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Old 18-04-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Quickest / Cheapest

My wife's 7 year old VW golf is going on Autotrader next month. Silver in colour, 23,000 miles, sat on the driveway, washed regularly, never been polished/waxed or anything other than soap and water. I emailed a couple of suppliers for advice and Autofinesse suggested:
£8.95 step one: Wheels - Imperial
£9.95 Step two: Pre-cleaner, stage one - Citrus Power
£12.95 Step three: Snow foam,
£11.95 Step four: The all-important two-bucket method contact wash - Lather
Step Five: Drying - Aqua Deluxe cloths
£11.95 Step Six: multi-stage decontamination - Iron Out
£8.95 Decontamination stage 2: solvent tar remover -
£14.95 Decontamination stage 3: 200gram Clay Bar
Step Seven: Rinse and dry
£7.95 Step Eight: Polishing
£89.95 Step Nine: Wax
£9.95 Step Fourteen: Final touch-up
Total £176 (and that's without wheels and glass stuff).

Apart from shelling out £180 for a shelf bending load of stuff, when the Golf goes I am left with a Macan and Q5 and I am still thinking about Ceramics for the Macan i.e. will I then need another shelf load of different stuff.

Give me the cheapest (sensible cheapest) list of stuff and easiest process to get the Golf in showroom condition?
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Old 18-04-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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I would just wash it and give it a quick polish or wax I can’t see lots of expensive products and time and effort paying you back on auto trader.
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Old 18-04-2019, 09:06 AM   #3
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^ kinda this.

i would
- wash,
- clay,
- polish using an AIO (AG SRP (if by hand), HD SPEED or CarPro Essence come to mind),
- auto trader.
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Old 18-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #4
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£5 shampoo from car shop /supermarket etc and a going over with autoglym super resin , then some tyre shine

local car wash would do all that and hoover it for £40
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Old 18-04-2019, 09:37 AM   #5
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Give it a good wash and apply some DetailedOnline Nano Sealant - will make a great difference if you’re not wanting to spend time or lots of money on it.

I did a review on their Nano sealant and used next doors daughters white polo that had nothing at all on it and was very flat. Brought it up a treat, added a nice gloss and great water heading - all I did was wash it and applied the Nano sealant
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Old 18-04-2019, 09:38 AM   #6
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Here you go if you fancy a read :

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Old 18-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #7
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Quickest cheapest sensible option in my opinion if selling

Just give it a good deep clean wash all books and crannies.

Autoglym srp
Fusso 99 wax.

Done unless you have any glaring big tar spots ect I wouldn't bother wasting all your product on that. Cars sell them self so if it's in good condition itl be the same state paintwork wise as Joe blogs the non detailer selling theirs...if someone is a clean detailing enthusiast theyl see any tar or iron fall our ect and know they can get it gone in one wash.. hope that helps.
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