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Old 26-06-2018, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hi all,

After several years of being away from any kind of detailing I am looking to restock everything I need to take care of a two year old car that I have just brought so am looking to you good people for advice and recommendations.

the car is a dark blue, metalic with diamond cut wheels for reference.

I am looking to get everything in one hit to do a full on detailing job and then maintain so at the moment I have the following in mind and would appreciate your advice and recommendations on the below and if I should be looking at alternatives - and yes I like Dodo Juice however open to opinions and alternatives

I am not machine polishing at this stage so this is all based on hand detailing.

Pre-wash & wash:
  • Valet Pro PH neutral foam and lance
  • Dodo Juice supernatural shampoo
  • Dodo Juice supernatural wash sponge
  • Dodo Juice tribble Mitt
  • Poorboys deluxe mega towel
  • Dodo Juice born slippy clay lube
  • Bilt Hamber Auto Clay - medium
  • Dodo Juice basics of bling wax safe shampoo - for regular washing

Polish and wax:
  • Poorboys SSR 2.5 swirl remover
  • Dodo Juice supernatural micro prime - for regular polishing
  • Dodo Juice purple haze wax
  • Dodo Juice supernatural Carnuba Glaze - for wax detailing/top up
  • Dodo Juice supernatural acrylic spritz sealant

Wheels:
  • Car Pro Iron-X fallout spray
This is a kit on DC:
  • Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel
  • Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
  • Poorboys Wheel Sealant
  • Tyre Dressing Sponge

Chrome/metal care:
  • Britemax easy cut
  • Britemax final shine

Interior
  • Zaino Z9 soft leather cleaner
  • Zaino Z10 leather in a bottle
  • Valet Pro leather cleaning brush
  • Poorboys trim restorer

other items:
  • Micro fibre wax applicator
  • Meguiars soft foam applicator for polish
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Old 26-06-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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Hi all,

After several years of being away from any kind of detailing I am looking to restock everything I need to take care of a two year old car that I have just brought so am looking to you good people for advice and recommendations.

the car is a dark blue, metalic with diamond cut wheels for reference.

I am looking to get everything in one hit to do a full on detailing job and then maintain so at the moment I have the following in mind and would appreciate your advice and recommendations on the below and if I should be looking at alternatives - and yes I like Dodo Juice however open to opinions and alternatives

I am not machine polishing at this stage so this is all based on hand detailing.

Pre-wash & wash:
  • Koch Chemie Green Star
  • Bilt Hamber Auto-wash
  • Dodo Juice supernatural wash sponge
  • Dodo Juice tribble Mitt
  • The Rag Company towels
  • Dodo Juice born slippy clay lube
  • Bilt Hamber Auto Clay - medium
  • Dodo Juice basics of bling wax safe shampoo - Not needed with Auto-wash

Polish and wax:
  • Poorboys SSR 2.5 swirl remover
  • Dodo Juice supernatural micro prime - for regular polishing
  • Dodo Juice purple haze wax
  • Dodo Juice supernatural Carnuba Glaze - for wax detailing/top up
  • Sonax BSD and Hybrid V7 mixed together 60-40 or 50-50 mix

Wheels:
  • Angelwax Revelation fallout
  • Angelwax Nemesis Tar and glue remover
This is a kit on DC:
  • Angelwax Elixir
  • Wheel woolies or similar for cleaning the wheels
  • Poorboys Wheel Sealant
  • Tyre Dressing Sponge

Chrome/metal care:
  • Britemax easy cut
  • Britemax final shine

Interior
  • LTT, Dr Leather wipes/cleaner, Furniture Clinic.
  • Zaino Z10 leather in a bottle
  • Colourlock Leather Brush
  • ODK Cabin
  • Angelwax Vision and H2go

other items:
  • UFO Foam applicator
  • Meguiars soft foam applicator for polish
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Old 26-06-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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Looking good! Although I would definetly switch out valet pros snow foam for bilt hamber autofoam and maybe get optimum no rinse for clay lube as it has more uses than lube alone

For shampoo i reccomend car chem 1900:1, tried a bunch of shampoos recently and I keep going back to car chem for its slickness

Bilt hamber korrosol instead of ironx and revelation

Look into either solution finish or car pro pearl for interior/exterior plastic and trim and rubber

Microfibre madness incredibrush and Daytona speed masters for alloys, I find woolies to be too fussy about which alloys they want to fit

Everything else is looking pretty good, just a few reccomendations that I hope will help!
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Old 26-06-2018, 02:03 PM   #4
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Looking good! Although I would definetly switch out valet pros snow foam for bilt hamber autofoam and maybe get optimum no rinse for clay lube as it has more uses than lube alone

For shampoo i reccomend car chem 1900:1, tried a bunch of shampoos recently and I keep going back to car chem for its slickness

Bilt hamber korrosol instead of ironx and revelation

Look into either solution finish or car pro pearl for interior/exterior plastic and trim and rubber

Microfibre madness incredibrush and Daytona speed masters for alloys, I find woolies to be too fussy about which alloys they want to fit

Everything else is looking pretty good, just a few reccomendations that I hope will help!
Thank you - really appreciate the recommendations and I will take a look in to those products. Wondering if Iron-X will be too harsh on diamond cut chrome faced alloys?
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Old 26-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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If you're going to be polishing by hand, you'll need some good applicators. I've had a good experience of the flexipads hex foam applicators.

For an iron remover, you could go with BH auto-wheel which can be used on wheels and paint perfectly safely, so no need to buy two products.

Definitely get BH auto-foam and a 2l pump sprayer to go with it which will make it easier to apply and more economical.

If you're going with BH auto-clay, you don't actually need a dedicated clay lube as it'll work fine with just DI water. If you still want one though, ONR is a good shout.

Ditch the Poorboys wheel sealant, it's hard to apply and just isn't that good. I have a pot in the shed just collecting dust. You're better off investing in a tin of FK1000P which works well on wheels and can even be used on paint as an excellent durable LSP for the hard winter months.

Zaino Z16 tyre gloss works well on tyres and can also be used on external plastics, engine bays etc. You can adjust how glossy you want the finish by how many layers you put on and how much you buff off, making it very flexible.

I'd suggest BH Surfex or AS G101 as a good all purpose cleaner.

BH Cleanser fluid or similar for wiping down between polishing stages and before applying lsp.

I don't see buckets and grit guards on the list. You might also want an interior sash brush for vents etc plus some for the exterior likes badges, wheel nuts and engine bay. Also, think about bottles and spray heads.

Could be a good idea to pick up a pack of 36 kirkland cloths for throw-away purposes. can be had from costco or amazon.
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Old 26-06-2018, 05:48 PM   #6
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If you're going to be polishing by hand, you'll need some good applicators. I've had a good experience of the flexipads hex foam applicators.

For an iron remover, you could go with BH auto-wheel which can be used on wheels and paint perfectly safely, so no need to buy two products.

Definitely get BH auto-foam and a 2l pump sprayer to go with it which will make it easier to apply and more economical.

If you're going with BH auto-clay, you don't actually need a dedicated clay lube as it'll work fine with just DI water. If you still want one though, ONR is a good shout.

Ditch the Poorboys wheel sealant, it's hard to apply and just isn't that good. I have a pot in the shed just collecting dust. You're better off investing in a tin of FK1000P which works well on wheels and can even be used on paint as an excellent durable LSP for the hard winter months.

Zaino Z16 tyre gloss works well on tyres and can also be used on external plastics, engine bays etc. You can adjust how glossy you want the finish by how many layers you put on and how much you buff off, making it very flexible.

I'd suggest BH Surfex or AS G101 as a good all purpose cleaner.

BH Cleanser fluid or similar for wiping down between polishing stages and before applying lsp.

I don't see buckets and grit guards on the list. You might also want an interior sash brush for vents etc plus some for the exterior likes badges, wheel nuts and engine bay. Also, think about bottles and spray heads.

Could be a good idea to pick up a pack of 36 kirkland cloths for throw-away purposes. can be had from costco or amazon.
Love the feedback - thank you. I should have mentioned I have three buckets, all with grit guards but thanks for the thought.

Hopefully with some of the recommendations I can get rid of a few items and save on costs
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Old 26-06-2018, 06:42 PM   #7
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The man makes a good point!
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i would get this instead of a sponge
https://www.thedetailingbooth.co.uk/...-pad-306-p.asp
its awesome
dans new clay lube should be good, il be getting mine soon
https://www.thedetailingbooth.co.uk/...00ml-423-p.asp
have a read of this for hand polishing
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=406651
if you need some advice on something PB stock then give them a shout, they are very helpful
i would swap out the bilberry for odk rotate which can be diluted down and works wonders with a foaming spray head https://www.thedetailingbooth.co.uk/...00ml-401-p.asp as ive read that bilberry can sometimes stain diamond cuts, i used rotate on my diamond cuts and works well
EZ Detail large wheel brush is good
korean microfibres from here https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/produ...ts/cloths.html
i used race glaze nano wheel seal on my diamond cuts and 2 layers gave 6 months, just spray it on clean dry rims leave a few mins then buff and 1h later do the same again
https://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produ...sealant-500ml/

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