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Old 02-05-2018, 10:36 PM   #1
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Shampoo or 'wash and wax'

As someone who only gets round to washing the car every 3-4 weeks, would I be better off washing my car with a 'wash and wax' type shampoo, our just sticking with a standard PH neutral shampoo?

I currently only have FinishKare 1016 wash & wax left when it comes to shampoo and if I'm honest its never really impressed me and leaves a lot of smears on my windows. I did used to have chemical guys citrus wash and gloss which I really liked and found that gave a good finish on my black car.

I've never used just a 'standard' shampoo for some reason, and was thinking with the current protection on my car, do I actually need a shampoo with added protection.

Currently have the car protected with jayswax ceramic wax which should last until the winter, and I've just bought some sonax BSD to try which I'll use as a drying add to add gloss and added protection.

Just something in the back of my head saying stick with 'wash and wax' type shampoo as I feel I may get a better finish given how infrequently I get round to washing the car
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:10 PM   #2
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Wash and wax shampoo is not imho a good idea as it leaves a film over all your hard work. Moot point as you BSD wipe down will remove any gloss enhancers anyway.

I am referring to traditional w&w products as there are ones that do have their uses but not if your going to use the likes of BSD afterwards.

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Old 02-05-2018, 11:17 PM   #3
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If you are going to be wiping the car down with BSD then wash and wax shampoos will be pointless. Just grab yourself a good pure shampoo such as waxplanet lava, britemax pure, adams shampoo or carchem 1900:1.

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Old 03-05-2018, 08:12 AM   #4
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I avoid "wash and wax" shampoos.

In my experience they leave nasties on the windows which isn't too bad unless it's the windscreen and then you cant' see properly through it just at the time when you really need to.

As already suggested a quality shampoo (+1 for 1900:1) followed by BSD is the way to go.

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Old 03-05-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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just use a pure shampoo like adams blue or ultra foam, odk jet, autoallure luxallure, autoglym ultra high definition etc
and use the bsd as a drying aid
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:20 PM   #6
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If you are going to use BSD, and already have applied. ceramic hydrid wax, you also could try Gyeon Bath+ in combination with BSD. It is a 'wash n ceramic', for want of a better description.

I use it to good effect to shampoo over ceramic base, then top off with BSD. It's easy and stress free. The Sio2 content in the shampoo, also acts as a drying agent. Next time it rains, wet beading action is epic, dry gloss pretty good too, longevity I reckon 1 month plus.

This is Bathe+, then BSD (over 2 year old Gtechniq CS/Exo base) on wife's VW Up!





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Old 03-05-2018, 10:40 PM   #7
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Cheers for the advice everyone. I was in the process of buying some BH auto foam and saw some dodo juice born to be mild on offer with a wash mitt and small brush included. Trying to persuade my uncle that using a sponge on his new car is a big no so thought I’d add it to the basket and give him the mitt as a gift!

Always wanted to try more dodo juice products after using their rainforest rub wax when I first started detailing and the BTBM gets decent reviews so look forward to using it.
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Where did you find the offer ?

Fancy trying some of the dodo shampoo...
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:54 AM   #9
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Where did you find the offer ?

Fancy trying some of the dodo shampoo...
https://www.perfectlycleaned.co.uk/d...itt-4466-p.asp

The shop isn’t far from me so I’m going to collect today.

Also use code 10DISC for 10% off
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:28 AM   #10
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Carplan wash and wax, £8 for 5 litres, great stuff better than anything from Meguiars imo
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