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Old 30-09-2019, 08:37 PM   #1
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Arrow Detailers of today dont know how lucky they are

OK, Might be showing my age here a little!!

Looking around at all the new products and names / faces made me think of all the products that are popping up every few minutes. but back in the day we had. (Some of what i can remember anyway.... )

products of yesteryear! FEEL free to add to the list of products from the early 2000's - 2007's ish

Tools
2 x buckets
grit guards
The Zymol sponge
The natural sea sponge (group buy)
Lambswool washmitt
Autobrite Foam Lance
Blue with Red edge drying towels
Meg's Detailer Bottles


Shampoo
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash N Gloss
Chemical Guys Gloss Workz
Zymol Auto Wash
Race Glaze Aqua Bathe
Dodo Born to be Mild
Dodo Sour Power

Snowfoam
Autobrite Magifoam
Valet Pro

Wheel Cleaners
Autobrite Very Cherry
ValetPro Bilberry
Chemical Guys Barebones

Polish Cutting / Glaze / Polish
Megs 105
Megs 205
Dodo Lime Prime
Menzerna
Poor Boys SR 2.5
3M Green / Yellow / Blue and Red top
Clearcote Vannila moose Hand Glaze

Waxes
Collinite 476
Meguiars #62
Dodo
Swissvax
Zymol
Chemical Guys
Autobrite
Poor Boys Red / White / Blue

Sealants
Polished Bliss (the limited edition)
CG Jet Seal 109
Chemical Guys v7
Poor Boys
Werkstat
Carlack
Dodo Juice Red Mist (amazing product)
Jeffs Acrylic Gloss

APC
Tesco's Daisy
Megs APC
G101

G&T
AS Tardis

Tyre Dressing
Megs Endurance
Poorboys
Chemical Guys

Wheel Wax
Angel Wax Wheel Wax
Chemical Guys Wheel Wax
Rimwax

Polishers
Kestral
Megs G220
Silverline
Markita
Porter Cable

Clay and Lube
Megs Clay Kit
Sonax Green Clay

Detail Sprays
Autobrite Very Berry
Dodo Juice
Megs Detail Spray (Last Touch)


This was the most talked about products on the forum as i remember them. (a good selection)


What do you recall?

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Old 30-09-2019, 09:41 PM   #2
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Its been a long time since I was last on and and quite some time since I joined. A new car brings me back. I’m still running my 110V PC and still have some very solid Menzerna Power gloss (mixed with Megs #7) in the back of the cupboard. I’m glad the more modern products have made life much easier these days.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:57 AM   #3
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Yeah, when a noobie starts, tell them to head straight for the SIMONIZ original paste wax in the gold tin. Master that, master anything.

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:56 PM   #4
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One Grand Blitz Wax was the first wax I bought, with detailing in mind, after reading about it on autopia - one of the few resources in the early 00s.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, when a noobie starts, tell them to head straight for the SIMONIZ original paste wax in the gold tin. Master that, master anything.

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I remember a Simoniz polymer sealant in a bottle,the liquid was blue,had a nice smell and made my red Golf MK 2 shine like anything.
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Zymol cleaner wax and duragloss 901 were popular 12 years ago when I joined up. Although I'd been lurking for a while. Never did get a tin of colanite 467. Megs#16 was another popular bit of kit. Chems NLTG took ages to use up.
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My 1995 > 2002 wash consisted of 1 bucket with Fairy Liquid and a sponge,
followed by a rinse with the dirty bucket water!!
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:26 AM   #8
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Chemical Guys Citrus wash n gloss will always have a special place in my heart, I remember buying a gallon of that with a pump dispenser in the mid 2000's and it lasting me ages, I really rate it as a product still, especially for doing a full detail and polish I would mix it a bit strong to start stripping product off. That and a lot of the mainstay Meguiars and Dodo Juice stuff...Yes new shiny products have come and gone but I always find myself drifting back to a lot of the Meguiars/Dodo Juice/Autoglym range, especially the more bulk stuff, its good stuff.
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i think the only reason people use turtle wax is because it was an 80s thing. To be fair its not toooo bad but so many good options today, a fully meguirs'd car is another league compared to 80s' 'thatll do'
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My 1995 > 2002 wash consisted of 1 bucket with Fairy Liquid and a sponge,
followed by a rinse with the dirty bucket water!!
Me too! I also thought t-cut was the be all and end all for polishing (although all my cars we old oxidised cronk) and thought wax was a load of pointless tosh! lol
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