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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 15-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,218
Posted By c87reed
It wouldn’t be a method for me. The furthest I...

It wouldn’t be a method for me. The furthest I would go is the use of another mitt for sills or alloys. Generally though you just leave the dirtiest bits until last and rinse mitts well. I try not to...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 12-02-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By c87reed
We also own a 60ps up. I think that there isn’t a...

We also own a 60ps up. I think that there isn’t a great deal of noticable benefit with the 75ps tune as it makes its peak power much higher in the rev range and the torque figures are near if not...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 31-01-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By c87reed
We really rate our VW Up! 60ps (that what led me...

We really rate our VW Up! 60ps (that what led me to initially look at the GTI version), stupidly cheap to run and both cheap and easy to maintain. Insured for £150 per year, 55+ mpg and £20 road tax....
Forum: Slims Detailing 08-01-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By c87reed
I’d be all over that. First job, kettle on. ...

I’d be all over that. First job, kettle on.

Greta prize from Slim’s.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-01-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By c87reed
I always go for common mid-range like or higher...

I always go for common mid-range like or higher end brands. The ratings are probably best taken with a pinch of salt. I could be wrong but I do believe that the wet rating is only a measure of...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-01-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By c87reed
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-Pressure-Sprayer...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-Pressure-Sprayer-Plus-Litre/dp/B006L6MADC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546776097&sr=8-3&keywords=hozelock+sprayer
...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By c87reed
In 2016 I looked for a new Ford Fiesta for the...

In 2016 I looked for a new Ford Fiesta for the OH. I found one 100 miles away at a Ford Main dealer. It was a pre-reg with 110 miles on the clock, I drove to see it (as I always would with used) and...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-01-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By c87reed
My foam lance has been left hanging on the garage...

My foam lance has been left hanging on the garage wall; I just use the pump sprayer now as it's ridiculously easy to whip around the car and get the desired mix ratio. I did consider using a bit of...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-01-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By c87reed
We’ve recently fitted Vredestein Quatrac 5s on my...

We’ve recently fitted Vredestein Quatrac 5s on my OH’s VW Up now that the weather is colder. Initial impressions of them have been good, decent feedback and grip levels.

Haven’t tried Uniroyals,...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By c87reed
I got stacks of gear. Some of it was bought with...

I got stacks of gear. Some of it was bought with good intentions but just hasn't been used. Over the last year I haven't bought anything new, unless it's something that I haven't already got an...
Forum: The Showroom 02-01-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,771
Posted By c87reed
Lovely R estate, practical yet rapid. Nice to see...

Lovely R estate, practical yet rapid. Nice to see one in red polished up.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By c87reed
These are smart, nice place to be/travel in. My...

These are smart, nice place to be/travel in. My OH fancies us having the estate version in a couple of years.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-12-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By c87reed
I've ordered an obdeleven pro version, priced at...

I've ordered an obdeleven pro version, priced at £57; worth a punt really at that price. According to the site, they can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. I'll look forward to seeing what adjustments can...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By c87reed
Thanks for the input everyone. I’ve...

Thanks for the input everyone.



I’ve had a quick look on a couple of forums and from what I can gather his name is Nigel, but not sure how much of an active user he is atm. Best price is around...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-12-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By c87reed
VCDS - Equipment recommendations

This is not something that I've ever previously used but not that I have my new VW Up GTI I know that there are quite a few things that you can tweak with the use of VCDS.

There are a lot of...
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 26-12-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,795
Posted By c87reed
Great detailing space there. I do hope to get...

Great detailing space there. I do hope to get myself a double garage one day.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 26-12-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,094
Posted By c87reed
I've thought about getting an ibrid or Shinemate...

I've thought about getting an ibrid or Shinemate type alternative, mainly for intricate areas of bumpers and suchlike or my motorcycles/scooters. On my partner's previous used Corsa, I used some...
Forum: The Daily News Zone 24-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By c87reed
Best wishes to everyone, hope that you have an...

Best wishes to everyone, hope that you have an enjoyable festive period whatever your plans are.
Forum: Detailing Chat 22-12-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,851
Posted By c87reed
Mine won't get touched over xmas, but I don't see...

Mine won't get touched over xmas, but I don't see any problem in anyone doing it if you don't have children or family staying over.
Forum: DetailedOnline 22-12-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 14,337
Posted By c87reed
I'd like to be in on this too please ;)

I'd like to be in on this too please ;)
Forum: Polls To Take Over The World 21-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,411
Posted By c87reed
I'm with the above. For me, a smooth...

I'm with the above.

For me, a smooth sidewall suits a matt or satin finish, whereas others with the small ribs etc are easier on the eye with a wet look finish.
Forum: The Money And Business Zone 20-12-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By c87reed
I suppose the positive here is that you have been...

I suppose the positive here is that you have been given the redundancy payments. I was made redundant years ago and I was one of the earlier and luckier ones. My colleagues that remained employed...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-12-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By c87reed
BH's Auto foam would be better I would imagine at...

BH's Auto foam would be better I would imagine at 4% for general traffic film/cr*p. Otherwise, if you're going for the Surfex then I'd try it at 5% and see what happens. I think Surfex lists between...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-12-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By c87reed
That’s a very nice Skoda up there, and very well...

That’s a very nice Skoda up there, and very well kept.
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 19-12-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By c87reed
Welcome along. I'm in North Yorkshire too.

Welcome along. I'm in North Yorkshire too.
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