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Old 24-02-2018, 08:32 AM   #1
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morning all, ive just started getting into detailing my car and im wondering what the best products are that dont break the bank. currently i have the products below and i am wondering what would be the best things to add

https://www.autoglym.com/bodywork-wh...ior-collection

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autobrite...72.m2749.l2649

i am currently looking at adding some auto finesse radiance wax (half price at polished bliss atm) a BH clay bar and some auto finesse finale. is there anything else i should be looking for?
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is there any form of coating sprays that prevent frosting on windscreen?
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Not for a beginner kit, no In theory, for a cheap beginner kit that really works up to best levels is a 2L Sonax Autoshampoo bottle and a tin of FK1000P. That simply works very well. Then add an Alta Foam 2000 pump sprayer and a liter of Sonax Actifoam foam, which is powerful and very very concentrated for prewash.

Polish by hand is only useful for spot repair like areas behind door handles or etched in bird crap etc. You don't want to polish an entire car by hand.

Glass coating can help with getting ice off, but I don't know of any coating that prevents ice buildup.
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Do you have tar remover ? The AG stuff is good and very easy to use...

Do you have a wax ? The AG HD (previous version) is on offer at Halfords presently at a very good price, if you can find a pot, def worth getting.
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is there any form of coating sprays that prevent frosting on windscreen?
Well, this is a thing you can buy

http://car-chem.com/store/pre-icer-500ml

I don't know how how well it works though...
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Not for a beginner kit, no In theory, for a cheap beginner kit that really works up to best levels is a 2L Sonax Autoshampoo bottle and a tin of FK1000P. That simply works very well. Then add an Alta Foam 2000 pump sprayer and a liter of Sonax Actifoam foam, which is powerful and very very concentrated for prewash.

Polish by hand is only useful for spot repair like areas behind door handles or etched in bird crap etc. You don't want to polish an entire car by hand.

Glass coating can help with getting ice off, but I don't know of any coating that prevents ice buildup.
polished my full car by hand yesterday with the AG srp, did take the p*ss but im happy with the results so far
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Well, this is a thing you can buy

http://car-chem.com/store/pre-icer-500ml

I don't know how how well it works though...
i found an ancient bottle of a car plan product like this a while ago in the garage, that it didnt prevent the frosting but it did make it a lot easier to clear as the frost didnt stick to the glass, at £4.49 i might order some
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Do you have tar remover ? The AG stuff is good and very easy to use...

Do you have a wax ? The AG HD (previous version) is on offer at Halfords presently at a very good price, if you can find a pot, def worth getting.
i dont have any tar remover yet, how cruial is this?

for wax i will be using the auto finesse radiance for the time being as its apparently gives a good shine with minimal effort and lasts a couple of months
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i dont have any tar remover yet, how cruial is this?

for wax i will be using the auto finesse radiance for the time being as its apparently gives a good shine with minimal effort and lasts a couple of months

If you've got tar spots, makes life so much easier for removal - I had a white car couple of years back and it really showed up, used polish to remove some successfully, but took ages, picked a bottle of the AG tar remover up - never looked back, soooo easy to remove the tar now
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