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Old 12-11-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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New car first wash- feedback

Hi all, so I got a brand new Kia Rio in graphite 2a few weeks back and after having a few years in an unloved workhorse Skoda fabia, I want to take a lot better care of my beloved new car.

So a week of research on this forum and others I grave it a wash today, nothing fancy with some new products I bought yesterday. And I’m impressed. So I spendt about 50 quid on some stuff to get me started but where do I go from here? Hers what I did today:

Rinse

Pre wash using mr pink - just put this in a hose attachment I have and it foamed up nicely- I don’t have room for a pressure header

Rinse

Wash with megs gold class shampoo- and mega lambs wool mit with two buckets and grit guards

Rinse

Dry with a huge microfibre towel

Wheels - active wonder wheels and wheel brush, the stuff that goes purple

Glass - cleaner with nico? The b and q stuff, then applying rain x


So where do I go from here when I have a bit more money to spend? Also what should I use for the interior?

Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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I suggest a nice wax to protect the paint and make your regular wash procedure a lot easier.
Something like Fusso coat or BH double speed wax, both are about £20 so won’t break the bank.
ODK Cabin for the interior, this leaves a good original finish and smells fab.


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Old 12-11-2017, 10:49 PM   #3
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Agree with Gonzo BH DSW is £20 and i would get some BH surfex HD APC goes a long way and also under £20 for 5L which will clean the Inside.
Also i would not use wonder wheels as a weekly wash bit harsh
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Old 13-11-2017, 12:18 AM   #4
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Leave the wonder wheels well alone..... You need a non acid based wheel cleaner for regular use. What I would also suggest is getting a decent sealant on the wheels asap. I've bought Carbon Collective platinum wheels for mine, just need to get it on them.

As Gonzo says, you need some form of protection. Either a wax (either of his mentioned ones are great) or you could go the sealant route which is what I've done on my golf.

Interior - I'm currently using Wowos interior finisher which does a very good job. ODK Cabin does seem to come very highly recommended too. Seat you don't mention if they are cloth or leather. Mine are cloth and I'm using Wowos fabric sealant on them. Should keep them from marking.

As for glass, a lot of the sealants on the market work on glass too. Might be worth considering.
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get your wheels sealed up and use this diltued at 20-1 https://www.odkwaxes.co.uk/product/w...s-rotate-500ml
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Old 19-11-2017, 02:32 PM   #6
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Cheers guys, I will lock the wonderwheels away then! I got my hands on some collinite 845 last week pretty cheap and snapped it up because I’ve heard very good things, how should I incorporate this into my routine?

I’ve gone with the cabin interior stuff cheers, will wait til I have a bit more time to look into wheel sealant. Cheers
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