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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-01-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Peteo48
Dodgy Detailing Products 50k Subscriber Special -...

Dodgy Detailing Products 50k Subscriber Special - YouTube

Some good'uns on here lol
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-11-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 81,539
Posted By Peteo48
Just wondering if I could put this out there for...

Just wondering if I could put this out there for comments. I am new to ONR but have used it 4 times now and I'm a definite convert. I'm lucky in that my low mileage means heavy accumulations of dirt...
Forum: Detailing Chat 27-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,390
Posted By Peteo48
Variation on that from my neighbour "Mug's game...

Variation on that from my neighbour "Mug's game mate - I take mine to the illegal immigrants at Tesco - a fiver well spent."
Forum: Projects and Restorations 27-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,545
Posted By Peteo48
Check out Hubnut on YouTube. A few Rover vids on...

Check out Hubnut on YouTube. A few Rover vids on there.
Forum: The Showroom 13-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,125
Posted By Peteo48
Great job. The thread title reminds me of a pal...

Great job. The thread title reminds me of a pal from a few years back now. He had a horrendously neglected Vauxhall Astra. A heavy smoker he called it the flying ashtray!
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,155
Posted By Peteo48
Similar to me! My dad was a sales director for an...

Similar to me! My dad was a sales director for an industrial lighting company and had, as a company car, a bronze "Inspector Morse" type Jag. I earned my pocket money by washing this and "simonizing"...
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-10-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,155
Posted By Peteo48
69 for the next 3 weeks when I hit the big 7 0....

69 for the next 3 weeks when I hit the big 7 0. Glad to see I'm not quite the oldest.
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 26-08-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,338
Posted By Peteo48
Got mine - a small bottle - from motorgeek.co.uk...

Got mine - a small bottle - from motorgeek.co.uk for £6.95 plus p & p. Amazon prices vary - I've seen it on at silly prices.

Just done a quick guerilla wash! Car wet from rain but not that dirty...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 20-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,795
Posted By Peteo48
I haven't summoned up the courage to do it yet....

I haven't summoned up the courage to do it yet. The question that keeps nagging away at me is this. There was a time, and not that long ago really, when claying a car was simply unknown and yet you...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-08-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,273
Posted By Peteo48
I've wondered about this issue for some time. I...

I've wondered about this issue for some time. I was particularly sceptical about grit guards because the dirt is still there but I saw a video which showed that the main function of the grit guard is...
Forum: Detailing Chat 08-08-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Peteo48
New Car Paint Protection Systems

Apologies if this video has been shown before but I cam across it on YouTube earlier today. It is an independent report by 2 Cranfield University scientists about the differing durability of these...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 28-07-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,338
Posted By Peteo48
I did my second ONR wash yesterday - car hadn't...

I did my second ONR wash yesterday - car hadn't been washed for over 2 weeks but wasn't that dirty.

This time I used a pre spray and felt much more comfortable doing it this way. It stopped that...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,247
Posted By Peteo48
Just wondering if the answer is, as AJ suggests,...

Just wondering if the answer is, as AJ suggests, that a sponge or a microfibre is the answer. Almost as if the wash media needs to be ensuring the product is in more direct contact with the surface....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-07-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,346
Posted By Peteo48
5,000 miles for £800 purchase isn't bad. A new...

5,000 miles for £800 purchase isn't bad. A new one would have lost several thousand in that time.
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 20-07-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,665
Posted By Peteo48
Just reviving this thread. I have bought a small...

Just reviving this thread. I have bought a small bottle of ONR and have used it once. Just wondering if there is anybody out there who has compared it with, say, Dodo Juice Low on Eau as these seem...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 20-07-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,606
Posted By Peteo48
Great minds think alike neil or fools seldom...

Great minds think alike neil or fools seldom differ. I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing! I've got a large sponge that I've never used - it's still in its packing.

Let us know how...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 20-07-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,593
Posted By Peteo48
A lady from Useless Utilities was on North West...

A lady from Useless Utilities was on North West Tonight a few days ago. She was asked if anybody had been fined back in 2012 when the last ban was in force and she said that nobody had been!

I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-07-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,027
Posted By Peteo48
I look out of my window at the car to check on...

I look out of my window at the car to check on beading. Another thing I do, after a heavy shower (especially after a dry spell) is feel the texture of the paint to see how much crud the rain has...
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-07-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Peteo48
Aphid poo? If I hadn't been on this site I would...

Aphid poo? If I hadn't been on this site I would never have discovered this.


Makes absolute sense now I think about it.
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Peteo48
I guess tree saps vary - some are more resiny ...

I guess tree saps vary - some are more resiny than others but Jon makes the point that most are water soluble. I park under some trees about twice a week and I have noticed that if you get a massive...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-07-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Peteo48
Car is plastered with Tree Sap - How to remove...

Car is plastered with Tree Sap - How to remove tree sap safely - YouTube

This is an interesting take on the problem.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,641
Posted By Peteo48
Just wondering if there is something in the...

Just wondering if there is something in the leaving it on too long theory although 7 mins doesn't seem that long. When I've used it, I've buffed off almost immediately doing just a small section at a...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-06-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Peteo48
Thanks for the replies thus far. Confirms me in...

Thanks for the replies thus far. Confirms me in my belief that any dirt has to be really light indeed. I was instantly uncomfortable doing it although I don't think I've done too much damage - good...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-06-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Peteo48
What is light dirt in Quick Detailing terms?

The other day I thought I'd try a quick detailer for one of the uses they are supposed to be good at. In short, between maintenance washes. I used Autoglym Rapid Detailer as I had some in stock.

...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 31-03-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,502
Posted By Peteo48
On Quick Detailers and products like Autoglym...

On Quick Detailers and products like Autoglym Aqua wax, I've found they seem to extend the beading qualities of any wax or sealant almost indefinitely if used after every wash. I've often wondered...
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