 25-04-2018, 10:56 PM   #10
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Snow foam pre-wash is a must! Even if it's just via a pump sprayer. Always take your time and be careful. It's the best way to clean a detailed/corrected car.
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